NTSE 2022 Application Form Released: NTSE Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Reservation – Apply Here

NTSE 2022 Registration Open | Online Form apply: NTSE Applications forms for the Stage-I test will be made available at the state level. Students can procure their NTSE application forms from the concerned Liaison Officer (LO) assigned to the state. Students must submit the NTSE 2022 application form in the LO before the due date to avoid last minute rush. Late applications and unattested applications will be rejected. The stage I exam will be conducted soon.

In this article, we have shared detailed information on NTSE 2022 registration and application. It includes NTSE 2022 important dates, NTSE application procedure, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, NTSE reservation, quota, NTSE admit card, result, exam centre, and other related information.

NTSE 2022  

Name of the Scheme National Talent Search Scheme
Article Category NTSE Registration Details
Conducting Authority National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
Scheme type Scholarship scheme
Exam National Talent Search Examination (NTSE)
Stages Two    
Year 2022-23
Number of NTSE Scholarships TBA
NTSE Registration process Available Soon
Mode of NTSE registration Offline or Online
Official website www.ncert.nic.in
NTSE 2022 Application Form

NTSE 2022 Important Dates

Events Dates
Date of release of NTSE application forms TBA
Last date of the NTSE application TBA
Stage I Examination (State Level)   TBA
Stage II Examination (National) In all states and Union Territories (UTs)  TBA

Quota Allotted for States and UTs

States and UTs Quota
Assam 202
Andhra Pradesh 263
Odisha 259
Kerala 220
Himachal Pradesh 51
Haryana 186
Delhi 153
Uttarakhand 79
Madhya Pradesh 530
Meghalaya 50
Jammu & Kashmir 64
Chhattisgarh 195
Karnataka 371
Punjab 183
Chandigarh 20
Maharashtra 774
Uttar Pradesh 1408
Rajasthan 485
Goa 50
Bihar 691
Jharkhand 142
Telangana 216
Tamil Nadu 466
West Bengal 569
Manipur 50
Gujarat 360
Arunachal Pradesh 50
Nagaland 50
Sikkim 50
Mizoram 50
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 20
Tripura 50
Daman & Diu 20
Dadar and Nagar Haveli 20
Puducherry 20
Lakshadweep 20
Total 8387

NTSE Reservation

Have a look at the category-wise reservation applicable at the national level i.e. for stage II examination is given as under-

Category Reservation %
Schedule Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 27%
Economically Backward Section (EWS) 10%
Children with benchmark disabilities 4%

NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2022-23

Before submitting an application for NTSE, candidates must go through the eligibility criteria. Only eligible candidates are required to fill out the applications. Interested students can get a brief on NTSE eligibility requirements shared as under-  

For State Level Exam (Stage I)

  • Students studying in class 10th in any recognized school are eligible.
  • States may apply other eligibility conditions as per their rule.
  • Students enrolled under Open and Distance Learning (ODL) are also eligible provided they should be below the age of 18 years.
  • All the students are advised to fulfill the eligibility requirements specified by the state.

For National Level Exam (Stage II)

  • Students must have qualified stage I exams.
  • Stage II exam is open to all Indian nationals and also Indian students studying abroad. Indian students studying abroad can read the complete eligibility requirement details given on the official information brochure

For more information on eligibility criteria, candidates should visit the NCERT website.

NTSE 2022 Application Form

  • Candidates can avail of the application form from the Liaison Officer or they can download it from the official website of the concerned state authority/ LO.
  • Students are advised to read the official notification carefully before filling out the application form. They must adhere to all the guidelines and instructions provided by NCERT.
  • Only those students should apply who fulfill all the eligibility requirements.
  • NTSE Applicants must be ready with all the documents and information to be filled in the application form.
  • All the details should be entered carefully in the form.
  • NTSE Applications should be duly signed by the principal or head of the school/ institution.

Students must submit applications well on time.

  • One should make sure that the application reaches the Liaison Office before the last date.
  • Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.  
  • NTSE Applicants are not required to send the application form to the office of NCERT. They have to send it only to the designated LO.
  • Students can also keep a copy of filled-in application with their future references.

NTSE 2022 Application Form Link

States/ UTApplication Form StatusApplication Submission Deadline
HaryanaAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
Rajasthan Available SoonAvailable Soon
JharkhandAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
SikkimAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
GujaratAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
Bihar Available SoonAvailable Soon
Jammu and KashmirAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
UttarakhandAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
Daman and DiuAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
MeghalayaClosedAvailable Soon
Kerala Available SoonAvailable Soon
Madya PradeshAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
MaharashtraAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
Andhra PradeshAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
ChandigarhAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
Himachal PradeshAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
TelanganaAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
West BengalAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
OdishaAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
ChhattisgarhAvailable SoonAvailable Soon
DelhiAvailable SoonAvailable Soon

How to fill the NTSE Application form?

Students who are interested in submitting applications for NTSE can follow the easy instructions given below to fill the form-

  • Step 1- Firstly, applicants are required to visit the official website of the state body assigned for NTSE/ or LO.
  • Step 2- Click on the apply link.
  • Step 3- Fill in the required information and register.
  • Step 4- Click on submit button. Download and print the NTSE application form.
  • Step 5- Now, they have to fill in required details such as basic information, address, category, etc. in the application form in their own handwriting.  
  • Step 6- Affix a recent passport-sized photograph and signature in the space provided.
  • Step 7- Attest the filled-in NTSE application form by the Principal.
  • Step 8- Make a payment of the application fee.
  • Step 9- Once the NTSE application fee has been paid, candidates have to post or submit the application form in person at the address of the State Liaison Officer.  

NTSE Registration Fee 2022

  • The state government may charge an application fee to the applicants. For information on the requisite application fees and modes of payment, students are required to contact the concerned Liaison officer of their state. Registration fees may vary from state to state.
  • No examination fee is charged by NCERT for stage-II examination.  

NTSE Application links and Liaison Office Addresses

All the applicants are required to send the duly attested application form to the concerned Liaison Offices of the state. The details and addresses of all the Liaison Offices (LOS) of the states are given below-

States/ Union Territories Address of Liaison Officer Official website
Assam Directorate of Secondary Education Assam, Kahilipara Road Kahilipara, Guwahati Pin – 781019 www.madhyamik.assam.gov.in
Andhra Pradesh Office of The Director of Govt. Examinations, D.No.20- 124, Beside SPNRCH High School Opp. Andhra Hospitals, Gollapudi, Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh- 521225 http://bseap.org
Arunachal Pradesh Directorate of Secondary Education Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun, Itanagar-791111, Arunachal Pradesh www.arpedu.in
Odisha TE & S.C.E.R.T. Unit IV, Bhubaneswar-751001, Odisha www.scertodisha.nic.in
Kerala SCERT, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala-695012 www.scert.kerala.gov.in
Himachal Pradesh S.C.E.R.T., RABON, Solan- 173211 (Himachal Pradesh) www.himachalservices.nic.in/scert
Haryana S.C.E.R.T., Sohna Road, Opp. Panchayat Bhawan, Gurgaon- 122001 (Haryana) www.scertharyana.gov.in 
Delhi Science & TV Branch, Old Gargi College Building, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-110024 http://www.edudel.nic.in/
Uttarakhand Bureau of Psychology SCERT, 2 Lowther Road, Prayagraj -211001 (UP) www.scertuk.gov.in  
Madhya Pradesh RajyaShiksha Kendra, PustakBhawan “B” Wing, Arera Hills, Bhopal-462011 (M.P.) http://www.ssa.mp.gov.in/
Meghalaya Directorate of Educational Research and Training (DERT), Laitmukhrah, Nongrimmaw, Shillong-793011 (Meghalaya) www.megeducation.gov.in
Jammu & Kashmir J K Bose Jammu & Kasmir-190018 www.jkbose.ac.in
Chhattisgarh SCERT, Shankar Nagar BTI Ground, Raipur Chattisgarh-492007 www.scert.cg.gov.in
Karnataka Karnataka Board of Secondary Education 6th Cross Rd, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003 www.kseeb.kar.nic.in 
Punjab SCERT PSEB Complex, Block-E, 6th Floor, Phase-8, Ajitgarh, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab-160062 www.ssapunjab.org
Chandigarh SCERT (UT), Sector 32 Chandigarh www.siechd.nic.in
Maharashtra Maharashtra State Council of Examinations 17-Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pune-411001 (Maharashtra) www.mscepune.in
Uttar Pradesh Bureau of Psychology SCERT, 2 Lowther Road, Prayagraj -211001 (UP) www.examregulatoryauthorityup.in
Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education Ajmer, Rajasthan-305001  http://www.rajeduboard.nic.in/
Goa Directorate of Education State Council of Educational Research and Training Alto-Porvorim, Bardez- 403521 (Goa) www.education.goa.gov.in
Bihar S.C.E.R.T. Mahendru Post Office, Patna-800006 (Bihar)  directorscertbihar@gmail.com
Jharkhand Jharkhand Academic Council Ranchi, Gyandeep Campus, Bargawan Namkum, Ranchi- 834010 www.jac.jharkhand.gov.in   
Telangana Office of Director of Government Examinations Chapel Road, Hyderabad Telangana-500001 http//bse.telangana.gov.in  
Tamil Nadu Directorate of Govt. Examinations, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006  http://www.dge.tn.gov.in/ta/index.html
West Bengal Directorate of School Education BikasBhawan, 7th Floor, East Block, Salt Lake City, Kolkata- 700091 (West Bengal) www.wbsed.gov.in
Manipur Directorate of Education (Schools), Lamphelpat, Imphal (Manipur)- 795004 www.manipur.gov.in
Gujarat Gujarat State Examination Board, Opp. Government Library, Sector-21, Gandhinagar-382021 www.sebexam.org
Arunachal Pradesh Directorate of Secondary Education Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun, Itanagar-791111, Arunachal Pradesh www.arpedu.in
Nagaland SCERT, Nagaland, Kohima http://scertnagaland.org/default.aspx
Sikkim Human Resource Development Department of Education Govt. of Sikkim, Tashiling Secretariat Gangtok- 737101 (Sikkim) http://sikkimhrdd.org
Mizoram S.C.E.R.T., Chaltlang, Aizawl, Mizoram- 796012 www.scertmizoram@gmail.com
Andaman & Nicobar Islands State Institute of Education Shiksha Sadan, Link Road, Port Blair South Andaman- 744101 www.education.andaman.gov.in
Tripura State Council of Educational Research and Training, Abhoy Nagar, Agartala, Tripura (West)- 799005 http://www.scerttripura.com
Daman & Diu Govt. of High School, Nani Daman- Vaniyawad, Opposite Custom House Daman & Diu- 396210 www.daman.nic.in
Dadar and Nagar Haveli State Liaison Officer, NTS/NMMS Directorate of Education 1st Floor, Building No.5 PWD Campus, Above Animal Husbandry, Silvassa- 396230 UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli http://www.dnh.nic.in/departments/education.aspx
Puducherry Directorate of School Education, Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent.Edu. Complex, Anna Nagar, Puducherry- 605005 https://schooledn.py.gov.in
Lakshadweep Department of Education, Kavaratti, UT of Lakshadweep- 682555 http://www.schoolspedia.com/website/gov-sr-sec-school-kavaratti-lakshadweep

Candidates are also advised to contact the LOs in case of any issues related to the application form.   

NTSE Exam Pattern 2022

As it is clear that NTSE will have two stages on which the selection of candidates will be based. Stage-I exams will be conducted at the state level by the concerned authority. The state-level exam will consist of two papers viz. Paper I i.e.  Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Paper II i.e. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Both tests will be conducted on the same day.

Have, a look at the exam scheme of the NTSE Stage-I exam shared below-  

  • Mode of Exam- Offline (Written exam)
  • No. of Questions- 100 each
  • Type of Questions- Multiple Choice Type Questions
  • No. of papers- Two (MAT and SAT)
  • Total marks- 100 on each paper
  • Duration of exam- 120 minutes (each paper)
  • Medium of test- The questions in the test will be available to candidates in Asamiya, Hindi, English, Bangla, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, and Urdu languages (as applicable).
  • Negative Marking- No negative marking will be there.
Paper Test No. of Questions No. of Marks 
Paper I Mental Ability Test (MAT) 100 100
Paper II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 100 (Science, Mathematics and Social Sciences) 100

Candidates are required to qualify both papers separately. The category-wise qualifying marks details are shared as under-

Category Qualifying marks %
General 40%
OBC 40%
SC/ST 32%
PWD 32%

NTSE Syllabus

NCERT has not specified any particular syllabus for the examination. However, the questions in the exam are basically asked from the level of classes X and IX. Students can prepare from a separate booklet named ‘Learn about the Test’ which contains sample items for MAT and SAT. This booklet is available in printed form and also on the official website of NCERT.

NTSE Exam Centre

Exam centres in each stage will be allotted as per the preferences submitted by students at the time of application. In the 1st stage, exam centres will be allotted in the same state as the candidates and generally, there is only one exam centre in each State/UT for NTS exam.

The exam centre once allotted will not be changed. No request for the allotted examination centre will be entertained in any of the stages. However, it is possible only in some exceptional cases. 

NTSE Exam Admit Card

Before the conduct of the selection test, admit cards are issued to all the candidates who have registered. Only E- admit cards will be issued which they have to download from the official website. Stage I admit cards can be downloaded from the state authority website and stage II admit cards can be downloaded from the NCERT website.


I am an Indian national but studying in Dubai, am I eligible for an NTSE scholarship?

Yes, you are eligible and you have to appear for the Stage II exam only.

Is there any negative marking in any of the paper/stages?

No, there is no provision for negative marking in either stage.

Is there any provision for rechecking or revaluation of answer scripts?


Is NTSE scholarship available for studies abroad for any course?


Is it required to send the application to NCERT?

No, there is no need to do so. You only have to submit/send the attested application form to the concerned Liaison Officer within the stipulated date.

Who is a Liaison Officer/Office?

It is a person/body appointed by NCERT in each state and UT for carrying out all the activities of NTSE smoothly. 

What is the last date for submission of the application form?

The last date of submission of the application is not fixed for states/ UTs. You have to contact the concerned state authority or Liaison Officer of your state/UT for the last date and other assistance related to the NTSE application.

What is the NTSE scholarship amount given to scholars?

Scholarships under the National Talent Search Scheme are awarded for different stages of education-
Class XI-XII
Undergraduates and Post-Graduates
PhD programs 

The rates of scholarships for each education stage vary. Have a look at the rate of scholarships awarded to students at all three stages-

Higher secondary level (XI-XII)
Rs.1250/- per month
Graduate and postgraduate 
Rs.2000/- per month
Ph.D. Degree (four years)
As per the norms of UGC

About NTSE

The National Talent Scholarship examination is a national-level scholarship examination organized annually under National Talent Search Scheme. It is conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The main aim of conducting the NTSE exam is to search for talented students from different parts of India and award them with scholarships. 

Selection of candidates for the award of scholarship is done on the basis of the selection exam. This selection exam is conducted in two stages viz.- Stage I and Stage II exam.

Stage I exam is conducted at the state level by the designated authority. NCERT has appointed a Liaison Officer in every state and Union Territory to provide assistance to the students and to carry all tasks related to the stage I exam. However, the dates of the exam are decided by NCERT.

Apart from this, all the activities from the submission of applications to the declaration of result are carried out the respective state/UT authorities. NCERT has no interference in the state-level exam. Stage I result is published on the official website of the State Authorities. Therefore, in case of any query related to the stage I students should contact the concerned authority or respective LO.

On the other hand, the stage II exam is conducted on a national level by NCERT itself. Candidates selected in stage I are invited for the stage II exam. A final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in stage I and stage II. This final merit list is hosted on the official website of NCERT and finally, scholarships are awarded to deserving students selected from different parts of the country.

If you have any questions related to NTSE 2022 registration then ask us in the comment section and we will help you in the best possible way.

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  1. Can u please add madhya Pradesh ntse application form link. if the form has not come then if it come please notify

    My humble request!!


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