NTSE 2016 Cutoff
Updated on Jul 22, 2016 - 5:44 p.m. IST by None

NTSE 2016 Cutoff – National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has announced NTSE cutoff 2016 on July 22 for the candidates who had appeared in the Stage-II of the selection process on May 8, 2016. The Cutoff has been declared by NCERT in online mode and no postal communication will be made to the candidates in this regards. The cutoff is available for the candidates below in this page.

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Cutoff of NTSE 2016 

The NTSE cutoff 2016 is the minimum marks which are required to be scored by the candidate to be eligible for the scholarship. To check the Cutoff of NTSE 2016, candidates have to click on the NCERT official link on this page.


NTSE 2016 Cutoff Subject-wise:

Test Papers

Maximum Marks

Qualifying Percentage/Marks



Paper I MAT

49 *

40% (19.6)

35% (17.15)

Paper II Language Test (English)


40% (20.0)

35% (17.5)

Paper II Language Test (Hindi)


40% (20.0)

35% (17.5)

  Paper III SAT

96 **

40% (38.4)

35% (33.6)

Total Marks for calculating Merit


40% (58)

35% (50.75)

* One question scrapped from scoring in MAT (Ques No. 36)
** Four questions scrapped from scoring in SAT (Ques No. 24, 59, 61 and 82)
# Qualifying nature paper; i.e., marks will not be included in final merit list

NTSE 2016 Cutoff Category-wise:

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Maximum Marks of MAT SAT

Cut Off Marks




Scheduled Caste



Scheduled Tribe


52. 12




The NTSE 2016 Cutoff has been announced by the official exam conducting body, NCERT with the declaration NTSE final result 2016.


The candidates qualifying the Stage-I will be eligible for appearing in the Stage-II exam. Every year, around 4000 students are selected from Stage I to appear at the Stage II of the examination.


The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level examination cum scholarship program. The scholarship programme is conducted by NCERT and students studying in class X are eligible for NTSE 2016 examination and selection procedure, which is as below:

  1. NTSE Stage-I: This stage is conducted by the State/UT usually in the month of November. Any student of class X can register themselves for this stage of the selection process.

  2. NTSE Stage-II: Those students who qualify stage-I appear for this stage of the examination. This is conducted at the National level and students from across the country that has cleared Stage-I compete at this level.

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I am getting 179 marks in NTSE stage 1 2019-20 in madhya pradesh, will it be enough to get qualified for stage 2 i am a general candidate. Also please tell me when the result for madhya pradsh NTSE will be declared.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 23rd Feb, 2020


the results likely to be announced at the end of month of february, however the decision is totally depends on exam authority.

see cutoff score changes year to year and depends on various factors like number of participants, question level difficulty etc.

the expected cutoff is according to category wise as follows,

General  173-183

Scheduled Caste  149-159

Scheduled Tribe  132-142

Physically Handicapped  125-135

OBC  164-174


is the Ntse result of Maharashtra declared???2019-20

Pushpa 22nd Feb, 2020


Stage one exam was held on November 17, 2019

NTSE results of maharashtra will be declared last week of february 2020.

follow the following for regular updates https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-maharashtra-result


Is Quantitative Ability going to be included in NTSE from 2021?

Nikhitha Sai 22nd Feb, 2020

Hello aspirant. Every year NTSE doesn't release any syllabus in specific. As in nothing called official syllabus will be released. Basically 2 papers. MAT and SAT. MaaT usually itself will be based on quantum logic and reasoning. SAT consists of maths, science and social. NCERT books of class 9th and 10th, preparing them would be more than enough.

Nothing called quantitative ability in specific. Already embedded inside MAT part

Hope this helps




Is Quantitative Aptitude going to be included in NTSE from 2021

Swati Umang 22nd Feb, 2020

Hello! Hope you are doing good

The National Talent Search Examination is a prestigious talent based evaluation system designed for Class X students. It helps the students analyze their strength and weaknesses. Every year lakhs of students students appear for the exam of which 1000 are awarded with scholarship, 775 being from general quota. The Central government awards scholarships to NTSE scholars for pursuing studies in sciences and social sciences up till doctoral level.

Quantitative aptitude is a part of MAT, which is still in the syllabus. Please refer the following link for the syllabus: https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-syllabus

All the best

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hi , myis Karnataka ntse stage-1 cut off marks published ? --padmanabha

Sujatha Venkat 21st Feb, 2020

Hello  Aspirant,

NTSE karnataka results are out. You can visit the below link and check for your roll number in the merit list. In that list all the selected students roll numbers will be given :


Hope this is useful

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