NTSE Cutoff 2021 - State-level conducting authorities will release NTSE 2021 cut off for stage 1 exam in February 2021. Expected NTSE cutoff 2021 for the stage 1 exam has been provided for a few states. The stage 1 NTSE cutoff 2021 will be made available online along with the result and merit list. NTSE cut off 2021 is the minimum qualifying marks required by students to qualify for the stage 1 exam. In addition to NTSE cutoff 2021, students will have to secure qualifying marks in SAT and MAT paper separately to pass the exam. Official NTSE 2021 cut off for some states will be released in March 2021.
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NTSE 2021 cut off for stage 1 is decided on the basis of the number of students, difficulty level and other factors. Stage 1 NTSE has been conducted on December 12 and 13, 2021 for most of the states. Stage 2 exam of NTSE 2021 will be held on June 13, 2021. Check expected NTSE cut off 2021 by coaching institutes, and previous year’s NTSE cutoff below.

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NTSE Cut off 2021 Stage 1

The following table is showing the expected NTSE cut off 2021 stage 1. The cutoff can increase or decrease on the basis of various factors.

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State-wise NTSE 2021 Cutoff Marks (Expected)

State Expected Cutoff
Delhi 180- 190
Gujarat 179- 186
Madhya Pradesh 175- 180
Odisha 155- 160
Uttar Pradesh 166- 171
Punjab 127- 132

NTSE 2021 Minimum Qualifying Marks

Along with NTSE cutoff 2021, students will have to secure the minimum qualifying marks in stage 1 and stage 2 exam. These qualifying marks can also be termed as NTSE passing marks 2021. If any student secures the NTSE cut off 2021, but fails to get qualifying marks in any section, then he/she will not be selected in result.

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NTSE Passing Marks 2021

Category MAT (out of 100) SAT (out of 100)
General/OBC 40% 40%
SC/ST/PH 32% 32%

NTSE Cutoff 2021 Determining Factors

NTSE cut off 2021 stage 1 is the important factor that decides which students to be selected for stage 2 exam. So while preparing NTSE 2021 Cutoff, various factors are kept in mind. Some of the determining factors of NTSE Cutoff 2021 (Stage 1) are mentioned below:

  • Total number of students appeared for the exam
  • Available state-level quota
  • Maximum marks scored by a Student
  • Lowest marks of a Student
  • Reservation criteria
  • The difficulty level of exam

State-wise NTSE Cutoff 2021

Some states will release NTSE 2021 cutoff marks for their state-level stage 1 exams while some does not communicate the minimum NTSE marks. Students can check the following table to know about the last years' cutoff for their state:

NTSE Cutoff 2020 (Released)

States/UTs General OBC SC ST
NTSE Andhra Pradesh Cutoff 167 158 146 143
NTSE Assam Cut Off 159 135 132 140
NTSE Haryana Cutoff 156 148 129 -
NTSE Chhattisgarh Cutoff 160 139 129 140
NTSE Odisha Cutoff 155 120 120 110
NTSE Telangana Cutoff 175 163 149 156
NTSE Rajasthan Cutoff 180 162 142 149

Other States NTSE Cut Off 2020 (Stage 1)

Students can click the below-given link to check the last year's NTSE stage 1 cutoff for all other states

State-wise NTSE Cut off 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

NTSE Delhi Cutoff NTSE Karnataka Cutoff NTSE Kerala Cutoff
NTSE Chandigarh Cut off NTSE Jharkhand Cut Off NTSE Mizoram Cut Off
NTSE Madhya Pradesh Cutoff NTSE Meghalaya Cut Off NTSE Sikkim Cut Off
NTSE Maharashtra Cutoff NTSE Manipur Cutoff NTSE Himachal Pradesh Cutoff
NTSE Tamil Nadu Cutoff NTSE West Bengal Cutoff NTSE Gujarat Cutoff
NTSE Nagaland Cutoff NTSE Bihar Cutoff NTSE Uttar Pradesh Cutoff
NTSE Arunachal Pradesh Cutoff NTSE Tripura Cutoff NTSE J& K Cut off
NTSE Goa Cut Off NTSE Uttarakhand Cutoff -

NTSE 2021 State Quota

States/ UTs Quota
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 20
Assam 202
Arunachal Pradesh 50
Andhra Pradesh 263
Bihar 691
Chattisgarh 195
Chandigarh 20
Daman & Diu 20
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 20
Delhi 153
Gujarat 360
Goa 50
Himachal Pradesh 51
Haryana 186
Jharkhand 142
Jammu & Kashmir 64
Kerala 220
Karnataka 371
Lakshadweep 20
Maharashtra 774
Madhya Pradesh 530
Meghalaya 50
Manipur 50
Nagaland 50
Odisha 259
Puducherry 20
Punjab 183
Mizoram 50
Rajasthan 485
Sikkim 50
Tamil Nadu 466
Telangana 216
Tripura 50
Uttar Pradesh 1408
Uttarakhand 79
West Bengal 569

NTSE Cutoff 2019 (Stage 1)

States/UTs General OBC SC ST
Andhra Pradesh 164 155 147 137
Daman & Diu 129 93 96 94
Delhi 181 152 136 128
Haryana 161 149 128 -
Karnataka 143 119 101 101
Kerala 146 128 103 84
Madhya Pradesh 173 164 149 132
Maharashtra 170.03 159.76 144.28 131.34
Rajasthan 174 151 140 148
Tamil Nadu 160 146 125 126

NTSE Cutoff 2021 (Stage 2) - Important Points

  • National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) will release stage 2 NTSE 2021 cutoff.
  • NTSE cut off 2021 will be declared in the last week of August 2021 along with NTSE Stage 2 result .
  • Cutoff of NTSE will be in PDF format showing the NTSE merit list which is made available online on the official website
  • Students can analyze the past year NTSE cutoff trends to get an idea of how much to score to qualify.

NTSE Cutoff 2019 (Category-wise)

Category NTSE Cut off
General Normal 134
PH1 69
PH2 69
PH3 88
PH4 95
OBC Normal 116
PH1 90
PH2 69
PH3 91
PH4 70
Scheduled Tribes (ST) Normal 113
PH3 90
Scheduled Caste (SC) Normal 105
PH1 87
PH2 0
PH3 68

NTSE Cutoff 2018 (Stage 2)

Category Maximum marks out of 197 Cut Off Marks
General 186 150
General – PH1 144 111
General – PH2 124 78
General – PH3 131 101
Scheduled Caste (SC) 149 122
SC – PH1 113 71
SC – PH2 87 87
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 145 113
ST – PH1 93 90
ST – PH2 81 81

NTSE cutoff 2017 and 2016

Category Cut Off 2017 (Out of 143) Cut Off 2016 (Out of 145)
General 77 85.09
Scheduled Caste (SC) 46.67 56.43
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 47.67 52.12
Physically Handicapped (PwD) 49.33 53.47

Previous Year's NTSE Cutoff Analysis

  • In 2019, the number of NTSE Scholarship was increased from 1000 to 2000.

  • The difficulty level of the exam was also lower compared to NTSE 2018. It was seen that NTSE cutoff was reduced that year

  • NTSE 2021 will also be conducted for 2000 scholarships. The cutoff of NTSE 2021, however, is expected to be higher than 2019 due to high competition levels.

NTSE Cutoff Analysis (2019 vs 2018)

NTSE Result 2021

SCERTs for states and UTs will release the result and NTSE cut off 2021 stage 1 separately from February onwards. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check the NTSE result 2021 for their respective states. Stage 2 qualified candidates will be able to check their NTSE 2021 result online after NCERT announces it in August. Students who qualify in it stand the chance of availing one of the 2000 scholarships that will be awarded by NCERT.

NTSE 2021 Reservation Scheme

Category Reservation
SC 15%
OBC 27%
ST 7.5%
PWD 4%
General 46.5%

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Cut off 2020-2021 for Stage 1 & 2 - Check State-wise NTSE Exam Cutoff Here

Question: Why am I not selected after securing cutoff marks?


Students are selected on the basis of NTSE cutoff marks if they qualify the exam. So ensure that you have secured qualifying marks in each section.

Question: Will stage 2 NTSE cutoff marks be changed for each state?


No, stage 2 NTSE cutoff 2021 will be same for each state. The marks will be changed as per the category.

Question: How NTSE 2021 cutoff is determined?


NTSE cutoff 2021 is calculated by the respective exam conducting authority on the basis of pre-determined factors such as number of students, available seats, exam difficulty level, etc.

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Hi, Will JKBOSE of jammu & kashmir conduct NTSE scholarship test in 2022-23. because the education policy in jk has changed now we have to study CBSE pattern syllabus from 2022 to onwords. Please provide me with a perfect 100% correct answer. Thanks with best regerds Aabid illahi

Pankhuri Kumari 10th Apr, 2021
As per NTSE eligibility criteria, a student pursuing class 10th and below 18 years of age can give NTSE exam, regardless of which government or private school he/ she studies in.
So, even after your school shifts to CBSE syllabus, you can give NTSE exam if you are in class 10th or are about to reach in.
Hope this helps.
Good luck!

since it is already 8 of april and still scert mp has not declared the ntse result, do you have any idea that when will the result of ntse stage 1 of mp(madhya pradesh) will be declared.

Shubham Dhane 8th Apr, 2021


Rajya Shiksha Kendra was supposed to release the stage 1 NTSE Madhya Pradesh result 2021 in March 2021 but now it is month of April but still they have not yet released the results noe there is any infromation from the officials when the results will be declared. Keep an eye on the official website for the latest infromation. Students can access their class 10 NTSE MP result 2021 on the official website, educationportal.mp.gov.in. NTSE MP 2021 stage 1 result is made available in the form of a merit list.


When will the NTSE stage-1 results 2020-21 for Tamilnadu will be released ? The date of result is getting postponed everytime from the announced date.

Abhinandhinee 6th Apr, 2021


The results for NTSE Tamil Nadu Stage I will be released by the first week of April tentatively. The official date of release has not yet been announced by the DGE, Tamil Nadu. NTSE Tamil Nadu stage I result 2021 will be declared on the official website: dge.tn.gov.in. The list will contain the name of the students selected for Stage II. Stage II will be conducted on 13th June 2021.

For more information: https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-tamil-nadu-result

I hope this helps.


I want NTSE previous year solved papers

Aditya Kumar Student Expert 2nd Apr, 2021


You can download NTSE previous year question papers along with answers by visiting our page which link is provided below


Go well through these papers as practising these papers will help you to :-

*understand   the  examination pattern  .

*  types  of  questions  which  are  asked in the exam .

* you   will get an  idea  of  the  difficulty level  of  the  questions  asked in  the examination .

* you  can  also  have  an  idea  of  important    topics  which  are  covered in the exam , so  that  you  can  accordingly prepare for  your  examination

*it  will  help  you  to check your preparation    level  for  the  examination,  so   that  you  can  work   on your  weak areas  and   can  perform  even better in your  examination.

* solving these papers on your own will  help you to improve your time management skills so that in your actual examination you can solve questions with better speed and accuracy .

Best of luck for your NTSE exam preparation .

Thank you


When will the merit list of karnataka ntse 2020-21 be announced? Also, what could be the cutoff for general category?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 30th Mar, 2021


DSERT, Karnataka has released NTSE results in the form of district wise mark lists which contain the registration number and marks of all the candidates individually for GMAT and SAT and total score as well which you can check out at http://dsert.kar.nic.in/easp/ntsenmms.asp?utm_source=careers360&utm_medium=traffic, cut-offs vary every year based on number of factors though you can check out previous year cut-offs at https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-karnataka-result to get an idea about the same.

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