NTSE Exam Pattern 2019 – NCERT has released the exam pattern of NTSE on its official website. This will help candidates in preparing for both the stages of the national level scholarship exam meant to identify and nurture talent and provide them the scholarship. The awareness about NTSE exam pattern 2019 provides a better understanding of the examination to the candidate in terms of the marks allocated to each section, maximum marks, duration of the exam and more. As per NTSE 2019 exam pattern, NTSE is an exam based on pen and paper format containing 2 sections - MAT and SAT. Each section will be of 120 minutes duration and will carry 100 questions of 1 mark each.
Candidates are advised to go through the article below thoroughly and make the best use of time and information available to perform well in the scholarship test. NTSE exam pattern 2019 for Stage 1 will help candidates know the first level of NTSE 2019 and qualify for the second stage. Similarly, the NTSE exam pattern 2019 of Stage 2 will make candidates aware of the final round of selection process for the scholarships.
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NTSE Stage 1
November 3, 4 and 18, 2018
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NTSE Stage 2
May 12, 2019
NTSE Stage 2 Result
Third week of
NTSE 2019 examination will be conducted in two stages. Stage 1 is conducted at State/UT level by the concerned State/UT authorities. The question paper consists of two papers: MAT and SAT. The NTSE exam pattern 2019 states that the Stage 1 examination can be attempted in either Hindi or English language. Every correct answer will fetch 1 mark while there is no negative marking for wrong attempts. The total time to answer the paper is 240 minutes. Candidates can find the detailed exam pattern of NTSE 2019 of Paper 1 and 2 of Stage 1 examination below:
Part 1 – Mental Ability Test (MAT): MAT consists of questions based on analytical and logical reasoning. The objective of MAT is to test the candidate’s reasoning, ability to think, ability to evaluate, ability to discriminate and visualize. MAT section consists of a total of 100 questions. Questions are asked from series, pattern perception, analogies, coding-decoding, classifications, hidden figures and problem-solving etc. The time allotted for this section is 120 mins.
Part 2 – Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): SAT section consists of a total of 100 questions from Science (40), Social Science (40) and Mathematics (20). The section tests the candidate’s reading abilities, interpretation, evaluation and general awareness of the subjects. The time allotted for the SAT section is 120 minutes.
Number of questions
SAT – Maths, Science and Social Science
The second stage of the NTSE 2019 will be held at the National level by NCERT. In Stage 2, only the shortlisted or qualified candidates of Stage 1 can appear to compete for the scholarship. The exam pattern of NTSE 2019 for Stage 2 states that the paper here is also is divided into two parts namely Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The NTSE Stage 2 exam will be held on May 12, 2019 in all states and union territories of India. There will be 100 questions in both MAT and SAT (Science-40, Maths-20, Social science-40). The duration of both the exams is 2 hours or 120 minutes each. In NTSE Stage 2, there will not be any negative marking. Only candidates qualifying in both the papers separately will be considered for merit. Selection of the awardees will be made on the basis of total marks scored in MAT and SAT based on merit. Candidates can find the timings for both the papers of NTSE Stage 2 exam below:
All candidates except visually challenged candidates
Only visually challenged candidates
NCERT has designed the syllabus for stage 1 and 2 of the exam. The NTSE 2019 syllabus consists of paper-wise topics and sub-topics of MAT and SAT included in each stage of the exam. The MAT section will test students on their thinking ability, reasoning etc. while the SAT is further divided into three sub-sections namely Science, Maths and Social Science.
Candidates must download and practise NTSE question papers for better practise of the scholarship exam. These previous years question papers will make one familiar with the exam pattern followed in the exam and also different styles of questions asked in various formats, the marking scheme, time allotted etc. While solving the NTSE question paper for class 10, candidates can analyse their strong and weak areas and subsequently work upon them.
Candidates can find the exam centres of NTSE 2019 below.
Nallapadu, Guntur District
Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2
Itanagar Papumpare Dist.
CRPF (GC) 9 Mile Amerigog
Dist Kamrup, Guwahati
Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1
Kankarbagh P.O. Lohianagar
Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1
Happy Valley 58 GTC
Shillong East Khasi Hills
Kendriya Vidyalaya Aizawl,
Project Pushpak, Zemabawk
Kendriya Vidyalaya Kohima
CRPF Camp, Lerie Hill
Kendriya Vidyalaya NHPC Singtam
Teesta Stage-V, Power Station,
NHPC Ltd., Balutar
P.O. Singtam, Dist-East Sikkim
Near ILS Hospitals
Agartala, West Tripura-799010
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Kendriya Vidyalaya No 2
Raksha Vihar, Minnie Bay
Junglighat Post, Port Blair
Andaman & Nicobar Islands-744103
Kendriya Vidyalaya CCL
Rajendra Nagar Ranchi
Kendriya Vidyalaya No.3
Mancheswar Railway Colony
Pragati Vihar, Bhubaneshwar
Kendriya Vidyalaya Ballygunge,
Ballygunge Maidan Camp
Ballygunge Circular Road
Kolkata, West Bengal-700019
Air Force Station Halwara
Halwara A.D. Distt. Ludhiana
New Delhi (Including districts of western UP)
Ring Road Narayana Delhi Cantt,
Air Force Station, High Grounds,
Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu, P.O. Gandhi Nagar Jammu
Jammu & Kashmir-180004
Airforce Station, Sector-14
Old Delhi Road
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jakhoo Hills
Bajaj nagar, Opp. Tonk Phatak
Bajaj Nagar, Jaipur
Uttar Pradesh (Excluding districts of western UP)
Kendriya Vidyalaya New Cantt.
Near topkhana Bazar, VD Road
Kendriya Vidyalaya, ONGC
Kaulagarh Road, Dehradun
Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2
Sector-IV, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar Raipur, Chattisgarh-492010
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (combined centre)
Govt. H. School Campus
Dadra & Nagar Haveli-396230
I.N.S Mandovi verem, Bardez
MR campus, Shahibaug
Near Police Commisioner’s Office
Opp. Maida Mill
Maharashtra – I (District’s)
8. Mumbai (North)
9. Mumbai (West)
Kendriya Vidyalaya Bhandup
N.C.H Colony LBS Marg Kanjurmarg (W)
Maharashtra – II (District’s)
Kendriya Vidyalaya BEG
Near Deccan College Road
Near Sadal Baba Darga, Yarwada
A.S.C. Victoria Road
Opp. Life Style Mall
Port trust, Willingdon Island
Govt. Senior Secondary School
U.T of Lakshadweep-682555
Jipmer Campus, Gorimedu
IIT Campus, Adyar
Golconda langar House Opposite Langar House, Police Station
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