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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how can i get ntse up admit card

Aditya kumar Student Expert 21st Oct, 2019
Hello there!


You need to follow below steps to download your ntse admit card:-

  • First,Visit the official website of SCERT/Education Department of the your state. You can get the official website for different states by going through the link:- https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-admit-card
  • Then,Click on the direct link of the NTSE section, available on the home page then click on the admit card or hall ticket link.
  • Then,Enter their school code/ application number & password to download the NTSE admit card 2020.
  • NTSE 2020 admit card will be displayed on the computer screen and then download a copy of NTSE admit card for future use.

For more and detailed information go through : https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-admit-card


how to apply ntse form for class 10

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019


If you are in class 10 at present in 2019-20 session, than you have lost the chance. The application form was available in month of august or september. The exam will be in month of november.

Please go through this article on this link for more detail


Hope it helps


from where can i get the form of ntse in Gaya,Bihar

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019


NTSE BIHAR APPLICATION form released on September 6th in online mode.And last date for application form submission was 30th September 2019 for stage 1 EXAMINATION.You can't fill application form now..

For more details regarding NTSE BIHAR 2020 EXAMINATION visit below link;




Manisha Gupta Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

The application forms of NTSE 2020 has been released by Jharkhand, J&K, Punjab and most other states. You can check the state wise application link to go through with the given below link.


Good Luck!


what is the expected cut off of Punjab

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

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,


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