NTSE 2017

National Talent Search Exam (NTSE)

NTSE 2017

NTSE 2017NTSE 2017 – The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level exam conducted by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for awarding scholarships. The NCERT is conducting NTSE 2017 in two stages, wherein the stage 1 exam held on November 5, 6 and 13 and stage 2 examination on May 14, 2017. Class X students who wish to appear for NTSE 2017 can apply for the scholarship examination. The NTSE 2017 applications for stage 1 exam can be fileld from August 3 till the last date of applications as announced by each state and union territory. The NTSE 2017 scholarship will be awarded to the qualifying candidates on the basis of their performances in both the stages.

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All About NTSE:


Exam Name: National Talent Search Examination


Commonly known as: NTSE


Exam Type: State Level and National Level


Exam Category: Senior Secondary


Conducting organization: National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)


Latest: NTSE Answer Key 2017 of Stage 1 exam is available here. 


NTSE 2017 Selection Process – The NTSE 2017 is a two-stage procedure. Both the stages are described below:

  • NTSE Stage-I: The first stage of NTSE 2017 is being conducted by States/UTs in a three-day window of November 5, 6 and 13, 2016. Any candidate studying in Class X can register themselves to appear in this stage.

  • NTSE Stage-II: The NTSE Stage-I exam 2017 qualifying candidates across the country will be allowed to appear for May 14, 2017 stage 2 exam of NTSE, which will be conducted by NCERT.

NTSE 2017 Eligibility Criteria – According to the eligibility criteria of NTSE 2017, all the students of X standard are eligible to appear in this scholarship programme. Students from both government and private schools are eligible to register for the scholarship programme. A student applying for the scholarship scheme can be from any state of the country.


NTSE 2017 Application Form The students applying for the NTSE scholarship programme must register and fill in application for the same through the official links. To obtain application forms in paper mode, either candidates can download from the official link or contact the State/UT officer. They have to submit the duly-filled application form to the state/UT officer after getting it signed by their school principal.


NTSE 2017 Important Dates NCERT has declared important dates of NTSE 2017 for the Class X students. Check below the important dates of NTSE 2017.

Important Dates for NTSE 2017



NTSE 2017 Stage 1 exam for Mizoram, Meghalaya,

Nagaland and Andaman & Nicobar Islands

November 5, 2016

NTSE 2017 Stage 1 exam for Other states and UTs

November 6, 2016

NTSE 2017 Stage 1 exam for Bihar & West Bengal

November 13, 2016

NTSE 2017 stage 2 exam All states and UTs

May 14, 2017

NTSE 2017 Exam Pattern The NTSE examination is conducted in two stages. For both the stages, the examination is divided into two papers: Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Each test paper consists of objective-type questions and are held in paper-pen mode. Every correct answer is awarded 1 mark, thus making the total marks of a test equal to the total number of questions. There is no negative marking in Stage-I paper, however, in the Stage-II, one-third of the marks allotted to a question is deducted for each wrong answer marked in the answer sheet.


NTSE 2017 Admit Card – The exam conducting authority issues the admit card of NTSE 2017 in offline mode for both the stages. Candidates can collect their admit card from the chief superintendent of the exam centre allotted to them.


NTSE 2017 Result – Each State conducting stage-I examination of NTSE 2017 has declared results for Stage-I. The Stage-II and final result of NTSE 2017 will be announced tentatively in the month of November 2017.


NTSE 2017 Cutoff  The cutoff of NTSE 2017 is determined on basis of minimum qualifying marks for each category and subjects of scholarship exam. Candidates are shortlisted on basis of cutoff for each paper of NTSE 2016 as well as categories including SC, ST and Physically Handicapped candidates. Candidates can check here NTSE Cutoff 2017 for each paper and category wise in table below -    


NTSE 2017 Cutoff for each paper

Test Papers

Maximum Marks

Qualifying Marks / Percentage



Paper I MAT

49 *

35% (17.15)

40% (19.6)

Paper II English


35% (17.5)

40% (20.0)

Paper II Hindi


35% (17.5)

40% (20.0)


96 **

 35% (33.6)

40% (38.4)

Total Marks


35% (50.75)

40% (58)


NTSE 2017 Cutoff - Category wise 


NTSE Cut Off Marks

Maximum Marks of MAT, SAT




Scheduled Tribes (ST)

52. 12


Scheduled Caste (SC)



Physically Challenged (PH)




Address: F.No. 1-4-RTI Cell (PIOs)
National Council of Educational Research and Training
Sri Aurbindo Marg, New Delhi-110016
Phone: 011-26560464


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