NTSE Punjab 2019: National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), Punjab is the first stage of NTSE 2019 from the state of Punjab. State Council for Educational Research & Training (SCERT) Punjab has released the result of NTSE Punjab 2019 on January 25, 2019, in the online mode. The result has been released for all the candidates along with the merit list of selected candidates. NTSE Punjab 2019 has been conducted on November 4, 2018, for students studying in class 10. The NTSE Punjab admit card 2019 was released online on the official website. Candidates could download the same after October 25, 2018. The applications for NTSE Punjab 2019 had been released on August 28, 2018. The last date to submit the completely filled application form was September 30, 2018. Students who clear NTSE Punjab will qualify for the Stage 2 of NTSE, which will be held on May 12, 2019,
This year, 93 students are selected in the NTSE stage 1 from the state to compete in stage 2 of NTSE 2019. The NTSE 2019 Stage 2 is conducted by National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT). The aim of the nationwide 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 2019 stage 1. You will also find details on preparation and various exam criteria in the sections below.
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NTSE Punjab 2019: An Overview
Name of the Examination
National Talent Search Examination
Level of the exam
State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Punjab.
Mode of examination
Pen and paper.
Medium of examination
Punjabi or English
NTSE Punjab Important Dates 2019
August 28, 2018
Last date for application form submission:
September 30, 2018
NTSE Punjab 2019 exam
November 4, 2018
Release of Admit Card
October 25, 2018
NTSE Punjab 2019 result announced
January 25, 2019
Release of the NTSE stage 2 admit card 2019
Third week of April, 2019
NTSE Stage 2 exam
May 12, 2019
NTSE Punjab Result 2019
NTSE Punjab 2019 results have been announced by the SCERT on January 25, 2019. The results are announced in online mode. To check online one can click on the link provided above. The result is available to be downloaded in the form of pdf. Merit list of selected candidates has also been released along with the result. The qualifying criteria for NTSE Punjab 2018-19 are covered in the sections below. The overall, subject-wise, and category-wise results for NTSE Punjab, for class 10th, has been announced on the official website of SCERT, Punjab.
NTSE Punjab 2019 Qualifying Criteria
The qualifying criteria for NTSE Punjab is the minimum marks one needs to score to qualify stage 1 of NTSE 2019 from the state. Only 93 students are selected for competing further at the national level. The category-wise qualifying criteria for NTSE Punjab states that a General/OBC category candidate must score 40% in MAT and SAT sections whereas SC/ST candidates need to score 32%.
NTSE Punjab Cutoff 2019
The category-wise expected cut-offs of NTSE Punjab stage 1 is as follows. The valued may change after the cut off is released officially. This year the cutoff is bound to show variations due to the changes in the exam pattern.
NTSE Punjab cutoff 2018
The NTSE scholarships and awards are given after the NTSE stage 2 result 2019 is released. There is no scholarship offered in the state-level talent search examinations. The scholarships and awards will be distributed as provided in the table below.
Classes 11th to 12th
As per UGC norm.
NTSE Scholarships Reservation Criteria
There is a total of 1000 NTSE scholarships to be granted, reserved under three categories, SC, ST, OBC and for physically handicapped. The category-wise scholarship reservation criteria are provided in the following table:
NTSE Punjab Eligibility Criteria 2019
To participate in NTSE Punjab 2018-19, the applicant must be a student of class 10 and must have been appearing for the 10th standard examinations for the first time. Further, applicants from the 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 NTSE Punjab.
NTSE Punjab Application Form 2019
Application form for NTSE Punjab 2019 could be submitted both online and offline. The applications began on August 28, 2018. The last date for submission of the application form was September 30, 2018. Here's how to apply for NTSE Punjab-
To apply online, check for the application form on the SCERT Punjab website get a printed copy of it and fill the form.
After filling the form, submit it to the Principal of your respective school, the deadline for which was till the third week of September 2018.
The next and the final step will be collecting the admit-card from the Principal’s office before the date of exam, which was held on November 4, 2018.
NTSE Punjab Admit Card 2019
Admit cards for NTSE Punjab 2019, were released online on October 25, 2018. One can find the download link to the NTSE admit card on the official website of SCERT, Punjab below.
Click Here to download NTSE Punjab Admit Card
There are two sections in NTSE Punjab 2018-19. They are the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). There is no negative marking in of NTSE Punjab 2018-19. The medium of examination shall be Punjabi/English.
NTSE Punjab Exam Pattern
Number of questions
Number of marks
Duration (in minutes)
Mental Ability Test (MAT)
|9:30 am to 11:30 am|
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
|12:00 pm to 2:00 pm|
So the test will consist of 200 multiple choice questions of one mark each. Under SAT there are eight subjects:-
1) Physics (13 questions)
2) Chemistry (13 questions)
3) Biology (14 questions)
4) Math (20 questions)
5) History (11 questions)
6) Geography (11 questions)
7) Civics (10 questions)
8) Economics (8 questions)
How to Prepare for NTSE 2019 Punjab
In order to prepare for NTSE Punjab 2019, candidates must be thorough with their NCERT books. Having clear concepts is very important while preparing for NTSE. Get all the doubts cleared by friends/family. Further, it is very important to go through the previous year exam papers and test papers of NTSE Punjab which will make one familiar with the exam pattern and marking scheme.
Going through the previous year question paper is an efficient way to prepare for the talent-search programme. The sample-papers of NTSE Punjab will give you an idea about the various patterns, and repetition in the examination. We have already provided a list of subjects from which questions will be formed for the examination. NTSE Punjab previous years' question papers are also provided on the official website.
The official answer key to NTSE Punjab has been released on the official website of SCERT Punjab. Candidates can take the help of the NTSE Punjab 2019 answer key and calculate their probable score before the announcement of result.
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