NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 - 6:13 p.m. IST by Dinesh Goyal

NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020 - DGE, Tamil Nadu has released the Tamil Nadu NTSE answer key 2020 on the official website, dge.tn.gov.in. NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020 admit cards were made available through respective schools. Students studying in Class 10 could apply for NTSE Tamil Nadu Stage 1 till September 7, 2019. The application process was held through schools and eligible students should submit the completely filled application forms to Headmaster / Head of Institution. Along with the forms, students should pay a fee of Rs.50/- in cash. NTSE stage 1 exam was held in offline mode on November 3, 2019. Around 470 students from Tamil Nadu NTSE 2020 will be selected in result who will appear for NTSE 2020 stage 2 exam on May 10, 2020. Finally selected students will avail scholarships. Keep reading to know more about Application form, syllabus & exam pattern, Result & cutoff and stage 2 exam etc.

Latest- NTSE Answer key for stage 1 exam has been released. Download now to calculate probable scores.

NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020 Important Dates

Check NTSE 2020 important dates in the table below to know about all dates and events related to stage 1 Tamil Nadu NTSE exam. Thus they can make a time table to prepare well.

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Applications start date

August 22, 2019

Application closing date

September 7, 2019

Uploading of Students Details through onlineSeptember 9 to 18, 2019

Tamil Nadu NTSE admit card date

Third week of October 2019

NTSE Stage 1 Tamil Nadu exam date

November 3, 2019

NTSE Tamil Nadu Answer Key DateNovember 15, 2019

NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020 Cutoff & Result date

First week of April 2020

NTSE Stage 2 Admit card date

April 2020

NTSE stage 2 exam date

May 10, 2020

Final NTSE Result date

September 2020

NTSE Tamil Nadu Question Papers 2020

  • DGE releases Tamil Nadu NTSE previous year Question papers in online mode.
  • Students can download them and practise to be familiar with marking scheme, types and number of questions asked in Tamil Nadu stage 1 NTSE exam.
  • These NTSE Sample papers are prepared strictly based on exam pattern and syllabus.
  • It will make them enable to analyze their preparation level.

NTSE Tamil Nadu Answer Key 2020

  • The conducting authority has released the official answer key in online mode.
  • The NTSE answer key comprises correct answers to all questions asked in MAT and SAT exam.
  • Students can use the same to know their estimated scores before the result.
  • They can use previous year cutoff marks to know their chances of selection.

NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020 Reservation system







OBC (Non-creamy Layer)


Physically Handicapped


NTSE Tamil Nadu Cutoff 2020

After exams, students curiously wait for result and cutoff marks. DGE will announce the cutoff marks for Tamil Nadu NTSE stage 1 exam along with results. Students who achieve NTSE cutoff marks can find their names in the merit list of selected students. NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020 cutoff marks are determined on the basis of various factors so it varies every year. Students can check previous year category-wise cutoff marks in the table given below:











NTSE Tamil Nadu Result 2020

DGE will release the result of stage 1 exam in Tamil Nadu state. The result is made available in online mode. Students can check their result by entering registration number and date of birth in login window. DGE also publishes a merit list of selected students along with result. These students go for the next stage of exam and after NTSE stage 2 result scholarships are distributed to deserving candidates.

NTSE 2020 Scholarships

NCERT determined the scholarship rates for all students which are the same for all categories. However, scholarship rates vary on different levels of study as mentioned below:

Education level

Scholarship Amount

Class 11 and 12

Rs. 1,250 per month


Rs. 2,000 per month


As per UGC norms.

NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020 Eligibility Criteria

NCERT prescribed the NTSE eligibility criteria which are followed by all states/Uts. However, States are free to impose eligibility conditions related to required marks in the last qualifying exam. Students wishing to appear for NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020 must fulfil the following eligibility conditions:

  • Must have passed class 9 exams and scored 60% marks.

  • Must be enrolled in class 10 during the academic year 2019-20 in a recognized school in the state.

Also, check the National Scholarship Portal, to know about other scholarships.

NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020 Application Form

DGE conducts the application process for NTSE TN 2020 in offline mode. NTSE application form for Tamil Nadu is released on August 22, 2019. Students will have to apply through their respective schools. Steps to be followed to fill Tamil Nadu NTSE Tamil Nadu Application form are given below:

  • First of all, collect an application form from the school authority.

  • Fill all the details carefully in appropriate fields.

  • Now, attach all the required documents and photographs along with forms.

  • Submit the form to schools along with requisite application fee i.e Rs 50/- before the last date, September 7, 2019.

  • Then, schools will attest the application forms and send them to the Joint Director (Personnel) of Government Examinations

Click Here to Download NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020 Application form

Documents required: Student photograph, a copy of caste/category certificate for SC/ST/OBC/PwD students.

Check, Top Schools in Tamil Nadu.

NTSE Tamil Nadu Admit card 2020

DGE will release admit cards for stage 1 NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020 in the third week of October 2019. NTSE admit cards are made available in offline mode through schools. Students can collect the same from their schools. It is essential to carry admit card to the exam hall else student will not be allowed to enter.

NTSE Tamil Nadu Syllabus 2020

DGE conducts stage 1 exam on the basis of NTSE 2020 Syllabus. A student must be aware of this syllabus to ace the Tamil Nadu NTSE exam. Questions from 9th class and 10th class TN syllabus and CBSE syllabus will be asked in the NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020. There will be two exams: MAT and SAT. The syllabus of both the sections is given below:

  • Questions based on verbal and non-verbal reasoning are asked in MAT section. analogy, analytical reasoning, embedded figure, water images and other topics are covered in this section.

  • SAT section comprises the questions from Science, Mathematics, Social Science subjects. Students can prepare along with their regular classes.

NTSE Tamil Nadu Exam Pattern 2020

NCERT prescribed the exam pattern of stage 1 exam which is followed by States/UTs. The national level exam is also prepared on the basis of same NTSE Exam Pattern. There will be no negative marking to make students free to tick the answers. Detailed exam pattern is given in the table below:

  • MAT and SAT sections consist of 100 questions each and both will carry 100 marks each.

  • SAT section comprises of 40, 40 and 20 questions from Science, Social Science and Mathematics, respectively.

  • Duration of 120 minutes for each section will be provided to solve all the questions.

Tips to prepare for NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020 exam

  • Analyse syllabus and exam pattern. Prepare a study time table and include time for interest and hobbies.

  • Choose the best books for NTSE and study all the topics.

  • Make notes on important topics and highlight them on books to revise the entire syllabus in a short time.

  • Avoid all distractions and focus on study.

  • Clear each and every concept instead of memorizing the things. Practise with NTSE question papers to know the types of Note questions asked in the exam.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020

Question: Can I apply for NTSE Tamil Nadu individually?


DGE conduct application process through schools only, so you can not apply Individually.

Question: How many students are selected in NTSE Tamil Nadu stage 1 exam?


Around 466 students are selected in stage 1 Tamil Nadu NTSE exam who appear for stage 2 exam.

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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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