NTSE 2016 Exam Pattern
Updated on Jun 11, 2015 - 6:12 p.m. IST by Urvashi Dalal

NTSE 2016 Exam Pattern: According to the Exam Pattern of NTSE 2016 the exam will be an objective type test in a paper-pencil based format. The NTSE 2016 Exam pattern is broadly categorized into two important levels- State Level and National Level. The first stage of the test is conducted by individual state or union territory and follows a test format compromising of Part 1 and Part 2.

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It is important for the students to check the NTSE 2016 Exam Pattern to have a better understanding of the test. You will get to know about the pattern, number of questions, time limit and the areas from where the questions will be covered in this NTSE 2016 Exam Pattern article.


NTSE 2016 Exam Pattern & Syllabus:


NTSE 2016 Exam Pattern for Stage I

The part 1 of the test is Mental Ability test (MAT), which consists of reasoning and logical based questions. This part helps in judging a candidates power of reasoning, ability to think, evaluate, ability to discriminate and visualize. The number of questions to be answered under this part is 50, which are related to analogies, classifications, series, pattern perception, coding-decoding, hidden figures and problem solving etc.

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The second part of this test is Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), consisting of 150 questions related to Language and Science, Mathematics and Social science. The SAT section is designed to judge reading abilities, interpretation, evaluation and general awareness about the subjects.


No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Allotted


50 Questions

50 Marks

45 minutes

SAT - Language Test

50 Questions

50 Marks

45 minutes

SAT - Maths, Science, Social Sciences

100 Questions

100 Marks

90 minutes

The candidates must select one language either English or Hindi, applicable throughout the NTSE 2016 Exam Pattern. Each correct answer awards +1 point and no negative marking is done at this level of the examination.

NTSE 2016 Exam Pattern for Stage II

The Second level of NTSE 2016 Exam Pattern is the National Level, where short listed students from State Level appear for the examination. This level is conducted by NCERT and has two parts- MAT and SAT, similar to the test at the first level. However, at this level a negative marking of 1/3 points is done for each wrong answer given by the students. The time is bounded to 135 minutes for completing the test.

Before 2006, states were able to impose any eligibility criteria for appearing in the examination, but after 2006 it was made compulsory for every state/UT to follow the guidelines laid by NCERT. At present, the NTSE 2016 Eligibility Criteria allow students of class X from recognized schools to appear for the examination.  The NTSE 2016 Selection Procedure follows selection of scholars only via there score achieved in the national level test.

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at whixh date result are announced in telanagana

Koyel Bagchi 19th Feb, 2020


The NTSE results in telengana was announced in the 13th of february.

For more details check the following link


Hope for the best.

Thank you.


sir how can l get my marks of ntse

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 19th Feb, 2020

Your will get the ntse results at the official website of SCERT of your state. Quite a few have declared their results. Result is in pdf format containing exam and personal details of candidates.As you haven't mention your state, so it's difficult to provide exact answer.

Anyway, go through the following link for more details regarding this-


I am expecting 160 in Jharkhand Ntse stage-1. Can I qualify? I belong to general category.

Sujatha Venkat 19th Feb, 2020

Hello  Aspirant,

Here is the link to the website where you can get your results details. Go to the website you will have the pdf in which qualified students will be available. In that roll numbers will be given, search for your roll no. Hope this is useful



Sir..my marks in punjab ntse stage 1 are 141 and my name is not in selected candidates list whereas many candidates scoring below 140 are selected for stage 2 . Why is it so??

Manish Singh 19th Feb, 2020

Charu, I am sorry you are not in the list. The reason for people below your marks getting there name in the list can be due their reservation category or some other reservation provided to them like EWS that is economic backward classes reservation. So it's due to that they got the name in the list. I hope you make it in the third round


when will ntse result for wb be announced?

Akram Khan 18th Feb, 2020


Ntse stage 1 exam was held in the Month of November 2019. The result for ntse stage 1 exam is declared by respective scert. Many states have declared their result. So it is expected that soon the result for wb ntse will be declared most probably in Second week of March 2020. You can check the official website scholarships.wbsed.gov.in for result.

Hope this helps.

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