Centre increased NTSE Scholarship numbers from 1000 to 2000 – In 2019, the government had announced to increase the number of scholarship for National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) to be awarded to the students. From this year onwards, the govt would select over 2000 NTSE scholars instead of 1000.
Every year the NTSE is conducted under the National Talent Search Scheme to identify those students who are talented and provide them assistance in order to continue their studies with the help of scholarship amount.
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The students who are in 10th standard are eligible to give this exam. After fulfilling certain conditions, the scholarship amount continues until the PhD level. The candidates who successfully crack this exam get Rs 1250 per month during their X and XII. During their UG and PG courses they get Rs 2000 per month. Those who are pursuing PhD are given scholarship in accordance with the University Grants Commission (UGC) norms.
The talented candidates are identified through two process. In the first process, the States or Union Territories conduct exams to select the students. Then the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) conducts a national level exam for the final selection. The exam syllabus is similar to that of Class syllabus.