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NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION (NTSE) Exam Pattern

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Stage-1, selection will be done by States/UTs and those who qualify Stage - 1, will be eligible to appear for Stage - 2 examination, conducted by NCERT

Qualifying Marks: Qualifying marks for candidates from General category is 40% in each paper and for candidates from SC, ST, PH is 35% in each paper

Language Test Qualifying in nature and marks obtained for Language Test will not be counted for final merit 

STAGE I  

Test   No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Time
Mental Ability Test (MAT)   50 50 45
Scholastic Test Language Comprehensive Test 50 50 45
  Aptitude Test 100 100 90
Total   200 200 180

 STAGE II 

Test No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Duration (in minutes)
(i) Mental Ability Test (MAT)
50  50  45
(ii) Language Test (LT) English/Hindi  50  50  45
(iii) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)   
100  100  90

As Stage-2 (National Level), there will be negative marking in each paper. For each wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions