NTSE Exam Pattern and Syllabus for Class X (2015)
NTSE consist of two tests -
Mental Ability test (MAT)
Scholastic Aptitude test (SAT)
Both the sections consist of multiple choice questions and each question has four alternatives. From these four alternatives you need to select one correct answer. Each correct answer will get you one mark.
MAT consists of 50 questions which are for one mark each and lasts for 45 minutes. SAT further has two sections; consisting of a Languages test and a combined section for Science, Mathematics and
Social Science. The Language Section has 50 questions of one mark each which lasts for 45 minutes and the Science, Mathematics and Social Science section consists of 100 questions of one mark each which are to be completed within 90 minutes.
Both the sections are time bound -
NTSE Mental Ability Test (MAT) Syllabus
This section of the test is given to the reasoning, ability to think, ability to judge, evaluate or discriminate, ability to visualize in the space, spatial orientation, etc. A selection of questions, for example - analogies, classification, series, pattern perception, hidden figures, coding decoding, block assembly, problem solving, etc. are used for this purpose.
NTSE Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Syllabus (Language Test)
Language Test has been designed such that it assesses your reading comprehension, logical sequencing; interpretative, evaluative, predictive and creative components of language. The candidate has an option of appearing for the Language Test either in English or in Hindi.
NTSE Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Syllabus (Maths, Science & Social Science)
This section of SAT has been constructed such that one can judge how much of text-book knowledge the student has gained. As India doesn't have one single unified board system thus NCERT has not prescribed any particular syllabus for this State Level Examination or for National Level Examination.
You should also be prepared to answer questions that are asked at the National Level (Stage-II) to be standard of Classes IX and X level.
Selection: There will be two-stage selection process for award of scholarship.
Stage-I: Selection will be done by Sates/Uts through a written examination. Students who qualify
stage –I will be eligible for Stage-II examination conducted by NCERT.
Important dates : Dates for Submission of Application form and conduct of examination are given below.
Amount of scholarship for PhD. be fixed in accordance with UGC norms.
The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is an important examination for class X students only, as it gives a platform to students to compete at national level and avail scholarships for their further education.
Website link: http://www.ncert.nic.in/index.html
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