NTSE 2021 Important Dates – Find Out Exam Dates Here

Important dates for SMART 2021-22 – State testing authorities announce NTSE 2021-22 dates for application, admission card, answer key, etc. NCERT announced the NTSE 2021 stage 1 dates and will launch the stage 2 exams. The new NTSE 2021-22 date is announced via official notification at ncert.nic.in.

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NTSE 2021 Important Dates - Check Exam Dates Here

The National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) is conducted in two stages, namely Stage 1 and 2. The NTSE 2021 Stage 1 exams will be conducted in offline mode on January 16, 2021 for most of the states. Students can check the dates of the 2021 NTSE state tests below. Important NTSE 2021-22 dates include application dates, admission card date, result date, and more. Read the article for the NTSE 2021 exam dates, answer key, and result.

Important dates of the NTSE 2021-22 (Stage 1 and 2)

Students should keep track of the important dates of NTSE 2021 to avoid missing any important events. Read the article to learn more about the important dates of NTSE 2021-22.

See the table below for the NTSE exam dates.

Important dates SMART

Event SMART 2021 dates
NTSE 2021 registration form start date October 2021
Last NTSE application date November 2021
NTSE Stage 1 Admission Card Release Date About 7-10 days before the exam
NTSE Stage 1 for Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Andaman and Nicobar Islands January 15, 2022
NTSE Stage 1 exam dated 2022 (for other states and UT) January 16, 2022
NTSE Stage 1 Exam Date for West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana January 23, 2022
Result of stage 1 March-April 2022
NTS Stage II 2022 Admission Card Two to four weeks before the exam
SMART Stage 2 exam date June 2022
SMART end results September 2022

NTSE Important Dates 2021 Highlights

NCERT organizes the National Talent Search Exam for students studying in Class X with the goal of improving students’ ability. This exam is done every year at two levels; Stage-1, which is carried out at the state level and Stage-2, at the national level.

Important dates for NTSE 2021-22 will be announced by NCERT for aspiring and eligible candidates.

NTSE 2021 Registration Dates- The latest dates to submit the NTSE 2021 application vary from state to state.

NTSE 2021 Exam Dates – Stage 1 of NTSE 2022 will take place in January 2022. Stage 2 will take place in June 2022.

SMART Admission Card 2021-22 dates – The SCERT or education departments will provisionally issue the stage 1 admission card in December 2021, while the NCERT will issue the stage 2 admission card about two to four weeks before the exam.

Students can download the admission card online or can pick it up offline from their schools or from the State Liaison Officer. The NTSE admission card for stage 2 is only assigned to those who are shortlisted for the stage 1 exam.

SMART 2021-22 result Dates- The results of the NTS exam are published by SCERT on their official websites in online mode. The results of stage 1 are published between March and April, while the results of stage 2 are announced in September 2022.

Reservations in the NTSE exam:

  • Across the country, around 2000 students receive scholarships with a reserve policy for SC with 15%, ST with 7.5%.
  • The reservation policy is also open to candidates who have referral disabilities.
  • Some changes are made to the NTSE 2021-22 exam policies, so OBC students will receive 27 percent of additional bookings.
  • Students in the 10th class from any of the recognized schools like Sainik school, Kendriya Vidyalaya, etc. are eligible to take the NTSE exam.
  • Candidates who are under the age of 18 and not employed can apply.
  • Students who have opted for Open and Distance Learning (ODL) can also apply for the NTSE scholarship.


The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) came into being in 1961. It was established by the Government of India to improve the quality of the educational system in schools.

NCERT took several steps to provide many booming opportunities for bright and aspiring students. Many programs were started for the same purpose, one of them is the National Talent Search Exam (NTSE).

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