NTSE Exam Date, Check Eligibility Criteria, And Exam Pattern

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NTSE Exam Date: The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will release the NTSE Exam Date for Stage 2 soon on the official website. The individual State/UT has conducted NTSE Stage 1 in the month of November 2019 and has released its result. Earlier, NTSE Stage 2 was scheduled to be conducted in the month of May 2020, but then due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the exam is postponed until further notice. They release the Admit Card a few days before the exam date. There is no official notification about the NTSE Exam Date, therefore, students are advised to regularly check the official website for further updates. You can get a direct link to the official website from this article.

NTSE Exam Date

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conduct scholarship exam called National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) to identify talented students and improve the school education in the country. The selection stages of NTSE 2020 consist of two stages (NTSE Stage 1 and NTSE Stage 2) and each of the stages has two sections that are the Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The individual State/UT conducts NTSE Stage 1 at the state level and NCERT conducts NTSE Stage 2 at the national level.

Students need to qualify stage1 in order to be eligible for the Stage 2 exam. The officials have conducted NTSE Stage 1 in the month of November 2019 and have released its result. Earlier, NTSE Stage 2 was scheduled to be conducted in the month of May 2020, but then due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the exam is postponed until further notice.

The applicants can download the admit card a few days before the exam. You can check the direct link of the official website and the NTSE Exam Date from this article. This article covers all the information related to NTSE i.e important details, important dates, the method to download admit cards, and etc.

NTSE 2020 Important Dates

You can check the dates of the exam from the table given below:

EventsStage 2 Dates
NTSE 2020 RegistrationNo Registration
Admit CardTo be notified soon
Exam DateTo be notified soon
ResultTo be notified soon
Official websiteClick here

NTSE 2020: Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for NTSE Stage 2 are given below:

Candidates Studying in India:

  • Students must be of Indian nationality irrespective of whether they study in India or abroad at Class X level.
  • Students need to qualify NTSE Stage 1 in order to be eligible to appear for the next stage that is NTSE Stage 2.

Candidates Studying in Abroad:

  • The applicants need to be an Indian Students studying Abroad in Class X or equivalent to directly appear for the NTSE Stage 2 exam.
  • The applicants need to secure at least 60% marks in the previous qualifying exam
  • After the selection, the applicants shall receive the scholarship only if they pursue studies in India.

NTSE 2020 Exam Pattern:

You can check the exam pattern of both the stage from the table given below:

SectionNo of Questions Maximum MarksDuration
Mental Ability Test (MAT)100          100          120 Minutes  
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)100100120 Minutes

Download NTSE Syllabus

NTSE 2020 Distribution of Marks:

You can check the distribution of the marks of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) from the table given below:

SubjectsNo of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Science4040
Mathematics2020
Social Science4040

NTSE Admit Card

NCERT will release the NTSE Admit Card for Stage 2 soon on the official website. The officials will release the admit card a few days before the NTSE Exam Date. Students can check and download the admit card by visiting the official website.

How to Download NTSE Admit Card

The applicant should follow the steps given below to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website given above
  • Click on the link of NTSE Admit Card available in the homepage
  • Enter your Application No & Date of Birth
  • Click on the “Submit” button
  • The admit card will appear on the screen
  • Now you can download and take its print out for future reference

Direct Link: Download NTSE Admit Card

Details in the NTSE Admit Card

Here is the list of details printed in the admit card:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Roll No
  • NTSE Exam Date
  • Duration of Exam
  • Exam Day
  • Registration No
  • Exam Center
  • Instructions

NTSE 2020 Result

NCERT will release the result soon after the completion of the NTSE Stage 2 exam. The selection of the candidate will be done on the basis of the combined scores of MAT & SAT. The candidates can check their result/marks from the official website of NCERT.  They need to visit the official website regularly for the further updates of the exam and NTSE Exam Date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who conducts NTSE Stage 2 exam?

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conducts the NTSE Stage 2 exam.

How many sections are there in the NTSE Exam?

There are two sections in the exams that are Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

When will the NTSE Exam Date be announced?

The officials will notify about the exam dates on the official website.

Is there any negative marking in NTSE 2020?

No, there is no negative marking in the exam.

How to download the NTSE Admit Card for Stage 2?

You need to visit the official website of NCERT to download the admit card. You can get a direct link to the official website from this article.

If you have any queries regarding NTSE exam, please visit the official website of NTSE. You may ask your queries through the comment section. Thanks!