Pondicherry National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2017 – 2018 – Directorate of School Education, Pondicherry had conducted the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2017 – 2018 for class X students.The Question Paper, Answer Key, Result for NTSE is available here for the sake of candidates. The complete details of Pondicherry NTSE 2017 – 2018 application form, admit card, exam date, result and other information are given below.

Latest: Result of Pondicherry NTSE 2017 – 2018 has been published. Check it from the link below.

Pondicherry NTSE 2017 – 2018

The first stage National Talent Search (NTS) Written Examination (State Level) is conducted by the Directorate of School Education, Puducherry launched by the MHRD, New Delhi in order to identify the talented students and nurture them. Then, based on the merit list of this written examination 10 students [8-General, 2-SC(origin)] allotted to our State will be eligible to participate in the Second Stage written examination (National Level) conducted by the NCERT, New Delhi. The students selected in the Second Stage Written Examination (National Level) conducted by the NCERT, New Delhi will receive scholarship from the NCERT, New Delhi.

The Government of Puducherry awards Rs. 5,000/- for the students selected in the State Level Examination and `.10,000/- for students selected in the National Level Examination as one time incentive.

Schedule for Pondicherry NTSE 2017 – 2018 is given below.

Events Date
Last date of Submission of Application Form 07 Sep 2017
Issue of Hal Tickets 27 Oct 2017
Date of Examination – Stage I 18 Nov 2017
Date of Stage I Exam Result 30 Jan 2018
Date of Examination – Stage II 13 May 2018


Pondicherry NTSE Result 2017 – 2018 has been declared by the Directorate of School Education, Pondicherry. The examination was held on November 18, 2017. Candidates can check the result from the official website of Directorate of School Education, Pondicherry. The link to check the result has also been available below for the ease of candidates.

Result: Click Here to check the result of Pondicherry NTSE 2017 – 2018.

Question Paper & Answer Key

The Answer Key & Paper for Pondicherry NTSE 2017 – 2018 has been published online by the official authorities. The answer key has been released as a pdf file and will contain the answer to all the questions asked in the exam. The candidates will be able to estimate their score through the answer key of NTSE. The link to check it is also be provided on this page.

Eligibility to appear in the examination

  • All students of Class X studying in State / Central Government recognized schools are eligible.
  • The National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) awardees are also eligible.
  • The National Talent Search (NTS) Scholarship awardees are not eligible.

Cut Off

Cut off list for Pondicherry NTSE 2017 – 2018 for Class X will be updated here after the declaration of the result. We will update the same here for the ease of candidates.

Admit Card

Candidates can collect their admit card from the Superintendent/ Head of concerned School (Examination Centre) at the distt. Level to appear for the examination.

Exam Pattern

This examination consists of two parts namely PART-I and PART-II. Separate question booklets will be provided for Part-I and Part-II. All questions are to be answered.

Distribution of Marks and Time

Part I – (MAT & LT)
Test type Marks No. of Ques. Duration (in min.)
Language Test (LT)

Language – I (Tamil/ Telugu/
Malayalam/ Hindi/ French)
Language – II (English)

25 + 25 (Language I – II) 25 + 25 (Language I – II) 90
Mental Ability Test (MAT) 50 50
Part II – Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Mathematics 20 20 90
Science 40 40
Social Science 40 40

Syllabus: The whole portions of class IX and portions upto December of Class X in Language-I, Language –II, Mathematics, Science and Social Science subject of State Board Syllabus.

Application Form

Application Forms can be downloaded from the official website of Directorate of School Education, Pondicherry. Interested & eligible students can submit the application form on or before the last date. Students can also download the application form of Pondicherry NTSE 2017 – 2018 through the direct link given below.

Instruction to Candidates

  • A Photo duly attested by the Head of the School should be pasted on the space provided in the Application Form.
  • HallTicket will be sent to the candidates through their school.Affix passport size photo and get it attested from the Head of the School .
  • Reach the Examination Centre atleast Half-an-hour before the commencement of the Examination and occupy the seat that bears your Register Number.
  • Do not take Calculator, Clarke’sTable or any kind of ready reckoner to the Examination Hall.
  • Write your Register Number, as given in the Hall Ticket on the OMR Sheet and on the cover page of the Question Booklets in the space provided.
  • DO NOT Write your name in any part of the Question Booklet or the OMR Sheet.
  • Follow the instructions of the Invigilator strictly during theExamination.
  • Hand over your OMR sheet, Question Booklets and HallTicket to the Invigilator before leaving the Hall.

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Question Paper & Answer Key

Question paper & Answer key of Pondicherry National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2016 – 2017 is now available for the candidates. The direct link to check the same is also  provided here for the candidates.

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