NTSE 2021 Exam Counselling

NTSE Counselling

The National Talent Search Examination, also known as the NTSE, is a national level exam administered by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for the purpose of awarding scholarships to deserving students in class ten. The NTSE is only for students in the tenth grade, and it is divided into two stages: Stage I and Stage II.


The first stage exam is a state-level exam that is held in all Indian states and union territories. NTSE stage II, on the other hand, is only open for students who have passed the first stage. Only those who pass the NTSE Stage 1 exam will be qualified to take the Stage II exam, as previously mentioned.


Meanwhile, the aim of the NTSE is to provide scholarships to students interested in pursuing higher education in the fields of science or social studies. Students will be able to pursue their studies in their chosen field thanks to these scholarships. Students will be given NTSE scholarships based on their overall results in both stages of the test.

NTSE Counselling - Other Details

NTSE Counselling - What Does it Entail?

A typical counselling process involves steps like-

  1. Collecting data.

  2. Exploring options.

  3. Recognising career, personality and skills.

  4. Deciding which option to choose.

  5. Making a plan of action.

  6. Implementation.


NTSE Contact Details

If you have any questions or concerns about the NTSE, the exam pattern, important dates, or anything else, you can contact the respective state's Liaison Officer (for state-level examination queries) or the National Council of Educational Research and Training (for national-level examination queries) at –

The Head, Department of Educational Survey Division, NCERT, New Delhi-110016

Phone: 011-26560464

Email: ntsexam.ncert@gov.in.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. Who is Eligible for the NTSE Scholarship?

Ans. NTSE is open to candidates of Indian nationality studying in Class 10 in India or abroad. They will be awarded a scholarship to continue their education in India at the higher secondary, undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels.

Q2. How Many Scholarships Can a Student Get?

Ans. This programme awards a total of 1000 scholarships. The amount of scholarship money given to students varies by class. A scholarship of INR 1,250 per month is available for students in classes 11 and 12. A scholarship of INR 2,000 per month is available for UG/PG studies. The scholarship amount for PhD studies is determined according to UGC guidelines. The total number of scholarships awarded in 2019 has been increased to 2,000.

Q3. When Can a Student Apply for NTSE?

Ans. Every year, the states/UTs publish their respective updates. To learn more about the application deadline, contact your State Liaison Officer.

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