NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020
Saumya.Srivastava, 15 Nov 2019, #NTSE

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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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.

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