NTSE Goa 2020
Saumya.Srivastava, 30 Aug 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Goa 2020 - SCERT, Goa has released the question papers and answer key of stage 1 NTSE goa exam. The exam was conducted on November 3, 2019 at 13 exam centres. The admit card for NTSE stage 1 was issued in the month of October 2019. Students who had submitted their filled applications should contact their school authorities in order to get the admit card. The application process of Goa NTSE 2020 has been concluded on August 30, 2019. NTSE 2020 is held in two stages. stage I exam is conducted by the States/UTs while stage II is organized by NCERT. It must be noted that only those candidates will be allowed to sit for NTSE stage II who will qualify the stage I exam. Read the article to know the Goa NTSE admit card date, pattern and more here:
Latest: NTSE Goa answer key 2020 is available for MAT and SAT exam.

NTSE Goa 2020 Highlights

Name of the examination

National Talent Search Examination, Goa

Abbreviation used


Level of the exam


Conducted by

State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Goa

State/UT Liaison Officer &


Sh. Jaywant Waman Naik

Vocational Education Officer

Directorate of Education

State Council of Educational Research and Training,

Alto-Porvorim Bardez-403521 (Goa)

Ph. 0832-2417276, 0832-2413649

Mode of examination

Pen and paper

Medium of Exam


NTSE Goa 2020 Important Dates

Candidates are advised to go through NTSE dates in order to stay updated with the latest events. Refer to the table below to know the important dates:

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Application begins

July 27, 2019

Application concludes

August 30, 2019

Stage I Admit card

October 2019

NTSE Goa stage I exam 2020

November 3, 2019

NTSE Goa Result for stage I

April 2020

NTSE Goa stage II exam

May 10, 2020

NTSE stage II result

September 2020

NTSE Goa Question Papers

  • Students should solve NTSE previous year’s question papers while preparing for the exam.
  • These are the previous year solved question papers which will help the candidates to know about the exam pattern.
  • Solving these papers will also help the applicants to know about the questions frequently asked, marking scheme and difficulty level.

NTSE Goa Answer key 2020

  • SCERT Goa has released the official answer key for NTSE Goa 2020 in online mode.
  • Students can also refer to the answer keys which are released by various coaching institutes.
  • NTSE Goa answer key will help the applicants to predict their probable score which will help them to know if they will be qualified for NTSE stage II or not.

Goa NTSE Result 2020

The result of Goa NTSE will be released in the month of April 2020. NTSE Goa result is released in the form of a merit list of students selected for the second/final stage NTSE stage II. The result will be available in the form of downloadable PDF file. NTSE result includes details such as a candidate's name, roll number, marks obtained in MAT, SAT and the total score.

NTSE Goa Cutoff

SCERT Goa may not release NTSE Goa cutoff along with the result. Cutoff marks is the minimum score a candidate needs to score in order to appear for NTSE stage II. Qualifying marks for NTSE stage I is 40% for general and OBC candidates and 32% for SC, ST candidates. Cutoff will help the candidates to know the questions frequently asked and marking scheme of NTSE Goa 2020.

NTSE 2020 Scholarship

The amount awarded for NTSE scholarship is tabulated below:

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 Goa 2020 - Reservation criteria

Some aspirants get reservation according to the norms of NCERT. Go through the table below to know the reservation criteria of NTSE Goa


Reservation Criteria

Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Physically Handicapped



26.5% of 1000

NTSE Goa Eligibility Criteria 2020

Students must check the NTSE Eligibility criteria before applying for NTSE Goa exam. Go through the points mentioned below to know the eligibility criteria for NTSE Goa 2020.

  • Students applying for NTSE stage I must have scored at least 70% marks in their 9th standard in order to apply for NTSE Goa stage I.

  • Reserved category students must score a minimum of 55% marks for being eligible to appear for the Goa NTSE exam 2020.

  • Students enrolled under open schooling can also apply for NTSE stage I exam.

  • No candidate is eligible for the NTSE exam who is employed in any job with salary, remuneration or stipend.

NTSE Goa 2020 Application form

The last date to submit the NTSE application form is over. Students can contact to their respective schools to get the status of the application form.

How to fill Goa NTSE application form 2020?

Go through the below-given guidelines to apply for NTSE Goa 2020:

  • Collect the application form from the State liaison’s officer of Goa NTSE or from the school authority.

  • Fill in the requisite details such as preferred examination centre, category etc.

  • Now fill the admit card form attached to the application form and paste the photograph at the given column.

  • Do not detach the admit card from the application form.

  • Submit the application form to the respective school authorities by August 30, 2019.

  • Collect the admit card/ hall pass from the State liaison’s officer at least 10 days before Goa NTSE stage I exam.

Note: Students must note that there is no fee chargeable for NTSE Goa 2020.

NTSE Goa Exam Centres

  1. Bicholim
  2. Bardez
  3. Pernem
  4. Sattari
  5. Tiswad
  6. Ponda
  7. Salcete
  8. Sanguem
  9. Canacona
  10. Quepem
  11. Dharbandora
  12. Mormugao

Goa NTSE 2020 Admit card

Applicants will be able to collect the admit card for NTSE Goa stage I from the month of October 2019. Students are advised to collect the admit card from the state liaison officer at least 10 days before the commencement of exam. NTSE 2020 admit card contains the details such as the candidate's name, information about the test centre, roll number, exam schedule, etc. It must be noted that no candidate will be allowed to sit in the examination without admit card.

Goa NTSE Exam pattern

Students must go through NTSE exam pattern given below in order to know the marking scheme and difficulty level of NTSE Goa 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 Goa Syllabus 2020

The exam conducting body do not specify NTSE 2020 syllabus but according to experts the questions frequently asked in this exam is very similar to class 9th and 10th syllabus. Go through the table below to know the important topics of NTSE exam:



Important Topics

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

Verbal Reasoning test

Alphabet Test, Analogy, Analytical Reasoning, 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, The Mauryas, Mughal Empire, Vedic period, etc.

Diversity and livelihood, Economic presence of the government, Union government, etc.

The atmosphere, solar system, natural vegetation, etc.

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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:


Hope this helps!

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.

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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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