The National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X is meant to identify and nurture talent. The Karnataka NTSE 2017 Exam is conducted every year at two levels, Stage I at State Level and Stage II at National Level. It is conducted by Department of State Educational Research and Training, to search candidates to go for NTSE Stage 2. Candidates of state, studying in class 10, may check more details about the exam from below.

Latest: Karnataka NTSE Selection List, Result and cut off has been announced. Candidate can check the result and cut off through the link given below.

Karnataka NTSE 2017

The dates for the NTSE 2017 are as below:

Activity Date
Application form available from 28 Aug 2017
Last date of submission of Application Form 21 Sep 2017
Date of 1st Level Examination 09 Sep 2017
Date of download of Admission letter / Hall ticket for 2nd Level Examination Apr 2018
Date of 2nd Level Examination 13 May 2018


The Result of National Talent Search Examination 2017 has been declared. As National Talent Search Examination announced the NTSE 2017 result is now available. You can check the result here or on the official website.

NTSE District wise Marks list:

Bagalakote | Belagam | Bellary | Bengaluru NorthBengaluru Rural | Bengaluru South | Bidara | Chamaraja nagara | Chikkaballapura | Chikkamagalur | Chikkodi | ChitradurgaDakshina Kannada | Davanagere | Dharawada | Gadag | Hassana | Haveri | Kalburgi | Kodagu | Kolar | Koppala | Madhugiri | Mandya | Mysore | Raichur | Ramanagara | Shirsi | Shivamogga | Tumkur | Udupi | Uttara Kannada | Vijapura | Yadgiri

Selection List: Click Here to check the State Level NTSE Selection List.

Cut Off

The Cut Off for National Talent Search Examination 2017 has been declared. As National Talent Search Examination announced the Cut Off for NTSE 2017 SAT, MAT and LCT. You can check the Cut Off here or on the official website.

Provisional cut-off marks (GMAT + SAT total only)

 GM 103
 SC 82
 ST 75

Question Paper

Official Question paper of NTSE 2017 has been released by the officials. Candidates can check or download it from the direct link provided below.

Question Paper: GMAT | LCT | SAT

Answer Key

The official Answer key for the Karnataka National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) 2017 has been released. Candidates can download the Answer key from the direct link provided below.

Answer Key:

Note: Last date to submit objection is on or before November 25, 2017.

Institutes SAT MAT LCT
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Eligibility & Reservation for Karnataka NTSE 2017

Any regular student of 10th Standard shall be eligible to appear in the National Talent Search Examination. Eligibility marks to apply : 55% for General and 45% for SC/ST Candidates, in 9th Standard Annual Examination.

Application Form for Karnataka NTSE 2017

The application form for the Karnataka NTSE 2017 is available in Concerned Block Education Office (BEO) only. The facility to submit the online application form has not been provided.

The list of BEO is as below:

Admit Card of Karnataka NTSE 2017

The admit card of the examination will be issued for all the candidates who will apply for the examination. It will be an important document, which the candidates will have to secure until the end. Also, without the admit card, the candidates will not be allowed to take the exam.

Important Note:- Students / Parents / School Heads are requested to collect NTSE exam admit card from respective Block Education Office (BEO).

Karnataka NTSE 2017 Exam Pattern

The Examination will be conducted in three sessions on the same day

  • Paper I: General Mental Ability Test (GMAT) 50 questions for 50 Marks
  • Paper II: English Language Comprehension Test (ELCT) 50 questions of 50 Marks.
  • Paper III: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 100 questions of 100 Marks

Karnataka NTSE Answer Key 2017

The answer key for the exam will be released within few days. The candidates will be able to download it online. The candidates can use the answer key to calculate and estimate their score in the examination.

Karnataka NTSE Result

NTSE Stage I Result / Merit list has been declared by Department of State Educational Research and Training. It will be released as a PDF file, in which the details of the candidates will be mentioned. The candidates who appeared for the exam can check the result 7 Merit list, which will be provided here.

Qualifying Marks in the exam are as below:

For General Category 40% marks in each paper
For SC / ST / PH Category 35%

Karnataka NTSE Cut-Off Marks (2016)

Note:- LCT marks will not be included for selection.

Karnataka NTSE Cut Offs (2015)

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