NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 - SCERT, Himachal Pradesh has released the HP NTSE answer key 2020 online on himachalservices.nic.in. NTSE 2020 Stage 1 for Himachal Pradesh was conducted on November 3, 2019. The state-level NTSE Himachal Pradesh examination consists of two parts: Part I Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Part II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). There is no negative marking in NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020. Stage 1 qualifiers will be called for Stage 2 of the NTSE Exam to be conducted on May 10, 2020 by NCERT. Read the article below to know the answer key, result, cutoff of NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020.


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NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 - Highlights

Name of the exam

National Talent Search Examination

Abbreviation used

NTSE, Himachal Pradesh

Level of the exam


Conducted by

State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Himachal Pradesh

State/UT Liaison Officer & Address

Mrs. Rajni Sankhyan Associate Professor
S.C.E.R.T., RABON Solan-173211, (Himachal Pradesh).

Mode of examination

Pen and paper

Medium of Exam


NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 - Important Dates

Go through the NTSE 2020 important dates in the table mentioned below:

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Application begins

August 8, 2019

Application concludes

September 14, 2019

NTSE Himachal Pradesh Exam 2020

November 3, 2019

NTSE Himachal Pradesh Admit Card 2020October 2019
Release of Answer keyNovember 13, 2019

Declaration of NTSE HP Result & Cutoff

First week of January 2020

Issuance of NTSE Stage II Admit Card

April 2020

NTSE Stage II exam

May 10, 2020

Declaration of Final NTSE ResultSeptember 2020

NTSE Himachal Pradesh Answer key 2020

SCERT has released the official NTSE HP 2020 answer key on November 13, 2019. Candidates must use NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 answer key to calculate an estimate of scores they may obtain in stage 1 exam. Students who obtain the minimum qualifying marks will be listed in the result and called for stage 2 exam. However, stage 2 NTSE 2020 answer key will be released by NCERT after the conduction of the exam on May 10, 2020.

NTSE HP 2020 Qualifying Marks

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Marks
General/OBC40% (in MAT & SAT separately)
SC/ST/PWD32% (in MAT & SAT separately)

NTSE Himachal Pradesh Result 2020

SCERT, Himachal Pradesh will release the results for stage I exam in the first week of January 2020. NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 result contains MAT, SAT, overall scores and basic details of selected candidates for NTSE stage II 2020. It must be noted that only the candidates who qualify the State level exam will be allowed to sit in stage 2 National level exam. The final NTSE 2020 result will be declared by NCERT in the month of September 2020. Students listed in the NTSE final merit list will receive the scholarship.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh Cutoff 2020

SCERT Himachal Pradesh releases the NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 cutoff in online mode. Himachal Pradesh NTSE 2020 cut off is the minimum score a candidate requires in order to qualify the exam. We have provided a previous year's cutoff for the convenience of the students. Candidates can get an estimate of the selection process by going through the cutoff. Check out same below in the table. Go through the NTSE HP cutoff of the previous year below:

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2019 cutoff


Cutoff Score











NTSE Scholarship 2020

NTSE is a programme whose purpose is to award the scholarship to budding students. Under this programme, around 2000 scholarships are distributed to the deserving candidates in NTSE stage 2. NTSE scholarship 2020 category-wise amount is mentioned below.

NTSE Scholarship Amount

Education level

Scholarship Amount

Classes 11-12

Rs. 1,250/ month


Rs. 2,000/month


Rs. 2,000/month


As per UGC norms.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 - Reservation Criteria

As per the norms of NCERT, reservation is provided to some candidates. Refer to the below table to know the reservation criteria of NTSE exam.


Reservation Criteria

Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Physically Handicapped



26.5% of 1000

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 - Eligibility Criteria

SCERT, Himachal Pradesh puts forward several eligibility criteria for the students to appear in NTSE Himachal Pradesh exam. Read the conditions of NTSE eligibility criteria 2020 below:

  • Candidates appearing for the exam must have cleared class 9 with at least 60% marks. However, SC/ST/OBC/PCG candidates must score 55% marks in class 9 for appearing in the stage I exam.

  • Students who are engaged in any job with salary, stipend or remuneration are not eligible for the scholarship.

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

  • The Indian students studying abroad in Class X shall be permitted to appear directly for the stage II exam on the basis of certain norms by NCERT.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 - Application Form

The hard copy of NTSE HP has been released online. Students must fill and submit the Himachal Pradesh NTSE 2020 application form till September 14, 2019. The application forms are available in the online mode on the official website of SCERT, Himachal Pradesh. NTSE 2020 application form can also be obtained from the state liaison officer. Follow the mentioned steps below to apply for the NTSE Himachal Pradesh exam.

How to apply for NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020?

  • Click the above link or visit the official website to download NTSE Himachal Pradesh application form 2020.

  • Hall ticket form/Admit card will be attached in the application form.

  • Fill in the required details very carefully and make sure that the form is signed by the applicant, their parents, and the school principal on both the forms. Keep the admit card form attached to the application form. Candidates may take the assistance of their teacher/guardian in case of any confusion while filling the form.

  • Photocopies of caste or any other special reservation certificate must be attached if the candidate belongs to any reserved category.

  • NTSE Himachal Pradesh application form must be submitted to the State’s liaison officer. Applicants can also submit the same in their schools. The school authority will further transfer it to the liaison officer.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 Application Fee

Find below the details about the amount that needs to be paid in order to apply for Himachal Pradesh NTS exam:


Payable amount

General candidate

Rs. 50

Reserved candidate

Rs. 40

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

NTSE Himachal Pradesh Contact Address

Principal, State Council of Educational Research& Training, Rabon, Solan (H.P.) Pin Code-173 211

Phone Number- 01792-227235, 228135

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 Admit Card

NTSE HP admit card can be downloaded on the official website of SCERT, Himachal Pradesh in the fourth week of October. NTSE 2020 admit card include the details such as the candidate's name, roll number, exam schedule, information about the test centre, etc. Students must bring their NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 admit card positively on the examination date. No candidate will be allowed in the exam hall without the same in any condition.

Snapshot of NTSE HP Admit Card 2020


NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 Exam Pattern

The Himachal Pradesh NTSE question paper is divided into two sections i.e., Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). Each question carries one mark. Go through the table below for the complete information about the NTSE exam pattern.


Exam pattern


Qualifying scores


Mental Ability Test (MAT)

100 questions

120 minutes

General category: 40% of the maximum marks.

SC, ST, and PH: 32% of the maximum marks.

No negative marking

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100 questions

  • History- 12 Ques.
  • Geography- - 12 Ques.
  • Civics/ Political Science- 8 Ques.
  • Economics- 8 Ques.

120 minutes

General category: 40% of the maximum marks.

SC, ST, and PH: 32% of the maximum marks.

No negative marking

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 Syllabus

Students must note that there’s no specified syllabus for NTSE exam. The syllabus of class 9th and some topics of 10th must be prepared well by the students as NTSE 2020 syllabus is very similar to the syllabus of these classes. Find in the table below the important topics for NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh Syllabus



Important Topics

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

Verbal Reasoning test

Alphabet Test, Analogy, Analytical Reasoning, Arithmetic Reasoning Test, Clocks, Puzzle test, Series completion Test, Tests, Verification of truth of the statements, etc.

Non-verbal Reasoning

Analogy, Analytical Reasoning, folding paper cutting, Transparent paper folding, Water images, etc.

Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)


Algebra, Arithmetic progression, basic geometry, coordinated geometry, statistics, surface area and volume, etc.


Carbon and its compounds, periodic classification of elements, physical and chemical changes, source of energy, etc.

Social Sciences

Introduction of ancient Indian History, Jainism, 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.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh Question Papers 2020

Students must prepare for Himachal Pradesh NTSE 2020 exam using sample papers. These sample papers are the solved previous year NTSE question papers which will help candidates to know the exam pattern and types of questions asked. This will also help them to know the important topics and add to the art of time management. NTSE exam is conducted in a definite pattern every year.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020

Question: How many students will be selected from Himachal Pradesh for stage 2?


Approximately 60 students will be called for the stage 2 as the HP state quota is only 51.

Question: Is there any negative marking in NTSE HP 2020?


No, there is no negative marking.

Question: What is the NTSE HP 2020 Cut off for General candidates?


The cut off marks will be released with NTSE HP result. However, last year the cut off was 127.

Question: What is NTSE Stage 2 exam date 2020?


NTSE Stage II will be held on May 10, 2020.

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What is the cutoff of chandigarh ntse this year

sathwika 3rd Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Ntse means National Talent Search Exam which is conducted to give scholarships to the students who are highly taled as government will provide them scholarships as cutoff marks will be based on category and resevations and no.of seats available for the candidates, no.of candidates appeared for the exam and difficulty level of the  question paper ,and previous year cutoff marks are taken into consideration and you should get maximum of 75 percent of the marks to the total marks in ntse of Chandigarh  and  so that study well and work hard to get good marks All the best for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.


Do the NTSE 2020-2021 Postpones this time ?

divya prakash 2nd Apr, 2020
Yes iam ready to accept your conditions and agree to continue the exam


Pankhuri Kumari 2nd Apr, 2020
Hii Abhinay!
The NTSE stage 1, was already conducted in the months of November- December, 2019 in different states. The results are being declared by different states. The stage 2 for NTSE is scheduled to be on 10 May, 2020. Till now, no official statement has been passed for the postponement of the exam. You must keep an eye on the official website for updates.
Hope this helps.
Good luck!

when could be the NTSE stage 2 exam of so after this pandemic?

Sanjeet Sachdeva Student Expert 1st Apr, 2020

Hey there!

Well, there is nothing such mentioned / announced regarding the delay of NTSE stage 2 national level exam. It will be conducted on 10th May, 2020 (if doesn't extends).

For more updates regarding the exams, stay tuned with the link given below


Thank you.



Megha 31st Mar, 2020

Hello Abhinay !

NTSE paper comprises of 40% of Social science , so it become very important to crack Social with good marks.

For stage 1 , the state board’s textbooks for History & Civics and Geography are important.

And for stage 2 , books of NCERT Class IX & X are important.

Also ,you can see video lectures by Prof. Vipin Joshi like - “The Rise of Nationalism in Europe”, “The French Revolution”, etc.  (They will help you a lot).

Also , there is a channel NTSE Guru , you can subscribe to that . The video lectures were completely understandable. Each topic consists of a video tutorial, concept theory, practice sheets, previous year questions & tests.

Hope it helps !

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