- 1 NTSE 2019-20 Exam Notification
- 2 About NTSE
- 3 History of NTSE
- 4 NTSE Important Dates
- 5 NTSE 2019-20 Stage 1 Eligiblity Criteria
- 6 NTSE 2019-20 Stage 2 Eligiblity Criteria
- 7 NTSE 2019-20 Application Form
- 8 NTSE 2019-20 Admit Card Download
- 9 NTSE 2019-20 Exam Pattern
- 10 NTSE 2019-20 Syllabus
- 11 NTSE 2019-20 Selection Process
- 12 NTSE Results
- 13 NTSE Cut Off Marks
- 14 NTSE Scholarship Details
- 15 NTSE Official Websites
- 16 NTSE Scholarship Terms & Condition
- 17 NTSE Scholarship FAQ
- 18 NTSE Previous Year Questions Papers
NTSE 2019-20 Exam Notification
NTSE stands for National Talent Search Examination. NTSE is two stages programs known as NTSE Stage 1 and NTSE Stage 2. NTSE Stage 1 is a state level exam which is conducted by the respective states. NTSE Stage 2 is a National level exam 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 2020 are eligible to appear in NTSE 2019-20 scholarship program.
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 2019 (It may vary from state to state)|
|Registration Last Date||Last Week of September 2019 (It may vary from state to state)|
|NTSE 2019-20 Stage I Admit Card||October 2019|
|NTSE 2019-20 Stage I Exam Dates||02 November 2019 (Saturday)|
For Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Andaman and Nicobar Island
03 November 2019 (Sunday)
For All Other States and Union Territories except Above & Below
17 November 2019 (Sunday)
For Bihar, Jharkhand, NCT of Delhi, West Bengal, J&K
|NTSE 2019-20 Stage I Result||February/March 2020|
|NTSE 2019-20 Stage II Exam Date||10 May 2020|
For All Other States and Union Territories
|NTSE 2019-20 Stage II Result||August/September 2020|
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 2019-20 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 scheduled on 10 May 2020 (Sunday) in all the states and union territories, conducted by NCERT.
NTSE 2019-20 Application Form
To apply NTSE 2019-20 Scholarship program, the students must register and fill the NTSE form through the NTSE official websites of different states schools.
To obtain the NTSE 2019-20 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 Admit Card. The Admit Card of NTSE contains the identity and particulars of the candidate for written exam.
To download NTSE 2019-20 Admit Card, 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 Urdu. Each 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|
|Time Duration||2 Hours|
NTSE Paper 2 Pattern
|Paper Name||SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)|
|Subjects||Science, Social Science, Maths|
|No of Questions||100|
Science (40 Questions)
Social Science (40 Questions)
Maths (20 Questions)
|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|
|6. Calendar, Time and Clock|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|4. Indian Government|
NTSE Mathematics Syllabus
|1. Number System|
|2. Exponents and Surds|
|5. Lines and Angles|
|6. Congruent Triangles|
|7. Coordinate Geometry|
|8. Herons Formula|
|9. Linear Equation in Two variables|
|11. Area Related To Parallelogram & Triangle|
|16. Real Numbers|
|17. Quadratic Equations|
|18. Sequence & Series|
|19. Similar Triangle|
|21. Height & Distance|
|22. Straight Lines|
|23. Euclid Geometry|
|25. Lines and Angles|
|26. Congruent Triangles|
|27. Coordinate Geometry|
|28. Herons Formula|
|29. Linear Equation in Two variables|
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 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.
Click here for NTSE 2018-19 Stage 1 Cut Off Marks
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
|Papers||Maximum Marks||Qualifying Percentage/Marks|
|Paper I- MAT||49||20- 25 (40%)||15- 20 (35%)|
|Paper II- Language Test (English)||50||20- 25 (40%)||15- 20 (35%)|
|Paper II- Language Test (Hindi)||50||20- 25 (40%)||15- 20 (35%)|
|Paper III- SAT||96||35- 40 (40%)||30- 35 (35%)|
|Total Marks||145||55- 60 (40%)||50- 55 (35%)|
Category-Wise Expected NTSE Cut off 2017
|Category||MAT/SAT Maximum Marks||Cut Off Marks|
Subject-wise Expected NTSE Cut off 2016
|Papers||Maximum Marks||Qualifying Percentage/Marks|
|Paper I- MAT||49||19.6 (40%)||17.15 (35%)|
|Paper II- Language Test (English)||50||20 (40%)||17.15 (35%)|
|Paper II- Language Test (Hindi)||50||20(40%)||17.15 (35%)|
|Paper III- SAT||96||38.4(40%)||33.6 (35%)|
|Total Marks||145||58 (40%)||50.75 (35%)|
Category-Wise Expected NTSE Cut off 2016
|Category||MAT/SAT Maximum Marks||Cut Off Marks|
NTSE Scholarship Details
After the final selection of the students for the NTSE Scholarships, NCERT awards about 2000 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. Office||Email Address||Official Website|
|1||Arunachal Pradesh||Mr. Talom Tabi|
Directorate of Secondary Education
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun, Itanagar-791111, Arunachal Pradesh.
Fax No. 0360-2291482,
|2||Assam||Mr. Khabir Uddin Ahmed|
Office of the Director of Secondary Education, Kahilipara, Assam Guwahati-781019 (Assam)
|3||Manipur||Sh. R.K. Tenedy Singh|
Vigyan Mandir Officer
Directorate of Education (Schools), Lamphelpat, Imphal (Manipur)-795004
|4||Meghalaya||Smt. Margarette C. Blah|
Selection Grade Lecturer
Directorate of Educational Research And Training ((DERT), Laitmukhrah Nongrimmaw,
Deputy Director S.C.E.R.T., Chaltlang Aizawl, Mizoram-796012
|6||Nagaland||Mr. N. Woshamo|
Research Associate SCERT, Nagaland Kohima-798621.
|7||Sikkim||Mr. Bilal Prabhakar|
Deputy Director (Scholarship) Human Resource Development Department of Education
Govt. of Sikkim, Tashiling Secretariat
03592-220903 PBX Fax-03592-205177
|8||Tripura||Smt. Kuheli Debbarma|
Tripura State Council of Educational Research and Training, Abhoy Nagar, Agartala, Tripura(West)-799005.
|9||Andaman & Nicobar|
State Institute of Education Siksha Sadan, Link Road Port Blair-744101
|10||Bihar||Dr. Sanjiwan Sinha|
S.C.E.R.T. Mahendru Post Office
Fax 0612 2370783
|11||Jharkhand||Dr. Arbind Pd. Singh|
Jharkhand Academic Council Ranchi, Gyandeep Campus, Bargawan Namkum, Ranchi- 834010.
43, 44 and 45
|12||Orissa||Mrs. Aparna Mishra|
Directorate of TE & S.C.E.R.T. Unit IV, Bhubaneswar-751001Orissa
0674-2502928 & Fax
|13||West Bengal||Dr. 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)
|14||Chandigarh||Mrs. Mamta Sharma|
State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT)
Sector-32C, Chandigarh (U.T.) 160031.
Fax 0172- 2602011
|15||New Delhi||Ms. Madhu Singh|
Deputy Director Directorate of Education Science & TV Branch
Behind Lady Shri Ram College, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-110024.
|16||Jammu and Kashmir||Dr. Farooq Ahmad Peer|
Director Academics, Liaison Officer (NTS), J&K State Board of School Education, New Campus
Lal Mandi, Bemina, Srinagar -190018.
|17||Haryana||Sh. Sunil Vashishta|
Lecturer Commerce, S.C.E.R.T., Sohna
Road, Opp. Panchayat Bhawan, Gurugram-
|18||Himachal Pradesh||Mrs. Rita Sharma|
Solan-173211, (Himachal Pradesh).
|19||Punjab||Mrs. Rumkeet Kaur|
Lecturer in Math
State Institute of Science Education, PSEB Complex, Block-E
6th Floor, Phase-8, Ajitgarh, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab.
|20||Rajasthan||Mr. Rajendra Kumar Saxena|
Assistant Director Exam
Board of Secondary Education
|21||Uttar Pradesh||Sh. Anandkar Pandey|
Director, Bureau of Psychology SCERT, 2 Lowther Road Allahabad-211001 (UP)
|22||Uttarakhand||Dr. Sunita Bhatt|
State Council of Educational Research and Training, Rajeev Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalaya, I.T Campus, Nanurkhera, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
|23||Chhattisgarh||Prof. S.L. Ogare|
State Council of Educational
Research & Training (SCERT), DIET Campus, Shankar Nagar, Raipur, Chattishgarh-492001.
|24||Daman & Diu||Sh. Rajesh J Halpati|
Government High School Nani Daman Vaniyawad Opposite Custom House Daman & Diu -396210
|25||Dadra 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
|26||Goa||Sh. Jaywant Waman Naik|
Vocational Education Officer
Directorate of Education
State Council of Educational Research and
Training , Alto-Porvorim
|27||Gujarat||Sh. Dharmendra R Saradava|
Gujarat State Examination Board, Opp. Government Library,
|28||Madhya Pradesh||Ms. Survi Parashar|
Assistant Manager Rajya Shiksha Kendra Pustak Bhawan “B” Wing,
Arera Hills, Bhopal-462011 (M.P.)
Fax - 0755-2552363
|29||Maharashtra||Sh. Sukhdeo Hari Dere|
Maharashtra State Council of
17-Dr. Ambedkar Road
|30||Andhra Pradesh||Sh. Chikile Nageswara Rao|
Office of The Director of Govt. Examinations,
Chapel Road, ABIDS Hyderabad-500001 (A.P.)
|31||Karnataka||Dr. M.V. Krishnamurthy|
Senior Assistant Director
DSERT, No.4, 100 feet Ring Road, Banashankari,
3rd Stage, Bangalore-560085 (Karnataka)
|32||Kerala||Dr. Meena. S|
Assistant Professor S.C.E.R.T., Vidhya Bhavan Poojappura (P.O.) Thiruvananthapuram-695012, Kerala.
|33||Lakshadweep||Mrs. Subaidabi, C.P.|
Govt. Senior Secondary School, Kavaratti, UT of Lakshadweep-682555.
|34||Pondicherry||Dr. J.Krishna Raju|
Directorate of School Education, Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent.Edn. Colmplex, Anna Nagar
|35||Tamil Nadu||Ms. D. Vasundra Devi|
Directorate of Govt. Examinations, College
Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006.
|36||Telangana||Sh. D. Chalapathi Rao|
Director of Govt. Examinations Chapel Road, Hyderabad Telangana-500001.
NTSE Scholarship Terms & Condition
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NTSE Scholarship FAQ
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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.
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