NTSE 2020

National Talent Search Examination 2020

National Talent Search Examination 2020

Mode of ExamOffline
LevelSchool
Level of ExamNational Level

NTSE 2020: NCERT has released the NTSE 2020 notification on its official website. Candidates studying in class 10th in the current academic year can apply for NTSE 2020. The exam is conducted in two stages - NTSE stage 1 will be conducted on November 2, 3 and 17, 2019 by all states and UTs while stage 2 will be conducted on May 10, 2020, by NCERT at National level. 

National Talent Search Examination popularly known as NTSE is conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for identifying talented students who want to pursue higher education in Science and Social Studies streams. The examination is conducted at two levels i.e. first, state-level talent search examination and then, National Level Talent Search Examination. The State Level Talent Search Exam is conducted by 29 States/07 UTs for all students studying in Class 10th. The students qualifying in State Level Talent Search Examination are eligible to appear for NTSE stage II examination to be conducted by NCERT. The aim of NTSE scheme is to award talented students pursuing education in Science and Social Studies stream with scholarships to help continue their education.

Highlights of National Talent Search Examination

Exam Name

  • National Talent Search Examination
  • Commonly known as NTSE

Conducted by

  • NTSE Stage 1 is conducted by respective states/UTs
  • National level or NTSE stage II is conducted by NCERT

Exam Level

National Level

Class level

Class 10th

Total Scholarships

2000

Scholarship amount

  • Rs. 1250 per month for Class 11-12
  • Rs. 2000 per month for UG and PG level
  • As per UGC norms for research level

Scholarship level

Up to Ph. D. level

Exam Mode

Offline examination

Exam Papers

Mental Aptitude Test (MAT)
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Test Duration

120 minutes for each paper (MAT & SAT) at each level i.e. a total of 240 minutes. (same for both the stages)

Total Exam Centers

For NTSE Stage I exam - In all 29 states and 7 UTs

For NTSE Stage II - 35 exam cities

Registration dates

Registration began in August 2018 and the last date of application is notified by respective State/UT separately

Exam dates for NTSE Stage I exam 2019-20

November 03, 2019 for Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

November 04, 2019 for All other states and UTs

November 17, 2019, for Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal Delhi NCR, and Jammu & Kashmir

Exam date for NTSE Stage 2 exam 2020

May 10, 2020, for all states and UTs

Exam Helpline for NTSE Stage II examination only

Phone number - 011-26560464

e-mail - ntsexam.ncert@gov.in

Official Website

http://www.ncert.nic.in

NTSE 2020 Exam dates and other events:

Events

Stage I dates

Stage II dates

NTSE application dates

August 2019

No registration

NTSE Admit card dates

By the second week of October 2019

Third week of August 2019

NTSE Exam dates

November 03, 04, and 17, 2019

May 10, 2020

NTSE Result dates

January – March 2020

September 2020

Major Changes in the National Talent Search Examination by NCERT over the past years:

How it began

The programme was started in 1963 as National Science Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS) as an initiative to help talented students with scholarships. The students who applied for NTSE scholarships were selected on the basis of qualification in the written test, project report and interview. The written test included Science Aptitude Test (SAT) and an essay based on a scientific theme only. The project report was also needed to be submitted at the time of written test. The scholarships were awarded to only those students who wanted to pursue higher education in Basic Sciences from Class 11th to Doctoral level.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

7 Oct '19 -

14 Oct '19

NTSE Stage I admit card 2020

2 Nov '19

NTSE 2020 Stage I Exam for Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Meghalaya and Mizoram

3 Nov '19

NTSE 2020 Stage I Exam for all states/UTs except Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Meghalaya and Mizoram

17 Nov '19

NTSE 2020 stage 1 exam

10 May '20

NTSE 2020 Stage II Exam

The NTSE 2020 application dates for stage 1 will be different for all states and UTs. The application forms will be available on official websites of SCERTs of respective states/UTs. Candidates will be required to apply before the last date as mentioned by their respective state/UT.

NTSE 2020 Important Dates 

Events

Dates

Application Forms releases

First week of August 2019

Last date to apply

Varies from state to state

NTSE admit card for stage 1 (in online as well as offline mode)

By third week of October 2019

NTSE answer keys (stage 1)

Within 5-7 days after the exam

NTSE Results (stage 1)

January-March 2020

NTSE Stage 2 admit card

April 2020

NTSE Results (Final)

September 2020

States and UTs have started to release the NTSE application form 2020 from the first week of August 2019. NTSE stage 1 is slated to be conducted on November 2 for Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, on November 3 for all other states and UTs and on November 17, 2019, for Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Delhi NCR, and Jammu & Kashmir. The application for NTSE 2020 is done for stage 1 only. Those who qualify NTSE stage 1 2020 exam will qualify for the NTSE stage 2. The state-wise links to download the NTSE 2020 application form has been provided below.

Many states will release the application form online on the official website of SCERT while others will release offline. Candidates studying in class 10th can download the application form of NTSE 2020 online or even obtain the same from the state liaison officer. Candidates will have to submit the completely filled NTSE application form 2020 along with the application fee (if any) before the last date. The last date for form submission will vary from state to state. To know more about NTSE 2020 application form, find state-wise links to download them and for other important information, read the complete article below.

NTSE Application Form 2020 – Points to remember

  • Application form of NTSE 2020 will be made available by States/UTs in the online mode. It can also be collected from the state liaison officer.
  • NTSE 2020 is a one-step application process. Candidates need not apply for the stage 2 exam.
  • The NTSE 2020 application fee (if applicable in the state) needs to be deposited along with the form.

Steps to fill NTSE Application Form 2020

Candidates can obtain, fill and submit the NTSE application form online or offline by following the steps listed below:

  • Obtain Application Form – Download the NTSE registration form 2020 from the official website or one can also collect it from the liaison officer of the state.
  • Filling up the application form – Candidates need to fill up the application form in their own handwriting as per the instructions and affix their recent photograph along with signature at the space provided. Candidates will be required to enter the following details in the NTSE 2020 application form:
  1. Candidate’s name
  2. Mother's name
  3. Father's name
  4. Caste category
  5. Postal address etc.
  • Payment of application fee – Candidates will be required to remit the NTSE application fee (if specified by the state/UT).
  • Application form submission – The NTSE application form 2020 needs to be submitted in offline/online mode as specified. From last year, some states have started to accept the completed NTSE application form 2020 in the online mode too. Candidates must ensure that the application form of NTSE is filled and attached with the required documents as per the instructions.

Important Documents to be attached with NTSE 2020 Application Form

Along with the application form, candidates are required to attach the documents listed below. All the documents should be duly attested by the Principal of the School.

  • Caste certificate
  • Recent passport size colored photograph

Instructions to fill NTSE 2020 Application form

  • All the details entered by the applicant in the NTSE application form 2020 must be correct.
  • Fill the details in the upper case only.
  • Do not scribble or make any corrections in the form. Write the details in clear handwriting.
  • It is advised that candidates submit the application forms 4-5 days prior to the last date.

NTSE 2020 Exam Centres

NTSE Eligibility 2020

Candidates who want to obtain NTSE 2020 scholarship must fulfil the eligibility criteria for NTSE 2020 exam as mentioned by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2020 are the requirements such as academic qualification, age limit and minimum qualifying marks in the previous class. NCERT prescribed NTSE Eligibility criteria is followed by all States/UTs conducting Stage I exam. Only candidates who will satisfy NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2020 will be awarded with the scholarship after the announcement of NTSE stage II results. Check here in detail about NTSE eligibility 2020 for stage I as well as stage II exam –

NTSE 2020 Eligibility Criteria for NTSE Stage I exam (state level) –

Candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria for NTSE Stage 1 exam 2020 as mentioned below:

  • Candidates currently studying in Class 10th from any recognized Private/Government schools including Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, and Sainik Schools can apply.

  • The candidates can appear in their respective state/UT’s NTSE stage I exam, although there is no domicile restriction.

  • The SCERT of respective state/UTs may mention any additional criteria for stage I exam such as minimum qualifying marks in the previous class.

  • Moreover, candidates who are completing their education from Open and Distance Learning (ODL) such as National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) or state Open boards are also eligible to apply and appear for NTSE 2020.

  • The candidates studying from Open and Distance Learning must not be less than 18 years of age at the time of appearing in the scholarship exam. Moreover, they should not be employed (not even part-time jobs) and they should be appearing in Class 10th qualifying examination for the first time.  

NTSE 2020 Eligibility Criteria for NTSE Stage II exam –

NTSE Eligibility for candidates studying in India:

Candidates appearing for National Level Talent Search Examination i.e. NTSE stage II exam by NCERT need to fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria -

  • They must be an Indian National irrespective of where they are pursuing their Class 10th qualifying examination i.e. in India or Abroad

  • They must have qualified stage I exam at the state level.

NTSE Eligibility for candidates studying outside India:

  • The Indian national candidates studying abroad can directly appear for stage II exam of NTSE scholarship award.

  • They should have scored at least 60% marks in their previous class qualifying examination i.e. in Class 9th.

  • Such candidates should be planning to pursue their higher education in India only after obtaining the NTSE Scholarship.

NTSE Eligibiility 2020: General Requirements for awarding NTSE Scholarships –

  • The candidate should pursue only the approved courses in Science, Social Sciences, Engineering and Medical streams only. The candidate should be willing to pursue higher education in India only

  • The candidates should be certified as maintaining good conduct at their school and should continue their higher education

  • They should not be absent from school without proper leave or informing the school authorities

  • The candidates should be a full-time student and should not be working anywhere or getting salary/stipend.

  • If the candidate is getting scholarship under any other scheme as well then, he/she should decide which scholarship scheme he/she wants to continue with.

  • If any candidate is getting any other scholarship then, his/her NTS Scholarship will be stopped for that year and can be continued only after he/she requests NCERT for resuming the scholarship; they have to discontinue benefits from other scholarship schemes.

  • The candidates getting fee waivers/ one-time grant/fee subsidy and accommodation are eligible for NTSE Scholarship

  • If any candidate drops studies or discontinues his/her education within one year of admission, then no scholarship will be awarded to him/her.

  • The candidates should pass in all subjects of their course in first attempt only and if they fail in any of the core subject his/her scholarship will be cancelled.

NTSE 2020 Recommended Books

Books play a very important role for the preparation of any kind of examination. The following table shows the names of the books which every aspirant must study:

 

 

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NTSE 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam is conducted in two stages i.e. Stage 1 and Stage 2. Stage 1 examination is conducted at state level by the state authorities. Stage 2 examination is conducted at all other states and union territories. The paper is available in both the Hindi and English medium. Students need to select any one language from both the languages. The paper is divided into two sections i.e.  Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).

  • The examination is conducted through the offline mode only.
  • The paper is comprised of Objective type multiple choice questions.
  • For every correct answer, 1 mark will be given and there is no negative marking at stage 1 and stage 2.
  • Reserved category candidates have to secure 32% marks in each year to qualify the test, whereas general category candidates have to secure 40% marks to qualify the test.

NTSE Exam Pattern of both the Stage 1 and Stage 2 are explained below:

Section

No of Questions

No. of Marks

Time Duration

Stage 1

MAT

100

100

120 Minutes

SAT

100

100

120 Minutes

Stage 2

MAT

100

100

120 Minutes

SAT

100

100

120 Minutes

NTSE 2020 Syllabus

  • Syllabus of NTSE is based on 10+2 curriculum of NCERT.

  • Students are advised to go through each and every topic while preparing for the exam.
  • NTSE consists of multiple choice questions which are asked from the subjects like Mathematics, Science, Social Science, English, General Knowledge and Mental Ability syllabus.
  • Following is the detailed explanation of all the topics of different subjects along with the weight-age of particular topic:

Mathematics Syllabus

NTSE Mathematics section contains around 30 questions which include the topics from class 6 to 10.

Topics

Weight-age

Topics

Weight-age

Algebraic Expressions

5%

Percentage& Its Application

8%

Arithmetic

15%

Playing with Number

1%

Arithmetic Progressions

1%

Probability 

1%

Basic Geometry

15%

Quadratic Equations

8%

Circles

1%

Rational Numbers

1%

Coordinate Geometry

1%

Simple & Compound Interest 

2%

Direct& Inverse Variations

0%

Square & Cube Roots

3%

Exponent

1%

Statistics

1%

Linear Equation

3%

Surface Areas and Volume

4%

Mensuration

10%

Triangles

1%

Number System

9%

Trigonometry

9%

Science Syllabus

In the science syllabus, topics are included from Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This section contains around 35 questions.

Topics

Weight-age

Topics

Weight-age

Acid Bases and Salts

2%

Metals & Non Metals

5%

Air

4%

Micro-Organisms

3%

Carbon and its Compound

6%

Motion and Force

3%

Cellular Level of Organization

4%

Our Environment

5%

Diversity in Living organisms

2%

Periodic Classification of Elements

2%

Fibres and Plastics

1%

Reproduction

5%

Food Production & Management

1%

Soil

1%

Heredity and Evolution

1%

Some Common Diseases

7%

Human Body

7%

Sound

2%

Life Processes

4%

Sound of Energy

4%

Light

5%

Structure of Atom

3%

Acid Bases and Salts

2%

The Universe

1%

Magnetic & Electricity at Work

5%

Water

4%

Measurement

3%

Work and Energy

6%

Social Science Syllabus

In this subject, topics are from History, Civics, Geography, Economics and General Awareness. This section contains around 35 questions.

Topics

Weight-age

Topics

Weight-age

Agriculture

2%

Local and State Government

1%

Atmosphere

3%

Medieval Architecture and Culture

1%

Biosphere

1%

Motion of the Earth

3%

British raj

5%

Nationalism in Various Countries

2%

Culture, Science and Literature

1%

Natural Vegetation

3%

Democracy and Elections

2%

New Empires and Kingdoms

2%

Diversity and Livelihood

2%

Our Country- India

4%

Early Medieval Period

3%

Popular Movements and Social Reforms

2%

Early States

1%

Population

1%

Eighteen Century Political Formation

1%

Resources and Development

5%

French Revolution

1%

Solar System

1%

India and Its Neighbours

2%

The Delhi Sultanate

3%

Indian Constitution

4%

The Judiciary

2%

Indian Economics

4%

The Maurayas

2%

Indian Freedom Struggle

5%

The Mughal Empire

5%

Indus Valley Civilization

4%

UN and International Agencies

1%

Industrial Revolution

2%

Union Government

2%

Industries

1%

Vedic Period

2%

Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks 

2%

Water Resources 

2%

Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History

2%

World History

3%

Jainism, Buddhism and Conquerors from Distant Lands

2%

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English Syllabus

Topics

Weight-age

One Word Substitution 

30%

Paragraph Completion

5%

Reading Comprehension

10%

Rearrangement of Jumbled Words

5%

Sentence Completion

10%

Synonyms

15%

Antonyms

15%

English Grammar

10%

General Knowledge Syllabus

Topics

Weight-age

India

40%

World

20%

Abbreviations

10%

Awards and Recognitions

10%

Books and Authors

10%

Sports

10%

Mental Ability Syllabus

Topics

Weight-age

Topics

Weight-age

Alphabets and Number test

1%

Figure Partition and Dot Situation

1%

Analogy(Non Verbal)

5%

Mathematical Operations

3%

Analogy(Verbal)

5%

Missing Character

9%

Blood relations

9%

Paper Folding and Cutting

2%

Calendar, Time and Clock

1%

Ranking and Arrangements

7%

Classification

9%

Series (Verbal)

7%

Coding-Decoding

7%

Series(Non Verbal)

8%

Cube and Dice

5%

Venn Diagrams

2%

Direction Sense

7%

Water and Mirror Images

4%

Embedded Figure

5%

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NTSE 2020 Recommended Books

Books play a very important role for the preparation of any kind of examination. The following table shows the names of the books which every aspirant must study:

 

 

Name of the Book

Publisher

Study Package for NTSE Class X (English) 1st and 2nd Edition

Mc Graw Hill

Practice Papers NTSE X (English) 1st Edition

TMH Books

The Pearson Guide to NTSE Class 10 (English) 1st Edition

Saurabh Priyadarshini and Navi C. Joshi

NTSE Explorer: MAT + SAT + New English Language Test for class 10th ( English)

Sonia Lal

 

Reference Books

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Application Start Date :

6th August 2019

Application End Date :

11th September 2019

Exam Date :

17th November 2019

Result Date :
Conducted By :

NCERT (National Council of Education Research and Training)

Official Website : http://www.ncert.nic.in

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