NTSE is a national-level scholarship test that is conducted for the students of Class 10th. NTSE Paper consists of two sections, the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). NTSE Examination is conducted by NCERT in two stages, Stage 1 exam is conducted at the state level by state authorities and Stage 2 exam is conducted at the National level by other states and Union Territories. Read NTSC Exam Pattern
NTSE Exam is conducted in the offline mode which consists of Objective type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Every correct answer in the NTSE paper will fetch you 1 mark while there is no provision of negative marking in the paper. Students from General Category are required to score 40% to qualify for the test while the students belonging to reserved categories need to secure only 32% marks.
Some of the preparation tips of NTSE MAT and NTSE SAT are given below along with a list of recommended books is also given below to help you prepare for the exam.
Mental Ability Section of NTSE paper carries 100 questions based on Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning each carrying 1 mark. The total time duration of the paper is 120 minutes, leaving 1.2 minutes to attempt one question.
The science section of the NTSE Examination consists of 40 questions of 1 mark each. The syllabus for the NTSE Science section consists of questions from the topics of Science Class 10th and Class 9th. Most of the questions are based on NCERT Science Books. Some of the preparation tips for Science are:
NTSE paper has a section on Mathematics comprising 20 questions where each question carries 1 mark.
This section of the NTSE paper contains 40 questions. Each correct answer will fetch you 1 mark.
Every exam requires a certain strategy and full focus and dedication throughout the preparation. Candidates appearing for a particular examination are required to build a proper and well-structured preparation strategy that possesses proper analytical, time management, and exam-taking skills to ace it. Some of the important points and tips to prepare for the NTSE examination are given below:
Before beginning the preparation, it is very important to gather all the information related to the syllabus of the scholarship test. Students must completely analyze the syllabus of NTSE examination before beginning with the preparation process. Candidates are advised to visit the official website of the NTSE paper and download the complete syllabus of the paper. Students can find detailed information regarding the distribution of the topic of the mark wise and section-wise there. Aspirants must keep a copy of the syllabus handy throughout the preparation to make sure that nothing is left out and no topic is left unprepared and they do not skip any vital topic before the examination.
Students must download and solve previous years’ question papers to understand the types of questions asked in the examination. Solving previous years’ papers will help the students in analyzing the difficulty level of the paper and the paper pattern too. Also, solving the past years’ papers will keep a student in a better position to attempt the NTSE test. Candidates are advised to appear for the past years’ papers as the real test to give him/ her a proper feel of the actual day of examination.
Aspirants are advised to attempt the mock tests regularly. Solving the mock tests helps the students in giving a reality check of NTSE preparation and helps them know exactly where they stand. Candidates should make it a daily routine to solve at least one mock test everyday. These mock tests are designed a bit tougher than the actual test. Solving these mock tests puts them in a better position to attempt the real exam. Apart from this, it also helps the candidates in understanding the difficulty level of the paper and time management.
Making a strategy and a routine and following it strictly, can help you clear the examination easily and efficiently. To excel in the examination, students are required to have a regular and rigorous practice of problems. Candidates are advised to devise a proper strategy and preparation plan according to the topics and the distribution of marks of the paper. This will help them in managing their time efficiently and come out of the paper with flying colors.
Selecting good books is most important. Students should make the choice of the study
|Books for NTSE||Publisher|
|Study Package for NTSE Class X||McGraw-Hill Publications|
|Target NTSE Class 10 Stage 1 & 2 Solved Papers (2016 – 20)||Disha Experts|
|A Comprehensive Manual for NTSE for Class X (English)||Access Publishing|
|Study Guide NTSE (MAT + SAT) for Class 10th 2020-2021||Arihant Experts|
|Pearson Guide to NTSE Class 10 (English) 1st Edition||Pearson India|
|Practice Test Papers for NTSE Class X 1st Edition||McGraw-Hill Publications|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.