About NTSE Telangana Exam, & Selection procedure.

About NTSE Telangana Exam, & Selection procedure.


About NTSE Telangana 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.


Important dates of Telangana NTSE 2018 Result:



NTSE 2018 Stage 1 exam

November 4 and 5

Declaration of result

February 15, 2018

NTSE Stage 2 exam 2018

May 13, 2018

Announcement of result

August 2018


Telangana NTSE Result – Previous years’ Statistics:

The table below indicates the number of candidates qualified for the Stage 2 of NTSE exam.

Telangana NTSE Result Statistics


Number of qualified candidates








Telangana NTSE Cutoff 2018:

The examination authority has released the category-wise cutoff of Telangana NTSE along with the result. Candidates who have secured the cutoff have been shortlisted for the next stage. In 2016-17, the cutoff for general category was 126 while it was 108 for ST. The cutoff for SC category was 104. The previous years’ Telangana NTSE cutoff is given below.

Category-wise qualifying marks:

General Category-

Sections NTSE qualifying marks
LCT 20
MAT 20
SAT 40

SC/ST/PHC Category:

Sections NTSE qualifying marks
LCT 16
MAT 16
SAT 32

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 a scholastic aptitude test for a total of 100 marks and will be carrying 100 questions.

For stage 1, there will be no negative marking.

n 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:


Telangana Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1

Golconda langar House Opposite Langar House, Police Station


Telangana State

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