The National Talent Search Examination or NTSE is a talent-based evaluation system for students of Class X. It is based on the central and state syllabus and can be quite intensive. As a result, many students tend to fear the examination and not take part in it. While it is optional, there are many benefits of clearing NTSE. About 3,00,000 students from all over the country sit for this examination. Only 2,000 qualify to get a scholarship. While the stakes are high, here are the significant benefits of clearing NTSE exam:
Getting A Scholarship
One of the best things that you receive after clearing an NTSE is the scholarship. Once you clear Class X, you will be looking at a different world of different streams: Science, Finance, and the Humanities. Each one of them has its own kind of expenses. As a student with a plan, you do not want financial obstacles to stop you. Once you clear NTSE, you get a sum of Rs. 1250 per month for your higher secondary studies and Rs. 2000 per month for your undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You even get financial support in your doctorate level as per the UGC norms.
Going For Foreign Universities
NTSE is a famous national examination which is respected in foreign universities too. Many of us want to go to a foreign university once we graduate from school. But going to an international university can be a very costly affair. While you can get scholarships from those universities too, the competition is huge and goes ‘global’. However, if you clear the NTSE and update your CV, you get an edge over any other non-NTSE qualified student applying from India.
Getting Admitted In Indian Colleges Or Other Education Institutes
If you have qualified NTSE, then you can get into your favourite college easily. Many colleges keep a few seats reserved for NTSE qualifiers. Not only colleges but also coaching centres respect NTSE-qualified students and prioritize them over non-NTSE qualified students. They can even give huge discounts to students who have qualified NTSE.
Getting A Job
NTSE is widely seen as a sign of competence in a student. Hence, when you go hunting for a job, you will get an extra edge if you have cleared NTSE. Government jobs and private sectors will prefer you over other freshers. You are seen as a resourceful and capable candidate for handling responsibilities.
Building Up A Confidence
NTSE is a competitive examination. You will be competing, first, with the state, then with the nation. Only 2,000 people will qualify for the prestigious scholarship among around 3,00,000 participants. If you are one of the 2,000, it boosts your confidence level. Plus, you get an experience of competitive examinations too. Since most government examinations are competitive, you will be better prepared to handle the pressure when you sit for them after your graduation.
NTSE will give you a lot of advantages in several areas of your life. So, gulp down any of your doubts, be confident and try to crack this prestigious examination. Get into the top 2,000 and see how your academic career changes before you.