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

NTSE Puducherry Answer Key 2020 - DSE, Puducherry has released the revised NTSE Puducherry answer key for Stage 1 exam. Students can check the right answers to each question that was asked in the exam through NTSE Puducherry. The stage 1 NTSE exam was conducted on November 3, 2019. NTSE Puducherry 2020 question papers will comprise of two sections, MAT & SAT. Students can also calculate the probable score before the announcement of the result with the help of the NTSE Puducherry answer key 2020 in pdf format. Click the below link to check the Puducherry NTSE answer Key 2020 pdf. Read further to know how to calculate scores with NTSE Puducherry answer key 2020.
Latest- The download link of Revised NTSE Puducherry answer key and question paper is given below. Download now.

NTSE Puducherry Answer Key 2020- Important Date

The official NTSE 2020 answer key has been released online. Check the respective dates in the given table-



NTSE Puducherry 2020 Stage 1 Exam

November 3, 2019

Release of official NTSE Puducherry Answer Key 2020

November 6, 2019

Revised Answer Key
November 25, 2019

Declaration of NTSE Puducherry 2020 result

First week of January 2020

NTSE Stage II Date

May 10, 2020

Release of NTSE Stage-II Answer Keys
Third week of May 2020

How to download NTSE Puducherry Answer Key 2020?

The answer key for NTSE Puducherry 2020 is available for download now. Follow the given steps to download the NTSE Puducherry 2020 answer key-

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  • A pdf file containing the questions paper and key will appear on the screen.
  • Students should match their responses with the answer key to calculate the expected scores.

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NTSE Puducherry Answer Key 2020- Important Points

Students should consider the following pointers to calculate their marks accurately using Puducherry NTSE answer key 2020-

  • NTSE Puducherry 2020 exam was conducted for a total of 200 marks, 100 for MAT and 100 for the SAT.

  • There are no negative marking in the NTSE exam and each question is worth 1 mark.

  • Calculate marks separately for MAT and SAT and refer to the minimum qualifying scores for both the tests provided in the following section.

  • Next, calculate overall scores and refer to cut off for NTSE Puducherry to check whether the candidate is qualified for stage 2 or not.

How to Calculate Scores with NTSE Puducherry Answer Key 2020?

As per NCERT’s instructions, no negative marking will be done for NTSE 2020 in both stage 1 & stage 2. Each question will be for 1 mark only. To calculate your scores using the NTSE Puducherry answer key 2020, use the following equation.

Marks obtained in MAT and SAT = Total number of correct answers x 1

Overall marks = Marks obtained in MAT+ Marks obtained in SAT

Students calculating their marks using NTSE Puducherry answer key 2020 should also refer to the minimum qualifying marks for the exam.

NTSE Puducherry 2020 Minimum Qualifying Marks

Students can expect cutoff to be released along with the NTSE Puducherry Result, in the month of January 2020. Separate NTSE Puducherry cutoff marks will be issued for general, SC, ST, and PWD categories. Find the minimum qualifying score and NTSE Puducherry cutoff in the table below.

Qualifying scores


General Category candidates

Mental Ability Test- 40 out of 100

Scholastic Ability Test- 40 out of 100

Overall minimum qualifying marks- 80 out of 200

SC, ST, and PH candidates

Mental Ability Test- 32 out of 100

Scholastic Ability Test- 32 out of 100

Overall minimum qualifying marks- 64 out of 200

NTSE Puducherry Cutoff
















NTSE Stage 2 Answer Key 2020

NCERT will conduct the stage 2 examination on May 10, 2020 for all the stage 1 qualifiers. the answer key for Stage 2 to be released after one week of the exam day on the official website, ncert,nic.in. However, a few coaching institutes release the stage 2 answer key on the day of the test. Students do note that the unofficial answer keys released by coaching institutes may or may not match with the final answer key. Also, only rely on the official answer key for checking the expected scores.

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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!

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


when will the answer key for J&K NTSE 2020 be posted ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 3rd Dec, 2019


some of the states has already published the answer key , andhra pradesh, gujrat, haryana , puducherry has already published the keys. ntse stage 2 exam will happen on the month of may 2020, so answer keys will be released before the second stage and you may expect it with in the month of february. however follow official website as well as careers360 website to get upcoming details.


My son is currently in grade 9. Will move on to 10th next year i.e. 2020-21. When can he attempt for NTSE ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 2nd Dec, 2019


ncert in general releases the ntse exam for on the month august .

ntse stage 1 exams was held on on the month of November this year.exams date can be different for different states. the eligibility criteria is Students who are studying in Class 10 from  any recognized school,  students under Open & Distance Learning education board  are also eligible to appear in Stage 1 of NTSE exam.

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