NTSE Important Dates 2020
Team Careers, 23 May 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Important Dates 2020 - National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is held in two stages, namely Stage-1 and 2. NTSE Stage 1 exams will be held in offline mode in November 2019 while stage 2 takes place in June 2020. On the basis of the results of these two, meritorious students are awarded certain scholarships. The application forms of NTSE 2020 will be released in the first week of August 2019. The last date for the submission of NTSE Registration form differs for each state. All important dates will be issued along with the official notification. Students need to frequently check the official website of NCERT, ncert.nic.in or this article to stay updated with latest details on NTSE 2020 dates.

In 2019, NCERT increased the number of scholarships from 1000 to 2000. Candidates should keep track of the important dates of NTSE 2020 to avoid missing any important event. Read the article for more information on NTSE important dates 2020.

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NTSE Important Dates 2020

Refer to the below table to know the NTSE exam dates. These are tentative dates and will be updated after the official declaration. Candidates are advised to stay alert for each event related to the scholarship exam.

Important Dates of NTSE 2020



Registration form’s release date

Last week of July 2019

Application process of NTSE starts on

First week of August 2019

NTSE Application form 2020 last day of submission for Stage - 1

Mostly in August

Stage - 1 exam of NTS in Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

First week of November 2019

NTSE Stage 1 Admit card Date

October 2019

Stage- 1 exam of NTSE in all the Union Territories (Except West Bengal) and other states

First week of November 2019

NTS Exam West Bengal, Kerala 2020

Third week of November 2019

NTS Exam Dates 2020 for Jammu and Kashmir

Fourth week of November 2019

Stage- 1 Result

Jan - April 2020

NTS Stage- II Admit Card 2020

May 2020

NTSE Final Results

September 2020

NTSE 2019 stage 1 has encountered many changes in the relevant dates of the exam. The exam was conducted on 4 days. Alongside, an extra reservation of 27% for OBC has been introduced and the Language paper from the exam has been omitted.

NTSE Important Dates 2020 Highlights

The NCERT organizes National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X with the objective to bring up the ability of students. This exam is conducted every year at two levels; Stage-1, which is conducted at the state level and Stage-2, at the national level. The NTSE important dates 2019 has been avowed by NCERT in its announcement for the aspiring and eligible candidates.

NTSE 2020 Registration Dates- All the States and UT are expected to release the NTSE 2020 Application/Registration form in first week of August-September,2020. The last date of the submission for the same differs for each state. The students need to keep an eye on the official website of NCERT to stay updated about every important date.

NTSE Exam Dates 2020 - The Stage- 1 of NTSE2020 takes place in the first week of November 2019 while the Stage -2 is likely to be held on the third week of June 2020.

NTSE Admit Card 2020 Dates - The stage 1 admit card will be released by the SCERT of the respective state in the month of October 2019 while the stage 2 admit card will be issued by NCERT in the month of May 2020. In case of any difficulty, students may contact the State Liaison Officer. The NTSE admit card for stage 2 is only allotted to the ones who are shortlisted for the Stage-1 exam.

NTSE 2020 Result Dates- The results of NTS exam will be uploaded by SCERT on their official websites in online mode. The stage 1 results will be released within January-April 2020 while stage 2 results to be announced in September 2020.

Reservations in NTSE Exam :

  • Across the country, around 2000 students are awarded scholarships with reservation policy for SC with 15 per cent, ST with 7.5 per cent.
  • The reservation policy is also open for candidates who have benchmark disabilities.
  • Some changes are made in the policies of NTSE examination 2020, thereupon OBC students will be provided 27 percent of extra reservation.

NTSE Eligibility Criteria

  • Students of Class 10th from any of the recognised schools like - Sainik school, Kendriya Vidyalaya etc. are eligible to give the NTSE exam.
  • The NTSE exam’s eligibility criteria apply for the students who are appearing in Class 10th for the first time.
  • Candidates who are below 18 years of age and are not employed can apply.
  • Students who have opted for the Open and Distance learning (ODL) can also apply for NTSE scholarship.


National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) came into light in 1961. It was established by the Government of India in order to improve the quality of the education system of the schools. NCERT took several steps to give many booming opportunities to bright and aspiring students. Many programmes were initiated for the same purpose, one of them is the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE).

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