NTSE 2021 Answer Key: January 24 (MAT, SAT) Question Paper Analysis, Review and Cut-off

The National Talent Search Examination is conducted on 24 January 2021 for West Bengal, Bihar, and Kerala. The NTSE Stage 1 examination consisting of 100 questions (Mental Ability Test) is held successfully at centres in participating states. An analysis of the 24 January held NTSE 2021 is hereunder provided.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 25, 2021 13:37 IST
NTSE 2021 Answer Key: January 24 (MAT, SAT) Question Paper Analysis, Review and Cut-off
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The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on Sunday, January 24 conducts NTSE Stage 1 examination 2021 for the candidates from West Bengal, Bihar, and Kerala. After the examination is over answer key will be displayed at the website of NCERT along with the question paper and instructions. The candidates who appear for the 24 January 2021 (Sunday) held NTSE 2021 Stage 1 Mental Ability Test, have a look at the paper analysis and paper review by the experts here. 

According to the reports, the National Talent Search Examination or NTSE 2021 for Stage 1 (MAT) is conducted as a national level exam conducted by the NCERT. The state-level examination had two parts: Part-I Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Part-II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for nominating the required number of candidates for the second level test to be conducted by the NCERT.

The NTSE Stage 1 exam on 24 January 2021 is held for the candidates of West Bengal, Bihar, and Kerala.NCERT had conducted Stage 1 exam in Punjab on December 20, 2020, in Tamil Nadu on December 27, 2020, and for Odisha, the exam was held on January 3, 2021.

As far as the paper analysis of 24 January 2021 held NTSE Stage 1 exam is concerned, it is observed that in the examination a total of 100 MCQs were asked. Each question was carrying equal marks that are one, for every correct answer marked by a candidate. A total of 120 minutes or two hours the duration of examination was set by the NCERT.

According to the norms, the states and union territories have complete autonomy to design and conduct their NTSE Stage 1 examination following the national pattern which comprised MAT and SAT.

The MAT, which consisted of 100 multiple choice type questions, was to be attempted by all the candidates. The SAT consisted of 200 questions containing 25 multiple choice type questions each on eight subject areas namely Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Civics, and Economics.

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Note- There is no negative marking in the National Talent Search Examination Stage-1, 2021. The candidates are asked to visit the website link (https://ncert.nic.in/national-talent-examination.php?ln=) to get the latest announcement regarding the NTSE exam.

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The candidates could choose any four out of these eight subjects and had to answer a total of 100 questions in the SAT. The award of scholarships was finally determined on the basis of the candidates’ scores obtained in all three components namely the MAT, the SAT, and the Interview.