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NTSE 2018-19: Premier Scholarship Exam For Class 10 Students

National Talent Search Exam abbreviated as NTSE is one of the most premier exams for class 10th appearing students. The major purpose of the exam is to identify talented students from every corner of the country and further nurture their talents. NCERT, the apex education body to promote and conduct educational research in the country, conducts this exam every year. The design of the NCERT logo is taken from the relic belonging to the Ashokan period and the motto is based on Upanishads which means “life eternal through learning”.

RK Study is one of the cardinal mathematical tuition in Chandigarh as well as a central hub for students who want to stand apart in the NTSE exams and achieve outstanding results. We prepare students right from the beginning (6 - 10 standards) as well nurture their mental and critical thinking abilities.

NTSE stage 1 exam will be held on 3rd and 4th November 2018 and stage 2 exams will be conducted on 12th May 2019. Enroll yourself for our specials NTSE 2019 batch at RK Study, best NTSE coaching in Chandigarh.

NTSE 2018-19 Scholarship Scheme

NTSE 2018-19 scholarships under the present scheme are awarded to the candidates who want to pursue courses in science and social science up to doctoral level and in professional courses too like medicine and engineering.

Presently, 1000 scholarships are awarded in the country with following reservation criteria:

15 Percent for SC

7.5 percent for ST

27 percent for other backward classes

4 percent for students with standard disabilities as mentioned on the website

The rates of scholarship at different stages are as under

Higher Secondary level: Rs. 1250/- per month

Graduate and Post Graduate: Rs. 2000/- per month

For Ph.D. degree (four years): As per the UGC norms

For complete details, contact our RK Study coaching center, the best NTSE coaching in Chandigarh.

NTSE 2018-19 Exam Stages and Complete Selection Criteria

The exam generally comprises of 2 stages. The details of the NTSE 2018 exam along with examination scheme are mentioned below with updated details.

Stage I Exam (State Level Exam)

Every individual states/UTs conduct their own NTSE Level - I exam. The governing authority lays down their standards and eligibility criteria to identify the best lot of individuals.

State level examination may have two parts: Part-I Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Part-II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)for selecting the required number of candidates.

Paper I (Time: 09.30 am to 11.30 AM)* Mental Ability Test (MAT)
100 Question (1 marks each)
Qualifying Marks

32% marks for the SC, ST and PWD candidates and 40% for Others (General & OBC)
Paper II (Time: 13.30 pm to 15.30 pm)* Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
100 Question (Science-40, Mathematics-20, Social Science - 40)
* Note

There will be no negative markings.

Only students qualifying in both the papers individually will be considered for merit.

Selection of the candidates will be done in accordance with the total Marks scored in MAT & SAT on basis of merit.

Stage II Exam (National Level Exam)

The selected candidates advance to the next level which is a national level exam and is conducted by NCERT.

The paper pattern is mentioned below:

Paper I (Time: 09.30 am to 11.30 AM)* Mental Ability Test (MAT)
100 Question (1 marks each)
Qualifying Marks

32% marks SC, ST and PWD and 40% for Others (General &OBC) Category separately in both papers
Paper II (Time: 13.30 pm to 15.30 pm)* Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 100 Question (Science- 40, Mathematics-20, Social Science- 40)
* Note

There will be no negative markings.

Students who qualify both paper separately will only be called for further process.

Selection of the candidates will be done purely basis of total Marks scored in MAT & SAT as per the prepared merit.

NTSE 2018-19 Results

State level talent search examination is declared in the month of january/february by the states/UTs themselves. Level 1 state level examination is used only to vouch for the candidates for second level examination which will be further conducted by the NCERT.

The final results shall be declared on the basis of combined scores of MAT and SAT. Only the selected candidates shall be informed by registered letter and through NCERT official website which is Marks obtained by students in the written examination will be released to them through the official NCERT website as mentioned above.

NTSE Maximum Marks and Cut off (Category Wise Details)

Mentioned below is the NTSE previous year cut off as mentioned on the official website for reference purpose.

NTSE 2018

General 186 150
General – PH 1 144 111
General – PH 2 124 78
General – PH 3 131 101
SC 149 122
SC – PH 1 113 71
SC – PH 2 87 87
ST 145 113
ST – PH 1 93 90
ST – PH 2 81 81

NTSE 2017

General 143 77%
SC 143 47%
ST 143 47.67
PwD 143 49%

NTSE 2019 Tips and Tricks

Some of the quick last minute tips for the upcoming NTSE exam by our experts are as follows.

The exam is conducted by the NCERT. Hence NCERT Books and study materials are the best sources for preparation for this exam. Thoroughly go through all the steps and fundamental principles before appearing for the institute. Our dedicated and expert faculties at the best NTSE coaching in Chandigarh are from renowned institutes in the country and can guide you to attain confidence in various subjects.

NTSE exam is all about showcasing your talent and analyzing your critical skills rather than mere learning skills. Rote learning or merely mugging up will not help you to attain sufficient marks in the exam. Understanding practical application of the concepts is a must. We have carefully designed best NTSE exam sample papers from the experts that will help you understand each and every concept in detail.

Get the Best Preparation and Guidance For the Exam from RK Study

RK Study is among the best NTSE coaching in Chandigarh.¬ The educational institute laid its foundation in the education in 2001. Over the last years, our experienced and dedicated faculty members and mentors have helped numerous students to carve a niche out of themselves in various top level and elite exams in the country. Our skillful teaching methodologies and innovative form of learning have earned us the title of best NTSE coaching in Chandigarh for both medical and non-medical courses.

Best of luck for NTSE 2018-19 Exams to all the aspiring candidates.

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