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# Introduction: What is NTSE?

The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is the most prestigious scholarship exam at the high school level in India. It is conducted in 2 Stages and is open only to Xth graders. The first stage is conducted in each and every state and union territory (total of 36 regions) and few toppers are selected from the large pool of students to appear for stage-2. Each state has a particular quota for selection based on the population and enrolment ratio of Xth graders.

Conducted by: NCERT (National Council of Education Research and Training)

Class: For Class 10 Students Only

Total Scholarships: 1000

2 Stages

Stage 1: State Level (Conducted around 1st/2nd week of November every year)

NTSE Stage-1 2016-17 will be conducted in Maximum states by 6th November 2016

Stage 2: National Level (Only for students who qualify stage -1 )

NTSE Stage-2 2016-17 will be conducted on May 14th 2017

## Syllabus and Pattern of NTSE

NCERT has never officially released any syllabus for NTSE exam.

There are 3 Sections in NTSE Exam:

1. Mental Ability (MAT)- 50 Questions- 45 minutes
1. Language Test ( English/Hindi)- 50 Questions-45 minutes
1. Scholastic Ability- 100 Questions- 90 Minutes
1. Math – 20 Questions
2. S.T- 40 Questions
3. Science – 40 Questions

## Syllabus

MAT: Various Topics of Mental Ability are covered in the questions asked MAT Section:

 Series Analogy Classification (Odd One Out) Matrix Completion of Figures Spotting Out the Embedded Figure Mirror and Water Images Paper Folding Paper Cutting Counting of Figures Cubes and Dice Dots Situation CODING-DECODING CLASSIFICATION ANALOGY ALPHABET TEST SERIES COMPLEX SEQUENCES LOGICAL SEQUENCE OF WORDS BLOOD RELATION DIRECTION SENSE TEST INSERT MISSING CHARACTER RANKING TEST ARITHMETICAL REASONING MATHEMATICAL OPERATIONS PUZZLES PROBLEMS BASED ON CALENDER PROBLEMS BASES ON CLOCK VENN-DIAGRAMS SYLLOGISM STATEMENT AND CONCLUSION MAT-MISCELLANEOUS

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