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NTSE 2017 Exam Pattern

NTSE 2017 at National level (Stage II) is going to be held on May 14, 2017. The last date to apply for the National level exam is December 31, 2016. NTSE is an objective-type test is conducted in a paper-pencil based format. The Exam will be conducted in two phases Stage-I and Stage-II.

There is separate exam pattern for both the stages. The Stage-I of the selection process is conducted by concerned State or Union Territory and it follows a test format consisting of Part 1 and Part 2. Students looking to appear in the scholarship exam must check the NTSE 2017 exam pattern to have an overview of the test format. Candidates get to know about all the sections, the number of questions, marking scheme and total duration of the paper.

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NTSE 2017 Stage-I Exam Pattern

Stage-I is conducted at State/UT level by the concerned State/UT authorities. The candidates have to select 1 language from English or Hindi to solve the paper. Each correct answer is awarded 1 mark and there is no negative marking at this stage. The paper is divided into two parts:

Part 1 – Mental Ability test (MAT): This part contains logical and analytical reasoning based questions. This section tests the candidate’s reasoning, ability to think, evaluate, ability to discriminate and visualize. A total of 50 questions is to be answered 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.

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NTSE 2017 Stage-II Exam Pattern

Stage-II is conducted 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. However, 1/3 marks are deducted for every wrong answer marked by the candidate at this Stage. The test is to be completed in 135 minutes.

The NTSE 2017 Pattern of Stage I and Stage II is given below:

TESTNo. Of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
SAT - Language Test505045
SAT - Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences10010090

Indian Students Studying Abroad in class X can directly appear for Stage - II of NTSE 2017 if they qualify for the condition mentioned in the NTSE brochure available at NTSE Official Website.

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NTSE 2017 Syllabus

Candidates need to carefully plan and prepare according to the NTSE Syllabus 2017. NTSE syllabus 2017 would be based on the syllabus of class X prescribed by NCERT. Candidates should focus on all the units while preparing for NTS Examination.

The syllabus as prescribed by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is given below (Subject wise): -

Mathematics - There are 22 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2017 Mathematics Syllabus

Algebraic ExpressionsArithmeticArithmetic Progressions
Basic GeometryCirclesCoordinate Geometry
Direct& Inverse VariationsExponentLinear Equation
MensurationNumber SystemPercentage& Its Application
Playing with NumberProbabilityQuadratic Equations
Rational NumbersSimple & Compound InterestSquare & Cube Roots
StatisticsSurface Areas and VolumeTriangles
Trigonometry-- -- 

Science - There are 29 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2017 Science Syllabus:

Acid Bases and SaltsAirCarbon and its Compound
Cellular Level of OrganizationDiversity in Living organismsFibers and Plastics
Food Production &ManagementHeredity and EvolutionHuman Body
Life ProcessesLightMagnetic & Electricity at Work
MeasurementMetals & Non-MetalsMicro-Organisms
Motion and ForceOur EnvironmentPeriodic Classification of Elements
ReproductionSoilSome Common Diseases
SoundSound of EnergyStructure of Atom
The UniverseWaterWork and Energy

Social Science - There are 43 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2017 Social Science Syllabus:

British rajCulture, Science and LiteratureDemocracy and Elections
Diversity and LivelihoodEarly Medieval PeriodEarly States
Eighteen Century Political FormationFrench RevolutionIndia and its Neighbours
Indian ConstitutionIndian EconomicsIndian Freedom Struggle
Indus Valley CivilizationIndustrial RevolutionIndustries
Internal Structure of the Earth and RocksIntroduction and Sources of Ancient Indian HistoryJainism, Buddhism and Conquerors from Distant Lands
Local and State GovernmentMedieval Architecture and CultureMotion of the Earth
Nationalism in Various CountriesNatural VegetationNew Empires and Kingdoms
Our Country- IndiaPopular Movements and Social ReformsPopulation
Resources and DevelopmentSolar SystemThe Delhi Sultanate
The JudiciaryThe MaurayasThe Mughal Empire
UN and International AgenciesUnion GovernmentVedic Period
Water ResourcesWorld History--

English Language - There are 8 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2017 English Language Syllabus:

AntonymsEnglish Grammar
One Word SubstitutionParagraph Completion
Reading ComprehensionRearrangement of Jumbled Words
Sentence CompletionSynonyms

General Knowledge - There are 6 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2017 General Knowledge Syllabus:

AbbreviationsAwards and Recognitions
Books and AuthorsIndia

Mental Ability - There are 20 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2017 Mental Ability Syllabus:

Alphabets and Number testAnalogy (Non-Verbal)
Analogy(Verbal)Blood relations
Calendar, Time and ClockClassification
Coding-DecodingCube and Dice
Direction SenseEmbedded Figure
Figure Partition and Dot SituationMathematical Operations
Missing CharacterPaper Folding and Cutting
Ranking and ArrangementsSeries (Verbal)
Series(Non Verbal)Venn Diagrams
Water and Mirror ImagesWord Problems

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