About NTSE Assam Exam, & Selection procedure.

About NTSE Assam Exam, & Selection procedure.


About NTSE Assam Exam, & Selection procedure. 

National Talent Search Examination-

National Talent Search Scheme is a flagship activity of the NCERT started in the year 1963. The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level scholarship program (Exam).  It is organized by an official institution of India – NCERT.

It is organized to identify Talent (pratibhā) and nurturing them for the betterment of the nation. The qualified students (Indian Only) are facilitated by financial assistance by the institution whereas it is been provided in the form of a monthly scholarship for an entire academic career. The NTSE scholar is always recognized as an extraordinary student because the NTSE is itself widely regarded as the most prestigious examination at high school level in India. The eligibility for the examination is class X appearing student.

Reservation According to:

                    Assam State Quota:

Assam State Quota Is 89-

  • 15% Scholarship will be Reserved for Students belonging to ST category.
  • 7.5% Scholarship will be Reserved for Students Belonging to ST category and-
  • 4% of the physically challenged student.

Assam NTSE 2018 Stage 1 – Scholarship amount:


The following table shows the amount to be given to the students based on the level of education:

Level of Education (being pursued) Amount of Scholarship (Rs.)
Class 11 to Class 12 1250
Undergraduates and Post-Graduates 2000
Ph.D. To be stipulated as per the UGC norms



Assam NTSE Stage 1 Cut Off Scores:

The following table shows the Cut Off Scores of NTSE Assam Stage 1.

Category Cut-Off Marks-
General 119
Schedule Caste (SC) 106
Schedule Tribe (ST) 111
Physically Handicapped (PH) 101



           Stage 1→ Stage 2:

Candidates who have qualified stage 1 will have to appear for stage 2 of the examination which will be conducted by NCERT on May 13, 2018.

On the basis of the National Talent Search Examination, 1000 students will be awarded scholarships. The amount of scholarship for Class-XI to XII will be of Rs.1250/- per month. For Undergraduates and Post-graduates, the scholarship will be Rs.2000/- per month. Amount of Scholarship for PhD is fixed in accordance with the UGC norms. About 4ooo students from different states of India got selected for NTSE Stage -2.

There is a two-stage selection process for award of scholarship. For NTSE Stage-I, Selection is done by States/UTs through a written examination. Students, who Qualify   Stage- I, are eligible to appear for Stage-II examination.


Contact Details of SCERT Assam-

Name of the Organisation – SCERT Assam
Website – http://www.scertassam.co.in/
Address – Government of Assam
Directorate of State Council of Educational Research and Training
Assam, Kahilipara, Guwahati – 781019.