Tamil Nadu NTSE 2015 -2016 for Class X – Notification, Application, Answer Key, Result

Tamil Nadu NTSE 2015 – 2016

Students who have obtained not less than 60 per cent of Marks in Mathematics, Science & Social Science in the IX Std., annual examination and now studying in the X Std., are alone eligible to appear for the N.T.S. examination. No parental income is fixed for applying the examination.

The heads of institution including central schools, Kendra Vidyalayas are requested to identify such students in their schools, who are willing to appear for the examination and obtain application forms from the concerned place where the applications are being issued. The filled in application are sent directly to the Joint Director (Personnel) of Government Examinations from the Institution.

This Department of Government Examinations holds first Level examination on the in Nov / Dec every year in Tamil Nadu. 2nd level examination is conducted by NCERT at only one centre in Tamil Nadu at Chennai, constituted by this Department in the month of May every year.

The Director of Government Examinations is the Liaison Officer for conducting the National Talent Search Examination.

Schedule for Tamil Nadu NTSE 2015-2016 is given below.

Events Dates
Application form 20.08.2015
Last date for receipt of filled application form along with fee 31.08 .2015
 Date of Examination 08.11.2015

Application Form

Application process is stared now, interested candidates can now fill the application form before last date i.e. 31.08.2015 to avoid last hours rush. After completion of online submission of particulars in the applications, the Headmaster / The Head of Institution should submit the summary report along with the total fees in cash collected from the students to the respective District Educational Officer. Submission of application after the last Date will be summarily rejected. You can also download the application form from the given below link. –

The completed application form duly signed by Principal of the school should be submitted to the State Liaison Officer before the last date.

How to Apply

  • Candidate are required to apply for State Level NTS Examination through their school only. The Headmaster / Head of Institution can download sufficient number of blank application forms from 20.08.2015 to 31.08.2015 through the website www.dge.tn.gov.in.
  • The Headmaster/ Head of Institutions should distribute blank application forms to all the X Std., students who are studying in the current academic year.
  • With the help of parent/teachers the students should fill up the application forms and return the filled in application forms to the Headmaster / Head of Institution concerned, along with Photo and cash of Rs.50/- (Fifty only).

Application Fees

Rs.50/- (Rupees Fifty only) in cash per candidate.


Students studying in Class X during 2015-16 in any recognized school are eligible to appear for the examination. The NMMS awardees also are allowed to appear for NTS Examination.

Admit Card

Admit cards will be announced by NTSE after the successful completion of application form procedure. Candidates can download their admit cards here when the admit card is announced officially by NTSE.


Result of the state level NTSE will be announced by SCERT in the last week of January 2016. Candidates can check their result  here when it will be announced officially.

Important Information

Exam Pattern

Test Type Marks Items Duration (in Minutes)
Mental Ability Test 50 5 45
Language Comprehensive Test 50 50 45
Scholastic Aptitude Test 100 100 90


As per the last year quota allotted for the State by the NCERT, 220 candidates will be selected in the State Level NTS Examination. Quota allotted to the State is subject to change.

Scholarship Amount

The amount of scholarship will be Rs.500/- (Rupees Five Hundred only) per month.


The State reservation policy will be adopted including 3% of physically challenged group of students.

For References, Candidates can check below previous year exam answer key, cut off and result for Tamil Nadu NTSE for Class X. Candidates are advised to visit again for other information and new updates

Answer Key

Cut Off


NTSE First Stage Result 2015 – Tamil Nadu is available here.


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