NTSE Preparation Tips 2020- How to Prepare NTSE Exam?
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 - 2:25 p.m. IST by Maniprabha.singh

NTSE Preparation 2020– Students who are preparing for NTSE 2020 should be aware of how to prepare and what to prepare for NTSE 2020 in order to get good marks. NTSE Exam conducts in two stages, Stage 1 (State-level) and Stage 2 (National-Level) to award scholarships to meritorious students. Hence, the exam pattern and syllabus is similar to NCERT syllabus but the difficulty level will be a bit high. Aspirants should work hard to obtain good marks in NTSE Examination, which is around the corner. Stage 1 will be held in November 2019 while stage 2 will be held in June 2020. Here, we have provided simple but useful NTSE preparation tips to make students ready for the final day. NTSE 2020 preparation tips include how and what to prepare for qualifying the scholarship test with flying colours. These NTSE preparation tips and tricks are useful for stage 1 and stage 2 exam.

How to Prepare for NTSE 2020?

Here are some NTSE preparation tips to help you ace the exam with high scores-

1. Understand Basics

Students must understand the basic concepts well and learn how to apply them to various problems instead of just mugging up the facts. Only the practical use of knowledge will let one win the coveted scholarship. Besides, it is mandatory to know the exam patterns and syllabus of both stages, so that students can make a proper study schedule. Below are the exam pattern and some important topics-

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NTSE 2020 Exam Pattern

The paper pattern for stage I and II remain the same whether it is maximum marks, duration or number of questions-


Number of questions

Maximum marks

Duration (Minutes)





SAT – Maths, Science and Social Science




NTSE 2020 Syllabus

Students must cover the entire syllabus of class 9 and 10 to prepare for NTSE 2020 Exam as NCERT doesn't provide any specific syllabus for the test.


Important Topics

NTSE MAT Syllabus

Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Venn Diagrams, Distance and Direction, Ranking and Arrangements, Word Problems, etc

NTSE Science Syllabus

Reproduction, Measurements, Carbon & Compounds, Motion, Force, Work & Energy, Source of Energy, Acid, Base & Salt, Meta & Non-Metals

NTSE Social Science Syllabus

French Revolutions, Indian Freedom Struggle, Indus Valley Civilization, World War I and II, Maps & Globe, Natural Vegetation, Climate, Solar System, Indian Constitution, Indian Government, Judiciary

NTSE Mathematics Syllabus

Number Systems, Arithmetic Progressions, Quadratic Equations, Square Roots, surface Areas, Percentage, Simple & Compound Interest, Triangle, Linear Equations, etc.

2. Prepare Notes

NTSE 2020 preparation can be very fruitful if candidates prepare notes to learn formulas, definitions and equations. Logically, writing down these formulas should help one to learn them easily. Alongside, it is an easy way to carry notes wherever you want instead of carrying the heavy books. At the time of revision you don't have to read the complete chapter, just go through these notes thoroughly to revise the syllabus.

3. Revise Regularly

Revision is an important part of every preparation strategy. Without revision, students can easily forget important facts easily. Hence, it is advised to revise the previously covered syllabus before moving to a new chapter. This will help you to keep a hold on the important topics and save you from the last minute hassles. You can also revise the important topics by solving NTSE 2020 sample papers.

4. Ask the Experts

As candidates have to prepare for NTSE stage 1 along with 10th board syllabus and for stage 2 thereafter, they will not have much time to research on a topic that isn’t simply understood. Candidates should ask friends or someone who is qualified enough to explain it and move on. Check the NTSE Topper's Interview

5. Group Study for NTSE Preparation

Studying with a group of friends is always fun. Students can sit with friends and cousins of the same age and study together. Explaining things to others and listening to other’s points of view offers a rich study experience. This helps in understanding the concepts faster and easier. Alongside, boring topics will become interesting in group study sessions and help students to extend their study schedule longer.

6. Solve NTSE Previous Year's Question Papers

Solving NTSE question papers and sample papers regularly should give you a fair idea of important topics and sections. These previous year's papers will also make students familiar with the exam pattern, marking scheme, duration etc. Students are advised to solve the question papers or NTSE sample papers within the stipulated time. Prioritise your study list accordingly.

7. Exercise and Keep Fit

Small recreational breaks during the study hours for jogging, cycling or a 15-minute round of badminton can help candidates freshen up and be more alert for the next rigorous study session. Also be sure to sleep a lot, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, and smile a lot. These little things will go far in keeping one healthy, confident and relaxed.

Best Books for NTSE Preparation

Apart from NTSE preparation tips, candidates must also know the best books for NTSE 2020. Since NCERT will be conducting the exam, a thorough revision of the textbooks should be helpful. However, one has to be selective while studying these books as not all topics might be important from NTSE point of view. Instead, candidates may pick up focused NTSE 2020 study material that has been developed to highlight the topics that are more important for this particular exam. Find the syllabus of NTSE 2019 below to know the topics covered in the exam.

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when would come keralas ntse result????

anurag khanna 29th Feb, 2020

Hi Sahana,

Result for NTSE Kerala stage-1 is scheduled to be declared in the second week of February. SCERT (State Council of Educational Research and Training) has released the merit list of candidates who are qualified for stage-2.

You can check out that merit list by clicking on given link :

Link :- Merit list of NTSE Kerala 2020 (http://www.scert.kerala.gov.in/images/2020/ntse%20stage%201%20result%20on%20web%202019-20.pdf)

For more details about NTSE Kerala you can go through this article .

Hope this helps you.

Good Luck!!


ntse result of kerala??plsss say the exact date

Prakarsh Kaushik 28th Feb, 2020


The National Talent Search Examination ( NTSE ) is a National Level scholarship program in India to identify and nurture talented students. It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship for the entire Academic Career.

The result of NTSE Kerala 2020 will be declared  by end of February or first week of March 2020. Students will be able to check NTSE Kerala result 2020 from the official website by clicking at this link - http://scert.kerala.gov.in/

Click at this link to know more about NTSE Kerala- https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-kerala-result

Hope this was helpful.

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ntse result of kerala have been published

AYAN MULLA 28th Feb, 2020

The NTSE result of kerala was supposed to published during the second week of february but it wasn't.
its not the case of your satte alone there are many other states whose result are still pending.
Ill attach a link here where you can find the cutoffs of all the states and ill even provide a link of expected marks in terms of previous year analysis.


i am chack my ntse result my sheet no.is 39207107047

Manisha Gupta Expert 28th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Kindly mention here the state, You are asking about NTSE result so that I can provide you the information related result.

Good Luck!


where can i check ntse madhya Pradesh result 2020 stage 1

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 28th Feb, 2020


NTSE Madhya  Pradesh results will be declared by Rajya Shiksha Kendra in pdf format mentioning the personal details  such as name, roll number etc and exam related details such as total marks, SAT and MAT scores. The tentative date for announcement of result is March'2020.

You can stay updated at the official website at mponline.gov.in

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