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The written examination for Class VIII will be in two stages:

  • Stage I examination at the State/UT level will comprise of two parts, namely 
  1. Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  2. Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering social sciences, sciences and mathematics.

Part/Section 

Areas Tested 

No.of Questions 

Total
Marks
 

Total time alloted
for the section
 

MAT 
(Mental Ability test)

Reasoning

100
(numbered 1 to 100)

100

90 minutes

SAT 
(Scholastic Ability test)

Mathematics
(20 questions) 

Science 
(35 questions from Physics,Chemistry and Biology) 

Social Sciences 
(35 Questions from Social Sciences)

The last 10 questions are mixed from different subjects.

100
(numbered 101 to 200)

100

90 minutes

Each state will nominate students (as per the state quota) to appear for stage II at National level 

  • Stage II examination at the National level will comprise of 
  1. Mental Ability Test (MAT),
  2. Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering social sciences, sciences and mathematics

Part/Section 

Areas Tested 

No.of Questions 

Total
Marks

Time alloted
for the section

Qualifying Marks

MAT 
(Mental Ability test)

Reasoning

100
(numbered 1 to 100)

100

90 minutes

40% for General category and 32% for SC/ST/PC

SAT 
(Scholastic Ability test)

Mathematics
(20 questions) 

Science 
(35 questions from Physics,Chemistry and Biology) 

Social Sciences 
(35 Questions from from Social Sciences)

The last 10 questions are mixed from different subjects.

100
(numbered 101 to 200)

100

90 minutes

40% for General category and 32% for SC/ST/PC

  1. There is no negative marking
  2. Each right answer is awarded one mark
  3. Once the students finish the MAT, the SAT is administered after a short break of about 5 minutes. 

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