About NTSE Puducherry Exam, & Selection procedure.

About NTSE Puducherry Exam, & Selection procedure.


About NTSE Puducherry Exam, & Selection procedure.             

National Talent Search Exam:


The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), a national scholarship examination for awarding scholarships to class 10th students is conducted by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). NTSE is a two-tier exam where stage 1 is conducted by the States/UTs and stage 2 exam is conducted at a national level by NCERT. This year, NTSE 2018 was conducted at the state level on November 4 and 5, 2017 and the one at a national level will be conducted on May 13, 2018. Candidates could apply for NTSE stage 1 2018 for their respective states. The last date of filling NTSE application form 2017 is different for all states/UTs. Candidates who are studying in class Xth can apply before the last date of application. The exam for NTSE stage 1 and stage 2 will be based on Mental Ability Test, Scholastic Ability Test, and Language Ability Test. NTSE 2018, at both state level and national level will be conducted in offline mode only. Candidates who will qualify NTSE 2018 at state/UT level are eligible to appear for the national level screening test. The candidates who will qualify NTSE 2018 will be awarded a scholarship for till their Ph.D. level studies or postgraduation level studies depending on their stream.


Important dates related to Puducherry NTSE Result 2018:



NTSE Puducherry 2018 Stage 1 conducted

November 5, 2017

NTSE Puducherry 2018 result Stage 1 declared

February 27, 2018

NTSE Puducherry Cutoff 2018

February, 2018

NTSE 2018 Stage 2 to be conducted

May 13, 2018

Final NTSE 2018 Result

August 2018


NTSE Exam Pattern 2018:


The stage 1 exam of NTSE 2018 was conducted by the respective states and UTs on November 4 and 5, 2018 in an offline mode. For stage 1 and stage 2 exam of NTSE 2018, there will be three tests as mentioned below –

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT) – The written test MAT of NTSE 2018 will be based on 50 objective type questions for one mark each. Candidates will be provided 45 minutes to attempt the test.
  • Language Aptitude Test (LAT) – The second paper will be of language test for English or Hindi as selected by the candidate. There will be 50 questions for the language paper carrying a total of 50 marks and the time duration will be 45 minutes.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) – The paper III of NTSE 2018 will be scholastic aptitude test for a total of 100 marks and will be carrying 100 questions.

For stage 1, there will be no negative marking.

In Stage 2 examination, the examination pattern has been modified by NCERT. The NTSE Stage 2 exam will comprise of two papers. Paper 1-Mental Ability test and Paper 2- Scholastic Aptitude Test. The NTSE 2018 Stage 2 exam will be held on May 13, 2018. There will be no paper on Language Test. Each paper will consist of 100 questions. Also, there will be no negative marking in both the papers. Only those candidates qualifying in both the papers separately will be considered for merit.


Exam Center:

Puducherry Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1

Jipmer Campus, Gorimedu


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