NTSE Punjab 2020
Dinesh Goyal, 20 Oct 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Punjab 2020 - The admit card of Punjab NTSE 2020 for stage 1 has been released online on October 15, 2019. Schools can download the NTSE Punjab admit card 2020 by entering username and password. Students can collect the admit card from their respective schools. The NTSE Punjab application last date has been concluded. NTSE Punjab 2020 stage 1 exam will be held on November 3, 2019, in offline mode. SCERT provides proper study material, test papers, mock test papers to help students preparing for NTSE exam. NTSE Punjab 2020 result will be declared in the last week of January 2020. Around 190 selected students will go for stage 2 NTSE 2020 exam conducted by NCERT and finally selected ones, will be able to get scholarships. Read more to know about NTSE Punjab 2020, dates, application form, Admit card, syllabus, result and cutoff etc.

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  • NTSE Punjab 2020 Admit card has been released online. Click here to download.
  • NTSE Punjab Mock test has been released online. Click here to download
  • Click here to read the NTSE Punjab 2020 guidelines.

Punjab NTSE 2020 important dates

To know about all the events of Punjab NTSE stage 1 exam Check NTSE important dates in the table given below:

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NTSE Punjab Registration start date

September 10, 2019

Last date to submit application

October 10, 2019

Stage 1 Admit card date

October 15, 2019

Punjab NTSE Mock Test and answer key date

Last week of October 2019

NTSE Punjab 2020 Exam Date(Stage 1)

November 3, 2019

NTSE stage 1 answer key date

First week of December 2019

NTSE Punjab Result & Cutoff date

Last week of January 2020

Stage 2 NTSE Admit card date

April 2020

NTSE Final exam date

May 10, 2020

Final NTSE Result date

September 2020

NTSE Punjab 2020 Admit card

SCERT Punjab has released the NTSE Punjab admit card 2020 for stage 1 exam in online mode which can be downloaded through school logins only. Students can collect their NTSE 2020 admit card from October 15, 2019 from respective schools. The NTSE Punjab admit card will contain the details of students and exam center address along with the roll number. This hall ticket is mandatory to carry to exam hall else student will not be allowed to sit for Punjab NTSE.

NTSE Punjab 2020 Syllabus

  • SCERT prescribed no NTSE syllabus for stage 1 exam however the level of questions will be based on class 9 and 10.

  • MAT section consists of questions from verbal and non-verbal reasoning to test student’s problem-solving skills.

  • SAT section comprises the questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, History, Geography, Political Science.

  • The questions will be asked from class 9 and class 10 PSEB Syllabus and CBSE syllabus.

NTSE 2020 Exam Pattern

  • NTSE exam is conducted for a total of 200 marks consisting of 200 questions.
  • The duration of NTSE Punjab exam is 240 minutes in total for MAT and SAT.
  • As per NTSE Punjab 2020 exam pattern, section-wise distributions of SAT exam is tabulated below:


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Political Science




NTSE Punjab 2020 mock test

SCERT Punjab has released the NTSE Punjab mock tests for the stage 1 exam to help students to prepare well. Students can download the same through the official website and practice with it. Next day, SCERT will release the answer key of mock test. Download the same and match answers with the solved ones. Candidates can also download NTSE Punjab question papers to practise with previous year test papers. In such a way, students will be able to analyze their preparation level and they can work to improve their shortcomings.

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How to prepare for NTSE Punjab 2020?

According to Nelson Mandela, “It always seems impossible until it’s done”. So students should stay calm and concentrate on preparation. Here we have compiled some preparation tips & tricks recommended by NTSE Toppers and exam experts:

  • Knowing syllabus, exam pattern, marking scheme is the crucial step to prepare for NTSE Punjab 2020.

  • Instead of cramming, grasp the concepts with the help of teachers to keep concepts remembered.

  • Read NCERT books and other best books for NTSE to ace the exam.

  • Prepare for MAT section with the help of mentor or teacher and for SAT section, students can prepare along with regular study as the syllabus is almost the same for both. They should read class 9 books also to prepare well for the SAT section.

  • Practise with NTSE sample papers to know about marking scheme, types and number of questions asked and evaluate preparation level.

  • Do not panic and take proper diet and sleep to keep the mind fresh.

NTSE Punjab 2020 Answer Key

SCERT publishes the official answer key of Punjab NTSE stage 1 in online mode. It will be made available through the official website in the first week of December 2019. NTSE answer key comprises the answers to all the questions asked. Students can visit: ssapunjab.org to download official answer key. Using it they can calculate probable score and match with NTSE cutoff to know the chances of their selection.

NTSE Punjab 2020 Reservation system

NCERT determined the reservation criteria for scholarships which is followed by all the states/UTs. SCERT select students based on the following reservation criteria:

  • 15% for SC

  • 7.5% for ST

  • 27% for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

  • 4% for PH

NTSE Punjab 2020 Cutoff

SCERT will release the cutoff marks for NTSE Punjab 2020 in the Last week of January 2020. The cutoff is published for all category candidates which is based on various predetermined factors. These are the marks that are mandatory to score to get selected for stage 2 exam. Students can check previous year’s cutoff marks and get an estimate about this year cutoff using the link given above.

NTSE Punjab Result 2020

Along with cutoff, SCERT also releases the result of stage 1 NTSE Punjab 2020. The result will be released on official website. Students can download their NTSE result in form of pdf file. Overall result file will contain the result of all the students appeared for the exam and merit list mentions selected students’ basic details along with other details.

NTSE 2020 Scholarships

Around 190 candidates are selected for the second stage of the NTSE and after the declaration of NTSE stage 2 result, finally selected students will be able to avail scholarships at different levels as given below:

Education level

Scholarship Amount

Classes 11th to 12th

Rs. 1,250 per month

UG and PG

Rs. 2,000 per month


As per UGC norms.

NTSE Punjab 2020 Eligibility Criteria

A student must check the detailed eligibility criteria before filling the application form as SCERT can reject any application if a student is found ineligible. Go through the NTSE eligibility criteria.

  • Students must have scored 70% marks in aggregate in class 9 exams whereas SC/ST/PH students can apply with 55% marks only.

  • Only class 10 students are eligible for this exam.

  • A student must be studying in Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kendriya Vidyalaya or a school affiliated with PSEB.

Candidates should also go through and apply for National Scholarship Portal.

Punjab NTSE 2020 Application Form

SCERT releases the application forms for Punjab NTSE in online mode. Students can apply through their schools only on the official portal of the education department. A step by step process is given below to fill the NTSE application form:

  • First of all, The School authority will have to visit the official website: epunjabschool.gov.in and login with school login credentials.

  • On the Dashboard, click on New NTSE Application form and it will lead to the application form.

  • Enter all the details in appropriate fields and upload the required documents.

Application fee: There is no fee to apply for stage 1 NTSE Punjab 2020.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Punjab 2020

Question: Can a student who is from Haryana apply for NTSE Punjab?


The students who are studying in the schools situated in Punjab can apply for NTSE Punjab even if they belong to Haryana.

Question: What is the passing marks for the stage I NTSE Punjab exam?


The candidate must obtain 40% marks in order to qualify the exam. On the other hand, the reserved category students must secure a minimum of 32% marks to get selected in the stage I exam.

Question: How can I clear the NTSE exam?


The students are advised to go through the syllabus of Class 9th and 10th religiously and prepare strategically in order to qualify for the NTSE exam.

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what will expected cutoff of hp ntse stage 1 and what can be date for release of result of this stage in hp

thomas joy 21st Nov, 2019
Hi Samur,
The expected cut off for NTSE 2020 for Himachal Pradesh is 125 -135 for general category and 90 - 100 for OBC. Last year it was 128 for general category and 89 for OBC. SCERT conducts exam for HP.
The result of NTSE will be published in February 2020 and second stage exam will take place on May 10, 2020, and the result will be out by September 2020.

my NTSE expected marks is 165 in Jharkhand, can I will qualify for stage 2 , 2019-2020

Komal Dayanand Gardi 21st Nov, 2019
Hello Abhinav,  Good Afternoon,
As you mentioned,  Your marks are good enough to get selected for next stage.  Because as per the previous year cut offs,  for general category expected cut off marks is 130+
And your score is good enough than this.
I hope it will help you.

i will score 177 marks in ntse stage 1 in punjab . will i be elligible for stage 2

Komal Dayanand Gardi 21st Nov, 2019
Hello Tanish,  Good morning.
Scoring 170+ marks In NTSE is really good thing.  Final results of NTSE stage 1 is not released yet,  But you can predict your chance of selection based on expected cut off marks.  As per these,  The expected cut off for general category is 130-140+ .
So as per this marks,  You will definitely got selected for next stage of NTSE.
So be prepared for stage 2.
Good luck for your next exam.
I hope it will help you more.

I have scored 162 for NTSE Kerala will I be eligible for Stage II?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019

Hello Akshay,

You have not mentioned your category nevertheless the cut off is as follows for each category not NTSE Kerala stage 1 (2019)

General category - 143

OBC - 119

SC- 101.

As you have scored above cut off marks you have good chances of being eligible for stage 2.


Hai i am going to get 157 marks in Stage-I in Andhra pradesh from General Category , what are my chances to stage-II ...Harshaditya

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019


According to our experts the cutoff for NTSE stage 2 for andhra pradesh students for general category will be around 164. You have 157, so it seems you have low chances for getting qualified for satge2 . For more information visit this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-andhra-pradesh-cutoff

Hope it helps

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