NTSE

Test Areas

The written examination for Class X will be in two stages:

  • Stage I examination at the State/UT level will comprise of two parts, namely
    1. Mental Ability Test (MAT)
    2. Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering Sciences, Mathematics, Social Sciences and the English Language.
    Paper Part/Section Areas Tested Total Marks Time allotted for the section
    Paper-I MAT (Mental Ability Test) Reasoning 50 45 minutes
    Paper-II LT (Language Test) English/Hindi 50 45 minutes
    Paper-III SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) Sciences (35 Questions)
    (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)

    Mathematics (20 questions)

    Social Sciences (35 Questions)

    (10 questions: Different subjects
    100 90 minutes

    Each State/UT will nominate students (as per the their quota) to appear for stage II at National Level.

  • Stage II examination at the National level will comprise two parts, namely
    1. Mental Ability Test (MAT)
    2. Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering Sciences, Mathematics, Social Sciences and the English Language.
    Paper Part/Section Areas Tested Total Marks Time allotted for the section
    Paper-I MAT (Mental Ability Test) Reasoning 50 45 minutes
    Paper-II LT (Language Test) English/Hindi 50 45 minutes
    Paper-III SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) Sciences (35 Questions)
    (Physics,Chemistry and Biology)

    Mathematics (20 questions)

    Social Sciences (35 Questions)

    (10 questions: Different subjects
    100 90 minutes

Note:

  • Each right answer is awarded one mark.
  • There will be negative marking - 1/3 mark for every wrong answer. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.
  • Once the students finish the MAT, the SAT is administered after a short break of about 5 minutes.