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NTSE Stage 1 Solutions - 2016 with answer keys for 2016

NTSE exams have two stages. The first stage is at the state level which is held in all the states and Union Territories of India. All the students must be through the first stage, in order to go for stage 2. After qualifying in stage 1 they go for stage 2. Practicing past year sample papers continuously will help you improve your speed and efficiency.

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NTSE 2016 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for students appearing for the NTSE exams- Only Class X Students are eligible to apply for NTSE Test. Any student, who is studying in a government or private institution is eligible to apply for the exam. The Selected candidates are rewarded with the scholarship amount only if he/she pursue their studies in India only.


NTSE 2016 - Reservation for the scholarship

Mentioned Below are the reservation criteria for the backward classes,

  • 15% reservation for students belonging to the SC category,
  • 7.5% reservation for students belonging to the ST category
  • 3% reservation for Physically Challenged Group of Students.


Marks required to qualify:

Every Candidate has to score the below-mentioned percentage in each paper to get qualified:-

General category 40%
SC, ST, PH candidates 35%


Application Form details:

Candidates need to contact the State/UT officer for the application forms. Once you have completed the form, it has to be signed by the school principal after which you can submit it to the state/UT officer. Below is the application form state-wise for NTSE Class X. The format for the Application form for NTSE as per NCERT is given on the official website.


Exam Pattern for NTSE:

The NTSE exam has two main tests called the; Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is given below. It is an objective type test based on a paper-pencil format. You have to select and mark one right answer from the four given options. Each right answer carries one point, however, at the second stage 1/3 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.


NTSE Stage 1 2016 Detailed Pattern

No. Test No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
1 MAT 50 Questions 50 Marks 45 minutes
2 SAT – Language Test 50 Questions 50 Marks 45 minutes
3 SAT – Maths, Science, Social Sciences 100 Questions 100 Marks 90 minutes


NTSE Stage 1 2016 - Important Dates

• NTSE 2016 Stage I November 7 and November 8, 2015


NTSE 2016 - Scholarships amount:

About a thousand scholarships are awarded for different stages as follows:

  • Scholarship of Rs.1250/- per month for Class-XI to XII.
  • Scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post-graduates.
  • The amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. be fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.


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