NTSE 2019-20 Examination Details


NTSE 2019-20 will be conducted on November 3rd 2019 and the Admit Cards have been released by the respective SCERT state authorities.

The ‘National Talent Search Examination’ 2019-20 conducted by ‘National Council of Educational Research and Training’ will get conducted on November 3rd 2019. The NCERT have already released admit cards state-wise. The exam will get conducted on November 3rd 2019 for all states/UT’s except Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. For these states/UT’s NTSE 2019 got conducted on 2nd November 2019.  

NTSE 2019-20 Admit Card

Every State have released the Admit cards for NTSE Stage-1 in the official website of SCERT. National Talent Search Examination Stage-1 for each state is conducted by the respective states’ authorities. State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) of each state is responsible for the conduction of NTSE Stage-1 in the respective states. The candidates will have to check the respective states SCERT official website for the NTSE 2019 Admit card details.

NTSE Stage-2 which is a National-level exam will be conducted by NTSE. The Admit Cards for NTSE Stage-2 can be downloaded from the official website of NCERT. The NTSE Stage-2 exam is expected to get conducted on 10th May 2020. The Admit Card for NTSE 2019-20 Stage-2 is expected to get released by April 2020.

NTSE 2019-20 Exam Pattern

Any Student appearing for the upcoming NTSE 2019-20 exam is highly suggested to go through the brief detailing of the exam given below.

The NTSE 2019-20 is a written-test exam.The question paper consists of four sections and 200 questions. The four sections are 1. Mental Ability 2. Social Science 3.  Mathematics 4. Science.
                        The mark distribution goes as: Mental Ability-100, Social Science-40, Mathematics-20 and Science-40. The maximum marks will be 200 marks. Each question carries 1 mark. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers. There will be 200 questions to attend in the exam. 

                        The NTSE 2019-20 exam duration is two hours. The two hour time duration is split into two session. The first session is 120 minutes. The first section is MAT or Mental Ability Test. This general question session focuses on students’ Logical and Analytical Reasoning Skills. The second session is of 120 minutes duration. The session is SAT or Scholastic Ability Test. The SAT questions are based on Science, Mathematics and Social Science. The SAT session ask 40 questions each from both Science and Social Science and 20 questions from Mathematics. The SAT questions will be based on school academic syllabus. The difficulty of questions asked in SAT part will also be the level of 10th equivalent exams. 


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