Maths Talent Search Examination (MTSE)
Maths Talent Search Examination (MTSE) is a competitive examination conducted at various levels by the Indian Institute for Studies in Mathematics (IISMA). The focus of this exam is on mathematical reasoning, mental ability, novel approach, concepts, accuracy and speed.
- Compels one to think critically.
- Enhances one’s reasoning.
- Tests one’s confidence.
- With negative marking, gives exposure to the real competitive test.
MTSE is an open exam. Any student studying in Class III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX under any educational board is eligible to appear for MTSE. A student can appear only for the class in which he/she is studying during the academic year.
Nature of Exam
The paper consists of 50 objective questions i.e. each question has 4 alternatives. These questions are to be answered in 90 minutes, on an OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) answer sheet. The correct answer is awarded with 2 marks, whereas the wrong one carries a penalty of 0.5 marks, except for Class III and IV.
Syllabus of respective class covered in CBSE and ICSE.
Tentative Exam Date
MSTE Exam is normally held in the month of April.
Students scoring above 30 or the Benchmark score, whichever is higher, are declared as successful. (The Benchmark score is the average score of all the students for that class.) The top 5 rank holders of each class are awarded mementoes. The top 200 successful students from each class are awarded a Certificate of Merit and Cash prizes worth more than Rs. 3.5 lacs as under. A Certificate of Participation is awarded to all other students writing the examination.
|6th to 10th||Rs. 750 each|
|11th to 20th||Rs. 400 each|
|21st to 35th||Rs. 300 each|
|36th to 55th||Rs. 250 each|
|56th to 80th||Rs. 225 each|
|81st to 110th||Rs. 200 each|
|111th to 150th||Rs. 175 each|
|151st to 200th||RS. 150 each|