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  • Last Modified 21-01-2023

NTSE Question Papers


NTSE Question Papers: Several states are planning to conduct the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) in 2022. The state exam conducting authorities will release the NTSE question papers online on their respective official websites. Moreover, solved NTSE question papers will also be released by leading coaching institutes as soon as the examination is over.

Students can use the NTSE previous year question paper to understand the marking scheme and question paper pattern of the exam. Apart from this, referring to the NTSE 2022 question paper will also help candidates in understanding the types of questions asked in the NTSE 2022 exam. Solving previous year’s question papers is an excellent way for students to assess their own knowledge level and time management skills.

NTSE Previous Year Papers For Stage 1

The state-wise National Talent Search Examination previous year’s question papers for Stage 1 are tabulated below. Students can download the NTSE exam question papers to their devices for free without any signup from the official website. We will provide all the links once they are availabe.

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NTSE Question Paper: NTSE Exam Pattern and Syllabus

It is important for students to be aware of the exam pattern and syllabus before solving the National Talent Search Examination question papers. The NTSE exam pattern and syllabus are given below:

NTSE Exam Pattern 2022-2023 

NTSE has two phases. Stage 1 is a state-level exam. Students who are shortlisted from the first stage of NTSE get to appear for NTSE Stage 2 which is a national-level exam. Both Stage 1 and Stage 2 have two papers. The NTSE exam paper pattern for both Stage 1 and Stage 2 is the same and is as follows:

Paper Test Total Questions Total Marks Time Duration
Paper 1 MAT( Mental Ability Test)       100        100        120
Paper 2 SAT( Scholastic Aptitude Test)       100        100        120

NTSE Stage 1 and 2 Marking Scheme 

Students can refer to the NTSE class 10 marking scheme listed below. 

  • 1 mark is given for each correct answer
  • There will be no marks deducted for any wrong answer
  • No marks are provided for an unattempted question

Advantages of Solving NTSE Previous Year Papers

Students appearing for the NTSE exam should solve the previous year question papers. They can identify their strong and weak areas while solving the NTSE question papers and then practice on them. Students must also practice and answer the question paper within the time limit while maintaining accuracy. The previous year’s question papers for NTSE are provided above. Candidates can also use NTSE sample papers to familiarise themselves with the types of questions that will be asked on the exam and prepare well for the same.

The NTSE question papers provide an idea of the kinds of questions that will be asked in the exam. Candidates will be able to determine which area to focus on while studying for the exam.

NTSE exam question papers are also designed to help applicants improve their speed, efficiency, and time management abilities, all of which are crucial when taking the exam.

To determine your chances of selection, use the NTSE answer key to compute your likely score and compare it to the NTSE cut-off values.

NTSE Syllabus

NTSE is based on the syllabus of CBSE Class 9 and 10, for the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Economics

NTSE Cut-off

The results for NTSE Stage 1 will be declared online for each state. The NTSE Stage 1 result is available online in the form of a merit list for students to check. Students can also check their MAT and SAT scores in addition to their NTSE results.

So, now you have the National Talent Search Examination or NTSE previous year’s question papers and you know the benefits of solving them. Download and make the best use of them once you have finished the entire NTSE syllabus. Solve them diligently like you would take the actual exam. Make sure you analyse your performance after solving every National Talent Search Examination previous year’s Stage 1 and Stage 2 question paper and find out your weak areas – gaps in academic knowledge and test-taking skills. Work on them and your score will improve.

FAQs on NTSE Question Paper

Q.1: Which state has the toughest NTSE paper?
Last year, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh had the hardest level of the NTSE Stage 1 question paper.

Q.2: What is the difference between the NTSE Stage 1 and 2 question paper?
Only the difficulty level varies from Stage 1 and Stage 2 question papers. Other things such as exam patterns and syllabus are the same. 

Q.3: What is the difference between MAT and SAT?
Mental Ability Test (MAT) is conducted at State-Level and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is conducted at National-level for all over India.

Q.4: What type of questions are asked in the NTSE exam?
Only multiple-choice questions are asked in the NTSE.

Q.5: How many students can appear for the NTSE Stage 2 Exam?
Nearly 8500 students cleared the Stage 1 exam and become eligible to appear for the Stage 2 exam.

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