NTSE Application Form 2020
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 - 11:45 a.m. IST by Maniprabha.singh

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.

Latest NTSE form 2020 Updates

  • NTSE J&K application forms last date extended to October 15, 2019.
  • NTSE Jharkhand 2020 are available. Apply before October 19, 2019.
  • The application forms for NTSE Assam are available online. Submit the filled online forms till October 10, 2019.
  • Students can apply for NTSE Punjab until October 10, 2019.

NTSE Application Form 2020 Dates

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 Karnataka, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Delhi & J&K, Kerala

November 17, 2019

NTSE Exam Date for Stage 2

May 10, 2020

NTSE Eligibility Criteria 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:

  • Students must have qualified class 9th exams with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognized school.
  • Open School students studying in Class 10 can also submit the NTSE form.
  • The age of students should be less than 18 years.
  • Students must have passed all exams from class 1 to 10.

Steps to Fill NTSE Application Form 2020

  • Step 1- Go through the following table and click on the relevant link of NTSE Registration form as per state or Get NTSE form for stage 1 from the school or liaison officer.
  • Step 2- Fill in all details such as academic, personal and address in the registration form of NTSE.
  • Step 3- Attach the required documents with NTSE application form and get them attested from the school's Principal.
  • Step 4- Pay the application fee (if applicable).
  • Step 5- Submit NTSE Stage 1 application form to the responsible authority.

State-wise NTSE Application form 2020 (Stage 1)

State-wise NTSE Application Link


Application Fee

Last date to Apply

Apply for NTSE Assam 2020


Rs.250/ for General
Rs. 200/- for SC/ST

October 10, 2019

Apply for NTSE Punjab 2020


No fee

October 10, 2019

Apply for NTSE Jammu & Kashmir 2020


Rs. 190

October 15, 2019

Apply for NTSE Manipur 2020


No Fee

Ist week of October 2019

NTSE Manipur 2020


No Fee

Contact the respective schools

NTSE Puducherry 2020



to be out shortly

Apply for NTSE Jharkhand 2020


General - 200
SC/ST - 100

October 19, 2019

NTSE Uttar Pradesh 2020 (Closed)


Rs. 50/ for General
Rs. 30/ for SC/ST/PH)

September 30, 2019

NTSE Kerala 2020 (Closed)


Rs. 250 for General
Rs. 100 for SC/ST/BPL

September 30, 2019

NTSE Madhya Pradesh 2020 (Closed)
OnlineNo Fee
September 30, 2019
NTSE Karnataka 2020 (Closed)


Govt Aided Rs 75 (SC/ST – Rs 20)
Unaided Rs 200 (SC/ST – Rs 50)

September 30, 2019

NTSE Haryana 2020 (Closed)


No fee

September 25, 2019

NTSE Meghalaya (Closed)
No fee
September 20, 2019

NTSE Rajasthan 2020 (Closed)


Rs. 300/ for General
Rs. 200/ for SC/ST

September 26, 2019

NTSE Odisha 2020 (Closed)


No Fee

August 31, 2019

NTSE Dam Diu (Closed)


Rs. 75 for Gen/OBC
Rs. 55 for SC/ST

September 17, 2019

NTSE Telangana 2020 (Closed)


Rs. 100

September 7, 2019

NTSE Chhattisgarh 2020 (Closed)


No Fee

September 14, 2019

NTSE Chandigarh 2020 (Closed)


No fee

September 5, 2019

NTSE West Bengal 2020 (Closed)


No fee

September 8, 2019

NTSE Andhra Pradesh 2020 (Closed)


Rs. 200

September 5, 2019

NTSE Bihar 2020 (Closed)


Rs. 150 for Gen/ OBC/Pwd
Rs. 75 for SC/ST

September 30, 2019

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 (Closed)


Rs. 50 for General
Rs. 40 for reserved

September 14, 2019

NTSE Gujarat 2020 (Closed)


Rs. 70 for General
Rs. 50 for OBC/SC/ST

September 16, 2019

NTSE Uttarakhand 2020 (Closed)


Rs. 200/ for General
Rs. 100/ for SC/ST/PH

September 4, 2019

NTSE Maharashtra 2020 (Closed)


Rs. 150

September 11, 2019

NTSE Sikkim 2020 (Closed)


No fee

September 10, 2019

NTSE Delhi 2020 (Closed)


No fee

September 5, 2019

NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020 (Closed)


Rs. 50

September 7, 2019

NTSE Tripura 2020 (Closed)


No Fees

August 31, 2019

NTSE Goa 2020 (Closed)


No fees

August 30, 2019

Documents Required for NTSE Application Form 2020

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:

  • Caste Certificate
  • Recent Colored Photograph
  • Class 9 mark sheet
  • State Domicile
  • Income Certificate
  • Disability Certificate (if applicable)

How to fill Online NTSE Application Form 2020 (Stage 1)?

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

Steps to fill Offline NTSE Application Form 2020

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.

Details to be Mentioned in NTSE Form

  1. Student's Name
  2. Father's Name
  3. Mobile Number
  4. Income Details
  5. Gender
  6. Date of Birth
  7. Academic Details
  8. Mother's name
  9. Caste category
  10. Postal address etc.

NTSE Stage 2 Application Form 2020

  • Students who will qualify the stage 1 exam can appear directly for NTSE Stage II.
  • There is no separate NTSE registration for Stage II Exam.
  • Indian students studying abroad in Class 10 and must have obtained at least 60% aggregate marks in the previous annual exams can directly apply for the National Talent Search Examination (Stage 2). They have to submit the NTSE form to appear for stage 2.

NTSE Application form 2020- Important Instructions

  1. All the information filled in the NTSE application form should be correct and valid.
  2. Students have to fill the details in Capital Letters only and in English.
  3. It is suggested to submit the application form at least 4-5 days before the last date. So, that you can make corrections if required.
  4. Students should write the details in clear handwriting. Try to avoid any overwriting.
  5. The exam authorities will accept only one NTSE form from a student.
  6. While filling the NTSE application form, students need not provide the 4-digit centre code as it should be filled by the liaison officer or concerned district officer or centre superintendent.

NTSE 2020 Reservation

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


Reservation Criteria

Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribes (ST)


Physically Handicapped (PH)


Other Backward Class (OBC)




NTSE Exam Centres 2020

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.

  • Stage I Exam Centre- Students have to contact their respective schools to know the NTSE examination centre.
  • Stage II Exam Centre- NCERT will release the list of stage 2 exam centres. Students can check the details of the same on their stage 2 admit card, which will be issued online in the month of April 2020. Stage II exam usually conducts at Kendriya Vidyalayas located in 32 exam cities.

NTSE Preparation 2020

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.

  1. Students must go through the NTSE 2020 syllabus and exam pattern to get the details of marking scheme and type of questions frequently asked in the NTSE exam. Make sure all topics are prepared at least 02 months prior to the exam so that you have sufficient time for revision.
  2. Practice as many NTSE sample papers as possible to provide an edge to your preparation. These papers will help in knowing the difficulty level of exams and also help students to learn time management. The more you practice, the better will be your preparation.
  3. Candidates should also get their queries resolved by teachers or mentors as soon as possible so that they build on strong concepts.
  4. Exercise and sleep well as a fresh mind are always full of energy to grasp things. Candidates can click on the Best book for NTSE for better preparation.

List of Liaison Officers for NTSE Form 2020

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


Arunachal Pradesh

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 Assam
Directorate 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 Lecturer
Directorate 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 Associate
SCERT, 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 Director
State 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 Secretary
Jharkhand Academic Council Ranchi, GyandeepCampus, BargawanNamkum, Ranchi- 834010.



Dr. PuspanjaliPani Nodal Officer, NTS/NMMS
TE & S.C.E.R.T., Unit-IV, Bhubaneswar-751001, Odisha


West Bengal

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


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New Delhi

Satish Chandra Vashishth
Science & 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, Lecturer
S.C.E.R.T., Sohna Road, Opp. Panchayat Bhawan, Gurgaon 122001 (Haryana).


Himachal Pradesh

Mrs. Rajni Sankhyan Associate Professor S.C.E.R.T., RABON Solan-173211, (Himachal Pradesh).



Rumkeet Kaur, Lecturer
SCERT, 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.


Uttar Pradesh

Smt. Usha Chandra Director, Bureau of Psychology SCERT, 2 Lowther Road Allahabad-211001 (UP)



Dr. Harish Chandra Badoni, Lecturer
SCERT, 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

https://www.dnh.nic.in/ departments/education.aspx


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 Secretary
Gujarat State Examination Board, Opp. Government Library, Sector-21, Gandhinagar-382021.


Madhya Pradesh

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).


Andhra Pradesh

B. Saibab, Liaison Officer
Office of The Director of Govt. Examinations, D.No.20-124, Beside SPNRCH High School Opp. Andhra Hospitals, Gollapudi, Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh 521225.



Sumangala V, Director
Karnataka 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 Officer
Department of Education Kavaratti, UT of Lakshadweep-682555



Mr. Kuppusamy, Liaison Officer
Directorate of School Education, Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent.Edu. Complex, Anna Nagar Puducherry 605005.


Tamil Nadu

Mr. V.M. Prabhakaran, Deputy Director
Directorate of Govt. Examinations, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006



Smt. P Karimunnisa Begum, Deputy Commissioner
Office of Director of Government Examinations Chapel Road, Hyderabad Telangana-500001.


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Application Form 2020

Question: Can I get NTSE application form 2020 online or in my school?


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.

Question: Can I submit the NTSE form online?


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.

Question: Who is eligible to apply for NTSE 2020?


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.

Question: How do I know which are the exam centres for Stage 1 of 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.

Question: What is the NTSE application fee?


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.

Question: What is the NTSE registration procedure for 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.

Question: I belong to Other Backward category. Am I eligible to apply for NTSE?


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.

Question: Who all can attest the photograph or application form of NTSE 2020?


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.

Question: I am an NIOS student. Can I apply for NTSE?


Yes. Students registered under the open and distance learning can also apply for this scholarship.

Question: I am an Indian studying abroad. Can I apply and how to apply for stage 1?


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.

Question: Can I change my exam centre? What is the process?


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.

Question: What aboout the EWS quota candidates? Is there any special process for them?


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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hi , myis Karnataka ntse stage-1 cut off marks published ? --padmanabha

Sujatha Venkat 21st Feb, 2020

Hello  Aspirant,

NTSE karnataka results are out. You can visit the below link and check for your roll number in the merit list. In that list all the selected students roll numbers will be given :


Hope this is useful

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I want to knoe that what is the date and time of the result of ntse up 2020 stage 1

Sujatha Venkat 21st Feb, 2020

Hello  Aspirant,

NTSE results are out. You can visit the list below and download the merit list. In which you can find selected students roll numbers.


Hope this is useful


I have got 167 marks in ntse stage 1 2019-2020 in Rajasthan. I had filled General category in ntse form but later on I had filled OBC category in ntse OMR sheet and also attached OBC certificate with it, I actually belongs to OBC category, whether I will be selected inOBC category or not

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 21st Feb, 2020


see if the invigilator in the exam center has accepted your documents you have attached and signed in your omr sheet than you will be selected based on your obc category. now coming to the results the rajasthan ntse it is still not published. however this year for obc category, cutoff is expected will be around 151, follow the below link to know more details,


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when Rajasthan will release its result of ntse 2019-2020 stage 1

Shubham Dhane 21st Feb, 2020


The NTSE results has been declared in few states and will be soon declared in rajasthan. There isn't any specific date scheduled for the results to be declared but Rajasthan board will declare the results in the month of February. Please click the  below link to know more



when will the result of kerala announce???

Ina 20th Feb, 2020

Hello Aiswarya,

NTSE Kerala Result 2020 - The SCERT will declare the result of NTSE Kerala 2020 in the month of February 2020. Students will be able to check NTSE Kerala result 2020 from the official website.

For further information refer the following link:


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