National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) Odisha registrations have started from 1st August 2019 and the last date to submit the form is 25th August 2019. The date of examination is 3rd November 2019.
NTSE Odisha is conducted by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Bhubaneswar, under the supervision of NCERT. NCERT released the official NTSE 2019-20 notification last month.
NTSE Odisha Important Dates 2019-20
All important dates for NTSE Odisha have been announced. We have tabulated them all below:
|Application starts||1st August 2019|
|Last date for online registration||25th August 2019|
|Submission of the signed application form to the DEOs||26th August – 5th September 2019|
|Validation of application forms by DEO||6th September 2019 – 25th September 2019|
|Admit card download||20th October – 3rd November 2019|
|NTSE Odisha exam||3rd November 2019|
|Result declaration||March 2020 (tentative)|
Note: The Admit Card will be prepared at TE and SCERT level which can be downloaded by the students.
NTSE Odisha Application Process
The application process of NTSE Odisha 2019-20 is online. Students need to fill the form from the official website of SCERT, Odisha. There is no application fee to take NTSE Odisha. Following are the steps to apply:
- Visit the website of SCERT Odisha.
- Click on ‘Apply Online’.
- Select ‘NTS’ examination.
- Fill the form correctly.
- Click on ‘Submit’.
- Take a print out and submit the form to the concerned school/institution.
Note: The head of the school/institution should forward the application form to the concerned District Education Officer (DEO).
Students can also contact the Liaison officers of Odisha for any information regarding the application form. Following are the details:
|Name of State Liaison Officer||Address||Contact Number||E-mail Address||Website|
|Sri Gangadhar Sahoo OAS (SAG) Director||TE & S.C.E.R.T. Unit IV, Bhubaneswar-751001, Odishafirstname.lastname@example.org||http://www.scertodisha.nic.in|
|Dr. PuspanjaliPani Nodal Officer, NTS/NMMS||TE & S.C.E.R.T. Unit IV, Bhubaneswar-751001, Odisha||0674-2500881||Panipuspanjali61@gmail.com||http://www.ntse.scertodisha.nic.in|
NTSE Odisha Eligibility Criteria
Students studying in class 10th are considered eligible to appear for NTSE Odisha 2019-20. They also need to fulfill the following conditions:
- Should have passed class 9th with minimum 60% marks (55% for reserved categories)
- Should be below 18 years in age (as on 1st July 2019)
- Should not be employed
- Should be appearing in Class 10th examination for the first time
A total of 259 students will be selected for NTSE Odisha. The state quota for Odisha is as following:
- OBC – 27%
- SC – 15%
- ST – 7.5%
- EWS – 10%
- Physically Challenged – 4%
NTSE Odisha Application Fee
Students have to pay the application fee through SBI Challan only. Here are the details of the application fee:
|Event||Fee (in INR)|
|Application fee with late fee (till 18th September)||275|
|Late fee till 25th September||400|
NTSE Odisha Exam Pattern
NTSE Odisha 2019-20 will be held in offline mode or pen-paper based. The question paper is divided into two sections – Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT).
MAT: The questions in this section are designed to judge the ability to think, power of reasoning, ability to judge, evaluate, visualise in space, etc.
SAT: The questions in this section are further divided into Science, Mathematics, and Social Sciences.
|Mental Ability Test (MAT)||100||100||2 hours|
|Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)||100||100||2 hours|
NTSE Odisha Result
NTSE Odisha Result 2019-20 will be tentatively declared in March 2020. NTSE Odisha Answer Key will be released sometime before the result declaration. The results will be in the form of a merit list.