NTSE 2017: A Detailed Analysis by Resonance Experts Team

NTSE 2017: The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level examination cum scholarship programme. The scholarship programme is conducted by NCERT and students studying in class X were eligible for NTSE 2016 examination and selection procedure. NTSE stage-I was conducted in the month of November/ December across the nation. Stage II was conducted on May 14, 2016.

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

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

  1. Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  2. Language Comprehension Test ( LCT)
  3. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

NTSE Mental Ability Test (MAT) Syllabus

This test is to judge the power of reasoning, ability to think, ability to judge, evaluate or discriminate, ability to visualize in the space, spatial orientation, 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 Scholastic Aptitude Test (LCT) Syllabus (Language Test)

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

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

This section is conducted to judge how much of text-book knowledge you have gained. As India doesn’t have 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) to be 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 four given options. Each right answer carry one point each, thus making the total score of the candidate in a test 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 2017 Exam Pattern is an objective type test based on paper-pencil format.

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Subject wise Marks Distribution

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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 the expert faculties of Resonance. The individual ratings are then averaged to calculate overall difficulty level.

  1. Easy
  2. Moderate
  3. Difficult

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Difficulty Level Analysis: No of Questions

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Resonance Experts made the following observations:

  • Mental Ability: Paper was lengthier than last year’s paper and that is why it is considered more difficult than last year’s paper.
  • Chemistry and Biology: Both these subjects had lengthier and confusing questions which made both of them relatively difficult from last year.
  • Physics: The paper was relatively easy than last year as questions were fairly straight forward.
  • Mathematics: The questions in mathematics were difficult than last year as the focus was on complex topics this year. Two questions of common roots were particularly ambiguous.
  • English: The paper was relatively difficult than last year’s paper.
  • Social Science: Paper was extremely lengthy and 8 questions came out of syllabus which made it a difficult paper to solve.

Overall, it was observed that the paper was on the tougher side compared to last year and thus cutoff is expected to decrease.

Question Wise Difficulty Breakup

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Subject Wise and Topic Wise Analysis

English Analysis

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Mental Ability Analysis

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Biology Analysis

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Chemistry Analysis

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Physics Analysis

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Mathematics Analysis

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Social Science Analysis

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Expected Cutoff

As the paper was relatively difficult than last year, cut off is expected to be lower than the last year. The cut off for General category student is expected to be 80 marks while for SC/ST it is expected to be 60 marks.


JEE Advanced 2017: Download admit card at jeeadv.ac.in

The admit cards of the JEE Advanced 2017 have been released by IIT Madras, the conducting body. The students can download the admit cards from the official website –  jeeadv.ac.in

The link for the admit card has been activated.

JEE Advanced is scheduled to be held on May 21. Paper I will be held at 9 am to 12 pm while Paper II will begin at 2 pm and end at 5 pm.

The Joint Admission Board (JAB) meeting has decided that the cut-off for the aggregate marks in Class 12 for SC and ST candidates will be reduced from 70 per cent to 65 per cent. JEE Main 2017 results were released on April 27. This year, about 2.2 lakh candidates cleared the Joint Entrance Exam main.

Source: Indian Express

NEET 2017 Answer Key – Now Available

NEET 2017 Answer Key with Detailed Text and Video Solutions along with Detailed Analysis are Now Available.

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NEET 2017 Answer Key and Solutions – Check Here

National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 will be conducted on May 7, 2017, by CBSE. It will be pen paper mode examination. It is national level entrance test organized for providing admission in medical courses (MBBS and BDS) offered in medical/dental colleges. NEET 2017 result will be announced on June 8, 2017. NEET 2017 Answer Key Detailed Text & Video Solutions along with Exhaustive Analysis will be available on 7th may, 2017, 5:00 pm onwards.

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JEE Advanced 2017: How to prepare for the exam

Over 2.21 lakh students, who have cleared the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, will now take the JEE (Advanced) for around 11,000 seats in IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) in the country on May 21.

Usually, if you score around 40% (general category), you can get a seat in one of the IITs. The cutoff goes down to around 30-35% at times. Don’t worry about the outcome, just focus on solving the questions.

Here is how you can prepare for the exam in these few days:

1. Solve the test papers of JEE (Advanced) from the past 10 years.

2. Identify the questions from topics that you can solve in all the tests. Work on the weak topics by solving more problems from a good book or coaching material.

3. Write the important formula of all the topics from the syllabus and revise them 2 days before the exam.

4. If you have enrolled in a coaching institute then follow the plan given by them, especially the practice tests. Revise the coaching material well.

5. Feel confident about whatever you know. It’s not necessary to know everything to get a seat in an IIT. But for getting a top rank, you need to know everything in depth.

6. While practicing at home before the exam, you should keep the time limit in mind. This will increase your speed. You have to be fast then only you can attempt a good number of questions.

7. Get a good sleep for 6-7 hours every night at least 7 days before the exam and don’t nap during the day. Try to do practice work between 9am and 12pm and then 2pm-5pm to develop a good stamina. Get up at around 6am every day as on the day of the exam you will have to get up at 6am and be active until 5pm. So follow this routine every day to get the maximum output from your body and mind that day. You will not feel tired during the exam, especially during the second paper. Usually, many students don’t perform well in the second paper due to tiredness/weakness.

8. Follow good food habits these days due to tough summer. Drink milk or fresh juice every day and eat fresh fruits every day. Eat a good breakfast with some solid stuff such as bananas, apples, mango, poha etc so that you have all the energy. Eat light food between the first and second paper. Wash your face with cold water and put some water on your head as well. Take a 10-15 minute power nap, see the formulae with cool mind and do not have any fear. Also, don’t discuss the first paper with anyone.

9. Be careful about negative marking. Attempt only those questions that you are fully confident about.

10. Try to solve simple questions first. You can identify them by their length, options, and figure/graph. Instead of doing all the questions from one subject, attempt simpler questions from all subjects first. Then do the moderate questions and finally the toughest ones. If you can’t solve some questions even after this selection procedure, don’t get demotivated. Always be confident and attempt the next questions. Don’t hesitate in leaving those that will consume more time. There are enough number of questions that can get you a seat.

(Article by R.K. Verma. Verma is the managing director and head of academics at Kota-based Resonance Eduventures Limited. Views expressed here are personal.)

Source: Hindustan Times

Rajasthan boy tops JEE Mains with 100% score

Kalpit Veerwal from Udaipur, Rajasthan, has topped the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2017 scoring full marks. He topped in the general as well as Scheduled Caste category. He is the first student to score 360 out of 360, according to The Times of India. The results were declared on Thursday.

“It is a happy moment for me to be the topper in JEE Mains but I am taking it normally and focusing on JEE Advanced, which would be held next month,” Veerwal told Hindustan Times. “I did regular studies, never missed the classes, kept my confidence high and cleared doubts from teachers to achieve success in JEE Mains 2017.” JEE Advanced is the qualifying examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology.

Veerwal’s father works as a compounder at Udaipur’s Maharana Bhupal Government Hospital and his mother is a teacher at a government school. He has an older sibling who is studying at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi.

He attributed his success to the support he got from his parents and teachers at Kota-based Resonance Eduventure Private Limited’s Udaipur branch, where he has been a student since Class 8. Veerwal said he wanted to study computer science at IIT-Mumbai.

Source: Scroll

JEE-Mains: Udaipur boy’s Hard work and confidence help him score 100 percent

Kalpit Veerval, of Udaipur district in Rajasthan, has topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main by scoring 360 out of 360 marks. A Hundred percent scorer and topper in general as well as Scheduled Caste category, Kalpit is now also eyeing JEE advanced.

Around the same time when results got declared online, Chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), RK Chaturvedi, called Veerval to give him the news. He told DH over phone, “Its one of the best days of my life. I feel optimistic and now I am eyeing at JEE Advanced which is my ultimate aim. I am sure if I continue to keep my schedule unaltered I will be able to crack that also.”

Kalpit believes his regular class attendance and confidence helped him to achieve the goal. He also had earlier topped the Indian Junior Science Olympiad and the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE).

Sharing his success mantra with DH, Veerval said, “I have been studying in Kota’s resonance since my 8th class and finally I have been able to crack the entrance in first attempt”. While most of the aspirants say that they study for 12-16 hours a day, Veerval has a different tale to share, “I hardly used to study 6-7 hours per day. I used to take proper food and sleep and my parents were round the corner with me to ensure that I stay fit”, the topper added.

Sports is the best way to De-stress yourself

When asked how did he manage to keep stress away while studying in Kota which is known for the ugly suicides of students, Kalpit said, “I used to play badminton and cricket regularly but stopped watching television. I also surfed internet to increase my knowledge”.

Veerval is equally proud to be first in his family to choose JEE field. His elder brother is a medical student in AIIMS. “My brother was interested in medicine as he was influenced by our father, who is a compounder at Udaipur’s Maharana Bhupal Government Hospital.”

His mother Pushpa Veerwal, who is a government school teacher told DH, “My son used to work hard but at the same time he did not neglect other priorities. He performed well in school also and equally participated in sports related activities. We are hopeful this result will help him to succeed in Advanced entrance as well.”

The results of the exam conducted for admission to various engineering colleges, including the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), were declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Over 10.2 lakh students had appeared for the exam at 1,781 centres across the country. The examination was held on April 2 (offline) and April 8 and 9 (online).

Candidates clearing the JEE-Main will be eligible to appear in the JEE-Advanced exam, 2017. The JEE is conducted for admission to B.Tech, BE and B.Arch programmes offered at IITs, NITs, IIITs and other government-approved engineering institutes.

Source: deccanherald