Maharashtra Talent Search Examination

MTSE- Maharashtra Talent Search Examination 2017

Last date to apply

December 2, 2016

With Late Fee: December 17, 2016

About MTSE

  • Maharashtra Talent Search Exam (MTSE) 2017 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 honor and encourage the selected students by awarding scholarships and prizes.
  • MTSE Exam Date: Maharashtra Talent Search Exam will be held on April 22, 2017 (Saturday 10AM-1PM).
  • Deadline for MTSE: The last date to apply for MTSE 2017 is December 3, 2016, without late fees and with late fees of Rs 75 it is December 17, 2016.

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MTSE Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region Only Maharashtra
Class/ Age Classes 8, 9 & 10 
  • Students from Class 8-10 from schools recognised by the government are eligible to apply.
  • It is not necessary to participate in MTSE 2017 before NTSE Exam.

MTSE Reward

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 examination from the entire state and the marks secured. The merit list for students appearing for MTSE 2017 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 written examination.
  • 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 examination 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.

  • Scholarships will be awarded by money order.

MTSE Application form and Process

MTSE 2017 Application Forms can be acquired by any of the following methods:

  • Mode 1: Download MTSE 2017 Application Form online by following the link given below:
  • Mode 2: MTS Office: The student can obtain application form 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

  • Mode 3: By post: Students can obtain MTSE 2017 Application Form by sending MO/DD of Rs.200 to:

The DD should be drawn in the name of -Hon. Director, MTS Examination, Pune and payable at Pune.

Hon'ble Director
Maharashtra Talent Search Examination
Competitive Examination Guidance Centre,
N. Wadia College Campus,
Pune - 411001

  • Mode 4: Schools: Candidates can obtain the Application Form from the Headmaster / Principal of the school. Students will have to pay Rs. 150 for each form while filling the application form in school and should submit the completely filled application form in the school itself.
  • Mode 5: 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. List of Coordinators

Submission of the Application Form

The duly filled in application forms along with the examination fee should reach MTS office on or before December 5, 2016.

MTSE 2017 Examination Fee:

  • MTSE 2017 Application form demanded by Schools from Coordinators: Rs 150
  • Individual applicant to pay Rs 150 (Postage charges additional)
  • MTS Office: Rs 150
  • Post: Rs 200
  • School: Rs. 150
  • Paper sets (paper I + II) of last 5 years for Class 8, 9 and 10 are available on payment of Rs. 50 by cash  (Rs. 100 by post)

MTSE 2017 Admit Card:

Students will receive the Acknowledgement and 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.

MTSE Selection Process

Candidates appearing for MTSE 2017 will be selected based on the following cut off marks list:


State Prize

District Prize

Special Prize

Urban (200)

Rural (200)

Urban (200)

Rural (200)

Urban (200)

Rural (200)

Class 8







Class 9







Class 10

Urban (250)

Rural (250)

Urban (250)

Rural (250)

Urban (250)

Rural (250)







MTSE 2017 is divided into two papers:

  • Paper I - Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Paper II - Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

MTSE 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  Subject Questions Marks
Paper 1
90 Minutes
Mental Ability Test 50  50 
Language 50  50 

Paper 2
Scholastic Aptitude Test

Duration: 90 Minutes

Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

40  40 

Maths (Algebra, Geometry, Arithmetic)

20  20 

Social Science
( History, Geography, Civics, Economics)

40  40 

Total Questions & Marks

200 200

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

MTSE 2017 Interviews

  • The students of Class 10 will be selected for the interview on the basis of their performance in the written examination.
  • The interview will be conducted at N. Wadia College, Pune.
  • The interviews may be arranged at other places for the convenience of the students.
  • The students will have to attend the interview at their own expense.
  • The interviews of the selected students of Class 10 will be conducted between May 25, 2016, to June 5, 2016.
  • The schedule of the Interview will be communicated to the students at their residential address and to their schools.
  • The letters of the interview will be posted between May 15 and May 20, 2016.
  • The List of students selected for Interview will also be available on the official website.  

Maharashtra Talent Search Exam 2017 Syllabus

  • PAPER 1: For MAT - Slightly higher difficult level than mental ability test of class 8th.The student should use the regular text books prescribed for the academic year.The student should thoroughly study the curriculum of the whole year.
  • PAPER 2: For 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.

MTSE 2017 Results

Merit List of MTSE 2017 will be prepared at two levels:

  • State level Merit List
  • District level Merit List

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.

MTSE 2017 Prize Distribution

  • The selected students from the State Level Merit List of Class 8, 9  and 10 will be awarded their prizes in the Prize Distribution Ceremony.
  • This Prize Distribution ceremony will be held at N. Wadia College, Pune in the month of July 2016.

MTSE Address

Hon'ble Director,
Maharashtra Talent Search Examination
Competitive Examination Guidance Centre,
Pune – 411001

MTSE Contact Details

Phone No.         : 020 - 26168486
Fax                    : 020 - 26161479
Email.                :

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