NTSE Karnataka 2020- NCERT will release the Karnataka NTSE stage 2 admit card 2020 in the month of April 2020. Students will need their roll number and date of birth to download the stage 2 admit card online from the official website ncert.nic.in. DSERT has released the mark list of Karnataka NTSE 2020 Stage 1 exam on January 14, 2020. Selected students are eligible for stage 2 exam, to be held on May 10, 2020. The student who qualifies both stages with good marks will receive the scholarship amount. NTSE Karnataka 2020 Official answer keys were released in online mode. NTSE Karnataka 2020 Stage 1 was held on November 17, 2019. NTSE Stage II syllabus and exam pattern are similar to stage 1. Hence, students should start their preparation for KNTSE Karnataka Stage 2. The admit card will be released in April 2020. 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).
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NTSE Karnataka 2020- Exam Overview

Name of the examination

National Talent Search Examination

State/ Union-Territory


Abbreviation used

NTSE Karnataka

Level of the exam


Conducted by

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,

Bangalore-560085 (Karnataka)

Phone- 080-26422239

Fax- 080-26422377


Mode of examination

Pen and paper.

Eligibility Criteria

For class 10 students.

Medium of examination


Application Mode


Selection process

NTSE Karnataka is stage 1 exam. Qualifying candidates go on to appear for NTSE stage 2 conducted by NCERT.

NTSE Karnataka 2020 Important Dates



Application begins

First week of September 2019

Application endsSeptember 30, 2019
Release of Admit CardNovember 2, 2019

NTSE Karnataka Stage 1 Exam

November 17, 2019

Answer Key Releasing dateNovember 21, 2019

Declaration of NTSE Stage 1 Result

January 14, 2020

Release of Stage 2 Admit CardApril 2020

NTSE Stage 2 Exam 2020 Date

May 10, 2020

Declaration of Stage 2 ResultSeptember 2020

NTSE Admit Card 2020 (Stage 2)

  • Students can download the NTSE stage 2 admit card 2020 from the website of NCERT, ncert.nic.in
  • The stage 2 admit card will be released online in April 2020.
  • NTSE admit card is a necessary document that students should bring while appearing in the examination.
  • The admit card will contain the details of candidates and exam time, venue and date.

How to Prepare for NTSE Karnataka 2020 (Stage 2)?

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 colors in all exams. To do so, it is important to have a knowledge of the exam pattern, syllabus and study from them.

  • Prefer Best NTSE Preparation books- Consult with experts and teachers before selecting a book of NTSE preparation. Not all books are right for all students, it is a must to first check the content of the books. Students should refer to books that contain all concepts in a simplified manner.
  • Solve Sample papers & Previous Year Question Papers- The second important step is to practice with previous year papers and NTSE sample papers to get a grip on the subject and understand how to attempt the exam.
  • Revise the syllabus- The more you revise the concepts, the better will be your concepts. Also, revision helps in retaining the details for a longer period.

NTSE Karnataka 2020 Exam Pattern (Stage 2)

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.

NTSE Stage 2 Exam pattern


Details of pattern

Mode of exam

Pen and Paper

Type of questions

Objective type

Language of NTSE exam


Negative marking

No negative marking

Paper Pattern section-wise


Exam pattern

Time Duration

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

100 questions for 1 mark each.

120 minutes

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100 questions for 1 mark each.

120 minutes

NTSE Karnataka 2020 Syllabus (Stage 2)

NCERT does not prescribe any syllabus for NTSE (Stage 2) 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

NTSE MAT 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

NTSE SAT Syllabus

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

Social Sciences

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 2020 Result

  • DSERT, Karnataka has declared the result of NTSE Karnataka 2020 on January 14, 2020.
  • Karnataka NTSE results will contain details of overall scores and section-wise scores obtained by the candidates along with their name and school details.
  • The NTSE 2020 result is 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.

NTSE Karnataka Cutoff 2020

Karnataka NTSE 2020 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.

NTSE 2020 Scholarship Details

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.

Education level

Scholarship Amount

Classes 11th to 12th

Rs. 1,250 per month


Rs. 2,000 per month


Rs. 2,000 per month


As per UGC norms.

NTSE Karnataka 2020 Eligibility Criteria

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.


  • Candidates must be studying class 10 and are due to appear for the exam in 2019
  • Students of open schools can also apply for the scholarship but their age should not exceed 18 years.o
  • Students who are working along with the studies are not eligible for the scholarship test.

How to apply for NTSE Karnataka 2020?

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


NTSE Karnataka 2020 Admit Card

  • Students can receive the Karnataka NTSE 2020 admit card from the respective schools from November 2 to 6, 2019.
  • They can report till November 11, 2019 in case of any kind of discrepancy.
  • NTSE admit card is a necessary document that students should bring while appearing in the examination.
  • The admit card will contain the details of candidates and exam time, venue and date.

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NTSE Karnataka 2020 Answer Key

  • The answer key of Karnataka NTSE 2020 has been released on the official website.
  • The answer keys contain the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam.
  • Students can recheck their answers using the NTSE 2020 answer key and calculate an estimate of their scores for the exam.

NTSE Karnataka Question Papers

  • The Karnataka board has released the question papers of NTSE Karnataka 2020 stage 1 exam.
  • NTSE Karnataka sample papers and previous year's NTSE question papers 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 allows candidates to know the type of questions to expect, gauge the difficulty levels as well as understand time management for the actual exam.

Other Relevant Links

Karnataka SSLC Syllabus 2020Karnataka SSLC question papersKarnataka SSLC Time table 2020
Karnataka SSLC Result 2020Karnataka SSLC Exams 2020

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Karnataka 2020

Question: What is the stage 2 exam date?


Stage 2 will be held on May 10, 2020.

Question: Should I apply for stage 2 as well?


NTSE has only one-time registration. Stage 1 qualifiers need not apply for stage 2.

Question: How to get the stage 2 admit card?


NCERT will release the admit card of ncert.nic.in in April 2020.

Question: What is the minimum qualifying marks for stage 2?


The stage 2 qualifying marks is same as the stage 1.

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how to apply stage 2 ntse karnataka and when

Shubham Dhane 28th Mar, 2020


You don't need to separately for NTSE stage 2 those candidates who have cleared the stage on can directly appear to write stage 2. Please click the below link for more information about NTSE application form



Ntse Karnataka district wise name Marks list 201920

Akram Khan 27th Jan, 2020


You can check the district wise result declared on January 14 by scert karnataka for stage 1 at following links.

BAGALKOT- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/BAGALKOT.pdf

BALLARI- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/BALLARI.pdf

BELAGAVI- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/BELAGAVI.pdf

CHIKKODI- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/BELAGAVI_CHIKKODI.pdf

BENGALURU_NORTH- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/BENG_NORTH.pdf

BENGALURU_RURAL - http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/BENG_RURAL.pdf

BENGALURU_SOUTH- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/BENG_SOUTH.pdf

BIDAR- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/BIDAR.pdf

CHAMARAJANAGARA- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/CHAMARAJANAGARA.pdf

CHIKKABALLAPURA- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/CHIKKABALLAPURA.pdf

CHIKKAMANGALURU- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/CHIKKAMANGALURU.pdf

CHITRADURGA- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/CHITRADURGA.pdf

DAVANAGERE- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/DAVANAGERE.pdf

DHARWAD - http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/DHARWAD.pdf

DAKSHINA KANNADA- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/DK.pdf

GADAG- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/GADAG.pdf

HASSAN- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/HASSAN.pdf

HAVERI- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/HAVERI.pdf

KALBURGI- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/KALBURGI.pdf

KODAGU- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/KODAGU.pdf

KOLAR- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/KOLAR.pdf

KOPPAL- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/KOPPAL.pdf

MANDYA- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/MANDYA.pdf

MYSURU- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/MYSURU.pdf

RAICHUR- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/RAICHUR.pdf

RAMANAGARA- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/RAMANAGARA.pdf

SHIVAMOGGA- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/SHIVAMOGGA.pdf

TUMAKURU- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/TUMAKURU.pdf

MADHUGIRI- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/TUMAKURU_MADHUGIRI.pdf

UDUPI- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/UDUPI.pdf

UTTARA KANNADA- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/UK.pdf

SIRSI- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/UK_SIRSI.pdf

VIJAYAPURA- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/VIJAYAPURA.pdf

YADAGIRI- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/YADAGIRI.pdf

Hope you find it helpful.

Ntse karnataka result for stage 1 is released with cutoff marks and merit list of November 2019

LAKSHMI AMBIKA 15th Jan, 2020


for the general category the cut-off is 40% and for the sc/st/pwd is 32%((mat and sat separately). and to see the merit list you can visit the official website.

for further details you can visit: https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-result

All the Best.


when did the ntse karnataka stage 1 result was announced?

Harshita Gupta 4th Jan, 2020


The results of stage 1 Karnataka has not been released yet. It will be released soon as the dates were declared to be in the 1st week of January. So, keep checking the official website for updates.

Please check the link below to find out more about it. https://www.google.com/amp/s/school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-karnataka-result/amp

Hope this helps!


I scored 153 in General in NTSE Karnataka 2020......can I qualify....also,is whitener counted?

Komal Dayanand Gardi 24th Nov, 2019

Hello ,

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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