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Hari Aditya | Updated: Nov 09, 2020, 16:40 IST

NTSE Exam 2021 - NTSE 2021 Exam is a scholarship exam for students of class 10. This exam is conducted to recognize talented students who have a high intellectual level and to reward them with scholarships. If a student clears the NTSE Exam 2021 at both State and National levels, then the student will be eligible for NTSE 2021 scholarship throughout their education period. NCERT manages and conducts the NTSE Exam 2021. Read and check more information related to NTSE Exam 2021 from this article.

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NTSE Exam 2021 - Check Here for NTSE Exam Application Form, Important Dates, Highlights, Eligibiility, Exam Pattern at ncert.nic.in

NTSE Exam 2021 - Check Here for NTSE Exam Application Form, Important Dates, Highlights, Eligibiility, Exam Pattern at ncert.nic.in

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NTSE Exam 2021 - National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a scholarship exam conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for identifying talented students who want to pursue higher education in Science and Social Studies streams. The exam is conducted for students studying in class 10th. NTSE is conducted at two stages. The stage 1 exam is conducted at the state-level by all states and UTs, while NTSE stage 2 is conducted by NCERT at the national level only for those students who qualify the stage 1 exam. The students qualifying in NTSE stage 1 are eligible to appear for the Stage II exam. The aim of the NTSE scheme is to award a scholarship to talented students, who wish to pursue higher education in Science and Social Studies stream, to help continue their education. Check below for more details on NTSE Exam 2021:

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What are the Key Highlights of NTSE Exam 2021?

Details of Exam Exam Specifications
Exam Name National Talent Search Examination
Commonly known as NTSE Exam
Exam type National Level Exam
Exam category Scholarship exam for Class 10 students
Conducting Authority National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
Mode of exam Offline mode
Application Mode Both Offline & Online
Fee Payment Mode Offline only
Exam Medium English & Hindi
Duration of Exam 120 minutes
Number of section 2; Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Ability Test
Official Website http://ncert.nic.in

What are the Important Dates of NTSE Exam 2021?

Important Events NTSE 2021 Dates (Tentative)
Start of application for availability starts October (Tentative)
Last day to submit application form for NTSE Varies from state to state
Admit Card Download for NTSE 2021 for stage 1 October (Tentative)
NTSE 2021 Date for Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (stage 1) December 12, 2020
NTSE 2021 Exam Date for all other states/Union territories December 13, 2020 
NTSE 2021 Result date (stage 1) By March of 2021
NTSE 2021 Admit card release (stage 2) The third week of April 2021
NTSE 2021 exam date (stage 2) June 13, 2021 
Results for NTSE 2021 date (stage 2) To be Announced

What is the Eligibility for NTSE Exam 2021?

The NCERT has mentioned some eligibility criteria for the candidates who are willing to apply for the NTSE 2021 exam. These include nationality, educational qualification, age limit, reservation and many more. Some of them are explained in details below:

1. Nationality:

  • Candidates applying for the NTSE 2021 must be an Indian citizen.
  • Candidates who are studying in 10th standard in any Indian school or any schools in abroad can also apply. Indian candidates studying abroad can directly appear for the NTSE stage 2 exam.

2. Educational Qualification:

The awardees must secure a minimum of 60% aggregate marks or an equivalent grade in every academic year to be eligible for the NTSE 2021 exam.

3. Age Limit:

The upper age limit for both the Indian candidates and students of Indian origin studying abroad is 18 years for the NTSE Stage I examination.

4. NTSE Exam Reservation:

The NCERT allots few seats for reserved category students. The general category candidates should secure at least 40% marks in each of the NTSE exam paper. The reserved category students need to secure at least 32% marks in each of the NTSE exams. The reservation percentage for all the categories are listed below:

Category Reservation Percentage
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
Other Backward Caste 27%
Person with Disability 4%
Economically Weaker Section 10%

What are the Features of NTSE Exam Pattern 2021?

  • Exam mode – Pen-paper based test (answers to be marked on OMR sheets)
  • Exam Medium – The language/medium of instructions and questions will be of candidates’ choice from the language options provided by the exam conducting body for State level examination. The NTSE stage 1 will be in English, Hindi or any regional language. The stage 2 exam will be in Hindi and English medium only. Candidates are required to select the medium of paper while applying for the exam.
  • Total exam duration – 120 minutes for all candidates except visually challenged candidates who are provided 150 minutes for all papers.
  • Questions type – All the papers of NTSE sta
  • te level and national level exams are based on objective type questions with multiple choices.

NTSE Stage 1 Exam Pattern:

Exam Features

Mental Ability Test

Scholastic Aptitude Test

Examination  Date

December 12, 2020 for Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Islands December 13, 2020 for All other states and UTs

December 12, 2020 for Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Islands December 13, 2020 for All other states and UTs

Exam Timings

09.30 am to 11.30 am (09.30 am to 12.00 pm- 30 minutes extra for visually  Challenged Candidates)

01.30 pm to 03.30 pm( 01.30 pm to 04.00 pm for Visually Challenged Candidates)

Total Questions

100

100

Total Marks

100

100

Exam Duration

120 (150 for VC candidates)

120 (150 for VC candidates)

Minimum Qualifying Marks

32% for SC, ST and PWD and 40% for Others (General & OBC)

32% for SC, ST and PWD and 40% for Others (General & OBC)

Marking Scheme

No negative marking for wrong attempts.One mark for each correct attempt.

NTSE Stage II Exam Pattern:

Exam Features

Mental Ability Test

Scholastic Aptitude Test

Examination  Date

June 13, 2021

Exam Timings

09.30 am to 11.30 am(09.30 am to 12.00 pm for visually  Challenged Candidates)

01.30 pm to 03.30 pm (01.30 pm to 04.00 pm for Visually Challenged Candidates)

Total Questions

100

100

Total Marks

100

100

Exam Duration

120 (150 for VC candidates)

120 (150 for VC candidates)

Minimum Qualifying Marks

32% for SC, ST and PWD and 40% for Others (General & OBC)

32% for SC, ST and PWD and 40% for Others (General & OBC)

Marking Scheme

No negative marking for wrong attempts.One mark for each correct attempt.

What are the Details of NTSE 2021 Stage 1 and 2 Admit Card?

SCERT of all States and UTs will start releasing the NTSE admit cards 2021 from the last week of November in the online mode. SCERT Punjab will release the NTSE Punjab admit card 2021 on December 1 on the official website. Students will be required to download the admit card and take its print copy. Students in states like Chhattisgarh will need to collect their NTSE admit card from school. It is mandatory to carry the NTSE 2021 admit card on the exam day. No students will be allowed to write the examination without it. The NTS stage 1 exam is scheduled to be conducted on December 12 and 13, 2020. The candidates who submit the NTSE 2021 application form completely and correctly will be issued NTSE admit card for stage I exam by their respective State/UT liaison officer. The candidates could obtain NTSE stage 1 admit card 2021 either in the online mode or in the offline mode from the school officials or the state liaison officer at least a week before the exam date. 

The release of NTSE 2020 admit card for Stage 2 is delayed due to postponement of the exam amid COVID19 pandemic. The NTSE Stage 2 admit card 2020 was expected to release by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in the second week of April on its official website. Candidates who cleared the Stage 1 NTSE from all states and UTs will need to download the NTSE stage 2 admit card 2020 and carry the same on the exam day. NTSE Stage 2 was earlier scheduled to be conducted on May 10. The new exam date is yet to be announced. Those who forget to carry their admit card on the day of exam will not be allowed to write the test.

What are the Details of NTSE Result 2021 for Stage 1 and 2?

All States and UTs will release the NTSE 2020 result of Stage 1 on the official websites of SCERT from January. Many states announce the NTSE Result in the form of a merit list that includes the names of all shortlisted candidates. Others release the NTSE scores for all participants along with a separate merit list. Also, along with the result, all states and UTs also release the NTSE cutoff 2020. The cutoff states the least marks a candidate needs to score in order to qualify for the stage 2 exam. NTSE 2021 Stage I will be conducted on November 7 and 8, 2020, in the offline mode by all States and UTs.

NTS 2021 Stage 2 will be conducted in May 2021 by NCERT at the national level. The NTSE Stage 2 result 2021 is expected to be out in September 2021 in the online mode by NCERT. The new date for the conduct of the exam is yet to be released by NCERT. Candidates will be able to check their NTSE result using their roll number and date-of-birth. NTSE stage 2 result 2020 will be provided in the form of provisional result and will comprise student’s score details along with their OMR response sheet of NTSE exam. Students need to verify their NTSE stage 2 result 2020 using their response sheet and answer key and report for any kind of discrepancy before the last date. NCERT declares the final result of the National Talent Search Examination in the form of category-wise merit lists. Stage 2 cutoff marks will also be released along with NTSE result 2020 for Stage 2. 

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