NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2020
Maniprabha.singh, 28 May 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2020- National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will release the complete eligibility criteria of NTSE 2020 along with its official notification. NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) is a two-stage scholarship examination that conducts at the national level for Class 10th students. Only candidates who satisfy NTSE 2020 eligibility criteria will be able to apply for this scholarship programme. According to NTSE eligibility, student's age should be less than or equal to 18 years. Students who are pursuing class 10th from open school are also eligible for NTSE Exam. The exam authority will reject the applications of ineligible candidates without any prior notice. Hence, students should carefully read the NTSE eligibility 2020 before filling the forms. Read the article to check the entire NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2020.

NTSE 2020 Stage 1 is conducted by various states and Union Territories in the first week of November. Students who qualify the NTSE Stage 1 exam will be eligible to appear for the stage 2 examination, which will be conducted by the NCERT in the second week of June.

NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2020

There are different NTSE eligibility criteria for both the stages of the exam. Applicants should check the eligibility criteria below for both the stages separately.
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NTSE 2020 Age Limit- The age of the applicant should be below than 18 years as on July 1, 2019.

NTSE Eligibility Criteria for Stage 1

  • Only Indian students are eligible to appear in this level.

  • Class X students of recognized school such as Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya Vidyalaya, and Sainik School etc. need not to submit any domicile certificate.

  • Students are eligible to appear in NTSE Stage 1 from the state in which the school is located.

  • Open School or Distance Learning students are eligible for NTSE Scholarship

NTSE Eligibility Criteria for Stage 2

  • Students securing 80% marks or above in the state level exam are eligible for NTSE stage 2 held by NCERT at a national level

  • Students who will qualify the stage II with minimum NTSE cut off marks will receive the scholarship amount.

To continue the scholarship amount, students have to secure an aggregate of 60% marks or equivalent grade in every year.

NTSE 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Indian Students Studying Abroad

  • Students who are Indian, but studying abroad can directly apply for NTSE stage 2.
  • He/ she has to obtain aggregate marks of 60% at the previous annual examinations.
  • International students should appear in the NTSE examination at their own cost. The exam conducting authority will not provide any reimbursement.
  • Post-filling all the details in the form, it should be sent to the undersigned along with a photocopy of the marksheet of the last examination. Application form for students who are studying abroad is uploaded in October.

NTSE 2020 Application form

Students who satisfy the above-mentioned eligibility terms can apply for the NTSE Examination. Follow the steps for registration

  • Download the print copy of application form from the website of SCERT of the respective state.
  • Fill the application form with correct details.
  • Send the filled forms to the address of State Liaison Officer.

International students should send the applications to the given address

Head, Educational Survey Division,

National Council of Educational Research and Training,

Sri Aurobindo Marg,

New Delhi 110016.

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Questions related to NTSE

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When will ntse 2021 syllabus be available? Does the syllabus change every year?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 8th Dec, 2019
NTSE syllabus doesn't change every year. This is so that the syllabus of NTSE is entirely based on NCERT. NTSE exam has 2 stages.
Go through the given links for more details-

When will the result of NTSE 2020 be released (TN) ?

niharika cherry 7th Dec, 2019

Hello Aspirant, the result of NTSE(National Talent search examination) result will be released in Tamil Nadu  in the fourth week of January 2020, you can visit https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-tamil-nadu-result for more information.

Hope this helps.

Thank you.


When will the official answer keys of ntse 2020 stage 1 uttar pradesh will be released? It is already 1 month from exam. If official answer keys are out please give me the link.

Harshita Gupta 6th Dec, 2019

All the states have released NTSE stage 1 answer keys of MAT and SAT examination. The answer keys are available for examination held on 2,3 and 17 November 2019.

The results may be declared in January/February/ March and stage 2 examination will be held in May 2020.

  • The qualifying scores for general category is:
SAT- 40%

  • For SC/ST/PH:

Check the link below to get the answer keys:


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when will be the result s of Karnataka state announced

PRAKHAR SINGH 7th Dec, 2019


Karnataka SSLC Result 2020 will be available by the month of April expectedly. Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) release the SSLC Results on its official website- kseeb.kar.nic.in or karresults.nic.in . To check Karnataka SSLC Exam Result 2020 students need to enter their registration number in the space provided. To know about the important dates, steps to check the result and statistics etc follow the content given below.

Karnataka SSLC Result 2020

Karnataka Board conducted the SSLC exams in the month of March. More than 5 lakhs students have appeared for SSLC exams annually. Last year Karnataka SSLC Result was announced on April 30, at 12:45 pm. Karnataka SSLC Result 2020 is expected to be released at the same time period. Now, before you check out the detailed information first have a look at the table of important dates given below.

Karnataka SSLC Result 2020 Important Dates
Exam Dates Mar – Apr 2020
Result Declaration Apr 2020




Anyone who gave NTSE exam from Maharashtra this year? How many marks you got? What will be expected cut off by your opinion?

Halry Bhalodia 5th Dec, 2019

Though i have not given the exame but the expected cutoff for NTSE maharastra stage 1 is observed to be :

  1. General        167-175
  2. OBC              156-165
  3. SC                 140-150
  4. ST                  126-135

You can also refer previous years cutoff for the same

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