NTSE Assam 2020 - Directorate of Secondary Education, Assam has issued the application form for stage 1 of NTSE Assam 2020 on madhyamik.assam.gov.in. The stage 1 exam will be held on November 3, 2019. Students of Class 10 can submit the Assam NTSE application forms till October 10, 2019. Besides, aspirants need to score at least 40% marks in class 9th in order to appear for the exam. Students have to pay a fee of Rs.250/- (Rs. 200/- for SC/ST) in online mode to complete the NTSE Assam 2020 application process.
The admit card for stage I exam will be issued on October 15, 2019. Eligible students will be shortlisted based on their performance in Stage 1 & Stage 2 NTSE Exam. Approx 205 students will be shortlisted for the stage 2 exam, to be held on May 10, 2020. Read the article below to know the eligibility, dates, application process and latest updates of NTSE Assam 2020.
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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. Candidates must go through the overview of NTSE Assam 2020:
NTSE Assam Overview
Name of the Examination
National Talent Search Examination
Level of the Examination
Directorate of Secondary Education, Assam
General category 40%
Reserved Category 32%
Mode of Examination
Medium of Examination
Assamese or English
Go through the NTSE exam dates to not miss any important event of the exam:
NTSE Assam Exam Dates
September 1, 2019
Application form concludes
October 10, 2019
Release of Admit Card Online
October 15, 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
NTSE stage II exam
May 10, 2020
NTSE stage II result
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 2020 exam.
It must be noted that no candidate will be eligible for the NTSE exam who is employed in a job with salary, remuneration or stipend.
The NTSE application forms are available from September 1, 2019, at madhyamik.assam.gov.in. Students must fill the Assam NTSE 2020 application form until October 10, 2019. Applicants have to pay the exam fee through Debit/Credit card or online SBI. Follow the given steps to apply for NTSE Assam 2020 below.
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 NTSE Assam 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.
Students should pay the exam fee through Debit/Credit card, online SBI on the main website, madhyamik.assam.gov.in to complete the application process.
NTSE Assam Fee
Students will be able to download the admit card for NTSE Assam 2020 from October 15, 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.
Candidates must go through NTSE exam pattern given below in order to know the marking scheme and difficulty level of NTSE exam.
NTSE Assam Exam pattern
Mental Ability Test (MAT)
General category: 40%
SC, ST, and
No negative marking
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
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:
NTSE Assam Syllabus
Verbal Reasoning test
Alphabet Test, Analogy, Analytical Reasoning, Arithmetic Reasoning Test, Clocks, Puzzle test, Series completion Test, etc.
Analogy, Analytical Reasoning, Transparent paper folding, Water images, etc.
Scholastic Ability Test
Algebra, Arithmetic progression, basic geometry, statistics, surface area, etc.
Carbon and its compounds, physical and chemical changes, source of energy, etc.
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.
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.
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.
Directorate of Secondary Education, 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.
Directorate of Secondary Education, 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.
The exam authority will release the NTSE Assam cutoff after the declaration of the results. Cut Off marks depend 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.
Previous Year's NTSE Assam Cut Off
Overall Cut off Marks
The scholarship amount of NTSE is tabulated below:
Rs. 1,250/ month
As per UGC norms.
To check other scholarships available in India, check National Scholarship Portal
Some candidates get reservation according to the norms of NCERT. Refer the table below to know the reservation criteria of NTSE Assam 2020
NTSE Assam Reservation
26.5% of 1000
Liaison Officer Address:
Examination & Training (ET) Branch
Directorate of Secondary Education Assam
Kahilipara, Guwahati – 781019.
Website – www.madhyamik.assam.gov.in
Mail id- [email protected]
Ph. No. 94357-76767 (for exam & scholarship inquiry only)
The stage 1 exam will be held at 81 exam centres across Assam. The number of exam centres may be increased or decreased.
NTSE Assam Stage 1 Exam Centres
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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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since the exam pattern has been changed this year. It is quite difficult to estimate the cut off of NTSE Punjab 2019.As T6he total marks have been increased from 150 to 200 and an additional reservation of 27% for OBC has been introduced. You can stay updated for any notification on NTSE Punjab cut off 2019 by visiting the link below:
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