NTSE Tamil Nadu Exam 2019: The first stage of the National Talent Search Examination or NTSE Tamil Nadu will be conducted on the first Saturday of December 2018. NTSE Tamil Nadu stage 1 exam will be conducted by the Directorate of Government Education, Tamil Nadu. NTSE Tamil Nadu exam 2018 is held for students currently studying in class 10 from the state. The exam is conducted in two stages, stage-1 and 2, each year. Stage 1 NTSE is a state-wide selection round for NTSE stage 2 where students compete for scholarship awards. Based on the results of NTSE Tamil Nadu exam, 40 students will be selected to participate in NTSE stage 2, 2019. NTSE stage 2 will be conducted in Delhi in second week of May 2018 by National Council of Educational Research and Training. Based on NTSE Tamil Nadu stage 1 results, 40 students will be selected to participate in NTSE stage 2, 2019.
NTSE Tamil Nadu Exam 2019: Overview
Name of the examination
National Talent Search Examination
Level of the exam
Date of exam
First week of November 2018
DGE, Tamil Nadu
State/UT Liaison Officer &
Ms. D. Vasundra Devi
Directorate of Govt. Examinations, College
For class 10 students.
Mode of examination
Pen and paper.
NTSE Tamil Nadu Important Dates 2018:
NTSE Tamil Nadu Exam 2018
First Saturday of December 2018
NTSE Tamil Nadu Results
Third week of March 2019
NTSE 2019, Stage 2
Second week of May 2019
NTSE Tamil Nadu Eligibility Criteria 2019
National Talent Search Examination stage 1 for Tamil Nadu is conducted for students currently studying in class 10. To participate, students must have a score of at least 60% in Science, Social-science, and Mathematics.
NTSE Tamil Nadu Application 2019
To apply for Tamil Nadu exam 2018 students will have to register at the responsible school authority or at principal office. Students will have to submit Rs. 3/- as registration fee.
NTSE Tamil Nadu Admit Card 2019:
Admit cards for Tamil Nadu NTSE exam will be released online by DGE, Tamil Nadu. Students can download their admit cards at least a week before NTSE Tamil Nadu exam 2018.
NTSE Tamil Nadu Exam - Preparation:
National Talent Search Examination for Tamil Nadu 2018 will be conducted in the pattern fixed by DGE, Tamil Nadu and NCERT. NTSE Tamil Nadu exam 2018 will consist three sections, Mental Ability Test, Scholastic Ability Test, and Language Comprehension Test. Participating students should use sample papers or solved previous year question papers for practice. Following are the section on NTSE Tamil Nadu exam pattern, and NTSE Tamil Nadu sample papers to help with exam preparation.
NTSE Tamil Nadu 2018- Exam Pattern
The pattern for Tamil Nadu NTSE exam fixed each year. NTSE Tamil Nadu exam 2018 will contain 3 section, Mental Ability Test (MAT), Language Comprehension Test (LCT), and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). Where, MAT and LCT will comprise 50 questions each, carrying 1 mark, and SAT section will contain 90 questions carrying 1 mark each. There will be no negative marking in Tamil Nady NTSE exam 2018.
NTSE Tamil Nadu Exam pattern 2018:
Mental Ability Test (MAT)
50 questions worth 1 mark each.
Language Comprehension Tests (English)
50 questions worth 1 mark each.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
90 questions worth 1 mark each.
1 hour, 30 minutes.
NTSE Tamil Nadu Sample Papers 2018:
Sample papers for NTSE Tamil Nadu exam 2018 are basically previous years’ solved question papers. Since NTSE Tamil Nadu exam is conducted in a fixed pattern each year, previous year question papers serve are sample papers to practice for the exams. Practicing with these sample papers will help students to get familiar with the exam pattern, time duration etc.
Download NTSE Tamil Nadu Sample Papers here:
NTSE Tamil Nadu MAT, LCT (2014-15)
NTSE Tamil Nadu SAT (2014-15)
NTSE Tamil Nadu MAT, LCT, SAT (2014-15)
NTSE Tamil Nadu Exam Fee: Examination fee for NTSE Tamil Nadu Exam 2018-19 will be Rs. 3. The amount will be collected by schools authorities of participating students.
NTSE Tamil Nadu Result 2019: Results for NTSE Tamil Nadu exam 2018 will be announced in August 2019 by DGE, Tamil Nadu. NTSE Tamil Nadu results will contain a candidate’s MAT, SAT, LCT, overall scores, and rank. NTSE Tamil Nadu result 2019 will be updated on our website as soon as it is released.
NTSE Scholarships and Awards 2019
The 25 selected students based on NTSE Tamil Nadu results will compete for merit scholarships at NTSE stage 2 2019. The scholarships and awards will be distributed is provided in the table below.
Classes 11th to 12th
Rs. 1,250 per month
Rs. 2,000 per month
Rs. 2,000 per month
As per UGC norm.
The category-wise scholarship reservation criteria is provided in the following table:
NTSE Scholarship Reservation Criteria
26.5% of a 1000
NTSE Tamil Nadu Answer key 2019
Answer key for NTSE Tamil Nadu exam 2018-19 will be available online. Students can also download answer key for Tamil Nadu stage 1 NTSE exam 2018-19 from website of various coaching institutes. (Insufficient information- release date of answer keys)
NTSE Tamil Nadu Cut off 2018-19
Cut off scores for Tamil Nadu NTSE exam 2019 will be declared alongside the results on the same date by DGE, Tamil Nadu. Cut off for NTSE Tamil Nadu exam is the minimum score required to pass the exam and qualify for NTSE stage 2, 2019.
About NTSE programme:
National Talent Search Examinations began with the aim to reduce the numbers of school dropouts in various schools across India. NTSE awards scholarships worth Rs. 1,250 to Rs. 2,000 per month to top rankings students in NTSE stage 2 examination. Students can avail the monthly stipend starting from class 11 till PhD. NTSE exams are held annually and offer 1000 scholarships across India.