NTSE X - 172 questions - National Talent Search Examination: The National Talent Search Examination will be conducted for students
studying at the Class X level. The examination consists of tests, namely
Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The items
in the MAT and SAT are multiple choice questions. Each question has four
alternatives. The candidate has to select one correct answer from the given
alternatives and mark its number in the answer-sheet as per instructions
given on the answer sheet. Each correct answer carries one mark. Thus,
the total score of a candidate in a test is equal to the number of questions
answered correctly by him/her.
Mental Ability Test (MAT)
- 49 questions - Mental Ability Test (MAT)
This test is given to the candidates to judge their power of reasoning, ability
to think, ability to judge, evaluate or discriminate, ability to visualize in the
space, spatial orientation, etc. A variety of questions, for example:
analogies, classification, series, pattern perception, hidden figures, coding decoding,
block assembly, problem solving etc. are used for this purpose.