NTSE Scholarship 2020
Updated on May 28, 2019 - 6:43 p.m. IST by Jasleen Kaur Taneja

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 up to 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 the NTSE Exam for all States and UTs.

NTSE 2020 is held in two stages. Stage 1 exam is conducted at the state level by all SCERTs whereas Stage 2 is conducted at the national level by NCERT in the month of May. Students who clear both the examinations conducted in November and May respectively are 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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when will NTSE 2019-20 result UTTAR PRADESH will come?

Arya 17th Jan, 2020

Hi Khushboo,

The result of the NTSE Uttarakhand 2020 Stage-! results are expected to be declared, along with the cutoff for Stage-2, by the UPCERT in the last week of February, 2020. You can check the result here:

examregulatoryauthorityup.in (http://examregulatoryauthorityup.in)

You can get more updates and information here:



what is the syllabus for class 8 NTSE

Manisha Gupta Expert 17th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

You can check NTSE syllabus to go through with the given below link.


Good Luck!


I am getting 138 in karnataka ntse, will I be selected

Arya 16th Jan, 2020

Hi Asha,

The cutoff for NTSE 2020 Karnataka Phase-1 to move on to Phase-2 will be declared by the KSEEB soon on the official website:

kseeb.kar.nic.in (http://kseeb.kar.nic.in)

However, the expected cutoff for the General Category is 138- 148, For OBC is 115- 125, for SC/ST is 95- 105 and for PwD is 67- 85. You can find more information here:



In which date NTSE stage 1 Jharkhand will be published?

Vikas gehlot 16th Jan, 2020

The result for NTSE stage 1 in Jharkhand will be announced in the month of April 2020.

The stage 2 exam which is a national level exam is going to be conducted on 10th may 2020 and the result for the same is going to be announced in the month of August 2020

You can visit the link given below for more information



when will Punjab ntse stage 1 2020 result be announced?


The results of NTSE stage 1 for Punjab is scheduled to be released tentatively in the last week of January 2020 on their official website: http://ssapunjab.org/

The result will contain a merit list with the name of shortlisted students, their other basic details, MAT score, SAT score and total score. They will also declare the cutoff for stage 1. You can check your result using your name and roll number and find it in the merit list. All the best.

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