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Official Notification for Odisha State level NTSE Stage-1 exam 2018-19 | Check Exam Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility & Exam Pattern

NTSE is a National level Talent Hunt and Scholarship exam conducted by State Boards and NCERT, Delhi. NTSE stands for National Talent Search Exam. This is an “Offline mode only” exam. After clearing both the NTSE stages, 1000 students are said to be eligible for NTSE Scholarships.

The NTSE exam will be conducted in the following two stages –
1. NTSE stage-1 will be a state level exam
2. NTSE stage-2 will be a national level exam for students selected through NTSE Stage-1

“Directorate of Teacher Education and SCERT, Odisha has released official notification for State-level NTSE stage-1.”
As per the released notification, a total of 129 students will be selected through the NTSE stage-1 exam. After the NTSE stage-2 exam, 1000 students will be selected for the Scholarships. These scholarships will be claimable up to Ph.D. as per decided by the NCERT (upon fulfilling the further criteria).
Note: There is NO EXAMINATION FEE introduced by Exam conducting bodies for the NTSE exam 2018-19.


  • All students currently studying in class 10th from any recognized school under Odisha State Education Board.
  • Students must have minimum 60% (for General & 55% for Rest categories) in class 9th.
  • Maximum age decided by the State Board to appear in this exam is restricted to 18 years only (as on 1st July 2018).

Exam Pattern:

The State Level NTSE exam will have two test papers namely – MAT (Mental Ability Test) & SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) of 100 marks with 2 hours of Exam duration for each. There is no particular syllabus for the exam but syllabi of class 9th & 10th is recommended. The qualifying marks for NTSE stage-1 will be minimum 40% for general category students & 32% for the reserved category students.

Important dates:

  • Start date for submitting Application Form: 7th August 2018
  • Last date for submitting Application Form: 25th August 2018
  • Submission of hard copies to the Head of schools: 31st August 2018
  • NTSE Stage-1 Exam Date: 04th November 2018
  • NTSE Stage-2 Exam Date: 12th May 2019

All eligible candidates can apply through Online mode only. Interested Candidates can apply from Here

find more details regarding Odisha State level NTSE stage-1 in the notification here-

For Notification in your Native language (Odia) and other notices/guidelines, please use this link.

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