NTSE Odisha Answer Key 2020- SCERT Odisha has released the Odisha NTSE answer key for stage 1 on November 13, 2019 on ntse.scertodisha.nic.in. Students can check the answer key and send their queries with valid clarification through e-mail at ntsodishateandscert@yahoo.com. The last date to file the objection is November 22, 2019. NTSE Odisha 2020 was held on November 3, 2019. Students should check the NTSE Odisha Answer key to know the correct answers to question asked in MAT, and SAT sections. The answer keys also assist students in calculating the estimate of their scores for the NTSE Stage 1 before the announcement of the result. After calculating their scores using Odisha NTSE answer keys, students can check their qualifications for stage 2 of NTSE 2020. Allen & Resonance also released the NTSE Odisha answer key 2020 on the day of exam. Read further for more details on NTSE Odisha 2020 Answer key.


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NTSE Odisha Answer key 2020- Important Date

1NTSE Odisha 2020 (Stage 1)November 3, 2019
2Release of Odisha NTSE Answer KeyNovember 13, 2019
3NTSE Stage 1 result DateJanuary 2020
4NTSE Stage 2 ExamMay 10, 2020
5Release of NTSE Stage 2 Answer KeyJune 2020

How to Calculate Scores With NTSE Odisha Answer key 2020?

To calculate marks by using the answer key for NTSE Odisha 2020 efficiently, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Download the question papers and the respective NTSE Odisha Answer keys
  • Match your answers with the answer keys.
  • For each correct answer, add 01 mark. There will be no deduction as no negative marking is available in the Odisha State Talent Search Examination 2020.
  • Add the marks to get the estimate scores.

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Year-wise Answer KeysDownload Links
NTSE Odisha 2019 Answer Key

Unofficial NTSE Odisha Answer Key by Coaching Centres


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NTSE Odisha 2018-19 MAT Paper

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NTSE Odisha Answer key 2020- Important Points

  • The NTSE answer keys for different sets and states are different. Hence, while downloading the unofficial answer keys, do match the paper and state, else you may get the wrong estimation score.
  • Follow the right marking scheme while marking the scores in answer keys.
  • Carefully calculate the scores so that you will have the most appropriate score.
  • While solving the previous year's papers, students should check their responses correctly.
  • Calculate the marks for Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) separately.
  • Refer to the minimum qualifying score for MAT and SAT provided above to check whether you have qualified for NTSE Stage 2 or not.

NTSE Odisha 2020 Marking Scheme & Qualifying Scores

The exam pattern is followed to create the question papers of Odisha NTSE 2020. Students should be aware of the same to make a better preparation strategy.

  • The paper will have 02 sections- Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).
  • Both MAT & SAT sections contain 100 questions each.
  • There will be no negative marking.
  • Each question carries 1 mark each.
  • The test will be held in pen and paper mode.
  • For correct answer- 01 mark will be added to the total score
  • For wrong answer- No negative marking


Exam pattern

Qualifying scores

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

100 questions worth 1 mark each.

For general category: 40%

For SC, ST, and PH: 32%

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100 questions worth 1 mark each.

For general category: 40%

For SC, ST, and PH: 32%

NTSE Odisha Result 2020

Stage 1 result of NTSE Odisha will be issued in the last week of January 2020 along with the cutoff scores. NTSE Odisha result 2020 mentions the candidate’s name, roll number, scores, school name, and address. Students who will qualify stage 1 will be called to appear in NTSE Stage 2 examination. The pattern and syllabus for stage 2 will remain the same. However, the difficulty level will be increased. Students who will obtain the final cut off in NTSE Stage 2 result will receive the scholarship amount.

NTSE Odisha 2020 Cutoff

State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Bhubaneshwar will release the cutoffs for Odisha NTSE 2020 with the result of the exam. Candidates who attain the NTSE Odisha Cut off 2020 will be eligible for appearing in NTSE Stage 2 Exam.

Previous Year's NTSE Cut Off (Category-wise)

Check previous year's NTSE cut off of all categories to set a goal for the exams-


Cut off

Minimum MAT Qualifying Scores
Minimum SAT Qualifying Scores



20 (40%)
40 (40%)



16 (32%)

32 (32%)



16 (32%)

32 (32%)

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Odisha Answer Key 2020

Question: How to challenge the official NTSE Odisha Answer key 2020?


Students should send an e-mail containing a valid clarification and supporting document at ntsodishateandscert@yahoo.com till November 22, 2019

Question: When the official answer key of NTSE Odisha 2020 will released?


The official answer keys were issued on November 13, 2019.

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Megha 31st Mar, 2020

Hello Abhinay !

NTSE paper comprises of 40% of Social science , so it become very important to crack Social with good marks.

For stage 1 , the state board’s textbooks for History & Civics and Geography are important.

And for stage 2 , books of NCERT Class IX & X are important.

Also ,you can see video lectures by Prof. Vipin Joshi like - “The Rise of Nationalism in Europe”, “The French Revolution”, etc.  (They will help you a lot).

Also , there is a channel NTSE Guru , you can subscribe to that . The video lectures were completely understandable. Each topic consists of a video tutorial, concept theory, practice sheets, previous year questions & tests.

Hope it helps !



Deepshikha Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020
DGE, Tamilnadu will release the Telangana NTSE question papers on the official website. The question papers will help you understand the pattern of the examination.
You can go through the link given below to find the previous years papers:
Hope this helps you.
Good luck.
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NTSE sample papers for prepare

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020


Here is the link to download sample papers of NTSE from careers360


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How to prepare for Social subject for NTSE to remember dates easier

Deepshikha Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020
National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is an offline scholarship exam for class 10 students to encourage higher studies in the field of Science and Social science. The exam is conducted at two levels.
In order to prepare for social science, you must go through the previous years papers so that you can understand the pattern. Be thorough with your NCERT syllabus. Practice as much as much possible.
For detailed information follow the link given below:
For detailed  information about preparation tips follow the link given below:
Hope this helps.
Good luck.

How to prepare social for NTSE

anurag khanna 30th Mar, 2020

Hi Abhinay

As National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is conducted by National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) , so you should have good command over NCERT book of Social Science. Some smart tips are provided below for preparation of NTSE especially section of Social Science :-

  • Categorize the chapters according to the difficulty level.
  • Make proper schedule which balances your studies and daily routine work.
  • Solve previous year papers and sample papers as many as you can.
  • You can make a chart of important dates and events and see it regularly si that you should not forget it.
  • Make yourself fit and stay healthy.

For more detailed preparation tips you should read this article .

Good Luck!!

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