NTSE 2021 To Be Conducted With The Revised Syllabus of NCERT; Check Full Details Here

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Oct 27, 2020

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The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education will conduct the NTSE exam 2021 with the revised syllabus of class 10th. The application process for the 2-stage exam is opened and students can apply on the official website

Earlier, the Board released the dates for the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) exam 2021. Stage I of the exam is scheduled to be conducted on December 12 and 13 in offline mode. The syllabus for the exam will include the whole syllabus of class 9 and the new revised syllabus of class 10. The exams will take place according to the guidelines of NCERT.

Also Read: Andhra Pradesh Releases NTSE 2020 Application Form

DP Jalori, the Board chairman stated that students will be able to apply for the exams from their respective schools. He also added that though the syllabus has been cut down for class 10 but the basic principles and theories will be included in the NTSE exam.

NTSE 2021: Important Highlights

Exam Name

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2021

Conducting Body

  • NTSE Stage I - Respective states/UTs
  • NTSE stage II - NCERT

Level of Exam


Stages of exam

  • Stage I
  • Stage II

Mode of exam


Number of examination centers

  • Stage I - In all 28 states and 9 UTs
  • Stage II - 35 cities

Exam Pattern


Exam papers

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)





Social Sciences



Analytical reasoning based questions

Number of questions

200 questions (SAT- 100 and MAT - 100)

Maximum marks


Number of scholarships


Amount of scholarships 

  • Rs. 1250 per month for Class 11-12
  • Rs. 2000 per month for UG and PG level
  • For the Research level, decided by UGC rules.

Official Website

NTSE 2021: Important Dates



NTSE 2021 Stage I

Application Dates

October 2020 (Region-wise application)

Release of admit card

November 2020

NTSE Stage I exam

December 12 and 13

Result declaration

Between January to March 2021

NTSE 2021 Stage II

Application Dates

Nor Required

Release of admit card

May 2021

NTSE Stage II exam

June 13

Result Announcement

October 2021

Read More: NCERT Released NTSE 2020 Dates; Stage -1 to Be Held on December 12, 2020

NTSE 2021: Eligibility Criteria

  • For Stage I
  • He/she must be a citizen of India.
  • Students in class 10th can also apply for the exam
  • The candidate studying in class 10th must have passed the class 9th examination with at least 60% marks in aggregate.
  • The candidate must have attained a degree that is well-recognized by the Board.
  • The candidate must be below the age of 18 years and unemployed. They must be registered under Open Distance Learning.
  • For Stage II
  • The candidate must have scored a minimum of 80% in the state board.
  • He/she must have cleared stage I of NTSE at the state level.

About NTSE 2021

NTSE is a national level competitive exam conducted every year for awarding scholarships to meritorious and deserving students of class 10th. The exam is conducted in 2 stages and students who qualify in the 2nd stage are offered scholarships of variable amounts.

Also Read: NTSE 2020 Stages and Selection Process

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