NTSE Maharashtra Exam 2019
Sachin Malik, 27 Nov 2018, #NTSE

NTSE Maharashtra 2019 - Maharashtra State Council of Examinations (MSCE), Maharashtra, will announce the NTSE Maharashtra result 2019 in the third week of March in the online mode. NTSE Maharashtra stage 1 exam was conducted on November 4, 2018. The NTSE 2019 admit card was handed over to students by the school authority. Candidates were advised to collect the same from their respective school. The application form of Maharashtra NTSE 2019 had been made available on August 16, 2018. The last date to submit the online application was extended upto September 23 without late fees and September 29 including late fees. Students of Maharashtra, studying in class 10 were eligible to apply for the scholarship exam.

As per the exam pattern, there are two sections in the test namely Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of 100 marks each. Each section has to be answered within a duration of 120 minutes and to qualify, a student needs to secure 40% (32% for SC/ST/PH) in both the papers separately. NTSE is held in two stages; stage 1 is the state level talent search exam which is also the qualifying exam for stage 2. National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will conduct stage 2 NTSE 2019 on May 12, 2019. Scroll down for further details on NTSE Maharashtra 2019 including dates, application, eligibility and so on.

NTSE Maharashtra Result 2019

Students can expect the results for stage 1 Maharashtra NTSE 2019 to be out by the third week of March, 2019. NTSE Maharashtra results 2019 will contain MAT, SAT and overall scores of each candidate. Students can check their results at the official website of MSCE, Pune. Students will be required to fill in their seat number and their school codes to check their results.


NTSE Maharashtra Cutoff 2019

Students appearing for NTSE Maharashtra exam 2019 can expect the cutoffs to be out with exam results. NTSE Maharashtra cutoffs are the least qualifying scores for stage 2 NTSE 2019. Stage 1 Maharashtra NTSE cut off for MAT, SAT, and overall scores will be available here as soon as they are released officially.

NTSE Maharashtra 2019 - Overview

Name of the examination

National Talent Search Examination

Abbreviation used


Level of the exam


Date of exam

November 4, 2018

Conducted by

Maharashtra State Council of Examinations ( MSCE)

State/UT Liaison Officer &




Sh.Sukhdeo Hari Dere


Maharashtra State Council of


17-Dr. Ambedkar Road

Pune-411001 (Maharashtra)



Contact details:




Fax 020-26129919


Mode of examination

Pen and paper.

Medium of Exam

Marathi and English

NTSE Maharashtra 2019 - Important Dates and Events



Application begins

August 16, 2018

Application concludes

September 23, 2018

Deadline for submitting the application with late fee

September 29, 2018

NTSE Maharashtra Exam 2018

November 4, 2018

NTSE Maharashtra Result

Third week of March, 2018

NTSE 2019, Stage 2

May 12, 2019

NTSE Maharashtra 2019 - Eligibility Criteria

Students currently studying in class 10 from Maharashtra were eligible to apply for Maharashtra NTSE 2019.


NTSE Maharashtra 2019 - Application Form

MSCE released NTSE Maharashtra 2019 application form online on August 16, 2018. The last date to apply was September 14, while students could submit the form with late fee till September 22, 2018. Students could acquire the forms from their respective schools, fill it offline and submit it after paying the required fee (Rs. 120). Students were also able to download the form online by clicking on the link given on this page and registering themselves. After filling the form, they had to submit the same to their schools. NTSE Maharashtra exam application form were then submitted to the state liaison’s officer by the school authority before the last date. Candidates had to enter the following details while registering for Maharashtra NTSE 2019:

  • School UDISE Code
  • School Name
  • School Address Details
  • Principal / HM Mobile Number
  • School Email ID

Snapshot of the registration window for Maharashtra NTSE 2019 has been given below:

NTSE Maharashtra registration


 Click Here to apply for NTSE Maharashtra Application Form (Closed)

NTSE Maharashtra 2019 - Exam Fee

Details on examination fee for Maharashtra NTSE exam 2019 have been given below. Payment of exam fee was to be done through SBI (State Bank of Indian) Challan only.

NTSE Maharashtra 2019 Application fee details

Payment of fee

Amount to be paid

Payment of application fee on time (Before September 23, 2018) 

Rs. 150

Application fee with late fee (can be paid till September 29, 2018)

Rs. 275


NTSE Maharashtra 2019 - Exam Pattern

Examination for stage 1 Maharashtra NTSE 2019 will be conducted in two parts, Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). MAT and SAT will contain 100 questions each. There will be no negative marking in NTSE Maharashtra 2019, and each question is worth 1 mark. Language Test or Language Comprehension Test will not be a part of stage 1 NTSE this year as per fresh notifications released by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).


NTSE Maharashtra 2019 - Exam Pattern


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 Maharashtra Question Papers 2019

Applicants of Maharashtra NTSE exam 2019 should prepare with sample papers for the exam. Students can download the sample papers for NTSE 2019 on the official website of NCERT under the title ‘Learn about the test’. Practicing with Maharashtra NTSE exam 2019 sample papers will help students get familiar with the new exam pattern, time duration etc, of the exam. Language test or Language Comprehension Test will not be a part of stage 1 NTSE for 2019 as per notification released by NCERT. Sample papers for Maharashtra NTSE 2019 will be available for download here, as soon as they are available.


NTSE Maharashtra Answer Key 2019

Students who appeared for Maharashtra NTSE 2019 can expect the release of official answer key for Maharashtra NTSE exam 2019 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. Answer key for Maharashtra NTSE exam 2019 will be posted here as soon as it is released officially by MSCE, Maharashtra. Students should use NTSE Maharashtra Answer Key to calculate an estimate of their scores for Maharashtra NTSE 2019 exam.


Stage 2 NTSE 2019 - Scholarships and awards

Under NTSE programme 1000 scholarships are distributed each year by the national conducting body NCERT. Students selected through NTSE Maharashtra 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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