NTSE 2021 Result: Important Dates, How to check & Scholarship

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Mar 19, 2021

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The NTSE Stage 1 result will be released in January - March 2021 by the respective State/UT at the conducting authorities’ official websites. On the other hand, NTSE Stage 2 Results will be released by the authorities of NCERT at the official website of NCERT. 

Several states release the result in the form of a merit list that includes the names of all shortlisted candidates. Also, along with the result, all states and UTs also release the NTSE cutoff 2021. The cutoff states the least marks a candidate needs to score in order to qualify for the stage 2 exam.

NTSE Important Dates

NTSE Result 2021: Important Dates

Event Dates
NTSE 2021 Stage 1 Exam Date (Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Andaman & Nicobar islands) December 12, 2020
NTSE 2021 exam for all states/UTs December 12, 13, 19, 27, 2020 and January 3, 17, 24, February 21, 2021
NTSE Result 2021 for Stage 1 January - March 2021
Admit Card for NTSE Stage 2  May – June 2021
NTSE Stage 2 Exam June 13, 2021
NTSE Stage 2 Result  October 2021
How to Check Result

Steps to Check NTSE Result 2021

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: On the home page, click on the “Programmes” tab and select “National Talent Search Examination“.

Step 3: Now search for the “NTS STAGE 1 Examination 2021” link.

Step 4: A PDF will open. Press CTRL + F and search for your name. If your name and roll number are there in the PDF then you have qualified for the exam.

Step 5: Download the PDF file for future reference. 

Details on NTSE Result

Details on NTSE 2021 Rank List

The NTSE Result 2021 is being released in 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 -
Qualifying Criteria

NTSE 2021 Qualifying Criteria

  1. qualifying criteria for all papers and subjects are different in the NTSE exam. Candidates can check the minimum marks required to clear the 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)
Stage 1 & Stage 2 Result

NTSE Results of 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.
  • 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 a 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 the 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 cutoff scores for the NTSE Stage II exam.
Note: In case of any discrepancies in the 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.
Previous Year Results

NTSE Previous Year Results

Here is an analysis of the previous years’ results where you will be able to find the number of candidates selected from each category on the final stage of the NTSE exam. 

NTSE Result 2019

S.No. Category Number of students selected
1. General 1069
2. Other Backward Classes (OBC) 570
3. Scheduled Caste (SC) 309
4. Scheduled Tribe (ST) 155

NTSE Result 2018

S. No. Category Number of students selected
1. General 777
2. Scheduled Caste 114
3. Scheduled Tribe 31

NTSE Result 2017

S. No. Category Number of students selected
1. General 775
2. Scheduled Caste 150
3. Scheduled Tribe 50

NTSE Result 2016

S. No. Category Number of students selected
1. General 775
2. Scheduled Caste 68
3. Scheduled Tribe 14
Note: From these data, we can conclude that the number of students selected was highest from the general category in all three years.
NTSE Scholarship

NTSE Disbursement of Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded to students selected on the basis of the final merit list once the 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 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 Result FAQs

NTSE Result 2021 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 is 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 2021?

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 the first round, there is a state quota in STSE (State Talent Secondary Examination). Candidates who will qualify for the Stage 1 exam,  will be eligible to apply for the next round i.e. NTSE Stage 2 Exam. 

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

Ans. About 2000 scholarships are awarded every year through NTSE. Candidates will be allocated scholarships on the basis of the final result only.

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

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

3 Months Crash Course

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


Is there any changes in NTSE 2021 Qualifying Criteria?
jaya garg

Hi. One question is dropped from MAT paper while four questions are dropped from SAT paper. Qualifying paper, total score obtained in the same will not be considered while preparing the merit list). More changes regarding NTSE 2021 Qualifying Criteria are here.

What information is available on the NTSE rank list?
jaya garg

Hi. Candidates’ MAT Marks (out of 50), SAT Marks (Out of 50), Total Marks out of 150, Lank Marks out of 50, and their Rank are mentioned on the rank list.

What are the steps to check the NTSE Result 2021?
jaya garg

Hi. NTSE Exam results are displayed online on the official website of respective states and Union territories. Candidates need to refer to the official website of respective states or union territory and tap on the click on the “Programmes” tab on the main page and select “National Talent Search Examination“. Further process NTSE Result 2021 is explained here.

sourajit mukherjee
when are ntse results declared?
jaya garg

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?
jaya garg

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?
jaya garg

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?
jaya garg

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??
aditi arun

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.