Remarkable performance by Resonites in NMTC 2017 – Final Result

The Association of Mathematics Teachers of India (AMTI), Chennai has declared the result of NMTC Final stage on 20th Dec.17. The exam was held on 28th Oct.17,  according to the declared result, total 169 students from the Primary, Sub- Junior & Junior categories have been selected for the final merit list & out of them 8 students are from Resonance PCCP division. Continue reading

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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