NTSE Tamil Nadu Exam 2019
Sachin Malik, 07 Sep 2018, #NTSE

NTSE Tamil Nadu Exam 2019: The first stage of the National Talent Search Examination or NTSE Tamil Nadu will be conducted on November 4, 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. The NTSE Tamil Nadu application process is over. The last date to submit the completely filled application form was September 5, 2018. 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 2019 stage 2 will be conducted on May 12, 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

Abbreviation used


Level of the exam


Date of exam

November 4, 2018

Conducted by:

DGE, Tamil Nadu

State/UT Liaison Officer &


Ms. D. Vasundra Devi


Directorate of Govt. Examinations, College

Road, Nungambakkam,


Eligibility Criteria

For class 10 students.

Mode of examination

Pen and paper.


NTSE Tamil Nadu Important Dates 2018 



Applications begin:

August 23, 2018

 Application ends September 5, 2018 (Over)

NTSE Tamil Nadu Exam 2018

November 4, 2018

NTSE Tamil Nadu Results

Third week of March 2019

NTSE 2019, Stage 2

May 12, 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 had to submit the completely filled application form to the school authority or at principal office. The last date to apply was September 5, 2018.


LATEST: Application process over!! Click Here to apply for NTSE Tamil Nadu 2019.


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 from second week of October, 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 two sections- Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Ability Test. Participating students should use sample papers or solved previous year question papers for practice. Following are the details on NTSE Tamil Nadu exam pattern, and NTSE Tamil Nadu sample papers to help with exam preparation.


NTSE Tamil Nadu Exam Pattern 2019

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:


Exam pattern

Time Duration

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

100 questions worth 1 mark each.

120 minutes


Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100 questions worth 1 mark each.

120  minutes

NTSE Tamil Nadu Sample Papers 2019

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 Exam Fee: Examination fee for NTSE Tamil Nadu Exam 2018-19 will be Rs. 50. 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.

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 norm.

The category-wise scholarship reservation criteria is provided in the following table:


NTSE Scholarship Reservation Criteria


Reservation percentage

Scheduled caste


Scheduled tribes


Physically handicapped



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 Cutoff 2019

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.

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