NTSE Application Form 2020 : Admission, Date, Eligibility, Process


NTSE Application Form 2020: The National Talent Search Examination NTSC form 2020 has been released by SCERT for 10th Class students on their official websites http://www.ncert.nic.in. Selected for NTSC   Students can get scholarships of rupees  1250 per month for class 11 and 12th, rupees  2000 for  UG  & PG and a fixed amount of scholarship for P.hd Students according to UGC norms.

Students can get the NTSE application form from their respective schools and colleges or else applicants can easily fill online through their official website.   In some of the States have an application fee for  National Talent Search Examination and in other states, it has some fee for the registration. It is advised to all students have to fill only correct details in the NTSE form otherwise the authority will reject their NTSE application without given notice.

NTSE Application Form 2020
NTSE Application Form 2020

NTSE Selection Process

The selection process for the National Talent Search Examination consists of two stages and every student has to go through these two-stage process.  Each stage has a written examination round.   The   1st stage of the NTSE exam is conducted by State and the second of the NTSE exam is conducted.  This scholarship helps students to give financial support to those students who are good in studies.

Candidates only are considered selected if they qualify in both papers separately with merit. The selection of giving of the scholarship will depend on the total number of marks in  Mental Ability Test   (MAT) and   Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

The qualification   marks for NTSE scholarship   is 40 %   for General category students in each paper and for  SC, ST, and PH is  32% In each paper

NTSE Scholarship Details
Scholarship during Class 11 and 12 Rs 1250 per month
Scholarship during UG and PG Rs 2000 per month
Scholarship during PhD As per UGC norms


NTSE 2020 Selection Examination  Pattern

The   Selection exam is divided into two parts and each part has 100 marks each. Part -1 is the Mental Ability Test   (MAT) and the Part-2 is called the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).  Both  Mental Ability Test   (MAT) and the Part-2   Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is administered and conducted by  NCERT.     The pattern for the NTSE written exam is given below table.

Mental Ability Test   (MAT):  There will be 100  multiple choice questions with four alternatives and each question carry one marks each.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT):  There will be 100  multiple choice questions with four alternatives and each question carry one marks each.

Negative Marking:   There is no negative marking in the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) examination

Test Name No Of Questions Total Mark Duration
Mental Ability Test   (MAT) 100 100 120 Minutes
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 100 100 120 Minutes

NTSE 2020 Important Dates

The NTSE 2020 online application dates vary from state to state. Usually, the application is made available in the month of August every year this year also predicted form will be available in August. Many states have already released the application form as shown in the above table. The scheduled for NTSE 2020 Stage-1 Exam iso n November 2, 3 and 17, 2019 and respectively Stage 2 will take place on May 10, 2020. Candidates can check the important dates for NTSE 2020 in the below table:

Events Stage 1  Stage 2 
Stage 1 Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Stage-I Nagaland, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands 2 November 2019 (Saturday)
Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Delhi and Jammu, and Kashmir. 17 November 2019 (Sunday)
Examination In  All other State and Union Territories  Except Above Mention  State and Union Territories 3 November 2019 (Sunday)
Announcement of NTSE Result 2020 January 2020 September 2020


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NTSE Scholarship 2020 Eligibility Criteria

All candidates must know the eligibility criteria before online filling the application form. Those candidates who didn’t fulfill the eligibility of the application will not able to apply in any case. Given below are the eligibility criteria set by  NCERT  for school and graduation students.

NTSE Eligibility for school students:

  1. The student must be appearing for class 10 examination from  Government or Government recognized the school.
  2. Students who have applied for class 10 through open learning can also apply and appear for the NTSE exam.
  3. Age must be less than 18 years.
  4. All standards from class 1 to class 10 must be cleared.

NTSE Eligibility Criteria for graduation students:

  1. A student must be appearing for class XII from the Government or Government recognized school.
  2. Students from the Class 11 examination must have been cleared without backlogs.
  3. No backlogs in class 12 examination final results declared by CBSE or state boards.
  4. Class 10 examinations must have been cleared with a minimum of 60 percent marks.
  5. No age limit is defined.

How to Apply For NTSE Scholarship 2020

The NTSE application can be done offline, first of all, candidates have to the fill Application form offline after downloading it from the official website. Students can also get their Application form from the office of Liaison Officer in their district.

Once, candidates fill all the information in the NTSE form then candidates can submit the form send via post to the address of State Liaison Officer. Candidates can also submit the application form by visiting physically at the address of the liaison officer. Given below are the steps candidates can follow to fill the application form

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Step 1: Registration and Downloading Application Form

  1. Visit the official website of NTSE, www.ncert.nic.in
  2. Then click on the  link ‘Apply for NTSE 2020’
  3. Candidates have to fill some basic information some example are below:
  1. Candidates Name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Mobile Number
  4. Email ID
  5. Educational Qualification etc.
  1. After filling all the information click on ‘submit’
  2. Download the NTSE Application Form
  3. Candidates can also get their Application Form from the office of Liaison Officers

Step 2: Filling Details in NTSE Application form

Candidates have to fill the following details in the application form in their own handwriting:

  • Basic details, Category, Address, and Educational details, etc.
  • Candidates have to affix their photograph and signature in the provided space.

Note: Please don’t Over Write anything in the NTSE form it maybe your form will be rejected.

Step 3: Candidates have to get the attest from the Principal their NTSE 2020  Application Form.

Step 4: Application fee as specified by the state/UT needs to be remitted by the candidates.

Step 5: Candidates can submit their Application Form in the Liaison Office via post or visiting the address of liaison officer.

Candidates can post the NTSE 2020 Application Form to the following address of Liaison Officer with respect to their State.

States/ UTs Official Website State Liaison officer
Arunachal Pradesh arunachalpradesh.gov.in/ Mr. Gania Leij Dy. Director, Mrs Oyi Tatak Incharge, Directorate of Secondary Education Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun, Itanagar791111, Arunachal Pradesh Ph: 0360-2290471 Email: [email protected]
Assam madhyamik.in/ Mr. Khabir Uddin Ahmed Dy. Director Office of the Director of Secondary Education, Kahilipara, Assam, Guwahati-781019 (Assam) Ph: 0361-2381657 Email: [email protected]
Manipur manipur.gov.in/dert/index`.html/ Sh. R.K. Tenedy Singh Vigyan Mandir Officer Directorate of Education (Schools), Lamphelpat, Imphal (Manipur)-795004 Ph: 0385-2411095 Email: [email protected]
Meghalaya megeducation.gov.in/ Smt. Margarette C. Blah Selection Grade Lecturer Directorate of Educational Research And Training ((DERT), Laitmukhrah Nongrimmaw, Shillong793011 (Meghalaya) Ph: 0364-2537025 08787796500 Email: [email protected]
Mizoram scert.mizoram.gov.in/post/ntse Mrs. Zothanmawii Deputy Director, S.C.E.R.T., Chaltlang, Aizawl, Mizoram-796012 Ph: 0389-2347790 Email: [email protected]
Nagaland scertnagaland.org/default.aspx Mr. Shilu A O Joint Director, SCERT, Nagaland, Kohima-798621 Ph: 0370-2270160 Fax 0370-2270173 Email: [email protected]
Sikkim sikkimhrdd.org/ Mr. Bilal Prabhakar Deputy Director (Scholarship) Human Resource Development, Department of Education, Govt. of Sikkim, Tashiling Secretariat Gangtok-737101 (Sikkim) Ph: 03592-201029 03592-220903 Email: [email protected]
Tripura scertonline.tripura.gov.in/ Smt. Kuheli Debbarma Deputy Director, Tripura State Council of Educational Research and Training, Abhoy Nagar, Agartala, Tripura (West)-799005 Ph: 0381-2354867 0381-2354209 Email: [email protected]
Andaman & Nicobar Islands and.nic.in/ Shri Mammen Thomas Principal, State Institute of Education Siksha Sadan, Link Road Port Blair-744101, (A&N Islands) Ph: 03192-232730 Email: [email protected]
Bihar scertbihar.co.in/ Dr. Sanjiwan Sinha Director, S.C.E.R.T. Mahendru Post Office, Patna-800006 (Bihar) Ph: 0612-2370783 Email: [email protected]
Jharkhand jac.nic.in/ Dr. Arbind Pd. Singh Chairman, Jharkhand Academic Council Ranchi, Gyandeep Campus, Bargawan Namkum, Ranchi- 834010 Ph: 0651-2261181, 6453342, 43, 44 and 45 Email: [email protected]
Odisha scertodisha.nic.in/ Dr. Puspanjali Pani Assistant Director, Directorate of TE & S.C.E.R.T. Unit IV, Bhubaneswar-751001, Orissa Ph: 0674-2500881, 2502928 Email: [email protected], [email protected]
West Bengal wbsed.gov.in/wbsed/welcome.html Dr. Syed Nurus Salam Deputy Director of School Education (Basic) Directorate of School Education Bikas Bhawan, 7th Floor, East Block, Salt Lake City Kolkata-700091 (West Bengal) Ph: 033-23348005, 23345952 Email: [email protected]
Chandigarh siechd.nic.in/ Mrs. Mamta Sharma Assistant Professor State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) Sector-32C, Chandigarh (U.T.) 160031 Ph: 0172-2676011 Email: [email protected]
New Delhi edudel.nic.in/ Ms. Usha Chaturvedi Deputy Director, Directorate of Education Science & TV Branch Behind Lady Shri Ram College, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-110024 Ph: 011-26280409, 26280413, 26280410 Email: [email protected]
Jammu & Kashmir jkbose.jk.gov.in/ Dr. Farooq Ahmad Peer Director Academics, Liaison Officer (NTS) J&K State Board of School, Education, New Campus Lal Mandi, Bemina, Srinagar (J&K)-190018 Ph: 0194-2494522 Email: [email protected]
Haryana scertharyana.gov.in/talent-search-exam/ Sh. Sunil Vashishta Lecturer Commerce, S.C.E.R.T., Sohna Road, Opp. Panchayat Bhawan, Gurugram-122001 (Haryana) Ph: 0124-2321909 Email: [email protected]
Himachal Pradesh himachal.nic.in/en-IN/ Mrs. Rajni Sankhyan Associate Professor S.C.E.R.T., RABON Solan-173211, (Himachal Pradesh) Ph: 0179-227135 Email: [email protected]
Punjab ssapunjab.org/ Mrs. Rumkeet Kaur Lecturer in Math State Institute of Science Education, PSEB Complex, Block-E, 6th Floor, Phase-8, Ajitgarh, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab Ph: 0172-2212221 Email: [email protected]
Rajasthan rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in/ Mr. Rajendra Kumar Saxena Assistant Director Exam, Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer, Rajasthan-305001 Ph: 0145-2632877 Email: [email protected]
Uttar Pradesh examregulatoryauthorityup.in/HOME.aspx Mrs.Usha Chandra Director, Bureau of Psychology SCERT, 2 Lowther Road Allahabad-211001 (UP) Ph: 7376270563 Email: [email protected]
Uttarakhand scert.uk.gov.in/ Dr. Harish Chandra Badoni Lecturer State Council of Educational Research and Training, Rajeev Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalaya, I.T Campus, Nanurkhera, Dehradun, Uttarakhand Ph: 0135-2789655, 2789710 Email: [email protected]
Chhattisgarh scert.cg.gov.in/ Dr. Prasoon Sarkar Professor, State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT), DIET Campus, Shankar Nagar, Raipur, Chattishgarh-492001. Ph: 0771-2442241, 2443596 Email: [email protected]
Daman & Diu daman.nic.in/ Sh. Rajesh J Halpati Head Master Government High School Nani Daman Vaniyawad Opposite Custom House, Daman & Diu -396210 Ph: 0260-2250154 Email: [email protected]
Dadra and Nagar Haveli dnh.nic.in/departmentsnew.aspx Sh. Salim Dinganker, State Liaison Officer, NTS/NMMS Directorate of Education 1st Floor, Building No.5 PWD Campus, Above Animal Husbandry, Silvassa-396230 UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli Ph: 09724507337 Email: [email protected]
Goa education.goa.gov.in/ Sh. Jaywant Waman Naik, Vocational Education Officer, Directorate of Education, State Council of Educational Research and Training Alto-Porvorim, Bardez-403521 (Goa) Ph: 0832-2417276 0832-2413649 Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Gujarat sebexam.org/ Sh. Dharmendra R Saradava, Secretary, Gujarat State Examination Board, Opp. Government Library, Sector-21, Gandhinagar Gujarat-382021 Ph: 079-23248461, 23248462 Email: [email protected]
Madhya Pradesh ssa.mp.gov.in/ Ms. Surbhi Parashar Assistant Manager, Rajya Shiksha Kendra Pustak Bhawan “B” Wing, Arera Hills, Bhopal-462011 (M.P.) Ph: 0755-2559952 Email: [email protected]
Maharashtra mscepune.in/ Sh. T.N. Supe, Commissioner, Maharashtra State Council of Examinations 17-Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pune-411001 (Maharashtra). Ph: 020-26123066, 26123067, 26056448 Email: [email protected]
Andhra Pradesh main.bseap.org/ Sh. D. Ramachandra Murthy, Deputy Commissioner, Office of The Director of Govt. Examinations D.No. 20-124, Beside SPNRCH High School Opp. Andhra Hospitals, Gollapudi Vijaywada, A.P-521225 Ph: 0866-2974550, 2974540 Email: dir_govexams @ yahoo.com
Karnataka dsert.kar.nic.in/ Sh. Jaya Kumar H.S., Senior Assistant Director, DSERT, No.4, 100 feet Ring Road, Banashankari, 3rd Stage, Bangalore-560085 (Karnataka) Ph: 080-26422239, 26980100, 26422372/306 Email: [email protected]
Kerala scert.kerala.gov.in/ Dr. Meena. S Assistant Professor, S.C.E.R.T., Vidhya Bhavan Poojappura (P.O.)Thiruvananthapuram-695012 Ph: 0471-2346113 Email: [email protected]
Lakshadweep dietlakshadweep.nic.in/importantlinks.htm Mr. Chandrashekhar, Principal, Govt. Senior Secondary School, Kavaratti, UT of Lakshadweep-682555 Ph: 04896-262874 Email: [email protected]
Puducherry schooledn.puducherry.gov.in/ Dr. J.Krishna Raju, Joint Director, Directorate of School Education, Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent.Edu. Complex, Anna Nagar Puducherry-605005 Ph: 0413-2207260 Email: [email protected]
Tamil Nadu tnscert.org/tnscert/index.php?language=LG-1&status=Active Ms. D. Vasundra Devi, Director, Directorate of Govt. Examinations, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006 Ph: 044-28272088, 28278286 and 28203089 Email: [email protected]
Telangana scert.telangana.gov.in/ Sh. D. Chalapathi Rao, Deputy Commissioner, Director of Govt. Examinations Chapel Road, Hyderabad Telangana-500001 Ph: 040-23230942 Email: [email protected]

Documents Required for NTSE Application Form 2020

Below is the list of documents that must the attach with the duly filled NTSE application form required for

  1. Caste Certificate
  2. Recent Colored Photograph
  3. State Domicile
  4. Income Certificate
  5. Colored photographs not older than 6 months from the date of form filling.
  6. Dark background.
  7. No goggles only simple spectacles.
  8. No makeup in the photograph clicked for the form.
  9. Hair must be properly tied.
  10. The photograph must be clicked in school uniforms.
  11. Indian nationals do not have to produce any document with the application form.
  12. Students of Indian origin who are doing class 10 from abroad, have to prove their Indian citizenship, so they have to attach a copy of the class 11 mark sheet.

NTSE 2020 Application Form Link

States/ UT Application Form Link Application Submission Deadline
Maharashtra Direct Link September 3, 2019
Andhra Pradesh Direct Link September 5, 2019
Chandigarh Direct Link September 5, 2019
Himachal Pradesh Direct Link September 7, 2019
Telangana Direct Link August 28, 2019
West Bengal Direct Link August 31, 2019
Odisha Direct Link August 25, 2019
Chhattisgarh Direct Link September 14, 2019

NTSE Reservation Percentage

In the below table, students will get the reservation percentage for  each category

Category Name  Percentage
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC 27%
PH 4%
EWS 10%



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