NTSE Question Papers 2020
Dinesh Goyal, 28 Aug 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Question Papers 2020 – The stage I question papers of NTSE will be released in the month of November 2019 by SCERT/DoE of respective states. Students can download NTSE previous year question paper of Odisha, Kerala, Maharashtra, etc, in this article. NTSE stage 1 question papers are useful to prepare for both the stages of the exam. These NTSE question papers make candidates aware of the exam pattern, important topics and difficulty level of the exam. They can also analyze their performance level by solving the question papers. NTSE Question Papers 2020 will be available in online mode on the official websites of respective SCERTs. Most of the renowned Institutes also provide the NTSE question papers along with answer key and solutions. Students can also download the previous year NTSE papers to practice for NTSE exam. 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.

How to download NTSE Question Papers 2020?

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.

State Wise NTSE Stage 1 Question Papers & Solutions

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 Stage 2 Question Papers 2019

NTSE Stage II question papers 2020 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:

Question Paper Link
Answer Key


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NTSE Question Papers 2018 With Answer Keys

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NTSE MAT Stage 2 Question Paper With Solutions
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NTSE 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 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.

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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how to apply ntse form for class 10

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019


If you are in class 10 at present in 2019-20 session, than you have lost the chance. The application form was available in month of august or september. The exam will be in month of november.

Please go through this article on this link for more detail


Hope it helps


from where can i get the form of ntse in Gaya,Bihar

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019


NTSE BIHAR APPLICATION form released on September 6th in online mode.And last date for application form submission was 30th September 2019 for stage 1 EXAMINATION.You can't fill application form now..

For more details regarding NTSE BIHAR 2020 EXAMINATION visit below link;




Manisha Gupta Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

The application forms of NTSE 2020 has been released by Jharkhand, J&K, Punjab and most other states. You can check the state wise application link to go through with the given below link.


Good Luck!


what is the expected cut off of Punjab

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

cutoff marks changes every year and it depends on different fact, like number of participants, question difficulty level, seat matrix etc. please follow the below link to know about previous years cutoff,



which are the syllabus for ntse exam.

Manisha Gupta Expert 11th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

NTSE has two parts that are SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and MAT (Mental Ability Test). The MAT section will test students on their thinking ability, Reasoning etc. while the SAT is further divided into three sub-sections namely Science, Maths and Social Science.

To check the complete syllabus you can go through with the given below link.


Good Luck!

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