NTSE Syllabus for 2020, Exam Pattern for class 10

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Exam Pattern and Syllabus for NTSE 2020

NTSE 2020 – The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) have announced the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2020 which will be conducted for the students of Class X level.

The scholarships under the present scheme awarded to the candidates for pursuing courses in Science and Social Science up to doctoral level and in professional courses like medicine and engineering up to second-degree level subject to the fulfillment of the conditions. As on date 2000 scholarships are awarded in the country.

National Talent Search Examination comprises of two-stage selection process. While the individual State/UT conducts the first stage selection, the second stage selection at the national level is carried out by the NCERT.


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Exam Pattern for NTSE 2020

  • NTSE examination has two parts for both the stage (State Level as well as National Level)
  • Part I –  Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Part II – Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
  • Both the sections consist of multiple choice questions and each question has four alternatives. From these four alternatives you need to select one correct answer. Each correct answer will get you one mark. There will be No Negative Marking.
  • Candidates are required to answer the items on a separate OMR sheet as per instructions given in the test booklet and on the OMR sheet
  • Mental Ability Test (MAT) consists of 100 questions which are for one mark each and lasts for 120 minutes.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) also consists of 100 questions (Science – 40 questions, Mathematics – 20 questions and Social Science – 40 questions) which lasts for 120 minutes. Both the sections are time bound
  • The tests will be available in the following languages: Asamiya, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
  • The candidate has to mention his option regarding the language in which he/she want to take the test in the application form.


NTSE 2020 Syllabus

There is no prescribed syllabus for the NTSE. However, the standard of items shall be conforming to the level of Classes IX and X. A separate booklet called ‘Learn about the Test’ containing sample items for both the Tests- MAT and SAT is available in print as well as on the NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in.