NTSE 2016 Cutoff
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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 have scored 162 for NTSE Kerala will I be eligible for Stage II?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019

Hello Akshay,

You have not mentioned your category nevertheless the cut off is as follows for each category not NTSE Kerala stage 1 (2019)

General category - 143

OBC - 119

SC- 101.

As you have scored above cut off marks you have good chances of being eligible for stage 2.


Hai i am going to get 157 marks in Stage-I in Andhra pradesh from General Category , what are my chances to stage-II ...Harshaditya

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019


According to our experts the cutoff for NTSE stage 2 for andhra pradesh students for general category will be around 164. You have 157, so it seems you have low chances for getting qualified for satge2 . For more information visit this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-andhra-pradesh-cutoff

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ntse stage 1 ke liye 200 marks me pass marks kitna chahiye

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019


For obc in Jharkhand, according to our experts the cutoff will be in range of 130-145. So, you need this marks to clear stage -I. For more information visit this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-jharkhand-cutoff

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what is the pass marks of 2019 class 10 stage 1 in jharkhand from obc

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019


To clear NTSE for obc obc Jharkhand,  according to our experts, you need the marks around 130-145 for qualifying the stage I. For more detail visit this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-jharkhand-cutoff

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sir I have got 137 marks in ntse stage 1 bihar .could I be selected

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019


According to our experts, they have predicted that this year the cutoff for NTSE stage I for general category in bihar will be around 150-160. So, it seems that you have very low chances.

For detail check this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-bihar-cutoff

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