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NTSE Cutoff 2022

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 mark 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 factors that determine the NTSE cutoff score. Some 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 Previous year NTSE Cutoff Scores

Cut off details mentioned here are as per the NTSE 2020-2021 details. New scores will be updated soon.

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

NTSE 2021 Cutoff Marks State-wise (Expected)

State Expected Cutoff
Delhi 180- 190
Gujarat 179- 186
Madhya Pradesh 175- 180
Odisha 155- 160
Uttar Pradesh 166- 171
Punjab 127- 132

NTSE 2021 Reservation Scheme

Category Reservation
SC 15%
OBC 27%
ST 7.5%
PWD 4%
General 46.5%

 Please keep checking the NCERT and BYJU’S websites for the latest updates.

Stage 1 of the NTSE Cutoff 2022

Between February and May 2022, all states and UTs will announce the NTSE 2022 cutoff along with the results. The cut off specifies the minimum score a candidate must get to pass the NTS Stage 1 exam. On the merit list, those who meet the cutoff score can find their names, roll numbers, and other information. Shortlisted students will be required to take the NTSE stage 2 exam 2022, which will be held on July 12, 2022.

Important Points for the NTSE Stage 2 Cutoff in 2021

  • Stage 2 NTSE 2021 Cutoff will be announced soon by the National Council of Education Research and Training.
  • The NTSE cutoff will be published in PDF format, which may be obtained from the official website. The NTSE merit list is included in the PDF.
  • Candidates can judge the previous year’s NTSE Cutoff trends before the cutoff list is released, in order to obtain an idea of the cutoffs.

Frequently Asked Questions on NTSE Cutoff 2022


What is the reason that despite receiving the required cutoff marks, I am not selected

If they pass the exam, candidates are shortlisted based on their NTSE Cutoff Scores. As a result, it’s necessary to get the required minimum scores in each part in order to be listed on the NTSE Cutoff list.

What factors go into determining the NTSE 2022 cutoff?

The respective exam conducting authority calculates the NTSE cutoff 2021 based on pre-determined parameters such as the number of students, available seats, exam difficulty level, and so on.

Who will be the first to release the NTSE 2021 Cutoff stage 2?

NTSE 2021 Cutoff for Stage 2 will be released by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT).

Will each state’s stage 2 NTSE cutoff marks be modified?

No, each state’s stage 2 NTSE cutoff will be the same. The grades will be adjusted according to the category.

What is the analysis of cutoff when compared to previous year?

The number of NTSE Scholarships has been increased from 1000 to 2000 in 2019.In comparison to NTSE 2018, the exam’s difficulty level was also lower. That year, it was discovered that the NTSE cutoff had been lowered. In addition, NTSE 2021 will be held for a total of 2000 scholarships. Due to the high level of competition, the NTSE 2021 cutoff is likely to be higher than 2019


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