NTSE Goa 2020
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 - 7:01 p.m. IST by Saumya.Srivastava

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 result for wb be announced?

Akram Khan 18th Feb, 2020


Ntse stage 1 exam was held in the Month of November 2019. The result for ntse stage 1 exam is declared by respective scert. Many states have declared their result. So it is expected that soon the result for wb ntse will be declared most probably in Second week of March 2020. You can check the official website scholarships.wbsed.gov.in for result.

Hope this helps.

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Sir I have got 152 marks in Punjab Ntse. I belong to general category. But my name is not there in selected students list.

Sujatha Venkat 18th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Sorry to hear that you are not selected. In this selection procedure they take the top students only. I mean there will be many people who might have scored more than the cut off,at that time there will be a limit to the selection procedure so they take according to that count only. In that the top students will be shortlisted. You might have qualified but not selected because of more competition and more students above you. Hope this is useful


when will Delhi ntse result be announced

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020


NTSE Delhi results will get declared in the month of February, so it may be anytime soon.The result will be in the form of pdf format mentioning the roll number, name, category of the candidate along with total marks including that of MAT score and SAT score.

Stay updated at edudel.nic.in

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When will be ntse stage 1 result will be declared in Punjab? Result of Haryana and Karnatka is already been declared.

Shubhangi sinha 17th Feb, 2020

Hello shristi,

SCERTs have declared the result of NTSE 2020 stage 1 Punjab, Odisha Telangana, and other states. Students can check the NTSE 2020 result stage 1 in the form of merit list. NTSE stage 1 result 2020 pdf contains roll numbers of selected students and their marks. The exam authority has also released the cut off marks with NTSE result 2020.

Students who qualify in NTSE Stage 1 will be eligible to appear for the stage 2 exam. NCERT will conduct the stage 2 exam on May 10, 2020. SCERTs also send the NTSE exam result 2020 to the respective schools. NTSE exam 2020 stage 1 exam was conducted on November 2, 3 & 17, 2019. NTSE 2020 result for stage 2 will be announced by NCERT on ncert.nic.in in August 2020.

You can check the state wise results in the link given below -


Good luck,

Hope it helps :)


What is the cut off of NTSE STAGE 1 PUNJAB in marks?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020


The expected cut off is as follows for NTSE stage 1 Punjab is as follows for each category

  • General: 130-140
  • SC: 110-120
  • ST: 85-95

The official cut off is yet to be announced.However, cut off is subjected to change it may increase or decrease slightly based on various factors like number of candidates appeared, difficulty of exam etc.

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