MTSE (Maharashtra Talent Search Examination)



(Maharashtra Talent Search Examination)

MTSE (Maharashtra Talent Search Examination) for students of Class VII to X of Maharashtra

Maharashtra Talent Search Exam (MTSE) is a talent search exam conducted by N. Wadia College, Pune. Maharashtra Talent Search Exam is conducted to search talented students and to equip the students for National Talent Search Exam (Class 10) and other competitive examinations in future. MTSE also aims to honour and encourage the selected students by awarding scholarships and prizes 


The number of students selected for the award of MTS scholarships at state/ district level depends on upon the number of students appearing for the exam from the entire state and the marks secured. The participants should know that the scholarships would be awarded by money order. The merit list for students appearing for MTSE 2018 will be rewarded at two levels: 

State Level Merit List: Students appearing in the state level merit list will be awarded state scholarship of Rs.1000 each for one year. 

District Level Merit List: Students who could not secure the place in the State level merit list but have made it in the District Level Merit List will be awarded to the District Scholarships of Rs. 400

Special Prize: Rs. 200/- each will be awarded for those students who could not be awarded State or District Scholarships but have secured marks more than particular marks 

Taluka Prizes: Rs. 150/- each for one year for those students who could not award State or District Scholarships but have done well in their Talukas 

Consolation Prizes: Besides these scholarships, some students will be awarded consolation prizes of Rs. 100/- 

Merit Prizes: Rs.5000/-, Rs. 3000/- & Rs.2000/- will be awarded to the first three students in the state level merit lists of rural and urban areas for each standard. A special prize of Rs. 500 will be awarded to a student standing first in each paper & every section of the written exam 

Other Medium Prize: Rs. 400 will be awarded to a certificate holder having maximum marks amongst Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati and Kannada medium students 

Certificates: The students securing 70 marks or more out of 200 in written exam will be awarded a certificate of merit 

Merit list at each level will have urban and rural components, Schools in all district and within the corporation, limits will be treated as urban while all schools at villages and taluka places are incorporated in rural areas 

Eligibility Criteria 

All students of Maharashrtra studying in std. VIII, IX and X in Govt. recognized schools. Appearing for MTSE has proved to be useful as a preparation for NTS Examination.

Majority of MTSE Scholars have succeeded in NTS Examination. However, appearing for MTSE is not a prerequisite for NTSE 

For appearing at MTSE std. IX, it is not compulsory to have appeared at MTSE std VIII 

For appearing at MTSE std. X it is not compulsory to have appeared at MTSE std VIII & IX 

Selection Process 

Candidates will receive their results at their respective schools by the end of June. The complete result of all the students appearing for the examination will also be available on the official website . Merit List of MTSE 2018 will be prepared at two levels: 

State level Merit List 

District level Merit List 

Exam Pattern 

There will be two written papers for all standards and will be conducted on the same day. 

Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions (100 each) 

Medium: English / Marathi / Hindi / Gujarati / Urdu will be the medium of examination. 

Duration: 180 minutes 

The Exam pattern will be same for all the classes. 

Paper 1 (90 Minutes) 

Mental Ability Test:  50 questions 

Language: 50 questions 

Paper 2 (90 Minutes) 

Scholastic Aptitude Test 

Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology): 40 Questions        

Maths (Algebra, Geometry, Arithmetic) : 20 question      

Social Science (History, Geography, Civics, Economics): 40question   

Total: 200 question 

Each question carries 1 mark 

There will be no Interview for Class 8 & 9 and for Class 10 there will be an interview of 50 Marks 


Paper 1 For (Mental Ability Test) MAT: Slightly higher difficulty level than mental ability test of class 7th.The student should use the regular textbooks prescribed for the academic year. For languages grammar and comprehension will be tested 

Paper 2 For (Scholastic Aptitude Test) SAT: The syllabus will be same as that of class 8,9 and 10.Many books of different publishers are available for MTS & NTS examinations. Students should use these books as per their choice 

Admit Card 

Students will receive the Acknowledgement and MTSE 2018 Admit Card after they submit the MTSE Application Forms 

In the case of individual students, the acknowledgement card will be sent to their residential addresses while for students applying through schools or coordinators, the acknowledgement cards will be sent to their respective schools/ coordinators 


Application forms can be obtained from Headmaster / Principal of the School. Head of the institutes are requested to demand the No. of Forms required by them for Std. VIII, IX & X on the school letter-head, which shall enable the centre to send the forms accordingly 

Fees for these forms can be sent to the centre at the time of submission of the filled forms. Please return the unused forms if any, along with the filled forms. Individual student can obtain application form by paying the fees in advance 

The Schools can download the Application Form using the link and print the required number of copies of the same 

The student can obtain application form from MTS Office by paying the fees of Rs.150 in advance by cash: The address of MTS office is – Maharashtra Talent Search Examination , N. Wadia College Campus,  Pune-411001 

By Post: Students can obtain MTSE 2018 Application Form by sending MO/ DD of Rs. 200/- in the name of -Hon. Director, MTS Examination, Pune and payable at Pune 

By Coordinators: There are a number of coordinators working in this project at District, Taluka and Bit levels. The application forms are also available with them. The Schools and Students may collect the forms from these coordinators and submit the completely filled application forms along with the Fees of Rs.150/- 

Fee Details 

MTS Application cum Examination Fee: Rs.150/- 

Obtaining MTS Application by post: Rs.200/- 

For more information, visit the MTSE website: 

Important Dates :- will be provided on the website as on

Centre for Talent Search & Excellence, Pune 

Maharashtra Talent Search Examination (M.T.S.E), Centre for Talent Search & Excellence, N. Wadia College Campus, Pune-411001, Ph: +91-020-26168486, Fax: +91-020-26161479, Email:, Website


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