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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at whixh date result are announced in telanagana

Koyel Bagchi 19th Feb, 2020


The NTSE results in telengana was announced in the 13th of february.

For more details check the following link


Hope for the best.

Thank you.


sir how can l get my marks of ntse

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 19th Feb, 2020

Your will get the ntse results at the official website of SCERT of your state. Quite a few have declared their results. Result is in pdf format containing exam and personal details of candidates.As you haven't mention your state, so it's difficult to provide exact answer.

Anyway, go through the following link for more details regarding this-


I am expecting 160 in Jharkhand Ntse stage-1. Can I qualify? I belong to general category.

Sujatha Venkat 19th Feb, 2020

Hello  Aspirant,

Here is the link to the website where you can get your results details. Go to the website you will have the pdf in which qualified students will be available. In that roll numbers will be given, search for your roll no. Hope this is useful



Sir..my marks in punjab ntse stage 1 are 141 and my name is not in selected candidates list whereas many candidates scoring below 140 are selected for stage 2 . Why is it so??

Manish Singh 19th Feb, 2020

Charu, I am sorry you are not in the list. The reason for people below your marks getting there name in the list can be due their reservation category or some other reservation provided to them like EWS that is economic backward classes reservation. So it's due to that they got the name in the list. I hope you make it in the third round


when will ntse result for wb be announced?

Akram Khan 18th Feb, 2020


Ntse stage 1 exam was held in the Month of November 2019. The result for ntse stage 1 exam is declared by respective scert. Many states have declared their result. So it is expected that soon the result for wb ntse will be declared most probably in Second week of March 2020. You can check the official website scholarships.wbsed.gov.in for result.

Hope this helps.

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