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August 15, 2013

NTSE 2014 Exam Date Notification, Form & Eligibility

NTSE 2014 Exam Date Notification, Form & EligibilityNCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training)  has issued NTSE 2014 Exam Notification with the exam schedule & application form for the session 2013-2014. Last date for submission of Application Form for NTSE 2014 is 31st August, 2013.  You can appear in this very prestigious national level  scholarship exam if you are a student of Class-X. The focus of this particular post is to summarize the NTSE-2014 notification to help you apply for this exam.

This blog post is a part of following series of blog articles on NTSE to help you understand this exam as well as to help you prepare for the same:

NTSE exam Eligibility:

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 2014 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 June/July 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 2014 exam (from application to result) is given below:

Stage I (State Level NTSE 2014) Dates:
Last Date of Form Submission: 31st August, 2013.
State Level NTSE 2014 Exam date for Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar: 16.11.2013 Saturday).
State Level NTSE 2014 Exam date for all other states:17.11.2013 (Sunday).

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 2014Dates:
National level NTSE 2014 Exam date for all states: 11.05.2014 (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): 31st March, 2014..

NTSE 2014 Application Form & Admit Card:

This application form is for State Level NTSE 2014. How to apply for NTSE exam is given very clearly in the instructions of above form. Till the State Level NTSE exam is held and the result is declared, your single point of contact for all queries is the NTSE State Liaison Officer of your state. 

Some states charges a small amount of exam fee (Highest fee is Rs. 120/= for Maharashtra, for most it is free) 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, 2013.

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 2014 for 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 31st March, 2014.

NTSE 2015 Exam Dates:
Some of you browsing this blog post may be appearing in NTSE 2015 exam or later and hence would like to know when NTSE 2015 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 2015 Exam Dates.

For instance, the notification comes out in July, 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 2015 Exam would be 10th May, 2015 (Sunday). Also last date for submission of NTSE forms has been 31st August. Hence for NTSE 2015, last date of form submission should be 31st August, 2015.


The above dates are projected dates to help you schedule your preparation. NTSE 2015 Exam Date Notification is expected to come out in last week of July, 2014. So nearer this date, check the NCERT NTSE website for exact dates.

How to prepare for NTSE 2014? 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 2014 exam confidently!

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