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NTSE Exam Pattern 2021 - NTSE Paper Pattern 2021 has been released by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), which is a major thing to be checked by all aspiring candidates who are looking forward to clear the prestigious scholarship examination which is held in India. NTSE paper pattern 2021 and syllabus are same for stage 1 and 2. It is important to know the NTSE Exam Pattern 2021 before appearing for the Exam. For more details on the NTSE Exam Pattern 2020-21 and updates on NTSE Exam Pattern 2021 read this article.

J Nandhini | Updated: May 13, 2021, 17:22 IST

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New Update on 13-05-2021: NTSE Exam Pattern 2021 - Students preparing for upcoming NTSE exam must be aware of the Exam pattern of NTSE 2020-21 to devise a preparation strategy. NTSE paper pattern 2020-21 and syllabus are same for stage 1 and 2. The difficulty level of question papers increases for stage 2. National Talent Search Exam is a scholarship test, to be held in pen and paper mode. NTSE 2020-21 examination is conducted in two stages. Stage 1 is conducted at the State/UT level by the concerned State/UT authorities. The question paper consists of two papers: MAT and SAT. The NTSE exam pattern 2020-21 states that the Stage 1 examination can be attempted in either Hindi or English language. NTSE 2021 exam pattern contains the details such as marks allocated to each section, exam mode, duration of the exam and more.

Check here - NTSE 2021 Exam Pattern


NTSE 2021 Exam Pattern For Stage 1

Exam Features

Mental Ability Test

Scholastic Aptitude Test

Exam Timings

09.30 am to 11.30 am (09.30 am to 12.00 pm- 30 minutes extra for visually Challenged Candidates)

01.30 pm to 03.30 pm( 01.30 pm to 04.00 pm for Visually Challenged Candidates)

Total Questions

100

100

Total Marks

100

100

Exam Duration

120 (150 for VC candidates)

120 (150 for VC candidates)

Minimum Qualifying Marks

32% for SC, ST and PWD and 40% for Others (General & OBC)

32% for SC, ST and PWD and 40% for Others (General & OBC)

Marking Scheme

No negative marking for wrong attempts.One mark for each correct attempt.

NTSE 2021 Exam Pattern For Stage 2:

Exam Features

Mental Ability Test

Scholastic Aptitude Test

Examination Date

June 13, 2021

Exam Timings

09.30 am to 11.30 am(09.30 am to 12.00 pm for visually Challenged Candidates)

01.30 pm to 03.30 pm (01.30 pm to 04.00 pm for Visually Challenged Candidates)

Total Questions

100

100

Total Marks

100

100

Exam Duration

120 (150 for VC candidates)

120 (150 for VC candidates)

Minimum Qualifying Marks

32% for SC, ST and PWD and 40% for Others (General & OBC)

32% for SC, ST and PWD and 40% for Others (General & OBC)

Marking Scheme

No negative marking for wrong attempts.One mark for each correct attempt.

NTSE Marking Scheme 2021 for Stage I

NCERT apply a certain NTSE marking scheme to shortlist the eligible candidates. Students have to mark a maximum number of correct answers to get good marks in the NTSE examination. Only ones who obtain the minimum cut off marks will be able to receive the scholarship amount.

  • For correct answer- 01 marks will be added to the total score
  • For wrong answer- No negative marking
  • For unattempted question- No mark will be deducted for unattempted question.

What is the NTSE Syllabus 2021 for Stage I Exam?

NCERT doesn't specify NTSE syllabus 2020-21 for both the stages. However, it is suggested to follow Class 9th & 10th syllabus of the state board or CBSE to prepare for NTSE. The syllabus consists of important topics from which questions will be asked in the examinations.

NTSE Stage-I Syllabus

Sections Important Topics
NTSE MAT Syllabus

Blood Relations, Distance and Direction, Coding-Decoding, Ranking and Arrangements, Venn Diagrams, Word Problems, etc

NTSE Science Syllabus

Reproduction, Carbon & Compounds, Motion, Measurements, Force, Source of Energy, Work & Energy, Meta & Non-Metals, Acid, Base & Salt

NTSE Social Science Syllabus

French Revolutions, World War I and II, Indian Freedom Struggle, Natural Vegetation, Indus Valley Civilization, Climate, Solar System, Maps & Globe, Judiciary, Indian Constitution, Indian Government,

NTSE Mathematics Syllabus

Number Systems, Quadratic Equations, Arithmetic Progressions, Square Roots, Percentage, surface Areas, Simple & Compound Interest, Triangle, Linear Equations, etc.

How to Prepare for NTSE 2021 Exam?

To qualify the exam with good marks, one must be aware of how to prepare for the NTSE exam. Here provided some easy tips and tricks-

  • Know the Pattern & Syllabus- It is imperative for a student to know which sections to prepare for NTSE exam, how much time you have to solve the papers and on which section requires more focus. Students can have answers to all asked questions if they have the complete details of exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Follow the right books- NCERT recommends following the CBSE class 9th & 10th books to prepare for NTSE 2021 However, to get a hold on concepts of MAT, it is better to follow the right NTSE books.
  • Regular Revision- Students should revise the prepared topics on a regular interval to retain the information.
  • Solve Previous Year's Papers- Students must download and practice NTSE Question Paper to know the important topics and marking scheme. Solving the previous year papers also helps students to learn time management. Match
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Exam Pattern 2021 - FAQ

1. What is NTSE syllabus for class 10?  

MAT and SAT are the two major parts of NTSE exam syllabus for 10th class students.

2. Is NTSE syllabus difficult?  

No, the difficulty level of NTSE syllabus 2020-21 is moderate. A student can cover it easily along with regular school study.

3. How does NTSE exam pattern helps in preparation?  

knowing exam pattern, makes students enable to decide the priority and weigtage of each section/topic, which helps students to prepare accordingly.

4. What is the syllabus of NTSE 2020-21 for English?  

The English or language part has been removed from the NTSE exam.

5. Is there any difference between NTSE exam pattern of stage 1 and 2?  

No, there is no difference in stage 1 and stage 2 exam pattern. But, the difficulty level of questions is increased at stage 2 exam.

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