NTSE Important Dates 2021 - NCERT will release the NTSE 2021 dates for Stage 1 & Stage 2 tentatively in the month of July 2020. The important dates of NTSE 2021 include application dates, admit card date, result date, and more. National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) will be held in two stages, namely Stage-1 and 2. NTSE 2021 Stage 1 exams will tentatively be held in offline mode in November 2020 while stage 2 will take place in May 2021. Stage 1 will be held at the state level while the stage 2 NTSE exam 2021 will be conducted at the national level. NTSE 2021 registration is a one-time application process. All applicants can download the NTSE admit card from October 2020. The stage 1 result will be announced from January to March 2021. On the basis of the results, meritorious students will be awarded certain scholarships. Read the article to know NTSE 2021 important dates.


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NTSE Important Dates 2021 (Stage 1 & 2)

Students should keep track of the important dates of NTSE 2021 to avoid missing any important event. Read the article for more information on NTSE important dates 2021. Refer to the table below to know the NTSE exam dates.

NTSE Important Dates


NTSE 2021 Dates (Tentative)

Start Date of NTSE 2021 Registration form

Last week of July 2020

NTSE Application Last Date

August/ September 2020

NTSE Stage 1 Admit Card Release Date

October 15 to November 15, 2020

NTSE Stage 1 for Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Andaman & Nicobar islands

November 2, 2020

NTSE Stage 1 Exam Date 2020 (for all other states and UTs except above-mentioned states)

November 3, 2020

NTSE Stage 1 Exam Date 2020 for Karnataka, West Bengal, Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, Jharkhand & Bihar

November 15, 2020

Stage- 1 Result

Jan - April 2021

NTS Stage- II Admit Card 2020

April 2021

NTSE Stage 2 Exam Date

May 9, 2021

NTSE Final Results

September 2021

NTSE Important Dates 2021 Highlights

The NCERT organizes the National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X with the objective to bring up the ability of students. This exam is conducted every year at two levels; Stage-1, which is conducted at the state level and Stage-2, at the national level. The NTSE important dates 2021 have been avowed by NCERT in its announcement for the aspiring and eligible candidates.

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NTSE 2021 Registration Dates- The dates to submit the NTSE 2021 Application have been concluded. The last date to submit the application form differs for each state.

NTSE Exam Dates 2021 - The Stage- 1 of NTSE 2021 will take place in November 2020 while Stage -2 is scheduled to be held in May 2021.

NTSE Admit Card 2021 Dates - SCERTs or Education departments will tentatively issue the stage 1 admit card in October 2020 while the stage 2 admit card will be issued by NCERT in the month of April 2021. Students can either download the admit card online or can collect the same in offline mode from their schools or from the State Liaison Officer. The NTSE admit card for stage 2 is only allotted to the ones who are shortlisted for the Stage-1 exam.

NTSE Result 2021 Dates- The results of NTS exam will be uploaded by SCERT on their official websites in online mode. The stage 1 results will be released within January-March 2021 while stage 2 results will be announced in September 2021.

Reservations in NTSE Exam :

  • Across the country, around 2000 students are awarded scholarships with reservation policy for SC with 15 percent, ST with 7.5 percent.

  • The reservation policy is also open for candidates who have benchmark disabilities.

  • Some changes are made in the policies of NTSE examination 2020, thereupon OBC students will be provided 27 percent of extra reservation.

NTSE Eligibility Criteria

  • Students of Class 10th from any of the recognized schools like - Sainik school, Kendriya Vidyalaya etc. are eligible to give the NTSE exam.

  • The NTSE exam’s eligibility criteria apply for the students who are appearing in Class 10th for the first time.

  • Candidates who are below 18 years of age and are not employed can apply.

  • Students who have opted for the Open and Distance learning (ODL) can also apply for the NTSE scholarship.


National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) came into light in 1961. It was established by the Government of India in order to improve the quality of the education system of the schools. NCERT took several steps to give many booming opportunities to bright and aspiring students. Many programs were initiated for the same purpose, one of them is the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE).

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Important Dates 2021

Question: What is the date of the NTSE stage 1 exam 2021?


NTSE stage 1 2021 will be held in November 2020, tentatively.

Question: Is there any fee for the NTSE stage 2 exam?


No, there are no fees for the stage 2 exam.

Question: Is there any negative marking in NTSE?


No, there is no provision of negative marking.

Question: Can Class 12 students appear for NTSE exam?


No, the NTSE exam is for the students of class 10.

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Megha 31st Mar, 2020

Hello Abhinay !

NTSE paper comprises of 40% of Social science , so it become very important to crack Social with good marks.

For stage 1 , the state board’s textbooks for History & Civics and Geography are important.

And for stage 2 , books of NCERT Class IX & X are important.

Also ,you can see video lectures by Prof. Vipin Joshi like - “The Rise of Nationalism in Europe”, “The French Revolution”, etc.  (They will help you a lot).

Also , there is a channel NTSE Guru , you can subscribe to that . The video lectures were completely understandable. Each topic consists of a video tutorial, concept theory, practice sheets, previous year questions & tests.

Hope it helps !



Deepshikha Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020
DGE, Tamilnadu will release the Telangana NTSE question papers on the official website. The question papers will help you understand the pattern of the examination.
You can go through the link given below to find the previous years papers:
Hope this helps you.
Good luck.
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NTSE sample papers for prepare

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020


Here is the link to download sample papers of NTSE from careers360


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How to prepare for Social subject for NTSE to remember dates easier

Deepshikha Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020
National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is an offline scholarship exam for class 10 students to encourage higher studies in the field of Science and Social science. The exam is conducted at two levels.
In order to prepare for social science, you must go through the previous years papers so that you can understand the pattern. Be thorough with your NCERT syllabus. Practice as much as much possible.
For detailed information follow the link given below:
For detailed  information about preparation tips follow the link given below:
Hope this helps.
Good luck.

How to prepare social for NTSE

anurag khanna 30th Mar, 2020

Hi Abhinay

As National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is conducted by National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) , so you should have good command over NCERT book of Social Science. Some smart tips are provided below for preparation of NTSE especially section of Social Science :-

  • Categorize the chapters according to the difficulty level.
  • Make proper schedule which balances your studies and daily routine work.
  • Solve previous year papers and sample papers as many as you can.
  • You can make a chart of important dates and events and see it regularly si that you should not forget it.
  • Make yourself fit and stay healthy.

For more detailed preparation tips you should read this article .

Good Luck!!

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