NTSE Sample Papers 2019
Jasleen Kaur Taneja, 31 Jul 2018, #NTSE

NTSE Sample Papers 2019 – NCERT will release the sample papers of NTSE 2019 online on the official website. Candidates can access and download the NTSE sample papers 2019 for free by clicking on the link below. Sample papers are the previous year test papers which help a candidate in getting acquainted with the format of test paper. NTSE 2019 sample papers will also let a candidate get a fair idea of the exam pattern and level of questions being asked in the examination. Solving the NTSE sample paper 2019 will let the test taker experience the real examination situation where he/she can learn to attempt the questions in the stipulated time with decent accuracy. The sample papers of NTSE 2019 will also expose them to their current level of preparation and improve on it thereof. Even though NCERT has not released the NTSE 2019 sample papers yet, Careers360 lets you prepare for the NTSE 2019 examination and crack it successfully by providing you with the previous years’ sample papers. We bring to you the NTSE sample papers of Stage 1 of previous years as given below. The NTSE sample papers 2019 will be updated here as soon as any announcement is made by NCERT.


The examination conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), has two stages. The Stage1 is a State level test and is conducted by each State/Union Territory, whereas Stage 2 is a national level test conducted by NCERT. Both, Stage 1 and 2 consists of Part 1 and 2 in each paper namely MAT and SAT. Stage 1 has no negative marking while 1/3rd marks are deducted for every wrong attempt in Stage 2 examination. In a similar way, the sample paper of NTSE 2019 also has 2 parts and is an objective type question paper just like the real NTSE Exam.

Importance of NTSE Sample Paper 2019


Solving the NTSE 2019 sample papers provides candidates an insight into the NTSE aptitude test questions, scores and pattern. Solving NTSE sample papers 2019 on a regular basis makes candidates more confident and increases their efficiency along with time management. This exposure is very much needed by candidates before they enter the real examination hall.

The NTSE candidates must check and download the NTSE sample papers 2019 given below and practice them regularly. This as an important aspect of their preparation strategy for the national scholarship exam. The aspirants can download the NTSE Sample Papers 2019 by clicking on the link below and prepare effectively to succeed in the national examination for the scholarship.


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NTSE Exam Pattern 2019 – Stage 1


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 will be no negative marking for wrong attempts. The total time to answer the paper is 90 minutes. Stage 1 exam of NTS includes two papers - MAT and SAT. The paper pattern of both the papers of NTSE stage 1 is given below:


No. of questions






120 minutes

SAT – Maths, Science and Social Science



120 minutes


NTSE Exam Pattern 2019 – Stage 2

Stage 2 of NTSE 2019 is conducted at the National level by NCERT. In Stage 2, only the 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 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. Stage 2 of NTSE will not carry 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.


NTSE Admit Card 2019


The admit card of NTSE 2019 stage 1 will be released in October 2018. NTSE admit card 2019 is an important document as no candidate will be allowed to sit for the examination without it thus, candidates must not forget to carry it on the day of exam. The NTSE 2019 admit card mentions details like name of the candidate, date of birth along with the date and address of the exam centre.


NTSE Cut Off 2019

SCERT of various states will release the cutoff of NTSE 2019 stage 1 along with the result in the months of January and February, 2019. The cut off are the minimum marks a candidate needs to score in order to be qualified for NTSE 2019 Stage 2. Candidates can find NTSE cutoff of different states by clicking here.


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