NTSE Goa Exam 2019
Sachin Malik, 07 Sep 2018, #NTSE

NTSE Goa Exam 2019: State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Goa, will conduct stage 1 of Goa NTSE 2019 on November 4, 2018. NTSE Goa exam 2019 will be conducted for class 10 students from the state. Application process for Goa NTSE exam 2019 has been closed already. The last date to apply was August 31, 2018. NTSE 2019 exam will be held in two stages, stage 1 and 2. NTSE stage 1 is the state level selection round for NTSE stage 2. After NTSE Goa exam 2019, 25 students will be selected for NTSE 2019 stage 2. The Stage 2 exam will be conducted by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on May 12, 2019. For more details such as cut offs, results, exam pattern of Goa NTSE exam 2019, scroll down.

NTSE Goa Exam 2019 - Overview

Name of the examination

National Talent Search Examination, Goa

Abbreviation used


Level of the exam

State/ UT

Date of exam

 November 4, 2018

Conducted by

State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Goa

State/UT Liaison Officer &


Sh. Jaywant Waman Naik


Education Officer

Directorate of Education

State Council of Educational Research and


Alto-Porvorim Bardez-403521 (Goa)

Ph. 0832-2417276


Eligibility Criteria

  • 70% marks in class 9 for general category applicants.

  • 55% marks in class 9 for SC, ST, and OBC categories.

Mode of examination

Pen and paper.

Medium of Exam



NTSE Goa Important Dates and Events 2019

Given below are the important dates related to Goa NTSE 2019 exam. Candidates must keep this calendar handy so as not to skip any important event.



Application begins

First week of August, 2018

Application concludes

August 31, 2018

NTSE Goa Exam 2019

November 4, 2018

NTSE Goa Results

Last week of January, 2018

NTSE 2019, Stage 2

May 12, 2019

NTSE Goa Eligibility Criteria 2019

Stage 1 NTSE 2019 for Goa will be conducted for students currently studying in class 10, and are yet ot appear in the board examination. Also, students must have a secore of at least 70% marks in class 9 for general category, and 55% for reserved categories to be eligible to apply. Open schooling class 10 students can also apply for the talent search given that she or he is not working a job along with their studies.


NTSE Goa Application Form 2019

TThe State Liaison officer had emailed the NTSE application form to all the schools. Students had to collect the forms offline from their respective schools. Application forms for Goa NTSE 2019 were available offline only in the first week of August, 2018. Students had to fill the form offline and submit it to the school authorities by Augsut 31. There was no NTSE Goa application fee.

How to fill NTSE application form 2019?

Students aspiring to participate in Goa NTSE exam 2019 could follow these basic steps to apply for the exam:

  • Collect application form from the state liaison’s officer of Goa NTSE or your school.

  • Fill up all the required details such as preferred examination center, category etc.

  • Fill the admit card form attached in the application form with required details and paste the photograph at the designated column.

  • DO NOT detach the admit card form from the application form.

  • Submit the application form to the school authorities by August 31, 2018. If any student fails to submit the application form on the prescribed time-line, application form will not be accepted.

  • Collect the admit card/ hall pass from the state liaison’s officer at least 10 days before Goa NTSE 2019. 

NTSE Goa Exam Pattern 2019

Exam pattern shares the vital information of exam like types of questions, marks allocated to each question, time allotted etc. Exam for Goa NTSE 2019 will contain 2 tests, Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). Both the tests will have 100 questions each. There will be no negative marking in NTSE Goa 2019, and each question is for 1 marks. Please note that Language test is no longer a part of NTSE stage 1 exams.


NTSE Goa Exam Pattern 2019


Exam pattern

Time Duration

Qualifying scores

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

100 questions worth 1 mark each.

120 minutes

  • For general category: 40% of the maximum marks.

  • For SC, ST, and PH: 32% of the maximum marks.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100 questions worth 1 mark each.

120 minutes.

  • For general category: 40% of the maximum marks.

  • For SC, ST, and PH: 32% of the maximum marks.

NTSE Goa Answer Key 2019

Candidates can expect the release of official answer key for Goa NTSE exam by the last week of November 2018. Unofficial answer key will be available on the websites of various coaching institutes by the second week of November 2018. Candidates can use NTSE Goa Answer Key to calculate an estimate of their scores for Goa NTSE 2019. Answer key for Goa NTSE exam will be posted here as soon as it is released officially by SCERT, Goa.


NTSE Goa Results 2019

Students can expect the results for stage 1 Goa NTSE by the last week of January, 2019. NTSE Goa results 2019 will contain a merit list of students selected for second/ final stage of the talent search, and the name of their schools. NTSE Goa result 2010 will be downloadable in a PDF file.


NTSE Goa Sample Papers

Those appearing NTSE Goa exam 2019 should prepare with sample papers for the exam. NTSE Goa sample papers are previous years’ solved question papers. Practicing with Goa NTSE sample papers will help students get familiar with the exam pattern, time duration etc, of the exam.


NTSE Goa Sample Papers 2019

Students appearing for NTSE Goa exam 2019 should prepare with sample papers for the exam.. NTSE Goa sample papers are solved question papers of previous exams. Candidates appearing for NTSE Goa exam 2019 should prepare with these sample papers to get familiar with the exam pattern and its time duration. Official sample papers for Goa NTSE will be posted here as soon as they are available on website of SCERT, Goa.


NTSE Stage 2 Scholarships and awards

NTSE exams began with the aim to reduce student dropout rate from schools across India. Under the programme 1000 scholarships are distributed each year. Students selected from NTSE Goa exam 2018 will compete for the 1000 scholarship at NTSE 2019.

NTSE Scholarship Amount:

Education level

Scholarship Amount

Classes 11th to 12th

Rs. 1,250 per month


Rs. 2,000 per month


Rs. 2,000 per month


As per UGC norms.

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