Andhra Pradesh NTSE Notification 2020 – Apply Online

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Andhra Pradesh NTSE Online Applications started on October 13, 2020 for students studying 10th class during the academic year 2020-21 in any recognized schools as well as studying in Open Distance with age 18 years. Interested candidates can check eligibility, exam schedule, registration fee, application process, previous question papers and more updates from here. This is a National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) conducted by the state government as a Stage-1. Candidates qualified in this stage can appear National Level (Stage-2) examination which will be conducted by NCERT. Students successfully qualified and selected candidates will get scholarships for their further studies. For scholarship details you can check this link.

Andhra Pradesh NTSE Notification 2020

Andhra Pradesh NTSE Notification Updates

Secondary Board of Education, AP notified that the state level National Talent Search (1st level) Examination (NTSE) for class X will be conducted on December 12, 2020 (Sunday). Students studying X Class during the academic year 2020-2021 in any recognized schools as well as the students studying in Open Distance Learning Mode with below age of 18 years (as on July 01st 2020).

AP NTSE Exam Details 2020

NTSE Event NameExam Details
Exam NameNational Talent Search Exam (NTSE-2020)
Conducting BodyThe National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
CategoryScholarship for Intermediate to Ph.D
Level of ExamStage – I (State Level)
Stage – II (National Level)
EligibilityStudents studying 10th Class
Exam Fee₹ 200/-
Application Last Date06th November, 2020
Exam Date13th December, 2020
State Official
National Ofical Website

Eligibility Conditions

Students studying in class 10th in the current academic year from any recognized school in Andhra Pradesh including Kendriya Vidhyalayas, Navodaya Samitis and schools affiliated to C.B.S.E. & I.C.S.E. New Delhi. Students must have minimum 60% (for General & 55% for Rest categories) in class 9th.

Application Fee

  • The Examination fee is ₹ 200/- (Two Hundred Rupees only) per candidate.
  • The examination fee has to be paid in form of Challan to the following Head of Account: (DDs are not acceptable).

NTSE Scholarship Pattern:

All selected (1000) students will get a monthly scholarship as per decided by NCERT, Delhi. Check the Scholarship pattern here-

  • For Intermediate students (11th and 12th) – Rs. 1250 per Month.
  • For Under Graduation & Post Graduation Students – Rs. 2000 per Month.
  • For Ph.D. students – As per UGC Norms 

NTSE Syllabus

There is no prescribed syllabus for the NTSE examination. However, the standard of items shall be conforming to the level of Classes IX and X. A separate booklet called ‘Learn about the Test’ containing sample items for both the Tests- MAT and SAT is available in print as well as on the NCERT website

Examination Scheme:

State level examination may have two parts: Part-I – Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Part-II – Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for nominating the required number of candidates for the second level test to be conducted by the NCERT. Both the tests will be administered on the same day

Mental Ability Test

  • There shall be 100 multiple-choice type items, with four alternatives. Each item will carry one mark. Candidates are required to answer the items on a separate OMR sheet as per instructions given in the test booklet and on the OMR sheet.

Scholastic Aptitude Test

  • The scholastic Aptitude Test will consist of 100 multiple-choice items of one mark each. Each item shall have four alternatives, out of which only one will be the correct answer. There shall be 40 items from Science, 40 from Social Science and 20 from Mathematics, Candidates are required to answer the items on a separate OMR sheet to be provided at the examination centre as per instructions.

Question Paper Pattern

PaperTest nameMax MarksNo of QuestionsDurationExam Time
IMental Ability Test (MAT)100100120 Mins9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
IIScholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)100100120 Mins02:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Subject Wise Marking Scheme

Political Science8
Total100 Marks

Exam Schedule

S.NoEvent NameTentative Dates
1Application Online Submission formOctober 13, 2020
2Payment may be made fromOctober 13, 2020
3Last date for upload the candidate’s application by the concerned Head MastersNovember 06, 2020
4Last date for payment of examination feeNovember 09, 2020
5Last date for submission of printed nominal rolls along with other enclosures in the O/o. The District Educational Office concerned by the School HMsNovember 12, 2020
6Last date for submission of printed Nominal Rolls by the concerned DEO’s in the O/o. The Director of Government Examinations, A.P. Vijayawada.November 16, 2020
7NTSE Stage-1 Exam DateDecember 13, 2020
8Exam TimingsPaper-I: 09:30 – 11:30 AM
Paper-II: 02:00 – 04:00 PM.

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