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NTSE 2021 Result, Cut Off, Counselling and Procedure

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Jan 8, 2021

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Megha Rohilla

University Data Specialist

NTSE Results 2020 for Stage 1 has been declared by the States/ UTs on February 27, 2020, and for Stage 2 the scores will be announced in June 2020 by NCERT. The qualifying scheme for both the stages are similar i.e.for General/ OBC: 40% marks and for SC/ ST/ PwD: 32% marks.

Candidates who will successfully clear stage 1 are eligible to apply for stage 2 which is conducted in May. Nearly 2 lakh candidates apply for NTSE every year. However, only 550 candidates (50 exclusively for SC/ ST candidates) get the scholarships. Read about NTSE Scholarship

Direct link for NTSE Bihar result 2019.

NTSE Result 2020 Stage 1 Dates

Event Dates
Stage 1 Exam (Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Andaman & Nicobar Island) November 2, 2019
Stage 1 Exam Date (other states and UTs) November 3, 2019
Stage 1 Exam Date (Bihar and West Bengal) November 17, 2019
Result for Stage 1 February 27, 2020
Stage 2 Exam May 10 2020
Result for Stage 2 September 2020

About NTSE Results (Stage 1 and Stage 2)

The results for NTSE is declared separately for Stage 1 (State Level Exam) and Stage 2 (National Level Exam).

Stage 1: State Level Examination

  • Each state/ UTs conducts its own exam. Check NTSE Exam Pattern
  • This exam is primarily used to recommend a given no. of candidates for the 2nd level test, conducted by NCERT. 
  • The State/Union Territory will prepare a merit list of candidates ensuring the minimum qualifying marks in both the tests separately.

Steps to check NTSE Result 2020

The results are displayed online on the official website of respective states and Union territories. Steps to check NTSE results:-

Step 1: Visit the official website of respective states or union territory

Step 2: Click on the link “NTSE Results”

Step 3: Enter your login credentials such as roll number and date of birth

Step 4: Your OMR sheet will be displayed on the screen

Download NTSE Admit Card

Details on NTSE 2018 Rank List

The NTSE Result 2018 is being released in the PDF format and it will depict the various particulars such as:

Candidate’s Name Father’s Name Address of School Gender
Caste Category Disability Status, and MAT Marks (out of 50), SAT Marks (Out of 50), Total Marks out of 150, Lank Marks out of 50 and Rank of candidate -

NTSE 2020 Qualifying Criteria

  1. qualifying criteria for all papers and subjects are different in NTSE exam. Candidates can check the minimum marks required to clear NTSE exam as per the category they fall in.
Papers Maximum Marks General Category SC/ST/PH Category
Paper-1 (MAT) 49* 40% 35%
#Paper II (English language) 50 40% (20) 35% (17.5)
#Paper II (Hindi Language) 50 40% (20) 35% (17.5)
Paper III (SAT) 96** 40% (38.4) 35% (33.6)
Total Marks 145 40%b (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)

Other Facts Related to NTSE Result (Stage 1)

  • The marks of the State level Examination are not added to the National Level Examination for the award of scholarship.
  • No correspondence will be entertained by the NCERT with regard to first level examination conducted by the State/UT.
  • The candidate having any query/ complaint/ clarification with regard to the State Level Examination shall have to correspond only with the state examination agencies.

Stage 2: National Level Examination

This stage is also known as NTSE Result for Final Stage, conducted by NCERT. There is no fee of any kind for appearing in this exam. Check NTSE Eligibility

  • The scoring of OMR sheets for both the MAT and the SAT is done through the computer.
  • All possible precautions are taken and necessary checks applied while processing the result to ensure zero error results.
  • The final award is declared on the basis of combined scores of MAT and SAT.
  • Only the selected candidates shall be informed by registered letter and through NCERT website 
  • The scholarship provided is of All India Level and there is no state quota in this. 
  • Along with the individual results, NCERT also published cut off scores for NTSE Stage II exam.
Note: In case of any discrepancies in NTSE result, immediately report the same via mail to (till 5.30 pm). NCERT will declare the final result after reviewing the requests and addressing the discrepancies, if any.

NTSE Previous Year Results:

NTSE 2015

Category Number of students selected
General 775
SC 68
ST 14

NTSE 2017

Category Number of students selected
General 775
SC 68
ST 14

NTSE 2018

Category Number of students selected
General 777
SC 114
ST 31
Note: From these data, we can conclude that the number of students selected was highest from the general category in all three years.

NTSE Disbursement of Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded to students selected on the basis of final merit list once stage 2 result of NTSE is announced. NTSE qualifiers will be issued an award letter, certificate of merit and details of the disbursement of scholarship in due time by the division.

  • They have to submit a Claim Bill every year as long as they want the academic scholarship.
  • This document will contain details about
    • Student’s school/ college,
    • Course they have opted for along with the various subjects and total marks secured in the particular year.
    • An acceptance undertaking
    • Character certificate to be filled by the school principal
    • Claim bill proforma for payment of scholarship asking details – bank account and advance receipt
    • Annual Progress Report
  • Aspirants will receive the scholarship account by the online mode.
  • They must score a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in order to be awarded the scholarship.
  • If they fail to obtain the minimum marks then scholarship for that year will be forfeited.
  • Aspirants will be rendered ineligible for scholarship payment if they fail to score the minimum aggregate for 2 consecutive or non-consecutive years.

About 1000 students will be granted NTSE scholarships every year. The amount of scholarship will vary according to the academic qualifications of students.

The scholarships awarded are given below-

Stage of Exam Amount (per month)
Class 11 and 12 INR 1250
UG and PG courses INR 2000
PhD According to UGC norms

NTSE Expected Cut off

NCERT will release cut offs for both Stages varying category wise. The cut off is determined considering various factors such as difficulty level of the exam, number of candidates etc. Candidates can check below the expected cut off for NTSE 2020 Exam

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

The final list will be declared online, category-wise in the following order:

  1. General
  2. Scheduled Castes
  3. Scheduled Tribes
  4. Minimum Qualifying Marks and Cut Off for different papers (category wise)

Candidates shall receive an award letter, certificate of merit and details of the disbursement of scholarship in due time by the division.

NTSE Result 2020 FAQs

Ques. Will my scorecard will be sent to my home address?

Ans. No, candidates can only check their results online. No scorecard will be sent via other modes.

Ques. What are the basis for the merit list you prepare?

Ans. NTSE Merit List for all the stages is purely based on merit. All candidates who clear the exam and secure the set cut off marks, will proceed on to the next stage. Candidates clearing stage 2 will be granted scholarships.

Ques. Can you explain the reservation policy in NTSE 2020?

Ans. In NTSE Exam, NCERT follows the government norms of reservation i.e.

Category Reservation
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
Physically Handicapped 3%

Ques. Is there any state quota applicable in NTSE?

Ans. In first round, there is a state quota in STSE (State Talent Secondary Examination). Candidates who will qualify STSE will be eligible to apply for the next round i.e. NTSE

Ques. How many scholarships are awarded every year through NTSE?

Ans. About 1000 scholarships are awarded every year through NTSE. Candidates will be allocated scholarships on the basis of final result only.

Ques. Is there any provision for rechecking or re-evaluation in NTSE exam?

Ans. Along with NTSE result, the authorities also releases candidate’s filled in OMR sheet. Candidates can check it online by entering login id and password.

Ques. I belong to Odisha state, I want to know the result date for Stage 1?

Ans. Stage 1 result will be declared in the month of January on the official website.

Ques. For how long will the successful candidates be getting a scholarship?

Ans. The awardees studying Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Languages, Commerce, Vocational courses will get a scholarship up to Ph.D. level whereas students pursuing professional courses in Medicine, Engineering, Technology, Management, and Law are will get a scholarship up to second-degree level.

Ques. Does NTSE have a provision of reservation for physically challenged students?

Ans: Yes, there is a provision for 3% reservation for physically challenged students.

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


sourajit mukherjee
when are ntse results declared?
kavita rani

Hi Sourajit. Refer to the official website to check the scores. NCERT is expected to announce the NTSE Stage 2 Result 2020 in March/April 2021.

bhagyashri kene
how many marks are required to clear ntse?
kavita rani

Hi Bhagyashri. The least marks needed by the students is 40% in each paper (for General/OBC category students) and 32% in each paper (for SC/ST/PH category students). Further details are mentioned here.

Is there any interview in the examination schedule?
kavita rani

Hi Prahasti. All those candidates who cleared the Stage 2 of NTSE will be called for an Interview. The best 1000 students who clear the Interview will be selected for the NTSE Scholarship.22 Oct 2020

arushi thankur
Are marks scored in stage I examination added to the stage II exam conducted by NCERT?
kavita rani

Hi Arushi. Candidates qualifying in both the papers separately will be considered for merit. Selection of the awardee will be made on the basis of total marks scored in MAT and SAT based on merit. Refer here to check other details.

ridhika jain
How to registered NTSE exam 2020??

Hello Ridhika,

The Application for NTSE 2020 has closed. The last date for form submission was September 2020.

mansi manr
I said when results on ntse
sarthak mahajan
Hi Mansi, You may please check the website regularly to get the notification regarding results.
chetan deshmukh
Is there any district wise selection quota for NTSE STAGE--01 2018 ?
Can u please say the expected cut off marks for the NTSE exam of the year 2018-2019 i.e the exam that's going to be conducted on this month. can u please help me by providing the cut off marks out of 200?
akansha expert
Hi Ant, You may please check the official website to get the relevant information as well as you there is no information related this.
nainshree bhattoo
I am Nainshree .Student of class 7th.
akansha expert
Hi Nainshree, You may please let me know How can I help you with this information.
When is the last date of registration for NTSE 2019?
akansha expert
Hi Aryan, Registration process will begin from Second week of September 2018. Candidates can fill application form through both the online and offline modes. Application form will be distributed separately by different states. Last date of application submission also varies from state to state.
rr rocks
Sir i secured 82 in ntse stage 2 in mat-49 and sat-33 and i am sc in caste. Can i qualify for final merit list ?
akansha expert
Hi Rocks, It is based on the NTSE Authority to get the certified that you are qualified, as it based on the cut off marks.
I forgot my roll number
bhawna vedwal
In such cases candidate should contact state authorities
pratap kumar parida
Can I know the result of my daughter roll .no.22182447281
bhawna vedwal
Hello Pratap, You can check result from official website of NTSE.
Can u please send the result
bhawna vedwal

Hello Chetna, The result will be declare on the official website of NCERT on August 2018.

Candidates can find below the steps to check the result of NTSE 2018:

  1. Login onto the official website or click on the direct link provided below soon after the declaration of the result.
  2. Enter the Required Credentials i.e. roll number and the date of birth in mm/dd/yy format.
  3. Type the captcha code shown on the right-hand side and hit ‘submit’. The NTSE Result 2018 will be displayed on the screen.
  4. Download and take a printout of the result and save a copy for future reference.