NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) is conducted for students studying in Class X by NCERT to identify potential achievers. NTSE scholars win recognition as the most promising students of their age-group. Students who are awarded these scholarships receive financial assistance up to the Ph.D. level for studies in social sciences, basic sciences and commerce. Those pursuing professional courses such as engineering, medicine, management and law are eligible to receive financial assistance up to the master’s degree level.
The examination is conducted at 2 levels State and National. It consists of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and Mental Abilities Test (MAT). SAT covers Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, History, Civics and Geography. Shortlisted students will undergo final interview to become awardees.
More information on NTSE is available at http://www.ncert.nic.in