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.
Basic Information about NTSE
Conducted by: NCERT (National Council of Education Research and Training)
Class: For Class 10 Students Only
Total Scholarships: 1000
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:
- Mental Ability (MAT)- 50 Questions- 45 minutes
- Language Test ( English/Hindi)- 50 Questions-45 minutes
- Scholastic Ability- 100 Questions- 90 Minutes
- Math – 20 Questions
- S.T- 40 Questions
- Science – 40 Questions
MAT: Various Topics of Mental Ability are covered in the questions asked MAT Section:
|Classification (Odd One Out)|
|Completion of Figures|
|Spotting Out the Embedded Figure|
|Mirror and Water Images|
|Counting of Figures|
|Cubes and Dice|
|LOGICAL SEQUENCE OF WORDS|
|DIRECTION SENSE TEST|
|INSERT MISSING CHARACTER|
|PROBLEMS BASED ON CALENDER|
|PROBLEMS BASES ON CLOCK|
|STATEMENT AND CONCLUSION|
- Watch NTSE Webcast and learn simple steps to help you Be Better Prepared for NTSE. Sahil Bhatia, B.Tech., takes you through the syllabus and analyses last year’s paper. He also discusses MAT, SAT and many other tips to crack the exam.
- Download Robomate+ App and watch MAT & SAT video lectures. Click here to watch Sample video lecture of NTSE.
- Take a Mock Test. The Mock Test gives you Instant Result, your Rank on a National Level and an Assessment of your strengths and weaknesses.
- Click here to Get Free Access to Previous Year NTSE Papers.