NTSE Application Form 2020– The registration forms of NTSE Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, and others have been released online/offline mode. The last date to submit NTSE 2020 application form has been extended for Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and some other states. Class 10 students can submit the NTSE application form 2020 through their respective schools before the last date. Along with the NTSE application form, students should attach relevant documents and fees (if required). All students will have to get their NTSE application forms 2020 attested by the Principal before submitting it. There is no separate NTSE registration for stage 2 as the qualified student's data is shared to NCERT by the state-level authority of NTSE stage 1 exam. Students should read the entire article to know about state-wise NTSE Application Form, fee, last date and documents required.NTSE is held in two stages, Stage 1 is a state-level test, to be held on November 2, 3 & 17, 2019. Students who pass stage 1 will be selected for stage 2 exam (national-level test) to be conducted on May 10, 2020.
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Students should know NTSE registration dates to complete the application process on time. The exam authorities will not accept any NTSE application form after the last date. Check the NTSE dates in the following table-
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NTSE Registration Dates
NTSE Stage 1 Application Form Release Date
Ongoing state wise
Last Date to Submit Filled NTSE Application Form 2020 (Stage 1)
As provided by States/ UTs
Stage 1 NTSE Exam Date 2020 for Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands
November 2, 2019
NTSE Exam 2020 Date of Stage 1 for all other states & UTs
November 3, 2019
NTSE Stage 1 Exam Dates 2020 for students of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Delhi & J&K, Kerala
November 17, 2019
NTSE Exam Date for Stage 2
May 10, 2020
Students must go through the eligibility criteria before filling the NTSE application form 2020. A candidate who does not satisfy the given eligibility criteria will not be able to fill NTSE registration form. NTSE Eligibility conditions are provided below:
State-wise NTSE Application form 2020 (Stage 1)
State-wise NTSE Application Link
Last date to Apply
Apply for NTSE Assam 2020
Rs.250/ for GeneralRs. 200/- for SC/ST
October 10, 2019
Apply for NTSE Punjab 2020
Apply for NTSE Jammu & Kashmir 2020
October 15, 2019
Apply for NTSE Manipur 2020
Ist week of October 2019
NTSE Manipur 2020
Contact the respective schools
NTSE Puducherry 2020
to be out shortly
Apply for NTSE Jharkhand 2020
General - 200SC/ST - 100
October 19, 2019
Rs. 50/ for GeneralRs. 30/ for SC/ST/PH)
September 30, 2019
Rs. 250 for GeneralRs. 100 for SC/ST/BPL
Govt Aided Rs 75 (SC/ST – Rs 20)Unaided Rs 200 (SC/ST – Rs 50)
September 25, 2019
NTSE Rajasthan 2020 (Closed)
Rs. 300/ for GeneralRs. 200/ for SC/ST
September 26, 2019
NTSE Odisha 2020 (Closed)
August 31, 2019
NTSE Dam Diu (Closed)
Rs. 75 for Gen/OBCRs. 55 for SC/ST
September 17, 2019
NTSE Telangana 2020 (Closed)
September 7, 2019
NTSE Chhattisgarh 2020 (Closed)
September 14, 2019
NTSE Chandigarh 2020 (Closed)
September 5, 2019
NTSE West Bengal 2020 (Closed)
September 8, 2019
NTSE Andhra Pradesh 2020 (Closed)
NTSE Bihar 2020 (Closed)
Rs. 150 for Gen/ OBC/PwdRs. 75 for SC/ST
NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 (Closed)
Rs. 50 for GeneralRs. 40 for reserved
NTSE Gujarat 2020 (Closed)
Rs. 70 for GeneralRs. 50 for OBC/SC/ST
September 16, 2019
NTSE Uttarakhand 2020 (Closed)
Rs. 200/ for GeneralRs. 100/ for SC/ST/PH
September 4, 2019
NTSE Maharashtra 2020 (Closed)
September 11, 2019
NTSE Sikkim 2020 (Closed)
September 10, 2019
NTSE Delhi 2020 (Closed)
NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020 (Closed)
NTSE Tripura 2020 (Closed)
NTSE Goa 2020 (Closed)
August 30, 2019
It is mandatory for students to submit or upload certain documents with the NTSE 2020 application form. All the documents should be duly attested by the Principal of the School. The documents are as mentioned below:
Candidates can obtain the NTSE 2020 application form from the official website of the state. Students who meet the eligibility criteria and wish to fill the NTSE stage 1 application form just click on their respective state in the table given above to avail the same. For online NTSE registration 2020, candidates must upload documents attested by their Principal and for offline, they must attach the same and submit at the school. The steps to fill the NTSE 2020 application form, follow the given steps.
Step-1- Visit the SCERT website of respective state/UTs or click on the links above
Step-2- Select the NTSE section available on the home page and click on NTSE 2019-20 application form
Step-3- Enter the details in online NTSE form such as Student Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Caster, Mobile Number, Academic Details, Parental Income and more.
Step-4- Upload the scanned photograph and signature images.
Step-5- Pay the application fee (if applicable in the state) through online mode
Step-6- Download the filled-in NTSE application form and submit at the school. After reviewing the applications, the Head/ Principal of the School will send the forms to the State Liaison Office.
Also, check the National Scholarship Portal for more central and state scholarship schemes
Candidates can follow the below-given steps to fill the offline NTSE 2020 application form.
Step 1- Obtain Application Form – Download the NTSE registration form from the official website or obtain it from the liaison officer or from the school.
Step 2- Filling up the application- Fill up the NTSE application form for stage 1 in their own handwriting as per the instructions. Affix a recent photograph along with signature at the space provided on the NTSE form 2020. Enter the following details in the application form - candidates' name, mother's name, father's name, caste category, and postal address etc.
Step 3- Payment of application fee if applicable – Pay the application fee (if specified by the state/UT exam conducting body).
Step 4- Application form submission – Students should submit the NTSE form in offline mode at their respective schools. Candidates must ensure that the application form of NTSE has been filled and attached with the required documents as per the instructions only.
Based on the mentioned reservation norms, NTSE scholarships will be awarded to eligible students. Besides, the reservation criteria are considered to release the final NTSE result and merit-
NTSE Reservation Criteria
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribes (ST)
Physically Handicapped (PH)
Other Backward Class (OBC)
Students have to fill their exam centre preferences in the NTSE application form 2020. The exam authority will allot the nearest examination centre to the students based on their preference. The complete address of the examination centre will be mentioned on the NTSE admit card. Stage 1 & stage 2 exam will be conducted at different examination centres. NCERT will not entertain any request for change of the exam centre. Students should carefully fill the details of their preference in the NTSE form.
After submitting the NTSE application form 2020, students should start the preparation. Below are the tips that students can follow to give their best in the exams.
Candidates can check below the list of officers as appointed by the NCERT for NTSE application form related queries -
Name of the State/UT
Name of the State/UT Liaison Officer & Addresses
Smt. Oyi Borang Tatak, Deputy Director (NTSE)Directorate of Secondary Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun, Itanagar-791111, Arunachal Pradesh.
Sri Tapan Kumar Kalita, Deputy Director of Secondary Education AssamDirectorate of Secondary Education Assam. Kahilipara Road, Kahilipara, Guwahati, Pin - 781019
Smt. Ch. Shachi, Additional Director (S/V), Directorate of Education (Schools), Lamphelpat, Imphal (Manipur)- 795004
Smt. M.C. Blah Selection Grade LecturerDirectorate of Educational Research And Training ((DERT), Laitmukhrah, Nongrimmaw, Shillong-793011 (Meghalaya).
Mrs. Zothanmawii Deputy Director, S.C.E.R.T., Chaltlang, Aizawl, Mizoram-796012
N. Woshamo Research AssociateSCERT, Nagaland, Kohima
Mr. Bilal Prabhakar Deputy Director (Scholarship) Human Resource Development, Department of Education, Govt. of Sikkim, Tashiling Secretariat Gangtok-737101 (Sikkim)
Mrs.AmbalikaDatta, Deputy DirectorState Council of Educational Research and Training, AbhoyNagar, Agartala, Tripura(West)-799005.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Shri Joshi Philip, Incharge (NTSE)State Institute of Education, Shiksha Sadan, Link Road, port Blair, South Andaman-744101
Sri Binod Kumar Singh, (I.A.S)S.C.E.R.T. Mahendru Post Office, Patna-800006 (Bihar)
Mrs. Kalpana, Joint SecretaryJharkhand Academic Council Ranchi, GyandeepCampus, BargawanNamkum, Ranchi- 834010.
Dr. PuspanjaliPani Nodal Officer, NTS/NMMSTE & S.C.E.R.T., Unit-IV, Bhubaneswar-751001, Odisha
Dr. Syed Nurus Salam, Deputy Director of School Education (Basic)Directorate of School Education, BikasBhawan, 7th Floor, East Block, Salt Lake City, Kolkata700091 (West Bengal)
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Vijay Kumar Sharma (Lecturer)SCERT (UT), Sector 32, Chandigarh
Satish Chandra VashishthScience & TV Branch, Old Gargi College Building, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-110024
Jammu and Kashmir
Dr. Aliya Qayoom, Assistant Director (Srinagar)
Mr. Suresh Kumar Gouria, Academic Officer ( Jammu)
J K Bose, Jammu & Kasmir-190018.
Sh. Sunil Vashishta, LecturerS.C.E.R.T., Sohna Road, Opp. Panchayat Bhawan, Gurgaon 122001 (Haryana).
Mrs. Rajni Sankhyan Associate Professor S.C.E.R.T., RABON Solan-173211, (Himachal Pradesh).
Rumkeet Kaur, LecturerSCERT, PSEB Complex, Block-E, 6th Floor, Phase-8, Ajitgarh, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab-160062
Mr. Rajendra Kumar Saxena Assistant Director, Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer, Rajasthan-305001.
Smt. Usha Chandra Director, Bureau of Psychology SCERT, 2 Lowther Road Allahabad-211001 (UP)
Dr. Harish Chandra Badoni, LecturerSCERT, Rajeev Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalaya, I.T Campus, Nanurkhera, Dehradun, Uttarakhand-248001
Dr. Prasoon Sarkar Professor,SCERT, Shankar Nagar, BTI Ground, Raipur, Chattisgarh-492007
Daman & Diu
Sh. Rajesh J Halpati Head Master Government High School Nani Daman Vaniyawad Opposite Custom House Daman & Diu -396210
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Sh. Salim Dinganker State Liaison Officer, NTS/NMMS Directorate of Education 1st Floor, Building No.5 PWD Campus, Above Animal Husbandry, Silvassa-396230 UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Sh. Jaywant Waman Naik Vocational Education Officer, Directorate of Education State Council of Educational Research and Training Alto-Porvorim, Bardez-403521 (Goa).
Sh. Pandya Devdatt Balvantray, Assistant SecretaryGujarat State Examination Board, Opp. Government Library, Sector-21, Gandhinagar-382021.
Tanuja Shrivastav, Controller (NTSE)Rajya Shiksha Kendra, PustakBhawan “B” Wing, Arera Hills, Bhopal-462011 (M.P.)
Mr.Dattatraya Jagtap, Chairman & Nodal Officer (NTSE)Maharashtra State Council of Examinations 17-Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pune-411001 (Maharashtra).
B. Saibab, Liaison OfficerOffice of The Director of Govt. Examinations, D.No.20-124, Beside SPNRCH High School Opp. Andhra Hospitals, Gollapudi, Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh 521225.
Sumangala V, DirectorKarnataka Board of Secondary Education, 6th Cross Rd, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003
Dr. Meena. S Assistant Professor, S.C.E.R.T., Poojappura (P.O.) Thiruvananthapuram-695012,
Mr. Showkath Ali A, Assistant - Education OfficerDepartment of Education Kavaratti, UT of Lakshadweep-682555
Mr. Kuppusamy, Liaison OfficerDirectorate of School Education, Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent.Edu. Complex, Anna Nagar Puducherry 605005.
Mr. V.M. Prabhakaran, Deputy DirectorDirectorate of Govt. Examinations, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006
Smt. P Karimunnisa Begum, Deputy CommissionerOffice of Director of Government Examinations Chapel Road, Hyderabad Telangana-500001.
The NTSE 2020 application form for stage 1 is generally available in a downloadable format from the respctive SCERT website. In some states, they are available through the school. However, the liason officer in each state will have the forms. The table above in this article mentions this detail.
No. NTSE forms available online means only for download. Candidates have to download them first, fill details, get it attested by their principals and generally submit it to the school itself unless specified by the authorities.
Class 10 students who have scored at least 60% in their class 9 can apply. This is applicable to both state level and national level NTSE exam.
The exam centres for the stage 1 is not given by the authorities. However, the centre allotted is generally the closet to the residence of the student. The stage 2 exam centres of NTSE are given in the official brochure but each state has one or two exam centres which are fixed. Students must be prepared to appear for the exam from there and make the ncessary arrangements.
Since NTSE fees are not defined by the authorities, many states charge a nominal fee and some dont. The details are given in this article for candidates to refer to. There is no fee for NTSE stage 2.
There is no registration or application for the NTSE stage 2. This is because all students who have qualified in stage 1 are eligible to appear for stage 2 and hence they will be considered on the basis of their stage 1 application forms which have all their details.
Since NTSE is a national level exam, only the OBC categories mentioned in the central list will be eligible. The state level OBC candidature may not be considered. It is advisable therefore to check the central list of OBCs.
The head of the school/ Principal is the authorized person to attest the application form and other documents. This is mandatory even if the application is downloaded. Candidates must ensure this before submitting the application form of NTSE.
Yes. Students registered under the open and distance learning can also apply for this scholarship.
Indians abroad are exempted from stage 1. They can directly apply for stage 2. They must apply through the head of the school they are studying in and their NTSE application must reach before December 31 of the academic year. Also they will have to appear for the exam in India as there is no provision for conducting the exam abroad.
There is no provision to change the exam centre unless there is an unavoidable contigency like the transfer of the parents of the candidates. A written request must be sent to NCERT within 15 days of the availability of the E-Admit Card and prior to at least 21 days of the examination. In such cases only the English medium test booklet shall be provided to the candidate at the changed centre.
No. The EWS quota has just come in this year. Candidates must submit their EWS certificates along with the application form of NTSE 2020. Guidelines for EWS quota have not yet been announced for the scholarships.
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The application forms of NTSE 2020 has been released by Jharkhand, J&K, Punjab and most other states. You can check the state wise application link to go through with the given below link.
cutoff marks changes every year and it depends on different fact, like number of participants, question difficulty level, seat matrix etc. please follow the below link to know about previous years cutoff,
NTSE has two parts that are SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and MAT (Mental Ability Test). The MAT section will test students on their thinking ability, Reasoning etc. while the SAT is further divided into three sub-sections namely Science, Maths and Social Science.
To check the complete syllabus you can go through with the given below link.
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The total marks of NTSE have been increased from 150 to 200 along with the removal of the language test. The official cut off will be released along with the result. The cutoff is expected to be around 140.
Kindly visit the mentioned below page to stay updated for the cutoff. Keep checking it regularly.
Hope it helps you.
I'll provide you with the link of sample papers.. Kindly go through it..
Best wishes. Thank-you.
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