NTSE Karnataka 2020 - The NTSE Karnataka application process has been started from the first week of September 2019. Students can apply for the same until September 30, 2019. KSEEB, Karnataka will conduct the NTSE Stage 1 exam on November 3, 2019. Only class 10 students of Karnataka are eligible for NTSE Karnataka 2020. Students will be able to fill Karnataka NTSE application form through their schools, Students who submit the applications on time will be able to collect their admit card from their schools in the last week of October 2019. Read the article for complete details of NTSE Karnataka 2020 such as exam pattern, the application process, answer key and more.
National Talent Search Examination 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.
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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 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 3, 2019
Declaration of NTSE Stage 1 Result
First week of January 2020
NTSE Stage 2 Exam 2020 Date
May 10, 2020
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.
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
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 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
NTSE Karnataka sample papers and previous year's NTSE question papers will make students familiar with the exam pattern and time duration. Solving the question papers will provide the details of frequently asked sections. Practising with previous year Karnataka NTSE question papers will allow candidates to know the type of questions to expect, gauge the difficulty levels as well as understand time management for the actual exam.
KSEEB, Karnataka will declare the result of NTSE Karnataka 2020 in the first week of January 2020. Karnataka NTSE results will provide details of overall scores and section-wise scores obtained by the candidates along with their name and school details. The NTSE 2020 result will be available on the official website in a form of merit list. Selected students will be able to appear in NTSE Stage 2 exam. NCERT will announce the NTSE Stage 2 result to release the list of finally selected candidates.
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.
The final Karnataka NTSE answer key will be released by the official. The answer keys will contain the correct answers for the questions asked in the exam. Students can recheck their answers using the answer key and calculate an estimate of their scores for the exam. Several leading coaching centres like Aakash, Resonance, FITJEE will also release the answer keys based on their expert opinions on the exam day itself. The official NTSE 2020 answer key will be released a few days after the exam date.
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.
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All states and UTs will release the NTSE admit card 2020 for stage 1 in the third week of October 2019. Some states will release the NTSE 2020 admit card online while others will release offline. Candidates must note that it is important to carry the NTSE admit card 2020 on the exam day. Those without it will not be allowed to write the exam. The
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stage 1 is scheduled to be conducted on November 3, 4 and 17.
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