NTSE Jammu & Kashmir 2020
Palak.budhiraja, 23 Jul 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Jammu & Kashmir 2020- JKBOSE has rescheduled NTSE JK 2020 exam on December 1, 2019. The board will notify exam centres shortly. The answer key of NTSE JK 2020 will be released after the exam, The application process for Jammu and Kashmir NTSE 2020 was begun from September 7, 2019. The last date to submit NTSE Jammu and Kashmir application form was October 15, 2019. Students pursuing class 10 from any recognized school in Jammu & Kashmir could apply for stage 1 NTSE J&K exam. All the filled application forms need to be attested by the respective head of the schools. Students who submit their completed application in the stipulated time can collect their admit card from their school. Aspirants who qualify NTSE Stage 1 Jammu & Kashmir exam will be eligible to appear for stage 2 of NTSE Exam.

National Talent Scholarship Exam is conducted in 2 tiers i.e. Stage 1 (State Level) and Stage 2 (National Level). NCERT will conduct the NTSE 2020 stage II exam on May 10, 2020. Read further for details on Jammu & Kashmir NTSE 2020, eligibility criteria, the application process, result.

Latest: NTSE stage 1 JK exam rescheduled to December 1, 2019.

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NTSE 2020 Exam Jammu & Kashmir - Exam Overview

Go through the table below to know some facts about the NTSE exam.

Name of the examination

National Talent Search Examination, Jammu & Kashmir

Abbreviation used

NTSE Jammu & Kashmir 2020

Level of the exam


Conducting Body

Jammu & Kashmir State Board of Secondary Education (JKBOSE)

Official Website


State/UT Liaison Officer & Addresses

Dr. Aliya Qayoom, Assistant Director (Srinagar)
Mr. Suresh Kumar Gouria, Academic Officer ( Jammu), J K Bose, Jammu & Kasmir-190018.

Eligibility Criteria

For class 10 students only

Mode of examination

Pen and paper

Mode of Application

Online/ Offline

Frequency of Exam


NTSE Jammu & Kashmir 2020 Important Dates

Know the complete schedule for all the events related to the exam. NTSE 2020 important dates given in the table are tentative and will be updated after the release of official notification.



Application Start

September 7, 2019

Application concludes

October 15, 2019

NTSE stage 1 Exam 2020

December 1, 2019

Stage 1 Result

First week of February 2020

Stage 2 Admit Card Date

April 2020

NTSE Stage 2 Exam Date

May 10, 2020

NTSE 2020 Stage 2 Result

September 2020

NTSE Jammu & Kashmir 2020 Admit Card

  • Students must collect their admit card from their respective school at least three days before the exams.
  • NTSE 2020 Admit Card is of most importance as no candidate will be allowed to enter inside the examination hall without verification card.

To apply for Pre-Matric scholarship for financial assistance, check the National Scholarship Portal 2019

Jammu & Kashmir NTSE 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam of NTSE Jammu & Kashmir consists of two exams i.e. the Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). NTSE exam pattern consists of details of test mode, duration of each test, a number of questions asked. No negative marking for wrong questions. Language Comprehension Test has been excluded from the exam.

For detailed information on exam pattern, refer the table below.

Name of Exam

Number of questions

Question Type

Duration of Time(in Minutes)

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

100 questions

Each question 1 mark

MCQ, Objective type


Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100 questions for 1 mark each.

  • Science-40

  • Maths- 20

  • Social Science - 40

MCQ, Objective type


NTSE Jammu and Kashmir Syllabus 2020

  • JKBOSE or NCERT does not prescribe NTSE syllabus for stage 1, so students must refer CBSE class 10 syllabus.
  • MAT section consists of questions asked from verbal and non-verbal reasoning to test one's problem-solving skills.
  • SAT section comprises the factual questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, History, Geography, Political Science.
  • Students must refer NCERT syllabus for SAT test preparation as it is resembling with NTSE syllabus.

How to Prepare for NTSE Jammu & Kashmir 2020?

Candidates must plan a strategy to prepare for NTSE exam along with class 10 such that they come out in flying colours. To do so, one must have a detailed knowledge of the exam pattern, syllabus and study accordingly. Students must follow the below mentioned NTSE preparation tips while preparing for the exam.

  • Conceptual clarity is the key to success. Instead of cramming, understand the concepts with the help of teachers.

  • Take the help of experts and teachers before choosing the books for exam preparation. So refer to the Best NTSE Books which contain all concepts in a simplified manner.

  • One of the important steps is to practice NTSE previous year papers to plan and understand how to attempt the exam.

  • Revise the concepts as much as you can. The more you revise, the stronger will be your concepts.

  • Practice with NTSE sample papers to get an idea about marking scheme, types of questions asked and evaluate the preparation level.

Jammu & Kashmir NTSE 2020 Answer Key

  • JKBOSE will not release the officially answer key.
  • But few leading coaching institutes will release the NTSE 2020 Answer Key in the first week of December 2019.
  • This will help students to know the probable scores before the result is announced.

NTSE 2020 Jammu & Kashmir Result

  • JKBOSE will announce NTSE 2020 Jammu and Kashmir result on the official website in the first week of February 2020.
  • The results contain details like the name of the candidate, school name, overall scores, and section-wise scores.
  • NTSE 2020 result will be released in a form of merit list. Shortlisted students will be eligible to appear in the NTSE Stage 2 exam.

Jammu & Kashmir NTSE 2020 Cutoff

Students can expect the NTSE 2020 Cutoff to be released after one week of the declaration of result. The cutoff is the minimum score that one needs to obtain in order to qualify the exam. Refer the table to know the cutoff category-wise

Test name

Total marks

Qualifying cut off

Mental Ability Test (MAT)


General- 40%

ST/SC/PH- 32%

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)


General- 40%

ST/SC/PH- 32%

NTSE Scholarship 2020

Around 2000 candidates are awarded the scholarship by NCERT after qualifying the NTSE stage 2 exam. NTSE 2020 Scholarship is funded by HRD Ministry, Govt. of India, under the NTSE program. Mentioned below is the scholarship amount distributed among the students.


Scholarship Amount

Classes 11th to 12th

Rs. 1,250 per month

UG and PG

Rs. 2,000 per month


As per UGC norms.

Jammu & Kashmir State NTSE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The below mentioned NTSE 2020 eligibility criteria must be met to be eligible for the exam.

  • Students pursuing class 10 from any school recognized including Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya Vidyalaya, and Sainik School, Top Schools in J&K, etc. can apply for stage 1.

  • Must score at least 60% marks in class 9 to be eligible for NTSE 2020 Exam Jammu & Kashmir.

  • For reserved categories i.s. SC, ST, and OBC candidates can avail 5% relaxation.

  • Open or distance learning students can also apply for the exam.

  • There is no domicile restriction. The age of candidates doesn’t exceed 18 years and isn’t employed.

  • NMMS scholarship holders can appear for NTSE Jammu & Kashmir.

Jammu & Kashmir NTSE Application Form 2020

The link to download the application form will be updated here. Students can download the NTSE 2020 application form from the official website or obtain from Jammu & Kashmir state liaison officer. The application process will be concluded in the last week of September 2020

How to apply for NTSE Jammu & Kashmir 2020?

To apply for Jammu & Kashmir NTSE exam, follow the points provided below.

  • Click here to download the application form of NTSE JK.

  • Fill all the required credentials on the application forms.

  • Two photographs, a copy of reservation certificate need to be attached if a candidate belongs to reserved categories i.e.SC, ST, PH.

  • Attach pay-in-slip of demand draft paid in favour of the state liaison officer.

  • Get the application form attested from the principal office.

  • Application forms need to be submitted to the branch office of JKBOSE.

NTSE JK Application Fee - Rs. 190 to be paid through demand draft deposited in JK Bank to a specified account number.

Download NTSE JK Application form here.

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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!

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


when will the answer key for J&K NTSE 2020 be posted ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 3rd Dec, 2019


some of the states has already published the answer key , andhra pradesh, gujrat, haryana , puducherry has already published the keys. ntse stage 2 exam will happen on the month of may 2020, so answer keys will be released before the second stage and you may expect it with in the month of february. however follow official website as well as careers360 website to get upcoming details.


My son is currently in grade 9. Will move on to 10th next year i.e. 2020-21. When can he attempt for NTSE ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 2nd Dec, 2019


ncert in general releases the ntse exam for on the month august .

ntse stage 1 exams was held on on the month of November this year.exams date can be different for different states. the eligibility criteria is Students who are studying in Class 10 from  any recognized school,  students under Open & Distance Learning education board  are also eligible to appear in Stage 1 of NTSE exam.

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