Detailed Analysis of NMTC (Stage-2) by Resonance

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

To check Answer key and Solution, visit https://goo.gl/Q9DZRX

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

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

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

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

Question Paper Type and Class wise Marks Distribution

The analysis below is for the three levels of papers:

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

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Overall Difficulty Level Analysis

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

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

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

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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!

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RMO 2017 – Detailed Analysis by Resonance

The Mathematical Olympiad Programme in India, which leads to participation of Indian students in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is organized by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) on behalf of the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. This programme is one of the major initiatives undertaken by the NBHM. Its main purpose is to spot mathematical talent among pre-university students in the country.

For the purpose of training and selection of students for the Olympiad contest, 25 regions all over the country have been designated and each assigned a Regional Coordinator (RC). Additionally, three groups (Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathana (KVS) have a ‘Regional Coordinator’ each. The Mathematical Olympiad programme consists of five stages.

Stage 1:

PRMO 2017: The Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad (PRMO) is a national level examination. The PRMO exam is conducted by IAPT and students studying in class XI or below are eligible to appear for the PRMO 2017. PRMO was conducted in month of August across the nation. 500 students from each region were qualified post this stage to appear for RMO.

Stage 2:

The second stage examination, the Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) is a three hour examination with six problems. The RMOs are offered in English, Hindi and other regional languages as deemed appropriate by the respective RCs. The syllabus may be found at (give syllabus link). The problems under each topic involve high level of difficulty and sophistication.

Stage 3:

The best-performing students from the RMO (approximately 900) qualify for the third stage – the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO). The INMO is held on the third Sunday of January at 28 centres across the country.

Stage 4:

The top students from the RMO (approximately 35) are invited for the fourth stage, the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) held at HBCSE during April to May. At this camp orientation is provided to students for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Emphasis is laid on developing conceptual foundations and problem-solving skills. Several selection tests are held during this camp. On the basis of performance in these tests six students are selected to represent India at the IMO. Resource persons from different institutions across the country are invited to the training camps.

Stage 5:

The selected team undergoes a rigorous training programme for about 8-10 days at HBCSE prior to its departure for the IMO.

Stage 6:

The Olympiad programme culminates with the participation of the students in the IMO. The students are accompanied by 4 teachers or mentors.

 

Eligibility: As per the eligibility criteria of PRMO, Born on or after August 1, 1998 and All Indian students who are born on or after August 1, 1998 and, in addition, are in Class XI or below are eligible to appear for the PRMO 2017. A student from any state of the country can register for this examination. A student can be from a government or a private school.

 

 Conducting Body:

PRE RMO- IAPT (www.iapt.org.in) through regional coordinators

RMO- Regional Coordinators

INMO- HBCSE (olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in)

 

Geographical Regions:

Assam, Chattisgarh, Coastal AP & Rayalseema, Delhi, Gujarat- Daman-Diu-Dadra Nagar Haveli, Jammu, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa, Meghalaya, Mumbai, North Bihar and Patna, North Western States, Odisha, Rajasthan, South Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal.

 

Special Regions: CBSE Schools, KV Schools, JNV Schools

 

Syllabus: The syllabus for Mathematical Olympiad (regional, national and international) is pre-degree college mathematics. The areas covered are arithmetic of integers, geometry, quadratic equations and expressions, trigonometry, co-ordinate geometry, system of linear equations, permutations and combination, factorization of polynomial, inequalities, elementary combinatorics, probability theory and number theory, finite series and complex numbers and elementary graph theory. The syllabus does not include calculus and statistics. The major areas from which problems are given are algebra, combinatorics and geometry and number theory. The syllabus is in a sense spread over Class XI to Class XII levels, but the problems under each topic involve high level of difficulty and sophistication. The difficulty level increases from PRMO to RMO to INMO to IMO.

 

EXAM STRUCTURE

RMO has six to eight problems (differ from region to region) that students have to solve in three hours. Following is the region wise paper pattern.

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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 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 Analysis: No of Questions

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* Guj,Raj,CH,MP,JH,WB: Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal

Resonance Experts feel that papers across were of similar difficulty level, while paper at Maharashtra and Goa was on more difficult side compared with Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

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 increase than that of last year.

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Region wise Topic Analysis

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RMO 2017 – Solutions and Detailed Analysis available now

Regional Mathematics Olympiad (RMO) was conducted on 8th October 2017. You can get Solution along with Detailed analysis prepared by Expert faculties of Resonance Eduventures, Kota.

Download RMO 2017 Solutions and Detailed Analysis

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Outstanding results by Resonites in NTSE Stage-2

NTSE Result 2017 for NTSE Stage 2 is declared on 23rd August 2017 by NCERT. The result has been acclaimed as a considerable success for the students of Resonance. This year our selection rate expanded by 48.67% as compared to the last year and total of 168 students from Resonance were selected for the scholarship.

It is a great deal of pride that 1720 students have been selected for NTSE from Resonance since 2006.

NTSE is considered as one of the toughest scholarship exams of India. This year the cut –off for the selection is as follows:

Category

Cut – off Marks

General

77

Scheduled Caste

46.67

Scheduled Tribe

47.67

Physically Handicapped

49.33

This year, the general outcome has been set up on the premise of 143 marks out of 150 as 7 questions were declared off base by NCERT. The exam was held on 14th May 2017. Around 4000 students were selected for the second round from all over India. Out of these, usually 1000 students are selected however this time 922 students have been selected for final scholarship of Rs. 1250/-PM which will be provided up to their higher education.

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PRMO 2017 – Detailed Analysis by Resonance

PRMO 2017: The Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad (PRMO) is a national level examination. The PRMO exam is conducted by IAPT and students studying in class XI or below are eligible to appear for the PRMO 2017. PRMO was conducted in month of August across the nation.

 


 

Eligibility: As per the eligibility criteria of PRMO, Born on or after August 1, 1998 and All Indian students who are born on or after August 1, 1998 and, in addition, are in Class XI or below are eligible to appear for the PRMO 2017. A student from any state of the country can register for this examination. A student can be from a government or a private school.

 

Conducting Body:

PRE RMO- IAPT (www.iapt.org.in) through regional coordinators

RMO- Regional Coordinators

INMO- HBCSE (olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in)

Geographical Regions:

Assam, Chattisgarh, Coastal AP & Rayalseema, Delhi, Gujarat- Daman-Diu-Dadra Nagar Haveli, Jammu, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa, Meghalaya, Mumbai, North Bihar and Patna, North Western States, Odisha, Rajasthan, South Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal.

Special Regions: CBSE Schools, KV Schools, JNV Schools

Pattern/ Syllabus: The syllabus of PRMO is not fixed and broadly consist of topics of Algebra, Geometry, Number Theory and Combinatorics till Class XI level.

Question Paper: The paper consisted of 30 questions of single or double digit integers to be solved in 150 minutes. The medium of test is English and regional languages. 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. There was no negative marking in the paper.

 

CLASS WISE MARK 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 done by expert faculty of Resonance. The individual ratings are then averaged to calculate overall difficulty level.

1: Easy                2: Moderate            3: Difficult

The difficulty level of the paper comes out to be 2.23 as per Resonance experts. Out of the total 30 questions, 5 questions were easy, 13 were moderate while 12 questions were difficult.

 

SUBJECT WISE AND TOPIC WISE ANALYSIS

MATHEMATICS ANALYSIS

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EXPECTED CUTOFF

The cut off for General category student is expected to be 11 marks in this paper for Rajasthan region. The region wise expected cutoff is as follows:

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Resonites shine again by securing Bronze at IMO 2017 and Silver at IPhO 2017

Congratulations India!!!

Our boys make India proud yet again. This year Resonance brings two medals for India in international Olympiads, a silver in IPhO and Bronze in IMO.


For the first time from Kota City, year 2017 has proved as special as Resonance has produced many historical results, adding glory to the name of Kota City. One of the Classroom students of Resonance, Kota Yash Sanjeev has received plaudits as he represented India in International Mathematical Olympiad 2017 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and grabbed a Bronze Medal. This is first time from Kota City that someone represented India in IMO & secured a medal in IMO.

Pawan Goyal of Resonance, Kota has brought laurels to the country by grabbing a Silver medal in the 48th edition of the International Physics Olympiad in Jakarta, Indonesia. He achieved this milestone when he is merely in Class XIth. Pawan has a yearning interest in Physics and aimed of representing India in International Physics Olympiad since the time he acquired Gold Medal in IJSO in 2015. He stood at second rank in Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna in 2016.

They have made the entire nation proud. They are our shining star. Well done and always shine on!

 

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