NTSE Previous Year Question Papers- All States

NTSE Previous Years Solved Question Papers – State/UT Wise

NTSE Previous question papers SAT and MAT

NTSE – National Talent Search Examination was started in 1963 by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). It was conducted to find brilliant students who want to pursue higher education in Social Studies and Science streams.

NTSE Examination pattern:

This examination is conducted at two levels:

  • 1st Level: State-level talent search examination
  • 2nd Level: National Level Talent Search Examination.

The State Level Talent Search Exam is conducted by 29 States/07 UTs for all students studying in Class 10th. The students clearing the 1st Level are eligible to appear for stage II examination conducted by NCERT.

This is an offline examination which has 2 exam papers i.e. Mental Aptitude Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Each Question Paper is of a duration of 120 minutes. The medium of the examination is English and Hindi. There are 100 Questions in each level of the examination. There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate must be an Indian national.
  • The candidate must be studying in class 10 in a recognized private or government school in India.
  • Unemployed candidates below the age of 18, studying in class 10 from open or distance learning are also fit to apply.
  • States/UTs may lay down some more conditions such as minimum qualifying marks in previous class, age limit etc. which needs to be taken care before applying for the stage 1 examination.
  • Indian Students studying Abroad can directly apply for Stage 2 of NTSE exam.

The Qualifying percentage is 40 in General and 32 for SC/ST.

The aim of NTSE scheme is to award capable students pursuing education in Science and Social Studies stream with scholarships to assist them in their education.

NTSE Previous Year Question Papers

As you have read about NTSE – Examination Pattern, Eligibility critera etc. it is now time to refer previous years Question Papers to enhance your knowledge and understand the type of questions asked in the examination.  Continuous practice of these Question papers would also improve your speed and efficiency.

Previous Year NTSE Question Papers

Click on the below links to download the previous years NTSE Question Papers. We have shared the Question Papers State/UT wise for easy reference:

Click on the below links to download the previous 5 year NTSE Question Papers of all states. We have shared the Question Papers State/UT wise for easy reference:


Sl. No NTSE Previous Papers
1 Andhra Pradesh
2 Assam
3 Bihar
4 Chandigarh
5 Chhattisgarh
6 Delhi
7 Goa
8 Gujarat
9 Haryana
10 Jharkhand
11 Karnataka
12 Kerala
13 Maharashtra
14 Madhya Pradesh
15 Odisha
16 Punjab 
17 Rajasthan
18 Tamil Nadu
19 Telangana
20 Uttar Pradesh
21 Uttarakand
22 West Bengal

For more details about NTSE Examination visit NCERT NTSE Website

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