NTSE admit card is an essential document for the students appearing for the NTSE exam, consisting of various details of the candidate. The examination is divided into two stages – Stage 1 (State Level) and Stage 2 (National Level) and so is the admit card. There are two different admit cards provided for the two different stages of the exam. Both the admit cards are released separately. The student will not be eligible to sit for the examination if he/she is unable to produce the NTSE admit card at the time of the entrance.
For each level, the NTSE admit card is released approximately 21 days prior to the examination for the students. A student can access the admit card at the state level only if, he/she has applied for the state level examination. Furthermore, for national level examination, the admit card is released only for the students who have qualified the state level. Find out every significant detail related to NTSE admit card and all its relevant information in this article. It provides you with an insight of NTSE examination, its syllabus, key dates for admit card and more.
National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is one of the prime activities and the flagship of the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT). It is one of the most popular national examinations conducted all over the country. The objective of the scheme is to encourage and nurture talented students, thereby, supporting them with suitable financial aid.
The scheme includes a wide variety of subjects like sciences, social sciences, engineering, medicine, management and law. Conducted at two different stages namely, state and national level, the examination rewards 2,000 winners with scholarships. The state-level examination is conducted by the individual state/ UT. However, the national level of the examination is conducted by the NCERT.
The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is based completely on the multiple-choice question format (MCQs). This examination is specifically conducted for 10th standard students. The details about the stages of the examination are further given below:
NTSE Stage 1- The stage one of NTSE is held by the respective state / UT where the candidate belongs. The exam is conducted in two primary languages namely, Hindi and English. The motive behind this state-level exam is to receive the recommendation of students from the state on the basis of merit for the examination to be held by NCERT at the next level. The examination at this state is conducted in every state/ UT’s on the first Sunday of November excluding Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Mizoram and Meghalaya.
NTSE Stage 2- Stage 2 of NTSE is held by NCERT at the national level. Only the students selected by the state/ UTs are eligible for participating at this level of the examination. They are not required to fill in a separate form for national level examination. The NTSE admit card for national level examination is made available for the selected students online.
The examination pattern for NTSE stage 1 and 2 are similar. They are divided into the following categories:
The detailed syllabus for both the sections has been given in the tables below.
|S.No.||Syllabus for Mental Ability Test|
|2.||Analogy (Verbal and Non-verbal)|
|3.||Alphabet and Number Test|
|5.||Ranking and Arrangements|
|8.||Distance and Direction|
|10.||Series (Verbal and Non-verbal)|
|11.||Mirror and Water Images|
|13.||Calendar, time and clock|
|S.No.||Subject||Syllabus for Scholastic Ability Test|
|2.||Social Science|| |
|Sr. No.||Syllabus for Language Test|
|2.||Sentence Completion and Formation|
|3.||One Word Substitution|
|4.||Synonyms and Antonyms|
|5.||Rearrangement of Words|
The NTSE admit card contains the important details for the candidate and also acts as the document that makes the applicant eligible for taking the examination. The admit card for stage 1 is generated by the respective State/UTs of the applicant whereas the admit card for stage 2 is provided for the students who qualify stage 1 by NCERT. The admit cards can be acquired/downloaded approximately 21 days prior to the date of the examination. Find below a detailed step-by-step description of how you can get the NTSE admit card at each stage.
The admit cards for stage 1 can be obtained by the candidate by both ways i.e. online or offline.
The admit cards for stage 2 can be downloaded by the candidate in the following steps:
Step 1: Visit the official NCERT page- To download the admit card, the applicant needs to click here and go through the examination notifications.
Step 2: Log-in the portal- The candidate needs to provide his/her credentials and log in the portal to access his/her admit card.
Step 3: Download the Admit Card: The candidate will be able to access and download the admit card after providing the correct log-in credentials for NTSE.
Details present on the Admit card
The State/UTs and the NCERT release the NTSE admit card approximately 21 days prior to the date of examination. The dates may vary from year to year but the time period usually remains the same. The tentative dates for the admit card have been mentioned in the table below:
Important Dates for NTSE Admit Card 2020-21
|Sr. No.||Event||Time Period (Tentative)|
|1.||NTSE Admit Card Stage 1 Download Date||3rd December 2020|
|2.||NTSE Admit Card Stage 2 Download Date||May 2021 (tentative)|
NTSE stage 1 admit card is either dispatched or has to be collected personally as per the instructions from the respective state liaison office of the student.
The NCERT has not prescribed a definite and specific syllabus for the NTSE. It comprises of two different levels and categories:
MAT (Mental Ability Test)
SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
Each level consists of 100 questions in multiple-choice format (MCQ) provided with 4 options. The candidate has to choose the right answer and mark in the provided OMR sheet. Each correct answer carries 1 mark and every wrong answer has a negative mark.
The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) nurtures and promotes the talent of students by providing them with scholarships to pursue their education in sciences and social sciences up to doctoral level and in professional courses like medicine and engineering up to second-degree level.
A total of 2,000 scholarships will be allocated, the students who qualify the second round are selected for the scholarship. The amount of the scholarship is INR 1,250 per month for students of class 11th and 12th and INR 2,000 per month for students studying at the undergraduate level or above.
An Indian student, studying in class 10th in the country or abroad can apply for NTSE. They will get a scholarship to continue their studies in India at higher secondary, graduation, post- graduation and PhD level.
No, NCERT does not allow rechecking or re-evaluating particular students mark sheet.
The students selected in the 1st stage of the NTSE examination need not fill any form for the national round. The NTSE admit card for the national round will be received by the applicant from NCERT by the third week of April or later.
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