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How to Apply for NTSE 2020

Diksha NautiyalUpdated On: 12 Sep, 2019 12:59 IST

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How to Apply for NTSE 2020

Wish to know 'How to Apply for NTSE 2020'? You will get answers to all your questions related to the exam right here. NTSE is a national-level examination conducted to identify young talent from around the world with Indian nationality. The exam is conducted in two stages. The first stage of NTSE will be conducted by the respective State and Union Territories in November 2019. The second stage will be conducted by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) on May 10, 2020. 

In order to apply for the first stage of NTSE, candidates need to look for advertisements or circulars in their respective schools. For the second stage of NTSE, candidates don’t need to apply or fill/send application form to NCERT. The candidates who qualify in stage 1 of the examination are given the opportunity to sit for the second stage of NTSE.

Candidates can check the information mentioned below to know how they can apply for stage one of NTSE. Candidates 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. In order to make sure that no mistake is made while filling the application form, candidates are advised to check the important instructions mentioned below. 

NTSE 2020 Important Application Dates



NTSE Registration for Stage 1

First week of August 2019

Stage 1 Examination in Mizoram, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Meghalaya and Nagaland

November 2, 2019

Stage 1 Examination in all the other States and Union Territories

November 3, 2019

Stage 1 Exam Date for West Bengal, Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, Jharkhand & Bihar

November 17, 2019

Stage 2 Examination

May 10, 2020

Step by Step NTSE 2020 Registration Process

  1. Visit the official portal of NCERT.

  2. Look for the link ‘Apply for NTSE 2020’.

  3. Click on the link.

  4. Fill in the following credentials:

  • Date of Birth

  • Candidate’s Name

  • Educational Qualification

  • Mobile Number

  • Email ID, etc.

  1. After successfully filling in the details, click on ‘Submit’.

  2. Look for the link to download NTSE Application Form.

  3. Download the application form.

  4. Candidates can also get the application form offline from the Liaison Officer of their State/Union Territory.

NTSE 2020 Application Form Filling Process

Here are the steps for registration and filling up the application form:

Steps to Register:

  • Visit the official website of NCERT
  • Click on “Apply for NTSE 2020”
  • Fill in all the details asked by the website, such as:
    • Your Name
    • DoB
    • Education Qualification
    • Mobile Number and Email ID
  • Click on Submit
  • Download and take a printout of the Application Form
    • You will also be able to obtain the form from the Liason Officer of your State or Union Territory

Steps to Apply for NTSE 2020

  • Fill in the details such as:
    • Your Name as per Birth Certificate
    • DoB
    • Parents’ Name, Education and Occupation
    • Category
    • Educational Details
    • Address
    • Family Income
  • Paste a Passport Size Photograph
  • Sign in the space Provided
  • Get the NTSE Form Attested by the Head of the School
  • Attach all the required documents with the form
  • Submit the Filled-in application form Liason Office of your state or Union Territory

NTSE 2020 Application Fee

  • 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

  • The posting address of the Liaison Officer of each centre can be found on the official portal of NTSE.

  • The last date of submitting the application form varies from state to state, so students need to stay in contact with the Liaison Officers.

  • Candidates must provide a valid postal address as all the important documents will be posted to that address only. 

  • 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. 

  • Candidates must check their emails on a regular basis to make sure that you don’t miss out any update.

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