State-level National Talent Search Exam 2019-20 Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility, Admit Card, Result

State-level National Talent Search Exam 2019-20: State-level National Talent Search Exam is conducted every tear only for class 10 students. Under the procedure, the selection of candidates is done in the the the two-tier process. In the first tier, the NTSE Exam is conducted by states as well as union territories for screening. This exam is known as a State-level National Talent Search Exam. Each union territory, as well as state, has to select and recommend a stipulated number of students for the national level exam which is conducted for 3000 students by NCERT.

NTSE exam stage 1 follows the national pattern that includes SAT and MAT. The MAT exam which is also known as a mental ability test consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. Scholastic aptitude test or SAT also consists of 100 questions that contain multiple-choice questions from physics, biology, chemistry, history, maths, political science, geography, and economics.

State Level National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) 2019 – 2020

State-level National Talent Search Exam Eligibility Criteria

All students that are studying in class 10 in recognized schools including Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kendriya Vidyalaya, and Sainik school, etc are eligible to apply for this exam. The states may impose their respective eligibility conditions for appearing in the screening exam like certain qualifying percentage marks in the last annual exam or something. Students that have registered under open distance learning platform can also appear for this exam. For these students, the maximum age limit is 18 years. Also, the students that are appearing for the exam should be appearing in class 10 for the first time.

  • Age Criteria: Students should be below the age of 18 years (as on 1st July)
  • Attempts: Students should be appearing in class X for the first time.
  • Exam Preparation: NTSE Preparation

How To Apply for This Exam?

Students studying in class 10 in India should look for any sort of advertisement in the newspapers or circulars by the respective government of the state. The filled-in application by students should be submitted to the respective state liaison officer and duly signed by the principal of the school before the final date.

State-level National Exam Pattern

The state-level exam will be divided into 2 sections which are mental ability test and scholastic aptitude test. Below is the exam pattern for the state level exam

Section Exam Pattern and Time Qualifying scores
Mental Ability Test (MAT) 100 questions & 120 Mints General category: 40% of the maximum marks.
SC, ST, and PH: 32% of the maximum marks.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 100 questions & 120 Mins General category: 40% of the maximum marks.
SC, ST, and PH: 32% of the maximum marks.

State-level National Talent Search Exam Results

The state or union territory will prepare a merit list of students that ensures that minimum qualifying marks are scored in both the sections. For general and OBC category students, these marks are 40%. While for SC, ST, and PH students, these marks are 32%. The results of the State-level National Talent Search Exams are usually declared in January or February months by union territories and States themselves. This exam is taken to find the eligible candidates for the stage 2 exam conducted by the NCERT.

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