NTSE Puducherry 2020
Maniprabha.singh, 06 Nov 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Puducherry 2020- DSE, Puducherry has released the official question papers and answer key for Puducherry NTSE 2019-20 on schooledn.puducherry.gov.in. A total of 5611 students appeared for the NTSE Puducherry 2020 Stage 1 on November 3, 2019. Students can calculate their scores before the result announcement. NTSE Puducherry 2020 result to be announced in January 2020. Selected students will be called to appear for stage 2, to be conducted on May 10, 2020. A total number of 20 students will be selected for awarding the NTSE scholarship. Students who qualify stage 1 will be called for Stage 2 of NTSE 2020 will receive an amount of Rs. 5,000 as a one-time incentive. DSE, Puducherry has released the on NTSE Puducherry application forms in August 2019. Class 10 students had to submit the filled Puducherry NTSE 2020 till September 2019 through schools. National Talent Search Examination is a national scholarship exam for Class X students. NTSE Puducherry 2020 Stage 1 exam includes the MAT (Mental Ability Test) and the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). Students have to qualify both sections to get selected for Stage II. Read further for NTSE Puducherry 2020 result, cutoff and more-

Latest- Revised Puducherry NTSE 2020 answer key released.

NTSE Puducherry 2020- An Overview

Name of the examination

National Talent Search Examination



Abbreviation used


Level of the exam


Date of exam

November 3, 2019

Conducted by

Directorate of School Education (DSE), Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent

State/UT Liaison Officer &


Dr. J.Krishna Raju

Joint Director

Directorate of School Education,

Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent.

Edn. Complex, Anna Nagar



Mode of Exam

Pen & Paper Mode

Application Process

Online and Offline

Frequency of Exam


Eligibility Criteria

For class 10 students.

Medium of Test


NTSE Puducherry 2020 - Important Dates

Below are the Puducherry NTSE 2020 dates. Students should keep the track of NTSE dates to complete the application process and others on time-

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NTSE Stage 1 Application Start Date

August 2019

Last Date to Apply

1st week of September 2019

Release of Hall Ticket

4th week of October 2019

NTSE Puducherry 2020 Exam Date

November 3, 2019

Release of Answer Key & Question PapersNovember 6, 2019
Revised Answer KeyNovember 25, 2019

Declaration of Result

January 2020

NTSE Stage II Admit Card Release

April 2020

NTSE 2020 Stage 2 Exam Date

May 10, 2020

NTSE Stage 2 Result

September 2020

NTSE Puducherry 2020 Answer Key

The exam authority has released the NTSE Puducherry 2020 answer key for stage 1. Students will be able to check the right answer to each question in the answer keys. Besides, students can also calculate their expected scores with the help of answer keys. Official NTSE Puducherry answer key was released online on the website, schooledn.py.gov.in. Puducherry NTSE 2020 answer key is available in pdf format.

NTSE Puducherry Result 2020

The NTSE Puducherry result will be announced online by the exam conducting authority. The stage 1 result will be available to download in a PDF file. The result file will contain the name, scores and school details of shortlisted candidates in NTSE 2020 result. Only shortlisted candidates will be able to appear in the stage 2 exam, to be conducted on May 10, 2020. NCERT will declare the NTSE Stage 2 result on its official website.

NTSE Puducherry 2020 Cutoff

The cut off marks are the minimum marks that students must attain in the NTSE exam to get shortlisted for stage 2 exam. NTSE cut off will be released state-wise while the stage 2 cut will be issued by the NCERT. NTSE Puducherry 2020 cut off will be different for different categories. Check the previous year cut off in the tables below.

NTSE Puducherry 2019 Cut Off


NTSE Previous Year's Cut off









NTSE 2020 Scholarships Details

NCERT distributes a total of 2,000 scholarships under NTSE programme. Students who qualify the both stage 1 & stage 2 exams will receive the NTSE Scholarship amount after the verification of candidature. Eligible students can receive the scholarship till their last year of professional graduation or Ph.D.

NTSE Puducherry 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Only eligible candidates are allowed to submit the NTSE forms. Hence, aspirants should check the complete NTSE eligibility criteria before applying for the Puducherry NTSE exam. Below are some important terms of eligibility-

  • Students of Indian nationality are allowed to apply for the examination.

  • Only class 10 students who are studying in the schools of Puducherry in the current academic year (2019-20) are eligible to apply for NTSE Puducherry 2020.

  • Besides, students have secured at least 60% marks in Class 9th annual exams.

  • Students have to obtain a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent for renewal of scholarship every year.

  • NMMS scholarship holders are also eligible to appear for the exam.

NTSE Puducherry 2020 Application Form

Department of Education, Puducherry will issued the NTSE application forms online in the first week of August 2019. Students who meet the above eligibility criteria, can apply for NTSE Puducherry NTSE 2020. The applications can also be submitted through the respective schools in the offline mode. The last date to submit the completely filled and attested application form to the state liaison officer till the first week of September 2019. Check the below given steps to apply for NTSE Puducherry 2020

How to fill NTSE Puducherry Application forms?

  • Click the above link or visit the official website of DSE, Puducherry to download the NTSE forms.

  • The application forms will also be available at the schools. Students should get the forms free of cost.

  • After getting the NTSE Puducherry Application form, fill the form with correct and relevant information such as Name, School Details, Address, Contact information and more.

  • Attach the necessary documents including the photograph, income certificate, caste certificate and get the form attested by the head of the institution/ school.

  • Now, submit the form to the head of the institution or state liaison officer. The address of state liaison officer is provided above.

To apply for Pre-Matric scholarship, check National Scholarship Portal 2019

Documents Required for NTSE Registration

  • Passport-sized, coloured photographs in the school uniform.

  • Attested copy of caste reservation certificate for reserved categories (SC/ ST/ PH)

NTSE Puducherry 2020 Admit Card

Students who submit the application form before the last date will be able to collect their admit card in the last week of October 2019. NTSE 2020 Admit card will contain the details of candidates and exam information including the exam date, time and venue details. Students must bring their Puducherry NTSE Admit Card while appearing in the test else they won’t be allowed to enter the exam hall.

NTSE Puducherry 2020 Exam Pattern

Students preparing for the exam should be aware of NTSE 2020 exam pattern. Refer to the given details to know total marks, test duration, type of question asked-

  • The test will be held in pen and paper mode.

  • There will be two paper MAT & SAT

  • All the questions will be of objective type

  • There will be no negative marking.


Number of Question

Marks Allotted

Time duration

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

100 questions

1 mark/ ques

120 minutes

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100 questions



Social Science-40)

1 mark/ ques

120 minutes

NTSE Puducherry 2020 Syllabus

The exam authority does not specify any syllabus for NTSE stage 1. However, students are suggested to follow the Class 9th & CBSE Class 10th syllabus to prepare for NTSE exam. If your school is affiliated to the state board, then follow the state board class 9th and class 10th syllabus for SAT preparation. However, questions in MAT section will be related to reasoning section. NTSE Syllabus for stage 2 will be similar however, for stage 2 students have to only follow NCERT syllabus.

Important topics of MAT

  • Logical Venn diagrams

  • Arithmetical reasoning test

  • Problems on clocks

  • Coding- Decoding

  • Arithmetical reasoning test

NTSE Puducherry 2020 Preparation

To prepare for Puducherry NTSE 2020, one must first go through the entire examination pattern and syllabus. After knowing the important sections, follow the given steps of NTSE preparation to score well in the exam-

  1. Make short notes while studying a topic or section.

  2. Students preparing for the exam should include the NTSE sample papers and previous year question papers in their preparation material. They should practice at least two tests in a week.

  3. Consult with teachers or experts to know the best way to solve questions.

  4. Refer to the NTSE preparation books that are available online and offline at a bookstore, to add value in your preparation.

  5. Instead of spending time on social media, make a proper study schedule and adhere to it.

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Questions related to NTSE

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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
Exam Dates Mar – Apr 2020
Result Declaration Apr 2020




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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