NTSE Rajasthan 2018-19

NTSE Rajasthan 2018-19: NTSE Rajasthan is the first stage of National Talent Search Examination. NTSE Rajasthan 2018-19 is conducted by Board Of Secondary Education, Rajasthan. The exam is held in the first week of November and the application process for NTSE Rajasthan 2018-19 will begin from the last of September in 2018, closing by the first week of October. NTSE Rajasthan 2018-19 would be testing students ability in three areas- Mental Ability Test(MAT), language Test and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). After the first stage, selected students would compete in the second stage of NTSE. Last year, 236 pupils were shortlisted after the first around of NTSE Rajasthan. The NTSE stage 2 is conducted by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for the purpose awarding scholarships in basic sciences till doctoral level. NTSE Stage 2 is held in May. This article by Career360 is your comprehensive guide NTSE Rajasthan 2018-19 stage 1. You will also find details and various eligibility criteria in the section below.

NTSE Rajasthan 2018-19: Overview

Name of the Examination

National Talent Search Examination


NTSE Rajasthan

Level of the Examination


Conducted By

Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan

Eligibility Criteria

55% for the Class X general students, 50 % for the reserved category students.

Mode of Examination

Pen and Paper

Medium of Examination

Hindi or English

NTSE Rajasthan Important Dates 2018-19

 The application process of NTSE Rajasthan 2018-19 is expected to commence from the last week of September. Below are the list of tentative dates for students to give an idea about the development.



Application Begins

Last week of September 2018

Last date of Application form submission

First week of October 2018

Release of the Admit Card Online

Third week of October

NTSE Rajasthan Stage 1

Beginning of November 2018

NTSE Stage 2

First week of May 2019

NTSE Rajasthan Eligibility Criteria 2018-19

 All students studying in Class X who secured 55% marks in their Class IX exam in the subjects of English, Hindi, Science, Social Science and Sanskrit or third language only those would be considered eligible to compete in the examination. Only regular students can participate in Rajasthan NTSE. For reserved category students, 50% marks is required to appear in this exam.

NTSE Rajasthan Application Form 2018-19

 Application forms for NTSE Rajasthan 2018-19 can be downloaded from the official website of the Rajasthan Board. The application process is to be done under the supervision of the respective school’s head. All information given in the form has to match with the data recorded in the school registry. After the completion of application form, please take a printout. In case of any correction that needs to be done, do it before the data lock. After the data lock, no further correction would be conducted. The application fee has to be deposited at any branch of ICICI bank with the print out of online challan.
General Category students have to pay Rs.200 without the late fee and Rs.250 with the late fees. SC/ST category students have to pay Rs.140 without the late fees and 180 without the late fees.

NTSE Rajasthan Admit Card 2018-19

 Admit Card for NTSE Rajasthan, 2018-19 would be issued after the successful completion of the application form. Admit card would be available around the third week of October 2018. Without the Admit card or Hall ticket, student would be denied entry into the examination hall.

NTSE Rajasthan 2018-19: Exam Pattern

In both the phase one and phase two exams, the categories are parted into three sections. There would no negative marking.


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration (Minutes)





SAT( language)




SAT- Maths, Science and Social Science




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NTSE Rajasthan 2018-19: Syllabus

Here is the complete guide for the student regarding the syllabus of NTSE Rajasthan 2018-19. Students would be shortlisted for the second stage of NTSE based on their depth of the topics mentioned below.


Subjects and Syllabus

Mental Ability Test

Verbal Reasoning test: Alphabet Test, Analogy, Analytical Reasoning, Arithmetic Reasoning Test, Blood Relations, Classification, Coding-decoding,Direction Sense Test, Inserting a missing character, logical sequencing of words, Logical Venn Diagram, Mathematical Operations, Clocks, Puzzle test, Series completion Test, Tests, Verification of truth of the statements.

For Non-verbal Reasoning: Analogy, Analytical Reasoning, Classification, Dot fixing situation, Imbedded Figure, folding paper cutting, Incomplete figures, Mirror images, Problems on cubes and dice, series, Transparent paper folding, Water images.

Scholastic Ability Test

Language Test: Synonyms and antonyms, reading comprehensions, sentence completion, one-word substitutions, grammar, re-arrangement of jumbled words,

Mathematics: Algebra expressions, arithmetic, Arithmetic progression, basic geometry, circles, coordinated geometry, direct and inverse variation s, exponent, linear equation, number system, probability, quadratic equation, simple and compound interest, square root and cube root, triangle and trigonometry, statistics, surface area and volume.

Science: Acid, bases and salts, air, carbon and its compounds, cellular level of organisms, fibers and plastics, food production and management, light, magnetism and electricity, evolution, measurement, metals and non-metals, environment, measurement, periodic classification of elements, physical and chemical changes in the matter, source of energy, structure of an atom, water.

For Social Sciences:

History: Culture, science and literature, early medieval periods, Indus valley civilization, Introduction of ancient Indian History, Jainism, Buddhism, and conquerors of other country and nations, medieval architecture and culture, national movement, new empires and kingdoms , popular movements and social reforms, revolt of 1857, The Mauryas, Mughal Empire, Vedic period.

Civics: Democracy, Diversity and livelihood, Economic presence of the government, India and its neighboring countries, state government, judiciary, UN and other International Agencies, Union government.

Geography: Agriculture, Atmosphere, industries, internal structure of earth and rocks, major domains and land forms, maps and globe, motion of the earth, natural vegetation, environment of India, resource and development, solar system

NTSE Rajasthan Result 2019

The result of first stage, NTSE Rajasthan would be declared by the first week of February. The Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan publishes the list containing the name of successful students on their official website. Students who appear in the first level of NTSE Rajasthan would have to check the result by searching their names on the list. Last year, 236 students were shortlisted after the first round to compete in the second round. The result of second round would be published by the end of August. The qualifying cut-offs of NTSE, Rajasthan for 2018-19 academic year would be published on the official website of Secondary Board of Education.

NTSE Rajasthan Sample Papers:

Going through the previous years papers is an effective way to get an idea about the question patterns for the first round of NTSE. MAT and SAT carry equal significance in the exam. Students should give equal attention to both of these sections for a satisfying outcome. Students must refer to the topics mention in this article. Solving previous years question would be helpful to the student to judge their academic ability.

NTSE Rajasthan Answer Key 2019

The official Answer Key of NTSE Rajasthan would be published by the Secondary Board of Education, Rajasthan after the exam on their official website. Apart from that, unofficial answer keys are published by various institutes such as Allen, Akash, Resonance. We will provide the links as and when they are out.

About NTSE Rajasthan 2018-19:

NTSE, the nation-wide talent search program is a great opportunity for participants to gain further knowledge about their subjects of interest. The exam will also expose the students to career possibilities in those subjects. While one may not be able to get a rank or clear the state level stage of exams even, the key to success is to keep practicing and try again.

NTSE Rajasthan Cut off: Expected

List of Category-wise cut off of NTSE Rajasthan, 2018-19 is given below.


Cut offs

Maximum Marks










NTSE Rajasthan Reservation Criteria 2018-2019

The reservation criteria for NTSE stage 1 scholarship is as follows:


Reservation Criteria

Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Physically Handicapped



26.5% of 1000

 NTSE Scholarships and Awards

The amount of money allotted in the scholarships of NTSE Punjab stage 2 is mentioned below.

Education Level

Scholarship Amount

Classes 11th to 12th

Rs. 1,250




Rs. 2,000


As per UGC norm


 Source : school.careers360.com

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