NTSE 2022 – Application Form, Eligibility, Important Dates

NTSE 2022: The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a National Level Examination, which is being conducted by NCERT (National Council Of Education Research and Training) in two stages.

Latest Update: Check here notification for NTSE stage Ist 2022-2023 from the link given below under the table soon.
Latest Update: NTSE state 1 application forms are released soon, scroll down for more details.

This exam is conducted to identify students with high intellect and skills. The exam is conducted every year at 2 levels: Stage 1 (state level) and Stage 2 (National Level).

NTSE 2022 Important Dates

Stage 1 of NTSE will be conducted in November, 2022 for all States and UTs. There are total 35 exam cities (centers) are available for the stage 1 examination.

Stage Area Tentative Dates

Stage- 1


Last Date for Submission of Application Form To be notified by the respective State and it may vary from State to state
Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1st November 2022 (Saturday)
Examination in All other states and Union Territories except above & below mentioned 9 states/ UTs 1st November 2022 (Sunday)
Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, NCT of Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir 15th November 2022 (Sunday)



Examination in All states and Union Territories 10th May 2023 (Sunday)

NTSE Notification 2019-2020 PDF: Click Here

NTSE Selection Process

All the applicants who appeared this examination they all have to clear the NTSE 2022 Selection Process to get the scholarship. Following are the give selection process which is given as follows.

NTSE Stage 1: The first stage of NTSE 2022 is being conducted by States/UTs in a three-day window of November 2022. Any candidate studying in Class X can register themselves to appear at this stage.

There are some Facts and criteria for these parts, All are listed below.

Criteria Qualifying Criteria Selection Criteria
For Paper 1 and 2

32% for SC, ST, and PWD

40% for others (general & OBC)

  • The merit list consists of the name of those candidates who separately qualify both the papers
  • No negative marking is there
  • Selection is done on the basis of total marks scored in MAT & SAT

NTSE Stage 2: The NTSE Stage-I exam qualifying candidates across the country will be allowed to appear on stage 2 exam of NTSE, which will be conducted by NCERT.

Criteria Qualifying Criteria Selection Criteria

32% for SC, ST, PWD

40% for others (general & OBC)

  • Those candidates who qualify in both the papers separately is considered for Merit.
  • No negative marking is there
  • Selection is done on the basis of total marks scored in MAT & SAT

Appears will get all the official news in this article after the declaration of news. You can also refer the above given steps to get NTSE Results from the official site. This examination is conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). You can also get the more information about NTSE on official portal. For any of the issues concerning the National Talent Search Exam 2022, you can contact us by commenting at the end of the post, we will respond you as soon as possible.

NTSE 2022- Exam Dates, Answer key, Cut off marks, Result Check Here

What is NTSE Exam Stages?

The exam is conducted in 2 stages i.e. stage- 1 and stage- 2. The Stage 1 examination is conducted in the state itself and called a state level examination while the stage 2 examination is the National Level exam which is conducted at the NCERT.

NTSE Stage 1 : State Level Examination

Under the State Level Examination of NTSE each state conducts its own examination. This exam is recommended for a given number of candidates for the second level test to be conducted by NCERT. On the basis of enrollement in classes IX and X in different states this number of candidates are considered.

The state level examination is conducted in all state/ UTs on first Sunday of November except in Nagaland, Meghalaya, Andaman and Nicobar, Meghalaya and Mizoram. In this state this exam will conduct on 1st Saturday of November every year.

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Date of Exam: 1st Sunday of November 2022

Eligibility Criteria For State Level Examination

  • All the candidates who in class X of any board from the recognized school including Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sainik School and Navodaya Vidyalaya are eligible to appear at the state level examination.
  • No domicile restriction shall be imposed.
  • The state may impose any other eligibility condition for appearing in the screening examination like qualifying percentage of marks in the previous annual examination.
  • Students who registered under Open and Distance Learning (ODL) are also eligible for the scholarship provided the students are below the age of 18 years (From July 1st of that year).

How To Apply for NTSE 2022 Stage 1?

The government of the state/ UT releases the notification through the advertisement in the newspaper or circulars in the school for the above examination and they need to act as per the details are given in the circular.

Stage 1 State Link
Madhya Pradesh Check Here
Gujarat Check Here
Karnataka Check Here
Maharashtra Check Here
Punjab Check Here
Jammu Kashmir Check Here
Goa Check Here
Uttarakhand Check Here
Assam Check Here
Tripura Check Here
Kerala Check Here
Bihar Check Here
Telangana Check Here
West Bengal Check Here
Utter Pradesh Check Here
Rajasthan Check Here
Tamil Nadu Check Here
Haryana Check Here
Jharkhand Check Here
Chhattisgarh Check Here

For any problem/ information about the details of the state level examination may be had from Liaison officers of the state/ UT agencies.

After filling the NTSE Application Form is submitted to the State Liaison Officer duly signed by the principal of the school before the last date.

NTSE Stage 1 Syllabus and Examination Pattern

The Stage 1 Exam is a combination of two parts. The First Part is the normal test but the second one is like an eliminator exam. You will get Complete Details Below.

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 For State Level Examination

Part Name Of The Paper
Part- I Mental Ability Test (MAT)
Part- II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for nominating the required number of candidates for the second level test conducted by NCERT

Scheme For State Level Examination

Test Timing Of The Examination Question and Marks

Paper – I

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

9:30 am to 11:30 am

(Except visually challenged candidates)

100 Question and  100 Marks
9:30 am to 12:00 noon (only visually challenged candidates)

Paper- II

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

13:30- 15:30 (01:30 PM- 03:30 PM)

100 Question and  100 Marks


Science- 40

Mathematics- 20

Social Science- 40


13:30 pm to 16:00 pm (only visually challenged )

­­ NTSE Stage 1 Result 

There is separately merit list is prepared by the State/ Union Territory for those candidates who given the exam and score separately the minimum qualifying marks in both the test.

Check Your Stage 1 Result Here: NTSE Stage 1 Result

NTSE Stage 2: National Level Examination

Similar to the Stage 1 the written exam consists of 2 papers i.e. Paper I (Mental Ability Test (MAT)) and Paper II (Scholastic Aptitude Test). Both the papers are conducted on the same day. All Remaining Details of the Stage 2 is Explained Below.

Date Of Examination: 2nd Sunday of May

Eligibility Criteria for NTSE Stage 2

This exam is conducted for all students whether they are Indian citizen or study abroad in class X.

  • Candidates Who Studying in India: Those candidates who selected in the state level examination are eligible for national level examination.
  • Candidates Who Study in Abroad: The Indian students who studying in class X or equivalent can also complete the for Talent Search Award but their some condition put for those.

NTSE Stage 2 Syllabus

There is no syllabus available for the National Talent Search Examination (NTS). A sample booklet is an available name  as “Learn About The Test” contains sample items for MAT and SAT.

Students can see here that from where the question will be asked. You can see here the NTSE 2022 Syllabus applicants can start the exam preparation for the exam.

Test Paper Timing Of The Examination Number Of Question/ Marks
Mental Ability Test (MAT)

9:30 am to 11:30 am

(Except visually challenged candidates)

100 Questions of 1 marks each
9:30 am to 12:00 noon (only visually challenged candidates)
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 13:30- 15:30 (01:30 PM- 03:30 PM) 100 Question
Science- 40
Mathematics- 20
Social Science- 40
13:30 pm to 16:00 pm (only visually challenged )

Medium Of Written Examination

The question paper consists of following languages: Asamiya, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

The candidates need to mention the option regarding the language of which he/ she want to take.

Marking Scheme

Each item in both the test carry 1 mark each. For every correct answer 1 marks is awarded to the candidate. There is no negative marking.

NTSE Stage 2 Admit Card

For every exam it is necessary to bring the admit card. The E-Admit Card for the second level examination will available on the NCERT Website. The admit card consist of the information regarding the venue, roll number and date/ time of the test. Candidates are able to download their NTSE admit card before 21 days of the examination.

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NTSE Answer Key 2022

The NTSE will declare the examination answer keys on the official website. After the announcement, you can check the NTSE Answer Key – Resonance, Allen, Fiitjee. You can download from official website. With the help of the National Talent Search Exam 2020 Answer Key/ Paper Solutionyou will be able to predict you score before the declaration of the NTSE Result 2020

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National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is national level examination conducted by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT). The stage 1 exam will be held in November or Stage 2 Examination will be in May, 2022.

NTSE 2022 Cut Off Marks

The cut of will is prepared on the basis of the examination result. Applicants who score good marks in the examination only they will be shortlisted. Only those applicants are eligible for admission who clear the NTSE 2022 Cut Off Marks. The cut off will be available on the official site after the examination result out.

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NTSE Stage 2 Result

The final award will be declared on the basis of MAT and SAT scores. Those candidates who are selected will be informed by registered letter through the official website of NCERT.

The examination result will be out on NTSE site. Applicants can see here the process to get the NTSE Results 2022 which is given as follows.

  • Students need to go through the official website of NTSE.
  • Then search the Result link and click on it.
  • Now fill the asking information correctly and submit it.
  • The result will be on your system screen.
  • Take a hard copy of result for personal uses.

An applicant who is in Class Xth they can appear the NTSE 2022 Scholarship Examination. Here we are giving the NTSE Answer Key and many another process of this examination. The exam result will be announced on the official website after the result. The NTSE 2022 scholarship will be awarded to the qualifying candidates on the basis of their performances in both the stages.

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  1. Pari meena October 27, 2021
  2. Atrayee Roy November 12, 2021
  3. Prachi March 5, 2022
  4. Umesh March 26, 2022

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