NTSE Exam Pattern 2018

NTSE_exam_patternNTSE Exam Pattern 2018 – The state education boards and NCERT have mentioned the exam pattern of NTSE 2018 on their official websites. NTSE 2018 exam pattern will help the candidates in preparing for the national level exam meant to identify and nurture talent and provide them a scholarship. The awareness about NTSE exam pattern 2018 provides a better understanding of the examination to the candidate in terms of the marking scheme, maximum marks, duration of the exam and more. The complete exam pattern of NTSE 2018, an examination based on pen and paper format is mentioned below. Candidates must note that NTSE 2018 is an objective type question paper and each question will carry 1 mark. Candidates are advised to go through the NTSE 2018 exam pattern thoroughly and make the best use of time and information available to perform well in the scholarship test. NTSE exam pattern for Stage 1 helps the candidates know the first level of the scholarship test and qualify for the second stage. Similarly, the NTSE exam pattern 2018 of Stage 2 will help candidates in getting aware for the final round of selection process for the scholarships.

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Exam Pattern of NTSE 2018 – Stage 2

 

NTSE 2018 examination was conducted in two stages. Stage 1 is conducted at State/UT level by the concerned State/UT authorities. The question paper consists of two parts; Part 1 and 2. The NTSE exam pattern 2018 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 90 minutes. Candidates can find the details of Paper 1 and 2 of Stage 1 examination below:

 

Part 1Mental 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 50 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 45 mins.

 

Part 2Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): SAT section consists of a total of 50 questions from Language and 100 questions from Science, Social Science and Mathematics. The section tests the candidate’s reading abilities, interpretation, evaluation and general awareness of the subjects. The time allotted for the language section is 45 minutes and that for Maths, Science and Social science is 90 minutes.

 

NTSE Exam pattern 2018 - Stage 1

Paper

Number of questions

Maximum marks

Duration (minutes)

MAT

50

50

45

SAT - Language

50

50

45

SAT – Maths, Science and Social Science

100

100

90

NTSE Exam Pattern 2018 – Stage 2

The second stage of the NTSE 2018 will be held by NCERT at the National Level. In Stage 2, only the shortlisted candidates of Stage 1 can appear to compete for the scholarship. The exam pattern of NTSE 2018 for Stage 2 states that in this stage, the paper 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 13, 2018 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. In NTSE Stage 2 exam, there will not any negative marking. Only candidates qualifying in both the papers separately will be considered for merit. Selection of the awardee 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 in NTSE Stage 2 exam.

 

Timings for NTSE Stage 2

Paper

Test

Category

Timing

Paper 1

MAT

All candidates except visually challenged candidates

9:30-11:30

Paper 1

MAT

Only visually challenged candidates

9:30-12:00

Paper 2

SAT

All candidates except visually challenged candidates

13:30-15:30

Paper 2

SAT

Only visually challenged candidates

13:30-16:00

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What is the minimum mark required for stage one and what is the maximam marks

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Hi,Last year, the cut off marks for NTSE stage 2 for General category was 77, for Scheduled Caste it was 46.67, for Scheduled Tribe it was 47.67. The maximum marks for MAT and SAT were 143. The result...Read More

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I am getting 133 in ntse stage 2 2018. What could be the chances of my selection?

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Shreya Lath 5 days ago

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Hi Biswajit! Seeing the previous years' cutoffs, i think that the cut off for a general student in NTSE 2018 stage 2 will be between 110-120. So, i think that you have easily qualified it. Wish you lu...Read More

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