Home > NTSE Notification Syllabus Exam Pattern FAQ Previous Year Papers Sample Papers

NTSE Notification Syllabus Exam Pattern FAQ Previous Year Papers Sample Papers

Download This NTSE Notification. Downloading Link Given At Last

NTSE 2019-20 Exam Notification

About NTSE

NTSE stands for National Talent Search Examination. It is a National level scholarship program which is conducted by NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training).

NTSE scholarship program is to identify the talent of students of Class X of CBSE board or any recognizing board of educational. It is the one of the most prestigious exams in India.

So those students of class X appearing in board exam in February/March 2019 who want to appear in NTSE 2018 scholarship program can apply.

History of NTSE

As we know that the Indian Government established NCERT in 1961 to qualitative improvement in the school education in our country.

During that time a number of programs was launched by NCERT. In 1963, NCERT launched a special scholarship program to identify the academic talent of school students and nurture their talent. This program is known as National Talent Search Exams (NTSE). During the first year of implementation of NTSE, the scholarship program was offered to the union Territory of Delhi students.

From 1964, it was extended to all the states and union territory in the countries and then provide the scholarship to the students of class X in all over the country for the studying in class XI.  

In 2003, a changes was made in NTSE that it was conducted at the end of class VIII. Since class VIII students are not fit for any competitive exam at this age, so from 2010, again it was decided that NTSE is conducted at the end of Class X.

NTSE Important Dates

NTSE Exam date in every year is approximately fixed. NTSE Stage 1 will be held on first/second Sunday of November and NTSE Stage 2 will be held on first/second Sunday of May of the next year.

Important dates of NTSE 2019-20 like last date of NTSE Application Form Submission and NTSE Stage 1 and 2 Dates are given below.

Registration Start Date Second Week of September 2018
Registration Last Date Last Week of September 2018
NTSE 2019 Stage I Admit Card October 2018
NTSE 2019 Stage I Exam Dates 03 November 2018 (Saturday)
For Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Andaman and Nicobar Island

04 November 2018 (Sunday)
For All Other States and Union Territories excetpt WB

18 November 2018 (Sunday)
For West Bengal (WB)
NTSE 2019 Stage I Result February 2019
NTSE 2019 Stage II Exam Date 12 May 2019
For All Other States and Union Territories
NTSE 2019 Stage II Result August 2019

Last Date of Submission of Application Form of:  To be notify the respective states and it may vary from state to state.

NTSE 2019-20 Stage 1 Eligiblity Criteria

All student of class X studying in any recognized government or private school are eligible for the NTSE 2019-20 scholarship program. A student of Class X applying for the NTSE 2018 Scholarship program can be from any states.

There is no domicile restriction for this scholarship program. Students who are registered under any ODL (Open Distance Learning) program are also eligible for this NTSE 2019-20 Scholarship program.

NTSE 2019-20 Stage 2 Eligiblity Criteria

Students who qualify the NTSE 2019-20 Stage 1 are eligible for the NTSE 2019-20 Stage 2 Exams which will be conducted on 12 May 2019 (Sunday) in all the states and union territories.

NTSE 2019-20 Application Form

To apply NTSE 2018 Scholarship program, the students must register and fill the NTSE form through the NTSE official websites of different states schools.

To obtain the NTSE 2018 Application form (NTSE Form), the students are advised go to NTSE official websites (Click Here To get the Official Websites) or may contact their school principle or State/UT officers.

NTSE 2019-20 Admit Card Download

National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) releases the Admit Card for NTSE in October before the Stage I of the exam, which is held in November. Candidates can download their NTSE Admit Card by clicking on the link provided on official website of NCERT.

No candidate is allowed to appear for the NTSE exam without a valid NTSE Call Letter. The Admit Card of NTSE contains the identity and particulars of the candidate for written exam.

To download NTSE Admit Card 2019-20, go to NCERT Official Website. Enter Your NTSE Application no and Date of Birth. Click Generate Admit Card button to avail your Admit Card. And then print your NTSE 2019-20 Admit Card.

NTSE 2019-20 Exam Pattern

In this exam, there are two stages exam known as NTSE Stage 1 and NTSE stage 2. NTSE Stage 1 exam is conducted by the states and union territories and NTSE Stage 2 exam is conducted by NCERT as national level exam. In both stages, the paper pattern is same. Both NTSE Stage 1 and NTSE stage 2 are exams of two paper exam MAT (Paper 1) and SAT (Paper 2). Each NTSE paper is in the language of Asamiya, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and UrduEach question paper has four alternatives as 1,2,3,4 out of which only one option is correct and each question is of ONE Mark.

NTSE Paper 1 Pattern

Paper Name MAT (Mental Ability Test)
Subjects Aptitude , Reasoning
No of Questions 100
Max Marks 100
Negative Marking No
Time Duration 2 Hours

NTSE Paper 2 Pattern

Paper Name SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
Subjects Science, Social Science, Maths
No of Questions 100
Max Marks 100
Science (40 Questions)
Social Science (40 Questions)
Maths (20 Questions)
Negative Marking No
Time Duration 2 Hours

NTSE 2019-20 Syllabus

NCERT does not prescribe the syllabus for the NTSE exam but they advice to the students that prepare the CBSE NCERT Syllabus of class 9th and 10th to crack NTSE Stage 1 and Stage 2. This syllabus is same for both the stages of NTSE means NTSE Stage 1 and Stage 2.

NTSE MAT (Mental Ability Test) Syllabus: NTSE Paper 1 Syllabus

In NTSE MAT paper, there are 100 questions and all the questions are taken from following 20 chapters, which are same as the CBSE Class 9th and 10th syllabus of reasoning subjects. 

1. Alphabet and Number Test
2. Analogy (Non-Verbal)
3. Analogy (Verbal)
4. Blood Relations
5. Coding-Decoding
6. Calendar, Time and Clock
7. Classification
8. Coding-Decoding
9. Direction Sense
10. Embedded Figure
11. Figure Partition and Dot Situation
12. Mathematical Operations
13. Missing Character
14. Paper Folding and Cutting
15. Ranking and Arrangements
16. Series (Non – Verbal)
17. Series (Verbal)
18. Venn Diagrams
19. Water and Mirror Images
20. Word Problems

NTSE SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) Syllabus: NTSE Paper 2 Syllabus

In NTSE SAT paper, there are 100 questions, out of which 40 questions are from Science, 40 questions are from Social Science and remaining 20 questions are from Mathematics. These subject chapters are taken from the CBSE Class 9th and 10th syllabus. 

NTSE Science Syllabus

1. Magnetism and Electricity
2. Measurements
3. Motion and Force
4. Work and Energy
5. Light and Sound
6. The Universe
7. Source of Energy
1. Acid, Bases, Salt
2. Periodic Classification of Elements
3. Motion and Force
4. Metals and Non Metals
5. Structure of Atom
6. Physical and Chemical Changes
7. Carbon and its Compounds
8. Fibres and Plastics
1. Air
2. Water
3. Soil
4. Micro-organisms
5. Reproduction
6. Life Processes
7. Heredity and Evolution
8. Food Production and Management
9. Diversity in Living Organisms
10. Plant and Animal Nutrition
11. Human Body
12. Cellular Level of Organisation
13. Some Common Diseases
14. Our Environment

NTSE Social Science Syllabus

1. Water Resources
2. Biosphere
3. Atmosphere
4. Agriculture
5. Resources and Development
6. Diversity and Livelihood
7. Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks
8. Maps and Globe
9. Natural Vegetation
10. Our Country – India
11. India and its Neighbors
12. Motion of the Earth
13. Climate – India and World
14. Indian Physiography Division
15. Drainage in India
16. Solar System
17. Major Domains and land-forms
18. Population
1. French Revolution
2. Industrial Revolution
3. British Raj
4. Mughal Empire
5. Maurya Empire
6. Early Medieval Period
7. Medieval Architecture and Culture
8. Indian Freedom Struggle
9. Early States
10. Indus Valley Civilization
11. Jainism and Buddhism
12. Conquerors from Distant Lands
13. Popular Movements and Social Reforms
14. Nationalism in Various Countries
15. Ancient Indian History
16. Vedic Period
17. World War I and II
18. New Empires and Kingdoms
19. World History
20. UN and International Agencies
1. Indian Constitution
2. Local and State Government
3. Judiciary
4. Indian Government

NTSE Mathematics Syllabus

1. Number System
2. Exponents and Surds
3. Logarithms
4. Polynomials
5. Lines and Angles
6. Congruent Triangles
7. Coordinate Geometry
8. Herons Formula
9. Linear Equation in Two variables
10. Quadrilaterals
11. Area Related To Parallelogram & Triangle
12. Statistics
13. Circle
14. Mensuration
15. Probability
16. Real Numbers
17. Quadratic Equations
18. Sequence & Series
19. Similar Triangle
20. Trigonometry
21. Height & Distance
22. Straight Lines
23. Euclid Geometry
24. Polynomials
25. Lines and Angles
26. Congruent Triangles
27. Coordinate Geometry
28. Herons Formula
29. Linear Equation in Two variables
30. Quadrilaterals

NTSE 2019-20 Selection Process

NTSE Selection Procedure of scholars is done on the basis of their scores in the National level test. NTSE scholarship exam is a national level examination cum scholarship program which recognizes and nurture talented students across India and also offers cash awards to the successful candidates.

Scholars are selected on the basis of the scores achieved in the final National level test. NCERT selects only those candidates who have successfully achieved the required score in the final stage of the examination.

NTSE Scholarship Program is categorized under two important sections- State level and National level.

Students of Class 10th across India can apply for the NTSE state level, which is conducted by individual state and Union Territories.

After achieving desirable score, they are eligible for National level. Almost 4000 students are selected for the National level test across the country.

Every student who scores the required number of marks at NTSE Stage 2 is eligible for the scholarship program.

Each state has recommended a quota of specific number of students to be sent for the National level of examination. However, there is no such quota for awarding the scholarships but certain percentage of scholarships is reserved under different categories. 15% reservation of scholarships is for SC.

NTSE Results

NTSE Stage 1 Result

NTSE Stage 1 is conducted every year on first Sunday of November. This stage 1 is conducted by State Government Education board. NTSE Stage 1 result is declared in February or March of the next year. This result is announced by various States and Union Territory.

NTSE Stage 2 Result

Once the State level exam is completed, the names of selected students eligible for the National level (NTSE stage 2) are announced. Students then appear for the NTSE stage 2, after which candidates are selected on the basis of their overall scores. The NTSE Result of NTSE is declared after the NTSE stage 2 of the exam is conducted.

The students, who score minimum eligible marks in NTSE stage 2, are selected for NTSE scholarship. The NTSE result is declared after the completion of NTSE stage 2 of the examination. The NTSE result is always declared on the official website of NCERT in the month of August or September in same year in which NTSE Stage 2 is scheduled.

NTSE Cut Off Marks

In a competitive exams, the candidates need to obtain the minimum marks in order to qualify that competitive examination. This minimum marks is known as Cut-Off Marks of that particular competitive exams. The cut off marks may be either for each subjects or each papers or overall final selections etc. This cut off marks is set for reducing the shortlisted candidates. The cut-off marks  is based on considering the parameters like difficulty level of exams, previous year cut-off trends, number of students appeared for the exams. 

NTSE Stage 1 Cut Off Marks

NTSE Stage 1 is conducted every year on first Sunday of November. This stage 1 is conducted by State Government Education board. In NTSE Stage 1, the students need to gain at least 40% (For General/OBC Category) and 32% (For SC/ST/PH Category) marks of total marks of the paper to qualify for next stage exam means NTSE Stage 2.

NTSE Stage 2 Cut Off Marks

NTSE stage 2 is conducted by NCERT at national level. Its cut off marks is also decided by NCERT and hence final NTSE result is declared by NCERT. NCERT declares the cut off marks for the NTSE Stage 2 after the NTSE result declaration. The candidates must attain the cut off marks for passing the exams. NCERT declares the final cut off marks after the announcement of NTSE final result. The NTSE cut off marks of previous year is given as below.

Subject-wise Expected NTSE Cut off 2017

PapersMaximum MarksQualifying Percentage/Marks
Qualifying Percentage/Marks
Paper I- MAT4920- 25 (40%)15- 20 (35%)
Paper II- Language Test (English)5020- 25 (40%)15- 20 (35%)
Paper II- Language Test (Hindi)5020- 25 (40%)15- 20 (35%)
Paper III- SAT9635- 40 (40%)30- 35 (35%)
Total Marks14555- 60 (40%)50- 55 (35%)

Category-Wise Expected NTSE Cut off 2017

CategoryMAT/SAT Maximum MarksCut Off Marks
Scheduled Caste14555-65
Scheduled Tribe14550-60
Physically Handicapped14550-60

Subject-wise Expected NTSE Cut off 2016

PapersMaximum MarksQualifying Percentage/Marks
Qualifying Percentage/Marks
Paper I- MAT4919.6 (40%)17.15 (35%)
Paper II- Language Test (English)5020 (40%)17.15 (35%)
Paper II- Language Test (Hindi)5020(40%)17.15 (35%)
Paper III- SAT9638.4(40%)33.6 (35%)
Total Marks14558 (40%)50.75 (35%)

Category-Wise Expected NTSE Cut off 2016

CategoryMAT/SAT Maximum MarksCut Off Marks
Scheduled Caste14556.43
Scheduled Tribe14552.12
Physically Handicapped14553.47

NTSE Scholarship Details

After the final selection of the students for the NTSE Scholarships, NCERT awards 1000 students every year at different stage of his education. The NTSE Scholarship of successful students is as below.

  • From Class XI to XII: Scholarship of Rs 1250 per month.
  • From Under-Graduate to Post-Graduate: Scholarship of Rs. 2000 per month.
  • For Ph.D.: Scholarship amount is fixed and it is according to the UGC Rules and Regulation.

NTSE Official Websites

Candidates can check below the list of officers as appointed by the NCERT for NTSE application form related queries:

S.No.Name of the
Name of the State/UT Liaison Officer and
Ph. No. OfficeEmail AddressOfficial Website
1Arunachal PradeshMr. Talom Tabi
Dy. Director
Directorate of Secondary Education
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun, Itanagar-791111, Arunachal Pradesh.
Fax No. 0360-2291482,
ddsesm@gmail.comClick Here
2AssamMr. Khabir Uddin Ahmed
Dy. Director
Office of the Director of Secondary Education, Kahilipara, Assam Guwahati-781019 (Assam)
0361-2381657direcsec123@gmail.comClick Here
3ManipurSh. R.K. Tenedy Singh
Vigyan Mandir Officer
Directorate of Education (Schools), Lamphelpat, Imphal (Manipur)-795004
0385-2411095tenedy@rediffmail.comClick Here
4MeghalayaSmt. Margarette C. Blah
Selection Grade Lecturer
Directorate of Educational Research And Training ((DERT), Laitmukhrah Nongrimmaw,
Shillong-793011 (Meghalaya)
0364-2233752dertmegh@gmail.comClick Here
5MizoramMrs. Zothanmawii
Deputy Director S.C.E.R.T., Chaltlang Aizawl, Mizoram-796012
scertmizo@gmail.com.Click Here
6NagalandMr. N. Woshamo
Research Associate SCERT, Nagaland Kohima-798621.
Fax 0370-2270173
woshamoy@gmail.com.Click Here
7SikkimMr. Bilal Prabhakar
Deputy Director (Scholarship) Human Resource Development Department of Education
Govt. of Sikkim, Tashiling Secretariat
Gangtok-737101 (Sikkim)
03592-220903 PBX Fax-03592-205177
bilalprabhakar2014@gmail.comClick Here
8TripuraSmt. Kuheli Debbarma
Deputy Director
Tripura State Council of Educational Research and Training, Abhoy Nagar, Agartala, Tripura(West)-799005.
kuhelidebbarma@gmail.comClick Here
9Andaman & Nicobar
State Institute of Education Siksha Sadan, Link Road Port Blair-744101
(A&N Islands)
03192-232730devpearlpb@gmail.comClick Here
10BiharDr. Sanjiwan Sinha
S.C.E.R.T. Mahendru Post Office
Patna-800006 (Bihar)
Fax 0612 2370783
exam.scertbiharpatna@yahoo.comClick Here
11JharkhandDr. Arbind Pd. Singh
Jharkhand Academic Council Ranchi, Gyandeep Campus, Bargawan Namkum, Ranchi- 834010.
0651-2261181, 6453342,
43, 44 and 45
Fax 0651-2261999
chairman.jac2003@gmail.comClick Here
12OrissaMrs. Aparna Mishra
Assistant Director
Directorate of TE & S.C.E.R.T. Unit IV, Bhubaneswar-751001Orissa
0674-2502928 & Fax
Click Here
13West BengalDr. Syed Nurus Salam
Deputy Director of School Education
Directorate of School Education
Bikas Bhawan, 7th Floor
East Block, Salt Lake City
Kolkata-700091 (West Bengal)
Fax 033-23378036
ddsebasic2016@gmail.comClick Here
14ChandigarhMrs. Mamta Sharma
Assistant Professor
State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT)
Sector-32C, Chandigarh (U.T.) 160031.
Fax 0172- 2602011
mamtajnu@gmail.comClick Here
15New DelhiMs. Madhu Singh
Deputy Director Directorate of Education Science & TV Branch
Behind Lady Shri Ram College, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-110024.
sciencebranch@gmail.comClick Here
16Jammu and KashmirDr. Farooq Ahmad Peer
Director Academics, Liaison Officer (NTS), J&K State Board of School Education, New Campus
Lal Mandi, Bemina, Srinagar -190018.
Fax-cum Phone
directorjkbose@gmail.comClick Here
17HaryanaSh. Sunil Vashishta
Lecturer Commerce, S.C.E.R.T., Sohna
Road, Opp. Panchayat Bhawan, Gurugram-
122001 (Haryana).
0124-2321909examwing3@gmail.comClick Here
18Himachal PradeshMrs. Rita Sharma
Associate Professor
Solan-173211, (Himachal Pradesh).
Click Here
19PunjabMrs. Rumkeet Kaur
Lecturer in Math
State Institute of Science Education, PSEB Complex, Block-E
6th Floor, Phase-8, Ajitgarh, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab.
0172-2210144sisepunjab@yahoo.comClick Here
20RajasthanMr. Rajendra Kumar Saxena
Assistant Director Exam
Board of Secondary Education
Ajmer, Rajasthan-305001.
secy-boser-rj@nic.inClick Here
21Uttar PradeshSh. Anandkar Pandey
Director, Bureau of Psychology SCERT, 2 Lowther Road Allahabad-211001 (UP)
0532-2256511bureauofpsy@gmail.comClick Here
22UttarakhandDr. Sunita Bhatt
Assistant Director
State Council of Educational Research and Training, Rajeev Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalaya, I.T Campus, Nanurkhera, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
0135- 2789710
scertuk@gmail.comClick Here
Prof. S.L. Ogare
State Council of Educational
Research & Training (SCERT), DIET Campus, Shankar Nagar, Raipur, Chattishgarh-492001.
slogare57@gmail.comClick Here
24Daman & DiuSh. Rajesh J Halpati
Head Master
Government High School Nani Daman Vaniyawad Opposite Custom House Daman & Diu -396210
ghsnanidaman@yahoo.inClick Here
25Dadra and Nagar
Sh. Salim Dinganker
State Liaison Officer, NTS/NMMS Directorate of Education
1st Floor, Building No.5 PWD Campus, Above Animal Husbandry
UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Click Here
26GoaSh. Jaywant Waman Naik
Vocational Education Officer
Directorate of Education
State Council of Educational Research and
Training , Alto-Porvorim
Bardez-403521 (Goa).
scertgoa@rediffmail.comClick Here
27GujaratSh. Dharmendra R Saradava
Gujarat State Examination Board, Opp. Government Library,
Sector-21, Gandhinagar
gseb21@gmail.comClick Here
28Madhya PradeshMs. Survi Parashar
Assistant Manager Rajya Shiksha Kendra Pustak Bhawan “B” Wing,
Arera Hills, Bhopal-462011 (M.P.)
Fax - 0755-2552363
ntse2011@gmail.comClick Here
29MaharashtraSh. Sukhdeo Hari Dere
Maharashtra State Council of
17-Dr. Ambedkar Road
Pune-411001 (Maharashtra).
Fax 020-26129919
mscepune@gmail.comClick Here
30Andhra PradeshSh. Chikile Nageswara Rao
Deputy Commissioner
Office of The Director of Govt. Examinations,
Chapel Road, ABIDS Hyderabad-500001 (A.P.)
Fax -
Click Here
31KarnatakaDr. M.V. Krishnamurthy
Senior Assistant Director
DSERT, No.4, 100 feet Ring Road, Banashankari,
3rd Stage, Bangalore-560085 (Karnataka)
Fax 080-26422377
dsertkar@gmail.comClick Here
32KeralaDr. Meena. S
Assistant Professor S.C.E.R.T., Vidhya Bhavan Poojappura (P.O.) Thiruvananthapuram-695012, Kerala.
FAX 0471-2341869
scertkerala@gmail.comClick Here
33LakshadweepMrs. Subaidabi, C.P.
Govt. Senior Secondary School, Kavaratti, UT of Lakshadweep-682555.
subicp20@gmail.comClick Here
34PondicherryDr. J.Krishna Raju
Joint Director
Directorate of School Education, Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent.Edn. Colmplex, Anna Nagar
jd-edu.pon@nic.inClick Here
35Tamil NaduMs. D. Vasundra Devi
Directorate of Govt. Examinations, College
Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006.
044-28272088, 28278286
dgedirector@gmail.comClick Here
36TelanganaSh. D. Chalapathi Rao
Deputy Commissioner
Director of Govt. Examinations Chapel Road, Hyderabad Telangana-500001.
040-23230942dirgovexams.tg@gmail.comClick Here

NTSE Scholarship Terms & Condition

There are a lot of rules and regulation regarding the NTSE Scholarship. To know about the NTSE Scholarship terms and condition, Click Here.

NTSE Scholarship FAQ

For Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about the NTSE Scholarship, Click Here.

NTSE Previous Year Questions Papers

The NTSE previous years question papers helps the students to know about the level of difficulty of NTSE Scholarship Examination. NTSE Stage 1 and Stage 2 previous year question paper with solution are given below in the table.

NTSE Maths Question Bank With Solutions

State Wise NTSE 2018-19 Answer Keys (New)
600 NTSE Maths Previous Year Questions Bank With Solution PDF
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of ANDHRA PRADESH
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of BIHAR
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of CHANDIGARH
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of CHATTISGARH
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of DELHI
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of GUJRAT
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of HARIYANA
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of JHARKHAND
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of KARNATAKA
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of KERLA
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of MADHYA PRADESH
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of MAHARASTRA
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of ODISHA
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of PUNJAB
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of RAJASTHAN
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of TAMILNADU
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of TELANGANA
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of UTTAR PRADESH
NTSE Stage 1 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution of WEST BENGAL
NTSE Stage 2 Previous Year Question Papers With Solution

Click Here To Download