NTSE Sample Papers 2020
Updated on Nov 2, 2019 - 12:49 p.m. IST by Maniprabha.singh

NTSE Sample Papers 2020 – Aspirants should solve NTSE 2020 sample papers to add value in their preparation. Sample papers are the best study material that every student should have while preparing for a particular exam. NTSE sample papers 2020 are also called as practice papers that provide a complete idea of exam pattern, important topics, the difficulty level of exam. NTSE sample papers 2020 will also help students to make a good preparation strategy. Hence, download these free sample papers of NTSE pdf online to get instant benefits. Solving the NTSE 2020 sample paper will let the test taker experience the real examination situation where he/she can learn to attempt the questions in the stipulated time with decent accuracy. Students can also evaluate their NTSE preparation level by solving these sample papers. NTSE 2020 has been held on November 2 and 3, 2019 for most of the states while for some states it will be conducted on November 17, 2019. Read the article to know how to download, where to download and the benefits of NTSE sample papers 2020.
Important- NTSE Answer Key 2020 for November 2 & 3, 2019 exam has been released.

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Previous Year's NTSE Question Papers pdf Links (State-Wise)

NTSE Maharashtra Question PapersNTSE Bihar Question PapersNTSE Odisha Question Papers
NTSE Assam Question PapersNTSE Haryana Question PapersNTSE Uttar Pradesh Question Papers
NTSE Jammu & Kashmir Question PapersNTSE Himachal Pradesh Question PapersNTSE Tamil Nadu Question Papers
NTSE Rajasthan Question PapersNTSE Madhya Pradesh Question PapersNTSE Telangana Question Papers

How to Download NTSE Sample Papers 2020?

  • NTSE sample papers are available in both online and offline mode.
  • Students can download the online NTSE 2020 sample papers from the above links or can purchase the same from the book stores.
  • To download the NTSE sample papers 2020, students need to enter a few asked details for registration like Name and contact details.
  • Now, click on the "Free Download" tab
  • NTSE sample papers pdf will be downloaded on your computer.
  • Students can check the download portion of their computer to open the NTSE 2020 sample papers. Solving these sample papers will

How to Use NTSE Sample Papers 2020 for Preparation?

After getting the NTSE 2020 sample papers, students need to set the time limit of 02 hours to solve NTSE practice papers. Before solving, students are suggested to complete the syllabus as without preparation you will get fewer marks which can lead to demotivation.

  • Solve the maximum number of questions without referring to textbooks or any other study material. After completing the sample paper, check your answers.
  • Give marks to each correct answer and deduct 1/3rd marks for each incorrect answer as per the marking scheme of stage II.
  • Add the entire scores. This process will help in analysing your performance.
  • Students should target the marks of NTSE Toppers to make secure the passing marks. Check NTSE Toppers Interview to check their preparation strategy and marks secured.

Benefits of Solving NTSE 2020 Sample Paper

  1. Solving NTSE practice papers provides insight into NTSE aptitude test questions, scores and examination pattern.
  2. Regular practice of NTSE sample papers 2020 boosts the confidence level and efficiency of a candidate with time management.
  3. The sample papers help students to tackle the exam pressure wisely. More sample papers you solve better will be your exam preparation.
  4. Solving the sample papers of NTSE helps students to check their performance. This also makes students aware of their weak and strong sections.
  5. Practising NTSE 2020 sample papers prepare students for the exam day.

NTSE Exam Pattern 2020 (Stage 1 & 2)

  • The NTSE stage 1 question papers can be attempted in either Hindi or English language.
  • Every correct answer will fetch 1 mark while there will be no negative marking for wrong attempts.
  • The total time to answer the paper is 90 minutes.
  • Both, Stage 1 and 2 consists of Part 1 and 2 in each paper namely MAT and SAT.
  • There will be 100 questions in both MAT and SAT (Science-40, Maths-20, Social science-40)
  • The duration of both the exams is 2 hours or 120 minutes.

The paper pattern of both NTSE stages is given below:


No. of questions






120 minutes

SAT – Maths, Science and Social Science



120 minutes

NCERT conducts the NTSE Stage 2 Examination. The basic pattern will remain similar to Stage 1. However, the difficulty level will be a bit higher than the stage I. Hence, it is suggested to put extra efforts to get listed in the NTSE qualifiers. Only candidates qualifying in both the papers separately will be considered for merit. Selection of the awardees will be made on the basis of total marks scored in MAT and SAT-based on merit.

NTSE 2020 Syllabus

According to the NTSE brochure, the syllabus of NTSE 2020 is similar to NCERT Class IX & Class X syllabus. The syllabus comprises the important topics of Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. There will be three sections in science syllabus that are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics whereas in the social science syllabus, students have to prepare Geography, History, Politics and Economics. To pass the NTSE examination 2020, it is a must for all aspirants to cover each and every topic thoroughly.

NTSE Preparation Books for Stage 1 & 2

NCERT and SCERTs follow only NCERT books for creating NTSE question papers for stage 1 and stage 2. Along with the NCERT books, students are advised to get help from other reference books that are

  • Study Package for NTSE Class X (English) 1st and 2nd Edition by McGraw Hill Education
  • Pearson Guide to NTSE Class 10 (English) 1st Editon by Saurabh Priyadarshini and Navin C. Joshi
  • Lakshya NTSE - Class 10 (Study Material + Mock Papers + Motivational Book and CD) by AIETS Experts
  • Target NTSE Class 10 (MAT + SAT) - Solved Papers Stage 1 & 2 + 5 Mock TestsPaperback– 2013 by Disha Experts

How to Prepare for NTSE 2020?

Follow given tips to prepare well for the NTSE Stage 1 & Stage 2-

  • Make a smart study schedule where you can cater to all the subjects and sections.
  • Prepare the complete syllabus thoroughly and make short notes that you can read on the go.
  • Solve as many sample papers and previous year's question papers you can to make your foundation strong.
  • Get guidance from experts and teachers to solve hard sections. This will help to prepare topics faster and easier.
  • Cover the weak sections on a prior basis.

Previous Year's NTSE Cut Off

The cut off is the minimum marks that a candidate needs to score in order to be qualified for NTSE 2020. The cut off marks will be released after the NTSE result declaration. Candidates can find NTSE cutoff of different categories below.

NTSE Cut Off 2019


Maximum Marks for MAT and SAT

NTSE Stage 2 Cut Off

General PH 1
General PH 2
General PH 3

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Questions related to NTSE

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when would come keralas ntse result????

anurag khanna 29th Feb, 2020

Hi Sahana,

Result for NTSE Kerala stage-1 is scheduled to be declared in the second week of February. SCERT (State Council of Educational Research and Training) has released the merit list of candidates who are qualified for stage-2.

You can check out that merit list by clicking on given link :

Link :- Merit list of NTSE Kerala 2020 (http://www.scert.kerala.gov.in/images/2020/ntse%20stage%201%20result%20on%20web%202019-20.pdf)

For more details about NTSE Kerala you can go through this article .

Hope this helps you.

Good Luck!!


ntse result of kerala??plsss say the exact date

Prakarsh Kaushik 28th Feb, 2020


The National Talent Search Examination ( NTSE ) is a National Level scholarship program in India to identify and nurture talented students. It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship for the entire Academic Career.

The result of NTSE Kerala 2020 will be declared  by end of February or first week of March 2020. Students will be able to check NTSE Kerala result 2020 from the official website by clicking at this link - http://scert.kerala.gov.in/

Click at this link to know more about NTSE Kerala- https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-kerala-result

Hope this was helpful.

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ntse result of kerala have been published

AYAN MULLA 28th Feb, 2020

The NTSE result of kerala was supposed to published during the second week of february but it wasn't.
its not the case of your satte alone there are many other states whose result are still pending.
Ill attach a link here where you can find the cutoffs of all the states and ill even provide a link of expected marks in terms of previous year analysis.


i am chack my ntse result my sheet no.is 39207107047

Manisha Gupta Expert 28th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Kindly mention here the state, You are asking about NTSE result so that I can provide you the information related result.

Good Luck!


where can i check ntse madhya Pradesh result 2020 stage 1

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 28th Feb, 2020


NTSE Madhya  Pradesh results will be declared by Rajya Shiksha Kendra in pdf format mentioning the personal details  such as name, roll number etc and exam related details such as total marks, SAT and MAT scores. The tentative date for announcement of result is March'2020.

You can stay updated at the official website at mponline.gov.in

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