NTSE Assam 2019
Jayita Sardar, 02 Feb 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Assam 2019 - SCERT Assam will release the NTSE Assam result in the second week of March 2019. SCERT has conducted NTSE Assam 2019 on November 4, 2018. The NTSE admit card 2019 were available on the official website. Candidates could download the same after October 22, 2018. The application process of NTSE Assam 2019 started from September 15, 2018. The last date to submit online application form was October 10, 2018. The National Talent Search Examination(NTSE) Assam is the first level of the talent search examination conducted on November 4, 2018. NTSE Assam 2019 is conducted by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) in the offline mode and students who qualify this exam can appear for NTSE stage 2 on May 12, 2019. To be eligible to appear, general category students have to score minimum 40% in their 9th standard.

In the first stage, contestants are chosen for the national level through two vigorous tests- MAT( Mental Ability Test) and SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). Last year, 104 Students were selected from NTSE Assam stage 1. The national level of NTSE 2019 is conducted by National Council of Education Research. The purpose of this competition is to search for talents in biology, chemistry, english, mathematics and physics dispersed throughout the country, its states and its union territories.

NTSE Assam 2019: Overview

Name of the Examination

National Talent Search Examination, Assam


NTSE Assam

Level of the Examination


Conducted By

State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT)

Eligibility Criteria

General category students student scoring 40% and Reserved Category students scoring 32%

Mode of Examination

Pen and Paper

Medium of Examination

Assamese or English

NTSE Assam Important Dates 2019

Below is the table comprising dates of NTSE Assam 2019.



Application Begins

September 15, 2018

Last date of Application form submission

October 10, 2018

Release of Admit Card Online 

Last week of October 2018

NTSE Assam, Stage 1 

November 4, 2018

NTSE, Second 2

May 12, 2019

NTSE Assam Result 2019

The result of NTSE Assam 2018-19 is expected to come around the second week of March in 2019. The result will be published online. The SCERT publishes the merit list containing the name of students who qualify in the first round. NTSE Assam result mentions details like candidate’s name, roll number, school name, district and exam details which would include marks obtained in MAT, SAT and the total score. After this, the stage 2 examination of NTSE is expected to be conducted on May 12, 2019. The result of NTSE, 2nd stage for awarding scholarships is expected to be announced in the month of September 2019 by National Council of Educational Research and Training.

NTSE Assam Cutoff - Subject-wise and category-wise

 NTSE Assam Cut off is the score required to get through the first level. Below is the list of cut off marks for 2017-18. Students can get some ideas about the approximate cut off marks based on the table.

















NTSE Assam Eligibility Criteria 2019

Students studying in Class X in Govt./Local Body/Govt. Aided school /private school were eligible to appear in the examination. In their 9th standard, candidates from the general category should have scored 40% in each paper while SC, ST, PH should have scored 32%.

NTSE Assam Exam Pattern 2019:

NTSE Assam 2019, conducts two tests on the first level.


Number of Questions

Maximum marks






SAT (Math, Science and Social Science)




NTSE Assam Application Procedure 2019 

Here’s a step-by-step instruction for the students on how to apply for the first stage of NTSE Assam.

Step 1: Students must click on the link given to fill NTSE application form for Assam stage 1 exam. 

Step 2: Documents required for the application are as follows,

a) scanned copy of candidates photograph

b) Scanned copy of the candidate’s signature

c) scanned copy of candidates declaration by Gazetted Officer,

d) scanned copy of candidates caste certificate( Only for SC and ST candidates)

e) Scanned copy of candidates disability certificate( Disabled candidates).

Step 3: Download and print the Declaration by the Gazetted Officer and get it filled up by the head of the institution/ Gazetted Officer. Scan the same and keep it ready while online form submission.

Step 4: Fill the application form carefully and upload scanned photograph and signature(Size of photograph and signature should not be greater than 35kb and 30kb, respectively. The photograph and signature should be either in ‘.jpeg’, or ‘.jpg’ format). It should be written without cap or goggles, spectacles are allowed. Candidates not complying with these instructions or with unclear photograph are liable to be rejected. 

Step 5: Please remember the password given to you. It is important for further login. Call the helpline no. 09769199421(Monday to Saturday: 10 AM to 6 PM).

Step 6: After submitting the online application form, you should take SBI bank E-challan printout which is in two parts. You can log in with your password and take a printout of your online submission form after successful payment.

Step 7: The applicant’s email-id and mobile number will be used for further communication.

Click here to fill NTSE Assam application form 2019 (Closed)

NTSE Assam Application Fee 2019

 A general category of students had to pay Rs.200 and SC/ST category of students had to pay Rs.150. For online submission of application, candidates had to deposit fee in any SBI Branch E-challan generated by the online portal. In case, any confusion, the students may contact the Liaison Officer( K.U Ahmed) by D.S.E over telephone number is 0361-2381657(0) during work hours Helpline No- 09869226648( Monday to Saturday: 10 A.M to 5 P.M)

NTSE Assam Admit Card 2019

Admit Card would be available to the students for NTSE Assam 2018-19 after October 20, 2018, on the official website of Board of Secondary Education, Assam. The candidate could download his/her admit card by putting his/her name. Please note, any candidate who fails to provide the information required, admit card would not be issued against that student.

NTSE Assam Syllabus 2019


Subjects and syllabus

Mental Ability Test

Verbal reasoning test: alphabetic test, analogy, analytic reasoning, arithmetic reasoning, blood relations, coding-decoding, direct sense test, fill in the blanks, word sequencing, Venn diagrams, questions on direction, word problems, clock problems, series completion test, truth verification, hypothetical situations.

Non-verbal reasoning test, questions will be based on: analogy, analytic reasoning, dot fixing situation, classification, embedded figures, folding/ cutting paper, complete the figures, mirror images, problems on cubes and dice, transparent paper folding, water images. 

Scholastic Aptitude Test

Mathematics: algebra-expressions, arithmetic progression, basic geometry, circles, coordinated geometry, direct & inverse variations, exponent, linear equation, number system, probability, quadratic equations, simple & compound interest, square root and cube root, triangles, trigonometry, statistics, surface area and volume.

Science: acid, bases and salts, air, carbon and its compounds, cellular level of organisms, diversity in living organisms, fibers and plastics, food production and management, light, magnetism & electricity, evolution, measurement, metals & non-metals, environment, periodic classification of elements, physical & chemical changes in matter, source of energy, structure of an atom, water.

Social sciences:

History: culture, science, & literature, early medieval period, Indus valley civilization, introduction of ancient Indian history, Jainism, Buddhism, and conquerors from other countries and nations, medieval architecture and culture, national movement, new empires and kingdoms, popular movements and social reforms, revolt of 1857, the Mauryas, Mughal empire, Vedic period.

Civics: democracy, diversity and livelihood, economic presence of the government, India & its neighboring countries, state government, judiciary, UN & other international agencies, Union government.

Geography: agriculture, atmosphere, industries, internal structure of earth and rocks, major domains and land-forms, maps and globe, motion of the earth, natural vegetation, environment of India, resources and development, solar system.

How to prepare for NTSE Assam 2019

Preparing for NTSE Assam and successfully cracking it requires covering material from both text and out-of-syllabus books. But if you look at the question pattern that has been prevalent in NTSE Assam examination for past few years, it can give you an idea about the framework which you need to follow to successfully crack the NTSE Assam. To prepare for NTSE Assam students must refer to the syllabus mentioned in this article.

NTSE Assam Answer Key 2019

NTSE Assam Answer Key is the compilation of correct answers that are published by various coaching centres online. The official Answer key of NTSE Assam is not published on the official website. The unofficial answer keys are usually available for the students online after few hours of examination.

NTSE Reservation Criteria 2019

 NTSE scholarships are distributed to the categories fixed by the government norms. ST, SC and Physically handicapped candidates would be granted reservation as the table below suggests. Please note, the state quota for Assam is 89.


Percentage of seats assigned





Physically handicapped


Overall percentage

26.5% out of 1000

About NTSE

The result of NTSE Assam will be published around the middle of March 2019. Successful candidates after that will go compete in the next level which is NTSE, stage 2. NTSE, stage 2 would be conducted on May 12, 2019. The result of stage 2 examination will be released by the second week of September 2019. The amount of money successful candidates of NTSE, stage 2 would be granted to is as follows.

Educational Level

Scholarship Amount

Classes 11th to 12th

Rs. 1250


Rs. 2000


Rs. 2000


As per UGC norms

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