Tips to Stay Focused and Boost your Concentration

Lacking concentration? Are you getting distracted frequently and find your mind wandering when studying? Staying focused can be tough when you deal with lots of pressure, stress or worries; moreover, today’s digital environment makes it especially hard to focus.

Multitasking lowers your focus, when you do a lot at once you lose the ability to focus as distraction becomes a habit.

We have got some tips to help you improve your focus and concentration that require nothing but your determination. Try below tips to help you become more focused:

  1. The right study environment

Your study environment can help boost your concentration while studying. There should be nothing—absolutely nothing—in your environment that distracts you from studying. You must study in a quiet environment without anything that drives your attention away from studying.

  1. Set up a schedule – and stick to it.

Creating a study schedule help you boost concentration and focus. Most student focus best in the morning or late at night, you find out where and when you focus best, and then choose to study for those hours.

  1. Train your brain – Start Meditating

Now that you have created a distraction-free environment where you can study without being interrupted, but still irrelevant thoughts distract you? Perhaps, you need to train your mind’s ability to concentrate on only one thing by starting meditating. Meditation is the most powerful tool you can use to improve concentration and bring your ability to focus to the next level. It helps effectively focus on your studies.

  1. Take regular breaks

Regular breaks helps you energise again, maintaining a high level of concentration. Make sure to take enough breaks as it allows your brain to recharge.

  1. Diet and exercise

Perhaps, you wonder how what is being eaten impacts your concentration power. However, it is true that, lack of necessary vitamins and nutrients are responsible for a weak and lethargic body. In the same way, a lack of exercise is related to a slow metabolism.

  1. Sleep well

Your brain needs sleep and seven to eight hours is a must. Sometimes, you may lack concentration just because of not getting enough sleep. Make sure to get enough sleep.

All the best!

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JEE Main 2018 Application Form Correction Procedure Begins

All the registered candidates of JEE (Main) – 2018 are informed that CBSE has started JEE Main 2018 application form correction procedure. The correction facility allows candidates to correct the particulars in the application, and the last date to do it is 22 January 2018.

You all are advised to visit the website (jeemain.nic.in) to verify your details and also you can make the corrections in your filled details, in case any details are filled wrong or incomplete or has some flaw.

You simply need to submit your Application Number and Password in order to get access of the JEE Main 2018 Application Form Correction Window.

  1. The last date for making corrections is 22 January 2018.
  2. The additional application fee (if applicable) can be submitted through credit/debit card /E-wallet (SBI buddy/Paytm) or through e-challan generated during the online correction by cash in the Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank during 9 Jan 2018 to 23 Jan 2018.
  3. You are not allowed to change the mode from computer based (online) examination to pen & paper based (off line) examination.
  4. It is just one-time facility, and therefore you are required to be very careful when making any changes. You will not get another chance to make changes.

Moreover, you can visit the website https://jeemain.nic.in/webinfo/Public/Home.aspx for more details.

All the best!

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KVPY 2017 (Stage 1) Result – 455 RESONites Qualified for Stage 2

Keeping the institute flag high 455 students of Resonance got selected in KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna) Stage-1, a central government fellowship launched in 1999 to attract talented students to pursue pure science courses and research career in science.

The Founder and Managing Director of Resonance – RK Verma Sir told that out of 455 qualified students, 184 are Regular Classroom students and 271 are of Distance Learning Program. He also added that out of all the qualified students 274 are of SX Category (Class 12 Science Students), 176 from SA Category (Class 11 Science Maths students) and 5 students from SB category (Class 11 Science Biology students). The 184 Regular Classroom students consist of 97 students from Kota Study Centre, which is a proud achievement for the region; 32 students from Karnataka Base Study Centre; 15 from Udaipur Study Centre; 7 from Surat Study Centre; 5 each from Mumbai and Jodhpur; 4 from Ahmedabad Study Centre; 3 each from Jaipur and Agra Study Centre; 2 each from Nagpur, Nasik and Rajkot Study Center and 1 each from Bhopal, Chandrapur, Bhubaneswar, Gwalior, Indore, Raipur and Vadodara Study Centre. Verma Sir also said that our institute has always served as a major incubator to develop and showcase these talents in form of qualifications at the IIT-JEE, NEET, Olympiad, KVPY and other national competitive examinations.

Students of resonance have been excelling in some of the most challenging examinations in the country that require deep conceptual understanding. Here KVPY exam is meant for the students of Class XIth and XIIth. Minimum 80% is required for General Category in 10th Boards and 70% for SC, ST and OBC to be eligible for this exam.

The objective of the program(KVPY) is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country. This is a remarkable program as students who qualify for KVPY scholarship program shall be receiving scholarship till their post-graduation for pursuing basic Science courses and research career in Science. Students must also secure 60 % for General Category in XIIth Boards and 50 % for SC, ST and Physically Disabled students. Students will be vouchsafed a scholarship of Rs. 5,000 every month in the three-year tenure of B.Sc. and Rs. 7,000 every month during the two years of M.Sc. Apart from the aforementioned scholarship, students are entitled for a grant of Rs. 20,000 every year during their graduation and Rs. 28,000 every year during their post-graduation.

Resonance wishes all the Qualified students good luck for the KVPY Stage 2.

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.

From Kota study center, 4 students Vedansh pathak (Primary group), Alankrit & Parv Goyal (sub junior group) & Avinash Saini (Junior group) have been selected for merit list.

From Udaipur study center, Hemanth Vyas (Primary group),  from Jodhpur  Nikhil Jain (sub-junior group) & from Bhubaneshwar Ambarish Pradhan & Om Aditya (sub junior group) have been selected for Merit list.

The National Mathematics Talent Contests (NMTC) is a national level examination. 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 Examination is divided in two stages. 10% students are selected in every center of the examination are able to appear for second stage. After second stage, National Level merit list is declared.

Top 3 Rankers of Primary, Sub-Junior, Junior & Inter categories will get  cash prize of   Rs. 5000/- , Rs. 2500/-  &  Rs.1250/- each  respectively,  others in the merit list will get Rs. 500/- each,  which will be sent in the third week of January 2018 to the institutions.

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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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NSEA 2017: Detailed Analysis by Resonance

On 26th November 2017, NSEA (National Standard Examination in Astronomy) – 2017 exam was conducted by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) at many centers all over the country. NSEA is the stepping stage for selection of aspiring and talented students in the astronomy 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 NSEA 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 Astronomy (NSEA) 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 NSEA. There is greater emphasis on physics and mathematics (calculus not asked) and elementary astronomy.

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 INAO 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 each carrying 1 negative mark for incorrect attempt. The subject wise breakup is as follows:

SUBJECT Class 11 Class 12 Total
No of
Questions
Total
Marks
No of
Questions
Total
Marks
No of
Questions
Total
Marks
Astronomy 8 24 1 3 9 27
Mathematics 24 72 7 21 31 93
Physics 20 60 20 60 40 120
Grand Total 52 156 28 84 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
Astronomy 1.33
Mathematics 1.71
Physics 1.42
Overall Average 1.54

Difficulty Level Analysis: No of Questions

Subject Easy Level Medium Level Difficult Level
No of
Questions
Total
Marks
No of
Questions
Total
Marks
No of
Questions
Total
Marks
Astronomy 6 18 3 9    
Mathematics 13 39 14 42 4 4
Physics 22 66 15 54    
Grand Total 41 123 35 105 4 4

Subject Wise Analysis

ASTRONOMY Analysis

Unit & Topic Name No of Questions Total Marks % Weightage
Astronomy 9 27 100.00%
Gravitation 8 24 88.89%
Escape velocity 1 3 11.11%
Gravitational Field 3 9 33.33%
Kepler’s law 1 3 11.11%
Miscellaneous 3 9 33.33%
Miscellaneous 1 3 11.11%
Astronomy 1 3 11.11%
Grand Total 9 27 100.00%

Mathematics Analysis

Unit & Topic Name No of Questions Total Marks % Weightage
Mathematics 31 93 100.00%
Basics 1 3 3.23%
Number Theory 1 3 3.23%
Circle 3 9 9.68%
Miscellaneous 1 3 3.23%
Orthogonally 1 3 3.23%
Parametric 1 3 3.23%
Complex Numbers 1 3 3.23%
Geometry(SL line, Circle,triangle,conic) 1 3 3.23%
Conics 2 6 6.45%
Ellipse 1 3 3.23%
Parabola 1 3 3.23%
Definite Integrals 1 3 3.23%
Definite Integration standard properties 1 3 3.23%
Definite Integration 1 3 3.23%
Definite Integration standard properties 1 3 3.23%
Limits 2 6 6.45%
L-Hospital Rule 1 3 3.23%
Use of expansion 1 3 3.23%
Method of Differentiation 1 3 3.23%
General 1 3 3.23%
Permutation & Combination 5 15 16.13%
Arrangement of given no. of objects from distinct objects 2 6 6.45%
DE arrangement, exponent of prime, principle of inclusion and exclusion 1 3 3.23%
General Equation 1 3 3.23%
General Questions 1 3 3.23%
Probability 2 6 6.45%
Classical diff. (fundamental), Coin, dice, cards 1 3 3.23%
Others (P & C based) 1 3 3.23%
Quadratic Equation 2 6 6.45%
Nature of roots 1 3 3.23%
Theory of Equation 1 3 3.23%
Sequence & Series 1 3 3.23%
Misc. 1 3 3.23%
Solution of triangle 6 18 19.35%
Length of Altitude 1 3 3.23%
Misc. 1 3 3.23%
Radii-In radius, circumradii etc. 2 6 6.45%
Sine rule-cosine rule, Napier’s Analogy 2 6 6.45%
Straight Line 2 6 6.45%
Equation of line various form (except parametric) 1 3 3.23%
Point and line (Distance, Foot, Image) 1 3 3.23%
Trigonometry 1 3 3.23%
Trigonometric ratio & identities 1 3 3.23%
Grand Total 31 93 100.00%

Physics Analysis

Unit & Topic Name No of Questions Total Marks % Weightage
Physics 40 120 100.00%
Capacitance 2 6 5.00%
Energy stored in a capacitor 1 3 2.50%
Parallel Plate Capacitor 1 3 2.50%
Circular Motion 1 3 2.50%
Kinematics of circular motion 1 3 2.50%
Current Electricity 2 6 5.00%
Temperature dependence 1 3 2.50%
Use of KCL and KVL 1 3 2.50%
Electromagnetic Wave 1 3 2.50%
Electromagnetic Wave 1 3 2.50%
Electrostatics 2 6 5.00%
Electric field 1 3 2.50%
Potential 1 3 2.50%
Error in measurement 1 3 2.50%
Maximum Permissible error 1 3 2.50%
Fluid Mechanics 1 3 2.50%
Archimedes Principle 1 3 2.50%
Geometrical Optics 4 12 10.00%
Mirror 1 3 2.50%
Miscellaneous 1 3 2.50%
Optical instrument 1 3 2.50%
Plane mirror 1 3 2.50%
Heat Transfer 5 15 12.50%
Conduction 1 3 2.50%
Miscellaneous 1 3 2.50%
Radiation, Steffen’s law and wein’s law 2 6 5.00%
Rotation Steffens law 1 3 2.50%
Kinematics 3 9 7.50%
Projectile from a tower 1 3 2.50%
Rectilinear motion 1 3 2.50%
Trajectory 1 3 2.50%
KTG & Thermodynamics 2 6 5.00%
Adiabatic process 1 3 2.50%
Kinetic theory of gases 1 3 2.50%
Magnetic effect of current 1 3 2.50%
Force on a current carrying wires 1 3 2.50%
Modern Physics-2 2 6 5.00%
Mass defect & binding energy 1 3 2.50%
Miscellaneous 1 3 2.50%
Newton’s Law of motion 1 3 2.50%
Action reaction pair 1 3 2.50%
Optical Instruments 1 3 2.50%
Eye defects 1 3 2.50%
Projectile Motion 3 9 7.50%
Ground to Ground Motion 1 3 2.50%
Motion in a plane 1 3 2.50%
Projectile from moving objects 1 3 2.50%
Relative motion 1 3 2.50%
Relative motion in two dimension 1 3 2.50%
Rigid Body Dynamics 1 3 2.50%
Toppling 1 3 2.50%
Rigid Body Dynamics (Rotation) 1 3 2.50%
Torque 1 3 2.50%
Sound Wave 2 6 5.00%
Doppler effect 1 3 2.50%
Organ pipe & resonance 1 3 2.50%
Surface Tension 2 6 5.00%
Force due to surface tension 1 3 2.50%
Surface energy 1 3 2.50%
Unit & Dimension 1 3 2.50%
Finding Dimensions 1 3 2.50%
Grand Total 40 120 100.00%

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