NCERT (National Council of Educational Research & Training) has begun the notification publication for NTSE 2021 to the official website. Stage 1 of the NTSE exam has been scheduled on December 12, 2020, for Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands, on December 13 for other states and UTs, on December 27 for Jammu & Kashmir, January 3, 2021, for Odisha. The examination will be conducted on January 17 for West Bengal, January 24 for Bihar, Kerala, and Karnataka, and on February 21, 2021, for Telangana and HP.
The qualified aspirants from stage I will appear for the NTSE Stage II exam, which will be held on 13 June 2021. Candidates can fill the application form offline after downloading it from the official website. They can also access their application form from the office of the Liaison Officer. Download Application Form
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The application fee may apply for Stage I as per state policies. It must be confirmed while collecting the form. There is no application fee for Stage II. The fee has to be paid in the offline mode only, the details of which have been further mentioned in the article along with other important details related to registration.
Upon successful registration, candidates will be able to avail their admit card. Candidates must submit their NTSE Application Form after filling in all the details and get it signed by the Principal. Minimum eligibility criteria for NTSE Exam must be fulfilled by candidates applying for NTSE. Applicants must not be more than 18 years.
|Mode of Application||Offline and Online|
|Official Website||ncert. nic.in|
|Minimum Qualification to apply||Class X|
|Candidature||Indians candidates and Foreign candidates studying in India|
|Documents required at the time of form-filling||Passport-sized photo in school uniform|
|Application fee||Stage I- Fee may vary as per State/ UT|
|Stage II- No fee|
|Mode of fee payment||Offline only|
|Helpline Number||011-26560464 (Timings 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM only)|
NTSE 2021 Registration Dates are different for various states. Many states have already released the application form as shown in the above table. Candidates can check the important dates for NTSE 2021:
|State||Last Date to Apply||State Quota|
|Tamilnadu (Released)||December 30, 2020||466|
|Jammu & Kashmir (Released)||December 12, 2020||50|
|Bihar (Released)||December 19, 2020||691|
|Delhi (Released)||November 20, 2020||153|
|Karnataka (Released)||December 10, 2020||371|
|West Bengal (Released)||December 8, 2020||569|
|Puducherry (Released)||November 15, 2020||20|
|Himachal Pradesh (Released)||December 20, 2020||186|
|Sikkim (Released)||November 3, 2020||50|
|Rajasthan (Released)||November 12, 2020||485|
|Assam (Released)||November 25, 2020||202|
|Madhya Pradesh (Released)||November 13, 2020||530|
|Haryana (Released)||November 19, 2020||186|
|Telangana (Released)||December 15, 2020||466|
|Kerala (Released)||December 11, 2020||220|
|Odisha (Released)||November 25, 2020||259|
|Jharkhand (Released)||November 23, 2020||142|
|Uttarakhand (Released)||November 6, 2020||79|
|Goa (Released)||October 30, 2020||50|
|Andhra Pradesh (Released)||November 6, 2020||263|
|Maharashtra (Released)||November 4, 2020||774|
|Punjab (Released)||November 15, 2020||183|
|Meghalaya (Released)||October 27, 2020||50|
|Chhattisgarh (Released)||October 24, 2020||195|
|Gujarat (Released)||November 7, 2020||360|
|Uttar Pradesh (Released)||November 10, 2020||1408|
|Manipur||To be notified||50|
|Arunachal Pradesh||To be notified||50|
|Daman & Diu||To be notified||20|
|Tripura||To be notified||50|
|Chandigarh||To be notified||20|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||To be notified||20|
Candidates can fill the Application form offline after downloading it from the official website. Candidates can also access their Application form from the office of the Liaison Officer.
After filling in all details in the Application Form candidates can submit the same via post to the address of the State Liaison Officer. Candidates can also submit the application form by visiting themselves at the address of the liaison officer. Given below are the steps candidates can follow to fill the application form
Step 1: Registration and Downloading Application Form
Step 2: Filling Details in NTSE Application form
Candidates have to fill in the following details in the application form in their own handwriting:
Step 3: Candidates have to attest NTSE 2020 Application Form from their Principal.
Step 4: The application fee as specified by the state/UT needs to be remitted by the candidates.
Step 5: Candidates can submit their Application Form in the Liaison Office via post or by visiting the address of the liaison officer.
Note: Applicants must fill in all the information carefully and check it before submitting the application form. No corrections are allowed after submission.
Candidates can post the NTSE 2020 Application Form to the following address of the Liaison Officer concerning their State.
|States/ UTs||Official Website||State Liaison officer|
|Arunachal Pradesh||arunachalpradesh.gov.in/||Mr. Gania Leij Dy. Director, Mrs. Oyi Tatak Incharge, Directorate of Secondary Education Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun, Itanagar791111, Arunachal Pradesh Ph: 0360-2290471 Email: email@example.com|
|Assam||madhyamik. in/||Mr. Khabir Uddin Ahmed Dy. Director Office of the Director of Secondary Education, Kahilipara, Assam, Guwahati-781019 (Assam) Ph: 0361-2381657 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Manipur||manipur.gov.in/dert/index.html/||Sh. R.K. Tenedy Singh Vigyan Mandir Officer Directorate of Education (Schools), Lamphelpat, Imphal (Manipur)-795004 Ph: 0385-2411095 Email: email@example.com|
|Meghalaya||megeducation.gov.in/||Smt. Margarette C. Blah Selection Grade Lecturer Directorate of Educational Research And Training ((DERT), Laitmukhrah Nongrimmaw, Shillong793011 (Meghalaya) Ph: 0364-2537025 08787796500 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mizoram||scert.mizoram.gov.in/post/ntse||Mrs. Zothanmawii Deputy Director, S.C.E.R.T., Chaltlang, Aizawl, Mizoram-796012 Ph: 0389-2347790 Email: email@example.com.|
|Nagaland||scertnagaland.org/default.aspx||Mr. Shilu A O Joint Director, SCERT, Nagaland, Kohima-798621 Ph: 0370-2270160 Fax 0370-2270173 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sikkim||sikkimhrdd.org/||Mr. Bilal Prabhakar Deputy Director (Scholarship) Human Resource Development, Department of Education, Govt. of Sikkim, Tashiling Secretariat Gangtok-737101 (Sikkim) Ph: 03592-201029 03592-220903 Email: email@example.com|
|Tripura||scertonline.tripura.gov.in/||Smt. Kuheli Debbarma Deputy Director, Tripura State Council of Educational Research and Training, Abhay Nagar, Agartala, Tripura (West)-799005 Ph: 0381-2354867 0381-2354209 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||and.nic.in/||Shri Mammen Thomas Principal, State Institute of Education Siksha Sadan, Link Road Port Blair-744101, (A&N Islands) Ph: 03192-232730 Email: email@example.com|
|Bihar||scertbihar.co.in/||Dr. Sanjiwan Sinha Director, S.C.E.R.T. Mahendru Post Office, Patna-800006 (Bihar) Ph: 0612-2370783 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jharkhand||jac.nic.in/||Dr. Arbind Pd. Singh Chairman, Jharkhand Academic Council Ranchi, Gyandeep Campus, Bargawan Namkum, Ranchi- 834010 Ph: 0651-2261181, 6453342, 43, 44 and 45 Email: email@example.com|
|Odisha||scertodisha.nic.in/||Dr. Puspanjali Pani Assistant Director, Directorate of TE & S.C.E.R.T. Unit IV, Bhubaneswar-751001, Orissa Ph: 0674-2500881, 2502928 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com|
|West Bengal||wbsed.gov.in/wbsed/welcome.html||Dr. Syed Nurus Salam Deputy Director of School Education (Basic) Directorate of School Education Bikas Bhawan, 7th Floor, East Block, Salt Lake City Kolkata-700091 (West Bengal) Ph: 033-23348005, 23345952 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chandigarh||such.nic.in/||Mrs. Mamta Sharma Assistant Professor State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) Sector-32C, Chandigarh (U.T.) 160031 Ph: 0172-2676011 Email: email@example.com|
|New Delhi||edudel.nic.in/||Ms. Usha Chaturvedi Deputy Director, Directorate of Education Science & TV Branch Behind Lady Shri Ram College, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-110024 Ph: 011-26280409, 26280413, 26280410 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jammu & Kashmir||jkbose.jk.gov.in/||Dr. Farooq Ahmad Peer Director Academics, Liaison Officer (NTS) J&K State Board of School, Education, New Campus Lal Mandi, Bemina, Srinagar (J&K)-190018 Ph: 0194-2494522 Email: email@example.com|
|Haryana||scertharyana.gov.in/talent-search-exam/||Sh. Sunil Vashishta Lecturer Commerce, S.C.E.R.T., Sohna Road, Opp. Panchayat Bhawan, Gurugram-122001 (Haryana) Ph: 0124-2321909 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Himachal Pradesh||himachal.nic.in/en-IN/||Mrs. Rajni Sankhyan Associate Professor S.C.E.R.T., RABON Solan-173211, (Himachal Pradesh) Ph: 0179-227135 Email: email@example.com|
|Punjab||ssapunjab.org/||Mrs. Rumkeet Kaur Lecturer in Math State Institute of Science Education, PSEB Complex, Block-E, 6th Floor, Phase-8, Ajitgarh, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab Ph: 0172-2212221 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rajasthan||rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in/||Mr. Rajendra Kumar Saxena Assistant Director Exam, Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer, Rajasthan-305001 Ph: 0145-2632877 Email: email@example.com|
|Uttar Pradesh||examregulatoryauthorityup.in/HOME.aspx||Mrs.Usha Chandra Director, Bureau of Psychology SCERT, 2 Lowther Road Allahabad-211001 (UP) Ph: 7376270563 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Uttarakhand||scert.uk.gov.in/||Dr. Harish Chandra Badoni Lecturer State Council of Educational Research and Training, Rajeev Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalaya, I.T Campus, Nanurkhera, Dehradun, Uttarakhand Ph: 0135-2789655, 2789710 Email: email@example.com|
|Chhattisgarh||scert.cg.gov.in/||Dr. Prasoon Sarkar Professor, State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT), DIET Campus, Shankar Nagar, Raipur, Chattishgarh-492001. Ph: 0771-2442241, 2443596 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Daman & Diu||daman.nic.in/||Sh. Rajesh J Halpati Head Master Government High School Nani Daman Vaniyawad Opposite Custom House, Daman & Diu -396210 Ph: 0260-2250154 Email: email@example.com|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||dnh.nic.in/departmentsnew.aspx||Sh. Salim Dinganker, State Liaison Officer, NTS/NMMS Directorate of Education 1st Floor, Building No.5 PWD Campus, Above Animal Husbandry, Silvassa-396230 UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli Ph: 09724507337 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Goa||education.goa.gov.in/||Sh. Jaywant Waman Naik, Vocational Education Officer, Directorate of Education, State Council of Educational Research and Training Alto-Porvorim, Bardez-403521 (Goa) Ph: 0832-2417276 0832-2413649 Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gujarat||sebexam.org/||Sh. Dharmendra R Saradava, Secretary, Gujarat State Examination Board, Opp. Government Library, Sector-21, Gandhinagar Gujarat-382021 Ph: 079-23248461, 23248462 Email: email@example.com|
|Madhya Pradesh||ssa.mp.gov.in/||Ms. Surbhi Parashar Assistant Manager, Rajya Shiksha Kendra Pustak Bhawan “B” Wing, Arera Hills, Bhopal-462011 (M.P.) Ph: 0755-2559952 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maharashtra||mscepune.in/||Sh. T.N. Supe, Commissioner, Maharashtra State Council of Examinations 17-Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pune-411001 (Maharashtra). Ph: 020-26123066, 26123067, 26056448 Email: email@example.com|
|Andhra Pradesh||main.bseap.org/||Sh. D. Ramachandra Murthy, Deputy Commissioner, Office of The Director of Govt. Examinations D.No. 20-124, Beside SPNRCH High School Opp. Andhra Hospitals, Gollapudi Vijaywada, A.P-521225 Ph: 0866-2974550, 2974540 Email: dir_govexams @ yahoo.com|
|Karnataka||dsert.kar.nic.in/||Sh. Jaya Kumar H.S., Senior Assistant Director, DSERT, No.4, 100 feet Ring Road, Banashankari, 3rd Stage, Bangalore-560085 (Karnataka) Ph: 080-26422239, 26980100, 26422372/306 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kerala||scert.kerala.gov.in/||Dr. Meena. S Assistant Professor, S.C.E.R.T., Vidhya Bhavan Poojappura (P.O.)Thiruvananthapuram-695012 Ph: 0471-2346113 Email: email@example.com|
|Lakshadweep||dietlakshadweep.nic.in/importantlinks.htm||Mr. Chandrashekhar, Principal, Govt. Senior Secondary School, Kavaratti, UT of Lakshadweep-682555 Ph: 04896-262874 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Puducherry||schooledn.puducherry.gov.in/||Dr. J.Krishna Raju, Joint Director, Directorate of School Education, Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent.Edu. Complex, Anna Nagar Puducherry-605005 Ph: 0413-2207260 Email: email@example.com|
|Tamil Nadu||tnscert.org/tnscert/index.php?language=LG-1&status=Active||Ms. D. Vasundra Devi, Director, Directorate of Govt. Examinations, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006 Ph: 044-28272088, 28278286 and 28203089 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Telangana||scert.telangana.gov.in/||Sh. D. Chalapathi Rao, Deputy Commissioner, Director of Govt. Examinations Chapel Road, Hyderabad Telangana-500001 Ph: 040-23230942 Email: email@example.com|
Given below are the details candidates have to fill in the application form candidates can check:
|Name||Without prefix or suffix just write the name as in the birth certificate|
|Photo||Affix a self-attested passport size photograph.|
|Father’s name||Complete name without any prefix of Mr/Dr./Prof.|
|Mother’s name||Complete name without any prefix.|
|Sex||Tick the option applicable: Male or Female|
|Area of residence||Tick the option applicable: Rural or Urban|
|Caste/ Category details||Tick the option: General or SC or ST|
|Disability status||If you are suffering from any disability tick one or more options as applicable: Orthopedic or Hearing or Visually Impaired or None|
|Postal address||Complete address along with details of street, state, city, etc.|
|Name of school||Complete school address with details of the street, state, city, pin code, etc.|
|Type of school studying in class 10||Select the option applicable: Govt or Local body or Private or Private unaided|
|Area of school||Tick the option applicable Rural or Urban|
|The medium of examination (S)||Select options applicable (use code as applicable) At the state level or the NCERT level|
|Father’s education||Details of the highest level of education (use code as applicable)|
|Father’s occupation||Occupation in which sector (use code as applicable)|
|Mother’s education||Details of the highest level of education (use code as applicable)|
|Mother’s education||Occupation in which sector (use code as applicable)|
|Number of family members living in the house||Number representation eg.: 5, 3,2, etc.|
|No. of brother (s)||Total number of brothers excluding yourself (use code as applicable)|
|No. of sister (s)||Total number of sisters excluding yourself|
|At what no. is the candidate among his/her brothers and sisters||Put 1, 2, 3, 4, etc according to the order of age, among siblings.|
|Parental income||Tick the option as applicable: Up to 50,000 or 50,000- 1 lakh or 1 lakh- 2lakh or 2lakh- 5, lakh or More than 5 lakhs|
|Telephone number||Landline number with std code details|
|Phone||11-digit mobile number of yourself or your parent’s. The number must be working|
|Email address||A valid email address|
|Mobile number||A function 11-digit mobile number. It is important to fill this field.|
Following is the list of documents that candidates must possess at the time of application form filling.
The candidates who have applied successfully will be able to attend Stage 1 of the NTSE exam. The respective states will issue admit card for each candidate.
Ques. Where will I get the application form?
Ans. NTSE 2020 Application Form will be available on the official website of NCERT (ncert.nic.in). Candidates can also obtain the application form from the State/UT Liaison officer.
Ques. Why should I apply for NTSE?
Ans. Candidates apply for NTSE to get a scholarship for higher studies. The primary objective of NCERT to conduct this examination is to identify intelligent students with high academic talent and help them succeed by providing scholarships.
Ques. I belong to the OBC category. Can I apply?
Ans. Yes. You can apply. However, candidates are advised to refer to the application form for caste category reservations. Some options of category such as OBC given in the application form are applicable only for the respective State/UT.
Ques. Is my photograph needed while filling the application form?
Ans. Yes. You have to paste a recent passport size photograph of yours in the space provided in the application form.
Ques. When is the deadline for application form submission?
Ans. The last date for submitting NTSE 2020 Application Form varies from state to state. Candidates will be notified about the deadline by the respective State/UT.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.