Important Dates For NTSE !!!


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NTSE 2021 Stage 2 Exam 

NTSE 2021 Stage 2 exam was scheduled for 13th June 2021. Due to the prevailing situation of COVID-19 in the country, the exam has been postponed until further notice.

Finally, the wait is over for students aspiring NTSE this academic session. 

Putting an end to a long wait, NCERT has finally announced dates for both stages of NTSE. 

Refer and take a note of NTSE Exam dates 2020 below : 

Stage Locations Declared Dates

Stage I                      (State Level)

 Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and   Andaman Nicobar Islands 12th December, 2020 (Saturday)
 All other  states and union territories,   except mentioned in the above column 13th December, 2020 (Sunday)
State II          (National/Central Level)  All  states and union territories

13th June, 2021 (Sunday)

Though, last date of submission of application form will be notified by the respective states and it may vary from state to state.


All students studying in class X of a recognized school are eligible to appear for the stage I examination, conducted by the states/UTs. There is no domicile restriction mentioned by NCERT.

Students registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) and having an age of below 18 years (1st July of the particular year) are eligible for the scholarship. However, he/she must be appearing for class Xth examination for the first time and he/she must not be employed anywhere

No Negative Marking:

As notified by NCERT, there will be NO NEGATIVE marking this year in stage II examinations.

Application Form: 
Applicant can obtain an application form from the state /UI Liaison officer. On proper completion of the application form, a student must get it signed by the principal of the concerned school before the last date of submission. This last date of submission will vary from state to state, which can further be confirmed by the Liaison Officer of the respective state. 

Verify the address and contact no. of Liaison Officer of the state/UTs at and submit the completed application form. Any queries related to the application form must be redirected to the State Liaison Officer (LOs).  

Lastly, NCERT does not ask for any separate application form from any individual.

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