NTSE Exam Pattern

The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is conducted in two stages. The first level is conducted separately in each State/Union Territory. The candidates selected in the first round of examination will be qualified for the national level examination. Both the stages of the examination are conducted in two parts. The first part is the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and the second part is the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

There are 100 multiple-choice type questions with four options given, out of which only one answer will be correct. Each correct answer will be given one mark. The candidates must answer the questions on an OMR sheet, as per the instructions given on the OMR sheet and question booklet. The time duration of the Mental Ability Test is 120 minutes.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

SAT also includes 100 multiple-choice type questions with four alternatives, out of which only one answer will be correct. Each correct answer will be given one mark. There are 40 questions from Science, 40 from Social Science, and 20 from Mathematics. The candidates must answer the questions on an OMR sheet, as per the instructions given on the OMR sheet and question booklet. There will be no negative marking. The time duration of the Scholastic Aptitude Test is 120 minutes.

Medium

The question paper will be available in different languages including Asamiya, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. The candidates should mention the language in which he/she wants to take up the examination in the application form.