NTSE Cutoff 2020

The National Talent Search Examination (NSTE) Cutoff score is released along with the results by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) of the respective states. The cutoff score is the minimum marks required for the candidate to be considered for the Stage II Examination.

The NTSE cutoff score depends on the difficulty level of the examination, the number of candidates appearing in the test, previous years’ cutoff marks and much more.  The names and roll numbers of the candidates who score more than the minimum cutoff score will be included in the merit list.

Factors that Affect NTSE Cutoff Score

There are many different factors that determine the NTSE cutoff score. Some  of the important factors are listed below

  • Previous years’ cutoff scores
  • The number of candidates appearing for the examination
  • The difficulty level of the examination
  • Availability of seats

State Wise NTSE Cutoff Scores

Cutoff for NTSE 2020 – Maharashtra 

Category Cutoff
General 175.75
Other Backward Caste (OBC)  162.62
SC 147.78
ST 131.97
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)  153.56

Cutoff for NTSE 2020 – Rajasthan

Category Cutoff
General 180
Other Backward Caste (OBC)  162
SC 142
ST 149
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)  128
Physically Handicapped (PH) 74

Cutoff for NTSE 2020 – Madhya Pradesh

Category Cutoff
General 185
Other Backward Caste (OBC)  174
SC 157
ST 135
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)  86
Physically Handicapped (PH) 105

Cutoff for NTSE 2020 – West Bengal

Category Cutoff
General 145
Other Backward Caste (OBC)  110
SC 122
ST 92
Physically Handicapped (PH) 75

Cutoff for NTSE 2020 – Rajasthan

Category Cutoff
General 180
Other Backward Caste (OBC)  162
SC 149
ST 142
Physically Handicapped (PH) 74
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)   128

Cutoff for NTSE 2020 – Telangana

Category Cutoff
General 175
Other Backward Caste – Non Creamy layer (OBC – NCL)  163
SC 149
ST 156
Physically Handicapped (PH) – Visual  90
Physically Handicapped (PH) – Hearing 71
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)   137

Cutoff for NTSE 2020 – Andra Pradesh

Category Cutoff
General 167
Other Backward Caste – non-creamy (OBC-NC)   158
SC 146
ST 143
Physically Handicapped (PH) 68
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 155

Cutoff for NTSE 2020 – Haryana

Category Cutoff
General 156
Other Backward Caste (OBC)  148
SC 129
Other Backward Caste (OBC) – Physically Handicapped (PH) 120
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)  138
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) – PH NIL

The NTSE Stage II examination, which was scheduled on 10 May 2020 is postponed due to the ongoing COVID – 19 pandemic. The new dates will be announced later. Please keep checking the NCERT and BYJU’S website for the latest updates.