NTSE 2021 Application Form, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Documents Required

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Jun 21, 2021

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Exams Prepmaster

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

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. 

NTSE Highlights

NTSE Application Highlights

Mode of Application Offline and Online
Official Website ncert.
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 Dates

NTSE 2021 Application Dates

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
NTSE Application

How to Fill NTSE 2021 Application Form?

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

  1. Visit the official website of NTSE
  2. Click on the link ‘Apply for NTSE 2020’
  3. Candidates have to fill in the following credentials like Candidates Name, Date of birth, Mobile Number, Email ID, Educational Qualification, etc.
  4. After filling in all the credentials click on ‘submit’
  5. Download the NTSE Application Form
  6. Candidates can also get their Application Form from the office of Liaison Officers

Step 2: Filling Details in NTSE Application form

Candidates have to fill in the following details in the application form in their own handwriting:

  • Basic details, Category, Address, and Educational details, etc.
  • Candidates have to affix their photograph and signature in the provided space.

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.

State-wise Website

NTSE State-wise Official Websites

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 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:
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:
Manipur Sh. R.K. Tenedy Singh Vigyan Mandir Officer Directorate of Education (Schools), Lamphelpat, Imphal (Manipur)-795004 Ph: 0385-2411095 Email:
Meghalaya Smt. Margarette C. Blah Selection Grade Lecturer Directorate of Educational Research And Training ((DERT), Laitmukhrah Nongrimmaw, Shillong793011 (Meghalaya) Ph: 0364-2537025 08787796500 Email:
Mizoram Mrs. Zothanmawii Deputy Director, S.C.E.R.T., Chaltlang, Aizawl, Mizoram-796012 Ph: 0389-2347790 Email:
Nagaland Mr. Shilu A O Joint Director, SCERT, Nagaland, Kohima-798621 Ph: 0370-2270160 Fax 0370-2270173 Email:
Sikkim 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:
Tripura 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:
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Shri Mammen Thomas Principal, State Institute of Education Siksha Sadan, Link Road Port Blair-744101, (A&N Islands) Ph: 03192-232730 Email:
Bihar Dr. Sanjiwan Sinha Director, S.C.E.R.T. Mahendru Post Office, Patna-800006 (Bihar) Ph: 0612-2370783 Email:
Jharkhand Dr. Arbind Pd. Singh Chairman, Jharkhand Academic Council Ranchi, Gyandeep Campus, Bargawan Namkum, Ranchi- 834010 Ph: 0651-2261181, 6453342, 43, 44 and 45 Email:
Odisha Dr. Puspanjali Pani Assistant Director, Directorate of TE & S.C.E.R.T. Unit IV, Bhubaneswar-751001, Orissa Ph: 0674-2500881, 2502928 Email:,
West Bengal 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:
Chandigarh Mrs. Mamta Sharma Assistant Professor State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) Sector-32C, Chandigarh (U.T.) 160031 Ph: 0172-2676011 Email:
New Delhi 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:
Jammu & Kashmir 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:
Haryana Sh. Sunil Vashishta Lecturer Commerce, S.C.E.R.T., Sohna Road, Opp. Panchayat Bhawan, Gurugram-122001 (Haryana) Ph: 0124-2321909 Email:
Himachal Pradesh Mrs. Rajni Sankhyan Associate Professor S.C.E.R.T., RABON Solan-173211, (Himachal Pradesh) Ph: 0179-227135 Email:
Punjab 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:
Rajasthan Mr. Rajendra Kumar Saxena Assistant Director Exam, Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer, Rajasthan-305001 Ph: 0145-2632877 Email:
Uttar Pradesh Mrs.Usha Chandra Director, Bureau of Psychology SCERT, 2 Lowther Road Allahabad-211001 (UP) Ph: 7376270563 Email:
Uttarakhand 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:
Chhattisgarh Dr. Prasoon Sarkar Professor, State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT), DIET Campus, Shankar Nagar, Raipur, Chattishgarh-492001. Ph: 0771-2442241, 2443596 Email:
Daman & Diu Sh. Rajesh J Halpati Head Master Government High School Nani Daman Vaniyawad Opposite Custom House, Daman & Diu -396210 Ph: 0260-2250154 Email:
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 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:
Goa 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:,
Gujarat Sh. Dharmendra R Saradava, Secretary, Gujarat State Examination Board, Opp. Government Library, Sector-21, Gandhinagar Gujarat-382021 Ph: 079-23248461, 23248462 Email:
Madhya Pradesh Ms. Surbhi Parashar Assistant Manager, Rajya Shiksha Kendra Pustak Bhawan “B” Wing, Arera Hills, Bhopal-462011 (M.P.) Ph: 0755-2559952 Email:
Maharashtra Sh. T.N. Supe, Commissioner, Maharashtra State Council of Examinations 17-Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pune-411001 (Maharashtra). Ph: 020-26123066, 26123067, 26056448 Email:
Andhra Pradesh 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 @
Karnataka 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:
Kerala Dr. Meena. S Assistant Professor, S.C.E.R.T., Vidhya Bhavan Poojappura (P.O.)Thiruvananthapuram-695012 Ph: 0471-2346113 Email:
Lakshadweep Mr. Chandrashekhar, Principal, Govt. Senior Secondary School, Kavaratti, UT of Lakshadweep-682555 Ph: 04896-262874 Email:
Puducherry Dr. J.Krishna Raju, Joint Director, Directorate of School Education, Perunthalaivar Kamarajarcent.Edu. Complex, Anna Nagar Puducherry-605005 Ph: 0413-2207260 Email:
Tamil Nadu Ms. D. Vasundra Devi, Director, Directorate of Govt. Examinations, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006 Ph: 044-28272088, 28278286 and 28203089 Email:
Telangana Sh. D. Chalapathi Rao, Deputy Commissioner, Director of Govt. Examinations Chapel Road, Hyderabad Telangana-500001 Ph: 040-23230942 Email:
Application Details

Details in NTSE 2021 Application Form

Given below are the details candidates have to fill in the application form candidates can check:

Category Information
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.
Required Documents

Required Documents with NTSE Application Form

Following is the list of documents that candidates must possess at the time of application form filling.

  • Colored photograph not older than 6 months from the date of form filling.
  • Dark background.
  • No goggles only simple spectacles.
  • No makeup in the photograph clicked for the form.
  • Hair must be properly tied.
  • The photograph must be clicked in the school uniform.
  • Indian nationals do not have to produce any document with the application form.
  • Students of Indian origin who are doing class 10 from abroad, have to prove their Indian citizenship, so they have to attach a copy of class 11 marks. 

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. 


NTSE 2021 FAQs

Ques. Where will I get the application form?

Ans. NTSE 2020 Application Form will be available on the official website of NCERT ( 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.

3 Months Crash Course

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


sunny pandey
I live in Meghalaya, can you brief me about NTSE State-wise Official Websites and contact person?
jaya garg

Hi. Smt. Margarette C. Blah Selection Grade Lecturer Directorate of Educational Research And Training ((DERT), Laitmukhrah Nongrimmaw, Shillong793011 (Meghalaya) Ph: 0364-2537025 08787796500. You can contact the person at or can login at the official website,

yash raj singh
Whose sign is valid on NTSE Application Form?
jaya garg

Hi. Upon successful registration, candidates will be provided with a valid admit card. Candidates need to submit their NTSE Application Form after filling in all the details and get it signed by the Principal.

uma goenka
Will the NTSE exam conducted in June?
jaya garg

Hi. The qualified aspirants from stage I need to give 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. There is no news regarding delaying of the exam as of now. More details regarding NTSE 2021 Application Form are here.

koyena biswas
What I need to fill under the parental income option while filling the NTSE application form?
jaya garg

Hi. You need to 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. Choose the correct option while filling the application form.

sunny pandey
How much do I need to pay for stage 2 NTSE application form?
jaya garg

Hi. The application fee might apply for Stage I base on the state policies. Candidates need to get it confirmed while collecting the form. However, there is no application fee for Stage II.

mohammed najamuddin
Can I fill the application form online for stage 2 of NTSE exam?
jaya garg

Hi. Only the qualified aspirants from stage I are allowed to appear for the NTSE Stage II exam, which will be conducted on 13 June 2021. Yes, candidates can fill the application form offline after downloading the same from the official website.

koyena biswas
What is the use of Ntse exam?
jaya garg

Hi Koyena. National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a National-Level Scholarship Program at the Secondary School level taken to shortlist students who have high intellect and academic talent for scholarship programs. Only a few students are selected each year, so study harder to get selected.

arushi thankur
Who is eligible for Ntse exam?
jaya garg

Hi Arushi, All the candidates applying for this post must be an Indian National; students of Class 10 of any government or private school can apply, but they need to get at least 60% marks in class 9th class.
Detailed eligibility criteria can be checked here.

saifur rahaman
Is the NTSE 2 stage paper will be in Bengali language ? And what will be the cut off marks of NTSE 1 in West Bengal for generel ?
diya suresh

Hi Saifur, No there are 2 medium for question paper Hindi and English and you need to select any one of them. For both stage 1 and stage 2 qualifying marks are same i.e. 40% for general category and 32% for reserved category students. Every state conducts the exam separateky but merit list is prepared on the basis of same qualifying marks. To know more details visit NTSE result 2021.

ammar zaheer ahmed
how to renew ntse and nmmse scholarship?
jaya garg

Hi Ammar. Students need to click on the option Student Login->Register->select 'Domicile State'-> Select 'Renewal'. After that they are supposed to enter their Bank Account number and Date of Birth.
Further details are mentioned here.

sourajit mukherjee
how many students are selected in ntse stage 2?
jaya garg

Hi Sourajit. Close to 4000-5000 candidates give the stage 2 of the NTSE exam out of which, only a few are selected for scholarships.

bhagyashri kene
how to pay ntse exam fee?
jaya garg

Hi Bhagyashri. There is no fee charged for doing NTSE registration by NCERT. However, for Level 1 (State) examination, the States/UTs might take some registration fee.

bhagyashri kene
how to fill ntse claim bill form?
jaya garg

Hi Bgagyashri. Refer to the official website to get all the details. You must have a bank account in the name of person receiving the scholarship and submit all the bank/account details as the amount will be transferred directly to the account.

bhagyashri kene
how to fill ntse application form?
jaya garg

Hi Bhagyashri. Refer to the official of website and submit all the details. Submit the dully filled application form along with paying the application fee (If applicable). Other details in this regard is mentioned here.

palthiya anjali
When does the TS NTSE exam start?
manika gupta

Hi, The State Level National Talent Search (First level) Examination for class X will be conducted on 13-12-2020 (Sunday) in two sessions i.e first session from 10.00 AM to 12.00 PM and Second session from 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM in Telugu/ English / Urdu and Hindi media at all the Headquarters of 31 Districts in the State.

How will i get my admit card as i lost my application refference code
diya suresh

Hi Hunar, You don’t need to enter application reference number to download the admit card. After entering SCERT official website, you have to enter school code and password to get the admit card. Download it and check the details properly. To know more visit NTSE admit card 2020.

When is the last date to summit the form?
aditi arun

Hello Gokul,

The last date for form submission varies from state to state and the from submission of NTSE 2020 for all the states have closed now. The exam is to be conducted on December 12th and 13th. For more details, visit- NTSE 2020.

It's For School or Collage
aditi arun

Hello Vasanth,

NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) is a scholarship examination conducted for the students currently in class 10th. For more details visit- NTSE Eligibility

avinash sahu
I am from Assam, will I be getting question booklet for SAT and MAT in Asamiya?
jaya garg

Hi Avinash. Yes, you will be provided with question booklet in Asamiya language. This test is also available in Asamiya, Bangla, Marathi, Malyalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

avinash sahu
Is there any fee for appearing in the National Level Examination?
jaya garg

Hi Avinash. No, there is no fee charged while doing the NTSE registration by NCERT. However, for Level 1 (State) examination, the States/UTs might charge a registration fee, which can be checked by visiting the official website.

jaya garg

Hi Avinash. No, there is no fee charged while doing the NTSE registration by NCERT. However, for Level 1 (State) examination, the States/UTs might charge a registration fee, which can be checked by visiting the official website.