NSEP 2017 – Detailed Analysis by Resonance

On 26th November 2017, NSEP (National Standard Examination in Physics) – 2017 was exam is conducted by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) at many centers all over the country. NSEP is the stepping stage for selection of aspiring and talented students in the Physics Olympiad Program. The student can move forward to other stages only after clearing this stage.

Eligibility: Only Indian citizens with date of birth between 1 July 1998 and 30 June 2003, both days inclusive and studying in Class XII or lower as of November 30, 2017, can apply and appear for NSEP 2017. The student has to himself re-assure his eligibility. At any stage if the student is found to be not eligible for the exam, he/she may be disqualified from the program. The student must not be appearing in NSEJS 2017.

Syllabus: The syllabus for National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) is almost similar as the curriculum of senior secondary level (Class XI and Class XII) of CBSE. However, only basic guideline for the course is mentioned. No detailed syllabus is given for NSEP.

Question Paper: The medium of test was English, although it was also available in Hindi, Bangla and Gujarati. It comprised of Single and Multiple choice correct objective type questions. Single Choice objective question, each with only one of the four options correct with 3 marks each and -1 negative marking for incorrect answer while the multiple options correct questions were with 6 marks and no negative marking.

Qualifying for the Second Stage: The basic objective of conducting this test is not focusing on merit but to involve as many students from the country to participate in the exam and try to show and expose their talent. Hence the selection to the stage II examinations i.e. Indian National Olympiad Examinations (INOs) is based on the following scheme.

  • Cutoff: To be eligible to get to the next level, i.e. the second stage, it is necessary that a student scores at-least a Minimum Admissible Score (MAS) which is 40% of the maximum score.
  • Proportional Representation Clause: The maximum number of students that can get to Stage II (INO) in each subject is around 300. These many students are not selected only on the merit basis but also on proportionate basis. This proportion is decided on the base of the number of candidates who appeared for NSE in the previous year from that center in each State or Union Territory (UT). In case there is a tie at the last position, then all the students competing for the last position will be eligible to move to stage II. However it’s necessary that the selected students fulfill the eligibility clause laid out above. The total number to be selected from centers in each State for each subject will be displayed on the IAPT and HBCSE website.
  • Minimum Representation Clause: Notwithstanding the proportional representation clause the number of students selected for INO from each State and UT must be at least one, provided that the eligibility clause is satisfied.
  • Merit Clause: As stated above, approximately 300 students are to be selected for second stage. If this does not happen according to MAS, then after selection as per merit, the shortfall from 300 students will be selected based purely on merit without further consideration to proportional representation and minimum representation clauses. In the event of a tie at the last position in the list all students with the same marks at this position will qualify to appear for the Stage II examination.

There will be no other criterion or provision for selection to the Indian National Olympiad Examinations (INOs). All students who qualify to appear for the INPhO get a certificate of merit from IAPT.

Overall Marks Distribution

The paper pattern was same as last year. It comprised of Single and Multiple choice correct objective type questions. It had 60 Single Choice objective question, each with only one of the four options correct with 3 marks each and -1 negative marking for incorrect answer while 10 multiple options correct questions were with 6 marks and no negative marking.

SUBJECT Class 11 Class 12 Total
No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks
Physics 24 84 46 156 70 240

Overall Difficulty Level Analysis

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

Difficulty Level Number of
Question
Total
Marks
Easy 39 135
Medium 29 99
Difficult 2 6
Grand Total 70 240
Aggregate Difficulty 1.47

Topic Wise Analysis

Unit & Topic Name No of Questions Total Marks % Weightage
Physics 70 240 100.00%
Alternating current 3 12 5.00%
Power consumed in an AC circuit 1 3 1.25%
Resonance 2 9 3.75%
Capacitor 2 6 2.50%
Capacitor with dielectric 1 3 1.25%
Combination of Capacitors 1 3 1.25%
Centre of mass, momentum & collision 3 12 5.00%
Head on collision 2 9 3.75%
Motion of com 1 3 1.25%
Circular Motion 2 9 3.75%
Circular motion in vertical plane 1 6 2.50%
Kinematics of circular motion 1 3 1.25%
Current Electricity 7 21 8.75%
Instruments 6 18 7.50%
Power, energy, battery, EMF,terminal voltage & Kirchhoff’s law 1 3 1.25%
Electro Magnetic Field 6 21 8.75%
magnetic field due to a magnet and earth 2 9 3.75%
magnetic field due to a straight wire 1 3 1.25%
Magnetic field due to ring 1 3 1.25%
Magnetic Force and torque on a current carrying loop, dipole moment 1 3 1.25%
Magnetic force on a charge 1 3 1.25%
Electro Magnetic Induction 1 3 1.25%
Self-inductance EMF & magnetic energy density 1 3 1.25%
Electrostatics 3 9 3.75%
Coulomb’s law 1 3 1.25%
Electric potential and potential difference 1 3 1.25%
Flux calculation and gauss’s law 1 3 1.25%
Electrostatics 1 3 1.25%
Conductor and it’s properties, Electric pressure 1 3 1.25%
Fluid 1 3 1.25%
Archimedes principle and force of buoyancy 1 3 1.25%
Fluid 1 3 1.25%
Archimedes principle and force of buoyancy 1 3 1.25%
Geometrical Optics 11 39 16.25%
Lens 3 9 3.75%
Lenses 1 3 1.25%
Lenses 1 6 2.50%
Refraction by Prism 3 12 5.00%
Refraction by spherical surface 1 3 1.25%
Refraction in general, Refraction at plane surface and TIR 1 3 1.25%
Spherical mirror 1 3 1.25%
Gravitation 1 3 1.25%
Universal law of gravitation 1 3 1.25%
Heat Transfer 2 9 3.75%
Thermal conduction in linear conductors at steady state 2 9 3.75%
KTG & 1st law of thermodynamics 2 9 3.75%
First law of thermodynamics 1 6 2.50%
Root mean square velocity, kinetic energy and equation of state 1 3 1.25%
Miscellaneous 3 9 3.75%
Miscellaneous 3 9 3.75%
Modern physics-1 3 9 3.75%
Electronic transition in the h/h-like atom/species & effect of motion of nucleus 1 3 1.25%
Photoelectric effect 1 3 1.25%
X-ray 1 3 1.25%
Newton’s law of Motion 2 6 2.50%
Calculation of force and acceleration 2 6 2.50%
Rectilinear Motion 2 6 2.50%
Equation of motion and motion under gravity 2 6 2.50%
Rotation (Rigid Body Dynamics) 1 3 1.25%
Moment of inertia 1 3 1.25%
Semi-Conductor 3 12 5.00%
Diode 1 3 1.25%
Logic Gates 1 3 1.25%
Transistor 1 6 2.50%
Simple harmonic Motion 3 9 3.75%
Equation of SHM 2 6 2.50%
Spring mass system 1 3 1.25%
Sound Wave 2 6 2.50%
Doppler effect 1 3 1.25%
Organ pipes and resonance 1 3 1.25%
Surface Tension 1 3 1.25%
Excess pressure in drops and bubble 1 3 1.25%
Wave optics (Light wave- Young’s experiment) 1 3 1.25%
YDSE with monochromatic light 1 3 1.25%
Work, power, Energy 3 12 5.00%
Work done by a variable force 1 6 2.50%
Work done by variable Forces 1 3 1.25%
work energy theorem 1 3 1.25%
Grand Total 70 240 100.00%

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NSEC 2017 – Detailed Analysis by Resonance

On 26th November 2017, NSEC (National Standard Examination in Chemistry) – 2017 exam was conducted by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) at many centers all over the country. NSEC is the stepping stage for selection of aspiring and talented students in the Chemistry Olympiad Program. The student can move forward to other stages only after clearing this stage.

Eligibility: Only Indian citizens with date of birth between 1 July 1998 and 30 June 2003, both days inclusive and studying in Class XII or lower as of November 30, 2017, can apply and appear for NSEC 2017. The student has to himself re-assure his eligibility. At any stage if the student is found to be not eligible for the exam, he/she may be disqualified from the program. The student must not be appearing in NSEJS 2017.

Syllabus: The syllabus for National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC) is almost similar as the curriculum of senior secondary level (Class XI and Class XII) of CBSE. However, only basic guideline for the course is mentioned. No detailed syllabus is given for NSEC.

Question Paper: The medium of test was English only and it comprised of 80 objective type questions, each with only one of the four options correct with 3 marks each and -1 negative marking for incorrect answer.

Qualifying for the Second Stage: The basic objective of conducting this test is not focusing on merit but to involve as many students from the country to participate in the exam and try to show and expose their talent. Hence the selection to the stage II examinations i.e. Indian National Olympiad Examinations (INOs) is based on the following scheme.

  • Cutoff: To be eligible to get to the next level, i.e. the second stage, it is necessary that a student scores at-least a Minimum Admissible Score (MAS) which is 40% of the maximum score.
  • Proportional Representation Clause: The maximum number of students that can get to Stage II (INO) in each subject is around 300. These many students are not selected only on the merit basis but also on proportionate basis. This proportion is decided on the base of the number of candidates who appeared for NSE in the previous year from that center in each State or Union Territory (UT). In case there is a tie at the last position, then all the students competing for the last position will be eligible to move to stage II. However it’s necessary that the selected students fulfill the eligibility clause laid out above. The total number to be selected from centers in each State for each subject will be displayed on the IAPT and HBCSE website.
  • Minimum Representation Clause: Notwithstanding the proportional representation clause the number of students selected for INO from each State and UT must be at least one, provided that the eligibility clause is satisfied.
  • Merit Clause: As stated above, approximately 300 students are to be selected for second stage. If this does not happen according to MAS, then after selection as per merit, the shortfall from 300 students will be selected based purely on merit without further consideration to proportional representation and minimum representation clauses. In the event of a tie at the last position in the list all students with the same marks at this position will qualify to appear for the Stage II examination.

There will be no other criterion or provision for selection to the Indian National Olympiad Examinations (INOs). All students who qualify to appear for the INCO get a certificate of merit from IAPT.


Overall Marks Distribution

The paper pattern was same as last year. The paper had 80 questions each worth 3 marks (negative marking of 1 marks). All questions were objective type with single correct option.

SUBJECT Class 11 Class 12 Total
No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 35 105 45 135 80 240

Overall Difficulty Level Analysis

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

  • 1: Easy
  • 2: Moderate
  • 3: Difficult
Difficulty Level Number of
Question
Total
Marks
Easy 19 57
Medium 61 183
Grand Total 80 240
Aggregate Difficulty 1.76


Topic Wise Analysis

Unit & Topic Name No of
Questions
Total Marks % Weightage
CHEMISTRY 80 240 100.00%
ALDEHYDES & KETONES 3 9 3.75%
ALDEHYDES & KETONES 3 9 3.75%
ALL BASIC CONCEPT OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-1 1 3 1.25%
ALL BASIC CONCEPT OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-1 1 3 1.25%
ALL BASIC CONCEPT OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-3 1 3 1.25%
ALL BASIC CONCEPT OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-3 1 3 1.25%
ALL BASIC CONCEPT OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-4 1 3 1.25%
ALL BASIC CONCEPT OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-4 1 3 1.25%
AROMATIC COMPOUNDS (BENZENE,ARYL HALIDE, PHENOL, AMINES & DIAZONIUM SALT) 2 6 2.50%
AROMATIC COMPOUNDS (BENZENE,ARYL HALIDE, PHENOL, AMINES & DIAZONIUM SALT) 2 6 2.50%
ATOMIC STRUCTURE 2 6 2.50%
ATOMIC STRUCTURE 2 6 2.50%
BIOMOLECULE & POLYMER 2 6 2.50%
BIOMOLECULE & POLYMER 2 6 2.50%
CARBOXYLIC ACIDS & DERIVATIVES 2 6 2.50%
CARBOXYLIC ACIDS & DERIVATIVES 2 6 2.50%
CHEMICAL BONDING 1 3 1.25%
CHEMICAL BONDING 1 3 1.25%
CHEMICAL BONDING-2 1 3 1.25%
CHEMICAL BONDING-2 1 3 1.25%
CHEMICAL BONDING-4 1 3 1.25%
CHEMICAL BONDING-4 1 3 1.25%
CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM 2 6 2.50%
CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM 2 6 2.50%
CHEMICAL KINETICS 3 9 3.75%
CHEMICAL KINETICS 3 9 3.75%
CHEMISTRY IN EVERYDAY LIFE, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES & POC 2 6 2.50%
CHEMISTRY IN EVERYDAY LIFE, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES & POC 2 6 2.50%
COORDINATION COMPOUND 5 15 6.25%
COORDINATION COMPOUND 5 15 6.25%
ELECTROCHEMISTRY 3 9 3.75%
ELECTROCHEMISTRY 3 9 3.75%
EQUIVALENT CONCEPT & TITRATION 1 3 1.25%
EQUIVALENT CONCEPT & TITRATION 1 3 1.25%
GASEOUS STATE 6 18 7.50%
GASEOUS STATE 6 18 7.50%
GOC-II(ACID BASE,REACTION
INTERMEDIATE & TAUTOMERISM)
3 9 3.75%
GOC-II(ACID BASE,REACTION
INTERMEDIATE & TAUTOMERISM)
3 9 3.75%
GRIGNARD REAGENT 1 3 1.25%
GRIGNARD REAGENT 1 3 1.25%
INTRODUCTION TO REACTION MECHANISM 6 18 7.50%
INTRODUCTION TO REACTION MECHANISM 6 18 7.50%
IONIC EQUILIBRIUM 4 12 5.00%
IONIC EQUILIBRIUM 4 12 5.00%
IONIC EQUILIBRIUM-I 1 3 1.25%
IONIC EQUILIBRIUM-I 1 3 1.25%
METALLURGY 2 6 2.50%
METALLURGY 2 6 2.50%
MOL CONCEPT 6 18 7.50%
MOL CONCEPT 6 18 7.50%
P-BLOCK ELEMENTS 3 9 3.75%
P-BLOCK ELEMENTS 3 9 3.75%
PERIODIC TABLE PERIODICITY 1 3 1.25%
PERIODIC TABLE PERIODICITY 1 3 1.25%
REACTION MECHANISM 2 6 2.50%
REACTION MECHANISM 2 6 2.50%
S-BLOCK ELEMENTS 1 3 1.25%
S-BLOCK ELEMENTS 1 3 1.25%
SOLID STATE 2 6 2.50%
SOLID STATE 2 6 2.50%
SOLUTION COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES 2 6 2.50%
SOLUTION COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES 2 6 2.50%
STREOISOMERISM (GOCE-I) 1 3 1.25%
STREOISOMERISM (GOCE-I) 1 3 1.25%
SURFACE CHEMISTRY 1 3 1.25%
SURFACE CHEMISTRY 1 3 1.25%
THERMOCHEMISTRY 1 3 1.25%
THERMOCHEMISTRY 1 3 1.25%
THERMODYANICS-IIND LAW 2 6 2.50%
THERMODYANICS-IIND LAW 2 6 2.50%
THERMODYNAMICS 2 6 2.50%
THERMODYNAMICS 2 6 2.50%
Grand Total 80 240

100.00%

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NSEJS 2017: Detailed Analysis by Resonance

On 19th November 2017, NSEJS (National Standard Examination in Junior Science) – 2017 exam was conducted by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) at many centers all over the country. NSEJS is the stepping stage for selection of aspiring and talented students in the Junior Science Olympiad Program. The student can move forward to other stages only after clearing this stage.

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Eligibility: Only Indian citizens born between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2004 ,(both days inclusive) and are students studying in Class X or lower as of November 30, 2017, can apply and appear for NSEJS 2017. The student must not appear any of the senior science Olympiad. The student has to himself re-assure his eligibility. At any stage if the student is found to be not eligible for the exam, he/she may be disqualified from the program.

Syllabus: The syllabus for National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS) is almost similar as the curriculum of secondary level (Class IX and Class X) of CBSE. However, only basic guideline for the course is mentioned. No detailed syllabus is given for NSEJS. There were questions from physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry.

Question Paper: The medium of test was English only and it comprised of 80 objective type questions, each with only one of the four options correct with 3 marks each and -1 negative marking for incorrect answer.

Qualifying for the Second Stage: The basic objective of conducting this test is not focusing on merit but to involve as many students from the country to participate in the exam and try to show and expose their talent. Hence the selection to the stage II examinations i.e. Indian National Olympiad Examinations (INOs) is based on the following scheme

a) Eligibility Clause: To be eligible to get to the next level, i.e. the second stage, it is necessary that a student scores at-least a Minimum Admissible Score (MAS) which is 50% of the average of top 10 students across the nation.

b) Proportional Representation Clause: The maximum number of students that can get to Stage II (INO) in each subject is around 300. These many students are not selected only on the merit basis but also on proportionate basis. This proportion is decided on the base of the number of candidates who appeared for NSE in the previous year from that center in each State or Union Territory (UT). In case there is a tie at the last position, then all the students competing for the last position will be eligible to move to stage II. However it’s necessary that the selected students fulfill the eligibility clause laid out above. The total number to be selected from centers in each State for each subject will be displayed on the IAPT and HBCSE websites.

Minimum Representation Clause: Notwithstanding the proportional representation clause the number of students selected for INO from each State and UT must be at least one, provided that the eligibility clause is satisfied.

Merit Clause: As stated above, approximately 300 students are to be selected for second stage. However, all the students scoring 80% of the average of top 10 students are considered selected even if the total selections surpassed 300.

There will be no other criterion or provision for selection to the Indian National Olympiad Examinations (INOs). All students who qualify to appear for the INJSO get a certificate of merit from IAPT.

Overall Marks Distribution

The paper pattern was same as last year. The paper had 80 questions each worth 3 marks. All questions were objective type with single correct option. If we talk about subject wise, then there were 20 questions from Mathematics and Biology, and 21 questions were from Physics and 19 questions were asked from Chemistry.

Subject Class 8 Class 9 Class 10
No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks
Biology 1 3 5 15 3 9
Chemistry     4 12 10 30
Mathematics 2 6 10 30 5 15
Physics     7 21 7 21
Grand Total 3 9 26 78 25 75
Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total
No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks
Biology 7 21 4 12 20 60
Chemistry 5 15     19 57
Mathematics 3 9     20 60
Physics 5 15 2 6 21 63
Grand Total 20 60 6 18 80 240

Overall Difficulty Level Analysis

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

  • 1: Easy
  • 2: Moderate
  • 3: Difficult
Subject Difficulty Level
Biology 2.00
Chemistry 1.84
Mathematics 1.80
Physics 1.76
Total 1.85

Difficulty Level Analysis: No of Questions

Subject Easy Level Medium Level
No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks
Biology 10 30    
Chemistry 9 27 4 12
Mathematics 6 18 12 36
Physics 8 24 10 30
Grand Total 33 99 26 78
Subject Difficult Level Total
No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks
Biology 10 30 20 60
Chemistry 6 18 19 57
Mathematics 2 6 20 60
Physics 3 9 21 63
Grand Total 21 63 80 240

Resonance Experts feel that physics and mathematics were easy, while Biology was on tougher side compared with other subjects. While around 99 Marks can be considered easy overall, 78 marks are moderately difficulty and 63 marks are considered difficult by Resonance Team.

Overall, it is felt by Resonance Faculty Team that paper was on easier side compared to last year and the cut-off is expected to be higher than that of last year.

Question Wise Difficulty Breakup

Subject Wise Analysis

Physics Analysis

Physics
UNIT & TOPIC NAME NO OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS (%) WEIGHTAGE
Physics 21 63 100.00%
Electricity 2 6 9.52%
Combination of Resistance 2 6 9.52%
Electrostatics 1 3 4.76%
Electric potential Energy 1 3 4.76%
Fluid 2 6 9.52%
Equation of Continuity 1 3 4.76%
Hydrometer 1 3 4.76%
Fluid 1 3 4.76%
Buoyant Force 1 3 4.76%
Heat 2 6 9.52%
Thermal Expansion 1 3 4.76%
Transfer of Heat 1 3 4.76%
Light 4 12 19.05%
Human Eye 1 3 4.76%
Reflection through Spherical Mirror 1 3 4.76%
Reflection through two inclined plain Mirror 1 3 4.76%
Refraction 1 3 4.76%
Magnetism and EMI 2 6 9.52%
Force on charge particle 1 3 4.76%
Lenz’s Law 1 3 4.76%
Motion 3 9 14.29%
Acceleration 1 3 4.76%
Equation of Motion 1 3 4.76%
Graphs 1 3 4.76%
Newton’s Laws of Motion 3 9 14.29%
Balanced Force 2 6 9.52%
Newton’s III Law of Motion 1 3 4.76%
Wave 1 3 4.76%
Principle of superposition 1 3 4.76%
Grand Total 21 63 100.00%

Chemistry Analysis

Chemistry
UNIT & TOPIC NAME NO OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS (%) WEIGHTAGE
Chemistry 19 57 100.00%
Periodic table 1 3 5.26%
Modern Periodic table 1 3 5.26%
Acid, Base and Salt 3 9 15.79%
Commercial Important Compound 1 3 5.26%
pH 1 3 5.26%
Role of pH in daily life 1 3 5.26%
Atoms and Molecule 2 6 10.53%
Mole Concept 2 6 10.53%
Carbon and It’s Compound 2 6 10.53%
Functional Group 1 3 5.26%
Uses of Carbon Compound 1 3 5.26%
Chemical Reaction and Equation 1 3 5.26%
Displacement Reaction 1 3 5.26%
Ionic Equilibrium 1 3 5.26%
Ionic Product of water 1 3 5.26%
Metals and Non -Metals 1 3 5.26%
Alloy’s 1 3 5.26%
Metals and Non- Metals 2 6 10.53%
Displacement Reaction 1 3 5.26%
Nature of Oxide 1 3 5.26%
Mole Concept 3 9 15.79%
Equivalent Concept 2 6 10.53%
Gay Lussac’s Law 1 3 5.26%
States of Matter 1 3 5.26%
Gas Laws 1 3 5.26%
Structure of Atom 2 6 10.53%
Average Atomic Mass 1 3 5.26%
Valency 1 3 5.26%
Grand Total 19 57 100.00%

Biology Analysis

Biology
UNIT & TOPIC NAME NO OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS (%) WEIGHTAGE
Biology 20 60 100.00%
Adaptations 2 6 10.00%
Terrestrial Adaptations 1 3 5.00%
Xerophytic Adaptations 1 3 5.00%
Biomolecules 2 6 10.00%
Codons 1 3 5.00%
DNA 1 3 5.00%
Cell 2 6 10.00%
Lysosomes 1 3 5.00%
Plastid 1 3 5.00%
Control and Coordination 1 3 5.00%
Plant Hormones 1 3 5.00%
Diversity 2 6 10.00%
Non Chordates 1 3 5.00%
Protista 1 3 5.00%
Ecology 1 3 5.00%
Global Warming 1 3 5.00%
Heredity and Evolution 2 6 10.00%
Dihybrid Cross 1 3 5.00%
Evidence of Evolution 1 3 5.00%
Micro-organism 1 3 5.00%
Benefits of Micro-organism 1 3 5.00%
Nutrition 1 3 5.00%
Nutrition in Animals 1 3 5.00%
Reproduction 3 9 15.00%
Asexual Reproduction 1 3 5.00%
Pollination 1 3 5.00%
Reproduction in Plants 1 3 5.00%
Respiration 2 6 10.00%
Respiration in plants 1 3 5.00%
Respiratory Quotient 1 3 5.00%
Why do we fall ill 1 3 5.00%
Types of Disease 1 3 5.00%
Grand Total 20 60 100.00%

Mathematics Analysis

Mathematics
UNIT & TOPIC NAME NO OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS (%) WEIGHTAGE
Mathematics 20 60 100.00%
Area of Triangles and Parallelograms 1 3 5.00%
Area of Triangle 1 3 5.00%
Commercial Mathematics 1 3 5.00%
Speed and Time 1 3 5.00%
Cyclic Quadrilateral 1 3 5.00%
Ptolemy’s Theorem 1 3 5.00%
Mental Ability 1 3 5.00%
Calendar Test 1 3 5.00%
Number System 3 9 15.00%
Euclid Division Algorithm 1 3 5.00%
Remainder Problems using Binomial Theorem 1 3 5.00%
Surds 1 3 5.00%
Polynomials 6 18 30.00%
Algebraic Identities 6 18 30.00%
Quadratic Equations 1 3 5.00%
Nature of Roots 1 3 5.00%
Quadrilaterals 1 3 5.00%
Properties of Quadrilaterals 1 3 5.00%
Sequence and Series 2 6 10.00%
Arithmetic Progressions 1 3 5.00%
V(n)-V(n-1) method 1 3 5.00%
Solution of Triangle 1 3 5.00%
Circumcircle 1 3 5.00%
Square and Square Roots 1 3 5.00%
Squares 1 3 5.00%
Statistics 1 3 5.00%
Mean of Grouped Data 1 3 5.00%
Grand Total 20 60 100.00%

State wise Expected Cutoff

Overall, it is felt by Resonance Faculty Team that paper was on easier side compared to last year and the cut-off is expected to be higher than that of last year. The Cutoff for Rajasthan is estimated to be 165 to 170.

State Wise Expected Cutoff (2017)
Expected Cutoff (2017) 2016 2017
Average of Top 10 Scores (X) 188 208
Merit Index (80% of X) 150 166
MAS (50% of X) 94 104
State Number of Seats Cut-off (2016) Expected    Cut-off (2017)
Andhra Pradesh 9 150 166
Telangana 10 153 166
Rajasthan 17 137 166
Maharashtra 28 119 132
Utter Pradesh 55 99 110
Tamil Nadu 17 115 127
Odisha 9 128 142
Delhi 6 123 136
Madhya Pradesh 19 107 118
Haryana 6 122 135
Gujarat 13 124 137
Jharkhand 6 128 142
West Bengal 19 98 108
Bihar 18 94 104
Karnataka 15 96 106
Punjab 6 112 124
Chandigarh 1 138 153
Chhattisgarh 6 101 112
Himachal Pradesh 2 118 131
Uttarakhand 3 101 112
Kerala 10 94 104
Jammu & Kashmir 3 101 112
Tripura 2 94 104
All Other Regions 20 94 104

Comparison from Last Year

Comparison of Difficulty Level Subject Wise

Comparison of Difficulty Level Subject Wise
Subject Difficulty Level
2016
Difficulty Level
2017
Biology 2.21 2.00
Chemistry 2.00 1.84
Mathematics 1.95 1.80
Physics 2.30 1.76
Total 2.11 1.85

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NTSE 2018 (Stage-1): Detailed Analysis by Resonance

NTSE 2018: The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level examination cum scholarship program. The scholarship program is conducted by NCERT and the students who are studying in class X are eligible for NTSE 2018 examination and selection procedure.

Eligibility: As per the eligibility criteria of NTSE 2018, all the students who are studying in X standard are eligible to apply for this scholarship program. A student from any state of the country can register for this examination and scholarship scheme. Whether a student is from a government or a private school, he/she is eligible.

Pattern/ Syllabus: The National Talent Search Examination is conducted for the students studying in the Class X. The examination consists of two tests:

  1. Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  2. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

NTSE Mental Ability Test (MAT) Syllabus

This test is given to judge the power of reasoning, to evaluate and discriminate the ability of thinking, judging and visualizing etc. A variety of questions, for example – analogies, classification, series, pattern perception, hidden figures, coding decoding, block assembly, problem solving, etc. are used for this purpose.

NTSE Language Test (LCT) Syllabus

Language Test is designed to judge the power of reading comprehension, logical sequencing, and interpretative, evaluative, predictive and creative components of language. The test is conducted in English and Regional languages.

NTSE Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Syllabus (Maths, Science & Social Science)

This section is conducted to judge that how much of text-book knowledge you have gained. As India doesn’t has any single unified board system, NCERT has not prescribed any particular syllabus for the State Level Examination or for National Level Examination.

You can expect questions that are asked at the National Level (Stage-II) according to the standard of Classes IX and X level.

Question Paper: The medium of test is English and regional languages and it comprised of 200 question. The students have to select and mark one right answer from the given options. Each right answer carries one point each, thus making the total score of the candidate in a test is equal to the number of questions answered correctly. However, at the second stage 1/3 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

Merit Clause: All the students who achieve requisite scores at this level automatically qualify for scholarships that are handed over by NCERT.

OVERALL MARKS DISTRIBUTION

The NTSE 2018 Exam Pattern was an objective type test based on paper-pen format.

Test No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
MAT 50 Questions 50 Marks 45 minutes
SAT – Language Test 50 Questions 50 Marks 45 minutes
SAT – Maths, Science, Social Sciences 100 Questions 100 Marks 90 minutes
Subject Class 8 Class 9 Class 10 Total
No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks
English         50 50 50 50
Mathematics     7 7 13 13 20 20
Mental Ability         50 50 50 50
Science     20 20 20 20 40 40
Social Science 1 1 15 15 24 24 40 40
Grand Total 1 1 42 42 157 157 200 200

OVERALL DIFFICULTY LEVEL ANALYSIS

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

  • 1: Easy ·
  • 2: Moderate                                 ·
  • 3: Difficult
Subject Difficulty Level
English 1.36
Mathematics 1.80
Mental Ability 1.24
Science 1.55
Social Science 1.50
Total 1.44

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Difficulty Level Analysis: No of Questions

Subject Easy Level Medium Level Difficult Level Total
No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks
English 35 35 12 12 3 3 50 50
Mathematics 7 7 10 10 3 3 20 20
Mental Ability 40 40 8 8 2 2 50 50
Science 22 22 14 14 4 4 40 40
Social Science 25 25 10 10 5 5 40 40
Grand Total 129 129 54 54 17 17 200 200

Following points were observed by expert analysts of Resonance:

  • Paper of Mental Ability and English were slightly easy than last year.
  • Papers of Science, Social Science and Mathematics were on the tougher side as compared to last year.
  • 10 questions came from RBSE syllabus.
  • 2 questions have been adjudged bonus by Resonance.

As the MAT and SAT combined paper was more difficult than last year, cutoff is expected to go down.

Question Wise Difficulty Breakup

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SUBJECT WISE ANALYSIS

SCIENCE ANALYSIS

Science
UNIT & TOPIC NAME NO OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS (%) WEIGHTAGE
Science 40 40 100.00%
Biology 14 14 35.00%
Cell 2 2 5.00%
Control and Coordination 2 2 5.00%
Diversity 3 3 7.50%
Excretion 1 1 2.50%
Heredity and Evolution 1 1 2.50%
Natural Resources 1 1 2.50%
Nutrition 1 1 2.50%
Tissue 2 2 5.00%
Why do we fall ill 1 1 2.50%
Chemistry 13 13 32.50%
Acid Bases and Salts 2 2 5.00%
Atoms and Molecules 1 1 2.50%
Carbon and its compounds 3 3 7.50%
Chemical Reactions and Chemical Equations 1 1 2.50%
Matter 1 1 2.50%
Metal and Non Metals 2 2 5.00%
Mole Concept 1 1 2.50%
Structure of Atom 2 2 5.00%
Physics 13 13 32.50%
Electricity 3 3 7.50%
Force and Laws of Motion 1 1 2.50%
Gravitation 1 1 2.50%
Light 3 3 7.50%
Magnetic effect of current and EMI 1 1 2.50%
Motion 2 2 5.00%
Wave motion and sound 2 2 5.00%
Grand Total 40 40 100.00%

 

MATHEMATICS ANALYSIS

Mathematics
UNIT & TOPIC NAME NO OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS (%) WEIGHTAGE
Mathematics 20 20 100.00%
Angle and their measurment 1 1 5.00%
Measurment of angle 1 1 5.00%
Area of plane figures 3 3 15.00%
Area of Parallelogram and Triangle 1 1 5.00%
Area related to circles 2 2 10.00%
Arithmetic Progression 1 1 5.00%
nth term 1 1 5.00%
Circles 1 1 5.00%
Problem based on chords 1 1 5.00%
Coordinate geometry 1 1 5.00%
Section formula 1 1 5.00%
Lines and angles 1 1 5.00%
Angle related properties of triangle 1 1 5.00%
Number System 1 1 5.00%
Rationalization 1 1 5.00%
Polynomial 1 1 5.00%
Relationship between zeros and coefficient of quadratic polynomial 1 1 5.00%
Probability 1 1 5.00%
Theoretical probability 1 1 5.00%
Quadratic equations 1 1 5.00%
Nature of roots 1 1 5.00%
Real Number 1 1 5.00%
Fundamental theorem of Arithmetic 1 1 5.00%
Statistics 1 1 5.00%
Mean 1 1 5.00%
Surface area and volume 3 3 15.00%
Frustum 1 1 5.00%
Individual solids 2 2 10.00%
Triangles 1 1 5.00%
Similarity of triangle 1 1 5.00%
Trigonometry 2 2 10.00%
Heights and distances 1 1 5.00%
Trigonometric ratio 1 1 5.00%
Grand Total 20 20 100.00%

 

MENTAL ABILITY ANALYSIS

Mental Ability
UNIT & TOPIC NAME NO OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS (%) WEIGHTAGE
Mental Ability 50 50 100.00%
Non Verbal Reasoning 21 21 42.00%
Cube Test 1 1 2.00%
Dice Test 1 1 2.00%
Embedded Figure 2 2 4.00%
Figure Completion 1 1 2.00%
Figure Partition & counting 2 2 4.00%
Non-Verbal Classification 4 4 8.00%
Non-Verbal Series 4 4 8.00%
Paper cutting and folding 2 2 4.00%
Water Mirror Image 4 4 8.00%
Verbal Reasoning 27 27 54.00%
Alphabet Series 4 4 8.00%
Analogy 1 1 2.00%
Blood Relation 2 2 4.00%
Classification 2 2 4.00%
Coding-Decoding 2 2 4.00%
Direction Sense 1 1 2.00%
Logical Sequence of words 1 1 2.00%
Mathematical operations 2 2 4.00%
Missing term in figure 1 1 2.00%
Number Series 4 4 8.00%
Ranking & Ordering- Test 1 1 2.00%
Sitting arrangement 1 1 2.00%
Syllogism 1 1 2.00%
Venn Diagram 4 4 8.00%
Verbal/Non Verbal Reasoning 2 2 4.00%
Miscellaneous 2 2 4.00%
Grand Total 50 50 100.00%

 

ENGLISH ANALYSIS

English
UNIT & TOPIC NAME NO OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS (%) WEIGHTAGE
English 50 50 100.00%
Grammar 25 25 50.00%
Fillers based on Grammar 25 25 50.00%
Verbal Ability 24 24 48.00%
Misspelled words 2 2 4.00%
Ordering of words 3 3 6.00%
Phrasal verbs 6 6 12.00%
Reading Comprehension 5 5 10.00%
Vocabulary 8 8 16.00%
Verbal/Non Verbal Reasoning 1 1 2.00%
Miscellaneous 1 1 2.00%
Grand Total 50 50 100.00%

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE ANALYSIS

Social Science
UNIT & TOPIC NAME NO OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS (%) WEIGHTAGE
Social Science 40 40 100.00%
ECONOMICS 6 6 15.00%
Consumer rights 1 1 2.50%
Globalization and the Indian economy 1 1 2.50%
Money and Credit 2 2 5.00%
Sectors of Indian economy 1 1 2.50%
The story of village Palampur 1 1 2.50%
GEOGRAPHY 12 12 30.00%
Agriculture 2 2 5.00%
Climate 1 1 2.50%
Drainage 1 1 2.50%
India size and Location 1 1 2.50%
Lifelines of the national economy 1 1 2.50%
Manufacturing industries 1 1 2.50%
Mineral and power resources 1 1 2.50%
Natural Vegetation and Wildlife 1 1 2.50%
Physical features of India 1 1 2.50%
Population 1 1 2.50%
Resources and Development 1 1 2.50%
HISTORY 11 11 27.50%
French Revolution 1 1 2.50%
Making of a Global World 1 1 2.50%
Nationalism in Europe 1 1 2.50%
Nationalism in India 2 2 5.00%
Nationalist Movement in India 1 1 2.50%
Nazism and The Rise of Hitler 1 1 2.50%
Novels Society 1 1 2.50%
Print culture and the Modern world 1 1 2.50%
Retaliation and Struggle of British Empire 1 1 2.50%
The Age of Industrialization 1 1 2.50%
POLITICAL SCIENCE 11 11 27.50%
Central Government 4 4 10.00%
Constitutional design 1 1 2.50%
Democratic Rights 1 1 2.50%
Electoral Politics 1 1 2.50%
Federalism 1 1 2.50%
State Government 1 1 2.50%
Working of the Institutions 2 2 5.00%
Grand Total 40 40 100.00%

EXPECTED CUTOFF

Resonance Experts feel that as the overall paper was difficult from previous year, the cutoff is expected to decrease from last year. As per Resonance Experts, cutoff should decrease to 134 from 137 last year.

 

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VARDAAN: Score more. Pay less. Study more. (An Initiative by Resonance)

Resonance launches the special scholarship program, VARDAAN.

An opportunity for the students to Study more without letting financial condition define their success.

We believe that every student has a right to get quality education. And for those who have an innate quality to shine with brilliance.

Under this program, Resonance gives scholarship to the students on the basis of their performance in ResoFAST exam, followed by an interview.

Fee is to be paid only once as per different provisions under the scholarship gained through VARDAAN Scheme to study in Resonance till class 12th.

Remember, Champions are not born, they are created. And here Resonance has introduced another milestone to progress further and make its creations perfectly blessed with VARDAAN.


Who can appear?

The students who are moving to class VIII, IX & X


How to appear?

Through ResoFAST, on 12th Nov and 3rd Dec 2017, which will be followed by an Interview.


Who are eligible for Interview round?

The students who score above 75% marks (from each Class), with minimum cut-off marks in each subject will be called for an interview.


Who will be entitled to the scholarship?

The students who score above 75% marks in test + interview are eligible for Vardaan Scholarship program.


What is the structure and syllabus of test paper?

To know more about the syllabus of ResoFAST, Download Sample papers for respective classes.


What is the pattern of Interview?

  • Questions will be based on the academics part from the respective classes.
  • Past Academic Performance in School & competitive exams.
  • Performance / Participation in Extracurricular activities like dancing, acting, singing or any other creative activities
  • Performance / Participation in sports and games
  • Goal clarity
  • Personality and Attitude
  • Decision-making skills (Case Study)

What are the Vardaan Schemes?

VARDAAN-1: Above 90% marks in interview + test

VARDAAN-2: Above 80% & less than 90% marks in interview + test

VARDAAN-3: Above 75% and less than 80 % marks in interview + test


What is the Fee structure?

Fee Structure (Excluding GST)

VARDAAN-1

INR 49000/-

VARDAAN-2

INR 99000/-

VARDAAN-3

INR 149000/-

 

Class

Number of Years

Enrollment Year

VIII

5 Academic Years

2018-2019

IX

4 Academic Years

2018-2019

X

3 Academic Years

2018-2019

 


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How to prepare for NTSE (National Talent Search Examination)?

The best way to prepare for NTSE exam depends totally upon us what study plan we follow? How attentive we are? And many more factors. There is nothing like a magic bullet or an elixir, which you can get right before the exam. NTSE preparation is bound to get you confused. What to read and what to leave? How to practice for NTSE? How much to practice? If I am from a state board, do I need to prepare differently for NTSE?

Let’s dive into the tricks of cracking the NTSE exam:

  1. Know your Strengths & Weaknesses: It’s necessary to know your strengths & weaknesses. E.g. If you’re strong in mathematics and science but average in languages and weak in social sciences, then you can turn your weaknesses into strengths for an overall good score.
  2. Follow NCERT Books: Follow NCERT books of classes IX and X for NTSE preparation. For some concepts in biology, refer NCERT Class XI Biology textbook (only portions that are relevant to IX and X class curriculum). It’s imperative to thoroughly study the Social Studies NCERT book for NTSE.
  3. Strengthen your MAT section and work on your SAT section: The MAT section tests your mental ability. Hence, you must give sufficient time for preparing for this part. Follow NCERT for the Scholastic Aptitude section of NTSE. You must also read a general knowledge book for ‘out of the course’ questions.
  4. Start your preparation with last year’s NTSE papers: The objective is to understand the type of questions asked and your current level. Take last year’s paper or good NTSE sample questions and just write the exam with all seriousness. This will help you gain knowledge of NTSE and also give you a fair idea of your standing
  5. Analyze your performance: Make sure to minutely assess what you could do and what you had a hard time with. Is it the knowledge of subject matter that you lacked? Or did you miss out because you made some silly mistakes? Or is it that mental ability questions took a long time for you to crack? Whatever it is, just analyze your performance very minutely and critically
  6. Make a plan: Once you know your weak points, make a plan. You will definitely need to study and revise the subject matter. That is required not just for NTSE but also for your school. So there is no letting up on that front. You will also need to practice more mental ability questions. But the allocation of time will depend upon your analysis of how weak or strong you are in that particular aspect
  7. Self-Study is important: For clearing any exam, a decent amount of self-study is important. It is one of the most basic and important of all the tips to become an NTSE scholar. One should devote at least 3-4 hours to self-learning to crack this competitive exam.
  8. Practice with previous year question papers: This is the most effective way to prepare for any of the exams, as when one prepares from the previous year question paper, he/ she will get idea of the format and the pattern of the question paper. So by practicing the previous year question papers the candidates will know how much time to spend on each section.

Just remember that you don’t have to be a Know-It-All to compete and excel. You can be just an ordinary candidate and follow these tips to become a NTSE scholar.

Practice papers for NTSE are available at https://goo.gl/ZcGjom

For more info, visit http://www.resonance.ac.in

How to prepare for ResoFAST?

Entrance exams around the world, have become important stepping stones in every student’s journey towards a successful career of her/his choice. Entrance Exams are powerful tools to identify and nurture young buddying talent; they help in forming an intelligent talent pool of smart students by testing their skills against other students appearing in the exam.

Check out the video below by our Expert to learn Tips & Tricks for cracking ResoFAST examination.

Resonance Forward Admission & Scholarship Test (ResoFAST) is a similar attempt to identify & reward students studying in Std. V to Std. XII+ (XII Board appeared/appearing), who are interested in building up their careers with Resonance. Reward is solely on basis of a student’s performance in a test designed using advanced scientific tools. ResoFAST is held every year for ‘advance’ admissions in Yearlong Classroom Contact Programmes (YCCPs). [ResoFAST will be held this year for Academic Session 2018-19].

Students are often subjected to excessive pressure and stress, so that they perform well in entrance exams. At Resonance, we always believe in attaining maximum outcomes from minimum efforts.

  1. Understand ResoFAST: We recommend that you take some time to understand the exam pattern before you begin preparing for it. Here is the ResoFAST exam pattern for your reference:
  For Class V to X For Class XI and XII
No. of Questions 70 100
Maximum Marks 210 (3 Marks each) 300 (3 Marks each)
Type Single Choice Questions (no negative marking) Single Choice Questions (no negative marking)
Duration 1½ hours 3 hours
Mathematics 1 to 25 1 to 50
Physics 26 to 35 51 to 65
Chemistry 36 to 45 66 to 80
Biology 46 to 55
Mental Ability 56 to 70 81 to 100

For class XIII

Correct answer: +4 marks; Wrong answer: -1 marks

S. No. Subject Nature of Questions No. of Questions Total
1 to 8 PART-I

(Math)

Single Choice Questions 8 32
9 to 16 Multiple Choice Questions 8 32
17 to 20 Single Digit Integer 4 16
21 to 28 PART-II

(Physics)

Single Choice Questions 8 32
29 to 36 Multiple Choice Questions 8 32
37 to 40 Single Digit Integer 4 16
41 to 48 PART-III

(Chem)

Single Choice Questions 8 32
49 to 56 Multiple Choice Questions 8 32
57 to 60 Single Digit Integer 4 16
Total 60 240
  1. Know the syllabus and solve Sample papers:

We suggest you thoroughly study the books for Science (Physics & Chemistry) and Mathematics (NCERT & Respective Board). Attempting sample papers and previous year question papers can help to formulate a better strategy for the exam and to identify your weaknesses. It will surely give you a better understanding of the pattern of the question paper and make it easier for you to finish the paper within time. Download Sample Papers.

  1. Refer to your course book: Course books form the base of all subjects and topics. Every topic is put in a very easy language to help you understand better. You must refer to the course books to master/improve topics in the syllabus. Once you are familiar with your course books, you can proceed to solve questions from other books with tricky problems and sample papers.
  2. Smart work is better than hard work: The attention you pay to a subject/topic and alertness of your mind matters more than the time you spend on it. For any competitive entrance examinations, it is recommended not to count the number of hours spent studying books, rather it is crucial to measure the amount of focused study performed. Walter Pauk has devised the OK4R method, which will help you grasp more information through the proven method of power reading.
    • O for Overview
    • K for Key ideas
    • R1 for Reading
    • R2 for Recall
    • R3 for Reflect
    • R4 for Review or Revision
  3. Spend extra time on your weaker topics: To achieve your best results possible, devote a major portion of your time to the topics that you’re not confident in. This will ensure you get the biggest improvement possible from your studying effort.
  4. Do not schedule similar subjects one after another: It is better to study different subjects one after another rather than clubbing similar ones. It means that studying Physics after Mathematics might not be a good idea. You can sandwich mental ability in between and your brain will be able to absorb all three subjects much better.
  5. Color your books: As opposed to the popular idea, neat books don’t always mean that you are a good student. They also show that books may be ‘unused.’ You can color main ideas in red; dates and numbers in blue; and supporting facts in yellow. Also mark circles, stars, boxes, and hash in margins, wherever needed, to make revisions easier. This trick also makes studying more interesting and visually appealing.
  6. Ask: Don’t be afraid to ask for help! If you need help with any topic or subject, ask your teachers, friends or parents.
  7. Eliminate your personal distractions while you study: Make the most of your time while you study. Don’t waste an hour (or more) fooling around for every hour you spend studying. Isolate yourself temporarily from distractions like TV, video games, and other forms of digital entertainment. Time is always limited.
  8. Set your goal(s): Students who set goals and stick to them are more likely to stay motivated and achieve success in their studies. It is advised that you plan your entire day a night before or the same morning, in a practical and achievable manner. This way, you will be aware of how your day will play out and you can manage your studies and time in a better way.
  9. Rejuvenate: Relax and take breaks during your hectic study timetable. Use this time to rejuvenate yourself, watch a short movie, listen to some songs, or play a sport. It will help you stay focused and feel fresh.

We hope now you prepare well for ResoFAST with complete focus and confidence. All the Best!

For any queries, visit http://www.resonance.ac.in or call on our Toll-free no. 1800-258-5555