The National Talent Search Examination will be conducted for students studying at the Class X level. The examination consists of tests, namely Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The items in the MAT and SAT are multiple choice questions. Each question has four alternatives. The candidate has to select one correct answer from the given alternatives and mark its number in the answer-sheet as per instructions given on the answer sheet. Each correct answer carries one mark. Thus, the total score of a candidate in a test is equal to the number of questions answered correctly by him/her.
The number of questions, maximum marks and time allowed are as follows:
|Test||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time|
|1||Mental Ability Test (MAT)||50||50||45 Minutes|
|Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)||50||50||45 Minutes|
|2||a) Language Test
b) Sciences, Mathematics & Social Sciences