NTSE Karnataka 2020 - Official answer keys of Karnataka NTSE 2020 have been released in online mode. The stage 1 exam of NTSE Karnataka 2020 was held on November 17, 2019. The admit card for which was made available on November 2, 2019 through school login. The hall tickets could be downloaded by November 6, 2019, and students could collect the same from respective schools. If any student finds the discrepancy in his/her NTSE Karnataka admit card then they could report for it before November 11, 2019. The application process was started from the first week of September 2019. Students could apply for the NTSE until September 30, 2019. Only class 10 students of Karnataka are eligible for NTSE Karnataka 2020 exam. Students were able to fill Karnataka NTSE application form through their schools, Read the article for complete details of NTSE Karnataka 2020 such as exam pattern, the application process, answer key and more. NTSE 2020 is a two-tier exam, Stage 1 (State-Level) NTSE exam and Stage 2 (National Level). National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will conduct the stage 2 on May 10, 2020. The student who qualifies both stages with good marks will receive the scholarship amount.Latest- NTSE Karnataka Answer Key 2020 Released for Stage 1. Check NTSE Cut Off
Name of the examination
National Talent Search Examination
Level of the exam
Department of State Educational Research and Training (DSERT), Karnataka
State/UT Liaison Officer &
Dr. M.V. Krishnamurthy
Senior Assistant Director of DSERT,
No.4, 100 feet Ring Road,
Banashankari, 3 rd Stage,
Mode of examination
Pen and paper.
For class 10 students.
Medium of examination
Frequency of Exam
Once a year
NTSE Karnataka is stage 1 exam. Qualifying candidates go on to appear for NTSE stage 2 conducted by NCERT.
First week of September 2019
NTSE Karnataka Stage 1 Exam
November 17, 2019
Declaration of NTSE Stage 1 Result
First week of January 2020
NTSE Stage 2 Exam 2020 Date
May 10, 2020
Karnataka NTSE cutoff will be released along with the result in online mode. Cut off marks are the minimum marks that one should attain to get shortlisted for the next level. NTSE Karnataka cut off will be released separately for general, SC, ST, and PH category applicants. The candidates who achieve the cutoff marks will be eligible to appear for the stage 2 exam. Click on the link given above to get detailed cutoff.
Students should qualify the NTSE Karnataka and the national level NTSE stage 2 exam to receive the NTSE scholarship 2020. The details of the scholarships for NTSE qualifying candidates can be checked in the table below.
Classes 11th to 12th
Rs. 1,250 per month
Rs. 2,000 per month
As per UGC norms.
The NTSE 2020 eligibility specifies the qualifications of students who were allowed to apply. The criteria to be met by them can be checked from the table below.
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Only candidates from Karnataka are eligible.
The application form of Karnataka NTSE 2020 will be issued in online mode in the first week of September 2019. After filling the application form, the student should get the same signed form from the head of the institution. Refer to given steps to submit the NTSE 2020 application form.
First of all, students will need to contact the respective school authority.
They will have to submit the required documents and passport-size photographs to the school authority.
Reserved category students have to submit an attested copy of their caste/ category certificate to fill the application form of NTSE Karnataka 2020.
They will have to submit the application fee to submit the NTSE Karnataka application form successfully.
NTSE Karnataka Application Fee 2020
NTSE Karnataka Application Process 2020
Check NTSE Karnataka Hall Ticket Official Notification
While NTSE is a scholarship exam, preparing for it along with the class 10 studies may be a bit daunting. Candidates must, therefore, plan their studies such that they come out in flying colours in all exams. To do so, it is important to have a knowledge of the exam pattern, syllabus and study from them.
Karnataka NTSE 2020 exam consists of two papers namely the Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). NTSE exam pattern contains the details of test mode, duration, a number of questions asked, negative marking and more. For detailed information on Karnataka NTSE exam pattern 2020, see the table below.
Details of pattern
Mode of exam
Pen and Paper
Type of questions
Language of NTSE exam
No negative marking
Paper Pattern section-wise
Mental Ability Test (MAT)
100 questions for 1 mark each.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
NCERT does not prescribe any syllabus for NTSE 2020 exams. However, as per the previous years' exam analysis, Mental Ability Test evaluates candidate’s logical reasoning and problem-solving skills. While Scholastic Ability Test is for testing textual knowledge gained in Mathematics, and Science, and Social Science by the candidate in their school. Refer the table for important topics of NTSE 2020 Syllabus
Missing Character, Alphabet Test, Blood Relations, Averages, Speed, Distance & Time, Arithmetic Reasoning, Coding-Decoding. Direction Sense Test. Time & Work
Clock, Data Sufficiency, Equation, Ratio, Proportion & Variation, Calendar, Logical Venn Diagram, Syllogism, Counting number of Figure, Input-Output, Statement, Assumption & Conclusion
Data Interpretation, Analogy & Classification, Number System, Figure Series, Paper Folding, Unfolding, Cutting & Dot Situation, Mirror & Water Images, Figure Matrix
Analogy, Percentages, Alligations or Mixtures, Profit, Loss & Discount, Simple and Compound Interest, Cubes and Dice, Fundamental Principle of Counting; Data Inequality
Physics- Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current, Gravitation, Motion, Light, Reflection & Refraction Sources of Energy, Laws of Motion, Work & Energy, Fluid, Waves & Sound.
Chemistry - Chemical Reactions & Equations, Acids, Base & Salts, Metals & Non-Metals, Atoms & Molecules and Mole Concept, Carbon & It's Compound, Periodic properties
Biology - Nutrition, Excretion, Cell & Tissue, Transportation, Control & Coordination, Food Resources, Natural Resources, Respiration, Reproduction in Plants and Animals, Heredity and Evolution, Diseases
Number System, Real Numbers, Polynomials, Factor & Remainder Theorem, Surds, Indices & Exponents, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Area of Parallelograms and Triangles, Heron’s Formula, Linear Equations in Two Variables, Quadratic Equations, Arithmetic Progression, Trigonometry, Circles, Areas related to Circles, Surface Area and Volume, Probability, Statistics, Co-ordinate geometry
History - The French Revolution, Russian Revolution, Nazism and the Rise of Hitler, Society and Colonialism, The Making of the Global World, Age of Industrialization, Print Culture and the Modern World, Novels, Society and History, Resources and Development;, Natural Vegetation, Water Resource, Pastoralists in the Modern World, Clothing, Work, Life and Leisure, The Story of Cricket
Geography & Political Science - India, Size and Location, Physical Features of India, Drainage, Political Science, Democracy, Resources and Development, Natural Vegetation, Water Resources, Climate, Mineral and Energy Resources; Agriculture, Population, Manufacturing Industries
Economics - Story of Village Palampur, People as Resource, Development, Sectors of the Indian Economy, Poverty, Money and Credit, Consumer Rights, Globalization and the Indian Economy, Food Security
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NTSE Stage 1 result will be declared in January 2020. SBut for the Student Convenience , Careers360 has been released Expected cut off marks. So as per this , , Expected cut for General category is 140+ ,for OBC it is 115+ ,and for ST and SC it is 95+.
You have not mention your category, but your marks are more than cut off marks of general category. so for you , it is good chance to get selected for next stage.
I hope it will help you.
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Hello dear aspirant.
For your kind information I think you might be well aware of the fact that competition is getting tougher and tougher day by day. At a score of 130 you can expect to qualify but yes not certain . If you study a little more and go around 150+ you will surely succeed.
KSEEB has released NTSE Karnataka Admit card on November 2 and last date to download admit card is November 6, 2019. The admit cards can be download through school login only.
So, you can contact your respective school where you filled application form to get your
NTSE Admit card
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