How to Prepare for NTSE 2020-21

by NTSE Guru Online NTSE Preparation Platform

What is NTSE?

Most of the students are not aware about this exam even when they reach up to 10th class. Well, whether you know about the NTSE or not, this article is for you. Before we start on how to prepare for NTSE, get here a brief overview about the exam.

NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) is a national level scholarship exam in India to discover and nurture brilliant students.  NTSE is the most prestigious exam conducted for class 10th students. The aim of this exam is to provide talented students a monthly scholarship for the entire academic career.

This exam is conducted in two stages. NTSE Stage I is conducted by States and NTSE Stage II is conducted at central level.

After knowing about the NTSE exam, definitely students, who don't know about the NTSE exam, will get ready to start NTSE preparation.

Now, let's see some effective tips that will provide you succeed in NTSE exam.

1. Understand NTSE Syllabus: Before starting the preparation, it would be better to understand topics and types of questions asked in the NTSE exam. Explore NTSE syllabus in detail, so that you can plan smart strategy and start your preparation in the right direction.

2. Explore NTSE Exam Pattern: Knowledge of NTSE exam pattern help you to design perfect study plan.

NTSE exam pattern for each stage is divided into two sections:-

  • MAT (Mental Ability Test) and
  • SAT (Scholastic Ability Test).

MAT (Mental Ability Tests)

100 Questions

120 Minutes

SAT (Scholastic Ability Tests)

100 Questions

120 Minutes


3. Time Management: After getting knowledge about NTSE syllabus and exam pattern, prepare smart study plan. While dividing a time frame during planning, keep your weak and strong areas in mind. But only designing a plan is not enough you should strictly follow it to perform well in the exam.

4.  Follow NCERT Books:

NCERT books give you a firm grounding of concepts. But only NCERT text book will not be sufficient for preparation of stage – I, students need to refer State Board books also for regional knowledge.

5. Revise Regularly: Revision is the most important part of NTSE preparation. During revision it is not required to go through line by line revision via NCERT text books. You should focus on solving multiple mock tests, previous year question papers.

Even you can join NTSE crash course provided by This crash course will help you to revise your complete NTSE syllabus and solve your queries/doubts during the revision. The crash course includes various mock tests, previous year papers, video lectures, concept lectures, and more. 

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