Ans. NTSE 2020-21 will be conducted at two stages – the state level and the national level. The state-level exam or stage 1 is conducted under the supervision of the concerned state or UT. Total Duration for stage 1 is 4 hours, MCQ with 4 options. On the other hand, NCERT conducts the national level exam or stage 2. The mode of examination will be offline and through OMR sheets, and there will be two papers, namely – MAT and SAT, each carrying 100 questions. The medium of examination will be in English, Bengali, Odia, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Assamese, Malayalam, Kannada, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu and Punjabi. Notably, the question format will be multiple-choice based questions, and the total duration of the exam will be 120 minutes. There is also no negative marking in NTSE exam.