SOME IMPORTANT TIPS FOR NTSE EXAMINATION☆ Written Examination : The written examination shall consist of Part I MAT and Part II SAT. Both the tests will be administered separately with a short interval in between.. ☆ Mental Ability Test (MAT) : There shall be 90 multiple-choice type items, with four alternatives. Each item will carry one mark. Candidates are required to answer the items on a separate answer sheet as per instructions given both in the test booklet and on the answer sheet. ☆ Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) : The Scholastic Aptitude Test will consist of 90 multiplechoice items of one mark each. Each item shall have four alternatives, out of which only one will be the correct answer. There shall be 35 items from Science, 35 from Social Sciences and 20 from Mathematics. Candidates are required to answer the items on a separate answer sheet to be provided at the examination centre as per instructions. ☆ Marking : Each item in both the tests shall carry one mark each. A candidate shall get one mark for correct response. There will be no negative marking in either of the tests. Nevertheless, candidates are advised not to resort to blind guessing, which may not be of any help to them. ☆ Processing of Result : The scoring of the answer-sheets for both the MAT and the SAT shall be done through the computer. All possible precautions are taken and necessary checks applied while processing the result to ensure zero error results. ☆ Interview : A stipulated number of candidates, on the basis of the merit, shall be called for interview. Normally the interview shall be held during the months of July and August. Only those candidates who shall be found eligible for interview shall be informed through registered letters about a fortnight in advance at the address given in the Admission Card, by the candidate at the time of national level written examination. NCERT shall not be held responsible for non-receipt of the letter due to postal delay or otherwise. ☆ Declaration of Result : The final award shall be declared on the basis of combined scores of MAT and SAT and the interview. Only the selected candidates shall be informed by registered letters. Marks obtained by the candidates in written examination or interview shall not be disclosed.