NTSE Odisha 2020
Maniprabha.singh, 14 Nov 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Odisha 2020 - SCERT Odisha has released the answer key of NTSE Odisha 2020 on November 13. Students can download NTSE Odisha 2020 answer key for the exam held on November 3, 2019. The admit card for stage 1 exam was released on scertodisha.nic.in. Students can download online Odisha NTSE admit card by entering application number and date of birth. Odisha NTSE 2020 stage 2 exam will be conducted on May 10, 2020. The last date to apply for NTSE Odisha 2020 exam was August 25, 2019. There is no application fee for the NTSE exam. Odisha State Talent Search Exam conducts to offer NTSE scholarship on the basis of their marks in the NTSE Stage II exam. Students who qualify the Odisha National Talent Search Examination will be called to appear in NTSE Stage II, to be conducted by NCERT, in June 2020. NTSE Exam is conducted by NCERT annually in two stages each year, stage 1 and 2. Read further for more details on NTSE Odisha 2020.

Latest- NTSE Odisha answer key 2020 is available to download for stage 1 exam. Check expected NTSE Cutoff 2020 for Odisha and other States.

NTSE Odisha 2020 Overview

Name of the examination

Odisha State Talent Search Examination

Abbreviation used


Level of the exam


Conducted by

State Council of Educational Research and Training, Bhubaneswar

State/UT Liaison Officer &


Mrs. Aparna Mishra

Assistant Director

Directorate of TE & S.C.E.R.T. Unit IV,




0674-2502928 & Fax

Mode of examination

Pen and paper

Eligibility Criteria

For class 10 students of Odisha

Medium of examination


NTSE Odisha 2020 Important Dates

Students can check the NTSE important dates in the given table. NCERT has release the stage 1 & stage 2 exam dates-

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Odisha NTSE Application begins

August 1, 2019

Last Date to Submit form to Head of Institute

August 25, 2019

Submission of Hardcopy of NTSE Odisha 2020 application formAugust 26 to September 5, 2019
Validation of Application form by District Education OfficerSeptember 6 to September 25, 2019
Download Stage I Admit CardOctober 20, 2019

NTSE Odisha 2020 Exam Date

November 3, 2019

Stage 1 Answer kye Release DateNovember 13, 2019
Last date to challenge answer keyNovember 22, 2019

Release of Result

Last week of January 2020

Release of Stage 2 Admit Card
April 2020

NTSE Stage 2 Exam Date

May 10, 2020

NTSE Stage II Result DateSeptember 2020

NTSE Odisha 2020 Answer key

The exam conducting authority has released the official Odisha NTSE 2020 answer key on the official website of SCERT, Bhubaneswar, ntse.scertodisha.nic.in. A few coaching institutes have released NTSE 2020 answer keys straight after the exam. Students can evaluate their performance in the NTSE Odisha examination with the help of the answer keys. Students who find any discrepancy in the answer key can challenge the same by sending an email with supporting documents. The last date to file an objection against the official NTSE Odisha 2020 answer key is November 22, 2019.

Email ID- ntsodishateandscert@yahoo.com

NTSE Odisha 2020 Result

SCERT, Bhubaneswar will release the result of NTSE Stage 1 exam in the last week of January 2020. Candidates who will qualify the NTSE Odisha stage 1 will be called to appear in Stage 2 examination. The result list mentions the name of provisionally selected candidates for stage 2 exam. The NTSE 2020 result will be released in the form of merit list. NTSE Stage 2 Result will be announced by NCERT in September 2020.

NTSE Odisha 2020 Selection Process

  • Eligible students have to appear in Stage 1 of NTSE and pass the same with a minimum of 40% marks in each paper i.e. MAT & SAT separately to get shortlisted for Stage 2 Exam. The minimum qualifying marks for SC/ST/PH is 32% marks.
  • Students have to obtain a minimum of 40% marks in MAT & SAT (32% marks for SC/ST/PH) in NTSE Stage 2 Result to get shortlisted in final merit list.
  • Only stage 2 qualifiers will receive the final NTSE Scholarships.

NTSE Odisha 2020 Cut off

The Odisha NTSE 2020 cut off will be released along with the result. Students should attain the Odisha NTSE Cut off that is the minimum qualification score in exam to get shortlisted for Stage 2 exam. Below check the previous year NTSE Odisha cut off-

NTSE Odisha Previous Year's Cut Off


Cut off (2019)
Cut off (2018)

Cut off ( 2016)











Also, read Top School in Odisha.

NTSE Odisha 2020 Admit Card

  • Applicants can download the admit card of NTSE Odisha 2020 online from the official website of SCERT, Odisha from October 20, 2019.
  • Students have to enter their application number and date of birth/ password to download the admit card.
  • NTSE admit card 2020 or admit card is a mandatory document that every student must possess during the exam day.
  • The NTSE Odisha admit card will contain the exam center details and roll number. Click Here to Download the admit card.

NTSE Odisha 2020 Exam Pattern

  • Odisha NTSE exam has two parts Mental Ability Test (MAT), Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).
  • MAT and SAT both contain 100 questions each.
  • There is no negative marking in NTSE Odisha 2020.
  • Each question carries 1 mark each.
  • The test duration is 120 minutes or 2 hours.
  • The questions asked in MAT will be based on analogy, classification, numerical series, pattern perception, hidden figures.
  • In SAT papers, questions will be asked from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, History, Political Science, Geography and Economics

Refer the given table for qualifying marks


Exam pattern

Qualifying scores

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

100 questions worth 1 mark each.

For general category: 40% of the maximum marks.

For SC, ST, and PH: 32% of the maximum marks.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100 questions worth 1 mark each.

For general category: 40% of the maximum marks.

For SC, ST, and PH: 32% of the maximum marks.

NTSE Odisha 2020 Syllabus

SERT doesn't specify any NTSE Syllabus for State Level NTS Examination. However, students have to prepare their Class 9th & Class 10th syllabus while preparing for Odisha NTSE. Some important topics of NTSE Syllabus-

NTSE SATScienceStructure of an Atom, Metals and Non-metals, Acid, Bases and Salt, Human Body, Food Production and Management, Fibers and Plastics, Motion and Force, Source of Energy, Measurements
Social ScienceNew Empires and Kingdoms, Industrial Revolution, Resources and Development, Delhi Sultanate, Early Medieval Period, British Raj, The Mughal Empire, Democracy and Elections, Indian Constitution, The Judiciary, Atmosphere, Natural Vegetation, MAP & Globe, Solar System
MathematicsAlgebraic Expression, Quadratic Equation, Square Roots and Cube Roots, Surface Area and Volume, Arithmetic Progression, Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest
NTSE MATMental Ability TestWord Problems, Coding- Decoding, Distance and Direction, Mirror and Water Images, Calendar, Time and Clock, Ranking and Arrangements, Blood Relations

Previous Year's NTSE Odisha Question Papers

Preparing from the NTSE question papers is an unbeatable preparation strategy. Hence, students should download the NTSE Odisha previous year papers that are available here. These question papers can also be treated as sample papers for Odisha State Talent Search Exam. Students get familiar with the examination pattern, subject of the questions, time duration of the exam etc by solving the previous year papers. Students can download the previous year papers from the below link-

Question paper type

Download link

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

Click here

Scholastic Ability Test (MAT)

Click here

How to Prepare for NTSE Odisha 2020 (Stage 1 )?

Students should follow the simple and easy NTSE Preparation tips to qualify the stage 1. Follow these tips to score high in the NTSE Odisha 2020 exam

  1. Know the Stage I pattern and syllabus of NTSE examination. The pattern of NTSE Stage 1 is different for different states. Hence, read the above section of pattern and syllabus to know what to prepare for NTSE Odisha exam. Also, refer the right NTSE 2020 Books to complete the syllabus.
  2. Make a smart study schedule. After getting the entire details, students should smartly divide their time so that they prepare each subject with equal devotion and concentration.
  3. Create notes and flashcards. While studying for the NTSE Odisha exam, students should make hand-written short notes of important facts and points so that they can understand the concepts easily.
  4. Revise Constantly- Revision is a very important part of the preparation strategy. Students retain the details for a longer period by revising the important facts. Short notes are the best to revise the prepared syllabus.

NTSE Odisha 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • Students who are currently studying in class 10th during 2019-20 from any recognized schools of Odisha are eligible to participate in Odisha NTSE 2020.
  • They have qualified the Class 10th annual examination with a minimum of 60% marks for students belonging to General, OBC and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) categories (55% for SC/ST/PH).
  • Students of open distance learning (ODL) are also eligible for Odisha State Level National Talent Search Examination, provided their age is less than 18 years (as on 1st July 2020).
  • Students must be unemployed and are appearing in Class 10th for the first time.

State Quota for Odisha

A total of 259 scholarships are reserved for Odisha state that will be further awarded according to below reservation percentages-

  • SC- 15%
  • OBC- 27%
  • ST- 7.5%
  • Economically Weaker Section (EWS)- 10%
  • Physically Challenged- 4%

NTSE Odisha 2020 Application Form

The NTSE 2020 application form for Odisha Stage 1 Exam has been released online on August 1, 2019. Eligible students should fill the online application form and submit the hard copy of the filled application to their respective schools. Candidates should follow the below given steps to submit the Odisha State Talent Search Exam applications

How to apply for NTSE Odisha 2020 Stage 1?

  • Go to the official website of SCERT, Odisha, scertodisha.nic.in
  • Click on the ‘Online application’ dialogue box and fill the required details
  • Download and print a copy of your application form and submit the completely filled form at the principal’s office of your respective institution from where it will be submitted to the state liaison’s officer for Odisha NTSE.
  • SOL (School of Open Learning) applications should submit their application directly to the state liaison officer.
  • Applicants should save the application number to download the admit card of NTSE 2020.

Documents Required with NTSE Odisha 2020 Application

  • Caste Certificate (OBC/SC/ST) issued by the concerned Tahsildar / Additional Tahsildar, if required
  • Disability Certificate (Physically Handicapped) to be issued by District Medical Board, if required
  • Economically Weaker Section (EWS) issued by the Tahsildar / Revenue Officer/ Additional Tahsildar, if required

NTSE Odisha Exam Fee- There is no application fee for Odisha NTSE 2020.

To check other pre-matric scholarships, check National Scholarship Portal 2019

NTSE Scholarships 2020

Students selected through NTSE Odisha Exam will compete for merit-based scholarships at NTSE 2020. Every year, 2000 scholarships are distributed by the national conducting body NCERT.

NTSE Scholarship Amount Details-

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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When will ntse 2021 syllabus be available? Does the syllabus change every year?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 8th Dec, 2019
NTSE syllabus doesn't change every year. This is so that the syllabus of NTSE is entirely based on NCERT. NTSE exam has 2 stages.
Go through the given links for more details-

When will the result of NTSE 2020 be released (TN) ?

niharika cherry 7th Dec, 2019

Hello Aspirant, the result of NTSE(National Talent search examination) result will be released in Tamil Nadu  in the fourth week of January 2020, you can visit https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-tamil-nadu-result for more information.

Hope this helps.

Thank you.


When will the official answer keys of ntse 2020 stage 1 uttar pradesh will be released? It is already 1 month from exam. If official answer keys are out please give me the link.

Harshita Gupta 6th Dec, 2019

All the states have released NTSE stage 1 answer keys of MAT and SAT examination. The answer keys are available for examination held on 2,3 and 17 November 2019.

The results may be declared in January/February/ March and stage 2 examination will be held in May 2020.

  • The qualifying scores for general category is:
SAT- 40%

  • For SC/ST/PH:

Check the link below to get the answer keys:


Hope this helps!

when will be the result s of Karnataka state announced

PRAKHAR SINGH 7th Dec, 2019


Karnataka SSLC Result 2020 will be available by the month of April expectedly. Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) release the SSLC Results on its official website- kseeb.kar.nic.in or karresults.nic.in . To check Karnataka SSLC Exam Result 2020 students need to enter their registration number in the space provided. To know about the important dates, steps to check the result and statistics etc follow the content given below.

Karnataka SSLC Result 2020

Karnataka Board conducted the SSLC exams in the month of March. More than 5 lakhs students have appeared for SSLC exams annually. Last year Karnataka SSLC Result was announced on April 30, at 12:45 pm. Karnataka SSLC Result 2020 is expected to be released at the same time period. Now, before you check out the detailed information first have a look at the table of important dates given below.

Karnataka SSLC Result 2020 Important Dates
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Anyone who gave NTSE exam from Maharashtra this year? How many marks you got? What will be expected cut off by your opinion?

Halry Bhalodia 5th Dec, 2019

Though i have not given the exame but the expected cutoff for NTSE maharastra stage 1 is observed to be :

  1. General        167-175
  2. OBC              156-165
  3. SC                 140-150
  4. ST                  126-135

You can also refer previous years cutoff for the same

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