The NTSE is conducted by the NCERT for the students of Class 10. The exam was earlier conducted at class 8 level , but from the year 2012-2013 it is being conducted for the students of class 10.
The exam consists of two parts :
Mental Ability Test(MAT) which consists of questions based on Logical analysis.
Scholastic Ability Test(SAT)which consists of questions based on syllabus across all subjects.
The state and Union territory quota is computed on the basis of number of students enrolled.
The scholarship of Rs. 500/- per month is 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 fulfilment of the conditions provided.