NTSE Exam Pattern 2021: Objective Type Test, No. of Questions, Marking Scheme

NTSE Exam Pattern 2021: Are you preparing for NTSE 2021? Well, if so then you need to be aware of its exam pattern as it’ll help you in securing considerable marks in the exam.

The analysis shows that students have limited time to prepare for the exam. I strongly advise aspirants to follow the prescribed exam pattern & syllabus of NTSE to achieve a better level of preparation.

NTSE Exam Pattern 2021

NTSE is an objective type test which will be conducted in paper-pencil mode. Please explore this post to get complete information related to the exam pattern of NTSE exam 2021.

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Here are the important highlights of State I & II exam pattern:

The Stage I & II examination will consist of three papers:

Paper Test No. of Questions No. of Marks Exam Duration (in minutes)
Paper I Mental Ability Test (MAT) 50 50 45
Paper II Language Test (LT)


50 50 45
Paper III Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 100 100 90

If it is found any sort of changes in the Stage II exam pattern then the same will be intimated to you through the official website of NCERT i.e. www.ncert.nic.in.

Stage II: There will be negative marking rule applicable in each paper. Deduction of 1/3 marks will be made for every incorrect attempt, whereas, no marks get deducted for the unattempted questions.

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