NTSE Punjab Exam Pattern 2020
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 - 5:32 p.m. IST by Maniprabha.singh
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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.
Latest: NTSE Punjab answer key is released for MAT and SAT exam.

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 answer key using the link given above.
  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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when will ntse result for wb be announced?

Akram Khan 18th Feb, 2020

Hi,

Ntse stage 1 exam was held in the Month of November 2019. The result for ntse stage 1 exam is declared by respective scert. Many states have declared their result. So it is expected that soon the result for wb ntse will be declared most probably in Second week of March 2020. You can check the official website scholarships.wbsed.gov.in for result.

Hope this helps.

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Sir I have got 152 marks in Punjab Ntse. I belong to general category. But my name is not there in selected students list.

Sujatha Venkat 18th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Sorry to hear that you are not selected. In this selection procedure they take the top students only. I mean there will be many people who might have scored more than the cut off,at that time there will be a limit to the selection procedure so they take according to that count only. In that the top students will be shortlisted. You might have qualified but not selected because of more competition and more students above you. Hope this is useful

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when will Delhi ntse result be announced

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020

Hello,


NTSE Delhi results will get declared in the month of February, so it may be anytime soon.The result will be in the form of pdf format mentioning the roll number, name, category of the candidate along with total marks including that of MAT score and SAT score.



Stay updated at edudel.nic.in


You can also follow the regular updates at https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-delhi-result

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When will be ntse stage 1 result will be declared in Punjab? Result of Haryana and Karnatka is already been declared.

Shubhangi sinha 17th Feb, 2020

Hello shristi,

SCERTs have declared the result of NTSE 2020 stage 1 Punjab, Odisha Telangana, and other states. Students can check the NTSE 2020 result stage 1 in the form of merit list. NTSE stage 1 result 2020 pdf contains roll numbers of selected students and their marks. The exam authority has also released the cut off marks with NTSE result 2020.

Students who qualify in NTSE Stage 1 will be eligible to appear for the stage 2 exam. NCERT will conduct the stage 2 exam on May 10, 2020. SCERTs also send the NTSE exam result 2020 to the respective schools. NTSE exam 2020 stage 1 exam was conducted on November 2, 3 & 17, 2019. NTSE 2020 result for stage 2 will be announced by NCERT on ncert.nic.in in August 2020.

You can check the state wise results in the link given below -

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-result/amp&ved=2ahUKEwjZrsqogtnnAhXYbn0KHYAlA4gQFjAAegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw3ZUGMZ6Jr2OzbxQug2FC1K&ampcf=1

Good luck,

Hope it helps :)

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What is the cut off of NTSE STAGE 1 PUNJAB in marks?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020

Hello,

The expected cut off is as follows for NTSE stage 1 Punjab is as follows for each category

  • General: 130-140
  • SC: 110-120
  • ST: 85-95

The official cut off is yet to be announced.However, cut off is subjected to change it may increase or decrease slightly based on various factors like number of candidates appeared, difficulty of exam etc.

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