NTSE Answer Key 2020-21 (Stage I): Check NTSE Official Answer Key Online

Feb 2021 Source: Mota Chashma

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NTSE Answer Key 2020-21 has been released online for some states and will be released for others soon for National Talent Search Exam (NTSE). All states and UTs which conducted NTSE stage 1 exam will release NTSE 2020-21 answer key and is expected to release online by the last week of November 2020-21. To download NTSE Stage 1 answer key 2020-21, a link will be provided on this page for the convenience of candidates. NTSE 2020-21 Stage 1 exam was held on various dates in all states and UTs in India. Soon after the conduct of the test, various coaching institutes will be releasing the NTSE answer key 2020-21.

Once NTSE answer keys 2020-21 is available online, candidates are advised to download the same and start cross-checking their responses against the keys. The NTSE answer key for each state will vary from each other. While cross-checking the NTSE answer keys, if in case, candidates have a doubt regarding a key, then they can challenge the same. For every correct match, candidates can add 1 mark to the score and later calculate the same and estimate their scores. NTSE 2020-21 will be held to award All India Scholarships by NCERT and students in Class 10 from all kind of categories, income group are eligible to apply. Know more about NTSE answer keys 2020-21, dates, steps to download etc. from this page.

NTSE Answer Keys 2020-21Dates

The table below provides the list of dates related to the availability of NTSE answer keys. Candidates are advised to go through the dates provided below to stay familiar with the availability of NTSE 2020-21 answer keys, dates to challenge them, etc.


NTSE Answer Keys Dates

NTSE Exam Date Stage 1

12 Dec, 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 27 Dec, 3 Jan, 24 Jan, 21 Feb

NTSE Answer Keys to be released

December to February 2021

NTSE Result to be announced

February and March 2021


NTSE Answer Key 2020-21 - Steps to download

With the issuance of NTSE answer key 2020-21, candidates are advised to follow the steps provided below to download the same - 

  • Step 1: Click on the link below
  • Step 2: Check the NTSE state before downloading the NTSE answer key
  • Step 3: Download the NTSE answer key 2020-21 and start comparing the responses against the provided answer key
  • Step 4: In case of any error in the NTSE answer key, raise a complain and challenge the same

The answer key for NTSE will be available in pdf format or candidates can check it through student login. As mentioned earlier, candidates are advised to check the state name mentioned on the answer key. The NTSE answer key for each state will vary from each other.

How to use NTSE Answer Key 2020-21?

It is necessary for all the aspirants to make proper usage of the NTSE answer key 2020-21 after downloading it. As mentioned earlier, the NTSE answer key will be available online only. To make proper use of NTSE answer key 2020-21, check the table below -

Steps Actions
Step 1 First, candidates must make sure that they have downloaded
the correct set of NTSE answer key
Step 2 Start matching the NTSE answer keys against the responses
Step 3 Add 1 mark for each correct match. There is no negative marking in
NTSE 2020-21
Step 4 Now, calculate the marks and estimate the NTSE score
Step 5 In case of any error in the NTSE answer key, challenge the same
and report it to the authorities


NTSE Answer Key 2020-21 - Marking Scheme

It is necessary for students to be familiar with the marking scheme and NTSE exam pattern. Through the test pattern, candidates will get to know about the structure of the examination. Check the table below to know about marking scheme of NTSE 2020-21.

 Subject Total Questions Marks 
Mental Ability Test (MAT) 100 100 
Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) 100 100 
 Total 200  200 


NTSE Answer Key 2020-21: Download Official Answer Key (All States, UTs)

The candidates can check the previous year's NTSE answers of their state by following the answer key link given for each state. The candidates can tally their marks with their performance through the answer key. The NTSE Answer Key of all the states/ UTs will be released on this page.

Candidates are advised to keep themselves updated by visiting Mota Chashma website regularly. The official website will soon release the answer key as well for all the state.

Download the NTSE Answer Key Stage 1 and Solution

NTSE Answer Key and Solutions 
State Download NTSE Answer Key
Rajasthan NTSE Rajasthan Answer Key
Delhi NTSE Delhi Answer Key
Chhattisgarh NTSE Chhattisgarh Answer Key
Gujarat NTSE Gujarat Answer Key
Maharashtra NTSE Maharashtra Answer Key
Uttar Pradesh NTSE Uttar Pradesh  Answer Key
Andaman & Nicobar NTSE Andaman & Nicobar Answer Key
Andhra Pradesh NTSE Andhra Pradesh Answer Key
Arunachal Pradesh NTSE Arunachal Pradesh Answer Key
Assam NTSE Assam Answer Key
Bihar NTSE Bihar Answer Key
Chhattisgarh NTSE Chhattisgarh Answer Key
Dadar & Nagar Haveli NTSE Dadar & Nagar Haveli Answer Key
Daman & Diu NTSE Daman & Diu Answer Key
Goa NTSE Goa Answer Key
Haryana NTSE Haryana Answer Key
Himachal Pradesh NTSE Himachal Pradesh Answer Key
Jammu & Kashmir NTSE Jammu and Kashmir Answer Key
Jharkhand NTSE Jharkhand Answer Key
Karnataka NTSE Karnataka Answer Key
Kerala NTSE Kerala Answer Key
Lakshadweep NTSE Lakshadweep Answer Key
Madhya Pradesh NTSE Madhya Pradesh Answer Key
Manipur NTSE Manipur Answer Key
Meghalaya NTSE Meghalaya Answer Key
Mizoram NTSE Mizoram Answer Key
Nagaland NTSE Nagaland Answer Key
Odisha NTSE Odisha  Answer Key
Puducherry NTSE Puducherry Answer Key
Punjab NTSE Punjab Answer Key
Sikkim NTSE Sikkim Answer Key
Telangana NTSE Telangana Answer Key
Tamil Nadu NTSE Tamil Nadu Answer Key
Tripura NTSE Tripura Answer Key
Uttarakhand NTSE Uttarakhand Answer Keys
West Bengal NTSE West Bengal Answer Key
NTSE Stage 2 NTSE Stage 2 Answer Keys


NTSE Result 2020-21 based on NTSE Final Answer Key

In January/February 2020, the NTSE result 2020-21 will be available for all the states and Union Territories. Based on the aggregate marks obtained in the MAT and SAT, the NTSE result will be prepared. The result will be available online and candidates are required to download the same to by entering the necessary credentials. Also, for the convenience of candidates, a link will be provided on this page to download the same. It is expected that the result will be available in the form of Rank Card or merit list that will provide the status whether they passed to the next stage or not.

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