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Maths Talent Search Examination 2014

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Oct-2014

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AwardCash Prizes, Certificates
EligibilityClass 3 to 9
RegionNo Region
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INDIAN INSTITUTE FOR STUDIES IN MATHEMATICS 11, Arihant Mansion, 1st Floor Opp : Bhat Bazar Fuvara 29, Keshavji Nayak Road Bhat Bazar, Masjid (W) Mumbai - 400 009 022) 66355150

What is Maths Talent Search Examination 2014?

Indian Institute for Studies in Mathematics, or IISMA, is an organization entirely devoted to the promotion of mathematics at all levels. 

Mathematics is the language of nature and an indispensable part of our life. We firmly believe it is essential to broaden and deepen the understanding of mathematical concepts among the students right from the beginning, outside the rigid framework of standard school syllabus. In the course of time, a student must develop an intuitive approach, critical thinking and a quick hand at calculations.

To test their understanding of mathematical concepts, and to prepare them to face competitive exams, IISMA is organising a Maths Talent Search Examination or MTSE for the students of classes III to IX in English and Marathi. Team IISMA earnestly solicits your co-operation in its endeavour to honour and inspire the mathematical talent in the young.


  • To develop a strong base with deeper understanding, and strengthen theoretical and applied dimensions of mathematics.
  • To equip the students with a set of conceptual skills, intuitive tricks and fast methods to make them more confident and consequently expel the baseless fear of mathematics.
  • To look for the Mathematical talent in the young, and to honour and inspire the talented young by awarding scholarships.


  • Compels one to think critically.
  • Enhances one’s reasoning.
  • Tests one’s confidence.
  • With negative marking, gives exposure to the real competitive test.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

What is 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.


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.

Hall Ticket, Seat Number and Centre for Examination

The Hall Ticket, bearing the student’s Seat Number and Centre for the Examination is sent to the school 10 days prior to the date of the examination. You can also download your Hall Ticket by visiting the Downloads section of this website.


The results of the examination are declared on this website by the 30th of April and can be checked by visiting the Results section. The marksheet and certificates are sent to the schools by the30th of June. Students are requested to keep checking this site periodically.

Verification of Marks

If a student desires to get his/her marks reassessed, an application in this regard, along with a self addressed stamped envelope (9" x 4.5") should  be submitted to the office of the IISMA. The Application Form can be downloaded from the Downloads section. Along with application, please attach Demand Draft / Pay Order of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred Only) drawn in favour of'Indian Institute for Studies in Mathematics' payable at 'Mumbai'.

Photocopy of the answer sheet and model answer key will be made available after verification. Applications received after the specified date will not be entertained. The decision of IISMA in this matter shall be final and binding.

How can you apply ?

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.




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