NTSE 2020 National Talent Search Exam
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NTSE Mock Test would be held on October 22

By: R Chandrakala on October 18, 2017

NTSE Mock Test would be held on October 22 by BASE Educational Services as a part of their Corporate Social responsibility strategy at the center on HD Kote Road from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm. 

Students can make use of this opportunity to check their level of preparation by taking part in the mock examination. NTSE is a national level scholarship examination that is conducted at two levels. Stage 1 examination would be conducted at a State level and Stage 2 examination would be conducted at the National level. This would be done to identify students with a good intellect and good academic skills.


About 500,000 students are estimated to be appearing for NTSE out of which 1000 scholarships would be awarded to students who appear for the exam. The examination is open to all students of the Indian nationality.

The NTSE Application Forms were given to Block Education Officers all over the state from August 28 onwards. The applications would not be uploaded online and the deadline was set on September 21. A lot of private schools received lesser application forms and a lot of students from such schools were denied the opportunity to apply for the NTSE Examination.

While Block Education Officers were making attempts across to distribute and channelize forms from schools having more number of forms to the schools with the lesser number of forms. 

The National Talent Search Examination has a Multiple Choice Question-based format and contains 3 sections:

  1. Mental ability
  2. Language Test
  3. Scholastic Aptitude Test

The Mental Ability and Scholastic Aptitude Test contain questions based on the syllabus from Grade 10 from the following subjects - Science, Maths and Social Science. Questions from Science and Social Science would carry 40 marks and Mathematics would be carrying 20 marks alone. Every question would carry 1 mark and all the questions would be required to be compulsorily attempted by the candidates. The Language Test would be testing the vocabulary skills and grammatical knowledge of the candidate. 45 minutes would be given to attempt the Mental Ability section and Language Section while a total of 90 minutes for Scholastic Aptitude Test giving a total time of 3 hours to finish the NTSE Examination.

The candidates would be required to score a minimum of 20 marks in the Mental Ability and the Language Section while for the Scholastic Aptitude Test would require a minimum score of 40. The minimum pass percentage is set at 32% in order to qualify the NTSE Examination. Candidates passing the Level 1 examination would be eligible to the write the Level 2 examination and then subsequently get the scholarship based on the list of merit.

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