NTSE Karnataka 2020
Maniprabha.singh, 19 Jul 2019, #NTSE

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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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 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


Frequency of Exam

Once a year



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

NTSE Karnataka Stage 1 Exam

November 3, 2019

Declaration of NTSE Stage 1 Result

First week of January 2020

Release of Stage 2 Admit CardApril 2020

NTSE Stage 2 Exam 2020 Date

May 10, 2020

Declaration of Stage 2 ResultSeptember 2020

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.




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 will receive the Karnataka NTSE 2020 admit card at least 21 days prior to the exam.
  • 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. Students can collect the admit card from their respective schools.

How to Prepare for NTSE Karnataka 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.

  • 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 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

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

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

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

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 Question Papers

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.

NTSE Karnataka 2020 Result

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.

NTSE Karnataka Cutoff 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.

NTSE Karnataka 2020 Answer Key

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.

NTSE 2019 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.

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I have filled the NTSE form but i am not sure that it is properly filled as i did not get any option to pay the exam fees.what should i do?and i have no idea where can i download admit card and when it is releasing?it is NTSE(karnataka)

Sweta Student Expert 10th Oct, 2019


You can check your form by downloading the admit card.

if it shows error then it means your application was not completed.

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 NTSE 2020 (https://www.shiksha.com/exams/ntse) stage 1 is scheduled to be conducted on November 3, 4 and 17.

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