NTSE Maharashtra 2019-20: The NTSE Maharashtra stage 1 exam is going to be conducted on 3rd November 2019. While the exam for stage 2 will be conducted on May 10, 2020. Maharastra state council of the exam which is also known as MSCE will release the application form for the Maharastra NTSE exam during the second week of August.
Students of Maharashtra that are in class 10 are eligible for applying for NTSE 2020 scholarship exam. It is advisable for candidates to collect their Maharastra NTSE 2020 application form their respective schools. The final date for submission of the NTSE application form online is during the month of September. Read this article to find more details related to NTSE Maharashtra.
NTSE Maharashtra 2020 exam is going to be conducted in 2 stages. The 1st stage will be a state-level talent search exam and students that qualify this exam can appear for stage 2 exam. NCERT is going to conduct the NTSE Maharashtra stage 2 exam. For stage 1, there are two sections asked in the exam. They are MAT (Mental ability test) and SAT (Scholastic aptitude test). Each section here is of 100 marks. Each section should be answered within a duration of 120 and to qualify, students need to score at least 40% in both the papers.
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NTSE Maharashtra Exam 2020 Overview
- Name of the Examination: National Talent Search Examination Maharashtra
- Conducted by: Maharashtra State Council of Examinations (MSCE)
- Mode of examination: Pen and paper.
- The medium of Exam: Marathi and English
- State/UT Liaison Officer and Address: Sh.Sukhdeo Hari Dere, Commissioner, Maharashtra State Council of Examinations, 17 – Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pune-411001 (Maharashtra)
- Contact Details: 020-26123066, 020-26123067, 020-26056448, Fax: 020-26129919
NTSE Maharashtra Exam Important Dates
|Start of Applications starts||August 2019|
|Final Date to Apply for NTSE Maharashtra 2020||11 September 2019|
|Final date submitting the application with late fee||12 to 18 September 2019|
|NTSE Maharashtra 2020||November 3, 2019|
|NTSE Maharashtra Result||the second week of March 2020|
|Release of NTSE Admit Card||April 2020|
|NTSE 2020 Stage 2 Exam Date||May 10, 2020|
|NTSE Stage 2 Result Date||September 2020|
NTSE Maharashtra Eligibility Criteria
- Students that are currently in class 10 and studying in Maharastra can be eligible for NTSE Maharashtra 2020 exam.
- Only the students that are currently going to appear for the 10th exam can apply for this exam.
- Students applying should at least have 60% marks in class 9 exams.
- Open schooling students are also eligible to apply for the stage 1 exam. However, the student should be less than 18 years of age and not earning.
- Students applying can only receive 1 scholarship at a time.
NTSE Maharashtra Exam Application Form
Maharashtra education board will release the NTSE exam application form online during the second week of August 2019. The final date to apply will be in September, while students can also fill the form after the date with the late fee charged. Students can also obtain the NTSE exam application forms from their respective schools. For this, they need to fill it offline and submit it after fees are paid. Students can also download the form online by clicking on the link provided on the page. After the form is filled, students should submit the form back to the schools. NTSE Maharashtra 2020 exam application form will then be submitted to the state liaison officer before the final date. Candidates need to enter the following details while registering for NTSE Maharashtra 2020 exam:
- School name
- School UDISE code
- School address details
- School email ID
- The principal or school head’s mobile number
NTSE Maharashtra Exam Fee
The details related to the exam fee for NTSE Maharashtra 2020 exam are given below. Candidates need to pay for the exam through the SBI challan only.
NTSE Maharashtra 2020 Exam Fee Details
|Payment of fee||Amount to be paid|
|Payment of application fee on time||Rs. 150|
|Application fee with late fee||Rs. 275|
NTSE Maharashtra Exam Pattern
- The exam pattern for the 1st stage of the Maharashtra 2020 exam has two parts, mental ability test which is MAT and scholastic ability test which is the SAT.
- There are a total of 100 questions in each section.
- There is no negative marking for stage 1 of the NTSE exam, and all the questions are of 1 mark each.
|Section||Exam pattern||Time Duration||Qualifying scores|
|Mental Ability Test (MAT)||100 questions – 1 mark each.||120 minutes||For the general category: 40% of the total marks.
For SC, ST, and PH: 32% of the total marks.
|Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)||100 questions worth 1 mark each.||120 minutes||For the general category: 40% of the total marks.
For ST, SC, and PH: 32% of the total marks.
NTSE Maharashtra Question Papers
Candidates should prepare for the exam using sample papers. Students can download these sample papers for NTSE 2020 exam from the NCERT official website under the title ‘Learn about the test’. Practicing using NTSE Maharashtra 2020 sample papers can help students get familiar with the new exam patterns, time duration, marking scheme, etc.
NTSE Maharashtra Exam Answer Key
Candidates that are appearing for the Maharastra 2020 exam can check the official answer key on the official SERT website. The answer key will have all the answers to the questions asked in the main exam. Candidates can use this key to calculate the scores for NTSE Maharashtra 2020 exam.
NTSE Maharashtra 2020 Result
The result for the main exam will contain the overall scores of the candidate as well as the MAT and SAT section. Candidates can check their results on the MSCE official website. Along with the result, the council will release the cutoff and merit lists for each state. The candidates that are shortlisted can sit for the NTSE stage 2 exam. The NTSE stage 1 exam result will be announced in September. There are a total of 2000 students that will be selected and awarded the scholarship.
NTSE Maharashtra 2020 Exam Cutoff
Students that are appearing for NTSE Maharashtra 2020 exam can check the cutoff marks for preparing the test. NTSE Maharashtra cutoff is the minimum mark that candidates have to score for qualifying the NTSE stage 2 exam. The cutoff scores for MAT, SAT, and the overall scores are they’re below for the NTSE Maharashtra exam.
NTSE Exam Qualifying Scores
NTSE Exam Scholarship
Under the NTSE program, approximately 2000 students are selected for the scholarship. This scholarship is distributed every year by the national organizing body. Students that are selected through NTSE Maharashtra stage 1 are selected for stage 2 exam.
|Education level||Scholarship Amount|
|Classes 11th to 12th||Rs. 1,250 per month|
|Undergraduate||Rs. 2,000 per month|
|Post-graduate||Rs. 2,000 per month|
|PhD||As per UGC norms.|
What will the student get after qualifying for the NTSE exam?
Students that have qualified the stage 1 and stage 2 exam will receive the following scholarship amount.
- For class 11 and 12 – Rs. 1250 per month
- For graduate and post-graduate – Rs. 2000 per month
- For Ph.D. – As per the UGC norms
What is the final date of submission for application forms?
The final date for the online application form is in the first week of September. The application form can also be filled until the last week of September with a late fee charged.
When will the NTSE exam stage 2 result declared?.
The NTSE Maharashtra exam stage 2 result will be declared on September 2020.