NCERT Scholarship for 10th Class

NCERT Scholarship 2018

The main purpose of NCERT Scholarship for Xth students for higher studies is to largely identify students of talented nature at the end of the academic year of class Xth and give them assistance of financial nature towards getting the higher studies at the best possible manner so that the selected students may develop and they will serve the nation well. This said scholarship examination is conducted in two stages, the first stage is conducted at the state level by the Department of State Educational Research and Training and the second stage is conducted at the National level by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

Scholarship value: The NCERT Scholarship for Xth students for higher studies shall be readily available for selected candidate’s future studies plus after suitable re-validation subsequently at terminal stage up to the Doctorate level in Basic and Commerce and including Social Sciences up to the second degree (Post-Graduate) level in Medicine and Engineering.

Eligibility for NCERT Scholarship: In the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), any regular student of 8th Standard shall be eligible to appear. It is to be noted that the eligibility marks to apply for this particular scholarship is 45% for SC/ST Candidates and 55% for General in 7th Standard Annual Examination.

Age Limit: Candidates should be between the age group of 8 to 18 years.

Fee for Application: The fee for application forms for General Category is Rs.25/- only. On the other hand, applicants belonging to SC/ST are exempted from this fee.

Application Process: In the prescribed Performa, students must apply for the NCERT NTSE Scholarship for Xth students for higher studies on plain paper with one recent passport size photograph, requisite documents and other documents and related papers before the last date.

Selection Process: It is to be highly noted that the NCERT General Scholarship is conducted at two levels, Class VIII and Class X. The initial tier Screening Examination called as State Level Talent Search Examination is largely conducted by the states and the Union Territories. The second tier is called as the National Level Talent Search Examination. The question paper of this examination consist of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the Mental Ability Test (MAT). The MAT consists of 100 questions, each carry one mark. The SAT paper consists of 100 multiple choice questions. The number of questions shall be divided as 20 in Mathematics, 40 in General Science and 40 in Social Sciences. The students who are successful in both these examination are called for personal interview. The final awards are granted to the selected students on the basis of composite scores obtained in the SAT, the MAT and the personal interview. In all aspects, it is to be highly remembered that the pattern of examination for Class VIII and Class X will be common.

Important Dates: The official notification related to National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) appears a couple of months before the start of normal academic year in employment bulletin and all the leading vernacular and national newspaper.

The application should be sent to the given address below.
The In-Charge,
National Talent Search Examination (NTSE)
F.No. 1-4/2014-RTI Cell(PIOs)
National Council of Educational Research and Training
Sri Aurbindo Marg, New Delhi-110016

Note: There is no Provision to Change the Examination Centre.

National Council of Educational Research and Training Official website:

20 thoughts on “NCERT Scholarship for 10th Class

  1. Dear Sir/Madame,

    My Son is studying in CBSE Xth std (2016-2017)in Gulf region, is he eligible to write the NCERT Scholarship exam?
    If he has not written this exam in 8th std, can he still appear for the 10th std students scholarship exam?

    Is scholarship given for students(if they qualify) if they are studying their plus one & plus two in Gulf region.

    Usually which month is NCERT Exam conducted? Is there a center for exam in Gulf region especially Qatar?

    Awaiting your reply. Thank you.

    Mrs. Alice Vinod
    Doha, Qatar

  2. It’s really very informative
    Thank you for sharing this information among us. I was very anxious of giving this exam but I have no guide who can can tell me about dates of Application, Submission, Examination.

  3. sir i am a student of class 10 . i live at ghasua, pin no 712623 sir my father is a farmer , sir if you kindly give me the scolarship i will very happy

  4. I want a scholarship form …..I am the student of class x I live in Srinagar Kashmir my father is very poor he can’t arrange my school sir it’s humble request to you please give me a form…

  5. Gud evening sir
    Sir i am a student of class11…. passed my class 10th (2016-17)..
    Sir please tell me am i able to opt for the ncert talent hunt scholarship examination??

  6. Sir I’m 11th class student .mere father bahut garib Hai
    Mai aage ki padai Karna chahta hu
    Par mere pas paise ki bahut kami Hai.
    Mai 10th class me jac board se 85%
    Marks laya hu
    Mai daltonganj palamu jharkhand se hu
    Plzz sir my help me
    I request you to sir

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