NTSE Karnataka 2020-21 - Application Form, Eligibility, Admit Card
NTSE Karnataka 2020-21 - DSERT has released the Karnataka NTSE 2020-21 application form on the official website, kseeb.kar.nic.in. Class 10 students who are studying Karnataka can apply for the NTSE Karnataka 2020-21. NTSE stage I exam is all set to be conducted on December 13, 2020. The students selected in stage I will be eligible for stage 2 exam, to be held on June 13, 2021. Students who qualify both stages will receive the scholarship amount. NTSE Karnataka 2020-21 official answer keys will be released in online mode in the fourth week of December 2020. Stay tuned for complete details of NTSE Karnataka 2020-21 such as exam pattern, the application process, answer key and more. NTSE 2021 is a two-tier exam, Stage 1 (State-Level) NTSE exam and Stage 2 (National Level).
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NTSE Karnataka 2020-21 Exam Overview
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
NTSE Karnataka is stage 1 exam. Qualifying candidates go on to appear for NTSE stage 2 conducted by NCERT.
NTSE Karnataka 2020-21 Important Dates
Students can go through the NTSE important dates 2020-21 in the following table to stay updated with the upcoming events.
NTSE Karnataka dates 2020-21
November 9, 2020
|Application last date||November 30, 2020|
Release of admit card
NTSE Karnataka stage 1 exam
December 13, 2020
Answer key releasing date
Fourth week of December 2020
Declaration of NTSE stage 1 result
Second week of January 2021
Release of stage 2 admit card
NTSE stage 2 exam 2021 date
June 13, 2021
Declaration of stage 2 result
NTSE Karnataka 2021 Eligibility Criteria
The NTSE 2021 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.
NTSE 2021 Karnataka Eligibility Criteria
Only candidates from Karnataka are eligible.
Candidates must be studying class 10 and are due to appear for the exam in 2020
Students of open schools can also apply for the scholarship but their age should not exceed 18 years.
Students who are working along with the studies are not eligible for the scholarship test.
How to apply for NTSE Karnataka 2020-21?
The application form of Karnataka NTSE 2021 will be issued in online mode in the second week of November 2020. After filling the application form, students must get the form signed by the head of the institution. Refer to given steps to submit the NTSE 2021 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 2020-21.
They will have to submit the application fee to submit the NTSE Karnataka application form successfully.
NTSE Karnataka 2021 Exam Pattern
Karnataka NTSE 2021 exam consists of two papers namely the Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). NTSE exam pattern 2021 includes the details of test mode, duration, a number of questions asked, negative marking and more. For detailed information on Karnataka NTSE exam pattern 2021, check the following table.
NTSE Stage 2 Exam Pattern
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)
100 questions for 1 mark each.
NTSE Karnataka 2021 Syllabus
NCERT does not prescribe any syllabus for NTSE (Stage 2) 2021 exams. However, as per the previous years' exam analysis, Mental Ability Test evaluates candidate’s logical reasoning and problem-solving skills. 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 2021 syllabus
NTSE 2021 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
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
DSERT, Karnataka will release the question papers of NTSE Karnataka 2020-21 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 the students to know the type of questions to expect, gauge the difficulty levels as well as understand time management for the actual exam.
How to Prepare for NTSE Karnataka 2020-21?
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.
Refer to the 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 2021 Admit Card
Students will be able to collect the NTSE admit card 2020-21 from the respective schools in December 2020.
NTSE admit card is a necessary document that students should bring while appearing in the examination.
The admit card will include the details of exam time, venue and date.
NTSE Karnataka 2020-21 Answer Key
The answer key of Karnataka NTSE 2021 will be released on the official website.
The answer keys will contain the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam.
Students will be able to recheck their answers using the NTSE 2021 answer key and calculate an estimate of their scores for the exam.
NTSE Karnataka 2021 Result
DSERT, Karnataka will declare the result of NTSE Karnataka 2021 in the second week of January 2021.
Karnataka NTSE results will include the details of overall scores and section-wise scores obtained by the students along with their name and school details.
The NTSE 2021 result will be made 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 2021 to release the list of finally selected candidates.
Karnataka NTSE 2021 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 students who will achieve the cutoff marks will be eligible to appear for the stage 2 exam.
NTSE 2021 Scholarship Details
Students must qualify the NTSE Karnataka and the national level NTSE stage 2 exam to receive the NTSE scholarship 2021. The details of the scholarships for NTSE qualifying candidates can be checked in the table below.
NTSE Scholarship 2021 Details
Classes 11th to 12th
Rs. 1,250 per month
Rs. 2,000 per month
Rs. 2,000 per month
As per UGC norms.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Karnataka 2020-21 - Application Form, Eligibility, Admit Card
Question: What is the stage 2 exam date?
Stage 2 will be held on June 13, 2021.
Question: Should I apply for stage 2 as well?
NTSE has only a 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 May 2021.
Question: When will the NTSE stage I result 2021 be released?
NTSE stage 1 result will be released in the second week of January 2021.
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.
NTSE Karnataka Question Papers 2020-21 - Students can download...
Questions related to Karnataka
how to apply stage 2 ntse karnataka and when
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
You can check the district wise result declared on January 14 by scert karnataka for stage 1 at following links.
BENGALURU_RURAL - http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/BENG_RURAL.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
UTTARA KANNADA- http://dsert.kar.nic.in/applications/19-20/NtseMarks19/UK.pdf
Hope you find it helpful.
Ntse karnataka result for stage 1 is released with cutoff marks and merit list of November 2019
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?
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?
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.