NTSE Tamil Nadu 2023 Stage 1 Result, Merit List, Online Form

Tamil Nadu National Talent Search Examination is a test that is conducted every year for high school applicants. The official authorities will conduct NTSE Exam. The first stage of this exam is organized at the state level, while the second stage is conducted at the national level. However, the officials of NTSE Tamil Nadu will be responsible to update the complete information related to the entrance test on their official website. Applicants who wish to gather more information about NTSE Tamil Nadu 2023 can refer to this complete article here.

NTSE Tamil Nadu 2023 Highlights

Exam Conducting Authority Directorate of Government Examinations, Tamil Nadu
Level of Exam
  • Stage 1- State Level
  • Stage 2- National Level
State Tamil Nadu
Official website dge.tn.gov.in.
Eligibility criteria For the students studying in SSC
Application mode Online
Exam mode Offline
Exam frequency Once a year

NTSE Tamil Nadu 2023 Important Dates

Events Important Dates
Application starts from 2nd week of November 2022
Last date to submit the form 4th week of November 2022
Admit card availability Third week of December 2022
NTSE Stage 1 Exam 4th week of December 2022
Stage 1 Answer key release January 2023
Result of stage 1 May 2023
Admit card for stage 2 To be updated
NTSE Stage 2 exam To be updated
NTSE Stage 2 result To be updated

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who are in the current year in SSC class from any recognized board are eligible to appear for the NTSE exam.
  • Applicants must have passed the 9th class from a recognized school.
  • The applicants must have obtained a minimum of 70% marks in the 9th class (more than 55% marks in the case of reserved category applicants).

NTSE Tamil Nadu 2023 Application Form

  • One can get the application form through the official website i.e. www.dge.tn.gov.in.
  • Candidates can also get the application form from their respective schools.
  • The headmaster/ principal of the school will provide the application form to the students.
  • Candidates must submit the application form before its last date of submission.
  • Applicants are instructed to not leave any field blank therefore it is mandatory to fill every field.
  • Fill the application form with a blue or black ball pen and in block letters only.
  • Fill in all your necessary details in the application form and attach your educational certificates also.
  • Now paste your passport-sized photo in the application form.
  • Once the form is completed, submit the duly filled application form to your respective school along with the requisite application fee.
  • The application charges are the same for all the candidates i.e. Rs. 50/-. However, the fee is non-refundable.

Paper Pattern

Name of the exam No. of Questions No. of Marks Duration of time
MAT- Mental Ability Test 100 questions 100 120 minutes
SAT- Scholastic Aptitude Test 100 questions 100 120 minutes


The result will be out after a few days of the exam commencement in online mode. Candidates should check the examination result with the assistance of the official website by providing the registration number and date of birth in the login window. DGE is in charge of releasing the merit list of the nominated students along with the examination result. And those candidates who pass the Stage I will proceed for Stage II. After the result of Stage II is announced, the scholarships will be provided to the nominated candidates.

Reservation Criteria

Category Reservation Criteria
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15 %
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.50 %
Physically handicapped (PH) 4 %
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 27 %

Previous Year Cut Off

Category Cut off
General 160
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 146
Scheduled Caste (SC) 125
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 126

Scholarship Rewards

Education level Scholarship Amount
Class 11th to 12th INR 1,250 per month
UG and PG level INR 2000 per month
Ph.D. level In accordance with UGC norms

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question: What is the official web page to apply for NTSE Tamil Nadu Stage 1 and Stage 2 Exam 2023?

Ans. The official web portal to apply is www.dge.tn.gov.in.

Question: Who will conduct NTSE TN Stage 1 and Stage 2 Exam 2023?

Ans. Stage 1 is organized by the Directorate of Government Examinations, Tamil Nadu, whereas Stage 2 is organized at the national level by NCERT.

Question: When will the result for NTSE Stage 2 be declared?

Ans. Stage 2 Results will tentatively be declared in the month of September 2023.

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