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Exam Pattern of NTSE


 
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Exam Pattern

State level examination
The state level examination has two parts for nominating the required number of candidates for the second level test to be conducted by the NCERT.
  • Part-I:Mental Ability Test (MAT) and
  • Part-II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)


Detailed Pattern
TestNo. Of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
MAT50 Questions50 Marks45 minutes
SAT - Language Test50 Questions50 Marks45 minutes
SAT - Maths, Science, Social Sciences100 Questions100 Marks90 minutes

National level examination
Candidates acquiring more than the required percentage in the state level examination and standing within a specified number of top ranks (state quota) are eligible to appear for the national level examination (about top 3000 students from the entire country). NCERT conducts the National Level NTS each year in the 2nd week of May . The national level examination has two parts for nominating the required number of candidates for the interviews to be conducted by the NCERT in July/August:
  • Part-I:Mental Ability Test (MAT), and
  • Part-II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with Language Test(with questions on history, civics, geography, rarely economics, maths, physics, chemistry and biology.)


 

 
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