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The notification and application form for National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2017 has been released. The Tamil Nadu NTSE 2017 examination is due to be held in the 1st week of November 2017. The exact date for the exam will be announced soon. The application form for NTSE is available from August 21 to September 01, 2017. For Tamil Nadu NTSE the candidates studying in class 10th may apply. Check details on Tamil Nadu NTSE 2017 and more from this page.

NTSE 2017 Scholarship Amount Offered by Tamil Nadu State

The qualifiers of Tamil Nadu NTSE will be granted scholarship for three years. The amount of it will be as below.

  • Class XI to XII – Rs. 1,250/- per month.
  • Undergraduates and Postgraduates Course – Rs. 2,000/- per month.
  • Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. – As per the amount fixed on the basis of UGC norms.

Schedule for Tamil Nadu NTSE 2017-18

The candidates may check the table below to get understand the know all the dates and deadlines for TN NTSE 2017 Scholarship Exam.

Events Dates
Start of download the blank Application form August 21, 2017
Last date for receipt of filled application form along with fee September 01, 2017
Uploading of candidate’s details by the Principal or Head
of the institute
September 04 to 13, 2017
Date of the NTSE Nov 2016 Exam 1st week of November 2017
Declaration of NTSE Nov 2016 Result 2nd week of March 2017

Eligibility Criteria for Tamil Nadu NTSE

The criteria of eligibility for Tamil Nadu NTSE 2017 is as mentioned below:

  • Candidate must be studying in class XI.
  • The institute, from which the candidate is pursuing class XI, must be recognized.
  • The awardees of NMMS may also apply for NTSE exam 2017.

Quota and Reservation under Tamil Nadu NTSE 2017

Quota: In all, 220 candidates will be selected for NTSE 2017 for Tamil Nadu.

Reservation: The reservation under NTSE is only for the Physically Challenged candidates. Until last year, the reservation was of 3%. However, now it has been increased to 4%.

Application Form

The candidates can only apply through the school/institute which they are attending. The Head Master of the school can download the application form from the link below. The application forms are then to be submitted to the candidates, which they need to fill neatly. When done filling the details, the candidates are to submit it back at the school and pay Rs. 50 as registration fee.

Note: It is the responsibility of the Head of the Institute to ensure that the details of the candidate are uploaded online.

Tamil Nadu NTSE Admit Card 2017

The admit card for NTSE is issued online. The candidates can download it by submitting the User Name and Password. Last year, the candidates were able to download the admit card School and Centre wise. Hence, the same might be applicable this year as well. Admit card is an important document and without it, the candidates will not be allowed to take the exam.

Exam Pattern of Tamil Nadu NTSE 2017

The exam pattern of the examination is as mentioned below:

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will only be held in pen and paper based mode. The candidates will have to mark the answers on an OMR sheet.
  • Duration: The candidates will get 170 minutes to solve the question paper.
  • Exam Type: The Tamil Nadu NTSE Exam will be divided into Mental Ability Test, Language Comprehensive Test, and Scholastic Aptitude Test.
  • Marks: In all, the exam will be of 200 marks.

The candidates may check the table below to understand the question, marks, and time distribution more clearly.

Test Type Marks Items Duration
(in Minutes)
Mental Ability Test (MAT) 50 50 45
Language Comprehensive Test (LCT) 50 50 45
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT):
Social Science

Note: The LCT question paper will only be provided in the English language.

Tamil Nadu NTSE 2017 Syllabus

The syllabus of the examination will be the same as that the candidates have been studying in school. However, it should be noted that the SAT syllabus will be as that prescribed by the State, CBSE, and ICSE Boards for Class XI and XII.

Tamil Nadu NTSE Answer Key 2017

The Answer Key for Tamil Nadu NTSE 2017 will be published online by the Directorate of Government Examination, Tamil Nadu. The answer key will be 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 will also be provided on this page.

Tamil Nadu NTSE Result

The result of Tamil Nadu NTSE 2017 will also be released online, at The candidates will be able to check it by submitting few basic details. The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of cutoff.

The previous year Tamil Nadu NTSE cutoff is as below:

Category Cut-Off Marks
General 127
OBC 120
OBM 110
MBC 110
SC 104
ST 101

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