NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2021
Updated on Dec 23, 2019 - 3:27 p.m. IST by Apoorva Singh
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NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2021 - NCERT will release the eligibility criteria of NTSE 2021 exam for Indian and abroad students on its official website ncert.nic.in. NTSE 2021 eligibility criteria contain the age limit, minimum qualifying marks required to apply for NTSE exam etc. Students must satisfy the complete NTSE eligibility criteria 2021 before filling the forms else their registration will be canceled. National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conducts NTSE 2021 exam in 2 stages. The stage 1 of NTSE exam will be held at state level exam whereas stage 2 exam will be conducted at the national level. Students studying in class 10 are eligible to appear in the NTSE 2021 examination. It must be noted that Indian students studying abroad can appear directly to the stage 2 exam. Students who will satisfy the NTSE 2021 eligibility criteria will be able to apply for the exam in July/ August 2020. NTSE Exam 2021 stage 1 will be conducted tentatively in November 2020. Those students who will qualify stage 1 exam will be eligible for the stage 2 exam. Students appearing for the exam must check the NTSE 2021 eligibility criteria carefully.

NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2021- Age Limit

NCERT has prescribed the age limit to appear in the NTSE stage 1. Students should be below the age of 18 years (as on July 1, 2020). This age limit is applicable for both Indian students as well as for students of Indian origin studying abroad.

NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2021 for Stage I

The NTSE Stage 1 exam will be conducted in the first week of November 2020. Only Indian students, who are pursuing their studies from schools in India are eligible to appear in the stage 1 exam. Complete NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2021 is mentioned below.

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  • Students studying in class 10th from recognised schools are eligible to appear in NTSE stage 1.

  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya Vidyalaya, and Sainik School students can apply for NTSE from the state where their school is located. There will be no domicile restrictions for them.

  • Open and Distance Learning (ODL) students are also eligible to appear in the NTSE stage 1. They must not be employed anywhere. They must be appearing in 10th exam for the first time.

NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2021- Minimum Qualifying Marks Required in Class 9

Some states have a set qualifying percentage of marks in class 9 exam as an eligibility condition for appearing in the NTSE stage 1 exam. Refer to the table below check the minimum qualifying marks required to be obtained in Class 9 before applying for NTSE 2021

Minimum Qualifying Marks Required in Class 9

State

Minimum qualifying Marks (For General Category)

Minimum qualifying Marks (For Reserved Category)

Maharashtra

60% marks

55%

Rajasthan

55%

50%

Delhi

60%

55%

Uttar Pradesh

55%

44%

Punjab

70%

55%

Bihar

60%

-

West Bengal

50%

40%

Madhya Pradesh

40%

32%

Tamil Nadu

60%

-

Assam

40%

32%

Jammu & Kashmir

60%

55%

Jharkhand

55%

40%

Goa

70%

55%

Uttarakhand

60%

55%

Gujarat

55%

-

Manipur

60%

55%

Himachal Pradesh

60%

55%

Kerala

55%

-

Haryana

55%

-

Puducherry

60%

-

Chandigarh

61%

56%

Odisha

60%

55%

NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2021 (Stage 2) for Indian students

NTSE 2021 stage 2 exam will be conducted in the month of May 2020, tentatively. Students who will successfully qualify stage 1 will be eligible to appear in the stage 2 exam.

  • Firstly, students have to score minimum qualifying marks in the stage 1 exam to qualify for stage 2.

  • All the states will release the NTSE cut off for their respective states along with NTSE result.

  • Students should obtain section-wise and category-wise cutoff to get selected for the stage 2 exam.

  • This should be noted that, If a student attains cutoff marks but fails to qualify any of the sections, then he/she will not be selected for the NTSE stage 2 exam.

NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2021 for Stage 2 (Students Studying Abroad)

NTSE stage 2 is a national level examination conducted by NCERT. Indian students studying abroad in class 10 can appear directly in the NTSE stage 2. However, they have to fulfill certain criteria listed below.

  • The age of a student must be below 18 years.

  • He/she has obtained at least 60% marks in class 9th annual examination.

  • Students have to appear in the exam at a center in India at their own cost.

  • They have to send the attested copy of mark sheet of class 9 to the Head, Department of Educational Survey Division, NCERT, New Delhi by December 31.

If a student got selected, the scholarship shall be paid to only those who will pursue their further studies in India.

NTSE 2021 Qualifying Marks

The qualifying marks for NTSE are provided by NCERT. These are the minimum marks that students have to achieve to qualify for the next stage.

NTSE Qualifying Marks

Category

Qualifying Marks in SAT

Qualifying Marks in MAT

Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Physically Handicapped.

32%

32%


General/ Economically weaker Sections/ OBC

40%

40%

NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2021- Reservation of Seats

As per the provision of NCERT, some seats are reserved for SC/ST and PWD students. This reservation is also applicable to the Indian students studying abroad, only if they continue their further studies in India. Check the table below for reservation criteria.

NTSE Reservation Criteria

Category

Reservation

Schedule Cast

15%

Scheduled Tribe

7.5%

Person with Disability

3%

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2021

Question: How can I register for NTSE exam 2021?

Answer:

Application form for NTSE 2021 will be available on the official website ncert.nic.in.

Question: How much is the NTSE scholarship amount?

Answer:

Scholarship of Rs. 1250 per month is awarded for class 11 to 12. Scholarship of Rs. 2000 per month is awarded for Undergraduates and Postgraduates.

Question: How many scholarships are provided by NCERT?

Answer:

NCERT provides around 2000 scholarships every year.

Question: Is there any negative marking in NTSE stage 1?

Answer:

No, there is no negative marking for wrong attempts.

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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

hi,

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

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

Pushpa 22nd Feb, 2020

HELLO,

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

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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

Regards

Nikhitha

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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 :

https://www.google.com/amp/s/school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-karnataka-result/amp

Hope this is useful

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