NTSE Bihar 2020 - SCERT, Bihar will release the NTSE stage I Bihar result 2020 in April 2020. Along with the result, Bihar NTSE cutoff 2020 will also be released. Bihar NTSE answer key was released on November 22, 2020, on biharscert.in. Students can download the same using the link provided below. The exam conducting body conducted the Bihar NTSE 2020 (Stage 1) on November 17, 2019. The application process for NTSE Bihar 2020 was concluded on September 30, 2019. All Class 10th students who are studying in a recognized school were eligible to apply for the NTSE Bihar 2020 through their respective schools. Applicants were able to download the admit card in online mode for NTSE stage I exam from November 8, 2019. NTSE is held in two stages. The first stage is conducted by the States/UTs while the second stage is conducted by NCERT on the National level. Only those students are allowed to appear in the Stage II exam who qualify the stage I exam. Selected candidates after stage II are awarded scholarships. Read this article to know about NTSE 2020 dates, eligibility, application process and much more related information.
Latest- NTSE Bihar result 2020 will be released along with the NTSE Bihar cutoff 2020 soon.

NTSE Bihar 2020

NTSE Bihar 2020 Highlights

Go through crucks of Bihar NTSE 2020 in the table below:

Name of the Examination

National Talent Search Examination


NTSE Bihar

Level of Examination


Conducted By

SCERT, Bihar

Eligibility Criteria

10th Standard

Mode of examination

Pen and Paper

Medium of Examination

Hindi or English

NTSE Bihar Result 2020

SCERT Bihar will declare NTSE Bihar result 2020 in April 2020. The result will be released in the form of a merit list. This merit list will contain details of the selected candidate like name, roll number, city, school’s name, mark obtained in SAT and MAT tests, etc. Students must keep an eye on the official website to know the notification regarding the Bihar NTSE result.

NTSE Bihar Cutoff

SCERT will release NTSE Bihar cutoff after the declaration of the results. Students must note that the cutoff marks depend on various factors such as the highest marks obtained by a candidate, difficulty level of the question paper etc. We have provided the previous year cut off of NTSE Bihar. Find the same below in the table.











NTSE Scholarship

There is a particular amount awarded by NCERT which is disbursed to the selected students of NTSE Stage II. Go through the table below to know about the respective amount awarded to the candidate of different educational level.

Education level

Scholarship Amount

Classes 11-12

Rs. 1,250/ month


Rs. 2,000/month


Rs. 2,000/month


As per UGC norms.

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

NTSE 2020 Reservation criteria

NCERT puts forth various norms and provides reservation to some candidates. Refer to the table mentioned below to know the reservation criteria of NTSE Bihar 2020.


Reservation Criteria

Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Physically Handicapped



26.5% of 1000

NTSE Bihar 2020 - Important Dates

Students must go through NTSE important dates 2020 in order to not miss any recent update. Refer the dates tabulated below to keep a check on NTSE exam:



School's Registration on Online PortalAugust 12 - September 6, 2019

Student's Online Registration for NTSE Bihar

September 6, 2019

Last Date of Application form submission

September 30, 2019

Release of Admit Card Online

November 8 to 17, 2019

NTSE Stage I Bihar

November 17, 2019

Provisional answer keys of NTSE Bihar 2020November 22, 2019
Release of Final Answer KeyDecember 2, 2019*

NTSE Result Stage I result

April 2020

NTSE Admit card Stage II

April 2020

NTSE Stage II exam

May 10, 2020

NTSE Result Stage II

September 2020

NTSE Bihar 2020 Admit Card for Stage 1

NTSE Bihar 2020 admit card has been released on November 8, 2019. Students can download the same online from the official website biharscert.in. They will need to enter application ID, candidate name and date of birth to download the Bihar NTSE 2020 admit card online. Students can also collect the same from their respective school authority. NTSE admit card includes the details such as the candidate's name, information about the test centre, roll number, exam schedule, etc.

Students must note that they need to carry the admit card positively on the day of the examination. Without the same, no candidate will be allowed to sit for NTSE Bihar 2020.

NTSE Bihar 2020 Exam Pattern

Students must go through NTSE exam pattern to know the marking scheme and qualifying score. Check the table below to know the exam pattern of Bihar NTSE 2020.


Exam pattern


Qualifying scores


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 Bihar Syllabus 2020

There is no specific NTSE Syllabus given by NCERT. But the questions asked in this exam is very similar to the syllabus of class 9 and 10. Students must study from their syllabus of 9th and 10th in order to get selected in this exam. Refer to the table below to know the important topics of NTSE Bihar 2020.



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



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


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.

How to prepare for NTSE Bihar 2020?

  • Students should pay emphasis on the basics of what they study. Clearing the basics will help them to gain practical knowledge which will increase the probability of getting selected. This is one of the best NTSE 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.

  • NTSE previous year question papers should be referred to once the preparation is done. Solving these papers will let the students know about the difficulty level of the exam, marking scheme and questions frequently asked.

  • Students must lookup for the best books for NTSE preparation as these books will help the students to study the particular topics that are important for exams. Students should be very careful while choosing the books as all the topics are not important for the exam.

NTSE Bihar Question Papers

Students should consider solving NTSE Bihar question papers 2020 to know the exam pattern better. This will also help them to know about the difficulty level of the exam and marking scheme. Solving these papers will let the candidates prepare for NTSE well and in a definite pattern. Find below the links to download previous year question papers of NTSE Bihar 2020.


Question paper link


NTSE Bihar Question Paper


NTSE Question Paper Bihar

NTSE Bihar 2020 Answer key

SCERT Patna released the official answer key on November 22, 2020, on the official website. In case of any objection or incorrect answer, students can submit the challenge against the answer key. The final answer keys will be issued in December 2019. Students may check their answers using NTSE Bihar answer key. This will help them to know their probable score of NTSE Bihar Stage 1. Answer key helps in predicting the marks on a prior basis and know the probability of the candidate will be selected in the NTSE exam or not.

NTSE Bihar 2020 - Eligibility Criteria

NTSE eligibility criteria 2020 puts forth some conditions for the students to appear in the Stage I exam. Go through the pointers below to know the eligibility criteria of Bihar NTSE 2020:

  • Students must note that they are supposed to obtain at least 60% marks in Class 9 to be able to sit in NTSE Bihar 2020. This figure may change for the students with reservations.

  • Students studying in schools affiliated to Bihar Government/CBSE/ ICSE/Bihar State Madrasa Education Board and Bihar Sanskrit Education Board are eligible to appear in NTSE Bihar 2020.

  • Getting a scholarship from any other source will lead to the cancellation of the NTSE scholarship for that period/year.

  • Students registered under Open Schooling are also eligible to appear for NTSE Bihar 2020.

Also, read Top Schools in Bihar

NTSE Bihar 2020 Application form

NTSE Bihar application forms 2020 will be released on September 6, 2019 for students in online mode. Students must fill the NTSE Bihar 2020 application form till September 30, 2019. NTSE application form released in the online mode on the official website of SCERT, Patna. Follow the steps given below to know the application process of Bihar NTSE 2020.

How to apply for NTSE Bihar 2020?

  • Students should contact their respective school authority and get details about the required documents.

  • They will have to submit the required documents to the school authority before the last date along with the application fee.

  • The Principal/Vice-Principal of the respective school has to approve the submitted application forms online till October 5, 2019.

NTSE Bihar 2020 Application fee

Below mentioned is the application fee which is to be submitted in the favour of SCERT Bihar.


Application Fee

General category

Rs. 150/-

Reserved category

Rs. 75/-

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Bihar 2020

Question: Can a UP domiciled student apply for NTSE Bihar 2020?


NCERT imposed no domicile restrictions for NTSE exam. So UP and other state students studying in schools affiliated with BSEB/CBSE/ ICSE/Bihar State Madrasa Education Board and Bihar Sanskrit Education Board can apply for this Bihar NTSE 2020. 

Question: My school is not conducting NTSE exam, what can I do?


You should tell your school authority and classmates about this exam and indulge them in this practice. Then, you should request your school authority to conduct NTSE exam.

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