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All about NTSE 2022

As the name suggests, the National Talent Search Examination is commonly known as NTSE. It is a national-level examination organized and regulated by the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) to identify and nurture talented students by providing aid through scholarships. This is done to enable them to pursue higher education in Science and Social Studies streams.

Back in 1963, it was started as the National Science Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS) as an initiative to help talented students to continue their education.

NTSE scholarships were granted on the basis of certain parameters like the qualification in the written test, project report, and interview of the student.

The written test had two components in it

  1. Science Aptitude Test (SAT)
  2. An essay based on a scientific theme only.)


NTSE Stage 1 & Stage 2 - PDF Solutions

NTSE Stage 1 Solutions

NTSE Stage 2 Solutions


At the time of the written test, the project report was also required to be submitted.

While the scholarships were granted only to those students willing to pursue their higher education from Class 11th to Doctoral level in Basic Sciences.

  • State-level talent search examination
  • National Level Talent Search Examination

All the 29 States and the 7 Union Territories of India conduct the State Level Talent Search Exam and it is open for all the students studying in Class 10th.

While NCERT conducts the NTSE stage II examination and only those students are eligible to appear for it who get qualified in the State Level Talent Search Examination.

NTSE scheme aims to award talented students pursuing education in Science and Social Studies stream with scholarships to help continue their education.

NTSE Exam Highlights



Exam Level

Stage I: State Level

Stage II: National Level


Once a year

Mode of Application

Both Online & Offline


Students should be in class X and below 18 years of age

Exam Mode

Both Online & Offline

Exam Duration

MAT: 2 Hours

SAT: 2 Hours


Stage I: English or any regional language (opted by the candidate)

Stage II: English or Hindi

Official Website

Important Dates for NTSE Exam 2022

The official dates for NTSE Exam 2022 have not been announced by NCERT. But soon the dates will be released on the official website of NCERT.

Tentative Dates for NTSE Exam

NTSE Exam date for all states and union territories

January 16, 2022 (Postponed)

NTSE Exam date for Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Stage 1)

January 15, 2022 (Postponed)

NTSE Exam Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must be below 18 years of age as of July 1, 2022.
  • The candidate should be pursuing class 10th from any government or private school located in India.

Eligibility Criteria for Open and Distance Learning Students

Students pursuing 10th from open and distance learning can also attempt NTSE under these conditions:

  • Candidate must be below 18 years of age as of July 1, 2022
  • Should be a full-time student without any kind of employment
  • The candidate should be appearing for the class X board examination for the first time.

Eligibility Criteria for Students studying Abroad

Indian residents who are studying abroad can also appear in the NTSE Exam by following these criteria:

  • The student must be an Indian National
  • If the candidate is pursuing class 10th or equivalent, he/she is directly eligible for the stage 2 examination.
  • Should have a score of a minimum of 60% in the final exam of class IX.
  • Candidates must opt for an examination center in India.
  • Must make a request with the attested class IX mark sheet from the institute him /her studying to the Department of Educational Survey Division, NCERT.
  • Candidate must avail of the benefit of a scholarship only if he/she continues his/her further studies in India.

NTSE Exam Structure

  • The NTSE paper is divided into two parts SAT & MAT. Both the parts contain 100 questions (Maths- 20, Science- 40, Social Science- 40)
  • The time duration is 2 hours which is 120 minutes.
  • No negative marking.
  • The selection of a candidate depends on the total marks he/she scores in both the MAT & SAT exams.

NTSE 2022 Exam Pattern

Test Name


No. Of Questions




Aptitude Test



2 Hours


Science, Social Science, Maths



2 Hours

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