NTSE Assam 2020
Saumya.Srivastava, 24 Jul 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Assam 2020 - SCERT will conduct stage I Assam exam on November 3, 2019. Assam NTSE application form will be released in the third week of September 2019. Students will be able to download the admit card for stage I exam online in the month of October 2019. Students need to score at least 40% marks in class 9th in order to appear for NTSE stage I. Candidates are advised to visit the official website of SCERT Assam, scertassam.co.in to apply for NTSE Assam 2020.

NTSE exam 2020 is conducted in two stages. Stage I exam is conducted by several States/UTs while stage II is conducted on the National level by NCERT. Read the article below to know the eligibility, dates, application process and latest updates of NTSE Assam 2020.

NTSE Assam 2020 - Highlights

Candidates must go through the overview of NTSE Assam 2020:

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Name of the Examination

National Talent Search Examination, Assam

Abbreviation

NTSE Assam

Level of the Examination

State

Conducted By

State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT)

Eligibility Criteria

General category 40%

Reserved Category 32%

Mode of Examination

Offline mode

Medium of Examination

Assamese or English

NTSE Assam 2020 Dates

Important dates of NTSE Assam 2020 are tabulated below. Go through them to not miss any important event of the exam:

Events

Dates

Application Begins

Third week of September 2019

Application form concludes

Second week of October 2019

Release of Admit Card Online

Last week of October 2019

NTSE stage I Assam exam

November 3, 2019

Result for NTSE Assam stage I

Second week of March 2020

NTSE stage II Admit card

April 2020

NTSE stage II exam

May 10, 2020

NTSE stage II result

September, 2020

NTSE Assam 2020 Eligibility criteria

Assam NTSE exam bears some eligibility criteria for the students to appear in the stage I exam. Students must go through the required criteria before applying for the NTSE Assam 2020. NTSE eligibility criteria are mentioned below.

  • Students studying in Class X in Govt./Local Body/Govt. Aided school /private school are eligible to appear in the NTSE stage I exam.

  • Applicants must have scored 40% in Class 9th exam in order to appear in the exam. The scores must be at least 32% for SC/ST/PH candidates.

  • Candidates enrolled under open schooling are also eligible to apply for NTSE Assam exam.

  • It must be noted that no candidate will be eligible for NTSE exam who is employed in a job with salary, remuneration or stipend.

NTSE Assam 2020 Application form

Assam NTSE 2020 application process will begin in the third week of September 2019. Students must fill the application form until the second week of October 2019. NTSE application form will be released in the online mode on the official website of SCERT, Assam assamscert.co.in. Find below the steps to apply for NTSE Assam 2020 below.

How to apply for NTSE Assam 2020?

Step 1: Students must visit the official website to fill the NTSE application form for Assam stage 1 exam.

Step 2: Documents required for the application process of NTSE Assam 2020 are as follows:

a) Candidate’s photograph’s scanned copy

b) Candidate’s signature’s scanned copy

c) scanned copy of candidate’s caste certificate(for reserved category candidate)

d) Scanned copy of candidate’s disability certificate (if any).

Step 3: Download and print the declaration by the Gazetted Officer and get it filled up by the head of the institution/ Gazetted Officer. Scan and keep it ready while online form submission.

Step 4: Fill the application form carefully and upload scanned photograph and signature (size of photograph and signature should not exceed 35kb and 30kb. The photograph and signature should be either in ‘.jpeg’, or ‘.jpg’ format.

Step 5: Applicants must remember the password given to them. It is essential for further login. Call the helpline no. for any related query: 09769199421 (Monday to Saturday: 10 AM to 6 PM).

Step 6: After submitting the online application form, candidates must take SBI bank E-challan printout which is in two parts. Log in with the given password and take a printout of the online submission form after successful payment.

NTSE Assam 2020 Application fee

There is a specific amount that must be paid by the applicant in favour of SCERT, Assam. Go through the table below to know the same.

Category

Amount payable

General category

Rs. 200/-

Reserved category

Rs. 150/-

NTSE Assam 2020 Admit card

Students will be able to download the admit card for NTSE Assam 2020 from the month of October 2019 on the official website of Board of Secondary Education, Assam. NTSE admit card bears the details such as the candidate's name, information about the test centre, roll number, exam schedule, etc. Candidates must remember that they will not be allowed to appear for the exam if they fail to bring their admit cards with them.

NTSE Assam 2020 Exam pattern

Candidates must go through NTSE exam pattern given below in order to know the marking scheme and difficulty level of NTSE exam.

Section

Exam pattern

Time

Qualifying scores

Remarks

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

100 questions

120 minutes

General category: 40%


SC, ST, and

PH: 32%

No negative marking

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100 questions

120 minutes

General category: 40%


SC, ST, and

PH: 32%

No negative marking

NTSE Assam Syllabus 2020

There is no specified NTSE syllabus but students must note that the questions asked in this exam is very similar to class 9th and 10th syllabus. Refer to the table below to know the important topics of NTSE exam:

Sections

Subjects

Important Topics

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

Verbal Reasoning test

Alphabet Test, Analogy, Analytical Reasoning, Arithmetic Reasoning Test, Clocks, Puzzle test, Series completion Test, etc.

Non-verbal Reasoning

Analogy, Analytical Reasoning, Transparent paper folding, Water images, etc.

Scholastic Ability Test

(SAT)

Mathematics

Algebra, Arithmetic progression, basic geometry, statistics, surface area, etc.

Science

Carbon and its compounds, physical and chemical changes, source of energy, etc.

Social Sciences

Introduction of ancient Indian History, Buddhism, Medieval architecture and culture, The Mauryas, Mughal Empire, Vedic period, etc.

Diversity and livelihood, Economic presence of the government, UN and other International Agencies, Union government, etc.

The atmosphere, industries, internal structure of earth and rocks, solar system, natural vegetation, etc.

NTSE Assam 2020 Preparation tips

  • While preparing for the exam students must make notes and revise them on a regular basis. Revising the notes of important topics regularly will help the students to go through the main point anytime. This is one of the best NTSE preparation tips.

  • Students should understand the basics of the curriculum. Clearing the basics will help them to gain practical knowledge which will lead to a better understanding.

  • NTSE previous year question papers should be solved while doing the preparation. Solving these papers will help the students to get acquainted with the difficulty level and marking scheme of NTSE Assam 2020.

  • Candidates must refer the best books for NTSE preparation as these books will help them to know the important topics asked in NTSE exam stage I.

NTSE Assam Question Papers

Students must refer to the NTSE Assam Question Papers to know the exam pattern of the exam. Solving these papers will also help them to know the questions frequently asked, marking scheme and difficulty level. Students must check the official website of SCERT in order to download the links of question papers and later print them for their convenience to practice regularly.

NTSE Assam 2020 Answer key

SCERT Assam usually does not publish the answer keys on their official website. However, students can refer to the answer keys given by various coaching institutes in order to check their probable score. NTSE Assam Answer Key contains the correct answers which will help the students to predict their scores.

NTSE Assam Result 2020

SCERT, Assam will release the NTSE Assam result in the second week of March 2020. The result will be published online in the form of a merit list which will include the name of students who qualify in the first round. NTSE Assam result consists of the details like candidate’s name, roll number, marks obtained in MAT, SAT and the total score. Students must note that only those candidates will be allowed to appear for NTSE stage II exam who qualify the stage I exam.

NTSE Assam Cutoff

SCERT will release NTSE Assam cutoff after the declaration of the results. Cut Off marks depends on several factors such as highest marks obtained by a candidate, difficulty level of the question paper etc. Students must go through the previous year cut off of NTSE Assam to know the questions frequently asked and marking scheme of NTSE Assam 2020. Refer to the table below to know the previous year cut off of Assam.

Category

Overall Cut off Marks

General

76

ST

93

SC

90

NTSE Assam Scholarship

The scholarship amount of NTSE is tabulated below:

Education level

Scholarship Amount

Classes 11-12

Rs. 1,250/ month

Undergraduate

Rs. 2,000/month

Post-graduate

Rs. 2,000/month

PhD

As per UGC norms.

To check other scholarships available in India, check National Scholarship Portal

NTSE Assam Reservation Criteria

Some candidates get reservation according to the norms of NCERT. Refer the table below to know the reservation criteria of NTSE Assam 2020

Category

Reservation Criteria

Scheduled Caste

15%

Scheduled Tribe

7.50%

Physically Handicapped

4%

Total

26.5% of 1000

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