The National talent search examination was held on 8 May 2016.NTSE final result 2016 has been announced The link of final list categorywise who are elgibile for award of scholarship
The minimum marks and cut off for different paper can be found here
The maximum marks and minimum qualifying marks (for different categories) in different test papers are given below :
It is a national-level scholarship program in the Indian Union to identify and recognize students with high intellect and academic talent. It is one of the most prestigious exams in India. Around 300,000 students (a largely self selective group of students) appear in this scholarship exam every year, and 1,000 scholarships are awarded, out of which 775 are not reserved.
The scheme is open to students of Indian nationality. Students studying in Class X are eligible to appear for the selection process. it is widely regarded by the Government of India as the most prestigious and the most difficult examination at secondary level in the country.
The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Smt. Smriti Irani announced that the number of scholarships under National Talent Search Scheme will be doubled to 2000 from existing 1000 while speaking on the occasion of 55th Foundation Day celebration of the NCERT in New Delhi on 1st September 2015
History Of examination
1) This scheme was started in 1963 and initially 350 students were given the scholarship based on science test, project and face to face interview
2) The system kept changing with time . As the education system goes through the changes ,several modification were introduced. With 10+2+3 introduction, Other subjects like social science ,medicine was introduced. Examination pattern got changed and seat were raised to 500.This happened in 1976. The test was allowed for Class X,XI,XII
3) The number of scholarship was increased from 500 to 550. 50 were reserved for SC and ST
4)In 1985,it undergone further changes and the test was divided into two stage.Ist stage would be conducted by state and stage 2 will be conducted by NCERT.The test was allowed for Class X only. State were given full autonomy for Stage I but they have to follow the standard format for MAT and SAT
5) A crucial modification in the scheme was again made in the year 1995 when the provision of choice in the SAT was abolished and all the subjects were made compulsory. These subjects were Science, Social Science and Mathematics with 40, 40 and 20 questions respectively.
The scholarships under the present scheme are awarded to the candidates for pursuing courses in sciences and social sciences up to doctoral level and in professional courses like medicine and engineering up to second-degree level subject to the fulfillment of the conditions provided. Also, an important decision was taken in the year 2008, when NTSE is open only to the students of class VIII as against class X . In 2012, NTSE was reopened for class X students.
NTSE examination are held in two stages. The test is based mental ability ,language scholastic aptitude tets
1) State Level which is conducted by the respective states
The students which passed the state level are allowed to take the examination in second stage. Around 4000 students are selected
2) National Level which is conducted by the NCERT
1000 students are selected and rewarded scholarship