National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2019 is a national-level scholarship programme that helps to identify and nurture talented students. The examination is conducted by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT). Every year, about 2000 scholarships are awarded to the deserving candidates through this programme. The objective of the NTSE 2019 is to identify talented youth and award them the scholarship to help them pursue their higher studies.
NTSE 2019 is a two-tier examination. The first stage of the examination is conducted at the state level under the guidance and supervision of the concerned departments of the States and Union Territories whereas the second stage is conducted at the national level. The scheme is open for students who are currently studying in class 10th from any recognised school including Military Schools, Sainik Schools, Kendriya Vidyalaya, etc. Every year, the first stage of NTSE is conducted on the first Sunday or Saturday of November and the second stage on the second Sunday of May.
Only the candidates who have been selected by the States or Union Territories on the basis of their state-level screening examination can appear for the second stage of NTSE 2019. The first stage of NTSE 2019 was held on 4th November 2018 in all States and UTs of India except Nagaland, Meghalaya, Andaman & Nicobar and Mizoram (where it was held on 3rd November 2018). The second stage of the examination will be held on 12th May 2019. Its high time for the candidates to start Preparing for NTSE 2019. Preparation for this National-level examination should include practising NTSE previous years’ question papers. This will help aspirants in understanding the NTSE exam pattern and also the Syllabus of NTSE 2019 which in return will help in better exam preparation.