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NTSE SAT Sample Paper

ntse sat sample papers

This SAT Sample paper consist 20 mathematics questions, 35 science questions and 25 social science questions.


In the figure distance (d) between conductors carrying current I1 and I2 is varied

ntse sat question 1 figure

Which of the following graphs correctly represent the variation between force (F) between the conductors and distance (d)?

(a) sat question 2 option 1 (b)
(c) (d)

R.I. of glass w.r.t. air is 3/2, then the R.I. of air w.r.t. glass is –
(a) 3/4
(b) 2/3
(c) 1/3
(d) 3

The magnetism of magnet is due to
(a) The spin motion of electron
(b) Earth
(c) Pressure of big magnet inside the earth
(d) Cosmic rays

The fuel used in a steam engine is:
(a) water
(b) carbon monoxide
(c) carbon dioxide
(d) None of these

A sphere of radius 3 cms is dropped into a cylindrical vessel of radius 4 cms. If the sphere is submerged completely, then the height (in cm) to which the water rises, is
(a) 2.35
(b) 2.30
(c) 2.25
(d) 2.15

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Where was Napoleon finally defeated?
(a) Water Loo (1815)
(b) Bosnia – Herzigovina (1820)
(c) Paris (1817)
(d) Austria – Hungary (1818)

EI Dorado was
(a) Fabled city of gold
(b) Fabled city of diamond
(c) Fabled city of money
(d) Fabled city of Tourism

Which one is not related with the development of modern cities?
(a) Industrial capitalism
(b) Establishment of colonial rule
(c) Democratic ideals
(d) Dictatorship

The Gulf of Kutch & Cambay are suitable for the development of _________energy.
(a) Tidal
(b) Hydel
(c) Solar
(d) Wind

Factor causing exploitation of consumers
(a) underweight and under measurements
(b) high prices
(c) duplicate articles
(d) low literacy

Use below link to download NTSE SAT Sample paper 1 in PDF Format.


SAT Reasoning Practice Questions:

Ques. Because King Philip’s desire to make Spain the dominant power in sixteenth-century Europe ran counter to Queen Elizabeth’s insistence on autonomy for England, ____ was ____.
(a) reconciliation, assured
(b) warfare, avoidable
(c) ruination, impossible
(d) conflict, inevitable
Ans. (d)

Ques. There is no doubt that Larry is a genuine ——-: he excels at telling stories that fascinate his listeners.
(a) braggart
(b) dilettante
(c) pilferer
(d) prevaricator
Ans. (d)

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Next 2 questions are based on the following passage. “The rock was still wet. The animal was glistening, like it was still swimming,” recalls Hou Xianguang. Hou discovered the unusual fossil while surveying rocks as a paleontology graduate student in 1984, near the Chinese town of Chengjiang. “My teachers always talked about the Burgess Shale animals. It looked like one of them. My hands began to shake.” Hou had indeed found a Naraoia like those from Canada. However, Hou’s animal was 15 million years older than its Canadian relatives. Some questions ask you to recognize the meaning of a word as it is used in the passage. 3. In line 4, “surveying” most nearly means
(a) calculating the value of
(b) examining comprehensively
(c) determining the boundaries of
(d) polling randomly
Ans. (b)

Ques. It can be inferred that Hou Xianguang’s “hands began to shake” because Hou was
(a) afraid that he might lose the fossil
(b) worried about the implications of his finding
(c) concerned that he might not get credit for his work
(d) excited about the magnitude of his discovery
Ans. (d)

SAT Maths Practice Questions:

Ques. If the sales tax on a $30.00 item is $1.80, what is the sales tax rate?
(a) 6%
(b) 8%
(c) 4%
(d) 10%
Ans. (a)

Ques. A special lottery is to be held to select the student who will live in the only deluxe room in a dormitory. There are 100 seniors, 150 juniors, and 200 sophomores who applied. Each senior’s name is placed in the lottery 3 times; each junior’s name, 2 times; and each sophomore’s name, 1 time. If a student’s name is chosen at random from the names in the lottery, what is the probability that a senior’s name will be chosen?
(a) 1/8
(b) 2/9
(c) 2/7
(d) 3/8
Ans. (d)

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Ques. The table above shows the temperatures at noon, in degrees Fahrenheit, in a city in Hawaii over a one week period. If m represents the median of these temperatures, f represents the temperature that occurred most often, and a represents the average (arithmetic mean) of these seven temperatures, which of the following is the correct order of m, f, and a ?


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
66 78 75 69 78 77 70

(a) a < m < f
(b) a < f < m
(c) m < a < f
(d) m < f < a
Ans. (a)

Ques. The projected sales volume of a video game cartridge is given by the function s(p) = 3000/2p + a, where s is the number of cartridges sold, in thousands; p is the price per cartridge, in dollars; and a is a constant. If according to the projections, 100,000 cartridges are sold at $10 per cartridge, how many cartridges will be sold at $20 per cartridge
(a) 20,000
(b) 50,000
(c) 60,000
(d) 150,000
Ans. (c)

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Ques. In the xy-coordinate plane above, line contains the points (0, 0) and (1, 2). If line m (not shown) contains the point (0, 0) and is perpendicular to , what is an equation of m ?

(a) y = – ½ x
(b) y = – ½ x + 1
(c) y = –x
(d) y = –x + 2
Ans. (a)

Ques. If two sides of the triangle below have lengths 5 and 6, the perimeter of the triangle could be which of the following?

I. 15 II. 20 III. 22
(A) I only
(B) I and II only
(C) I and III only
(D) II and III only
(E) I, II, and III

Ans. (b)

Ques. If k is divisible by 2, 3, and 15, which of the following is also divisible by these numbers?
(A) k + 5
(B) k + 15
(C) k + 20
(D) k + 30
(E) k + 45
Ans. (d)

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