NTSE Punjab Question Papers 2020
Updated on Nov 8, 2019 - 2:43 p.m. IST by Maniprabha.singh

NTSE Punjab Question Papers 2020– SCERT Punjab has released the question papers of NTSE Stage I 2020 on November 7, 2019. Students can download the NTSE Punjab question papers 2020 along with the answer keys from ssapunjab.org. NTSE Punjab 2020 was conducted on November 3, 2019. NTSE Punjab question papers will be created as per the pattern and syllabus of NTSE Stage 1. Hence, students can use these papers to understand the right exam pattern, important topics, difficulty level and marking scheme. Students are advised to solve the previous year's NTSE Punjab question papers to improve the level of their preparation. Stay connected to download the official NTSE Punjab question papers 2020.

Latest- NTSE Punjab 2020 question papers and answer keys have been released. Check NTSE Punjab Answer key 2020.

How to download NTSE Punjab Question Papers 2020

Students must follow the steps mentioned below to download and practice the Punjab NTSE question papers:

  • Click on the NTSE Punjab sample papers link below.

  • A new window will appear on the screen.

  • Click on "Download" to download the sample papers.

Students should note that they can download the NTSE Punjab sample papers as many times they want.

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Download Official NTSE Punjab Question Paper 2020

YearQuestion Paper Link
NTSE Punjab 2020 Stage 1Download Here

NTSE Punjab Mock Test 2020

SCERT, Punjab also has released an NTSE mock test on the official website. Students can download the Punjab NTSE mock test by clicking the link below. This mock test comprises the sample questions for NTSE Punjab 2020. Solve the same to be prepared for the final exam day.

NTSE Punjab Mock Test 2019

Exam YearDownload Punjab NTSE Mock Test Links
NTSE Punjab 2018Click Here
NTSE Punjab 2019Click Here

Previous Year's NTSE Punjab Question Papers by FIITJEE

Coaching institutes release the NTSE Stage 1 question papers along with the answer keys. As the answer keys will be released on the same day, students can check their scores before the release of the NTSE Punjab Result.

ExamQuestion Paper & Answer Key
NTSE Punjab Stage I 2018-19Download MAT Paper & Key Here
Download SAT Paper & key Here
NTSE Punjab 2017-18 (Stage-I)Download Paper & key Here
NTSE Punjab 2016-17 (Stage-I)Download Paper & Key Here

NTSE Punjab 2020 Exam Pattern

To make the most of the preparation with papers, students should be well aware of the NTSE Punjab exam pattern and syllabus. Because SCERT Punjab will follow the same to create the question papers-

  • NTSE Punjab 2020 (Stage 1) will have questions in English and Punjabi language.
  • There will be two papers– MAT (Mental Ability Test) and SAT (Scholastic Ability Test).
  • A total of 100 questions of 1 mark will be asked in each paper.
  • Students have to solve 100 questions in 120 minutes (2 hours).
  • There will be no negative marking.

Before solving the papers, it is suggested to cover the entire Class 9th and PSEB 10th Syllabus.

NTSE Punjab 2020- Important Topics

NTSE Punjab stage 1 question papers contain questions from the given topics. Students must also familiarise themselves with the NTSE Syllabus which is provided below-


Important topics

Mental Ability Test

Verbal Reasoning

  • Alphabetic test
  • Analytic and arithmetic reasoning
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Word Sequences
  • Blood relations
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Coding-decoding
  • Clock Problem, etc

Non-verbal Reasoning

  • Analogy
  • Embedded figures
  • Mirror Images
  • Cutting/ Folding Paper
  • Problesm on Dice & Cubes
  • Dot fixing situation, etc

Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)


  • Algebra-expressions
  • Arithmetic progression
  • Number System
  • Circles
  • Linear Equations
  • Surface Area & Volume
  • Square & Cube Root
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Probability, etc


  • Acid, bases and salts,
  • Carbon and its compounds
  • Diversity in living organisms
  • Fibers and plastics
  • Structure of Atom
  • Metal & Non-Metals
  • Light
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • Food production and management
  • Periodic classification of elements, etc

Social sciences

  • Indus Valley Civilisation
  • New Empires & kingdoms
  • Movements and social reforms
  • The Mauryas
  • Mughal Empire
  • Revolt of 1857
  • India & its neighboring countries
  • Judiciary
  • UN & other international agencies
  • Democracy
  • Agriculture
  • Natural Vegetation
  • Solar System
  • Enviornment of India
  • Maps & Globe
  • Resources, etc

How to Prepare With Previous Years' NTSE Punjab Question Papers useful?

There are several benefits of the NTSE Punjab question papers once downloaded. besides, knowing the performance in the final exam, students can download the previous year's NTSE Punjab question papers and answer keys to strengthen your exam preparation. Check what steps to be considered by while preparing from last year's NTSE Question papers.

  • Download the NTSE Punjab question papers from the above links and analyse the same to know the difficulty level of the question papers and important topics on which questions were asked.

  • Finish one NTSE Punjab question paper in the prescribed time to check your problem-solving speed. With the information, students can work on time management by solving maximum number questions.

  • After solving a paper, match your answers with the given NTSE Punjab answer key. This will help students to know their estimate scores.

  • Following the same will also help in figuring out the strong and weak sections. Afterwards, work on the tough sections more in order to improve the overall scores.

  • Solve as many sample papers or last year's NTSE Punjab question papers till you achieve the minimum NTSE Punjab cut off.

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I am getting 179 marks in NTSE stage 1 2019-20 in madhya pradesh, will it be enough to get qualified for stage 2 i am a general candidate. Also please tell me when the result for madhya pradsh NTSE will be declared.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 23rd Feb, 2020


the results likely to be announced at the end of month of february, however the decision is totally depends on exam authority.

see cutoff score changes year to year and depends on various factors like number of participants, question level difficulty etc.

the expected cutoff is according to category wise as follows,

General  173-183

Scheduled Caste  149-159

Scheduled Tribe  132-142

Physically Handicapped  125-135

OBC  164-174


is the Ntse result of Maharashtra declared???2019-20

Pushpa 22nd Feb, 2020


Stage one exam was held on November 17, 2019

NTSE results of maharashtra will be declared last week of february 2020.

follow the following for regular updates https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-maharashtra-result


Is Quantitative Ability going to be included in NTSE from 2021?

Nikhitha Sai 22nd Feb, 2020

Hello aspirant. Every year NTSE doesn't release any syllabus in specific. As in nothing called official syllabus will be released. Basically 2 papers. MAT and SAT. MaaT usually itself will be based on quantum logic and reasoning. SAT consists of maths, science and social. NCERT books of class 9th and 10th, preparing them would be more than enough.

Nothing called quantitative ability in specific. Already embedded inside MAT part

Hope this helps




Is Quantitative Aptitude going to be included in NTSE from 2021

Swati Umang 22nd Feb, 2020

Hello! Hope you are doing good

The National Talent Search Examination is a prestigious talent based evaluation system designed for Class X students. It helps the students analyze their strength and weaknesses. Every year lakhs of students students appear for the exam of which 1000 are awarded with scholarship, 775 being from general quota. The Central government awards scholarships to NTSE scholars for pursuing studies in sciences and social sciences up till doctoral level.

Quantitative aptitude is a part of MAT, which is still in the syllabus. Please refer the following link for the syllabus: https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-syllabus

All the best

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hi , myis Karnataka ntse stage-1 cut off marks published ? --padmanabha

Sujatha Venkat 21st Feb, 2020

Hello  Aspirant,

NTSE karnataka results are out. You can visit the below link and check for your roll number in the merit list. In that list all the selected students roll numbers will be given :


Hope this is useful

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