About NTSE 2020
National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is an offline scholarship exam for class 10 students to encourage higher studies in the field of Science and Social science. This exam is conducted by NCERT at two stages. SCERT or other authority of the respective state conduct stage 1 at the state level and stage 2 exam is held by NCERT at the national level. NCERT has released the notification of NTSE 2019-20 online on its website ncert.nic.in.
Latest: NTSE 2020 stage 2 exam 2020 has been postponed and the new exam date to be announced soon.
- NTSE exam 2020 (Stage 1) has been held on November 2, 3, & 17, 2019 and December 1, 2019.
- The application forms were released through state-level authorities.
- NTSE 2020 admit cards for each state were issued in October/ November 2019.
- All states have released the official NTSE Answer Key 2020 in November 2019.
- The authorities of Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu Gujarat, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand, AP, Karnataka and other states have released NTSE results for stage 1 exam, while some SCERT will release the result of NTSE exam 2020 in April 2020.
- NTSE exam 2020 (Stage 2) has been postponed by NCERT at the national level.
- Each stage has two papers- MAT (Mental Ability Test) and SAT (Scholastic Ability Test) of 100 marks each. Students will have 4 hours to complete two paper which includes 2 hours for each paper.
- Students who will be able to qualify both the stages of NTSE 2020 will be awarded scholarships.
- A total of 2000 students will be shortlisted for the NTSE scholarships.
NTSE 2020 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||National Talent Search Examination|
|Short Exam Name||NTSE|
|Conducting Body||National Council Of Educational Research and Training|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Languages||Assamese, Bengali +11 More|
|Mode of Application||Offline|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Exam Duration||4 Hours|
NTSE 2020 Important Dates
Past Dates and Events
12 May, 2020
Result - Revised | Mode: Online
05 May, 2020
Result - NTSE Jharkhand | Mode: Online
04 May, 2020
Result - NTSE Tamil Nadu | Mode: Online
28 Mar, 2020
Result - NTSE Gujarat | Mode: Online
24 Mar, 2020
Result - NTSE Odisha | Mode: Online
21 Mar, 2020
Result - Chandigarh | Mode: Online
18 Mar, 2020
Result - NTSE J&K | Mode: Online
18 Mar, 2020
Result - NTSE Uttar Pradesh | Mode: Online
29 Feb, 2020
Result - NTSE Kerala Result | Mode: Offline
27 Feb, 2020
Result - NTSE Maharashtra result, NTSE Himachal Pradesh result | Mode: Online
24 Feb, 2020
Result - Meghalaya (Stage 1) | Mode: Online
24 Feb, 2020
Result - NTSE Rajasthan Result | Mode: Online
22 Feb, 2020
Result - NTSE Assam Result | Mode: Online
07 Feb, 2020
Result - Puducherry | Mode: Online
06 Feb, 2020
Result - Andhra Pradesh | Mode: Online
25 Jan, 2020
Result - Uttarakhand | Mode: Online
21 Jan, 2020
Result - NTSE Haryana Result (Stage 1) | Mode: Online
14 Jan, 2020
Result - NTSE Karnataka Result (Stage 1) | Mode: Online
01 Dec, 2019
Exam - Jammu and Kashmir | Mode: Offline
17 Nov, 2019
Exam - Stage 1 exam in Karnataka, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Delhi | Mode: Offline
03 Nov, 2019
Exam - Stage 1 exam for all states & UTs | Mode: Offline
02 Nov, 2019
Exam - Stage 1 Exam in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar | Mode: Offline
28 Oct, 2019
Admit Card - Telangana | Mode: Online
25 Oct, 2019
Admit Card - Haryana | Mode: Online
24 Oct, 2019
Admit Card - Assam and Andhra Pradesh | Mode: Online
22 Oct, 2019
Admit Card - Rajasthan and Gujarat | Mode: Online
20 Oct, 2019
Admit Card - Odisha | Mode: Online
18 Oct, 2019
Admit Card - Madhya Pradesh | Mode: Online
16 Oct, 2019
Admit Card - Maharashtra | Mode: Online
15 Oct, 2019
Admit Card - Punjab | Mode: Online
17 Jul, 2019
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NTSE 2020 Eligibility Criteria
- Students currently enrolled in class 10 from any recognized school/board including Sainik Schools, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Navodaya Vidyalaya were eligible to apply for stage 1 of NTSE exam 2020.
- States cannot impose domicile restrictions for stage 1, however, they may add additional eligibility conditions such as qualifying score of the previous class.
- Students studying from the open board, below 18 years of age, unemployed and appearing in class 10 for the first time are also eligible to appear for NTSE 2020 Stage 1.
- Only Indian students are allowed to appear for NTSE Stage 1 exam.
- Students studying outside India can directly appear in Stage 2 Exam.
NTSE West Bengal Eligibility Criteria
- A student must have cleared class 9 with 50% for general candidates (with a relaxation of 40% for reserved categories) and currently enrolled in class 10.
- A student from the open board is also eligible to apply provided they must have scored 50% for general category (with the relaxation of 40% for reserved category) in their previous exams. They also must be below the age of 18 years.
- Candidates belonging to OBC (non-creamy) as listed in the central list will be treated as OBC here.
- Candidate must choose the district in accordance to the place of their residence.
NTSE Stage 2 Eligibility Criteria
- Students who qualify NTSE stage 1 state wise exam are eligible to sit for NTSE stage 2 exam.
- Every state releases a merit list of students qualified for national level stage 2 exam.
- Foreign nationals can directly apply for stage 2 exam. They are exempted from stage 1 exam.
Mode of Application : Offline
Mode of Payment : Other
- Students had to download NTSE application form 2020 from the official website of states and UTs or could collect it from school authorities from the first week of August 2019.
- Completely filled application forms should be signed and attested by the school principal.
- Now, attach the required documents with the application form and submit same to the head or principal of the Institution.
- The head of schools further submits the completely filled applications to State Liasion Officer before the last date as stated in their application form.
- Some states have made the application process completely online.
NTSE Jammu & Kashmir Application Details
|OBC, SC, General, ST||PWD||Offline||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 110|
NTSE Jharkhand Application Details
|OBC, General||PWD||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 100|
|SC, ST||PWD||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 50|
NTSE Uttarakhand Application Details
|OBC, General||Offline||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 200|
|SC, ST||PWD||Offline||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 95|
NTSE Himachal Pradesh Application Details
|General||Offline||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 50|
|OBC, SC, ST||Offline||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 40|
NTSE Kerala Application Details
|OBC, General||Online||Female, Male||₹ 250|
|SC, ST||PWD||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 100|
NTSE Bihar Application Details
|OBC, General||Offline||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 100|
|SC, ST||Offline||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 50|
NTSE Maharashtra Application Details
|OBC, SC, General, ST||PWD||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 150|
NTSE Telangana Application Details
|OBC, SC, General, ST||Offline||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 100|
NTSE Daman & Diu Application Details
|OBC, General||Offline, Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 75|
|SC, ST||Offline, Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 55|
NTSE 2020 Syllabus
Mental ability test
How to prepare for NTSE 2020?
- Cover whole syllabus: Students must go through the complete NTSE exam 2020 syllabus. Analyze your weak areas and work on them.
- Practice Sample Papers: Once the whole syllabus is covered, start practising the sample papers/ old question papers to have a better idea of exam pattern. It also reduces your exam day stress. Moreover, they can be downloaded and practised as many times as required.
- Eat Healthily: Students must eat a balanced diet to avoid falling ill. Also, take breaks in between to keep your mind and body fresh.
- Exercise: Students must also exercise regularly as it helps a lot in de-stressing.
According to the NTSE 2020 exam pattern, the exam for stage 1 and 2 is a multiple choice test consisting of two parts of 2 hours each-
Part 1: MAT (Mental Ability Test)- It comprises 100 questions of 1 mark each aim at testing the logical and analytical ability of the child.
Part 2: SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)- It also comprises of 100 questions divided into Social Science (40), Science (40) and Mathematics (20). It aims at testing the subject knowledge of the child.
NTSE 2020 Mock Test
- Candidates preparing for NTSE 2020 exam should download previous years NTSE question papers and sample papers.
- Practising with NTSE 2020 question papers are the best source for exam preparation.
- Students can download the last year's papers and solve them as sample papers.
- Solving these question papers helps students to know the difficulty level of the examination, type of questions asked, important sections and more.
- NTSE admit card for stage 1 has been released by respective DGE or SCERT on their official website while some state has provided stage 1 NTSE 2020 admit card in offline mode.
- Students can download their NTSE admit card 2020 from the official website or they can collect the same from the respective school authority.
- The admit card for NTSE stage 2 will be issued online on the official website of NCERT in April 2020.
- All those students who qualify for stage 2 NTSE exam 2020 must download the admit card.
- No student is allowed to enter the exam hall without admit card.
NTSE Stage 2 Admit Card
NCERT will release the e-admit card for NTSE stage 2 exam. Candidates need to download, print a copy and paste a recent passport size attested photograph. The admit cards are collected by the centre superintendent on the day of the exam.
NTSE 2020 Exam Centers
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|North Cachar Hills|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit Card
- Aadhar Card
- School Identity Card
- NTSE 2020 stage 1 exam has been held on November 2, 3, & 17, 2019.
- NTSE Answer key 2020 for stage 1 exam has been released by some reputed coaching centres on the exam dates
- The official answer keys have been released by conducting authority within a week after conducting the NTSE exam 2020.
- NTSE answer key is the document which mentions the correct answers in front of the question number. Students can use it to know their probable score by the time result is released.
- NTSE stage 2 answer key is published by NCERT within a few days after the conduction of the exam.
Download NTSE Stage 1 Answer Key 2020
- SCERT, UK has revised NTSE Uttarakhand Result 2020. Students can download their results now.
- Jharkhand Academic Council has released the NTSE Jharkhand result 2020 on May 5, 2020.
- DGE, Tamil Nadu has released the Tamil Nadu result 2020 on May 4, 2020.
- SCERT, Gujarat has released the NTSE Gujarat result 2020 on March 28, 2020.
- SCERT, Chandigarh has released the NTSE Chandigarh result 2020 on March 21, 2020.
- JKBOSE has released the NTSE Jammu and Kashmir result 2020 on March 18, 2020.
- UPCERT has released the NTSE Uttar Pradesh result 2020 on March 18, 2020.
- SCERT, Kerala has released the NTSE Kerala result 2020 on February 28, 2020.
- Most other states have also released their stage 1 result. While others will release the NTSE 2002 stage 1 result in April 2020.
- Along with the NTSE stage 1 result, cutoff and merit list of selected candidates is also released. Qualified candidates have to appear in NTSE stage 2 exam.
- NCERT will publish the NTSE stage 2 result in August 2020 in the form of a merit list of selected candidates for the NTSE scholarship.
- The stage 1 result is declared at the state level while the result of stage 2 is released by NCERT at the national level. The stage 2 result of NTSE exam 2020 will be provided on ncert.nic.in.
Check State-wise NTSE Result 2020
NTSE AP Result 2020 (Declared)
NTSE Madhya Pradesh Result (Declared)
NTSE Maharashtra result 2020 (Declared)
NTSE Assam Result (Declared)
NTSE Chandigarh Result (Declared)
NTSE Chhattisgarh Result (Declared)
NTSE Odisha Result (Declared)
NTSE Puducherry Result (Declared)
NTSE Delhi Result (Declared)
NTSE Punjab Result (Declared)
NTSE Goa Result (Declared)
NTSE Rajasthan result 2020 (Declared)
NTSE Gujarat Result (Declared)
NTSE Sikkim Result (Declared)
NTSE Haryana Result 2020 (Declared)
NTSE Tamil Nadu Result (Declared)
NTSE Himachal Pradesh result (Declared)
NTSE Telangana Result (Declared)
NTSE Jammu & Kashmir Result (Declared)
NTSE Jharkhand Result (Declared)
NTSE Uttar Pradesh Result
NTSE Karnataka Result 2020 (Declared)
NTSE Uttarakhand Result 2020 (Revised)
NTSE Kerala Result (Declared)
NTSE West Bengal Result (Declared)
- NCERT will declare NTSE stage 2 result in the second week of August 2020.
- Students can access their stage 2 NTSE 2020 result from the NCERT official website by entering their roll number and date of birth.
- The result is published as a list of selected candidates with their roll number, name, fathers name and category.
- Students who qualify the second stages will be eligible to avail NTSE scholarship.
- NTSE cutoff 2020 is the minimum score a candidate must obtain in order to qualify for the next stage.
- The stage 1 cut off are released by the states while stage 2 cut off will be released by NCERT.
- Students should attain a minimum 40% marks to qualify the examination while the minimum qualifying marks for physically handicapped students is 32%.
Check State-wise NTSE Cutoff 2020
Qualifying Marks Trend
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: What is NTSE?
NTSE is a scholarship exam which is conducted every year to provide scholarships to students for higher studies.
Question: How many students are selected in stage 1 exam?
Around 8500 students are selected in stage 1 exam who will appear for the stage 2 exam.
Question: How many NTSE scholarships are available?
2000 students will be selected to provide NTSE scholarships.
Question: How can I register for stage 2 exam?
Stage 1 qualifiers do not need to register for stage 2 exam but abroad students can register for NTSE stage 2 exam by sending an application form to NCERT.
Question: Will NTSE stage 2 exam be postponed due to lockdown?
Yes, NTSE 2020 stage 2 exam has been postponed until further notice, due to lockdown.
Questions related to NTSE
Can a 9th grader write NTSE this year?...or is it only for 10th graders??
NTSE exam is a scholarship exam conducted only for class 10th students. You will not be able to apply for the exam now, you can only give it next year. You can find further details about the exam under the following link :
Hope this helps!
when can we expect ntse stage 2
As of now, NCERT has not released any date of NTSE stage 2 exam. But this exam is expected to conduct after CBSE exams which will be held from July 1 to 15, 2020.
So you can expect that NTSE stage 2 exam may be held after July 15, 2020. But, you should stay prepared as NCERT can notify exam date anytime. Stay tuned with the given link to check all updates.
Hope it helps!!!
Ntse class 6 question paper 2019
Sorry, but the NTSE examination is mostly conducted for the students Studying in class 10th. The conducting body for the exam.is NCERT. Earlier it used to be only for class 10th students aiming to provide them scholarship for future studies in the field of science, but now it is also conducted at class 8th and 9th level. But still, there's no provision till now for class 6th students to give NTSE exam.
If you want to ask about some other exam, go for it.
Hope you understand.
I want 2020 May 26 NTSE online exam question paper and key
It is quite difficult for us to provide you latest question papers for NTSE exam but still I am giving you the link below through which you can download previous year question papers of NTSE exam .
Best of luck.
how to become topper in NTSE as i am in class 10 also give me timetable to crack both board and NTSE exam
There is no such time table or schedule which can make you a topper. You just need to remember a few points during your preparation. For NTSE the first thing that you need to work on is your mathematics skills. A student good in maths has an edge over the others in solving the MAT section.Language-The language paper will not be too tough but see to it that you don't take too much time in it.Science paper will be strictly based on your state/central board's prescribed syllabus books.Books like Tata McGraw Hill are very useful for NTSE prep( especially for SST and MAT).There is also Arihant's preparation book for NTSE. Give online tests as many as you can.They really help you to manage your time well.Have a proper idea of time. Make sure you don't waste too much time on one question/section. Otherwise you may not get the time to complete the paper.Try to complete the paper atleast 15mins early so that you have time to revise the paper. You follow the same tips for board exam as well like focusing on the important points and revising concepts. Solve past years exam papers. If you are consistent in your work, you can definitely top these exams. Don't lose hope. All the best.
Hope this helps!