About NTSE 2019

NTSE 2019: National Talent Search Examination NTSE or NTSE 2019 is an offline national level scholarship exam for class 10 students to encourage Sr. Sec. and higher studies in the field of science and social science. It is held in two stages. Stage 1  and stage 2. The first stage of NTSE 2019 is conducted at the state level by SCERT (State Council of Educational Research and Training) or DERT (Directorate of Educational Research and Training) of respective states and union territories. Students who qualify Stage 1 exam will appear for the Stage 2 exam which is conducted by the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT). Candidates who qualify the second stage of NTSE 2019 will be awarded scholarships.

NTSE Stage 1 exam has been conducted on November 3, 2018, for Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Andaman & Nicobar islands. For all other states and union territories, it has been held on November 4, 2018, except West Bengal and Kerala, which was held on November 18. Almost all the states and UTs have released the answer keys of NTSE stage 1 exam. The result of Stage 1 exam has been declared for Rajasthan, Meghalaya, Telangana, Kerala, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Odisha, Punjab, Haryana, Chattisgarh, Uttrakhand and Karnataka states. For other states and UTs, the result will be declared between February-March 2019. The selected student will appear for the Stage 2 exam to be held on May 12, 2019. The result for the same will be declared in the second week of September 2019. The candidates who qualify both the stages will be awarded NTSE scholarship.

Exam level: Matriculate
Frequency: Once a year
Languages Assamese, Bengali +11 More
Conducting Body: National Council Of Educational Research and Training
Duration 4 Hours

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NTSE 2019 Important Dates

12 May, 2019 NTSE Stage 2 - Exam | Mode: Offline
15 Aug, 2019 - 31 Aug, 2019 (Tentative) NTSE Stage 2 - Result | Mode: Online
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Maharashtra - Exam | Mode: Offline
16 Aug, 2018 - 14 Sep, 2018 NTSE Maharashtra - Application - Without late fees | Mode: Online
26 Sep, 2018 - 13 Oct, 2018 NTSE Jharkhand - Application | Mode: Online
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Uttarakhand - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Karnataka - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Andhra Pradesh - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Daman & Diu - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Chhattisgarh - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Tamil Nadu - Exam | Mode: Offline
14 Feb, 2019 NTSE Rajasthan - Result | Mode: Online
24 Jan, 2019 NTSE Haryana - Result | Mode: Online
03 Nov, 2018 NTSE Nagaland - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Lakshadweep - Exam | Mode: Offline
06 Jan, 2019 NTSE Chhattisgarh - Result | Mode: Online
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Odisha - Exam | Mode: Offline
08 Aug, 2018 - 07 Sep, 2018 NTSE Daman & Diu - Application | Mode: Offline and Online
01 Aug, 2018 - 31 Aug, 2018 NTSE West Bengal - Application | Mode: Offline and Online
15 Sep, 2018 - 24 Sep, 2018 NTSE Rajasthan - Late Fee Application | Mode: Online
21 Aug, 2018 - 04 Sep, 2018 NTSE Uttarakhand - Application | Mode: Offline and Online
15 Sep, 2018 - 22 Sep, 2018 NTSE Maharashtra - Application - With late fees | Mode: Online
23 Jul, 2018 - 18 Aug, 2018 NTSE Tripura - Application | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Assam - Exam | Mode: Offline
26 Jul, 2018 - 25 Aug, 2018 NTSE Chhattisgarh - Application | Mode: Offline and Online
25 Nov, 2018 NTSE Jammu & Kashmir - Exam | Mode: Offline
05 Jan, 2019 NTSE Karnataka - Result | Mode: Online
03 Nov, 2018 NTSE Mizoram - Exam | Mode: Offline
14 Aug, 2018 - 25 Sep, 2018 NTSE Haryana - Application | Mode: Offline and Online
18 Nov, 2018 NTSE Kerala - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Puducherry - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Punjab - Exam | Mode: Offline
18 Nov, 2018 NTSE West Bengal - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Feb, 2019 NTSE Puducherry - Result | Mode: Online
06 Feb, 2019 NTSE Himachal Pradesh - Result | Mode: Online
03 Aug, 2018 - 05 Sep, 2018 NTSE Himachal Pradesh - Application | Mode: Offline and Online
03 Nov, 2018 NTSE Andaman and Nicobar - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Chandigarh - Exam | Mode: Offline
27 Aug, 2018 - 14 Sep, 2018 NTSE Rajasthan - Application | Mode: Online
25 Jan, 2019 NTSE Punjab - Result | Mode: Online
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Gujarat - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Telangana - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Sikkim - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE GOA - Exam | Mode: Offline
07 Aug, 2018 - 25 Aug, 2018 NTSE Odisha - Application | Mode: Offline and Online
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Bihar - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Dadra & Nagar Haveli - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Tripura - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Rajasthan - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Manipur - Exam | Mode: Offline
07 Aug, 2018 - 31 Aug, 2018 NTSE Telangana - Application | Mode: Offline and Online
16 Jan, 2019 NTSE Uttarakhand - Result | Mode: Online
14 Aug, 2018 - 26 Sep, 2018 NTSE Gujarat - Application | Mode: Online
22 Oct, 2018 (Tentative) NTSE Odisha - Admit Card | Mode: Online
16 Aug, 2018 - 30 Sep, 2018 NTSE Jammu & Kashmir - Application | Mode: Offline
07 Feb, 2019 NTSE Meghalaya - Result | Mode: Online
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Haryana - Exam | Mode: Offline
14 Feb, 2019 (Tentative) NTSE Telangana - Result | Mode: Online
10 Sep, 2018 - 30 Sep, 2018 NTSE Kerala - Application | Mode: Online
16 Aug, 2018 NTSE Karnataka - Application - Start Date | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Arunachal Pradesh - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Jharkhand - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Madhya Pradesh - Exam | Mode: Offline
09 Aug, 2018 - 31 Aug, 2018 NTSE Bihar - Application | Mode: Offline and Online
31 Jul, 2018 - 28 Sep, 2018 NTSE Meghalaya - Application | Mode: Offline and Online
28 Jan, 2019 NTSE Odisha - Result | Mode: Online
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Uttar Pradesh - Exam | Mode: Offline
03 Aug, 2018 - 06 Sep, 2018 NTSE Puducherry - Application | Mode: Offline and Online
01 Feb, 2019 NTSE Jammu & Kashmir - Result - Stage 1 | Mode: Online
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Delhi - Exam | Mode: Offline
13 Feb, 2019 NTSE Kerala - Result | Mode: Online
03 Nov, 2018 NTSE Meghalaya - Exam | Mode: Offline
04 Nov, 2018 NTSE Himachal Pradesh - Exam | Mode: Offline

NTSE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • Students currently enrolled in Class 10 from any recognized school/board including Sainik Schools, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Navodaya Vidyalaya were eligible to apply for stage 1 of NTSE 2019 stage 1.
  • States cannot impose domicile restrictions for NTSE 2019 stage 1 however they may add additional eligibility conditions such as qualifying score of the previous class.
  • Students studying from the open board, below 18 years of age, unemployed and appearing in class 10 for the first time were also eligible to appear for Stage 1.
  • Only Indian students are allowed to appear for NTSE Stage 1 exam.

NTSE West Bengal

  • A student must have cleared class 9 with 50% for general candidates (with a relaxation of 40% for reserved categories) and currently enrolled in class 10.
  • A student from the open board is also eligible to apply provided they must have scored 50% for general category (with the relaxation of 40% for reserved category) in their previous exams. They also must be below the age of 18 years.
  • Candidates belonging to OBC (non-creamy) as listed in the central list will be treated as OBC here.
  • Candidate must choose the district in accordance to the place of their residence.

NTSE Jammu & Kashmir

The Student must have scored 60% (relaxation of 5%  for SC/ST categories) in class 9 and upcoming class 10 exam for respective Jammu and Kashmir province.

NTSE Uttarakhand

In addition to general eligibility conditions, a candidate must have cleared class 9 with 65% marks for general and OBC category child with a relaxation of 55% for SC/ST/PWD category child to apply for NTSE Uttarakhand stage 1 exam.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh

  • The candidate must be presently enrolled in class 10 at a recognized school of HP board.
  • They must have passed class 9 with 60% for general category and 55% for SC/ST/OBC/PCG from any recognized school in HP board.
  • For candidate belonging to PCG category, disability should be equal to or more than 40%.

NTSE Kerala

Students studying in class 10 from any recognized board are eligible to apply for NTSE Kerala stage 1 exam provided they have passed class 9 exam with 55% marks (excluding language subject).

NTSE Puducherry

In addition to general eligibility, candidates availing NMMS scholarship are also allowed to appear for the stage 1 of NTSE Puducherry.

NTSE Stage 2

  • Students who qualify NTSE stage 1 state wise exam are eligible to sit for NTSE stage 2 exam.
  • Every state releases a merit list of students qualified for national level stage 2 exam.
  • Foreign nationals can directly apply for stage 2 exam. They are exempted from stage 1 exam.

Students were required to download NTSE application form 2019 from the official website of states and UTs or could collect it from school authorities in the first week of August, 2018. They must fill in the application form of NTSE, get it signed by the school principal and submit it to the State Liasion Officer before the last date as stated in their application form.

NTSE Jammu & Kashmir

Mode of Application : Offline

Mode of Payment : Other

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, ST, General, SC PWD Offline Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 110

NTSE Jharkhand

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General PWD Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 100
SC, ST PWD Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 50

NTSE Uttarakhand

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Offline Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 200
SC, ST PWD Offline Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 95

NTSE Himachal Pradesh

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Offline Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 50
OBC, SC, ST Offline Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 40

NTSE Kerala

Mode of Application : Online

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Online Male, Female ₹ 250
SC, ST PWD Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 100

NTSE Bihar

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Offline Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 100
SC, ST Offline Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 50

NTSE Maharashtra

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, ST, General, SC PWD Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 150

NTSE Telangana

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, ST, General, SC Offline Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 100

NTSE Daman & Diu

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Offline, Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 75
SC, ST Offline, Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 55

NTSE Rajasthan

Mode of Application : Offline and Online

Mode of Payment : Bank Challan

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How to prepare for NTSE 2019?

  • Cover whole syllabus: Students must go through the complete syllabus. Analyze your weak areas and work on them.
  • Practice Sample papers: Once the whole syllabus is covered, start practising the sample papers/ old question papers to have a better idea of exam pattern. It also reduces your exam day stress. Moreover, they can be downloaded and practised as many times as required.
  • Eat Healthily: Student must eat a balanced diet to avoid falling ill. Also, take breaks in between to keep your mind and body fresh.
  • Exercise: Students must also exercise regularly as it helps a lot in de-stressing.

According to the NTSE 2019 exam pattern, the exam for stage 1 and 2 is a multiple choice test consisting of two parts of 2 hours each-

Part 1: MAT (Mental Ability Test)- It comprises 100 questions of 1 mark each aim at testing the logical and analytical ability of the child.

Part 2: SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)- It also comprises of 100 questions divided into Social Science (40), Science (40) and Mathematics (20). It aims at testing the subject knowledge of the child.

NTSE Stage 2

Exam pattern for NTSE stage 2 remains the same as stage 1 exam. If there are any changes further it would be notified later.

  • NTSE admit card 2019 for stage 1 was released by respective DGE or SCERT on their official website in the month of October 2018. 
  • The admit card for NTSE 2019 stage 2 will be released on the official website of NCERT in the month of April 2019. All those students who qualify for stage 2 exam must download the admit card. No student is allowed to enter the exam hall without admit card.

NTSE Odisha

Candidates can download the admit card for stage 1 of NTSE Odisha after October 22, 2018, from SCERT or TE Odisha website. Schools and Institutions may also download the admit card and candidates can collect the same from them.

NTSE Stage 2

NCERT issues E-admit card for NTSE stage 2 exam. Candidates need to download, print a copy and paste a recent passport size attested photograph. The admit cards are collected by the centre superintendent on the day of the exam.

NTSE 2019 Exam Centers

NTSE Chhattisgarh

State City
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Dhamtari
Durg
Bilaspur
Korba
Mahasamund
Bemetara
Rajnandgaon
Kanker
Dantewada
Narayanpur

NTSE Meghalaya

State City
Meghalaya East Khasi Hills
West Khasi Hills
Ri Bhoi
West Jaintia Hills
West Garo Hills
East Garo Hills
South Garo Hills
East Jaintia Hills
North Garo Hills
South West Khasi Hills
South West Garo Hills

NTSE Himachal Pradesh

State City
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur
Chamba
Hamirpur
Kangra
Kinnaur
Kullu
Lahaul and Spiti
Mandi
Shimla
Sirmour
Solan
Una

NTSE Tripura

State City
Tripura Khowai
Gomati
Dhalai
Unakoti

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • NTSE answer key is the document which mentions the correct answers in front of the question number. Students can use it to know their probable score by the time result is released. There is a separate answer key released for both the stages of NTSE. The answer key for NTSE stage 1 is released by respective DGE or SCERT while that for NTSE stage 2 is published by NCERT within a few days after the conduction of the exam. 
  • Some reputed coaching centres also release the answer key on the same day of the exam within a few hours after the exam is over.
  • SCERT, DGE of respective state and union territories have started releasing the NTSE result 2019 for stage 1 exam conducted on November 4. The result has been declared for Rajasthan, Telangana, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Jammu & Kashmir, Odisha, Punjab, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, and Karnataka. Others will also release it between February to March 2019. Along with the NTSE stage 1 result, cutoff and merit list of selected candidates is also released. All those students whose name is listed in the merit list will appear for NTSE stage 2 exam on May 12, 2019. 
  • NCERT will publish the NTSE stage 2 result by the second week of September 2019 in the form of merit list of selected candidates for NTSE scholarship.

NTSE Rajasthan

Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Rajasthan has declared the Rajasthan NTSE Result 2019 on February 14, 2019. Along with the result, the cutoff of NTSE Rajasthan 2019 has also been released category wise. Qualified candidates of stage 1 will be eligible for stage 2.

NTSE Meghalaya

DERT, Shillong has released the result of NTSE Meghalaya 2019 in online mode. The result is announced in form of merit list of selected candidates. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the stage 2 exam which will be conducted on May 12, 2019.

NTSE Jammu & Kashmir

JKBOSE has declared the NTSE Jammu & Kashmir stage 1 result or merit list on February 1, 2019. It can be downloaded in the form of pdf which mentions the merit list of shortlisted candidates selected for stage 2 exam conducted by NCERT.

NTSE GOA

NTSE Goa Result 2019 will be announced in the month of February 2019. It could be downloaded in the form of pdf. It mentions the student's name and school name who have successfully qualified for level 2/ NTSE Stage 2 exam.

NTSE Uttarakhand

SCERT, Uttarakhand has released the result of NTSE Uttarakhand 2019 on January 16, 2019. Selected candidates will be eligible to appear for NTSE Stage 2 exam to be held on May 12, 2019.

NTSE Manipur

NTSE Manipur result 2019 will be declared in February 2019 in the form of merit list, which can be downloaded as a pdf. Students who qualify stage 1 exam will appear for stage 2 exam scheduled to be conducted on May 12, 2019.

NTSE Delhi

NTSE Delhi Result 2019 will be declared in the second week of March 2019. It also releases a cutoff along with the result. It mentions the list of students qualifying for NTSE stage 2 exam.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh

NTSE Himachal Pradesh result 2019 has been released by SCERT, HP on February 6, 2019. Qualified candidates are eligible for NTSE stage 2 exam which will be conducted on May 12, 2019.

NTSE Kerala

SCERT, Kerala has declared the NTSE 2019 stage 1 result on February 13, 2019 in online mode. The result mentions candidates MAT, SAT and total score. Selected candidates will go on to write the NTSE stage 2 exam. 

NTSE Haryana

SCERT Haryana, Gurgaon has announced the NTSE Haryana 2019 result for stage 1 on January 24, 2019, in the online mode. Selected candidates will be eligible to appear for stage 2, which will be held on May 12, 2019.

NTSE Madhya Pradesh

NTSE Madhya Pradesh Result 2019 will be announced in the month of February 2019. It publishes a merit list mentioning the name of the students qualified for NTSE stage 2 exam. Students can check and download the result in the form of pdf once it is officially released.

NTSE Andhra Pradesh

NTSE Andhra Pradesh Result 2019 will be published in the month of February 2019 along with the cutoff. Students who qualify for NTSE stage 1 exam will appear for NTSE stage 2 exam to be conducted on May 12, 2019.

NTSE Chandigarh

NTSE Chandigarh Result 2019 will be declared in the month of February 2019. The list of selected candidates for stage 2 exam can be downloaded in the form of pdf.

NTSE Karnataka

SCERT Karnataka has released the NTSE Karnataka 2019 result on January 5, 2019 in the online mode. The result of NTSE Karnataka 2019 is released district-wise with scores of GMAT, SAT and total marks scored by all candidates. The cut off of NTSE Karnataka will be released soon.

NTSE Telangana

NTSE Telangana stage 1 result has been declared by Directorate of Government examination in the online mode. It is published in form of a list of selected candidates for stage 2 exam which can be downloaded as a pdf. The list mentions the candidates' name, roll no., school address, category, marks and rank. Students who qualify stage 1 exam will appear for NTSE stage 2 exam on May 12, 2019.

NTSE Odisha

SCERT, Odisha has declared the NTSE Odisha 2019 result for Stage 1 on January 28, 2019 in the online mode. The result is released in the form of provisionally selected candidates for NTSE stage 2 exam. The official answer key and link to check OMR are also available along with the result. Along with the declaration of NTSE Odisha result 2019, the State Education Board of Odisha has also released the cutoff and shortlisted students will be able to appear in the Stage 2 examination on May 12. The result of NTSE Odisha 2019 mentions a candidate’s name, roll number, school name and address along with the category he/she belongs to. NTSE for the state of Odisha was held on November 4, 2018. Those who qualify in the first stage will be allowed to sit for the second stage of NTSE, which is the national level exam conducted by NCERT.

NTSE Puducherry

The Directorate of School Education(DSE), Pondicherry has announced the result of NTSE Puducherry Result in online mode. The result is published in the form of merit list of selected candidates for stage 2 exam on May 12, 2019.

NTSE Stage 2

NCERT declares NTSE stage 2 result in the second week of September, 2019. It publishes a list of candidates with their roll no., name, fathers name and category. Students who qualify both the stages are eligible to avail NTSE scholarship.

NTSE cutoff 2019 is the minimum score a candidate must obtain in order to qualify for the next stage. The cutoff is also released separately for both the stages of NTSE. Rajasthan, Telangana, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Karnataka have released the cutoff score for their states while others will publish it soon. NTSE stage 2 cutoff will be released along with the result in the second week of September 2019.

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2019 ST 32
General 40
OBC 40
SC 32

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