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Daman & Diu National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2017- 2018 : NTSE for Students studying in Class X is meant to identify the nurture talent. The examination is conducted every year at two levels: Stage-I (State Level) and Stage-ll (National Level). Candidates can check the complete information of Daman & Diu NTSE 2017- 2018 application process, eligibility criteria and other information on this page below.

Schedule for Daman & Diu NTSE 2017-2018 is given below.

 Stages Events Date
Last date for Submission of Application form 07 Sep 2017
Examination in mizoram,Meghalaya,
Nagaland and Andaman & Nicobar Islands
04 Nov 2017
Examination in other States & UT’s 05 Nov 2017
Examination in other States & UT’s 13 May 2017

Application Form

The application forms can be downloaded directly from the official NCERT website (www.ncert.nic.in) and also from the direct link provided below. Candidates are advised must ensure their eligibility and other conditions before filling the downloaded Application form.

Application fee –

  • General Students – Rs 75
  • SC/ST Students – Rs 55


All students of Class X studying in recognised schools are eligible to appear for the Stage-l
examination, conducted by the States/UTs, in which the schools are located. There will be no domicile

Admit Card

Admit Card will be sent to chief superintendent of the examination centre after allotting the Roll Numbers. Candidates can collect the Admit Card from the Centre Superintendent of the examination centre at least one week before the examination.

Exam pattern

The pattern of written examination will be as follows. The examination will comprise of two parts, namely

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), which also includes Language Comprehensive Test & Aptitude separately.
Test Type No. of Questions Segment wise Break Up Duration (in minutes)
Mental Ability Test (MAT) 50 45
Language Test (LT) 50 English 50 items or Hindi 50 items 45
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 100 40 Science, 20 Maths & 40 Social Science 90

Each question carries 1 mark.

All questions in the booklets are objective type.


Daman & Diu NTSE result 2017-2018 will be declared after the examination. Candidates can check the examination result from the official website of NCERT or through the direct link will be posted below after the announcement of result.

Selection Procedure

Stage-I selection will be done by States/UTs and those who qualify Stage-I, will be eligible to appear for Stage-II examination, conducted by NCERT.

Qualifying Marks – Qualifying marks for candidates from General category 40% in each paper and for candidates from SC, ST and PH is 32% in each paper


About one thousand scholarships are awarded for different stages of education as follows:

  • Scholarship of Rs.1250- per month for Class-XI to XII
  • Scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post-graduates.
  • Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. is fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.

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