NTSE 2020 - NTSE exam is organized in two stages whereas its application process is held at stage 1 only. NTSE 2020 Stage 1 exam is conducted separately for States/UTs. The application forms of NTSE 2020 has been released by Jharkhand, J&K, Punjab and most other states. Students currently studying in class 10 can submit the forms for the NTSE exam 2020. State-wise National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) is scheduled to be held on November 2, 3 & 17, 2019. After conducting the NTSE 2020 stage 1 exam, the results will also be declared state-wise by the end of May 2020. Selected students of NTSE stage 1 exam will be called for National level NTSE exam. Stage 2 admit cards for NTSE 2020 will be released in online mode in the month of April 2020. National-level NTSE stage 2 exam will be held on May 10, 2020, by NCERT. The final NTSE result 2020 will be released in the month of August 2020 and based on student’s scores in MAT and SAT, NTSE 2020 scholars will be declared. Around 2000 students will be selected for NTSE scholarship.
Latest NTSE 2020 Updates
Check the highlights of the NTSE examination in the given table. Read the complete article to know about NTSE 2020 exam dates, eligibility, selection process, exam pattern and more.
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NTSE Stage I
NTSE Stage II
National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
Purpose of NTSE Exam
Select students for stage 2 exam as per the state level quota
Select 2000 students to provide scholarships.
Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Aptitude Test
Pen and paper
Medium of language
Assamese, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu
No Negative Marking
Aspirants can check the events and their respective NTSE 2020 dates in the given table. These dates help in completing the admission and examination processes timely.
Events - Stage 1
NTSE 2020 Notification Release Date
July 17, 2019
Start of NTSE Applications
August / September 2019 (varies for different states)
Last date to submit NTSE 2020 application form
Announced separately by each state/UT
Release of Stage 1 Admit Card
Second week of October 2019
NTSE 2020 Exam Date for Stage 1 (for Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Andaman & Nicobar islands)
November 02, 2019
NTSE Stage I 2020 Exam Date (for all other states and UTs except above-mentioned states)
November 03, 2019
NTSE Stage 1 Exam Date for West Bengal, Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, Jharkhand, Kerala & Bihar
November 17, 2019
Declaration of NTSE 2020 Result
Every state sets its own eligibility for NTSE stage 1 examination. However, stage 2 NTSE eligibility will be slated by NCERT. Aspirants should satisfy NTSE eligibility criteria at both stages to appear for the examination. Read below to know the NTSE 2020 eligibility criteria before filling the applications.
NTSE Stage II Eligibility Criteria
In order to appear for the NTSE stage 2 exam, students should qualify the stage 1 or state-level NTSE 2020 exam with the minimum qualifying marks.
For the Continuation of Scholarship
The NTSE stage 1 application forms have been released by SCERTs or Education departments of different States/UTs. Eligible students have to submit the filled NTSE 2020 application form before the last date as stipulated by their respective State/UTs.
NTSE Application Fee
The application fee may or may not be applicable. States have their own criteria for receiving the application and fee. Students will get the complete information related to the same after the official release.
NTSE 2020 Stage 1 Application Form Links (State-wise)
State-wise NTSE Application Link
Last date to Apply
Apply for NTSE Jharkhand 2020
October 19, 2019
Apply for NTSE Assam 2020
October 10, 2019
Apply for NTSE Punjab 2020
Apply for NTSE Manipur 2020
Ist week of October 2019 (Contact respective schools )
Apply for NTSE Jammu & Kashmir 2020
September 30, 2019
NTSE Kerala 2020 (Applications Closed)
NTSE Karnataka 2020 (Applications Closed)
September 26, 2019
September 25, 2019
September 20, 2019
NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020 (Applications Closed)
September 14, 2019
NTSE Chhattisgarh 2020 (Applications Closed)
NTSE Maharashtra 2020 (Applications Closed)
September 11, 2019
NTSE Gujarat 2020 (Applications Closed)
September 16, 2019
NTSE Telangana 2020 (Applications Closed)
September 6, 2019
NTSE Chandigarh 2020 (Applications Closed)
September 5, 2019
NTSE Uttarakhand 2020 (Applications Closed)
September 4, 2019
NTSE West Bengal 2020 (Applications Closed)
September 8, 2019
NTSE Sikkim 2020 (Applications Closed)
September 10, 2019
NTSE Delhi 2020 (Applications Closed)
NTSE Tamil Nadu 2020 (Applications Closed)
September 7, 2019
NTSE Tripura 2020 (Applications Closed)
August 31, 2019
NTSE Andhra Pradesh 2020 (Applications Closed)
NTSE Odisha 2020 (Applications Closed)
August 25, 2019
NTSE Goa 2020 (Applications Closed)
August 30, 2019
The exam pattern for stage 1 and stage 2 remain the same. However, the difficulty level of the test may vary. The NTSE 2020 exam pattern contains detail on the number of questions asked, marking scheme, the time allotted and much more. The exam pattern for both the stages of NTSE is given below.
NTSE Exam Pattern for Stage 1 & 2
No. of questions
Mental Ability Test (MAT)
9:30 am to 11:30 am (till 12 noon for visually challenged candidates)
Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)
100 (Science40, Mathematics-20, Social Science40)
13:30 pm to 15:30 pm (till 16:00 pm for visually challenged candidates)
The questions of NTSE stage 1 and 2 exams are based on class 9 and class 10 level. Candidates can also refer to the official booklet - ‘Learn about the Test’ that contains sample papers for both the Tests- MAT and SAT. It is available in print as well as on the official website of NCERT. NTSE 2020 syllabus contains important topics from subjects.
NTSE Syllabus for Stage 1 & 2 (Subject-wise topics)
Verbal Reasoning test
Alphabet Test, Arithmetic Reasoning Test, Analogy, Blood Relations, Classification, Mathematical Operations, Analytical Reasoning, Clocks, Puzzle test, Verification of truth of the statements, Series completion Test, etc.
Analogy, Analytical Reasoning, Mirror images, folding paper cutting, Problems on cubes and dice, Water images, Transparent paper folding, etc.
Scholastic Ability Test
Algebra, Arithmetic progression, Geometry, Coordinated geometry, Simple Interest, Square & Cube Roots, Compound interest, Statistics, Surface Area and Volume, etc.
Carbon and its compounds, magnetism and electricity, fibers and plastics, light, periodic classification of elements, food production and management, physical and chemical changes, source of energy, etc.
Ancient Indian History, Medieval architecture, The Mauryas, Mughal Empire, Vedic period, Jainism, Buddhism, etc.
Diversity and livelihood, UN and other International Agencies, Economic presence of the government, Union government, etc.
Atmosphere, industries, solar system, internal structure of earth and rocks, maps and globes, natural vegetation, motion of the earth, etc.
Along with the correct syllabus and examination pattern, students should also follow the right NTSE books. The best books for NTSE preparations are NCERT. However, students can refer to the given books for detailed information
Students should prepare for NTSE Exam by adopting these preparation tips to score high in the examination. In this article, we have provided the entire details related to the NTSE 2020 examination for students' convenience. Candidates should bookmark this article to stay updated with the latest information and other details. Follow the given tips to strengthen your preparation strategy
Students can download the previous year's question papers from the official website of SCERTs/ Education department. These question papers will help students to understand the difficulty level of the test and the exam pattern. Practising previous year's question papers and NTSE sample papers will make you ready for the D-day. It also improves the chances to get through the examination with good marks.
Some states released the admit card online which candidates could download. Other States provided the NTSE 2020 admit card offline. Candidates could collect the same from their respective school. The admit card of NTSE 2020 contains important information, such as the candidate’s name, roll number, exam date, and timing and exam centre address. Candidates must remember that they shall not be allowed to enter the NTSE examination hall without the admit card.
Students need to carry their admit card and a Photo ID proof at the examination centre. Check the below-given list of ID proofs. Bring anyone in original and a photocopy of the same.
The NTSE answer key for stage 1 has will be issued by different SCERTs on the respective official websites. Candidates can check the answer key for the following papers -MAT and SAT papers to verify their answers and calculate a probable score. The NTSE answer key includes the correct answers to each question and paper set. Various coaching centres also release the answer keys immediately after the exam. The answers of those keys may vary. Hence, students are suggested to check only official answer keys. NCERT will release the stage 2 answer keys for the reference of students that can be downloaded from the main website of NCERT.
SCERTs will announce the stage 1 result of NTSE Exam 2020. Students will be able to check their scores, name and roll number in the result file. Stage 1 result will be available online in January/ February 2020. The NTSE 2020 result will be available in the form of a merit list. Students have to check for their registration number or roll number and name in the merit list. Only candidates who qualify stage 1 can find their name listed in the pdf and will be able to appear in Stage 2 of NTSE Exam. The result of stage 2 will be announced in September 2020 in the online mode. Candidates will also be able to check the NTSE cut off along with the result.
The result will only contain the name of selected candidates. If your name is not in the list then you have not qualified for the Interview.
Candidates should know that no request for re-evaluation or rechecking of the result is entertained. Candidates can have access to their scanned OMR sheets, which will be uploaded on the NCERT website along with the final scoring key so that they can calculate their own score.
Every state will release its separate NTSE stage 1 cutoff. In order to qualify the exam, candidates need to obtain the minimum NTSE cutoff marks as specified by the exam conducting bodies. The cutoff announced are the minimum marks that are used to shortlist candidates for the NTSE Exam 2020 stage 2. Check the qualifying cutoff for NTSE 2020 and previous year's stage 1 & 2 cut off
NCERT will announce the cutoff for stage 2 of NTSE 2019 along with the result in the month of August 2020. The final cutoff for each category will be announced separately. Candidates can use the previous year cutoff marks to get a better idea of the marks required to qualify for the scholarships.
Total score of MAT & SAT (out of 197)
Total score of MAT and SAT
General - PH2
Change of centre is entertained upon written request only in exceptional cases under special circumstances, such as the transfer of parents of candidates. Candidates have to send the written request to NCERT within 15 days of the download of the E-admit card prior to at least 21 days of examination. Candidates, however, must note that in such cases they can take the exam only in English medium.
Candidates can check below the list of officers as appointed by the NCERT for NTSE application form related queries -
Name of the State/UT
Name of the State/UT Liaison Officer & Addresses
NTSE Arunachal Pradesh
Smt. Oyi Borang Tatak, Deputy Director (NTSE)Directorate of Secondary Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun,Itanagar-791111, Arunachal Pradesh.
Sri Tapan Kumar Kalita, Deputy Director of Secondary Education AssamDirectorate of Secondary Education Assam. Kahilipara Road, Kahilipara, Guwahati, Pin - 781019
Smt. Ch. Shachi, Additional Director (S/V), Directorate of Education (Schools), Lamphelpat, Imphal (Manipur)- 795004
Smt. M.C. Blah Selection Grade LecturerDirectorate of Educational Research And Training ((DERT), Laitmukhrah, Nongrimmaw,Shillong-793011 (Meghalaya).
Mrs. Zothanmawii Deputy Director, S.C.E.R.T., Chaltlang, Aizawl, Mizoram-796012
N. Woshamo Research AssociateSCERT, Nagaland, Kohima
Mr. Bilal Prabhakar Deputy Director (Scholarship) Human Resource Development, Department of Education, Govt. of Sikkim, Tashiling Secretariat Gangtok-737101 (Sikkim)
Mrs.AmbalikaDatta, Deputy DirectorState Council of Educational Research and Training, AbhoyNagar, Agartala, Tripura(West)-799005.
NTSE Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Shri Joshi Philip, Incharge (NTSE)State Institute of Education, Shiksha Sadan, Link Road, port Blair, South Andaman-744101
Sri Binod Kumar Singh, (I.A.S)S.C.E.R.T. Mahendru Post Office, Patna-800006 (Bihar)
Mrs. Kalpana, Joint SecretaryJharkhand Academic Council Ranchi, GyandeepCampus, BargawanNamkum, Ranchi- 834010.
Dr. PuspanjaliPani Nodal Officer, NTS/NMMSTE & S.C.E.R.T., Unit-IV, Bhubaneswar-751001, Odisha
NTSE West Bengal
Dr. Syed Nurus Salam, Deputy Director of School Education (Basic)Directorate of School Education, BikasBhawan, 7th Floor, East Block, Salt Lake City, Kolkata700091 (West Bengal)
Vijay Kumar Sharma (Lecturer)SCERT (UT), Sector 32, Chandigarh
NTSE New Delhi
Satish Chandra VashishthScience & TV Branch, Old Gargi College Building, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-110024
NTSE Jammu and Kashmir
Dr. Aliya Qayoom, Assistant Director (Srinagar)
Mr. Suresh Kumar Gouria, Academic Officer ( Jammu)
J K Bose, Jammu & Kasmir-190018.
Sh. Sunil Vashishta, LecturerS.C.E.R.T., Sohna Road, Opp. Panchayat Bhawan, Gurgaon 122001 (Haryana).
NTSE Himachal Pradesh
Mrs. Rajni Sankhyan Associate Professor S.C.E.R.T., RABON Solan-173211, (Himachal Pradesh).
Rumkeet Kaur, LecturerSCERT, PSEB Complex, Block-E, 6th Floor, Phase-8, Ajitgarh, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab-160062
Mr. Rajendra Kumar Saxena Assistant Director, Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer, Rajasthan-305001.
NTSE Uttar Pradesh
Smt. Usha Chandra Director, Bureau of Psychology SCERT, 2 Lowther Road Allahabad-211001 (UP)
Dr. Harish Chandra Badoni, LecturerSCERT, Rajeev Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalaya, I.T Campus, Nanurkhera, Dehradun, Uttarakhand-248001
Dr. Prasoon Sarkar Professor,SCERT, Shankar Nagar, BTI Ground, Raipur, Chattisgarh-492007
NTSE Daman & Diu
Sh. Rajesh J Halpati Head Master Government High School Nani Daman Vaniyawad Opposite Custom House Daman & Diu -396210
NTSE Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Sh. Salim Dinganker State Liaison Officer, NTS/NMMS Directorate of Education 1st Floor, Building No.5 PWD Campus, Above Animal Husbandry, Silvassa-396230 UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Sh. Jaywant Waman Naik Vocational Education Officer, Directorate of Education State Council of Educational Research and Training Alto-Porvorim, Bardez-403521 (Goa).
Sh. Pandya Devdatt Balvantray, Assistant SecretaryGujarat State Examination Board, Opp. Government Library, Sector-21, Gandhinagar-382021.
NTSE Madhya Pradesh
Tanuja Shrivastav, Controller (NTSE)Rajya Shiksha Kendra, PustakBhawan “B” Wing, Arera Hills, Bhopal-462011 (M.P.)
Mr.Dattatraya Jagtap, Chairman & Nodal Officer (NTSE)Maharashtra State Council of Examinations 17-Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pune-411001 (Maharashtra).
NTSE Andhra Pradesh
B. Saibab, Liaison OfficerOffice of The Director of Govt. Examinations, D.No.20-124, Beside SPNRCH High School Opp. Andhra Hospitals, Gollapudi, Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh 521225.
Sumangala V, DirectorKarnataka Board of Secondary Education, 6th Cross Rd, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003
Dr. Meena. S Assistant Professor, S.C.E.R.T., Poojappura (P.O.) Thiruvananthapuram-695012,
Mr. Showkath Ali A, Assistant - Education OfficerDepartment of Education Kavaratti, UT of Lakshadweep-682555
Mr. Kuppusamy, Liaison OfficerDirectorate of School Education, Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent.Edu. Complex, Anna Nagar Puducherry 605005.
NTSE Tamil Nadu
Mr. V.M. Prabhakaran, Deputy DirectorDirectorate of Govt. Examinations, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006
Smt. P Karimunnisa Begum, Deputy CommissionerOffice of Director of Government Examinations Chapel Road, Hyderabad Telangana-500001.
The states/UTs are responsible for conducting the stage 1 screening exam, known as the State Level Talent Search Examination. Each State and Union Territory has to recommend a stipulated number (as per state quota) of candidates for the national level examination to be held by the NCERT. A total of 3000 stage 1 qualifiers will appear in NTSE Stage 2 followed by Interview. Students who qualify each stage with minimum cut off marks will be declared eligible to receive the NTSE scholarship amount.
Level of Education
NTSE Scholarship amount (in INR)
Class XI to Class XII
Undergraduate and postgraduate level
Rs. 2000 pm
As per UGC norms
Other Backward Class
Out of 4 % for physically challenged students, one per cent shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses:
1% for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses:
No, you can apply for NTSE 2020 scholarship exam only while appearing for class 10 for the first time.
NTSE stage 1 is being announced separately by each State and UT between January-April 2020. The result is released online in the form of merit list and you have to search for your name and roll number in the list.
Scoring 40% (General/OBC) and 32% (SC/ST) separately in MAT and SAT is the qualifying cut off. However, getting selected for the second stage of NTSE 2020 entirely depends on the cutoff released by SCERT of each state. You will have to wait until it gets announced along with the result.
No, candidates need not apply again for stage 2 of NTSE. The application is done only for stage 1.
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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,
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.
Hello Shourya Vishnoi
The total marks of NTSE have been increased from 150 to 200 along with the removal of the language test. The official cut off will be released along with the result. The cutoff is expected to be around 140.
Kindly visit the mentioned below page to stay updated for the cutoff. Keep checking it regularly.
Hope it helps you.
I'll provide you with the link of sample papers.. Kindly go through it..
Best wishes. Thank-you.
let me clear your doubt.
since the exam pattern has been changed this year. It is quite difficult to estimate the cut off of NTSE Punjab 2019.As T6he total marks have been increased from 150 to 200 and an additional reservation of 27% for OBC has been introduced. You can stay updated for any notification on NTSE Punjab cut off 2019 by visiting the link below:
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