NTSE Exam Pattern 2020
Maniprabha.singh, 18 Jul 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Exam Pattern 2020– NCERT has issued stage 1 & stage 2 exam pattern of NTSE 2020. Students should have the complete details of NTSE 2020 paper pattern to start their preparation. NTSE exam pattern contains the details such as marks allocated to each section, exam mode, duration of the exam and more. National Talent Search Exam is a scholarship test, to be held in pen and paper mode. The question paper will contain 2 sections - MAT and SAT, each of 100 marks. The test duration of each paper is 120 minutes. NTSE exam pattern 2020 for stage 1 & stage 2 is similar. However, the difficulty level of question papers vary. Stage 1 is a bit easier than the stage 2 exam.
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 2020 exam pattern helps students to create a strategy for qualifying NTSE Stage 1 2020. Similarly, the NTSE Stage 2 Exam Pattern will make candidates aware of the final round of the selection process for the scholarships.

NTSE Exam Pattern 2020 (Stage 1)

NTSE 2020 examination will be conducted in two stages. Stage 1 is conducted at the State/UT level by the concerned State/UT authorities. The question paper consists of two papers: MAT and SAT. The NTSE exam pattern 2020 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. Check the NTSE 2020 exam pattern of both stages below

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Part 1 – Mental Ability Test (MAT)

  • MAT consists of questions based on analytical and logical reasoning.
  • Mental Ability Test evaluates the candidate’s reasoning, ability to think, ability to evaluate, ability to discriminate and visualize.
  • This section consists of a total of 100 questions.
  • The main topics of the Mental Ability Test are series, pattern perception, analogies, coding-decoding, classifications, hidden figures and problem-solving etc.
  • The test duration 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.
  • The level of questions will be equivalent to class 10th or equivalent exam.

NTSE Stage 1 Exam Pattern 2020

Paper

Number of questions

Maximum marks

Duration (Minutes)

MAT

100

100

120

SAT – Maths, Science and Social Science

100

100

120

NTSE Stage 2 Exam Pattern 2020

  • The Stage 2 exam 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 NTSE exam pattern for Stage 2 is divided into two parts namely the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
  • 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.
  • There is no negative marking.
PapersMaximum MarksNumber of QuestionsTime Allotted
MAT100100120 minutes
SAT (Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences)100100120 minutes


NTSE Marking Scheme

NCERT apply a certain marking scheme to shortlist the eligible candidates.

  • For correct answer- 01 marks will be added to the total score
  • For wrong answer- No negative marking
  • For unattempted question- No mark will be deducted for unattempted question.

Candidates have to mark a maximum number of correct answers to get good marks in NTSE Examination. Only candidates who obtain the minimum cut off marks will be able to receive the scholarship amount.

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 sections

NTSE Syllabus 2020

NCERT doesn't specify NTSE syllabus for stage 1 and 2 exams. However, it is suggested to follow Class 9th & 10th syllabus of the state board or CBSE to prepare for NTSE. The syllabus consists of important topics from which questions will be asked in the examinations.

SectionsImportant Topics
NTSE MAT Syllabus

Blood Relations, Distance and Direction, Coding-Decoding, Ranking and Arrangements, Venn Diagrams, Word Problems, etc

NTSE Science Syllabus

Reproduction, Carbon & Compounds, Motion, Measurements, Force, Source of Energy, Work & Energy, Meta & Non-Metals, Acid, Base & Salt

NTSE Social Science Syllabus

French Revolutions, World War I and II, Indian Freedom Struggle, Natural Vegetation, Indus Valley Civilization, Climate, Solar System, Maps & Globe, Judiciary, Indian Constitution, Indian Government,

NTSE Mathematics Syllabus

Number Systems, Quadratic Equations, Arithmetic Progressions, Square Roots, Percentage, surface Areas, Simple & Compound Interest, Triangle, Linear Equations, etc.

How to Prepare for NTSE 2020?

To qualify the exam with good marks, one must be aware of how to prepare for the NTSE exam. Below, we have provided some easy tips and tricks-

  • Know the Pattern & Syllabus- It is imperative for a student to know which sections to prepare for NTSE exam, how much time you have to solve the papers and on which section requires more focus. Students can have answers to all asked questions if they have the complete details of exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Follow the right books- NCERT recommends to follow the CBSE class 9th & 10th books to prepare for NTSE 2020. However, to get hold on concepts of MAT, it is better to follow the right NTSE preparation books.
  • Regular Revision- Students should revise the prepared topics on a regular interval to retain the information.
  • Solve Previous Year's Papers- Students must download and practice NTSE Question Paper to know the important topics and marking scheme. Solving the previous year papers also helps students to learn time management.

NTSE Preparation Books

Students should follow the below books to get good marks in NTSE

  • Mental Ability for NTSE by Disha Experts
  • Study Package for NTSE Class X by McGraw Hill Education

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Exam Pattern 2020

Question: What is the relaxation in time provided to Physically handicapped students?

Answer:

PH candidates are provided with an extra 30 minutes to attempt NTSE exam.

Question: Is there any difference between NTSE exam pattern of stage 1 and 2?

Answer:

No, there is no difference in stage 1 and stage 2 exam pattern. But, the difficulty level of questions is increased at stage 2 exam.

Question: How does NTSE exam pattern helps in preparation?

Answer:

knowing exam pattern, makes students enable to decide the priority and weigtage of each section/topic, which helps students to prepare accordingly.

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HOW TO APPLY MY FORM IN WHICH WEBSITE FOR STUDENT APPLY

Manisha Gupta Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

The application forms of NTSE 2020 has been released by Jharkhand, J&K, Punjab and most other states. You can check the state wise application link to go through with the given below link.

https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse

Good Luck!

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what is the expected cut off of Punjab

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

cutoff marks changes every year and it depends on different fact, like number of participants, question difficulty level, seat matrix etc. please follow the below link to know about previous years cutoff,

https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-punjab-cutoff

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which are the syllabus for ntse exam.

Manisha Gupta Expert 11th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

NTSE has two parts that are SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and MAT (Mental Ability Test). 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.

To check the complete syllabus you can go through with the given below link.

https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-syllabus

Good Luck!


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expected cut off for NTSE UTTARAKHAND 2020?

Hello Shourya Vishnoi

The total marks of NTSE have been increased from 150 to 200 along with the removal of the language test. The official cut off will be released along with the result. The cutoff is expected to be around 140.

Kindly visit the mentioned below page to stay updated for the cutoff. Keep checking it regularly.
https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-uttarakand-cutoff

Hope it helps you.


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All applicants of class X studying in recognized school are eligible to appear for the Stage I examination conducted by States in which the schools are located.

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