NTSE Rajasthan 2020
Maniprabha.singh, 18 Jul 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Rajasthan 2020- NCERT has release the exam dates for NTSE examinations. The stage 1 will be held on November 3, 2019 and the stage 2 exam will be conducted on May 10, 2020. Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan will release the NTSE 2020 Stage 1 Notification online in August 2019. The application and notification will be updated on rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in. Students of Class 10th can apply for NTSE Stage 1 exam. Eligible students will be able to apply for NTSE Rajasthan 2020 till the second week of September 2019. NTSE Stage 1 is the stage level talent search examination. The application fee is Rs. 200/- (Rs. 140/- for SC/ST). Only Stage 1 qualifiers will be able to appear in NTSE 2020 (Stage 2), conducted by NCERT. Read the article to know complete details of NTSE Rajasthan 2020 dates, eligibility, application, pattern and more.

National Talent Search Examination is a two-stage scholarship exam. Stage 1 is conducted at state-level and Stage 2 is conducted at the national level. National Talent Search Exam contains two sections that are the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

NTSE Rajasthan 2020 Highlights

Name of the Examination

National Talent Search Examination


NTSE Rajasthan

Conducted By

Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan

Eligibility Criteria

55% for the Class X general students, 50 % for the reserved category students.

Mode of Examination

Pen and Paper

Medium of Examination

Hindi or English

Rajasthan NTSE 2020 Important Dates

Below check the tentative NTSE 2020 exam dates. The final dates will be released along with the official notification. All the dates will be created on the basis of last year’s schedule.

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Rajasthan NTSE Dates

Start of Application Process

4th week of August 2019

Last date to submit forms (without late fee)

2nd week of September 2019

Deadline to submit NTSE Rajasthan forms (with late fee)

4th week of September 2019

Release of the Admit Card Online

3rd week of October 2019

NTSE Rajasthan 2020 Exam Date

November 3, 2019

Declaration of Rajasthan NTSE Result

2nd week of February 2020

NTSE Rajasthan cutoff release date

2nd week of February 2020

Release of NTSE Rajasthan result (revised)

2nd week of April 2020

NTSE Stage 2 Exam Date

May 10, 2020

Release of Stage II answer keys
Last week of May 2020
Stage 2 Result Date
September 2020

NTSE Rajasthan 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Only students who satisfy the NTSE eligibility criteria will be able to apply for Rajasthan NTSE 2020. Below are the eligibility tems-

  • Students studying in Class X who secured 55% marks in their Class IX in the subjects of English, Hindi, Science, Social Science and Sanskrit or third language.

  • The minimum marks for reserved category students is 50% marks.

  • Only regular students can submit the NTSE Rajasthan Stage 1 Applications.

NTSE Rajasthan 2020 Application Fee

Students will be able to access the NTSE 2020 application form for Rajasthan on its official website rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in. Schools affiliated to the Rajasthan board can apply online. However, students can directly download the NTSE Rajasthan application forms pdf from the official website and send the filled form and fee payment receipt to the Head/Principal of the institute. Students are advised to fill the correct and valid details in the Rajasthan NTSE applications. Any misleading information may lead to the cancelation of the forms. Below are the NTSE application fee details-

To apply for other pre-matric and post-matric scholarships, check National Scholarship Portal

Rajasthan NTSE 2020 Application Fee


Without Late Fee

With Late Fee


Rs. 200/-

Rs. 250/-


Rs. 140/-

Rs. 180/-

NTSE Rajasthan Admit Card 2020

The stage 1 NTSE 2020 admit card will be issued by the Board in the last week of October 2019. Students can collect the Rajasthan NTSE 2020 admit card from their respective schools. Without the admit card, no student will be allowed to enter into the examination hall. The admit card will reveal the details of the NTSE exam centre details. Also, the admit card is treated as ID proof of applicants.

Rajasthan NTSE 2020 Exam Pattern

Below are the NTSE 2020 Exam Pattern highlights that students should keep in mind while preparing for the NTSE Stage 1 examination-

  • In both the stages of the exam, the question paper is divided into 2 sections - MAT & SAT.

  • There would be no negative marking.

  • Each question carries 01 mark.

  • The test medium will be English & Hindi.


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration (Minutes)





SAT- Maths, Science and Social Science




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Rajasthan NTSE Syllabus 2020

To qualify the NTSE Stage 1 Rajasthan exam, students must have complete details of NTSE Syllabus 2020. The board doesn’t prescribe any specific syllabus for NTSE. However, as per the last year question paper, the topics were asked from the Rajasthan Board 10th Syllabus & Class 9th syllabus-



Important Topics

Mental Ability Test

Verbal Reasoning test:

Alphabet Test, Analogy, Analytical Reasoning, Arithmetic Reasoning Test, Blood Relations, Classification, Coding-decoding,Direction Sense Test, Inserting a missing character, logical sequencing of words, Logical Venn Diagram, Mathematical Operations, Clocks, Puzzle test, Series completion Test, Tests, Verification of truth of the statements.

Non-verbal Reasoning:

Analogy, Analytical Reasoning, Classification, Dot fixing situation, Embedded Figure, folding paper cutting, Incomplete figures, Mirror images, Problems on cubes and dice, series, Transparent paper folding, Water images.

Scholastic Ability Test


Algebra, Arithmetic progression, basic geometry, coordinated geometry, direct and inverse variation, linear equation, number system, probability, simple and compound interest, roots, triangle and trigonometry, statistics, surface area and volume.


Acid, bases and salts, air, carbon and its compounds, fibers and plastics, food production and management, light, magnetism and electricity, measurement, metals and non-metals, periodic classification of elements, physical and chemical changes, source of energy.

Social Sciences

Culture, science and literature, early medieval periods, Indus valley civilization, Introduction of ancient Indian History, Jainism, Buddhism, medieval architecture and culture, national movement, popular movements and social reforms, revolt of 1857, The Mauryas, Mughal Empire, Vedic period.

Democracy, Diversity and livelihood, Economic presence of the government, India and its neighbouring countries, state government, judiciary, UN and other International Agencies, Union government.

Agriculture, Atmosphere, industries, internal structure of earth and rocks, major domains and landforms, maps and globe, motion of the earth, natural vegetation, solar system

NTSE Rajasthan Previous Years Questions Papers

  • Solving the previous year's papers is an effective way to know the NTSE pattern, syllabus and marking scheme of the stage 1 exam.

  • The question papers have two sections that are MAT (Mental Ability Test) and SAT (Scholastic Ability Test). Both sections are equally important to qualify the Rajasthan NTSE.

  • Solving NTSE previous years question papers help students to check their academic ability. Alongside, try to solve these question papers in speculated time to increase the problem-solving speed.

  • These question papers can also be treated as NTSE Sample Papers.

NTSE Rajasthan 2020 Answer Key

The official Answer Key of NTSE Rajasthan has been published by the Secondary Board of Education, Rajasthan on their official website. Rajasthan NTSE 2020 answer key carries the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam. Candidates can use this answer key to compare their answers with the correct ones and calculate their probable score.

Also read, How to Prepare for NTSE 2020

NTSE Rajasthan Result 2020

The stage 1 result along with the cut off marks for Rajasthan NTSE 2020 will be released in the month of February. The NTSE result will be released in a pdf format containing the name and marks of schortlisted candidates. Students who appeared for NTSE Rajasthan can check the result by searching their names on the merit list. Only qualified candidates will be able to appear in NTSE Stage 2 exam, to be held in May 2020. The final NTSE stage 2 result will be published in September 2020 on the official website of NCERT.

NTSE Rajasthan Cut off

NTSE Cut off marks are the minimum marks that students should attain in the exam. NTSE 2020 cut off is different for stage 1 & stage 2. Below is the NTSE Stage 1 Cut off of previous year-

List of Category-wise cut off of NTSE Rajasthan, 2018-19 is given below.


Cutoff Marks









NTSE Scholarship 2020

After qualifying the NTSE Stage 2 exam with minimum marks, students will receive the given scholarship amount-

Education Level

Scholarship Amount

Classes 11th to 12th

Rs. 1,250




Rs. 2,000


As per UGC norm

NTSE Rajasthan 2019-20 Reservation Criteria

The reservation criteria for NTSE stage 1 Rajasthan is as follows:


Reservation Criteria

Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Physically Handicapped



26.5% of 1000

Liaison Officer Details-

The applicants are requested to refer/consult state liaison officer for the test. Rajasthan’s liaisons officer is Mr. Rajendra Kumar Saxena, Assistance Director- Exams of Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer, Rajasthan-305001

Contact No: Fax- 0145-2632877


Email id- [email protected]

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