NTSE Sample Papers 2020
Maniprabha.singh, 03 Jun 2019, #NTSE

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. Considering the same, details related to how to download NTSE sample papers pdf, where to get the right sample papers and what are the benefits of solving NTSE sample papers 2020, are provided in this article. NTSE sample papers are also referred to practice papers that provide a complete idea of examination pattern, important topics, the difficulty level of questions and more. These NTSE 2020 sample papers will also help students to make a good preparation strategy. Hence, download these free NTSE sample papers 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. The sample papers of NTSE exam will also expose them to their current level of preparation and improve on it thereof. National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a two-stage examination. NTSE Stage 1 is a state-level test, conducted by SCERTs or Education departments while NTSE Stage 2 is a national-level test organised by NCERT. Although the exam pattern is same, NTSE sample papers will be different for both stages.

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Where to get Best NTSE Sample Papers 2020?

NTSE sample papers are available in both online and offline mode. Students can download the online sample papers from the below-given links or can purchase the sample papers from the book stores. To download these sample papers, candidates have to click the link and enter a few asked details for registration like Name and contact details. After submitting the details, click on the "Free Download" tab and the sample papers 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

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How to Use NTSE Sample Papers for Preparation?

Students can purchase a hard copy of NTSE sample papers from a book store or can download the free pdf from the provided link. Afterwards, students need to set the time limit of 02 hours to solve NTSE 2020 sample 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. Practicing 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.

NTSE Cut Off 2019

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.


Maximum Marks for MAT and SAT

NTSE Stage 2 Cut Off

General PH 1
General PH 2
General PH 3

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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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