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Exam Patterns

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IX-CBSE  :  The latest pattern announced by CBSE is a reversal of the CCE pattern followed till now. In current exam pattern, the students will be assessed through half yearly & final examinations which will include the whole syllabus.

IX-JSTSE  :  JSTSE (Junior Science Talent Search Examination)is a state level exam where top 150 brains of Delhi of class IX are selected and provided with scholarships for 2 years i.e. class IX, X. The eligibility to appear for this exam is 65% marks in class VIII. There are 200 questions to be attempted in 3½ hours.

Paper-I includes 50 questions on Social Studies, Sciences and Current Affairs. Paper-II includes 150 questions on Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Mental Ability.

The Scholarships provided are Rs. 1000/- for Rank 1 to 100 and Rs. 500/- for Rank 101 to 150. This exam is conducted in January end/beginning of February every year and the last date for completed applications is October end.


X-CBSE : As per the latest announcement, the Board exams will be back w.e.f the academic session 2017-2018.

X-NTSE : NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) is an exam conducted by NCERT, the purpose of which is to identify talented students from all over India and provide them scholarships for further education. The eligibility of this exam is for Class X students who must have scored 65% in class IX.
1000 students are selected from all over India and they are granted scholarships starting from Rs. 500/- per month. This facility is provided upto Ph.D. level and the amount of scholarship also keeps on increasing, depending upon the level of study.

This exam is conducted in two levels : Stage 1 exam is conducted in November every year and Stage 2 exam is conducted in the month of May next year. It is not necessary that those who qualify Stage 1 are eligible for Stage 2 exam.

All the states select the top students from the stage 1 qualified list and only those students are eligible to appear for stage 2 exam. The content of the exam is MCQ type of 3 hrs. duration including :

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT) covering Verbal & Non Verbal reasoning consisting of 50 questions to be attempted in 45 minutes.
  • Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering Social Studies, Science, Mathematics consisting of 100 questions to be attempted in 90 minutes & 50 questions in English to be attempted in 45 minutes.

JEE  :  The earlier exams of IIT-JEE conducted by IIT’s and AIEEE conducted by CBSE have been given a new name and pattern from the year 2013 i.e. JEE Main & JEE Advanced.

JEE Main  :  Those who wish to join colleges under AlEEE will have to qualify JEE Mains and those who wish to join IIT’s, for them JEE Mains will be a screening exam which they need to qualify to sit for JEE Advanced. JEE Mains is a single tier exam of 3 hrs duration consisting of objective type questions with negative marking.

JEE Advanced  :Besides qualifying JEE Main, a student must have scored 75% in the XII Board exams to be eligible to sit for JEE Advanced . It is a two tier exam of 3 hrs. duration each conducted in a single day consisting of objective type, comprehension based, assertion-reasoning type, numerical grid type of questions with negative marking.

NEET  : National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test is a single eligibility cum entrance examination for MBBS courses. The exam is of 3 hrs duration consisting of objective type questions with negative marking including 45 questions each on Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology.