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August 14, 2014

NTSE 2015 Exam Date Notification, Form & Eligibility

NTSE 2015 NotificationNational Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2015 Notification came out few days back and those of you Class-10 students who wish to appear in this prestigious national level  scholarship exam should know that last date to submit the application for form NTSE 2015 is 31st August, 2014. The state-level exam is scheduled to be held on 1st/2nd November, 2014.

You can click here to download NTSE-2015 Notification.

This blog post encapsulates the NTSE-2015 notification to help you apply for this exam. In following three other popular articles of mine, you would be able to understand about this exam better and also find the prep materials for the same:

Eligibility to appear in NTSE 2015:

For appearing in NTSE exam, the eligibility is simple: you just need to be a Class X Indian student - you may be studying in India (in any recognized schools) or in abroad. There is no domicile restriction.

If you are an Indian students studying in Class-X abroad, you do not have to appear in Stage-I (State Level NTSE). Instead you can directly apply and appear for the Stage-II (i.e.National level NTSE).

Till 2012, NTSE was conducted for Class-VIII student. But however from NTSE-2013 (i.e. last year), NTSE is being held for Class-X students.

NTSE 2015 Exam Dates:

The whole process of NTSE exam from the date of notification till the publication of final result takes almost a year - while the NTSE notification comes out in July/August in one year, the final result (after the State Level NTSE and than the National level NTSE) is declared in July beginning of the next year. Thus, while you will be applying for NTSE in Class-X, by the time the result is declared, you would be in Class-XI..

The various important dates of NTSE 2015 exam (from application to result) is given below:

Stage I (State Level NTSE 2015) Dates:
Last Date of Form Submission: 31st August, 2014.
State Level NTSE 2015 Exam date:
01.11.2014 (Saturday):  For Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar: .
02.11.2014 (Sunday): For all other states: .
Result of state level NTSE exam is declared usually in January/February by the States/UTs. For exact info on the result date, you have to contact your State Liaison Officer.

Stage II (National level NTSE 2015Dates:
National level NTSE 2015 Exam date for all states: 10.05.2015 (Sunday)
Result of National level NTSE exam is declared usually in Last week of June/First week of July, which will be notified in NCERT NTSE website.

For Indian Students Studying Abroad:
Last Date of Form Submission for Stage-II (i.e.National level NTSE): 28th February, 2015.

NTSE 2015 Application Form & Admit Card:

You would be able to find the application form for state-level NTSE 2015 from the NTSE State Liaison Officer of your state. from form submission till the State Level NTSE exam is held and the result is declared, your single point of contact for all queries is this NTSE State Liaison Officer.
Click here to find who is the NTSE State Liaison Officer of your state.

Some states charges a small amount of exam fee as a Demand Draft, which needs to be deposited along with the application form. But You should confirm from your State Liaison Officer regarding the NTSE fee. 

The form needs to be signed by Headmaster/Headmistress of your school along with Seal. Submit the form along with the exam fee (if required) to the Liaison officer of NTSE exam for you state. Last date is 31st August, 2014.

After you submit the form you would be intimated about the venue/date of written exam for State Level NTSE exam by the Liaison officer of NTSE exam for you state. If you do not get intimation, contact him/her.

Steps for applying to NTSE 2015for students studying abroad:

If you are an Indian student but studying abroad, the 1st stage of the exam i.e. State Level NTSE exam is waived. You need to apply for the 2nd stage i.e. National Level NTSE directly.

You need to apply through the Head of the Institution where you are studying along with an attested copy (by the Head of the Institution) of the mark sheet of of previous examination. Send your application to the following address:
Head, Educational Survey Division
National Council of Educational Research & Training
Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016

This should reach within 28th February, 2015.

NTSE 2016 Exam Dates:
Some of you browsing this blog post may be appearing in NTSE 2016 exam or later and hence would like to know when NTSE 2016 would be held. Well, The schedule of NTSE exam has almost been identical for past five years and hence based on this exam date trend analysis, you can easily forecast the NTSE 2016 Exam Dates.

For instance, the notification comes out in July/August, State level NTSE exam is held in 1st/2nd week of November. The national level NTSE exam is invariably held on the second Sunday of May. With these trends, you can find that date of National level NTSE 2016 Exam would be 8th May, 2016 (Sunday). Also last date for submission of NTSE forms has been 31st August. Hence for NTSE 2016, last date of form submission should be 31st August, 2015.

The above dates are projected dates to help you schedule your preparation. NTSE 2016 Exam.Please check the NCERT NTSE website for exact dates in July/August, 2015.

How to prepare for NTSE 2015? As given in the beginning of this blog article, following blog post gives you the prep materials for NTSE:

Hope above helps you in applying for NTSE 2015 exam confidently!