NTSE Exam Pattern 2019
Jasleen Kaur Taneja, 03 Nov 2018, #NTSE

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 2019 - Important Dates



NTSE Stage 1

November 3, 4 and 18, 2018

NTSE Stage 1 Result


NTSE Stage 2

May 12, 2019

NTSE Stage 2 Result

Third week of



NTSE Exam Pattern 2019 – Stage 1

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. 

NTSE Exam pattern Stage 1


Number of questions

Maximum marks

Duration (Minutes)





SAT – Maths, Science and Social Science




NTSE Exam Pattern 2019 – Stage 2

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:


Timings for NTSE Stage 1 and 2, 2019







All candidates except visually challenged candidates


Only visually challenged candidates


Paper 2


All candidates except visually challenged candidates


Only visually challenged candidates


NTSE Syllabus 2019

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.


NTSE Question Paper

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.

NTSE Exam Centres 2019

Candidates can find the exam centres of NTSE 2019 below.


Exam Centre

Andhra Pradesh

Kendriya Vidyalaya

Nallapadu, Guntur District

Andhra Pradesh-522005

Arunachal Pradesh

Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2

Itanagar Papumpare Dist.

Arunachal Pradesh-791111


Kendriya Vidyalaya

CRPF (GC) 9 Mile Amerigog

Dist Kamrup, Guwahati



Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1

Kankarbagh P.O. Lohianagar



Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1

Lamphelpat, Imphal

P.O. Lamphelpat



Kendriya Vidyalaya

Happy Valley 58 GTC

Shillong East Khasi Hills



Kendriya Vidyalaya Aizawl,

Project Pushpak, Zemabawk



Kendriya Vidyalaya Kohima

CRPF Camp, Lerie Hill

Kohima, Nagaland-797001


Kendriya Vidyalaya NHPC Singtam

Teesta Stage-V, Power Station,

NHPC Ltd., Balutar

P.O. Singtam, Dist-East Sikkim



Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1

Kunjaban, Agartala

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

P.O-Hehal Ranchi



Kendriya Vidyalaya No.3

Mancheswar Railway Colony

Pragati Vihar, Bhubaneshwar


West Bengal

Kendriya Vidyalaya Ballygunge,

Ballygunge Maidan Camp

Ballygunge Circular Road

Kolkata, West Bengal-700019


Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1

Air Force Station Halwara

Halwara A.D. Distt. Ludhiana


New Delhi (Including districts of western UP)

Kendriya Vidyalaya No.3

Ring Road Narayana Delhi Cantt,

New Delhi-110010


Kendriya Vidyalaya

Air Force Station, High Grounds,


Jammu & Kashmir

Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1

Jammu, P.O. Gandhi Nagar Jammu

Jammu & Kashmir-180004


Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1

Airforce Station, Sector-14

Old Delhi Road


Himachal Pradesh

Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jakhoo Hills

Shimla-171001 (HP)


Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1

Bajaj nagar, Opp. Tonk Phatak

Bajaj Nagar, Jaipur

Pin:302015, Rajasthan

Uttar Pradesh (Excluding districts of western UP)

Kendriya Vidyalaya New Cantt.

Near topkhana Bazar, VD Road

Allahabad-211001, U.P.


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)

Kendriya Vidyalaya

Govt. H. School Campus

Tokarkhada, Silvassa

Dadra & Nagar Haveli-396230


Kendriya Vidyalaya

I.N.S Mandovi verem, Bardez

Panaji, Goa-403109


Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1

MR campus, Shahibaug

Near Police Commisioner’s Office



Madhya Pradesh

Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1

Opp. Maida Mill

Hoshangabad Road


Madhya Pradesh

Maharashtra – I (District’s)

1. Akola

2. Aurangabad

3. Bhandara

4. Buldhana

5. Dhule

6. Jalgaon

7. Mumbai

8. Mumbai (North)

9. Mumbai (West)

10. Nashik

11. Raigarh

12. Ratnagiri

13. Sindhudurg

14. Thane

15. Washim

Kendriya Vidyalaya Bhandup

N.C.H Colony LBS Marg Kanjurmarg (W)


Maharashtra – II (District’s)

1. Ahmednagar

2. Amravati

3. Beed

4. Chandrapur

5. Gadchiroli

6. Gondia

7. Jalna

8. Kolhapur

9. Latur

10. Nagpur

11. Nanded

12. Nandurbar

13. Parbhani

14. Pune

15. Sangli

16. Satara

17. Solapur

18. Usmanabad

19. Wardha

20. Yavatmal

Kendriya Vidyalaya BEG

Near Deccan College Road

Near Sadal Baba Darga, Yarwada



Kendriya Vidyalaya,

A.S.C. Victoria Road

Opp. Life Style Mall



Kendriya Vidyalaya

Port trust, Willingdon Island

Kochi, Ernakulum-68200


Govt. Senior Secondary School


U.T of Lakshadweep-682555


Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1

Jipmer Campus, Gorimedu


Tamil Nadu

Kendriya Vidyalaya

IIT Campus, Adyar



Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1

Golconda langar House Opposite Langar House, Police Station


Telangana State

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