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National Level Talent Search Examination for stage 2 is a nation-wide competition for all the students who wish to pursue science and social sciences. This exam helps to select brilliant minds from all over India.  Students need to understand the question types and exam patterns to score better marks. Students clearing both the stages get scholarships.

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NTSE Stage 2 2020 - Important Dates

Event Date
Announcement of NTSE 2020 stage 2 exam date (revised) 17-Dec-2020
NTSE stage 2 Admit card to be released Third or fourth week of January 2021*
NTSE 2020 Stage 2 exam to be conducted 14-Feb-2021
Announcement of result March/April 2021


NTSE 2020 Scholarship

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


NTSE Exam 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Going through eligibility criteria is a must before filling up the form for NTSE 2020. If u do not match the eligibility criteria, then you will not be considered for the exam. Also, the candidate has to show his / her stage 1 qualifying certificate. Mentioned below are the eligibility criteria for NTSE 2020 Exam – Stage 2:

  • The candidate who successfully secures at least 80% marks in the NTSE Stage 1, can appear for the stage 2 national level exam.
  • All those students who achieve the necessary scores at this level automatically qualify for the scholarships that are handed over by NCERT.


NTSE 2020 Syllabus

There is no specific syllabus for the NTSE exam. However, the questions of the NTSE Stage I and II exams both are based on the Class 9 and Class 10 levels. Mathematics, Science, and Social Science form the core of the NTSE Syllabus. Following is the complete syllabus that applicants are required to study to prepare for the school level scholarship exam:
Mathematics:- Algebraic Expressions, Arithmetic, Arithmetic Progressions, Basic Geometry, Circles, Coordinate Geometry, Direct & Inverse Variations, Exponents, Linear Equations, Mensuration, Number Systems, Percentage & its Applications, Playing with Numbers, Probability, Quadratic Equations, Rational Numbers, Square & Cube Roots, Statistics, Surface Area & Volume, Triangles
Science:- Acids, Bases & Salts, Air, Carbon, and its Compounds, Diversity in Living Organisms, Fibers and Plastics, Food Production & Management, Heredity & Evolution, Human Body, Life Processes, Measurement, Metals & Non-Metals, Motion & Force, Our Environment, Periodic Classification of Elements, Reproduction, Soil, Sound, Sound of Energy, Structure of Atom, Work and Energy
Social Science:- Agriculture, Atmosphere, Biosphere, British Raj, Culture, Science and Literature, Democracy and Elections, Diversity and Livelihood, Early Medieval Period, Early States, Eighteen Century Political Formation, French Revolution, India and its Neighbours, Indian Constitution, Indian Economics, Indian Freedom Struggle, Indus Valley Civilization, Industrial Revolution, Industries, The Maurya’s, The Mughal Empire
English:- Antonyms, English Grammar, One Word Substitution, Paragraph Completion, Reading Comprehension, Rearrangement of Jumbled words, Sentence Completion, Synonyms
General Knowledge:- Abbreviations, Awards and Recognitions, Books and Authors, India, Sports, World
Mental Ability:- Alphabets and Number Tests, Analogy (Non-verbal), Analogy (Verbal), Blood Relations, Calendar, Time and Clock, Classification, Coding-Decoding, Cube and Dice, Direction Sense, Embedded Figure, Figure Partition and Dot Situation, Mathematical Operations, Ranking and Arrangements, Venn Diagrams, Water and Mirror Images, Word Problems, Paper Folding and Cutting, Series (Verbal), Series (Non-Verbal)


NTSE 2020 Examination Pattern

NTSE 2020 for both the levels, the exam will be divided into two sections i.e. Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). In each of the sections, there will be 100 questions, 1 mark each. The time duration will be 120 minutes for each paper. Both the paper will be conducted through the offline mode (pen and paper test) only. As of now, there will not be any negative markings in the examination. The pattern of NTSE 2020 Exam pattern is:

Paper Test No. of Questions Total Marks Time Duration (in minutes)
Paper I Mental Ability Test (MAT) 100 100 120
Paper-II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 100 100 120


NTSE Admit Card 2020 Stage II

The Admit Card for NTSE Stage 2 will be issued to only Stage 1 qualifiers. These admit cards are issued by NCERT once the procedure for stage 1 is successfully completed. Candidates can download the admit card from the NCERT official website.


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