NTSE Important Dates 2020
Saumya.Srivastava, 22 Oct 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Important Dates 2020 - SCERTs have released the NTSE 2020 dates for Stage 1 & Stage 2. The important dates of NTSE 2020 include application dates, admit card date, result date, and more. National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is held in two stages, namely Stage-1 and 2. NTSE Stage 1 exams have been held in offline mode on November 2 and 3, 2019 and for some states, it will be conducted on November 17, 2019 while stage 2 will take place on May 10, 2020. Stage 1 is held at the state level while the stage 2 NTSE exam is conducted at the national level. NTSE 2020 registration is a one-time application process which has been concluded. All applicants could download the NTSE admit card from October 15, 2019. The stage 1 result will be announced from January to March 2020. On the basis of the results, meritorious students will be awarded certain scholarships. Read the article to know NTSE 2020 important dates:

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NTSE Important Dates 2020 (Stage 1 & 2)

Students 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. Refer to the below table to know the NTSE exam dates.

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NTSE Important Dates


NTSE 2020 Dates

Start Date of NTSE 2020 Registration form

Last week of July 2019

NTSE Application Last Date

August/ September 2019

NTSE Stage 1 Admit Card Release DateOctober 15 to November 15, 2019

NTSE Stage 1 for Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Andaman & Nicobar islands

November 2, 2019

NTSE Stage 1 Exam Date 2020 (for all other states and UTs except above-mentioned states)

November 3, 2019

NTSE Stage 1 Exam Date 2020 for Karnataka, West Bengal, Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, Jharkhand & Bihar

November 17, 2019

Stage- 1 Result

Jan - April 2020

NTS Stage- II Admit Card 2020

April 2020

NTSE Stage 2 Exam DateMay 10, 2020

NTSE Final Results

September 2020

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 2020 have been avowed by NCERT in its announcement for the aspiring and eligible candidates.

NTSE 2020 Registration Dates- The dates to submit the NTSE 2020 Application have been concluded. The last date to submit the application form differs for each state.

NTSE Exam Dates 2020 - The Stage- 1 of NTSE 2020 takes place on November 2, 3 & 17, 2019 while Stage -2 is scheduled to be held on May 10, 2020.

NTSE Admit Card 2020 Dates - SCERTs or Education departments have issued the stage 1 admit card in October 2019 while the stage 2 admit card will be issued by NCERT in the month of April 2020. Students can either download the admit card online or can collect the same in offline mode from their schools or from 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-March 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 per cent 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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i will score 177 marks in ntse stage 1 in punjab . will i be elligible for stage 2

Komal Dayanand Gardi 21st Nov, 2019
Hello Tanish,  Good morning.
Scoring 170+ marks In NTSE is really good thing.  Final results of NTSE stage 1 is not released yet,  But you can predict your chance of selection based on expected cut off marks.  As per these,  The expected cut off for general category is 130-140+ .
So as per this marks,  You will definitely got selected for next stage of NTSE.
So be prepared for stage 2.
Good luck for your next exam.
I hope it will help you more.

I have scored 162 for NTSE Kerala will I be eligible for Stage II?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019

Hello Akshay,

You have not mentioned your category nevertheless the cut off is as follows for each category not NTSE Kerala stage 1 (2019)

General category - 143

OBC - 119

SC- 101.

As you have scored above cut off marks you have good chances of being eligible for stage 2.


Hai i am going to get 157 marks in Stage-I in Andhra pradesh from General Category , what are my chances to stage-II ...Harshaditya

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019


According to our experts the cutoff for NTSE stage 2 for andhra pradesh students for general category will be around 164. You have 157, so it seems you have low chances for getting qualified for satge2 . For more information visit this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-andhra-pradesh-cutoff

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ntse stage 1 ke liye 200 marks me pass marks kitna chahiye

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019


For obc in Jharkhand, according to our experts the cutoff will be in range of 130-145. So, you need this marks to clear stage -I. For more information visit this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-jharkhand-cutoff

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what is the pass marks of 2019 class 10 stage 1 in jharkhand from obc

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019


To clear NTSE for obc obc Jharkhand,  according to our experts, you need the marks around 130-145 for qualifying the stage I. For more detail visit this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-jharkhand-cutoff

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