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13th November 2017, 11:29 AM
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Re: NTSE Class Xi

As per me National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) exam is for students studying in Class X is meant to identify and nurture talent. The examination is conducted every year at two levels: Stage-I (Stage Level) and Stage-II (National Level)

Here I am telling Syllabus of National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), exam for class X

Syllabus of National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), exam for class X

First level exam for class X


SAT: The syllabus for Mathematics, Science and Social Science is broadly based on the prescribed respective State Board Syllabus from standard 10th class (100 questions in SAT).

MAT: It has 50 questions of general nature.

Language Test: State Board books cover a lot. More focus is on vocabulary, grammar and basic understanding. Language in first stage is of qualifying purpose(40% of maximum score) only.
Second level exam for class X

NCERT has announced new pattern for stage 2 exam, where each correctly answered question awards the student +1, while an incorrect answer deducts 1/3 marks.

PATTERN: Mental Ability test: 50 questions, 50 marks; Language test : 50 questions, 50 marks; Scholastic Aptitude test : 100 questions, 100 marks (40 questions from Science, 20 questions from Mathematics and 40 questions from Social Sciences). In SAT, the Mathematics and Science questions will be asked from the chapters in the syllabus of class 9 and 10. The Social Science questions will also be asked from the class 9 and 10 NCERT textbooks. Language test is only of qualifying purpose(40% of maximum score), its marks are not counted in the merit list.

NTSE Exam Pattern

The pattern of written examination will be as follows:

Stage-I examination at the State/ UT level will comprise of two parts, namely:

a) Mental Ability Test (MAT)

b) Language Test (LT)

c) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Stage- I & II Pattern

Examination at the States/UT level will comprise of three papers i.e.

Paper-I: Mental Ability Test (MAT) - 50 No. of Questions; 50 No. of Marks; Duration: 45 Minute
Paper-II: Language Comprehensive Test (English/Hindi Language) - 50 No. of Questions; 50 No. of Marks; Duration: 45 Minutes

Paper-III: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) - 100 No. of Questions; 100 No. of Marks; Duration: 90 Minutes

At Stage-II (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

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