NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 - Result Declared!

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 - Result Declared!

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 - SCERT, Himachal Pradesh has released the result of NTSE stage 1 Himachal Pradesh exam which was conducted on February 21, 2021. Stage 1 qualifiers will be called for Stage 2 of the NTSE exam 2021.

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The state-level NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 examination consists of two parts: Part I - Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Part II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). There is no negative marking in NTSE 2020-21 Himachal Pradesh exam. The last date to submit NTSE HP 2020-21 application forms was December 31, 2020, online on himachalservices.nic.in. Read this article below to know the answer key, result, cutoff of NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21.Latest: NTSE Himachal Pradesh result 2021 released. Check now.Click here to download NTSE HP admit card 2021.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 - Highlights

Name of the exam

National Talent Search Examination

Abbreviation used

NTSE, Himachal Pradesh

Level of the exam


Conducted by

State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Himachal Pradesh

State/UT Liaison Officer & Address

Mrs. Rajni Sankhyan Associate ProfessorS.C.E.R.T., RABON Solan-173211, (Himachal Pradesh).

Mode of examination

Pen and paper

Medium of Exam


NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 Dates

Go through the NTSE 2020-21 important dates in the table mentioned below:

NTSE HP 2020-21 Dates



Application begins

November 1, 2020

Application concludes

November 20, 2020December 31, 2020

NTSE Himachal Pradesh admit card 2020-21

February 12, 2021

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 exam (Extended)

December 13, 2020February 21, 2021

Provisional Answer keyMarch 8, 2021
Last date to challangeMarch 16, 2021

Declaration of NTSE HP result & cutoff

June 28, 2021

NTSE Stage II Admit Card release date


NTSE Stage II exam

June 13, 2021 (Postponed)

Declaration of final NTSE result

September 2021

Click here to download the latest notification of postponement of the exam.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh Answer Key 2021

SCERT has released the official NTSE HP 2020-21 answer key on March 8, 2021, after the commencement of exam. Students must use NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 answer key to calculate an estimate of scores they may obtain in stage 1 exam.

Students who obtain the minimum qualifying marks are listed in the result and called for the stage II exam. However, stage 2 NTSE 2021 answer key will be released by NCERT after the conduction of the exam.

NTSE HP 2020-21 Qualifying Marks


Minimum Qualifying Marks


40% (in MAT & SAT separately)


32% (in MAT & SAT separately)

NTSE Himachal Pradesh Result 2021

SCERT, Himachal Pradesh has released the results for the stage I exam on June 28, 2021. NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 result includes MAT, SAT, overall scores and basic details of selected candidates for NTSE stage II 2021. It must be noted that only the candidates who qualify the state level exam will be allowed to sit in stage II National level exam. The final NTSE 2021 result will be declared by NCERT in September 2021. Students listed in the NTSE final merit list will receive the scholarship.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh Cutoff 2021

SCERT, Himachal Pradesh releases the NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 cutoff in online mode. Himachal Pradesh NTSE 2020-21 cut off is the minimum score a candidate requires in order to qualify for the exam. We have provided the previous year's cutoff for the convenience of the students. Students can get an estimate of the selection process by going through the cutoff. Check out the same below in the table. Go through the NTSE HP cutoff of the previous year below:

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2019 Cutoff


Cutoff Score











NTSE Scholarship 2021

NTSE is a programme whose purpose is to award the scholarship to budding students. Under this programme, around 2000 scholarships are distributed to deserving candidates in NTSE stage II. NTSE scholarship 2021 category-wise amount is mentioned below.

NTSE Scholarship Amount

Education level

Scholarship Amount

Classes 11-12

Rs. 1,250/ month


Rs. 2,000/month


Rs. 2,000/month


As per UGC norms.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2021 - Reservation Criteria

As per the norms of NCERT, reservation is provided to some candidates. Refer to the below table to know the reservation criteria for the NTSE exam.

NTSE HP 2021 Reservation Criteria


Reservation Criteria

Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Physically Handicapped



26.5% of 1000

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 - Eligibility Criteria

SCERT, Himachal Pradesh puts forward several eligibility criteria for the students to appear in the NTSE Himachal Pradesh exam. Read the conditions of NTSE eligibility criteria 2020-21 below:

  • Candidates appearing for the exam must have cleared class 9 with at least 60% marks. However, SC/ST/OBC/PCG candidates must score 55% marks in class 9 for appearing in the stage I exam.

  • Students who are engaged in any job with salary, stipend or remuneration are not eligible for the scholarship.

  • Getting a scholarship from any other source will cause the cancellation of the NTSE scholarship for that period/year.

  • The Indian students studying abroad in Class X shall be permitted to appear directly for the stage II exam on the basis of certain norms by NCERT.

NTSE application forms 2021

The hard copy of NTSE HP had released online. Students must fill and submit the Himachal Pradesh NTSE 2021 application form until November 20, 2020. The application forms were available in online mode on the official website of SCERT, Himachal Pradesh. NTSE 2020-21 application form could also be obtained from the state liaison officer. Follow the mentioned steps below to apply for the NTSE Himachal Pradesh exam.Click here to apply for NTSE HP! (Link closed)

How to apply for NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21?

  • Visit the official website to download NTSE Himachal Pradesh application form 2020-21.

  • Hall ticket form/Admit card will be attached in the application form.

  • Fill in the required details very carefully and make sure that the form is signed by the applicant, their parents, and the school principal on both the forms. Keep the admit card form attached to the application form. Candidates may take the assistance of their teacher/guardian in case of any confusion while filling the form.

  • Photocopies of caste or any other special reservation certificate must be attached if the candidate belongs to any reserved category.

  • NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 application form must be submitted to the State’s liaison officer. Applicants can also submit the same in their schools. The school authority will further transfer it to the liaison officer.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 Application Fee

Find below the details about the amount that needs to be paid in order to apply for the Himachal Pradesh NTS exam:

NTSE HP Application Fee


Payable amount

General candidate

Rs. 50

Reserved candidate

Rs. 40

To check other scholarships available in India, check National Scholarship Portal

NTSE Himachal Pradesh Contact Address

Principal, State Council of Educational Research & Training, Rabon, Solan (H.P.)

Pin Code-173 211

Phone Number- 01792-227235, 228135

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 Admit Card

NTSE HP admit card has been released on the official website of SCERT, Himachal Pradesh on February 12, 2021. NTSE 2020-21 admit card include the details such as the candidate's name, roll number, exam schedule, information about the test centre, etc. Students must bring their NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 admit card positively on the examination date. No candidate will be allowed in the exam hall without the same in any condition.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 Exam Pattern

The Himachal Pradesh NTSE question paper is divided into two sections i.e., Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). Each question carries one mark. Go through the table below for the complete information about the NTSE exam pattern 2020-21

Exam Pattern of NTSE


Exam pattern


Qualifying scores


Mental Ability Test (MAT)

100 questions

120 minutes

General category: 40% of the maximum marks.

SC, ST, and PH: 32% of the maximum marks.

No negative marking

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100 questions

History- 12 Ques.

Geography- - 12 Ques.

Civics/ Political Science- 8 Ques.

Economics- 8 Ques.

120 minutes

General category: 40% of the maximum marks.

SC, ST, and PH: 32% of the maximum marks.

No negative marking

NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21 Syllabus

Students must note that there’s no specified syllabus for the NTSE exam. The syllabus of class 9th and some topics of 10th must be prepared well by the students as NTSE 2020-21 syllabus is very similar to the syllabus of these classes. Find in the table below the important topics for NTSE Himachal Pradesh 2020-21.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh Syllabus 2020-21



Important Topics

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

Verbal Reasoning test

Alphabet Test, Analogy, Analytical Reasoning, Arithmetic Reasoning Test, Clocks, Puzzle test, Series completion Test, Tests, Verification of truth of the statements, etc.

Non-verbal Reasoning

Analogy, Analytical Reasoning, folding paper cutting, Transparent paper folding, Water images, etc.

Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)


Algebra, Arithmetic progression, basic geometry, coordinate geometry, statistics, surface area and volume, etc.


Carbon and its compounds, periodic classification of elements, physical and chemical changes, source of energy, etc.

Social Sciences

Introduction of ancient Indian History, Jainism, Buddhism, medieval architecture and culture, The Mauryas, Mughal Empire, Vedic period, etc.

Diversity and livelihood, Economic presence of the government, UN and other International Agencies, Union government, etc.

The atmosphere, industries, internal structure of earth and rocks, solar system, natural vegetation, etc.

NTSE Himachal Pradesh Question Papers 2020-21

Students must prepare for the Himachal Pradesh NTSE 2021 exam using sample papers. These sample papers are the solved previous year NTSE question papers which will help the students to know the exam pattern and types of questions asked. This will also help them to know the important topics and add to the art of time management. NTSE exam is conducted in a definite pattern every year.