About NTSE Lakshadweep Exam, & Selection procedure

About NTSE Lakshadweep Exam, & Selection procedure


About NTSE Lakshadweep Exam, & Selection procedure         

National Talent Search Exam.


Identification of talent comprises of a two-stage selection process. While the individual State/UT conducts the first stage selection, the second stage selection at the national level is carried out by the NCERT.

State Level Examination:

Each State/UT conducts its own examination and are required to recommend a given number of candidates for the second level test to be conducted by the NCERT. This number is based on the enrolment of States/UTs at the secondary stage. The candidates are to be recommended on the basis of merit. The written examination are conducted by SCERT (State Council of Education Research and Training).

The state-level screening examination is conducted in all states/UTs on Fourth Sunday of November except in Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, and Mizoram where it will be conducted on fourth Saturday of November every year.


All students studying in Class X in any type of recognized school including Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sainik School etc. will be eligible to appear at the State Level Examination from the State in which the school is located. However, no domicile restriction shall be imposed. The state may impose any other eligibility condition for appearing in the screening examination like any qualifying percentage of marks in the previous annual examination etc.

National Level Examination:


Only sponsored candidates by States/UTs on the basis of State-Level screening test shall be eligible to appear in the National-Level examination conducted by the NCERT. It is open for students of Indian nationality whether they study in India or abroad at Class X level.

a) Candidates Studying in India: Only the candidates selected by the States/UTs on the basis of their screening examination shall be eligible to appear in the National level examination to be conducted by the NCERT on the Second Sunday of May each year (unless otherwise notified). The NCERT will convey the roll number, the venue, the date and time for the national level examination to all such candidates directly through the registered mail.

NTSE 2018 Reservation Criteria:

NCERT awards as many as 1000 scholarships to the qualified candidates of NTSE. Out of the total scholarships, the exam conducting body has set a reservation quota for some categories as mentioned below –


NTSE 2018 Reservation Policy:

Category Reservation Criteria
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribes 7.5%
Physically Handicapped 4%
Total reserved scholarships 26.5% of 1000 scholarships


Center Address:

Lakshadweep Govt. Senior Secondary School


U.T of Lakshadweep-682555