NTSE Puducherry 2020- DSE, Puducherry has released the NTSE Puducherry 2020 result on February 7, 2020. The result is released in the form of merit list of selected students. These students will appear for stage 2 exam to be held on May 10, 2020. Stage 2 NTSE Puducherry 2020 admit cards will be released in the month of April 2020. The final NTSE Puducherry result will be released in the month of August 2020. Finally selected students will be able to avail scholarship amount. 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. Earlier, the authority released the official stage 1 question papers and answer key for Puducherry NTSE 2019-20. A total of 5611 students appeared for the NTSE Puducherry 2020 Stage 1 on November 3, 2019. Students could calculate their NTSE 2020 scores using the answer key. DSE, Puducherry released the NTSE Puducherry application forms in August 2019. Class 10 students had to submit the filled Puducherry NTSE 2020 till September 2019 through schools. Read further for NTSE Puducherry 2020 result, cutoff and more-
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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

February 7, 2020

NTSE Stage II Admit Card Release

April 2020

NTSE 2020 Stage 2 Exam Date

May 10, 2020

NTSE Stage 2 Result

August 2020

NTSE Puducherry 2020 Stage 2 Exam 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.

NTSE Puducherry 2020 Admit Card for Stage 2

NCERT will release NTSE stage 2 admit card for Puducherry and other states in the month of April 2020. Students will be able to download the same from NCERT official website by entering their stage 1 credentials. OBC candidates will have to send their OBC certificate to DSE within 15 days after the declaration of result to be able to download their admit cards for stage 2 exam. 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.

Stage 2 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 the 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 Result 2020

  • The NTSE Puducherry result has been announced online by the exam conducting authority.
  • The stage 1 result is available to download in a PDF file.
  • The file of result contains 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 stage 2 cut off 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 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 issue 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 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 2020 Scholarships Details

NCERT distributes a total of 2,000 scholarships under the NTSE programme. Students who qualify 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.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Puducherry 2020

Question: Where can I register for NTSE 2020 Puducherry exam?


You will have to fill the application forms of NTSE Puducherry through respective schools.

Question: When will I receive my NTSE Puducherry stage 2 admit card?


Selected students will be able to download their admit cards for stage 2 exam in the month of April 2020.

Question: Will I have to register for NTSE stage 2 Puducherry exam?


No, selected students do not need to register separately for the stage 2 exam.

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What is the cutoff of chandigarh ntse this year

sathwika 3rd Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Ntse means National Talent Search Exam which is conducted to give scholarships to the students who are highly taled as government will provide them scholarships as cutoff marks will be based on category and resevations and no.of seats available for the candidates, no.of candidates appeared for the exam and difficulty level of the  question paper ,and previous year cutoff marks are taken into consideration and you should get maximum of 75 percent of the marks to the total marks in ntse of Chandigarh  and  so that study well and work hard to get good marks All the best for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.


Do the NTSE 2020-2021 Postpones this time ?

divya prakash 2nd Apr, 2020
Yes iam ready to accept your conditions and agree to continue the exam


Pankhuri Kumari 2nd Apr, 2020
Hii Abhinay!
The NTSE stage 1, was already conducted in the months of November- December, 2019 in different states. The results are being declared by different states. The stage 2 for NTSE is scheduled to be on 10 May, 2020. Till now, no official statement has been passed for the postponement of the exam. You must keep an eye on the official website for updates.
Hope this helps.
Good luck!

when could be the NTSE stage 2 exam of so after this pandemic?

Sanjeet Sachdeva Student Expert 1st Apr, 2020

Hey there!

Well, there is nothing such mentioned / announced regarding the delay of NTSE stage 2 national level exam. It will be conducted on 10th May, 2020 (if doesn't extends).

For more updates regarding the exams, stay tuned with the link given below


Thank you.



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 !

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