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Importance of NTSE

  • Being an NTSE scholar also instills confidence to crack various competitive exams that you need to take in class 12.

  • Most recognized coaching centers that prepare students for careers in a science discipline (JEE, medical, etc.) Offer free admission and up to 50% off on study material.

  • If you’re an IIIT-Delhi aspirant, A bonus of 6 marks is added to your JEE main score while considering admission into the institute.

  • Several foreign universities that offer undergraduate science courses give preference to NTSE scholars during selections.

  • Bagging internships during the early years of college, having the tag of an NTSE scholar, is easier as compared to other.

  • NTSE scholars get an edge over the others if they want to study in a foreign country. Those applying for scholarships get additional marks for being an NTSE qualifier. Some colleges in India have seats reserved exclusively for NTSE scholars. You can get direct admission without taking any entrance tests.

  • Your resume displaying the tag of ‘NTSE scholar’ is an added advantage while applying for job interviews. An NTSE scholar is also given preference in government jobs as well. In fact, it is also helpful during NDA interview selection.

  • NTSE scholars get discounts on course materials and books at high school. In case someone applies for admission to another school, then NTSE scholars are always preferred.

NCERT grants the NTSE 2020-2021 scholarship to scholars of Class 10th who qualify both Stage-I and Stage-II of the exams.


Scholarship Amount

Higher Secondary level


Graduate and Postgraduate


For a Ph.D. degree (four years)

As per UGC norms

NTSE Exam Pattern 2022

Test Name

Total Number of Questions

Total Number of Marks

Mental Ability Test



Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)



NTSE Syllabus 2022 Format

NCERT NTSE MAT Syllabus 2022

  • Analogies
  • Distance and Direction
  • Series
  • Alphabet and Number Test
  • Classifications
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Hidden figures
  • Ranking and Arrangements
  • Pattern perception
  • Block assembly
  • Coding decoding
  • Problem solving
  • Water and Mirror Images