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NTSE Stage 2 Answer Key 2019 has been released by NCERT on 21 June for the NTSE stage 2 exam conducted on 16 June 2019. The answer key has been released for MAT and SAT exam. In all, there were 200 questions and NTSE answer key has been released for all questions. The candidates are suggested to go through the answer key which is available on this page and can estimate their score before the declaration of the result.NTSE scholarship is given to students from Class 11 onwards (irrespective of class/course). From 2018 there was no language test in NTSE Stage 2 Exam and no negative marking. The NTSE score can be calculated based on the answer key. Each question is of 1 mark and total marks would be equal to the total number of correct answers. NTSE stage 2 official key is available here for the NTSE Stage 2 Exam conducted on 16 June 2019 across the various centres in India by NCERT. This page contains details on NTSE 2019 Stage 2 Answer key, Marking Scheme, Challenging the Answer Key etc. The candidates are suggested to scroll down below to get the NTSE Stage 2 Answer Key 2019 for the current as well as the previous year. Last year, approximately 6,000 candidates appeared in NTSE Stage 2 Exam. Out of these candidates who appeared for the NTSE Stage 2 Exam, only 2000 candidates will be selected for the scholarship.

Event Date
NTSE Stage 2 Exam 16 June 2019
NTSE Answer Key Stage 2 by NCERT Released 21 June 2019
Challenge answer key June 2019
NTSE Final Result - Stage July/ August 2019


NTSE Stage 2 Answer Key 2019 - Check Online

NCERT has released the NTSE Stage 2 Answer Key for the exam conducted on 16 June 2019. The candidates who appeared for the exam can check the answer key and estimate their performance before the declaration of the result. The answer key is given below for MAT, SAT, and LCT for English and Hindi Language. However, if any of the candidates find the discrepancy in the answer key then he/ she can challenge the answer key with the correct format which is given towards the end of the page. From 2018, NCERT has removed the language test and the negative marking.

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Challenging the NTSE Stage 2 Answer Key 2019

If there is any discrepancy/error in the uploaded answer key then the candidates can send their objection against the same to the Controller’s Office in the given format before the due date through email at ntsexam.ncert@gov.in in Excel format only. The candidates should know that the objection concerning the answer key received after the due date will not be considered. The format in which the candidates have to submit the objection is given below.

Supporting documents to be sent as an attachment along with email, specifying Q.No. & Paper name; Use separate attachment for supporting each question.

NTSE Stage 2

NTSE Stage 2 Marking Scheme

The final Cut off and the NTSE Result will be based on the marks secured by the candidate in the MAT and SAT section of the scholarship exam. The students are allowed to take the NTSE question paper with them after the scholarship exam. So the students can calculate their approx. marks based on the answer key.

  • Feedback on the Answer Key: Once the NCERT will release the official answer key, the candidates will be given an opportunity to challenge the answer key. The dates until the answer key can be challenged will also be notified on the website.

Sections of NTSE Exam


Scholastic Aptitude Exam (SAT)


Mental Ability Test (MAT)



NTSE Stage 2 Result - Check Here

The NCERT follows a very transparent system in the declaration of the NTSE Result. The answer sheets, answer key, and marks scored in MAT & SAT would be displayed tentatively in July/ August 2019 by the NCERT. The final result will have no state wise quota and it will be based on marks secured by the students in the NTSE Stage 2 written exam. NTSE Result contains the following things

  • Scanned Images of SAT and MAT OMR Sheet
  • Final NTSE Answer Key for all the exams

NTSE Scholarship amount has been increased to Rs.1250 per month for Class 11 & 12, Rs. 2000 per month for Undergraduate & Post Graduate Students and for PhD students the scholarship would be paid in accordance with the UGC norms.

NTSE Stage 2 Answer Key by Coaching Institutes (Available)

Answer key of NTSE stage 2 by Allen and Aakash Institute is available here for NTSE stage 2 exam for MAT and SAT. The candidates can check NTSE answer key for stage 2 exam and also check the question paper.

Exam Section Answer Key
MAT Answer Key
SAT Answer Key
  • Click Here to check Aakash Answer Key
  • Click Here to check Allen Answer Key
MAT Question Paper  Click Here to download
SAT Question Paper   Click Here to download


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