NTSE Punjab Exam Pattern 2020
Maniprabha.singh, 16 Aug 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Punjab Exam Pattern 2020- NCERT decides the examination pattern of NTSE Punjab 2019-20 for both stage 1 & stage 2. NTSE Punjab Stage 1 paper pattern comprises two sections - Mental Ability Test (MAT), and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). NTSE Punjab Exam Pattern 2020 contains the details including the test duration, total number of marks, sections, exam mode and much more. The duration of the NTSE Stage 1 exam is 120 minutes and students need to answer a total of 200 MCQs (Multiple-choice questions). Students should be familiar with the syllabus and exam pattern of Punjab NTSE to make a good preparation plan. Read the NTSE Punjab 2020 Exam Pattern details such as time duration, marks, subjects, syllabus and so on.

NTSE Punjab Exam Pattern 2020 (Stage 1)

  • NTSE stage 1 comprises 200 questions divided among two sections, MAT, and SAT, 100 marks in each section.
  • The medium of the question papers will be in English, Hindi & Punjabi.
  • Students have to solve all the questions in offline mode or pen and paper mode only.
  • There will be no negative marking in NTSE Punjab Stage 1 exam and 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • SAT section will comprise of 100 questions (Science-40, Maths-20, Social science-40) and designed for examining the knowledge and capabilities of students.
  • MAT Section will contain questions based on pattern perception, analogies, coding-decoding, classifications, hidden figures and problem-solving etc.
  • Students who qualify both the papers separately will be selected in NTSE Punjab 2020 Result

Sections

Exam pattern

Marks per Question

Time Duration

Qualifying criteria

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

100 question

1 Mark

120 minutes

General: 40% (40 marks)

ST/SC/PH: 35% (35 marks)

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100 questions

1 Mark

120 minutes

General 40% (40 marks)

ST/SC/PH 35% (35 marks)

NTSE Stage 2 Exam Pattern 2020

  • Students who qualify the NTSE Stage 1 with minimum NTSE Punjab cutoff marks will be called for NTSE Stage 2 exam, which will be conducted at the national level.
  • The medium of the question papers will be in English and Hindi only.
  • In the stage 2 exam of NTSE 2020, there will be no negative marking.
  • Both the tests MAT & SAT will be conducted on the same day.
  • Student's marks of written exam will be communicated to all the candidates individually through the official NCERT website after the declaration of the result.

Information about the marking scheme and category-wise qualifying criteria for stage 2 of the NTSE 2020 have been provided in the following table

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Sections

Exam pattern

Marks per Question

Time Duration

Qualifying criteria

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

100 question

1 Mark

120 minutes

General- 40% (40 marks)

ST/SC/PH- 32% (32 marks)

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100 questions

1 Mark

120 minutes

General- 40% (40 marks)

ST/SC/PH- 32% (32 marks)


NTSE Punjab Syllabus 2020

The syllabus of NTSE Punjab stage 1 covers various topics from subjects prescribed. Apart from going through NTSE Punjab exam pattern 2020, students must also familiarise themselves with the NTSE Syllabus 2020 which is provided below-

Section

NTSE Syllabus

Mental Ability Test

Verbal reasoning test: alphabetic test, analogy, analytic reasoning, arithmetic reasoning, blood relations, coding-decoding, direct sense test, fill in the blanks, word sequencing, Venn diagrams, questions on direction, word problems, clock problems, series completion test, truth verification, hypothetical situations.

Non-verbal reasoning test- Questions will be based on: analogy, analytic reasoning, dot fixing situation, classification, embedded figures, folding/ cutting paper, complete the figures, mirror images, problems on cubes and dice, transparent paper folding, water images.

Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)

Mathematics: Algebra-expressions, arithmetic progression, basic geometry, circles, coordinated geometry, direct & inverse variations, exponent, linear equation, number system, probability, quadratic equations, simple & compound interest, square root and cube root, triangles, trigonometry, statistics, surface area and volume.

Science: acid, bases and salts, air, carbon and its compounds, cellular level of organisms, diversity in living organisms, fibers and plastics, food production and management, light, magnetism & electricity, evolution, measurement, metals & non-metals, environment, periodic classification of elements, physical & chemical changes in matter, source of energy, structure of an atom, water.

Social sciences:

History: culture, science, & literature, early medieval period, Indus valley civilization, introduction of ancient Indian history, Jainism, Buddhism, and conquerors from other countries and nations, medieval architecture and culture, national movement, new empires and kingdoms, popular movements and social reforms, revolt of 1857, the Mauryas, Mughal empire, Vedic period.

Civics: democracy, diversity and livelihood, economic presence of the government, India & its neighboring countries, state government, judiciary, UN & other international agencies, Union government.

Geography: agriculture, atmosphere, industries, internal structure of earth and rocks, major domains and land-forms, maps and globe, motion of the earth, natural vegetation, environment of India, resources and development, solar system.


How to Prepare for NTSE Punjab 2020?

  1. Students should download NTSE Punjab question papers from the SCERT website and practise with previous year test papers to strengthen their preparation. These question papers help in understanding the NTSE Punjab exam pattern and syllabus better. Students can download these question papers along with the NTSE Punjab answer key from the official website of SCERT, Punjab.
  2. Instead of cramming, memorise the important concepts by making hand-written short notes while preparing for the NTSE. These notes also help in easing the revision process.
  3. Follow the NCERT books for getting detailed information on the syllabus. Also, follow a few best books for NTSE available offline and online to ace the exam.
  4. In case of doubt or confusion, students are advised to consult with teachers to get the solution. Don't leave any section because of the high difficulty level.

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what will expected cutoff of hp ntse stage 1 and what can be date for release of result of this stage in hp

thomas joy 21st Nov, 2019
Hi Samur,
The expected cut off for NTSE 2020 for Himachal Pradesh is 125 -135 for general category and 90 - 100 for OBC. Last year it was 128 for general category and 89 for OBC. SCERT conducts exam for HP.
The result of NTSE will be published in February 2020 and second stage exam will take place on May 10, 2020, and the result will be out by September 2020.
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my NTSE expected marks is 165 in Jharkhand, can I will qualify for stage 2 , 2019-2020

Komal Dayanand Gardi 21st Nov, 2019
Hello Abhinav,  Good Afternoon,
As you mentioned,  Your marks are good enough to get selected for next stage.  Because as per the previous year cut offs,  for general category expected cut off marks is 130+
And your score is good enough than this.
I hope it will help you.
Thanks.
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i will score 177 marks in ntse stage 1 in punjab . will i be elligible for stage 2

Komal Dayanand Gardi 21st Nov, 2019
Hello Tanish,  Good morning.
Scoring 170+ marks In NTSE is really good thing.  Final results of NTSE stage 1 is not released yet,  But you can predict your chance of selection based on expected cut off marks.  As per these,  The expected cut off for general category is 130-140+ .
So as per this marks,  You will definitely got selected for next stage of NTSE.
So be prepared for stage 2.
Good luck for your next exam.
I hope it will help you more.
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I have scored 162 for NTSE Kerala will I be eligible for Stage II?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019

Hello Akshay,

You have not mentioned your category nevertheless the cut off is as follows for each category not NTSE Kerala stage 1 (2019)

General category - 143

OBC - 119

SC- 101.

As you have scored above cut off marks you have good chances of being eligible for stage 2.

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Hai i am going to get 157 marks in Stage-I in Andhra pradesh from General Category , what are my chances to stage-II ...Harshaditya

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019

Hii

According to our experts the cutoff for NTSE stage 2 for andhra pradesh students for general category will be around 164. You have 157, so it seems you have low chances for getting qualified for satge2 . For more information visit this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-andhra-pradesh-cutoff

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