NTSE Stage 1 Paper Pattern is changed!

August 22, 2013


In 2013, NCERT changed the Stage 2 pattern including a Language Test and reducing questions in Mental
Ability Test (MAT). Now Stage 1 will also follow the same pattern.

The new paper pattern will be as follows
The examination consists of tests, namely Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The items in the MAT and SAT are multiple choice questions. Each question has four alternatives. The candidate has to select one correct answer from the given alternatives and mark its number in the answer-sheet as per instructions given on 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.

New Pattern at a Glance

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

Number of Questions: 50
Maximum Marks: 50
Time Allotted: 45 Minutes

Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)

Number of Questions: 40
Maximum Marks: 40
Time Allotted: 45 Minutes

Mathematics, Sciences and Social Sciences
Number of Questions: 100
Maximum Marks: 100
Time Allotted: 90 Minutes\

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