NTSE Exam Pattern 2021-22- Check Paper Pattern

NTSE Exam Pattern 2021- SCERTs follow the exam pattern of NTSE 2021 to set the question paper for stage 1. However, NCERT decides the NTSE 2021 exam pattern for the stage 2 exam. Students appearing for the exam should have the NTSE exam pattern 2021 to prepare well for the exam. NTSE 2021 examination pattern consists of the details like the number of questions asked, test duration, total marks and more. There is no negative marking for NTSE 2021. The stage 1 and stage 2 exam pattern is similar, however the difficulty level will increase in stage 2 exam. Read the article to check the NTSE 2021 exam pattern.

NTSE Exam Pattern 2021 (Stage 1)

  • NTSE 2021 Stage 1 will be conducted by the concerned state or UT authorities. 
  • Students will have to choose one language (Hindi/English) to solve the questions. 
  • For every correct answer, the candidates will be awarded 1 mark.
  • There is no prescribed syllabus for NTS Examination. However, the questions will be created to the level of class IX and X.
  • The exam will be based on a paper-pencil mode. 
  • There will be objective type questions in the exam. The candidates will have to mark the correct answer from the given options. 
  • The exam will be conducted in two stages. 
  • The duration of SAT is 120 min
  • The duration for MAT is 120 min
  • There is no negative marking in NTSE 2021

Test Name Total Number of Questions Total Number of Marks
Mental Ability Test (MAT) 100 100
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 100 100

NTSE Exam Pattern 2021-22 (Stage 2)

  • As per the exam pattern of NTSE 2021, the question paper will be divided into two parts. 
  • Students are suggested to follow NCERT books to prepare for NTSE 2021.
  • The question paper will be available in English & Hindi Language

Test Name Total Number of Questions Total Number of Marks
Mental Ability Test (MAT) 100 100
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 100 100

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) comprises with the subject given below-

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Political science
  • Economics

NTSE 2021 Qualifying Marks

Category Qualifying Marks
General/OBC 40% in each section
SC/ST 32% in each section

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