Application Procedure: NTSE 2020”

The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2020 is one of the most preferred National Level Scholarship Examinations conducted by an official institution of India – National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) to trace, acknowledge and award the talent of the country.

Once the student is clear about the direction one needs to go in, the second thing in priority should be to know the way towards it. For all the intellectuals who have the will to appear for the National Talent Search Examination, it is essential to understand the process of application. The basic questions which come in the mind of all aspiring students while applying for NTSE 2020 are How to Apply for NTSE?; Does both the stages need separate application and registration?; What are the important dates with respect to the application procedure?; What is the Application Fees?; What are the instructions required to be known while filling the application form? Etc. Thus, for the convenience of the aspirants, we @ studies today have tried to answer all such questions through this article. The students who are interested must also check the Eligibility Criteria for NTSE 2020 on our website before they start with the application process.

NTSE 2020 is a National Level examination carried out to catalogue young talent from around the world with Indian nationality. This scholarship examination is organised in two stages. The first stage of NTSE 2020 is the state level examination which is conducted by the respective State and Union Territories in November 2019. The second stage of NTSE 2020 is the national level examination which will be conducted by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) on 10th May’ 2020. The Candidates need to apply for NTSE Stage-I as per the advertisement by the respective State or Union Territory Government. The applications and fees need to be submitted to Liaison officer of State and Union Territory. No separate application form or fees is required for NTSE Stage-II. The candidates who qualify in stage I of the examination are given the opportunity to sit for the second stage of NTSE. The examination details and roll numbers will be sent by NCERT directly to the selected candidates through speed post. The students with Indian Nationality studying abroad need to apply through the Head of the Institution where they are presently studying with the attested copy of standard IX.

For the students appearing for NTSE or any other competitive examination, it is always helpful to create a frame of important dates and events before commencing the process of Registration and Application. Thus, following is the tabular format which reflects all the essential dates and deadlines as far as NTSE 2020 is concerned.

NTSE 2020 Important Application Dates & Events:

NTSE 2020 Application Form DatesAugust 2019No registration
NTSE 2020 Admit Card ReleasesOctober 2019April 2020
NTSE 2020 Exam Date for Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Andaman and Nicobar IslandsNovember 02, 2019May 10, 2020
NTSE 2020 Exam Date for Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Delhi and Jammu & KashmirNovember 17, 2019May 10, 2020
NTSE 2020 Exam Date for Rest of the States and Union TerritoriesNovember 3, 2019May 10, 2020
NTSE 2020 Result DateJanuary 2020September 2020

The candidates can check the following step by step process mentioned below to know how they can apply for the NTSE scholarship programme. The aspiring students need to follow the instructions carefully and make sure that they have all the required documents with them before they start filling the application form of NTSE 2020. It is very important to understand the application process in details, so that they make no mistakes while registering and filling the application form.

Step by Step NTSE 2020 Registration Process:

  • To start the application process candidates need to visit the official portal of NCERT-
  • Candidate needs to trace the link ‘Apply for NTSE 2020’.
  • To proceed further, candidate needs to click on the link.
  • Next and most important step is to carefully fill the following credentials:
  • Candidates Name
  • Candidates Date of Birth
  • Candidates Educational Qualification
  • Valid and registered Mobile Number
  • Valid and registered Email ID
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button after successfully filling in the mentioned details.
  • Look for the link to download NTSE Application Form.
  • Proceeding further, candidates can download and take a printout of the application form.
  • Candidates can also get the application form offline from the Liaison Officer of their State or Union Territory.

Filling of NTSE 2020 Application Form:

The students can precede the process of filling the NTSE application form through both modes- online and offline. The application form is distributed separately by different states. Similarly, the last date of submission of the application also varies from state to state. The basic guidelines required to be known to all aspirants regarding the form filling process are discussed below.

  • While downloading, the candidate should take the printout using legal 8.5” * 14” size paper.
  • The application form available online or with State or Union Territory liaison officer is only applicable for the Stage I examination.
  • The students need to pay the application fee as prescribed by their respective State or Union Territory.
  • The candidate needs to leave the four digit centre code blank while filling the NTSE 2020 Application Form. This is required to be filled by the liaison officer or concerned district officer or centre superintendent. 
  • The following details need to be filled by the aspirants for the completion of the NTSE application process:
  • Candidates Name as per Birth Certificate
  • Date of Birth of the candidate
  • Parents’ Name, Education and Occupation
  • Candidates Category
  • Educational Details
  • Candidates Address
  • Family Income
  • Paste a Passport Size Photograph
  • Sign in the space Provided

The procedure for filling up the form is different for the Indian students who are studying in our country, than the Indian students studying abroad. The necessary information candidates need to know regarding the same are mentioned below.

Indian Students studying in our Country:

  • The candidates need to download the application form available on the official NCERT website.
  • Post completion of filling in all relevant fields, the candidate needs to get the form signed by the principal of his or her school.
  • Henceforth, the application form needs to be submitted to the State Liaison Officer before the last date of submission.

Indian Students Studying in Abroad:

  • These candidates can directly apply for Stage II of the NTSE examination.
  • The application form for the same needs to be downloaded from the website.
  • The duly filled in application form needs to be sent along with a photocopy of the mark sheet of the previous exam to the following address:

Head, Educational Survey Division,
National Council of Educational Research and Training,
Sri Aurobindo Marg,
New Delhi 110016.

NTSE 2020 State wise Application Deadline and State Quota:

The deadline date of the state wise NTSE application form 2020 along with the state quota is provided below. The states and Union Territory’s that are not listed below have released it in the offline mode. Students are advised to contact their schools for the same.

StateLast date to applyState-quota
PunjabOctober 10, 2019183
Jammu & KashmirOctober 5, 201950
Manipur 50
AssamOctober 10, 2019202
JharkhandOctober 19, 2019142
Arunachal PradeshSeptember 28, 201950
MeghalayaSeptember 20, 201950
RajasthanSeptember 19, 2019485
Uttar PradeshSeptember 30, 20191408
GoaAugust 30, 201950
Daman & DiuSeptember 17, 201920
Karnataka 371
TripuraAugust 31, 201950
TamilnaduSeptember 7, 2019466
SikkimSeptember 10, 201950
DelhiSeptember 5, 2019153
Madhya PradeshSeptember 8, 2019530
UttarakhandSeptember 4, 201979
TelanganaAugust 28, 2019466
Himachal PradeshSeptember 7, 2019186
GujaratSeptember 14, 2019360
BiharSeptember 30, 2019691
MaharashtraSeptember 3, 2019774
HaryanaSeptember 25, 2019186
Andhra PradeshSeptember 5, 2019263
OdishaAugust 31, 2019259
KeralaOctober 10, 2019220
ChhattisgarhSeptember 14, 2019195
ChandigarhSeptember 5, 201920
West BengalAugust 31, 2019569
Dadra & Nagar HaveliSeptember 20, 201920

NTSE 2020 State wise Official Links:

The candidates can use the below mentioned links to download the State-wise NTSE Application Form 2020 online. However, the candidates can also arrange the same offline from their State Liaison Officer. The list of NTSE State wise Official Links is provided below for your reference:

State/ Union TerritoryOfficial Website
Arunachal Pradesh
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
West Bengal
New Delhi
Jammu & Kashmir
Himachal Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Daman & Diu
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Madhya Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu

NTSE 2020 Application Fee:

After completing the mentioned steps of the Application Procedure, candidates may remit the examination fee by choosing the available options.

  • For the first stage of NTSE, each state has its own rules with respect to the charging of the application fee.
  • For the second stage of NTSE, there is no fee charged as no additional application form needs to be filled. 

Important Instructions for NTSE Application:

  • The posting address of the Liaison Officer of each centre can be found on the official portal of NTSE-
  • The candidates need to stay in contact with the Liaison Officers, as the last date of submitting the application form can be different for every state.
  • Before posting the application form to the Liaison Officer, candidates must make sure that the form has been filled properly with correct details on it. 
  • Complete postal address with PIN Code of Correspondence and permanent address needs to be filled accurately for further correspondence.
  • Candidates need to check their valid and registered e-mail id on regular basis, so that they don’t miss upon any important update.
  • Candidate needs to ensure that they fulfill the prescribed eligibility conditions for the Test.

Through this article, we @ studies today have successfully shared with you the detailed procedure of Application and Registration for the NTSE Scholarship Programme.

Please Note: For successful completion of NTSE 2020 registration process, applicants must submit the NTSE application form before the last date along with the NTSE application fee. The applicants will not be able to submit the forms after the closure of the registration date. 

Stay Tuned for further updates and details on NTSE. Best Wishes!!

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