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NTSE Stage-1, 2019 Odisha Official Notification Released

DIRECTORATE OF TEACHER EDUCATION AND SCERT, ODISHA has released the official notification of NTSE Stage-1, 2019-20. The examination will be conducted in the offline mode. Stage-1 is conducted at the state level & stage-2 is conducted at national level.

State Quota: A total of 259 students will be selected for stage 2 of NTSE 2020 through the stage 1 exam. Within this quota, there shall be 27% reservation for OBC, 15% reservation for SC, 7.5% for ST, 10% for EWS and 4% for physically challenged candidates.

Exam Stages : National Talent Search Examination, 2019-20 shall be conducted in two stages.

Stage - I : NTSE Stage-1 2019 will be conducted on 03.11.2019 (Sunday) for selection of candidates to final stage.

Stage- II : Students who will qualify the stage-1, will be eligible to write the final stage exam. Final Stage will be conducted on 2nd Sunday, i.e., 10th May, 2020.

Eligibility: Students studying in Class X during 2019-20 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 for General, OBC and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and 55% for reserved categories (SC, ST, and PH). There shall be no domicile restriction.

Important Dates:

Online filling up of Application Forms by candidates and submission of hard copies in schools by students

01.08.2019 to 25.08.2019

Submission of countersigned hard copies of Application Forms by the Headmasters / Headmistress to the DEOs.

26.08.2019 to 05.09.2019

Validation of Application Forms by District Education Office

06.09.2019 to 25.09.2019

Download of Admit Cards by the Candidates

20.10.2019 to 03.11.2019

Date of Examination

03.11.2019 (1st Sunday)


NTSE Exam Pattern:

The exam pattern of written exam will be as follows:

Stage-1 & 2: exam at the State/UT level will comprise of two papers i.e.



No. of Questions

No. of Marks

Duration (In Minutes)


Mental Ability  Test(MAT)





Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)





Syllabus : There is no syllabus for State Level NTS Examination. However, questions shall be asked of class IX & X.

Qualifying Marks: Qualifying marks for candidates from SC/ST/PH category is 32% in each paper. And for others (General/OBC & EWS) categories it is 40% in each paper.

Reservation: NTSE 2019 has added an extra reservation of 10% EWS apart from 27% for OBC, 15%, 7.5% and 4% for SC, ST & PH category. 

Selection: Stage-l, selection will be done by States/UTs. And those who are selected from Stage-1 exam, will be eligible to appear for Stage-2 exam.

To prepare for the exam, you can practice last year’s question paper – Download Now.

Stage-1: The detailed text & video solutions of which are available here

Stage-2: The detailed text & video solutions of which are available here

NTSE Scholarships:

Scholarships:- About two thousand scholarships are awarded for different stages of education as follows:

 (a) Scholarship of Rs.1250/- per month for Class-XI to XII.

(b) Scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month for UG and Post-graduates.

(c) Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. is fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.

NTSE Support Program  to facilitate the aspirants of 2019 with guidance of our experts via content that is provided online to the students who get enrolled in it.

How to apply

  • Students have to apply by logging

  • Required details to filled up

  • Take print out of the filled up form

  • Submit it with with the required documents to DEO (District Education Officer)

Resonance's Success in NTSE Stage-1 (2018)

Outstanding results by Resonites in NTSE Stage 1, Odisha. In the declared result of NTSE Stage-1, total 131 students are selected for the stage-2 examination & out of them 20 students are from Resonance.


The detail of selected students are as follows :

 Classroom student BAIBHAB SAHU is a State Topper with 179 marks.

  • 4 Ranks in Top 10 General Category (1,6,7,9 ).

  • 10 Ranks in Top 20 General category (1,5,6,7,9,12, 14, 16, 17 & 19).

Check out the past performance of Resonance students in NTSE Stage-1

 For the complete exam details, Download the NTSE 2019-20 official details from here


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