NTSE Application Form 2019-20

NTSE 2019 Application Form – Online & Offline Registration Procedure

Applications for the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) have been started. Most of the states have released the NTSE Application Form 2019 & 2020. The students studying in class 10th can fill the application form. Students can get application form from the school office or the official SCERT website. The form can be filled in online as well as offline mode.

Students can fill up the form in both the modes depending on the state from where they are appearing for NTSE exam 2020. Only a few states gives the facility to fill up the form in online mode. Also, some states may charge some application fees from the candidates.

The last date of application varies from state to state. Students are required to submit the hard copy of the application form to the school office or liaison office. The details filled should be correct as they would be checked by the school principal before submission. All the documents attached with the form should be attested by the school principal.

NTSE 2019 & 2020 Application Form Important Dates

Stage 1- State Level

Events Dates
NTSE stage 1 application formFirst week of August 2019 (depends on state to state)
Last date for submission of Application Forms Almost 1 month after start of registration (given on SCERT website)
NTSE Stage 1 Examination Dates ( Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland & Andaman and Nicobar Islands 2nd November 2019
NTSE Stage 1 Examination Dates ( Delhi, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar and Jammu & Kashmir) 17th November 2019
Stage 1 exam dates for all states/union territory (except the above mentioned) 3rd November 2019
NTSE Stage 1 Result Announcement January/February 2020

Stage 2- National Level

Events Dates
Release of Admit Card for stage 2 April 2020
NTSE stage 2 exam date ( for all States/UTs) 10th May 2020
NTSE Stage 2 Results

NCERT conducts the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) every year to provide the scholarship to deserving students. It is a national level examination conducted in two stage- stage 1 and stage 2. The stage 1 NTSE exam is conducted at state level by all the States and Union Territories. Only the students who have cleared the level 1 exam are eligible for the level 2 exam. Level 2 is a national level exam.

NTSE 2019-20 Eligibility Criteria

A student must be aware about the eligibility criteria of the exam before filling the application form. A candidate who does not satisfies the eligibility criteria of NTSE will not be considered for the admission procedure. Students can check their eligibility from the points given below:

  • Students must pass class 9th with an aggregate of 60% marks with a recognised school.
  • Candidates age must be less than 18 years.
  • Students who have applied for class 10th through open learning can also appear for NTSE exam.
  • Students must have cleared all classes from 1st to 10th.

Documents Required to Fill NTSE Application Form

The students have to attach some documents with their NTSE Application Form 2020. All the documents should be attested by the school principal. The list of documents is as follows-

  • Caste Certificate
  • Income Certificate
  • State Domicile
  • Recent Coloured password size photograph.

NTSE 2019-20 Online Registration

The facility to fill the NTSE online form is only given by some of the states. Students who meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above can visit their states official SCERT website and find the ntse online form there. If available the students can fill the ntse registration in online mode.

  1. Visit the SCERT website of respective state/union territory. Find the NTSE registration link on the website.
  2. Click on NTSE Application Form 2020 link as shown on the homepage of the website.
  3. Enter the details as required in the online application form. The details required are candidates name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, caste, mobile number, academic qualifications, parental income, etc.
  4. Upload the scanned copy of signature and latest passport size coloured photograph.
  5. Pay the application fess (only in some states) in the online mode from debit card, credit card or net banking.
  6. Now, you can download your NTSE 2020 online registration form and submit to the candidate’s school office.

After that the principal will verify the details and send the application form to the liaison officer. Students should submit the forms 4-5 days prior to the deadline.

NTSE Application Form – Offline Mode

In most of the states their is no facilities to fill the NTSE Application Form online. So the students have to opt for the offline mode of application. We have prepared a complete guide on how to fill the offline application form for NTSE.

  1. Obtain the application form- You can get a printed copy of the form from their state liaison officer’s office. The student can also download the NTSE application from the official SCERT websites of the respective states.
  2. Filling up the Application Form- according to guidelines from NTSE, the students needs to fill the application in their own handwriting. The candidate needs to affix their most recent passport size photograph and signature in the space provided in the application form. The candidate has to fill details like candidate name, father’s name, mother’s name, caste category, etc.
  3. Payment of Application Fees- The candidate has to pay the application fee for NTSE 2020 (if mentioned by the state or union territory conducting the exam).
  4. Application Form 2020 Submission- The student should submit the NTSE 2020 application form in offline mode in their school office. Candidates must ensure that the application form has been filled correctly and all the required documents should be attached according to the instructions.

NTSE Application Form 2020 – Important Instructions

  • Be very careful while filling the form try not to make mistakes. Do not overwrite in the form and try to fill in it as neat handwriting as possible.
  • Only one form per candidate will be accepted so be careful while filling the form.
  • All the information and details filled in the form must be true and updated for the year 2020. The information should be valid and true.
  • All the details should be filled in block letters only.
  • The application form should be received by the authorities prior to the deadline else it will be rejected. So the candidate must submit the application 4-5 days before the deadline.
  • NTSE application is a one step process. So the students are not required to fill the forms for second round separately.
  • Candidates must not mail or send the application form to NCERT directly. They just need to submit it to their school or liaison office.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) – NTSE Application Form 2020

Q. What is the fee for NTSE 2020 application form?

Ans. Various states have different applications fees. The application fees is decided by the Liaison Officer of the state. The fees can be checked on official SCERT website after the release of NTSE form. The fees may range between ₹30-₹50.

Q. Pasting of photograph is mandatory in the ntse application form 2020?

Ans. Yes the student is required to affix his recent passport size coloured photograph in the application form in offline mode. In online mode the students have to upload the scanned copy of the passport size photograph.

Q. What is the last date to submit the application form?

Ans. The date of submission varies from state to state. You can check the last date on the official SCERT website. Generally the last date is one month from the date when registrations started. The students are advised to submit the application form 4-5 prior the deadline.

Q. How can I apply for NTSE scholarship 2020?

Ans. The forms for NTSE scholarship are available on the SCERT website. Students pursuing class 10th can check the official SCERT website of their state and fill the form as the guidelines given on the website. Students should submit the form before the last date.

Q. Documents attached with the form should be attested?

Ans. Yes the documents attached with the NTSE application form 2020 should be attested by the principal of the school candidate is studying in.

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