NCERT is going to conduct the NTSE 2021 Stage 2 exam this Sunday dated October 24, 2021. The council has already released the NTSE 2021 Stage 2 admit card on the official portal on October 08, 2021. The NTSE 2021 Stage 2 exam is going to be held in two shifts i.e. paper 1 from 9.30 am to 11.30 am and paper 2 from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm.
As per the NTSE Stage 2 exam pattern, there shall be two papers, paper 1 Mental Aptitude Test and paper 2 Scholastic Aptitude Test. Paper 1 or MAT will have 100 questions accounting for 100 marks whereas paper 2, SAT will also have 100 questions, out of which 40 questions will be asked from science, 20 questions from Mathematics, and 40 questions from social science. The candidates will be given 2 hours to complete the NTSE Stage 2 exam and an extra compensatory time of 30 minutes will be assigned to PWD candidates. All those aspiring to crack the NTSE Stage II exam have to score minimum qualifying marks that are equivalent to 40% for UR, OBC, and EWS category and 32% of total marks relevant for SC, ST, and PwD candidates.
With only one week left for the NTSE Stage 2 exam, candidates who have cleared Stage 1 of NTSE must follow an effective strategy such that they are able to crack the exam with high marks. We have mentioned some last-minute preparation tips that are going to help the candidates with their NTSE Stage 2 exam:
#1 The candidates must prepare a formula sheet for the Mathematics subject that is going to help them in revising the topics on the exam day. In this way, they can revise the most crucial formulas important for the subject and not miss anything before the exam.
#2 Around 40 questions in the stage 2 exam of NTSE will be asked from the Science and Social section, hence we advise that they through all those chapters that were tough to learn during the NTSE Stage 2 preparations ensuring that all the tough topics are been attended right before the examination
#3 Attempting a mock test and going through the performance analysis section is one of the best things candidates can do. This will help them in recognizing the weaker points and working on them before the NTSE Stage II exam
#4 The candidates must make a habit of skipping difficult questions and attempting easy questions in the beginning. This not only helps in gaining more marks in less time but also fills the candidates with self-confidence
#5 The last and the most important tip is to be calm and patient before the exam, taking unnecessary tension right before the NTSE Stage 2 exam will only affect the performance in a negative way