NTSE Punjab 2018-19

NTSE Punjab 2018-19NTSE Punjab 2018-19: National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), Punjab, is the first stage of the national NTSE 2018-19. NTSE stage 1, Punjab is conducted by State Council for Educational Research & Training (SCERT) in the first week of November 2018 for students studying in the 10th standard. The applications for NTSE Punjab 2018-19 will begin by the second week of September, 2018-19. Students who clear stage 1 NTSE Punjab will qualify for the Stage 2 of NTSE, which is held during mid-May, Every year, 99 students are selected in the state level talent hunt to compete in the second stage of NTSE 2018-19, the nation-wide talent search programme. The National level NTSE Stage 2 is conducted by National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT). The aim of the nation-wide talent search programme is to search for talent in biology, chemistry, english, mathematics, and physics dispersed throughout the country, its states, and its union-territories.

This article by Careers360 is your comprehensive guide for NTSE Punjab 2018-19 stage 1. You will also find details on preparation and various exam criteria in the sections below.

 

NTSE Punjab 2018-19: An Overview

Name of the examination

National Talent Search Examination

Abbreviation

NTSE

Level of the exam

State

Conducted by

State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Punjab.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 70% marks in 9th standard for general category students.

  • 55% marks in 9th standard for SC/ST, and OBC

Mode of examination

Pen and paper.

Medium of examination

Punjabi or English

 

NTSE Punjab Important dates 2018-19

Events

Dates

Applications begins

2nd week September, 2018

Last date for application form submission:

2nd week of October, 2018

NTSE, Punjab 2018

November (First week), 2018

NTSE Punjab 2018 result date:

3rd week of March, 2019

Release of the admit card online: NTSE, stage 2

3rd week of April, 2019

NTSE, Stage 2

2nd week of May, 2019

NTSE Punjab Eligibility Criteria 2018-19

 

To participate in NTSE Punjab 2018-19, the applicant must be a student of 10th standard or must have appeared for the 10th standard examinations for the first time. Further, applicants from general category must have obtained 70% marks in 9th standard. Whereas, SC/ST and OBC category students are required to have a percentage of 55% to be able to apply for the first round of the NTSE Punjab stage 1.

 

NTSE Punjab 2018-19 Application Form

Application form for NTSE Punjab can be submitted both online and offline. The applications will begin by the second week of September, 2018. Whereas, the last date for submission of the application form will be the second week of October, 2018. To apply for NTSE Punjab follow the steps provided below:

  • To apply online, check for the application form on the SCERT Punjab website get a printed copy of it and fill the form.

  • After you’ve finished filling the form, you will have to submit it to the Principal of your respective school, the deadline for which is till the third week of September, 2018.

  • The next, and the final step will be collecting your admit-card from your Principal’s office before the date of exam, which will be held in the first week of November, 2018.

NTSE Stage 2 Admit Card

 

Admit cards for NTSE Punjab 2019, will be issued by the 3rd week of September, 2018-19. You can find the download link to your admit card on the the official website of SCERT, Punjab. And also, can be collected from your Principal’s office if you do not want to collect it online.

 

NTSE Punjab Exam Pattern 2018-19:

 

There are three sections in NTSE Punjab 2018-19. They are Mental Ability Test (MAT), language comprehension tests in Hindi & English, and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). There is no negative marking in Stage 1 of NTSE Punjab 2018-19. Marks obtained in the Language Comprehension test will not be included in the final scores for selection to Stage 2 of NTSE. In the second stage of exams, only MAT and SAT are conducted along woth an interview.

 

NTSE Punjab Exam Pattern:

Section

Exam pattern

About Examination

Qualifying criteria for stage 2

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

50 questions worth 1 mark each.

  • Type of questions: objective

  • Written test of 45 minutes in duration.

 

General 40% (20 marks)

 

ST/SC/PH 35% (17.5 marks)

Language Comprehension Tests (Hindi and English)

50 questions worth 1 mark each.

  • Language test for Hindi & English.

  • Time duration: 45 minutes.

General 40% ( 20 marks)

 

ST/SC/PH 30% ( 15 marks)

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100 questions worth 1 mark each.

  • Aptitude test for knowledge and capabilities in the given subject.

  • Time duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes.

General 40% (60 marks)

 

ST/SC/PH 35% (52.5 marks)

Total

200

Total time duration: 3 hours

Total number of marks: 200

 

How to prepare for NTSE 2018-19 Stage 1

 

In order for you to prepare for NTSE Punjab we at Careers360 have created another of our comprehensive table which enlists various subjects upon which questions are formed in the exam in table provided below. Furthermore, you must go through the previous year exam papers and test papers for NTSE Punjab which will be provided in the sections below.

 

NTSE Punjab 2018-19 Syllabus

 

The syllabus provided in the table below covers various topics on the subjects upon which the questions for the NTSE Punjab 2018-19, examinations will be formed. The exam mainly comprises two sections -the Mental Ability Test & Scholastic Ability Test. These subjects are verbal & non-verbal reasoning tests for the MAT, and for SAT THE subjects are the language test, mathematics, science, history, civics, geography. Following is the syllabus table according to the tests.

 

NTSE Punjab Sample-papers 2018-19:

Going through the previous year examination is an efficient way to prepare for the talent-search programme. The sample-papers will give you an idea about the various patterns, and repetition in the examination. We have already provided a table above on subjects upon which questions will be formed for the examination. You must refer to the table on syllabus and refer to the subjects mentioned there while going thorough the sample-papers.

 

NTSE Punjab 2018-19 answer key

 

NTSE stage 1 answer-keys: The official answer key to NTSE Punjab is released by the second week of November on the official website of SCERT Punjab. Coaching institutes like Allen, Resonance, and Akash, however, are expected to release their answer-keys for NTSE stage 1 by the first week of November. 

NTSE Punjab Result 2019

NTSE Punjab 2018 results will be announced by the SCERT in the second week of March, 2019. The results are announced both online and offline. To check online you can visit the official website of SCERT Punjab. Whereas, offline results will be available with your school’s administration, for which you must visit your Principal’s office. The qualifying criteria for NTSE Pubjab 2018-19 are covered in the sections below. The overall, subject-wise, and category-wise results for NTSE Punjab, for class 10th, will be announced on the official website of SCERT, Punjab.

 

NTSE Pubjab 2018-19 Qualifying Criteria:

The qualifying criteria for NTSE Punjab, which can be your ticket to the national level NTSE exams. Only 99 students will be selected for competing further on the national level. The category-wise qualifying criteria for NTSE Punjab is given below.

 

 

NTSE Punjab Cutoffs 2018-19:

 

The category-wise expected cut-offs of NTSE Punjab stage 1 is as follows 

Category

Cut-offs

Maximum marks

ST

52.12

145

PH

53.43

145

SC

56.43

145

General

85.09

145

 

NTSE Punjab subject-wise cutoff 2018-19:

 

The subject-wise expected cut-off of NTSE is provided in the table below: 

Name of the examination

Maximum marks

Qualifying cut-off

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

50

General 40% (20 marks)

 

ST/SC/PH 35% (17.5 marks)

Language Comprehension Tests (Hindi and English)

50

General 40% ( 20 marks)

 

ST/SC/PH 35% ( 17.5 marks)

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

150

General 40% (60 marks)

 

ST/SC/PH 35% (52.5 marks)

NTSE 2019-19 Scholarships and awards:

 

For the NTSE stage 1, the scholarships and awards are given after the national level NTSE examinations. There is no scholarship offered in the state-level talent search examinations. The scholarships and awards will be distributed is provided in the table below.

 

Education level

Scholarship Amount

Classes 11th to 12th

Rs. 1,250/-

Undergraduate

Rs. 2,000/-

Post-graduate

Rs. 2,000/-

PhD

As per UGC norm.

NTSE Scholarships reservation criteria.

There is a reservation criteria for the scholarships to be awarded for NTSE examinations. There is a total of 1000 scholarships granted by NTSE, reserved under three categories, SC, ST, and for physically handicapped. The category-wise scholarship reservation criteria is provided in the following table:

Category

Reservation percentage

Scheduled caste

15%

Scheduled tribes

7.5%

Physically handicapped

4%

Total

26.5% of 1000

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