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NTSE NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION Exam Pattern

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

Qualifying Marks: Qualifying marks for candidates from General category is 40% in each paper and for candidates from SC, ST, PWD is 32% in each paper

Selection criteria : 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 & SAT
based on merit.
There will be No Negative Marking



Medium of Examination : The medium of the test shall be as announced by the State/UT. 

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STAGE I  

Test Paper  Timings No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Time
Mental Ability Test (MAT) Paper I  9.30 am To 11.30 am (all candidates except visually Challenged Candidates(9.30 am to 12 noon) 100 100 120 minutes
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Paper II 13.30 pm To 15.30 pm (all candidates except visually Challenged Candidates(13.30 am to 16.00 pm)

100

(Science-40, Mathematics-20, Social Science-40)

100 120 minutes

 

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Results (STAGE I) :
The State/Union Territory will prepare a merit list of the candidates ensuring the minimum qualifying marks in both the tests separately.
These marks are 40 percent in the case of general category candidates and
32 per cent in the case of SC/ST/physically challenged candidates.
The result of State Level Talent Search examination is declared in months of January/February by the States/UTs themselves.
This examination is used only to recommend the candidates for second level NTS examination conducted by the NCERT.
The marks of the State level Examination are not added to the National Level Examination for award of scholarship.

STAGE II 

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The STAGE II written examination shall consist of two paper ;

Paper-I Mental Ability Test (MAT) and

Paper-II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Both the tests will be administered on the same day


Mental Ability Test :
There shall be 100 multiple-choice type items, with four alternatives.
Each item will carry one mark.
Candidates are required to answer the items on a separate OMR sheet as per instructions given in the test booklet and on the OMR sheet.

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Scholastic Aptitude Test :
The scholastic Aptitude Test will consist of 100 multiple-choice items, with four alternatives.
Each item will carry one mark.
There shall be 40 items from Science,
40 from Social Science and 20 from Mathematics.

Candidates are required to answer the items on a separate OMR sheet to be provided at the examination centre as per instructions.

Test Paper Timings No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Time
Mental Ability Test (MAT) Paper I  9.30 am To 11.30 am (all candidates except visually Challenged Candidates(9.30 am to 12 noon)  100  100  120 minutes
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Paper II 13.30 pm To 15.30 pm (all candidates except visually Challenged Candidates(13.30 am to 16.00 pm)  

100

(Science-40, Mathematics-20, Social Science-40)

 100  120 minutes

 

There will be No 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 & SAT based on merit.

Qualifying Marks: Qualifying marks for candidates from General category is 40% in each paper and for candidates from SC, ST, PWD is 32% in each paper

Medium of Examination :

The tests will be available in the following languages: Asamiya, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.