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 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)
Part 2 – Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Number of questions
SAT – Maths, Science and Social Science
NCERT apply a certain marking scheme to shortlist the eligible candidates.
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
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.
Blood Relations, Distance and Direction, Coding-Decoding, Ranking and Arrangements, Venn Diagrams, Word Problems, etc
Reproduction, Carbon & Compounds, Motion, Measurements, Force, Source of Energy, Work & Energy, Meta & Non-Metals, Acid, Base & Salt
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,
Number Systems, Quadratic Equations, Arithmetic Progressions, Square Roots, Percentage, surface Areas, Simple & Compound Interest, Triangle, Linear Equations, etc.
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-
Students should follow the below books to get good marks in NTSE
PH candidates are provided with an extra 30 minutes to attempt NTSE exam.
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.
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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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.
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,
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.
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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.
Hope it helps you.
I'll provide you with the link of sample papers.. Kindly go through it..
Best wishes. Thank-you.
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