The state education boards and NCERT prescribe NTSE Exam Format on their official websites. NTSE 2019 Exam Format will help aspirants in preparing for the national level exam. National Talent Search Examination or NTSE 2019 is a two-tier exam where stage 1 is organized by the state boards and stage 2 is organized at the national level by NCERT.
NTSE is conducted in offline or pen paper-based mode. Stage 1 is organized at State/UT level by the related State/UT authorities. Every accurate response will fetch 1 mark while there is no negative marking for wrong attempts. Stage 1 examination can be attempted in either Hindi or English language. The total time to response the paper is 90 minutes. The question paper consists of two parts; Part 1 and 2.
However, Stage 2 paper is divided into two parts namely Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) having 100 questions each and there is no negative marking in this stage as well. Only those who complete stage-1 will be shortlisted for the stage-2 exam.
NTSE 2019 is a national-level scholarship program for class X students in India. Every year around 10,000,000 students appears in the scholarship test out of which only 1000 get scholarships. Find all important details regarding NTSE 2019 Exam Format, syllabus, and advisable books.
|NTSE Exam Date Stage 1||November 2018|
|NTSE Exam Date Stage 2||May 2019|
|Method of Exam||Offline|
|Number of subjects||3|
|Period of exam||90 minutes and 120 minutes for each paper in stage 1, stage 2 respectively|
|Number of questions||100 in each paper|
|Marking Scheme||1 mark for each right response|
|Language of paper||English, Hindi|
Stage-I is organized at State/UT level by the related State/UT authorities. Aspirants have to select 1 language from English or Hindi to solve the paper. The paper is divided into two parts: Each accurate response is honored 1 mark and there is no negative marking at this stage.
Part 1 – Mental Ability Test (MAT): This part contains logical and analytical reasoning based questions. This section tests the aspirant’s reasoning, ability to think, evaluate, ability to discriminate and visualize. A total of 50 questions is to be the response under this section.
Part 2 – Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): This part consists of 150 questions from Science, Mathematics, Social Science and English Language. This section judges the student’s reading abilities, interpretation, evaluation and general awareness of the subjects.
Stage-II is organized at National Level, where shortlisted students from Stage-I (State-level) exam appear to compete for the scholarship. The paper is divided into two parts – MAT and SAT, like that in Stage-I. There will be 100 questions in both MAT and SAT (Science-40, Maths-20, Social science-40).
The period of both the exams is 2 hours or 120 minutes. Only aspirants qualifying in both the papers separately will be considered for merit. In NTSE Stage 2 exam, there is no negative marking. Selection of the awardee will be made on the basis of total marks scored in MAT and SAT-based on merit.
NTSE 2019 Exam Format of Stage I and Stage II is given below:
|TEST||No. Of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Allotted|
|SAT - Language Test||50||50||45|
|SAT - Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences||100||100||90|
Indian Students Pursuing Abroad in class X can straight appear for Stage - II of NTSE 2019 if they qualify for the condition mentioned in the NTSE brochure available at NTSE Official Website.
NTSE Syllabus enables aspirants to cautiously plan and prepare for the exam. NTSE syllabus 2019 would be based on the syllabus of class X prescribed by NCERT. Aspirants should focus on all the units while preparing for NTS Examination.
The subject-wise syllabus as prescribed by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is given below.
Mathematics - There are 22 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2019 Mathematics Syllabus
|Algebraic Expressions||Arithmetic||Arithmetic Improvmentsions|
|Basic Geometry||Circles||Coordinate Geometry|
|Direct & Inverse Variations||Exponent||Linear Equation|
|Mensuration||Number System||Percentage& Its Application|
|Playing with Number||Probability||Quadratic Equations|
|Rational Numbers||Simple & Compound Interest||Square & Cube Roots|
|Statistics||Surface Areas and Volume||Triangles|
Science - There are 29 chapters to be covered.
|Acid Bases and Salts||Air||Carbon and its Compound|
|Cellular Level of Organization||Diversity in Living organisms||Fibers and Plastics|
|Food Production &Management||Heredity and Evolution||Human Body|
|Life Processes||Light||Magnetic & Electricity at Work|
|Measurement||Metals & Non-Metals||Micro-Organisms|
|Motion and Force||Our Environment||Periodic Classification of Elements|
|Reproduction||Soil||Some Common Diseases|
|Sound||Sound of Energy||Structure of Atom|
|The Universe||Water||Work and Energy|
Social Science - There are 43 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2019 Social Science Syllabus:
|British raj||Culture, Science and Literature||Democracy, and Elections|
|Diversity and Livelihood||Early Medieval Duration||Early States|
|Eighteen Century Political Formation||French Revolution||India and its Neighbours|
|Indian Constitution||Indian Economics||Indian Freedom Struggle|
|Indus Valley Civilization||Industrial Revolution||Industries|
|Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks||Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History||Jainism, Buddhism and Conquerors from Distant Lands|
|Local and State Government||Medieval Architecture and Culture||Motion of the Earth|
|Nationalism in Different Countries||Natural Vegetation||New Empires and Kingdoms|
|Our Country- India||Famous Movements and Social Reforms||Population|
|Resources and Development||Solar System||The Delhi Sultanate|
|The Judiciary||The Maurayas||The Mughal Empire|
|UN and International Agencies||Union Government||Vedic Duration|
|Water Resources||World History||--|
English Language - There are 8 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2019 English Language Syllabus:
|One Word Substitution||Paragraph Completion|
|Reading Comprehension||Rearrangement of Jumbled Words|
General Knowledge - There are 6 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2019 General Knowledge Syllabus:
|Abbrethroughtions||Awards and Recognitions|
|Books and Authors||India|
Mental Ability - There are 20 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2019 Mental Ability Syllabus:
|Alphabets and Number test||Analogy (Non-Verbal)|
|Calendar, Time and Clock||Classification|
|Coding-Decoding||Cube and Dice|
|Direction Sense||Embedded Figure|
|Figure Partition and Dot Situation||Mathematical Operations|
|Missing Character||Paper Folding and Cutting|
|Ranking and Arrangements||Series (Verbal)|
|Water and Mirror Images||Word Problems|
|Mental Ability for NTSE||Disha Experts||978-9383379170|
|Study Package for NTSE Class X||McGraw Hill Education||978-9385965289|
The level of questions asked in NTSE is set as per the standard of the 10th or equivalent exam. Every year the questions are asked in nearly similar format and level of difficulty. Aspirants get various sets with various questions. The overall analysis of NTSE exam is explained in a better way below.
|Subject||No. of Questions||Time (minutes)||Difficulty Level|
|SAT (English or Hindi)||50||45||Moderate-Difficult|
|SAT (Maths, Science and Social Science)||100||90||Moderate-Difficult|
Aspirants are advised to follow these important instructions alongside do’s and don’ts at NTSE Exam Day: