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NTSE 2020 Application Form (Available), Dates, Eligibility and Documents Required

Updated On - August 13th 2019 by LOKESH GUPTA

NTSE 2020 Registration has begun for many states. Candidates can fill the application form offline after downloading it from the official website. They can also access their application form from the office of Liaison Officer. Download Application Form

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Application fee may apply for Stage I as per state policies. It must be confirmed while collecting the form. There is no application fee for Stage II. The fee has to be paid in the offline mode only, the details of which have been further mentioned in the article along with other important details related to registration.

Upon successful registration, candidates will be able to avail their admit card. Candidates must submit their NTSE Application Form after filling all the details and get it signed by the Principal. They can post the application form to the Liaison officer. Minimum eligibility criteria must be fulfilled by candidates applying for NTSE. Applicants must not be more than 18 years as on July 1, 2019.

Applicants must fill all the information carefully and check it before submitting the application form. No corrections are allowed after submission. 

NTSE 2020 Application Form Highlights

Mode of ApplicationOffline and Online
Minimum Qualification to apply Class X
CandidatureIndians candidates and Foreign candidates studying in India
Documents required at the time of form-fillingPassport sized photo in school uniform
Application feeStage I- Fee may vary as per State/ UT
Stage II- No fee
Mode of fee paymentOffline only
Helpline Number011-26560464 (Timings 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM only)

NTSE 2020 Application Form Link

States/ UTApplication Form LinkApplication Submission Deadline
MaharashtraDirect LinkSeptember 3, 2019
Andhra PradeshDirect LinkSeptember 5, 2019
ChandigarhDirect LinkSeptember 5, 2019
Himachal PradeshDirect LinkSeptember 7, 2019
TelanganaDirect LinkAugust 28, 2019
West BengalDirect LinkAugust 31, 2019
OdishaDirect LinkAugust 25, 2019
ChhattisgarhDirect LinkSeptember 14, 2019

NTSE 2020 Application Dates

NTSE 2020 Regisration Dates are different for various states. Generally, NTSE 2020 Application Form is made available in the month of August every year. Many states have already released the application form as shown in above table. NTSE 2020 Stage-1 Exam is scheduled on November 2, 3 and 17, 2019 and Stage 2 will take place on May 10, 2020. Candidates can check the important dates for NTSE 2020:

EventsStage 1 Stage 2 
NTSE 2020 Application Form Dates August, 2019No Registration
NTSE 2020 Admit CardOctober, 2019April, 2020
NTSE 2020 Exam DatesNovember 2, 3, and 17, 2019May 10, 2020
Announcement of NTSE Result 2020 January, 2020September, 2020 

NTSE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. A candidate who does not satisfy the eligibility criteria will not be considered for the admission process. Given below is the eligibility criteria set by NSTSS for school and graduation students.

NTSE Eligibility for school students:

  • Student must be appearing for class 10 examination from a recognized school.
  • Students who have applied for class 10 through open learning can appear for the NTSE exam.
  • Age must be less than 18 years.
  • All standards from class 1 to class 10 must be cleared.

NTSE Eligibility Criteria for graduation students:

  • Student must be appearing for class XII from a recognized school.
  • Class 11 examination must have been cleared without backlogs.
  • No backlogs in class 12 examination final results declared by CBSE or state boards.
  • Class 10 examinations must have been cleared with a minimum of 60 percent marks.
  • No age limit is defined.

How to Fill NTSE 2020 Application Form?

Candidates can fill the Application form offline after downloading it from the official website. Candidates can also access their Application form from the office of Liaison Officer.

After filling all details in Application Form candidates can submit the same via post to the address of State Liaison Officer. Candidates can also submit the application form by visiting themselves at the address of liaison officer. Given below are the steps candidates can follow to fill application form

Step 1: Registration and Downloading Application Form

  1. Visit the official website of NTSE,
  2. Click on link ‘Apply for NTSE 2020’
  3. Candidates have to fill the following credentials:
  • Candidates Name
  • Date of birth
  • Mobile Number
  • Email ID
  • Educational Qualification etc.
  1. After filling all the credentials click on ‘submit’
  2. Download the NTSE Application Form
  3. Candidates can also get their Application Form from the office of Liaison Officers

Step 2: Filling Details in NTSE Application form

Candidates have to fill the following details in the application form in their own handwriting:

  • Basic details, Category, Address and Educational details, etc.
  • Candidates have to affix their photograph and signature in the provided space.

Step 3: Candidates have to attest NTSE 2020 Application Form from their Principal.

Step 4: Application fee as specified by the state/UT needs to be remitted by the candidates.

Step 5: Candidates can submit their Application Form in the Liaison Office via post or visiting the address of liaison officer.

Candidates can post the NTSE 2020 Application Form to the following address of Liaison Officer with respect to their State.

States/ UTsOfficial WebsiteState Liaison officer
Arunachal Gania Leij Dy. Director, Mrs Oyi Tatak Incharge, Directorate of Secondary Education Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun, Itanagar791111, Arunachal Pradesh Ph: 0360-2290471 Email: Khabir Uddin Ahmed Dy. Director Office of the Director of Secondary Education, Kahilipara, Assam, Guwahati-781019 (Assam) Ph: 0361-2381657 Email: R.K. Tenedy Singh Vigyan Mandir Officer Directorate of Education (Schools), Lamphelpat, Imphal (Manipur)-795004 Ph: 0385-2411095 Email: Margarette C. Blah Selection Grade Lecturer Directorate of Educational Research And Training ((DERT), Laitmukhrah Nongrimmaw, Shillong793011 (Meghalaya) Ph: 0364-2537025 08787796500 Email: Zothanmawii Deputy Director, S.C.E.R.T., Chaltlang, Aizawl, Mizoram-796012 Ph: 0389-2347790 Email: Shilu A O Joint Director, SCERT, Nagaland, Kohima-798621 Ph: 0370-2270160 Fax 0370-2270173 Email: Bilal Prabhakar Deputy Director (Scholarship) Human Resource Development, Department of Education, Govt. of Sikkim, Tashiling Secretariat Gangtok-737101 (Sikkim) Ph: 03592-201029 03592-220903 Email: Kuheli Debbarma Deputy Director, Tripura State Council of Educational Research and Training, Abhoy Nagar, Agartala, Tripura (West)-799005 Ph: 0381-2354867 0381-2354209 Email:
Andaman & Nicobar Mammen Thomas Principal, State Institute of Education Siksha Sadan, Link Road Port Blair-744101, (A&N Islands) Ph: 03192-232730 Email: Sanjiwan Sinha Director, S.C.E.R.T. Mahendru Post Office, Patna-800006 (Bihar) Ph: 0612-2370783 Email: Arbind Pd. Singh Chairman, Jharkhand Academic Council Ranchi, Gyandeep Campus, Bargawan Namkum, Ranchi- 834010 Ph: 0651-2261181, 6453342, 43, 44 and 45 Email: Puspanjali Pani Assistant Director, Directorate of TE & S.C.E.R.T. Unit IV, Bhubaneswar-751001, Orissa Ph: 0674-2500881, 2502928 Email:,
West Syed Nurus Salam Deputy Director of School Education (Basic) Directorate of School Education Bikas Bhawan, 7th Floor, East Block, Salt Lake City Kolkata-700091 (West Bengal) Ph: 033-23348005, 23345952 Email: Mamta Sharma Assistant Professor State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) Sector-32C, Chandigarh (U.T.) 160031 Ph: 0172-2676011 Email:
New Usha Chaturvedi Deputy Director, Directorate of Education Science & TV Branch Behind Lady Shri Ram College, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-110024 Ph: 011-26280409, 26280413, 26280410 Email:
Jammu & Farooq Ahmad Peer Director Academics, Liaison Officer (NTS) J&K State Board of School, Education, New Campus Lal Mandi, Bemina, Srinagar (J&K)-190018 Ph: 0194-2494522 Email: Sunil Vashishta Lecturer Commerce, S.C.E.R.T., Sohna Road, Opp. Panchayat Bhawan, Gurugram-122001 (Haryana) Ph: 0124-2321909 Email:
Himachal Rajni Sankhyan Associate Professor S.C.E.R.T., RABON Solan-173211, (Himachal Pradesh) Ph: 0179-227135 Email: Rumkeet Kaur Lecturer in Math State Institute of Science Education, PSEB Complex, Block-E, 6th Floor, Phase-8, Ajitgarh, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab Ph: 0172-2212221 Email: Rajendra Kumar Saxena Assistant Director Exam, Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer, Rajasthan-305001 Ph: 0145-2632877 Email:
Uttar Chandra Director, Bureau of Psychology SCERT, 2 Lowther Road Allahabad-211001 (UP) Ph: 7376270563 Email: Harish Chandra Badoni Lecturer State Council of Educational Research and Training, Rajeev Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalaya, I.T Campus, Nanurkhera, Dehradun, Uttarakhand Ph: 0135-2789655, 2789710 Email: Prasoon Sarkar Professor, State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT), DIET Campus, Shankar Nagar, Raipur, Chattishgarh-492001. Ph: 0771-2442241, 2443596 Email:
Daman & Rajesh J Halpati Head Master Government High School Nani Daman Vaniyawad Opposite Custom House, Daman & Diu -396210 Ph: 0260-2250154 Email:
Dadra and Nagar Salim Dinganker, State Liaison Officer, NTS/NMMS Directorate of Education 1st Floor, Building No.5 PWD Campus, Above Animal Husbandry, Silvassa-396230 UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli Ph: 09724507337 Email: Jaywant Waman Naik, Vocational Education Officer, Directorate of Education, State Council of Educational Research and Training Alto-Porvorim, Bardez-403521 (Goa) Ph: 0832-2417276 0832-2413649 Email:, Dharmendra R Saradava, Secretary, Gujarat State Examination Board, Opp. Government Library, Sector-21, Gandhinagar Gujarat-382021 Ph: 079-23248461, 23248462 Email:
Madhya Surbhi Parashar Assistant Manager, Rajya Shiksha Kendra Pustak Bhawan “B” Wing, Arera Hills, Bhopal-462011 (M.P.) Ph: 0755-2559952 Email: T.N. Supe, Commissioner, Maharashtra State Council of Examinations 17-Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pune-411001 (Maharashtra). Ph: 020-26123066, 26123067, 26056448 Email:
Andhra D. Ramachandra Murthy, Deputy Commissioner, Office of The Director of Govt. Examinations D.No. 20-124, Beside SPNRCH High School Opp. Andhra Hospitals, Gollapudi Vijaywada, A.P-521225 Ph: 0866-2974550, 2974540 Email: dir_govexams @ Jaya Kumar H.S., Senior Assistant Director, DSERT, No.4, 100 feet Ring Road, Banashankari, 3rd Stage, Bangalore-560085 (Karnataka) Ph: 080-26422239, 26980100, 26422372/306 Email: Meena. S Assistant Professor, S.C.E.R.T., Vidhya Bhavan Poojappura (P.O.)Thiruvananthapuram-695012 Ph: 0471-2346113 Email: Chandrashekhar, Principal, Govt. Senior Secondary School, Kavaratti, UT of Lakshadweep-682555 Ph: 04896-262874 Email: J.Krishna Raju, Joint Director, Directorate of School Education, Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent.Edu. Complex, Anna Nagar Puducherry-605005 Ph: 0413-2207260 Email:
Tamil D. Vasundra Devi, Director, Directorate of Govt. Examinations, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006 Ph: 044-28272088, 28278286 and 28203089 Email: D. Chalapathi Rao, Deputy Commissioner, Director of Govt. Examinations Chapel Road, Hyderabad Telangana-500001 Ph: 040-23230942 Email:

Details in NTSE 2020 Application Form

Given below are the details candidates have to fill in the application form candidates can check:

NameWithout prefix or suffix just write the name as in birth certificate
PhotoAffix a self-attested passport size photograph.
Father’s nameComplete name without any prefix of Mr/Dr./Prof.
Mother’s nameComplete name without any prefix.
SexTick the option applicable: Male or Female
Area of residenceTick the option applicable: Rural or Urban
Caste/ Category detailsTick the option: General or SC or ST
Disability statusIf you are suffering from any disability tick one or more options as applicable: Orthopedic or Hearing or Visually Impaired or None
Postal addressComplete address along with details of street, state, city, etc.
Name of schoolComplete school address with details of street, state, city, pin code, etc.
Type of school studying in class 10Select the option applicable: Govt or Local body or Private or Private unaided
Area of schoolTick the option applicable Rural or Urban
Medium of examination (S)Select options applicable (use code as applicable) At state level or At NCERT level
Father’s educationDetails of highest level of education (use code as applicable)
Father’s occupationOccupation in which sector (use code as applicable)
Mother’s educationDetails of highest level of education (use code as applicable)
Mother’s educationOccupation in which sector (use code as applicable)
Number of family members living in houseNumber representation eg.: 5, 3,2, etc.
No. of brother (s)Total number of brothers excluding yourself (use code as applicable)
No. of sister (s)Total number of sisters excluding yourself
At what no. is the candidate among his/her brothers and sistersPut 1, 2, 3, 4 etc according to order of age, among siblings.
Parental incomeTick the option as applicable: Upto 50,000 or 50,000- 1 lakh or 1 lakh- 2lakh or 2lakh- 5, lakh or More than 5 lakhs
Telephone numberLandline number with std code details
Phone11-digit mobile number of yourself or your parent’s. The number must be working
Email addressA valid email address
Mobile numberA function 11-digit mobile number. It is important to fill this field.

Documents to Be Attached with NTSE Form

Following is the list of documents that candidates must possess at the time of application form filling.

  • Colored photograph not older than 6 months from the date of form filling.
  • Dark background.
  • No goggles only simple spectacles.
  • No makeup in the photograph clicked for the form.
  • Hair must be properly tied.
  • Photograph must be clicked in school uniform.
  • Indian nationals do not have to produce any document with the application form.
  • Students of Indian origin who are doing class 10 from abroad, have to prove their Indian citizenship, so they have to attach a copy of class 11 mark s

NTSE 2020 FAQs

Ques. Where will I get the application form?

Ans. NTSE 2020 Application Form will be available on the official website of NCERT ( Candidates can also obtain the application form from the State/UT Liaison officer.

Ques. Why should I apply for NTSE?

Ans. Candidates apply for NTSE to get scholarship for higher studies. The primary objective of NCERT to conduct this examination is to identify intelligent students with high academic talent and help them succeed by providing scholarship.

Ques. I belong to OBC category. Can I apply?

Ans. Yes. You can apply. However, candidates are advised to refer the application form for caste category reservation. Some options of category such as OBC given in the application form are applicable only for the respective State/UT.

Ques. Is my photograph needed while filling the application form?

Ans. Yes. You have to paste a recent passport size photograph of yours in the space provided in the application form.

Ques. When is the deadline for application form submission?

Ans. The last date for submitting NTSE 2020 Application Form varies from state to state. Candidates will be notified about the deadline by the respective State/UT.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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Mohd shayan

How to submit the fees of ntse by check or by demand drft

20 Sep, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Shayan, application fee is to be sent along with the application form in the draft.

20 Sep, 2019 11:44

If I am applying in, Is it any need for downloading the form and sending to liaison officer?

20 Sep, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Anupama, application process can be filled offline and then sent to Liaison Officer or can be fulfilled online in which it is not needed to be downloaded and sent.

20 Sep, 2019 11:42
Atul Tyagi

sir i am from meerut uttar pradesh how can i come to know about my exam centre where should i submit my form of NTSE

18 Sep, 2019 17:37
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Atul, you have to send the application form at the address mentioned below:

Mrs.Usha Chandra Director,

Bureau of Psychology

SCERT, 2 Lowther Road

Allahabad-211001 (UP)

Ph: 7376270563


18 Sep, 2019 18:01
Ramkrit Yadav

How to apply form online in up

17 Sep, 2019 04:26
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ramkrit, application form for NTSE in Uttar Pradesh can be deposited till Sep 30, 2019. You can Download the Application Form from here and send it to the concerned address.

17 Sep, 2019 11:34


17 Sep, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Shreya, kindly mention the state from which you are applying for the exam.

17 Sep, 2019 12:45
chetan kumawat

is caste certificate for exam ntse

16 Sep, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Chetan, yes, if you want to take the benefits of reservation on caste basis, then, you will need to upload the scanned photograph of caste certificate.

16 Sep, 2019 12:13
Sharmistha Chakraborty

My daughter has filled out all the details for the 2019 NTSE exam for Karnataka. However, there was no option in the online mode to pay the registration fees. Can you please let us know how we can pay the fees. We have already obtained the filled version of application form

16 Sep, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi, if the payable application fee was not mentioned while filling the form, it means that the registration fee for stage-1 is not applicable in your state. Thus, you do not need to pay any application fee for the same.

16 Sep, 2019 12:09
Sejal Nilesh Kediya

Hllo sr i am from Maharashtra and i am no get a form yet so please sir can you send me a direct link to visit a form directly

14 Sep, 2019 22:39
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sejal, online application form for NTSE Maharashtra region was available only till Sep 3, 2019. That is why you could not find the application form.

18 Sep, 2019 16:22

What is the last date to fill application form in bihar

14 Sep, 2019 20:28
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sondekoppa, Sep 6, 2019 (tentatively) was the last date to fill NTSE application form in Bihar.

18 Sep, 2019 16:31

how to get application form ntse 19-20

11 Sep, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Shivram, direct link to application forms (state-wise) are mentioned above.

11 Sep, 2019 11:26

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