NTSE Question Papers 2020
Dinesh Goyal, 02 Nov 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Question Papers 2020 – SCERTs/DGEs of Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry have been released NTSE 2020 question papers for stage 1 exam. The NTSE question papers 2020 are released online for MAT and SAT exam held on November 3, 2019. Along with the NTSE question papers, they have also released the answer keys. Official NTSE stage I question papers 2020 for other states will be released in the month of November 2019 by SCERT/DoE of respective states. The NTSE Stage I exam has been conducted on November 2, 3 and 17 respectively. These NTSE question papers 2020 will make the candidates aware of the exam pattern, important topics and difficulty level of the exam. Students can download the state-wise previous year's NTSE question paper using the links provided on this page. Students can prepare for the NTSE stage II exam which is scheduled to be conducted on May 10, 2020, by using the last year's NTSE question papers. NCERT will release the NTSE stage 2 question papers in the month of May 2020. Download NTSE question papers 2020 for both the stages below.
Latest- Check NTSE 2020 Answer Key to download stage I question papers along with the answer keys and solution.

Download NTSE Question Papers 2020 & Solutions (State-wise)

How to download NTSE Question Papers 2020 PDF?

Follow the below-mentioned steps to download the previous year question papers of NTSE.

  • Click on the links of the question papers provided below.
  • Enter your login credentials and log in using your user id and password.
  • Now start downloading the question papers which can be accessed in a pdf format.
  • Take a print of NTSE question papers for the convenience and start solving them. Students can also save the previous year question papers in the form of softcopy in their phones/laptops.

Previous Years' NTSE Question Papers- Important Points

While solving the NTSE question papers, candidates can analyse their strong and weak areas and subsequently work upon them. They must also practice and solve the question paper in the mentioned time without compromising on the accuracy. The direct links to download previous year NTSE question papers have been provided below. NTSE Sample papers are also helpful for candidates to practice with the types of questions asked in the exam. Go through the important points which should be kept in mind while solving question papers of NTSE.

  • The question papers of NTSE are meant to give the trend of the questions being asked in the exam. This way candidates will know which topics to emphasize on.

  • Candidates will be able to work on their shortcomings with regular practice of previous year NTSE question papers.

  • Previous years' NTSE papers are also meant to allow candidates to work on their speed, efficiency and time management skills which are extremely important while appearing in the exam.

  • Use NTSE Answer Key to calculate the probable score and compare it with NTSE cutoff marks to know the chances of selection.

NTSE Question Papers 2020 for Stage 2

NTSE question papers for Stage II will be released by NCERT a few days after the exam. NTSE Stage II will be conducted on May 10, 2020. The table given below provides the link to download NTSE question papers of 2019 exam. Candidates can download MAT, SAT question papers along with answer key and Solution using these links:

Last Year's NTSE Papers (Stage 2)

Question Paper Link
Answer Key


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NTSE 2020 Marking scheme

After solving the question papers candidates should follow the marking scheme of NTSE to count the marks, which is explained in the image below:

For correct answer
1 will be added
For the wrong answer
0 mark
For unattempted question
No mark

NTSE 2020 Syllabus

  • It is mandatory to go through the syllabus of NTSE to prepare for the exam. Candidates should practise these NTSE question papers 2020 after covering the syllabus.
  • NCERT prescribes the specific syllabus for NTSE exam which is based on NCERT syllabus of class 9 and 10.
  • NTSE Syllabus is divided into two sections: MAT and SAT.
  • MAT consists of different topics on verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning.
  • SAT includes the topics from Maths, Science and Social Science Syllabus of 9th and 10th class.
  • Read NTSE Exam Analysis 2019 to know about the subject-wise and Section-wise weightage.

NTSE Result 2020

All states will release stage 2 result in the month of January 2020. Students will be able to check their name and roll number in the result file. Approximately 8000 students were will be selected for Stage II, to be held on May 10, 2020.

NTSE Cut off 2020

The cutoff marks are the minimum marks that students should obtain in the NTSE exam to qualify both the stages. SCERT/Education departments of all states will release the state-wise cutoff along with the result. The cut off depends on various factors including difficulty level of NTSE question papers 2020, state quota and more.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Question Papers 2020

Question: Where can I download Official NTSE 2020 question papers?


NCERT and SCERT of the states release the NTSE Stage 1 & 2 question papers on their respective official website. You can also download the same using the links given above.

Question: How many questions are asked from class 9 and 10 syllabus?


SCERTs and NCERT design the question paper of both the stages respectively. There is no provision regarding the number of questions from 9th and 10th class syllabus. Check the NTSE Exam Analysis 2019 to know about the subject and class-wise weightage of the exam.

Question: What is the difference between the NTSE Stage 1 and 2 question paper?


There is not much difference between both as the Syllabus and exam pattern will be the same. There will be a slight difference between the difficulty level of both NTSE question papers.  

Question: Which type of questions are asked in NTSE?


The NTSE question paper is divided into two parts namely MAT and SAT both of 100 marks each. Questions are generally asked from Class 9 and 10 syllabus.

Question: Which books should be referred for NTSE preparation?


Students are advised to refer to the NCERT books for the preparation of 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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