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NTSE Preparation

// August 8th, 2016 // No Comments » // NTSE, NTSE Exam Pattern, NTSE Previous Paper, NTSE Sample Paper, NTSE Syllabus, X class, X class

To prepare for NTSE you need to follow these points:

(a) Guidance of the Subject Experts: No student can clear the exam until being shown the right path and given the clear guidance. The NTSE study material made by the Experts will definitely pave the way towards the aim of cracking NTSE.

(b) Practice makes a man Permanent: Now if you have got the guidance by the Experts, you need to practice the knowledge being provided. The more you practice the more you gain. Solving practice tests and previous year papers will definitely help. Your skills will become permanent after you reach a required level. So, keep on practicing regularly!

(c) Bird’s Eye View: To keep a check on your learning levels you need to have a Bird’s Eye View i.e. you need to analyse your performance through a series of tests. This will provide a fair idea of the performance and the areas where you need to practice more so as to clear the exam.

(d) Books/ Study Material for NTSE preparation: Students require Activation Energy so as to reach their aim. Our Study Material provides the complete preparation package for NTSE which includes: Study Program, Objective Practice, Online Tests, Solved problems with tricks, Previous Year Papers, Vedic Mathematics and lot more…

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NTSE Paper Pattern

// June 25th, 2016 // No Comments » // NTSE, NTSE Exam Pattern, NTSE Previous Paper, NTSE Sample Paper, NTSE Syllabus, X class, X class

 

NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) consists of tests namely MAT, LT and SAT. This exam consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s) and the Student has to select one correct answer from the given four options. Each correct answer carries one mark. There is 1/3 negative marking in stage-2 NTSE for each wrong answer.

 MAT (Mental Ability Test) includes verbal and non verbal reasoning. Mental Ability Test is for recognizing the reasoning ability, ability to think & judge, logical and strategical thinking, etc. of the candidates.

 LT (Language Test) includes the testing of ability of reading the comprehension, logical sequencing, analytical thinking, creative components of language, etc.

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) follows the School Curriculum that includes Sciences, Mathematics & Social Sciences. It Includes questions on Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Civics, Geography and Economics.

 

MAT(Mental Ability Test)

Topic

No. of Questions

(Approximately)

Marks

Verbal

30

30

Non-Verbal

20

20

LT(Language Test) English/Hindi

Topic

No. of Questions

Marks

English/Hindi

50

50

SAT(Scholastic Aptitude Test)

Topic

No. of Questions

(Approximately)

Marks

Science

Physics

13

13

Chemistry

13

13

Biology

14

14

Mathematics

20

20

Social Science

Economics

05

05

History

13

13

Geography

12

12

Political Science

10

10

Total

200

200

 

NTSE Overview

// June 3rd, 2016 // No Comments » // NTSE, X class, X class

What is NTSE?

NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) is a national-level scholarship exam in India. This prestigious exam being taken by the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) helps in screening and nurturing the developing talent of the country. This exam not only aims at strengthening and enhancing the mental capabilities of the developing brains but also it motivates the students to think beyond their limits. Only the students studying in Class 10th are eligible for the selection process. Moreover, students of any Board (CBSE, ICSE, IB-International Baccalaurate, State Boards) studying at any recognized school can participate in this exam. Students registered under Distance Learning Programme or Open Board are also eligible under the conditions prescribed by NCERT on its website. Indian Students studying abroad are exempted for Stage-1 exam, they can directly fill the form of Stage-2 through their schools. The scholarship amounts to Rs. 1250/- per month for all the students studying in Class 11th to 12th (irrespective of class/course) and Rs 2000/- per month for undergraduates and post-graduates except for Ph.D., wherein it is paid as per UGC norms.

NTSE is a two-stage selection process which is divided into Stage-1 and Stage-2.

Stage-1: STSE

STSE is State Talent Search Examination conducted by the State/UT. The States have been given the autonomy to conduct the exam according to the latest pattern of NTSE provided by the NCERT. Each State/UT conducts its own examination. The State level screening examination in all States/UT is on the second Sunday of November except in Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Meghalaya and Mizoram where it will be conducted on second Saturday of November every year. It is the first level of exam where the selection is done through written examination. Those who will clear STSE will be eligible for the next stage NTSE Exam. For Stage-1 STSE, advertisement is released in the month of July-August.

Stage-2: NTSE

NTSE is National Talent Search Examination conducted by the NCERT. Only the candidates who will clear STSE exam will be eligible to give NTSE Exam. Candidates acquiring more than the required percentage in the State level examination and standing within a specified number of top ranks (State quota) are eligible to appear for the national level examination. The minimum qualifying marks for General category is 40% in each paper while for SC/ST/PH candidates it is 35% in each paper. For Stage-2 NTSE, advertisement is released in the month of February-March.

NCERT Exemplar Problems

// July 18th, 2015 // No Comments » // CBSE, CBSE / ICSE, Class IX, X class

“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.”

This shows problems are the root cause of success. But cramming the regular NCERT problems will just stand as contemporary learning. The more new, authentic questions you will have, the more new, authentic knowledge you will acquire.

Considering this fact, the Department of Education in Physics, Mathematics (DESM) with an aim to improve the quality of teaching and learning process in schools has made an attempt to develop resource books of Exemplar Problems in different subjects at secondary and higher-secondary stage. These specialized resource books named NCERT Exemplars are not meant to serve merely as question banks for examinations but are primarily meant to discourage rote learning.

Moreover NCERT Exemplar Problems show up many of the direct questions in NTSE examination. You can even have  a look at the table given below

STSE (November 2014) for 10th Class (Analysis) Mathematics

Q.No. Topic/Chapter Source/Pg.No/Q.No Class Marks Remarks
71 Area Related To Circles NCERT Exemplar/133/Ques.7 10th 1
72 Circles 10th 1
73 Similar Triangles NCERT/151/Ques.16 10th 1
74 Triangles 9th 1
75 Lines & Angles 9th 1
76 Heights & Distances NCERT Exemplar/96/Example-1 10th 1
77 Heights & Distances R.D.Sharma/8.34/Ques.62 10th 1
78 Heights & Distances 10th 1
79 Trigonometry ML Aggarwal/399/Ques.16(i) 10th 1
80 Probability 10th 1
81 Arithmetic Progression NCERT/113/Ques.4 10th 1 with Changed Values
82 Surface Areas & Volumes R.D.Sharma/18.29/Ques.4 9th 1
83 Area Related To Circles R.D.Sharma/13.2 10th 1 Concept Given
84 Quadratic Equations 10th 1
85 Quadratic Equations 10th 1
86 Quadratic Equations 10th 1
87 Quadratic Equations 10th 1
88 Linear Equations in two Variables 10th 1
89 Polynomials 9th 1
90 Factor Theorem R.D.Sharma/6.34/Ques.3 9th 1

This is a detailed analysis of STSE-2014 by our Faculty.
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