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NTSE Exam




NTSE : 

The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE ) is a national level scholarship program in India to Identify and Nurture talented students. National Talent Search Examination honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship for a entire academic career. NTSE is open to student of Indian National only. Students studying in class VIII standard are eligible to appear for the selection process.

There is a two-stage selection process for award of scholarship. For Stage I, selection will be done by States/UTs through the written examination. Each State/Union Territory has been alloted a quota to recommend a specific number of candidates for the Stage II examination. The details of which are available on
NCERT website we Students who qualify Stage I will be eligible to appear for Stage II examination conducted by NCERT.

Scholarships :

On the basis of the examination conducted, 1000 scholarships will be awarded for each group of students appearing for Class VIII examinations. The amount of scholarship will be Rs.500/- per month as per NTS rules except for Ph.D., wherein it is paid according to UGC norms. For the courses in Basic Sciences, Social Sciences and Commerce, this assistance is provided up to Ph.D. level. For professional courses like Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law this assistance is given only up to Post Graduation.

Reservation:

15% scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% scholarships for students belonging to the ST category and 3% for Physically Challenged Group of Students each in respect of the class VIII.

Application Form for NTSE : You may contact the State/UT Liaison officer for procuring application form. However, application form can be downloaded from NCERT website also. All correspondence relating to application forms should be addressed to the State Liaison Officers (LOs) whose addresses are given at the end/Website.The completed application form duly signed by Principal of the school should be submitted to the LO/ concerned district official of the State before the last date.

Fees :

States and Union Territories may notify the fee required (refer NCERT website) which will be paid for the Stage-I examination. However, NCERT does not charge any fee for the Stage-II examination.

Announcement of Results of NTSE :

Results of the Stage-I examination will be announced by the respective State Governments/ Union Territories. Results of Stage-II examination will be announced by NCERT.

About Exam
The NTSE exam consists of two tests namely the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).Each test consists of 90 multiple choice type questions.
Each question has four alternatives marked 1, 2, 3 and 4. The candidate has to select one correct answer from the given alternatives and mark its number in the answer sheet. Each correct answer carries one mark. Thus the total score of a candidate in a test is equal to the number of questions answered correctly by him/her. To make the candidates acquainted with the questions in the above tests, some sample questions in each of the two tests are given below. These questions will give the candidate, a feel of the nature and level of the questions expected in the test. The answer for each question is provided at the end. The rationale has also been given for some questions, which will help you to understand the logic of the correct answer.

Mental Ability Test(MAT)

Each question has four alternatives marked 1, 2, 3 and 4. The candidate has to select one correct answer from the given alternatives and mark its number in the answer sheet. Each correct answer carries one mark. Thus the total score of a candidate in a test is equal to the number of questions answered correctly by him/her. To make the candidates acquainted with the questions in the above tests, some sample questions in each of the two tests are given below. These questions will give the candidate, a feel of the nature and level of the questions expected in the test. The answer for each question is provided at the end. The rationale has also been given for some questions, which will help you to understand the logic of the correct answer.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Below are given sample questions on SAT in different subjects. These questions are basically multiple-choice questions where one alternative is correct. However, some questions are of different types like matching type, arrange the sequence, true and false statements and questions based on passages apart from simple multiple choice questions. After the questions, the key has been provided for each question. The rationale of some questions has also been given which will help you to solve these questions. The rest of the questions, you solve yourself by exercising your thinking, reasoning ability and logic.

Test
Duration
Number of items
Maximum Marks
Qualifying Marks(General)
Qualifying Marks(SC/ST)
Mental Ability Test (MAT)
90 minutes
100 (90 MCQ, i.e. with 4 options and 10 free response questions)
100
40
32
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
90 minutes
100 (90 MCQs , i.e. with 4 options-35 MCQs on Science, 20 MCQs on Mathematics, 35 MCQs on Social Science, 10 free response questions on Mixed subjects)
100
40
32

Syllabus for NTSE

Civics
• Democracy • State Government
• Diversity and Livelihood • The Judiciary
• Economic Presence of the Government • UN and International Agencies
• India and its Neighbours • Union Government
• Indian Constitution
General Knowledge
• Abbreviations • India
• Awards and Recognitions • Sports
• Books and Authors • World
Geography
• Agriculture • Motion of the Earth
• Natural Vegetation • Industries
• Our Country - India • Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks
•Atmosphere • Our Environment
• Major Domains and Landforms • Resources and Development
• Maps and Globe • Solar System
History
• Culture, Science and Literature • National Movement
• Early States • Popular Movements and Social Reforms
• Eighteenth Century Political Formation • Revolt of 1857
• Establishment of Company Power • The Delhi Sultanate
• Indus Valley Civilization • The Mauryas
• Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History • The Mughal Empire
• Jainism, Budhism and Conquerors from Distant Lands • Vedic Period
• Medieval Architecture and Culture • New Empires and Kingdoms
• Early Medieval Period
Mathematics (NTSE)
• Algebraic Expressions • Number System
• Arithmetic • Percentage & its Application
• Data Handling • Playing with numbers
• Direct & inverse variation • Rational numbers
• Exponent • Simple interest & Compound interest
• Introduction of graph • Square Root & Cube Root
• Linear Equation • Statistics
• Mensuration • Trigonometry
• Understanding Geometrical Shapes
Mental Ability
• Alphabet Test • Figure Partition and Dot Situation
• Analogy (Non Verbal) • Mathematical Operations
• Analogy (Verbal) • Missing Character
• Blood Relations • Number and Ranking
• Calendar, Time and Clock • Paper Folding and Cutting
• Classification • Series (Non - Verbal)
• Coding-Decoding • Series (Verbal)
• Cube and Dice • Venn Diagrams
• Direction Sense • Water and Mirror Images
• Embedded Figure • Word Problems
Science
• Acid Bases and Salt •Metals & Non Metals
• Air • Micro-organisms
• Carbon- A Special Element • Motion and Force
• Cellular Level of Organisation • Physical and Chemical Changes
• Classification of Materials • Plant and Animal Nutrition
• Magnetism & Electricity at Work • Measurement
• Fibres and Plastics • Soil
• Food Production & Management • Some Common Diseases
• Habitat • Sound
• Human Body • Source of Energy
• Life & Environment • Structure of Atom
• Light • The Universe
• Water • Work and energy

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