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MTSE- Maharashtra Talent Search Examination 2018

Last date to apply

9 December 2017

With late fee: 23 December 2017

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About MTSE

Maharashtra Talent Search Exam (MTSE) 2018 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. This page holds the complete information regarding the Maharashtra Talent Search Examination.

MTSE 2018 Dates

Events Dates
Last date to apply for MTSE 2018 9 December 2017
The last date to apply for MTSE 2018 (with late fee)  23 December 2017
 MTSE Exam 2018  28 April 2018
(10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
MTSE Answer Key 28 April 2018
(at 5:00 PM)
Sending letter of interview to candidates 15 to 20 May 2018
Interview for selected candidates 25 May to 4 June 2018

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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 2018 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 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 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.

MTSE Application form and Process

MTSE 2018 Application Forms is now available to be filled and can be filled until 9 December 2017. Although, the candidates can fill up the application form until 23 December also on or before 23 December 2017 with a late fee. The different modes of filling the application form are given below.

MTS Application Form - Download Here

Other ways to get MTS Application Form

Obtain the form from 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

By post: Students can obtain MTSE 2018 Application Form by sending MO/ DD 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

By 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.

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. List of Coordinators

Submission of the Application Form

Candidates are advised to check the details of the application form and then make the final submission as the candidates need to know that once the application gets submitted, the candidates will not be able to change the details of the application form

MTSE 2018 Examination Fee

Particulars Fee amount
MTSE Application form demanded by
Schools from Coordinators
Obtaining application from MTS Office Rs.150
Obtaining MTS Application by post Rs.200
Obtaining the MTS Application form from School Rs.150


MTSE 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

MTSE 2018 Cut-off marks

Candidates appearing for MTSE 2018 will be selected based on the following cut off marks. The cut-off marks prepared for the selection of the candidates will be different as per the class. The participants are suggested to go through the table given below.


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 2018 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 25 May to 4 June 2018
  • 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 15 to 20 May 2018

MTSE 2018 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 2018.

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.

Maharashtra Talent Search Exam 2018 Syllabus

  • PAPER 1: For MAT - Slightly higher difficulty level than mental ability test of class 8th.The student should use the regular textbooks 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 Contact Details

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

Phone No.         : 020 - 26168486
Fax                    : 020 - 26161479
Email.                : ctsewadia@gmail.com

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