NTSE Stage II is the national level exam conducted by NCERT (National Council of Education Research and Training). When a student prepares for NTSE, the students need the answer for a lot of questions related to it. Here, team NTSE Guru answered some frequently asked questions regarding NTSE Stage II in the best possible way :

NTSE stage 2 Faq

Frequently Asked Questions About NTSE Stage II :

What are the selection criteria for the NTSE Stage-II examination?

Only candidates who will be qualifying in both the papers separately will be considered for merit. Selection of the awardees will be made on the basis of total Marks scored in MAT & SAT based on merit.

Do we have to carry our caste certificate to the examination?

You need to carry caste certificate at the time of documents verification, not at the time of examination.

What writing materials do we have to take for NTSE exam?

NTSE Exam Day Guidelines:

  • Candidates should reach the test centre 45 minutes before the test commences.
  • Candidates, who reach more than 15 minutes after the scheduled test time, may not be allowed to take the test.
  • Candidates are required to bring admit card, photo identity, and ball pen to the exam centre.
  • Any type of gadget, watch and calculators are not allowed inside the exam centre.
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When are the results of Stage 1 announced?

In every state/UT, results are usually declared by January/ February.

Will the marks obtained in Stage 1 examination be included in stage 2?

No, the stage 1 marks are for mere qualification to the next stage.

Is there any fee for appearing in the NTSE stage-II?

No such fee is charged for appearing in NTSE Stage-II.

I have cleared stage I examination, Do I have to fill and submit another form for stage II examination?

No, you need not to fill and send any form for NTSE Stage II examination.

How many papers will be there in NTSE Stage-II?

For NTSE stage II, there are 2 papers, Mental Ability Test (MAT) of 100 questions( 120 minutes) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of 100 questions(120 minutes).

Is there any negative marking for Stage II?

No, there is no negative marking for NTSE Stage II.

What is the medium of paper?

The tests will be available in the following languages: Asamiya, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Whom should we contact for second stage Admit card?

Admit Card

The NCERT shall upload the E-Admit Cards for the second level examination on its website www.ncert.nic.in. Candidates can download their E-Admit cards themselves before 21 days of examination.

I have shifted to new location after my stage I exam, how will I get my roll number?

In case of transfer of the parents of the Candidates, the centre of examination may be changed on a written request received to the NCERT within 15 days of the download of the E-Admit Card prior to at least 21 days of Examination.

Is there any interview in the examination schedule?

There is no interview. Selection is based on the performance of the written test in MAT and SAT.

Is there any provision of rechecking or re-evaluation?

Since the NCERT applies rigorous checks and counterchecks before the declaration of result, no request for re-evaluation or rechecking of scripts will be entertained. Candidates will be provided facility to have access to their scanned OMR sheets which will be placed on the NCERT website along with final scoring key so that they can calculate their own score.

When results are declared?


The final award shall be declared on the basis of combined scores of MAT and SAT. Only the selected candidates shall be informed by registered letter and through NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in.

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