State Level National Talent Search Examination, 2018 – 2019 is for selecting 118 candidates for National Level Talent Search Examination, 2018-2019 from eligible students studying in Class X in recognized schools located in the state of Odisha. State Level National Talent Search Examination, 2018 – 2019 was held on November 04, 2018. Candidates now can check the answer keys, question paper to get an idea of State Level National Talent Search Examination, 2018 – 2019.

Latest: The date of stage 2 Odisha NTSE 2018-19 exam has been postponed, scroll down to check the same.

Odisha NTSE 2018-2019

Examination: National Talent Search Examination, 2018 – 2019 will be conducted in two stages.

Stage – I: State Level National Talent Search Examination will be conducted on November 04, 2018 for selection of candidates to National Talent Search Examination.

Stage – II: National Level Talent Search Examination will be conducted by NCERT for candidates selected through Stage – I. The National Level wrote examination will be conducted on June 16, 2019.

Schedule for the Odisha NTSE 2018 – 2019 for Class X is given below.

NTSE Event Important Dates
The last date to submit the application form To be announced
Date of Stage I exam 04 Nov 2018
Date of Stage II exam 12 May 2019 16 Jun 2019


Odisha NTSE Result for class X has been published on the official website in online mode. Candidates can check the result from the official website or directly through the link which is available now after the successful examination.

Result: Click here to check the NTS Final Merit List for Odisha NTSE 2018- 2019.

Answer Key

SCERT, Odisha has published the official answer key of the NTSE Exam. The candidates who had appeared for the Odisha National Talent Search Exam 2018, can check the official answer key of the exam from the official website.

Answer Key: 

  • Click here to check the Revised Official Answer key of Odisha NTSE/NMMS 2018- 2019.
  • Click here to check the Official Answer key of Odisha NTSE 2018 – 2019.

Candidates can check the Unofficial Answer Key of NTSE 2018 from the below links.

Institutes Question Paper MAT SAT
Allen Answer Key | Solution Answer Key
Aakash Answer Key

Eligibility Criteria

Students studying in Class X during 2018-2019 in any recognized schools of Odisha are eligible to appear National Talent Search Examination. They must have passed Class IX Annual Examination securing at least 60% of marks or equivalent (relaxable by 5% for reserved categories). There will be no domicile restriction.

State Quota for Odisha: 118 candidates will be selected for National Level Talent Search Examination. Within this quota there will be 15% reservation for SC, 7.5% for ST and 4% for physically challenged candidates.

Application Form

Candidates aspiring to give the National Talent Search Examination Test can fill up the Online Application Form by logging as per the schedule has given above. The direct link to apply online for Odisha NTSE 2018 will be posted on this page.

After filling up of the Application Form online, he / she is required to take the printout of the same and submit it in the concerned school/ Institution. Head of the institution forward it to the concerned District Education Officer. The District Education Officer will allot the Examination Centre, scrutinize and verify all the documents and put the auto generated eleven digit roll number and validate the Online Application Form. The Admit Card will be prepared at TE and SCERT which can be downloaded by the Candidate / Institution for appearing the Examination.

Examination Fees: The candidates are not required to pay any examination fee. However, they shall have to bear their own expenses for coming and going to Examination Centre to appear at the examination.

Documents to be submitted along with the Hard copy of the Online Application Form

  • Caste Certificate, as applicable, for SC / ST candidate issued by the concerned Tahasildar / Additional Tahasildar.
  • Disability Certificate for Physically Handicapped candidates issued by the concerned District Medical Board.
  • Mark sheet of Class IX annual examination issued by the Head of the Institutions.

Application Process Over!

Admit Card

Admit Card for National Talent Search Examination 2018 – 2019 will be prepared at TE and SCERT which can be downloaded by the Candidate / Institution for appearing the Examination.

Exam Pattern

Stage I & II: Examination at the State/UT level will comprise three papers i.e

 Papers  Test  No of questions  marks  Duration
Paper-I  Mental Ability Test (MAT) 100 100 120 minutes
Paper-II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 100 100 120 minutes

Cut Off

Cut Offs of Odisha National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) for class X will be available on the official website. Candidates will be able to check the cut off here as soon as it is available officially.

Selection Procedure

The qualifying marks is 40% in each individual paper i.e. MAT, SAT and LCT. For reserved category, the qualifying mark is 32% in each paper as per NCERT norms. The Merit List will be prepared on the basis of the total marks secured in MAT and SAT only. Language will be treated as the qualifying subject. Marks secured in the Language Comprehension Test will not be added for preparation of merit list. There will be no negative marking in Stage I NTS Examination.

Stage II : In Stage II examination conducted by NCERT, there will be negative marking for all papers i.e. Mental Ability Test, Scholastic Aptitude Test and Language Comprehension Test. There will be a deduction of 1/3 rd mark for every wrong answer and no mark will be deducted for un-attempted questions.


There are 1000 scholarships for the entire country. Awardees of NTS Examination will receive scholarship up to Ph.D. level in Basic Sciences, Social Sciences and Commerce and Post Graduation level in Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law subject to satisfactory academic progress. The rate of scholarship is indicated below :

  • Scholarship of Rs.1250.00 per month for Class XI and XII.
  • Scholarship of Rs.2000.00 per month for under graduates and postgraduates.
  • Amount of scholarship for Ph.D. in accordance with the UGC norms.

Answer Key

SCERT, Odisha has been published the official answer key of the NTSE Exam. Those candidates who appeared in the Odisha National Talent Search Exam 2017, can check the official answer key of the exam through the link given below.

Check Answer Key:  Click Here to check the Official Answer Key of NTSE 2017

Official Website:

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