NTSE 2017 Qualifying Criteria

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Jan 31, 2018

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The NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) 2017 is conducted by NCERT every year to award 1000 scholarships to the most eligible and talented students of the country. The Foreign candidates are considered eligible to directly appear at Stage II of the NTSE.

NTSE Stage 1 Result for all participating states have been declared. Check Here

NTSE 2017 Qualifying Criteria

Papers Maximum Marks Qualifying Percentage/ Marks
    General Category SC/ST/PH Category
Paper I (MAT) 49* 40% (19.6) 35% (17.15)
# Paper II (English Language) 50 40% (20.0) 35% (17.5)
# Paper II (Hindi Language) 50 40% (20.0) 35% (17.5)
Paper III (SAT) 96** 40% (38.4) 35% (33.6)
Total Marks 145 40% (58) 35% (50.75)
  • *: One question dropped from MAT paper
  • **: Four questions dropped from SAT paper
  • #: Qualifying paper (its number will not be considered while preparing the merit list)

NTSE category-wise cut-off marks are given below

Category Maximum Marks Cutoff Marks
General 145 85.09
SC (Scheduled Caste) 145 56.43
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 145 52.12
PH (Physically Handicapped) 145 53.47

Important points regarding the NTSE that a candidate must know are mentioned below

  • All the students of Indian Nationality who are studying abroad are considered eligible to appear at Stage II (National Level) of NTSE.
  • Candidates are advised to post the duly signed application along with the photocopy of mark-sheet of the previous examination before December 31, 2016.
  • The application form is supposed to be submitted to the Liaison Officer of State/UT and not to the NCERT.
  • The result of Stage I is expected to be announced in the month of January or February 2017 by States/UTs.
  • Stage II of NTSE is conducted by NCERT and no fee is charged for Stage II examination.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.