NTSE Puducherry 2019
Kumud Sahni, 10 Sep 2018, #NTSE

NTSE Puducherry 2019 - DSE, Puducherry will organize the annual National Talent Search Examination for Puducherry on November 4, 2018. The application process of NTSE Puducherry 2019 started on August 3, 2018. The last date to fill and submit application form was September 6, 2018. NTSE Puducherry is conducted only for class 10 students from the state as selection round for NTSE stage 2. Selected students will also receive a sum of Rs. 5,000 by DSE as a one-time incentive. Further, Rs. 10,000 will be awarded to those candidates from NTSE Puducherry who successfully qualify in NTSE stage 2 as well. National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will conduct NTSE stage 2, 2019 on May 12, 2019. Students aspiring to participate should read further for eligibility, application, and preparation of NTSE Puducherry 2019.


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NTSE Puducherry 2019 - Exam Overview

Name of the examination

National Talent Search Examination

State/ Union-Territory


Abbreviation used


Level of the exam


Date of exam

November 4 2018

Conducted by

Directorate of School Education (DSE), Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent

State/UT Liaison Officer &



Dr. J.Krishna Raju

Joint Director

Directorate of School Education,

Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent.

Edn. Complex, Anna Nagar




Method of Answering

Shade the desired answer in OMR sheet using ball point pen.

Application Process

Online and Offline

Frequency of Exam


Eligibility Criteria

For class 10 students.

Medium of examination


NTSE Puducherry 2019 - New Changes!

Exam Pattern - Language Test or Language Comprehension Test will not be a part of the examination. The exam will be conducted for MAT and SAT only.

Time Duration-Time duration for NTSE stage 1 is 4 hours. MAT and SAT will be conducted for 2 hours each.


NTSE Puducherry 2019 - Important Dates



Application begins

 August 3, 2018

Application concludes

September 6, 2018 (Over)

Hall Ticket

October 29, 2018

NTSE Puducherry 2019

November 4, 2018

NTSE Puducherry Results 2019

Last week of January 2018

Stage 2 NTSE 2019

May 12, 2019

NTSE Puducherry Eligibility Criteria 2019

As per the eligibility criteria for NTSE stage 1, only class 10 students from Puducherry can apply for NTSE Puducherry 2019. Further, the candidate should be a class 10 student of the current academic year (2018-19) to be eligible to apply. NMMS scholarship holders are also eligible to appear for the exam.


NTSE Puducherry Application Form 2019

The application form for Puducherry NTSE 2019 were available for download from August 3, 2018. Students who aspired to participate, had to submit properly filled and attested application form to the state liaison officer by September 6, 2018. To successfully apply for NTSE Puducherry 2019, on should have followed the instructions provided in the section below.


NTSE Puducherry 2019 - How to apply?


Downloading and filling in the forms

  • Download and print a copy of the application form from the official website of DSE, Puducherry.

  • Fill all required details correctly in the form and get it attested from the head of the institution.

  • Gather all the signatures as asked in the application form.

  • Attach the required documents. Find the required documents in the following section.

Required Documents

  • Passport-sized, coloured photographs in the school uniform.

  • Attested copy of caste reservation certificate for reserved categories (SC/ ST/ PH) 

Application form submission - Application forms should be submitted to the respective schools latest by or on September 6, 2018.


NTSE Puducherry Admit Card 2019


The hall ticket/admit card for NTSE Puducherry 2019 will be available with the school authorities by October 29, 2018. Students can collect their admit cards from the schools October 29 onwards. Students are not allowed to enter the examination hall without their admit card/ hall ticket.


NTSE Puducherry Preparation 2019


The most practical and easy way to prepare for NTSE Puducherry 2019 is going through the examination pattern, syllabus, sample papers or old question papers for NTSE Puducherry. Students preparing for the exam will find all these preparation essentials covered in the following sections.


NTSE Puducherry Exam Pattern 2019


The examination pattern for NTSE stage 1 exams has been revised by NCERT for this year. As mentioned earlier, language test is no longer a part of the examination, and only Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Ability Test will be conducted. MAT and SAT will have 100 questions each. No negative marking exists in NTSE Puducherry exam 2019, and each question is for 1 mark. Find more information on NTSE Puducherry 2019 exam pattern in the following table.


NTSE Puducherry Exam Pattern


Exam Particulars

Time duration

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

Question type - Multiple choice, objective

Number of questions -100 questions

Marks per question - 1 mark



120 minutes

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Question type - Multiple choice, objective


Number of questions -100 questions

  • Science-40

  • Mathematics-20

  • Social Science-40

Marks per question - 1 mark


120 minutes

NTSE Puducherry Syllabus 2019


NCERT does not release a prescribed syllabus for NTSE stage 1. But, it does release a PDF file by the name ‘‘Learn about the National Talent Search Tests’. The PDF contains information on Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Ability Test to be conducted in NTSE Puducherry 2019 and stage 1 exams for other states.


NTSE Puducherry Sample Papers and Question Papers


Students preparing for the exam should include the sample paper and old question papers in their preparation material. NTSE Puducherry sample papers and old question papers will help students develop an understanding of the exam pattern, type of question etc asked in the exam. Students should also practice such that they finish the two tests in the given time period with enough time left for revision.


NTSE Puducherry Answer Key 2019

It is the expected that the answer key for NTSE Puducherry will be released in the last week of November 2019. NTSE Puducherry answer key 2019 will contain correct answers for MAT and SAT. Students who appeared for the exam can use the answer key to recheck the answers they gave, and calculate what scores they may have obtained in the exam. Alternative answer keys by leading coaching institutes such as Allen, Resonance and more will release their answer key for NTSE Puducherry within a week of exam date.


NTSE Puducherry Cutoff 2019


DSE, Puducherry will be releasing the cut off for NTSE Puducherry 2019 by the last week of January 2019. NTSE Puducherry cut off 2019 is the minimum score required to qualify for NTSE stage 2. Separate cut offs for general and reserved categories will be released by the conducting body. Students can refer to the cut off of their respective categories and determine their qualification for NTSE stage 2, 2019. Check this year’s and previous year cut off in the tables below.

NTSE Puducherry Cut off


Cut off 2019

Cut off 2018


(to be declared)



(to be declared)



(to be declared)



(to be declared)


NTSE Puducherry Result 2019


The results of NTSE Puducherry 2019 will be declared by the last week of January 2019. NTSE Puducherry 2019 will be available for download in a PDF file. Participants will find their MAT, SAT, and overall scores in the exam in the PDF. DSE, Puducherry will also release a list of selected candidates for NTSE stage 2, 2019.


NTSE 2019- Scholarships and Awards


A total of 1,000 scholarships are distributed each year under NTSE programme by NCERT. Students selected through Puducherry NTSE will participate in NTSE stage 2, 2019 for merit-based scholarships. The scholarship amount under NTSE programme is expected to be increased in the following years. Students can check the amount offered in the current year in the table below.


NTSE 2019 - 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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