NTSE Scholarship 2020
Jasleen Kaur Taneja, 28 May 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Scholarship 2020– National Council of Education and Research (NCERT) will award the NTSE 2020 Scholarship to Class 10th students for pursuing courses in science and social science upto doctoral level. Students willing to take admission in professional courses like medicine and engineering can also avail NTSE 2020 scholarship up to second-degree level. Students should qualify Stage I & Stage II of National Talent Search Examination to receive the NTSE scholarship amount. Every year, lakhs of students appeared for NTSE Exam for all States and UTs.

NTSE 2020 will be held in two stages. Stage 1 will be conducted at the state level by all SCERTs whereas Stage 2 will be conducted at the national level by NCERT in the month of June. Students who clear both the examinations conducted in November and June respectively will be awarded the NTSE 2020 scholarship amount for pursuing higher education. In 2019, NCERT has increased the number of NTSE scholarships from 1000 to 2000.

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NTSE Scholarship 2020 Amount

Based on the NTSE reservation criteria, candidates of different categories will be awarded the same NTSE scholarship 2019 given below.

Rates of Scholarship


Scholarship Amount

Higher Secondary level


Graduate and Post Graduate


For Ph.D. degree (four years)

As per UGC norms

Before applying for NTSE 2019, candidates must read the eligibility criteria to ensure that they fulfil the requirements set by NCERT.

Rules for Disbursement of NTSE Scholarship

The awardees studying in Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Languages Commerce,

vocational studies and fine arts will be eligible to receive scholarship upto Ph.D. level whereas the

awardees studying professional courses in medicines, engineering, technology, management and

law, will be eligible to receive the scholarship upto second-degree level. The NTSE 2019 scholarship amount will be disbursed and renewed for students provided they:

  • Secure a minimum of 60% score in aggregate every year.

  • Take up studies in approved courses.

  • Maintain good conduct as certified by the Head of the College/Institution and

  • Continue their studies as a regular student.

  • Do not absent themselves without proper leave.

  • Take up studies on a whole time basis.

  • Do not take up any job with salary/remuneration/stipend.

  • Do not accept any other scholarship simultaneously.

NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2020

  • Only students studying in class 10 could apply for the NTSE Scholarship.

  • The applicant must be an Indian citizen

  • Should not be more than 18 years of age.

  • Must be studying in a recognized school/board of education.

  • Candidates who are studying under open distance learning are also eligible to apply.

NTSE Scholarship Form

SCERT of all States and UTs will release the NTSE application forms in the first week of August on its official website. Candidates could either download the form online or obtain it offline from the State Liaison Officer. It must be noted that for many states the form was needed to be submitted offline before the last date.

NTSE Syllabus 2020

Candidates must note the NTSE syllabus for stage 1 and 2 which includes topics to be covered for the two sections namely Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). 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. The test carries no negative marking.

NTSE Preparation 2020

  • Candidates preparing to sit for the NTSE exam must go through the complete syllabus and cover all the topics to ace in the exam. Since the syllabus for both the stages is same, candidates must keep revising it as practice makes a man perfect.
  • Download and solve as many question papers to know the exam pattern, marking scheme and the types of questions that do round in NTSE exams every year.
  • In case of any doubt, do not delay in getting it cleared. Having clear concepts is a must to clear any exam.
  • While studying, maintain separate notes of important points and formulae. You can refer them just before the exam also to keep them in mind.
  • Eat healthy and nutritious food. Exercise and take proper rest.
  • Take small breaks after every hour. This will help you sit and study with concentration.

NTSE Result

All States and UTs release the NTSE Stage 1 Result between January-March. The NTSE result will be released online in the form of merit list. The merit list includes the name and roll number of those candidates who have been selected for the NTSE stage 2. NTSE Stage 2 Result will be out in September.

NTSE Cutoff

Many states have already released the NTSE cutoff for stage 1. Others will also release them by the end of March. The cutoff is the minimum marks a candidate needs to score in order to qualify for the NTSE stage 2. Those who achieve the NTSE cutoff for stage 1 shall find their name in the merit list.

NTSE Qualifying Marks











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how can i get ntse up admit card

Aditya kumar Student Expert 21st Oct, 2019
Hello there!


You need to follow below steps to download your ntse admit card:-

  • First,Visit the official website of SCERT/Education Department of the your state. You can get the official website for different states by going through the link:- https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-admit-card
  • Then,Click on the direct link of the NTSE section, available on the home page then click on the admit card or hall ticket link.
  • Then,Enter their school code/ application number & password to download the NTSE admit card 2020.
  • NTSE 2020 admit card will be displayed on the computer screen and then download a copy of NTSE admit card for future use.

For more and detailed information go through : https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-admit-card


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,


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