Detailed Analysis of NMTC (Stage-2) by Resonance

NMTC 2017: The National Mathematics Talent Contests (NMTC) is a national level examination cum Cash Awards for the top 3 winners in each level. The Cash Awards program is conducted by AMTI (Association of Mathematics Teachers of India) and students studying in class V to XII are eligible to appear for the NMTC 2017. NMTC was conducted on 26th August, 2017 across the nation and stage 2 was conducted on 28th October, 2017.

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Eligibility: As per the eligibility criteria of NMTC, students studying in class V to XII are eligible to appear for the NMTC 2017. A student from any state of the country can register for this examination and Award scheme. A student can be from a government or a private school.

Stages: NMTC Examination is divided in two stages. 10% students are selected at every center of the examination to appear for second stage. After second stage, National Level merit list is declared.

Pattern/ Syllabus: The syllabus for NMTC examination is pre-degree college mathematics. The areas covered are, mainly

  • Algebra: Polynomials, Solving equations, inequalities and complex numbers.
  • Geometry: Geometry of triangles and circles.(Trigonometric methods, vector methods, complex number methods, transformation geometry methods can also be used to solve problems)
  • Number Theory: Divisibility, Diophantine equations, congruence relations, prime numbers and elementary results on prime numbers.
  • Combinatorics & Graph Theory: Counting techniques, pigeonhole principle, principle of inclusion and exclusion, basic graph theory.

Question Paper Type and Class wise Marks Distribution

The analysis below is for the three levels of papers:

  • Primary (common paper for class V and VI)
  • Sub-Junior (common paper for class VII and VIII)
  • Junior (common paper for class IX and X)

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Overall Difficulty Level Analysis

In this analysis, we have rated every question on a scale of 1 to 3. The ratings are given by expert faculty of Resonance. The individual ratings are then averaged to calculate overall difficulty level.

  • 1: Easy
  • 2: Moderate
  • 3: Difficult

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Overall, it was seen that the paper of Sub-Junior and Primary was easier from last year while Junior paper was tougher than that of the last year.

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