Foundation Section

Foundation Course 1


The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a prestigious talent based evaluation system designed for Class X students. The assessment is based on the syllabus of state and central education board. It basically focuses on understanding how well have the students understood the concepts and skills learnt in the school syllabus. It helps the students analyze their strength and weaknesses. Every year approximately 300000 students appear for the exam of which 1000 are awarded with scholarship, 775 being from general quota.

Apart from getting an special place in his/her C.V they also get the below mentioned benefits:

1. The biggest advantage for the students who have cleared the NTSE exam is, they are eligible for additional scholarship from central government worth ₹500 per year.

2. An NTSE scholar students who opts to study further in Science and Social Science stream get scholarship upto doctorate level and students opting for professional courses get scholarship till post graduate level.

3. When planning to study abroad or applying scholarship in US, the students who have cleared NTSE scholarship exam are preferred over other students, as the abroad universities and education institutes are aware of the scheme. They are aware that the students with high intellectual skills and talent can only clear this exam.

4. NTSE is a very competitive exam and only 1000 qualified students are granted scholarship. This exam also prepares the students in cracking future competitive exams, as it helps the students analyze where they stand, what are their strengths and weaknesses.

5. Many renowned colleges in India have exclusive seats reserved for NTSE qualified students, The NTSE scholar students can clear the entrance test of the institute with good score as they have already cleared NTSE scholarship exam which would help them top the entrance test and get direct admission to the famous or prestigious Institution.

6. Having a title of NTSE Scholar on your CV is a great thing to have and comes up with many advantages over other candidates.  NTSE students are preferred when applying for a government job and also are accepted in various private and prestigious jobs. As they can face the interview well.

7. An NTSE scholar gets discount on the books and course material at high school levels, which helps the student to purchase expensive books in affordable cost which would help them study well and build a base for bright future.

8. If the student is willing to shift to another school/curriculumn the school an NTSE scholar is given more preference over the other students.

9. NTSE scholar gets benefits during NDA selections.

10. The NTSE scholar gets discount in course fees for JEE or any other medical coaching.

11. IIIT-H NOK examination have extra seats booked for NTSE and KVPY scholars.

12. An NTSE Scholar gets bonus marks for admission in IIIT - D undergrad program. An NTSE scholar can earn 6 bonus points.

13. An NTSE scholar gets ₹15000 at the end of class XI

14. You get fame in newspaper advertisements by the coaching institute you are studying in as they would like to advertise that their coaching institutes have scholars, which would grab other students for their institute.

15. An NTSE scholar will be eligible for SHE scholarship and can have and added advantage of it.

16. If an NTSE scholar is applying for MS/MBA abroad, on applying for scholarships additional marks are given for being an NTSE scholar which would benefit them and ease them get through it.


For those new to NTSE, here is some basic information for you. NTSE is a national level scholarship exam under NTS scheme in Indian since 1963. It spots and acknowledges students studying at the class X level with high intellectual and tutorial talent.

The scholarship scheme is awarded to candidates for pursuing courses in Humanities, Fine arts, Languages, Vocational Studies, Social Sciences, Sciences and Commerce up to doctoral level and in professional courses like management, law, engineering, medicines, and technology, up to second-degree level.

The examination is conducted in 2 stages.

1. 1st Stage is conducted at State Level by States and Union Territories

2. 2nd Stage is conducted at National Level by NCERT

How Clearing NTSE Gives You a Competitive Edge

The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a prestigious talent based evaluation system designed for Class 10 students. The skill-based assessment is based on the syllabi of different central and state education boards, and primarily focuses on measuring how well the students have learned the concepts and skills underlying the school syllabus. The national level scholarship test is one of the best determinants of the student’s strengths and weaknesses. Approximately 300,000 students appear in this scholarship exam every year, and 1000 scholarships are awarded, out of which 775 are for candidates from General Quota.

An NTSE scholar definitely gets an edge in his or her C.V. and also enjoys some key benefits as discussed herewith:


The biggest advantage is that the Central Government awards scholarships to the students who have cleared NTSE exam. A scholarship of RS 500 per year is awarded to the successful students. Students seeking admission in Science and Social Science stream is granted scholarship till Doctorate level while students in professional courses get the scholarship till postgraduate level.

Get Preference in Study Abroad

The universities and education institutes abroad are familiar with NTSE scholarship exam and give preference to students who have qualified it. So, if you are considering studying abroad or wanting to apply for U.S. scholarship, you will definitely get an edge over others.

Build Confidence

NTSE is a competitive examination and only 1000 qualified students are granted scholarship. Qualifying in this examination needs perseverance and talent, and helps to instill confidence in to crack similar exams in future. The examination allows a student to know where he or she stands, pinpoints the areas of strengths and weaknesses and improves the student’s ability to understand the underlying concepts

Get Admission in Top Education Institutes

In India, there are some colleges that have reserved seats exclusively for students who have qualified NTSE. The prestigious examination is the gateway to seek admission in some of the top institutions in the country and aboard. An NTSE scholar can pass the admission test of a college and get direct entry to it.

You Get a Competitive Edge When Applying for a Job

Qualifying the scholarship exam is an added advantage when you apply for jobs. An NTSE scholar is given more preference in government jobs and is also helpful when appearing for interviews in different prestigious jobs. It is also widely accepted for private jobs.


Another benefit is that students enjoy discounts on books and course materials at high school level. Therefore, they can afford to buy good and expensive books for better study. In case where a student wants to apply for admission in another school, a candidate who has qualified in NTSE is given more preference.

Considering the benefits of clearing NTSE, both to improve your knowledge base and in terms of pursuing your academic career, start preparing for this prestigious exam and excel in your field of interest. It is a self-assessment and scholarship examination that tests your ability in the best possible manner.

Foundation Course 2


Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition is conducted by The Greater Bombay Science Teachers' Association since 1981 to encourage students to take interest in science, to inculcate scientific attitude and to search science talent in students and motive them towards basic sciences as well as to clear the scientific concepts among them.

1. Who can participate : - Students studying only in 6th std. and 9th std.
2. Medium :- English, Semi-English and Marathi ( Note :- Students participating from Semi-English can choose medium either English or Marathi as per their comfort level but once selected medium should not be changed for further level.)
3. Boards :- All Boards (SSC / CBSE / ICSE / IB etc.)
4. Regions :-
     I. MUMBAI : Mumbai and Mumbai suburban’s.
     II. THANE : Thane, Palghar, Raigad.
     III. PUNE : Pune, Solapur, Ahmadnagar.
     IV. NASHIK : Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Nandurbar.
     V. KOLHAPUR : Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, Ratnagiri & Sindhudurg.
     VI. AURANGABAD : Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed, Latur, Osmanabad, Nanded, Hingoli, Parbhani.
     VII. VIDHARBH : Akola, Buldhana, Amravati, Washim, Yavatmal, Wardha, Nagpur, Bhandara, Gondia, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur
5. Stages of Competition :-
     I. Phase I :- Written Competition
     II. Phase II :- Practical Competition
     III. Phase III :- A. General Interview and B.Evaluation of Action Research Project.

Foundation Course 3


Why Maharashtra Talent Search Examination Started ?

The existing school curriculum and the examination system are  unable to identify and motivate the talented students. It is, therefore, as a national and social binding, the Centre for Talent Search and Excellence, N. Wadia College, Pune has undertaken the search of Talented Students through"Maharashtra Talent Search Examination" since 1992.

Aims of M.T.S.E.

Why Maharashtra Talent Search Examination Started ?

1. To Search the talented students.
2. To equip the students for NTS (std.X) and other competitive examinations in future. 
3.  To encourage the students to appear for various competitive examinations  and to create an urge and ambition to succeed in each examinations from an early age.
4. To honor and encourage the selected students by awarding scholarships and prizes.