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Tamilnadu State level NTSE Stage-1 exam 2018-19 | Check Exam Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility & Exam Pattern

“DIRECTORATE OF GOVERNMENT EXAMINATIONS, CHENNAI has released official notification for State level NTSE stage-1”

NTSE is a National level Talent Hunt and Scholarship exam conducted by NCERT, Delhi. NTSE stands for National Talent Search Exam. This is an “Offline mode only” exam.

The NTSE exam will be conducted in 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

After the NTSE stage-1 exam, 233 students will be selected for the Stage-2. After clearing both the NTSE stages, 1000 students are said to be eligible for NTSE Scholarships. These scholarships will be claimable up to Ph.D. as per decided by the NCERT upon fulfilling the further criteria.

Question Pattern for Exam:

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/OBC category students & 32% for the reserved category students.

Paper I Mental Ability Test (MAT)

9.00 A.M – 11.00 A.M

100 100 120 Minutes
Paper II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

11.30 A.M – 1.30 P.M

100 100 120 Minutes

150 minutes for Physically Handicapped Students

& 11.00 A.M – 11.30 A.M break time

All students currently studying in class 10th from any recognized school under Tamilnadu State Education Board. Students must have minimum 60% (for General & 55% for Rest categories) in class 9th.

Note: Application Fee is INR 50 (Rupees Fifty Only) for all eligible students of Tamilnadu state.

Important dates:

Down loading the blank application forms from the website will open on 23.08.2018
Last date for receipt of the filled in application forms with fees from the students is 05.09.2018
Uploading of candidate’s details through online by the HEADMASTER / PRINCIPAL / HEAD OF THE INSTITUTION 06.09.2018  to 15.09.2018
NTSE Stage-1 Exam Date 04th November 2018
NTSE Stage-2 Exam Date 12th May 2019

Interested Candidates can find Application Form Here

Check the Official notification for All related information i.e. Expected Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Required Documents & other details etc…

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