NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION (NTSE) Syllabus
NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION (NTSE)
There is no prescribed syllabus for the NTS Examination
The National Talent Search Examination will be conducted for students studying at
class X level. The examination consists of two tests namely the
Mental Ability Test (MAT) and the
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
Each test consists of 90 multiple choice type questions.
Each question has four alternatives marked 1,2,3 and 4. The candidate has to select
one correct answer from the given alternatives and mark its number in the answer-
sheet. Each correct answer carries one mark. Thus the total score of a candidate in a test is equal to the number of questions answered correctly by him/her.
Mental Ability Test Items (MAT)
There will be 90 multiple choice type items, with four/five alternatives, out of which only one will correct answer. This test is given to the candidates to judge their power of reasoning, ability to think ability to judge, evaluate or discriminate, ability to visualize in the space, spatial orientation, etc. A variety of questions e.g. analogies, classification, series, pattern perception, hidden figures, coding-decoding, block assembly, problem solving etc. are used for this purpose.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
The Scholastic Aptitude Test consists of 90 multiple choice items of one mark each. Each item shall have four alternatives, out of which only one will be the correct answer. These questions are from Science(Physics, Chemistry and Biology), Mathematics, History, Geography, Political Science And Economics and also includes Language Comprehensive Test. These questions are basically multiple-choice questions where one alternative is correct. However, some questions are of different types like matching type, arrange the sequence, true and false statements and questions based on passages apart from simple multiple choice questions.
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