NTSE Notification 2021: Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus & Result

NTSE Notification

NTSE Notification 2021: The National Talent Search Examination, or NTSE, is one of India’s most famous and demanding scholarship programs. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) administers the NTSE exam to students in Class 10 every year. From the last week of July 2021, the NTSE Application Form will be accessible in schools. The application can also be obtained via the Liaison’s office. Here you will get a detailed guide on NTSE Notification 2021.

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NTSE Notification 2021: Overview

Details of Exam

Exam Specifications

Exam Name

National Talent Search Examination

Commonly known as


Exam type

National Level Exam

Exam category

Scholarship exam for Class 10 students

Conducting Authority

National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)

Mode of exam

Offline mode

Application Mode

Both Offline & Online

Fee Payment Mode

Offline only

Exam Medium

English & Hindi

Duration of Exam

120 minutes

Number of section

2; Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Ability Test

Official Website


NTSE Notification 2021: NTSE Exam Dates

In October 2020, the NCERT is scheduled to reveal the NTSE 2021 dates for stage 1 and stage 2. (tentative). All of the dates have been rescheduled because of the current COVID outbreak. Once the official notification from NCERT is released, the exact dates will be posted. Candidates must complete the application forms completely, and it is their responsibility to double-check for errors:

Important Events

NTSE 2021 Dates (Tentative)

Start of application for availability starts

October (Tentative)

Last day to submit application form for NTSE

Varies from state to state

Admit Card Download for NTSE 2021 for stage 1

October (Tentative)

NTSE 2021 Date for Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (stage 1)

December 12, 2020

NTSE 2021 Exam Date for all other states/Union territories

Dec 12, 2020, to Dec 13, 2020

NTSE 2021 Result date (stage 1)

Jun 18, 2021

NTSE 2021 Admit card release (stage 2)

By the third week of April

NTSE 2021 Exam date (stage 2)

Jun 13, 2021 (Postponed)

Results for NTSE 2021 date (stage 2)

To be Announced

NTSE Notification 2021 for Eligibility Criteria

Candidates interested in taking the NTSE 2021 exam should meet the NCERT’s eligibility requirements. Nationality, educational qualification, age limit, reservation, and many other factors are among them. Some of these are described in greater depth below:


  1. Applicants for the NTSE 2021 must be citizens of India.
  2. Candidates in the tenth grade in any Indian or international school are also eligible to apply. Indian students studying abroad can take the NTSE stage 2 exam right away.

Qualifications in Education

To be eligible for the NTSE 2021 exam, grantees must achieve a minimum of 60% aggregate marks or an equivalent grade in each academic year.

Age Restriction

The NTSE Stage I test has an upper age limit of 18 years for both Indian candidates and students of Indian origin studying abroad.

How To Apply For NTSE 2021?

You should check newspapers for the NTSE advertisement. You should bookmark this page and check it from time to time. We update all the latest news about NTSE 2021 here.

Once the advertisement is out, you will have to do the following:

  • You should collect the NTSE application form,
  • You have to fill up the application form,
  • You have to get it signed by the Principal of your school,
  • You should make a payment of NTSE application fees,
  • Finally, you should submit your NTSE application form to the State Liaison Officer.

You can post the NTSE 2021 Application Form to the following address of Liaison Officer with respect to their State.

States/ UTs Official Website State Liaison officer
Arunachal Pradesh arunachalpradesh.gov.in/ Mr. Gania Leij Dy. Director, Mrs Oyi Tatak Incharge, Directorate of Secondary Education Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun, Itanagar791111, Arunachal Pradesh Ph: 0360-2290471 Email: ddsesm@gmail.com
Assam madhyamik.in/ Mr. Khabir Uddin Ahmed Dy. Director Office of the Director of Secondary Education, Kahilipara, Assam, Guwahati-781019 (Assam) Ph: 0361-2381657 Email: direcsec123@gmail.com
Manipur manipur.gov.in/dert/index.html/ Sh. R.K. Tenedy Singh Vigyan Mandir Officer Directorate of Education (Schools), Lamphelpat, Imphal (Manipur)-795004 Ph: 0385-2411095 Email: tenedy@rediffmail.com
Meghalaya megeducation.gov.in/ Smt. Margarette C. Blah Selection Grade Lecturer Directorate of Educational Research And Training ((DERT), Laitmukhrah Nongrimmaw, Shillong793011 (Meghalaya) Ph: 0364-2537025 08787796500 Email: dert.megh@gmail.com
Mizoram scert.mizoram.gov.in/post/ntse Mrs. Zothanmawii Deputy Director, S.C.E.R.T., Chaltlang, Aizawl, Mizoram-796012 Ph: 0389-2347790 Email: scertmizoram@gmail.com.
Nagaland scertnagaland.org/default.aspx Mr. Shilu A O Joint Director, SCERT, Nagaland, Kohima-798621 Ph: 0370-2270160 Fax 0370-2270173 Email: shiluao1959@gmail.com
Sikkim sikkimhrdd.org/ Mr. 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: bilalprabhakar2014@gmail.com
Tripura scertonline.tripura.gov.in/ Smt. Kuheli Debbarma Deputy Director, Tripura State Council of Educational Research and Training, Abhoy Nagar, Agartala, Tripura (West)-799005 Ph: 0381-2354867 0381-2354209 Email: kuhelidebbarma@gmail.com
Andaman & Nicobar Islands and.nic.in/ Shri Mammen Thomas Principal, State Institute of Education Siksha Sadan, Link Road Port Blair-744101, (A&N Islands) Ph: 03192-232730 Email: devpearlpb@gmail.com
Bihar scertbihar.co.in/ Dr. Sanjiwan Sinha Director, S.C.E.R.T. Mahendru Post Office, Patna-800006 (Bihar) Ph: 0612-2370783 Email: exam.scertpatna@yahoo.com
Jharkhand jac.nic.in/ Dr. Arbind Pd. Singh Chairman, Jharkhand Academic Council Ranchi, Gyandeep Campus, Bargawan Namkum, Ranchi- 834010 Ph: 0651-2261181, 6453342, 43, 44 and 45 Email: chairman.jac2003@gmail.com
Odisha scertodisha.nic.in/ Dr. Puspanjali Pani Assistant Director, Directorate of TE & S.C.E.R.T. Unit IV, Bhubaneswar-751001, Orissa Ph: 0674-2500881, 2502928 Email: scert_orissa@yahoo.com, panipuspanjali61@gmail.com
West Bengal wbsed.gov.in/wbsed/welcome.html Dr. 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: ddsebasic2016@gmail.com
Chandigarh siechd.nic.in/ Mrs. Mamta Sharma Assistant Professor State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) Sector-32C, Chandigarh (U.T.) 160031 Ph: 0172-2676011 Email: mamtajnu@gmail.com
New Delhi edudel.nic.in/ Ms. 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: sciencebranch@gmail.com
Jammu & Kashmir jkbose.jk.gov.in/ Dr. 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: directorjkbose@gmail.com
Haryana scertharyana.gov.in/talent-search-exam/ Sh. Sunil Vashishta Lecturer Commerce, S.C.E.R.T., Sohna Road, Opp. Panchayat Bhawan, Gurugram-122001 (Haryana) Ph: 0124-2321909 Email: examwing3@gmail.com
Himachal Pradesh himachal.nic.in/en-IN/ Mrs. Rajni Sankhyan Associate Professor S.C.E.R.T., RABON Solan-173211, (Himachal Pradesh) Ph: 0179-227135 Email: scert-hp@nic.in
Punjab ssapunjab.org/ Mrs. 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: directorscert@yahoo.in
Rajasthan rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in/ Mr. Rajendra Kumar Saxena Assistant Director Exam, Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer, Rajasthan-305001 Ph: 0145-2632877 Email: secy-boser-rj@nic.in
Uttar Pradesh examregulatoryauthorityup.in/HOME.aspx Mrs.Usha Chandra Director, Bureau of Psychology SCERT, 2 Lowther Road Allahabad-211001 (UP) Ph: 7376270563 Email: bureauofpsy@gmail.com
Uttarakhand scert.uk.gov.in/ Dr. 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: scertuk@gmail.com
Chhattisgarh scert.cg.gov.in/ Dr. Prasoon Sarkar Professor, State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT), DIET Campus, Shankar Nagar, Raipur, Chattishgarh-492001. Ph: 0771-2442241, 2443596 Email: ddsesm@gmail.com
Daman & Diu daman.nic.in/ Sh. Rajesh J Halpati Head Master Government High School Nani Daman Vaniyawad Opposite Custom House, Daman & Diu -396210 Ph: 0260-2250154 Email: ghsnanidaman@yahoo.in
Dadra and Nagar Haveli dnh.nic.in/departmentsnew.aspx Sh. 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: salimdinganker.2012@gmail.com
Goa education.goa.gov.in/ Sh. 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: scertgoa@rediffmail.com, naikjayawant@yahoo.co.in
Gujarat sebexam.org/ Sh. Dharmendra R Saradava, Secretary, Gujarat State Examination Board, Opp. Government Library, Sector-21, Gandhinagar Gujarat-382021 Ph: 079-23248461, 23248462 Email: gseb21@gmail.com
Madhya Pradesh ssa.mp.gov.in/ Ms. Surbhi Parashar Assistant Manager, Rajya Shiksha Kendra Pustak Bhawan “B” Wing, Arera Hills, Bhopal-462011 (M.P.) Ph: 0755-2559952 Email: ntse2011@gmail.com
Maharashtra mscepune.in/ Sh. T.N. Supe, Commissioner, Maharashtra State Council of Examinations 17-Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pune-411001 (Maharashtra). Ph: 020-26123066, 26123067, 26056448 Email: mscepune@gmail.com
Andhra Pradesh bseap.org/ Sh. 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 @ yahoo.com
Karnataka dsert.kar.nic.in/ Sh. 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: ntse.dsert-ka@nic.in
Kerala scert.kerala.gov.in/ Dr. Meena. S Assistant Professor, S.C.E.R.T., Vidhya Bhavan Poojappura (P.O.)Thiruvananthapuram-695012 Ph: 0471-2346113 Email: ntsescertkerala@gmail.com
Lakshadweep dietlakshadweep.nic.in/importantlinks.htm Mr. Chandrashekhar, Principal, Govt. Senior Secondary School, Kavaratti, UT of Lakshadweep-682555 Ph: 04896-262874 Email: subicp20@gmail.com
Puducherry schooledn.puducherry.gov.in/ Dr. J.Krishna Raju, Joint Director, Directorate of School Education, Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent.Edu. Complex, Anna Nagar Puducherry-605005 Ph: 0413-2207260 Email: jd-edu.pon@nic.in
Tamil Nadu tnscert.org/tnscert/index.php?language=LG-1&status=Active Ms. D. Vasundra Devi, Director, Directorate of Govt. Examinations, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006 Ph: 044-28272088, 28278286 and 28203089 Email: dgedirector@gmail.com
Telangana scert.telangana.gov.in/ Sh. D. Chalapathi Rao, Deputy Commissioner, Director of Govt. Examinations Chapel Road, Hyderabad Telangana-500001 Ph: 040-23230942 Email: dirgovexams.tg@gmail.com

The NTSE application fee and mode of payment can be various by the respective States and Union Territories. You should know that there is no fee necessary for Stage 2 of the exam.

Details in NTSE 2021 Application Form

You have to provide following details while filling the application form:


Without prefix or suffix just write the name as in birth certificate


Affix a self-attested passport size photograph.

Father’s name

Complete name without any prefix of Mr/Dr./Prof.

Mother’s name

Complete name without any prefix.


Tick the option applicable: Male or Female

Area of residence

Tick the option applicable: Rural or Urban

Caste/ Category details

Tick the option: General or SC or ST

Disability status

If you are suffering from any disability tick one or more options as applicable: Orthopedic or Hearing or Visually Impaired or None

Postal address

Complete address along with details of street, state, city, etc.

Name of school

Complete school address with details of street, state, city, pin code, etc.

Type of school studying in class 10

Select the option applicable: Govt or Local body or Private or Private unaided

Area of school

Tick 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 education

Details of highest level of education (use code as applicable)

Father’s occupation

Occupation in which sector (use code as applicable)

Mother’s education

Details of highest level of education (use code as applicable)

Mother’s education

Occupation in which sector (use code as applicable)

Number of family members living in house

Number 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 sisters

Put 1, 2, 3, 4 etc according to order of age, among siblings.

Parental income

Tick 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 number

Landline number with std code details


11-digit mobile number of yourself or your parent’s. The number must be working

Email address

A valid email address

Mobile number

A function 11-digit mobile number. It is important to fill this field.

Documents to Be Attached with Application Form According To NTSE Notification 2021

You need to send following documents along with application form.

  • Colored photograph not older than 6 months from the date of form filling.
  • Dark background and 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 10 marks

NTSE 2021 Exam Centers

NTSE 2021 exam is conducted in various states and union territories as per NTSE Notification. You have mentioned the preferred exam centre at the time of filling up the NTSE Application Form.

Your allotted Exam Centre Address will be mentioned on the NTSE admit card.

Here you can check the available exam centres for NTSE 2021 examination:

States/ UTs

Exam Centre Venue

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

KV No 2, Raksha Vihar, Minnie Bay

Andhra Pradesh

KV, Gandhi Gram Post, Malkapuram, Visakhapatnam

Arunachal Pradesh

KV No 2, Itanagar, Chimpu Post, Arunachal Pradesh


KV CRPF 9 Mile Amerigog, Kamrup, Guwahati


KV No 1, Lohiya Nagar, Near Heart Hospital, Kankarbagh, Patna


KV, ASF High Grounds, Chandigarh


KV No 2, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar, Sector 4, Raipur

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

KV, Government High School Campus, Silvassa


KV No 3, Ringroad, Near Seema Sadak Bhawan


KV, INS Madovi, Panjim


KV No 1, Near Police Commissioner’s Office, Shahi Baug, Ahmedabad


KV No 1, AFS, Sector 14, Old Delhi Road, Gurugram

Himachal Pradesh

KV, Dharamshala Cantt, Kangra

Jammu & Kashmir

KV No 1, Gandhinagar, Jammu


KV CCL, Rajendra Nagar, Ranchi


KV, ASC Center, Victoria Road, Bangalore, Karnataka


KV No 3, Port Trust, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Ernakulam


KV, Kavaratti

Madhya Pradesh

KV No 1, Opp Central India Flour Mill, Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal


KV, Bhandup, LBS Marg, Kanjurmarg West


KV, BEG, Near Deccan College, Pune


KV No 1, Lamphelpat, Imphal


KV, Happy Valley, Shillong


KV, Project Pushpak Zemabawk, Aizawl


KV, CRPF Camp, Lerie Hill, Kohima, Nagaland


KV No 1, Unit 9, Near Ram Mandir, Bhubaneswar


KV, IIT Campus, Chennai


KV, ASF High Grounds, Chandigarh


KV No 1, Bajaj Nagar, Opp Tonk Phatak, Jaipur


KV, Post Tadong, Middil, Siyari, Gangtok

Tamil Nadu

KV, IIT Campus, Chennai


KV No 1, Langer House, Golconda, Hyderabad


KV (GC) CRPF, Adarani, Salbagan, Agartala


KV ONGC, Kaulagarh Road, Dehradun

Uttar Pradesh

KV, Lucknow Cantt

Uttar Pradesh

KV, New Cantt, VD Road, Allahabad

West Bengal

KV, Ballygunge, Circular Road, Kolkata

NTSE Exam Pattern 2021

Both Stage 1 and Stage 2 of NTSE 2021 will have two papers as tabulated below:

NTSE 2021 Exam Pattern 



Number of Questions

Paper 1 – Mental Ability Test (MAT)

Aptitude Test


Paper 2 – Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Science, Social Science, Mathematics

100 (Science – 40, Social Science – 40, Mathematics – 20)

Marking Scheme: You will get one mark after every correct answer. There is no negative marking in NTSE.

Time Duration: You will get 120 minutes for each paper for both NTSE 2019-20 Stage-1 and 2.

Type of Questions: 100 Multiple Choice Questions will be asked for both MAT and SAT papers.

Exam Mode: You have to answer the items on an OMR sheet provided at the examination center as per instructions.

Test Language: The tests will be available in various languages. These are:

  • Asamiya,
  • Bangla,
  • English,
  • Gujarati,
  • Hindi,
  • Kannada,
  • Marathi,
  • Malayalam,
  • Odia,
  • Punjabi,
  • Tamil,
  • Telugu,
  • Urdu.

NTSE Syllabus 2021

There is no specific NTSE 2021 syllabus available. However, the questions are generally coming from the level of Classes IX and X.

The exam pattern is same for both NTSE Stage 1 and Stage 2. In both the stages, there are two sections,

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT),
  • Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).

The SAT again has two parts,

  • Language Test,
  • Science, Social Science & Mathematics.

NTSE MAT Syllabus 

 You can check the MAT Paper Syllabus as given below:

  • Verbal and Non Verbal Analogy
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Series
  • Classification
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Distance and Direction
  • Blood Relations
  • Alphabet and Number Test
  • Ranking and Arrangements
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Calendar, Time and Clock
  • Missing Characters
  • Embedded Figures
  • Paper Cutting and Folding
  • Cube and Dice
  • Word Problems

NTSE SAT Syllabus 

You can check the SAT Language Test Syllabus as given below:

  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Basic Rules of Grammar
  • Sentence Completion
  • Filling the Gaps
  • Comprehension Reading
  • Rearrangement of Jumbled Words
  • One Word Substitution
  • Paragraph Completion

You can check the SAT Science, Social Science & Mathematics  Syllabus as given below:

SAT Science Syllabus

  • Magnetism and Electricity
  • Measurements
  • Motion and Force
  • Work and Energy
  • Light and Sound
  • The Universe
  • Source of Energy
  • Acid, Bases, Salt
  • Periodic Classification of Elements
  • Metals and Non Metals
  • Structure of Atom
  • Physical and Chemical Changes
  • Carbon and its Compounds
  • Fibres and Plastics
  • Air
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Micro-organisms
  • Reproduction
  • Life Processes
  • Heredity and Evolution
  • Food Production and Management
  • Diversity in Living Organisms
  • Plant and Animal Nutrition
  • Human Body
  • Cellular Level of Organisation
  • Some Common Diseases
  • Our Environment

SAT Social Science Syllabus

  • French Revolution
  • Industrial Revolution
  • British Raj
  • Mughal Empire
  • Maurya Empire
  • Early Medieval Period
  • Medieval Architecture and Culture
  • Indian Freedom Struggle
  • Early States
  • Indus Valley Civilization
  • Jainism and Buddhism
  • Conquerors from Distant Lands
  • Popular Movements and Social Reforms
  • Nationalism in Various Countries
  • Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History
  • Vedic Period
  • World War I and II
  • New Empires and Kingdoms
  • World History
  • UN and International Agencies
  • Water Resources
  • Biosphere
  • Atmosphere
  • Agriculture
  • Resources and Development
  • Diversity and Livelihood
  • Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks
  • Maps and Globe
  • Natural Vegetation
  • Our Country – India
  • India and its Neighbors
  • Motion of the Earth
  • Climate – India and World
  • Indian Physiographic Division
  • Drainage in India
  • Solar System
  • Major Domains and landforms
  • Population
  • Indian Constitution
  • Local and State Government
  • Judiciary
  • Indian Government

SAT Mathematics Syllabus

  • Arithmetic Progressions
  • Number Systems
  • Polynomials
  • Real Numbers
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Rational Numbers
  • Square Roots and Cube Roots
  • Direct and Inverse Variation
  • Mensuration
  • Percentage
  • Surface Areas and Volumes
  • Trigonometry
  • Circles
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Triangles
  • Arithmetic
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Linear Equations in Two Variables
  • Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Quadrilateral
  • Parallelogram

NTSE Notification 2021: NTSE Admit Card

You can easily download your admit card from the NCERT website. Here you can get the step by step guide to download the NTSE Admit Card for Stage-2:

Step 1: You have to go to the official website.

Step 2: You should click on the link to download the Admit Card for NTSE Stage 1/2 exam 2021.

Step 3: You have to enter the necessary details, like State Roll Number, Date of Birth, etc.

Step 4: You should click on “Submit.”

Step 5: You can see the Admit Card will appear on the screen.

Step 6: No, you should download the Admit Card and take a printout of the same.

NTSE Notification 2021 for Result & Selection Procedure

NTSE Stage-1 Merit List: Every State/Union Territory publishes a merit list of their own for Stage 1 based on the performance of the candidates in the NTSE 2021 Result.

NTSE Stage-1 Qualifying Marks: Generally, qualifying marks for various category students are given below.

  • For General category students for each of the papers (MAT and SAT) is 40 percent.
  • For SC/ST/physically challenged candidates 32 percent.

The NTSE Stage-1 Result: The Stage-1 result is published generally between January & March. You should keep in mind that the marks of the State level Examination are not added to the National Level Examination for the award of scholarship. This exam is conducted only to recommend the candidates for the second-level NTS examination conducted by the NCERT.

NTSE Stage-2: After passing the NTSE Stage-1, you will be eligible to appear for NTSE Stage 2, usually conducted in May. The final merit list will be created based on the performance of the students. 

NTSE Notification | NTSE Cut off 2021

Cut off marks are the minimum marks required to clear the examination. The cut-off marks will be varies based on state. The final cut-off mark will be declared by NCERT after the completion of the stage 2 examination. You will find the category-wise and subject-wise cut-off marks on the NCERT website.

The factors affecting the state wise cut off marks are as follows:

  • Students appearing in the exam
  • The difficulty level of the paper
  • Marking scheme
  • Number of seats available

NTSE 2021 Expected Qualifying Cutoff











NTSE Notification | NTSE Scholarship

The top 1000 students get scholarship amount as given below:

NTSE Scholarship Details

 Class 11 and 12

Rs 1250 per month

 UG and PG

Rs 2000 per month


As per UGC norms

We have provided a detailed guide on NTSE Notification 2021. Feel free to ask any questions related to NTSE Exam 2021.

FAQs on NTSE 2021 Exam Notification

Is the NTSE subject to negative marking?

No, there are no negative marks in the NTSE, and applicants can make the most of it by answering all of the questions.

How can I find out what my NTSE score is?

The NTSE results will be published as a pdf file on the official website. It is available for candidates to download and can check their results.

Who is eligible to apply for the NTSE 2021 Exam?

Students in India who are in Class X can apply for the NTSE. They must have received a minimum of 60% in class IX. Reserved pupils receive a 5% bonus on their final grade. Candidates must be enrolled in a recognized educational institution.

Which NTSE book is the best?

Candidates must read textbooks in Science, Social Science, and Mathematics for classes IX and X.

What is the NTSE syllabus?

The NCERT has not specified any specific themes as part of the syllabus, but the questions will be for students in grades 9 and 10. NCERT aims to assess candidates’ knowledge of non-language subjects in classes IX and X.

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