Official Notification for Andhra Pradesh NTSE Stage-1 2018-2019

NTSE (National Talent Search Exam) Stage-1 Notification for Andhra Pradesh has been released by Office of the Director of Government Examinations, Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada (Previously Known as SSC Board).

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State Level NTSE-1 Exam is Conducted By Office of the Director of Government Examinations/SSC board for the state of Andhra Pradesh and Selected  Candidates are recommended for NTSE STAGE 2 Level Which happens under the supervision of NCERT Delhi.

After clearing both stages, Approximately 1000 students are selected for a monthly scholarship.

Eligibility for NTSE Exam

Students studying in class 10th in the current academic year from any recognized school in Andhra Pradesh including Kendriya Vidyalaya(Central School) by KVS, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya by Navodaya Samitis and schools affiliated to C.B.S.E. & I.C.S.E. Boards.

Students must have minimum 60% (for General & 55% for Rest categories) in class 9th.

In the State of Andhra Pradesh, The exam will be conducted in Telugu, English, Urdu & Hindi Medium.

Examination Fee: Rs. 200 (Rupees Two Hundred only)

*the examination fee has to be paid through AP CFMS which was generated after submission of online application.

NTSE Stage 1 Exam Pattern:

From this year onwards English will not be the part of NTSE Exam and There will be NO Negative Marking for Any Wrong Question.

Paper Test name Maximum Marks No of Questions Duration
(in minutes)
Timings of Exam
I Mental Ability Test (MAT) 100 100 120 Morning Session : 9.30AM to 11.30AM
II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 100 100 120 Evening Session : 02.00PM to 04.00PM

 *Exam Duration will be 150 minutes for Specially Abled students.

MAT Will Have Reasoning Type Questions to test Logical Ability of Students.

SAT will Have Questions Testing Subject Knowledge of Students In Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Social Sciences. 

NTSE Scholarship Detail:

All selected (1000) students will get a monthly scholarship as per decided by NCERT, Delhi. Here Selected Means Final Selection In the Merit List Prepared by NTSE After Two Stages of Examination.

  • For Intermediate students (11th and 12th) – Rs. 1250 per Month.
  • For Under Graduation & Post Graduation Students – Rs. 2000 per Month.
  • For PhD students – As per UGC Norms 

Important Dates

a) Application Online Submission form 24-Aug-18
b) Payment may be made from 24-Aug-18
c) Last date for upload the candidate’s application by the concerned Head Masters 27-Sep-18
d) Last date for payment of examination fee 28-Sep-18
e) Last date for submission of printed nominal rolls along with other enclosures in the O/o. The District Educational Office concerned by the School HMs 01-Oct-18
f) Last date for submission of printed Nominal Rolls by the concerned DEO’s in the O/o. The Director of Government Examinations, A.P. Vijayawada. 04-Oct-18
g) NTSE Stage-1 Exam Date 04-Nov-18
h) NTSE Stage-2 Exam Date 12-May-19

All eligible candidates can apply through Online mode only.

applications should be uploaded in the website  and printed application form should be submitted in DEOs office of the district concerned only.


User Guide to fill the NTSE Application form 


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