The National Talent Search Examination or the NTSE is conducted by the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) with the purpose of identifying brilliant students and nurturing their talent, so that they may scale great heights in their chosen field, and bring pride and glory to the motherland.1,000 scholarships will be awarded under the NTSE criteria:
The Level-I of the test is divided into two parts- Part I and Part II. The part 1 of the test is Mental Ability test (MAT), which consists of reasoning and logical based questions. In this part students have to answer questions related to power of reasoning, ability to think, evaluate, ability to discriminate and visualize. The number of questions students have to answer is 50 which are related to analogies, classifications, series, pattern perception, coding-decoding, hidden figures and problem solving etc.
The second part of this test is Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), in which students have to attempt 150 questions related to Language.
The Level-II of the test is divided into two parts- Part I and Part II. Part-I is same as the MAT of Level-I, but part-II of SAT consists of 100 questions related to Maths, Science and Social studies. The SAT section is designed to judge reading abilities, interpretation, evaluation and general awareness about the subjects.
|Test||No. Of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Allotted||Marks|
|MAT||50||50||45minutes||+1 for right answer, zero marks for wrong answer|
|SAT-Maths, Science, Social Science||100||100||90||+1 for right answer,-1/3 marks for wrong answer|
The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is an important examination for class X students only, as it gives a platform to students to compete at national level and avail scholarships for their further education.
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