NTSE (National Talent Search Exam) Application Form 2018

Last Updated - March 10 2018

NTSE 2018 Application Form will announce in 2nd week of September 2017. Aspirants can register in either online or offline mode. The application form will be distributed separately by various states. The last date of application submission also varies from state to state.

  • NTSE 2018 stage 1, is scheduled to be organizeed on November 04 & 05, 2017.
  • NCERT will send the roll number and exam centre of NTSE Stage 2 examination through a post, only those who have completed NTSE Stage 1.
  • For NTSE Stage 2, aspirants will require 80% marks or above in the State level exam, to be considered applicable.
  • Indian students do not have to fill an application form for NTSE Stage 2 examination.
  • Indian students who are pursuing abroad in Class 10 can appear for NTSE Stage 2 examination straight under the conditions said in NTSE 2018 brochure.
  • To apply offline, aspirants can obtain the printed application form from the office of admission portal. 
  • An at least of 60% marks Class IX is needed. SC, ST and PH aspirants will require 55% marks in Class IX. Check NTSE Eligibility 
  • To apply online, visit the official website of NTSE i.e. www.ncert.nic.in, enter details and pay the requisite fee.

Application Dates for NTSE 2018

Aspirants who seeking to get a scholarship for their higher studies must apply for NTSE 2018. The application dates for NTSE 2018 are listed in the table below: Interested aspirants must know all the important dates concerned to the examination.

Availability of NTSE 2018 Application Form2nd week of September 2017
Last date for submitting the application formNotified later
Availability of NTSE Stage 1 hall ticketTwo weeks before the exam
Date of NTSE Stage 1 examinationNovember 04 & 05, 2017
Date of NTSE Stage 2 examinationMay 13, 2018

Note: Availability of NTSE 2018 application form will soon be updated by NCERT. The deadline for submission of application form will vary from state to state. Aspirants must keep checking the official website (www.ncert.nic.in) to stay updated on all news and notifications concerned to NTSE 2018.

How to Fill NTSE Application Form 2018?

NTSE 2018 Application Form will be distributed by various states differently. The application form along with the application fee has to be submitted to the Liaison officer of the respective state/UT as and when said in the circular. Aspirants have to apply for NTSE Stage 1 examination as per the circular or advertisement alloted by the respective state/UT government.

The guidelines for filling NTSE 2018 Application Form are listed below:

Download NTSE 2018 Application Form

  1. Visit the official website of NCERT- www.ncert.nic.in.
  2. Go to “Programs” tab and click on the link that says “National Talent Search Examination”.
  3. A link for “Application Form for NTSE 2018” will be given, click on it.
  4. The application form will be immediately downloaded as a pdf file.

Note: Aspirants must confirm from the State/UT liaison officer about the deadline for form submission and where to submit it.

Fill NTSE 2018 Application Form

  • The information pertaining to aspirant’s individual details, academic details and contact details shall be entered.
  • Once you obtain NTSE 2018 Application Form in printed form, fill in the need details cautiously.
  • Aspirants should not send the application form to NCERT. They should send it to the address prescribed by the State/UT liaison officer.

Application Fee Payment and Form Submission

  • Indian students who are pursuing abroad must mention in the covering letter the name of the State/UT where they seeking to appear for NTSE examination.
  • Deposit the application fee along with the application form as prescribed by the State/UT liaison officer.
  • Indian students who are pursuing abroad required to fill the application form and send to NCERT along with their mark sheet of Class IX examination by March 31, 2018, for consideration.
  • Aspirants are advised to refer the application form published by the UTs/States for caste category reservation.
  • Aspirants do not have to fill the 4-digit centre code in the application form. It will be filled by the liaison officer.
  • Get the application form signed by the head of the institution after filling it.

Details in NTSE Application Form 2018

Aspirants must be very careful while filling NTSE 2018 Application Form so that their forms don’t get cancelled by the organizing authority. The different details that are asked on the application form are listed below:

  • Number of family members living in the house
  • Father’s Name
  • Email address
  • Telephone
  • The area in which aspirant resides
  • Disability Status
  • Type of the institution
  • Father’s education
  • An area in which school is situated
  • Parental annual income
  • Name and address of the school/institution in which aspirants are pursuing in Class X
  • Gender
  • Medium of examination
  • Mother’s occupation
  • Number of brothers
  • Mother’s education
  • Name of aspirant
  • Number of sisters
  • Category
  • Mother’s Name
  • Postal address for correspondence
  • Father’s occupation

Aspirants also required pasting their recent passport size photograph on the space offered in the application form. Aspirants also required to sign on the application form. There is a small section of the application form which should be filled and signed by the school principal or the head of the institution.

FAQs of NTSE (National Talent Search Exam) 2018

Question: Where will I get the application form?

Response: NTSE 2018 Application Form will be available on the official website of NCERT (www.ncert.nic.in). Aspirants can also obtain the application form from the State/UT Liaison officer.

Question: Why should I apply for NTSE?

Response: Aspirants apply for NTSE to get a scholarship for higher studies. The primary objective of NCERT to organize this examination is to identify intelligent students with high academic talent and help them succeed by providing a scholarship.

Question: I belong to OBC category. Can I apply?

Response: Yes. However, aspirants are advised to refer the application form for caste category reservation. Some options of a category such as OBC given in the application form are eligible only for the respective State/UT. You can apply.

Question: Is my photograph required while filling the application form?

Response: Yes. You have to paste a recent passport size photograph of yours in the space offered in the application form.

Question: When is the deadline for application form submission?

Response: The last date for submitting NTSE 2018 Application Form varies from state to state. Aspirants will be notified about the deadline by the respective State/UT.

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