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MTSE 2020 - Maharashtra Talent Search Examination Result 

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7 December 2019

With late fee: 21 December 2019

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About MTSE

MTSE 2020 - Maharashtra Talent Search Exam is a talent search exam conducted by N. Wadia College, Pune. The MTSE 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. All the students who are studying in Class 8, 9,  and 10 are eligible to appear for the MTSE 2020. MTS Exam is conducted to make the students academically competent so that they can easily appear for any competitive exam and they build an urge to qualify such exams. MTSE also aims to honour and encourage the selected students by awarding scholarships and prizes. The candidates who wish to appear for the MTSE exam will have to fill up the MTSE Application Form and submit it by 7 December 2019. The link to download the application form is available below on this page. This page holds the complete information regarding the Maharashtra Talent Search Examination, MTSE 2020.

MTSE 2019

Latest Update: MTSE 2020 Exam to be conducted on 18 April

MTSE 2020 Dates

Events Dates
Last date to apply for MTSE 2020 7 December 2019
The last date to apply for MTSE 2020 (with late fee) 21 December 2019
 MTSE Exam 2020  18 April 2020
(10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
MTSE Answer Key 27 April 2020 (Tentative)
Sending letter of the interview to candidates June 2020
Interview for selected candidates

June 2020

MTSE 2020 Result 

MTSE 2020 result will be announced for the Maharashtra Talent Search Examination. The students have to select the class, district and the school name and the result will be available. The result is tabulated based on the MTSE answer key that has been released by the society. MTSE Result has the following details

  • Name
  • Seat Number
  • Marks
  • Viva Marks
  • Total Marks
  • Remark 
  • Rank

Some Pointers for MTSE result

  • Viva Marks are given only for the Class 10 students who were shortlisted for interview.
  • Detailed marks will be communicated through the school by the end of June 2020.
  • For All Students of Class 8, 9 and Class 10 students (who were not selected for Interview), the total Marks are out of 200. 
  • For Class 10 students who were selected for Interviews, total Marks are out of 250

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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 2020 before the 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 2020 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. In case, there are more candidates who secure maximum marks, then the prize will be divided among them. However, every student will get a minimum amount of Rs. 100.
  • 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 2020 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 tentatively in the month of July 2020.

MTSE Application form and Process

MTSE 2020 Application Forms is now available to be filled and can be filled until 8 December 2020. Although, the candidates can fill up the application form until 7 December also on or before 21 December 2020 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 an 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 will be prepared at two levels:

  • State-level Merit List
  • District level Merit List

MTSE 2019 Cut off marks

Candidates appearing for MTSE 2020 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 2020 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 from the third week of May 2020
  • 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 in May 2020

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 the same for all the classes.
 Paper  Subject Questions Marks
Paper 1 Mental Ability Test 50  50 
Language 50  50 

Paper 2
Scholastic Aptitude Test


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 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 for 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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