STSE (Junior) 2015 Exam: A Detailed Analysis by Resonance

STSE (Rajasthan) Junior Exam:

On 1-Nov-2015, STSE (Junior) 2015 was conducted for students of class-X & XII.This is the second edition of this Exams introduced last year by Rajasthan Government.

STSE (Junior) 2015 was conducted in three parts, Paper-1(MAT), Paper-2 (LCT) and Paper-3(SAT)). Paper -1 was conducted from 9 AM to 9:45AM and Paper-2 from 10:15AM to 11AM and Paper-3 (SAT) from 11:30 AM to 1 pm. Paper 3 SAT contains 25 questions each from Physics and Chemistry and 20 questions each from Maths and Biology. Continue reading

STSE (Senior – 2015 (Rajasthan) Exam: A Detailed Analysis by Resonance

 ABOUT STSE (Rajasthan) Senior Exam

Every year, Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education conducts “Science Talent Search Examination (STSE)” for Science and Technology Department, Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur. This year too, this exam has been conducted on Sunday, November 01, 2015.

EXAM FORMAT

Based on the question paper analysis of STSE – 2015 held on November 01, 2015, there were 2 papers paper with details given in the table below:

S# SUBJECT TOTAL QUESTIONS ASKED Max. MARKS
1. Physics 30 30
2. Chemistry 30 30
3. Mathematics (Optional) 30 30
4. Biology (Optional) 30 30
5. Mental Aptitude/ Language (Paper 2) 90 90
GRAND TOTAL 180 180

* Students had to choose either one of the Biology and Mathematics from Paper 1 while Paper 2 was common for both.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR STSE

All students of affiliated/ approved schools in state (Central, Public, Convent, Private, Government, Semi-government etc.) who are currently studying in class XII are eligible to give this examination. Students can attempt only one of the Biology and Mathematics according to their stream while Physics and Chemistry is compulsory for students.

SUBJECTS COVERED

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, General Science, Mental Aptitude.

STSE – 2015 (RAJASTHAN)

STSE – 2015 (Rajasthan) was conducted on Sunday, November 1st, 2015. A total number of 180 questions were asked. Question format was multiple choice with only one correct option out of four with no negative marking. Each question was worth 1 points, making total paper worth 180. 90 questions were to be answered from Subject knowledge (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology) while 90 questions were to be answered from mental aptitude and language aptitude.

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
Physics 1.3
Chemistry 1.1
Mathematics 1.17
Biology 1.07
MA/ Language 1.4
Overall Average (B/M) 1.28/1.30

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Subject wise Level of Difficulty Analysis

STSE – 2015 (RAJASTHAN) DIFFICULTY ANALYSIS
SUBJECT EASY LEVEL MEDIUM LEVEL DIFFICULT LEVEL
No of Qs Total Marks No of Qs Total Marks No of Qs Total Marks
Physics 23 23 5 5 2 2
Chemistry 28 28 1 1 1 1
Mathematics 26 26 3 3 1 1
Biology 28 28 2 2 0 0
MA/ Language 62 62 20 20 8 8
GRAND TOTAL (B/M)* 141/139 141/139 28/29 28/29 11/12 11/12

* Grand Total calculated for Biology and Mathematics Stream separately.

Resonance Experts feel that all subjects were of similar difficulty level, while Chemistry was on easier side compared with Physics & Mathematics. Mental Aptitude and Language was on a relatively difficult side. For Mathematics Stream Students, around 139 Marks can be considered easy overall, 29 marks are relatively difficulty and 12 marks are considered difficult by Resonance Team. For Biology Stream Students, around 141 Marks can be considered easy overall, 28 marks are relatively difficulty and 11 marks are considered difficult by Resonance Team.

Overall, it is felt that while paper is relatively easy like last year, the cut-off may remain same as last year.

Mark Wise Difficulty Breakup

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SUBJECT WISE ANALYSIS (Paper 1)

Physics Analysis

Topic wise Allocation of Marks

Unit & Topic Name Total Marks % Weightage
OVERALL BREAKUP 30 33.33%
Current Electricity 3 3.33%
Electro Magnetic Induction And AC 2 2.22%
Electrostatics 1 1.11%
EM Waves &  Communications 2 2.22%
Fluids Mechanics 2 2.22%
Geometrical Optics 2 2.22%
Gravitation 1 1.11%
KTG & Thermodynamics 2 2.22%
Magnetism 1 1.11%
Modern Physics 5 5.56%
Projectile Motion & Kinematic 2 2.22%
Semi-Conductors 2 2.22%
Shm 1 1.11%
Sound Waves And String Waves 1 1.11%
Work Energy And Power 3 3.33%

Chemistry Analysis

Topic wise Allocation of Marks

Unit & Topic Name Total Marks % Weightage
OVERALL BREAKUP 30 33.33%
Aldehyde And Ketone 1 1.11%
Aldehyde And Ketone 1 1.11%
Bimolecule 1 1.11%
Chemical Bonding 6 6.67%
Chemical Kinetics 1 1.11%
Chemistry In Everyday Life 1 1.11%
D & F Block 1 1.11%
Electro Chemistry 1 1.11%
Goc 2 2.22%
Hydrocarbon 1 1.11%
Ionic Equilibrium 2 2.22%
Metallurgy 2 2.22%
Mole Concept 2 2.22%
P- Block 4 4.44%
Polymer 1 1.11%
S- Block 2 2.22%
Surface Chemistry 1 1.11%

Mathematics Analysis (Optional Paper)

Topic wise Allocation of Marks

Unit & Topic Name Total Marks % Weightage
OVERALL BREAKUP 30 33.33%
3d Geometry 1 1.11%
Appication Of Derivatives 2 2.22%
Area 1 1.11%
Binomial Therorem 1 1.11%
Circle 1 1.11%
Complex Number 1 1.11%
Coordinate Geometry 1 1.11%
Definite Integration 1 1.11%
Determinant 1 1.11%
Differentiability 1 1.11%
Differentiation 2 2.22%
Function 2 2.22%
Indefinite Integration 2 2.22%
Inverse Trigonometry 1 1.11%
Matrix 2 2.22%
Parabola 1 1.11%
Permutation And Combination 2 2.22%
Probability 1 1.11%
Progression 1 1.11%
Set Theory 1 1.11%
Statistics 1 1.11%
Trigonometry 2 2.22%
Vectors 1 1.11%

 

Biology Analysis (Optional Paper)

Topic wise Allocation of Marks

Unit & Topic Name Total Marks % Weightage
OVERALL BREAKUP 30 33.33%
Biology In Human Welfare 6 6.67%
Cytology 1 1.11%
Diversity In Living World 6 6.67%
Ecology 1 1.11%
Genetics 1 1.11%
Physiology 9 10.00%
Plant Morphology 2 2.22%
Reproduction 2 2.22%
Structural Organisation In Animals 2 2.22%

Mental Aptitude and Language (PAPER 2)

Topic wise Allocation of Marks

Unit & Topic Name Total Marks % Weightage
LCT 40 44.44%
Autonyms 2 5.00%
Clause Analysis 2 5.00%
Determiner 2 5.00%
Fill up/ Connection 4 10.00%
Fill up/ Phrasal Verb 4 10.00%
Framing Question 1 2.50%
Modal 3 7.50%
Naration 2 5.00%
Passive 2 5.00%
Phrase 1 2.50%
Punctuation error 2 5.00%
Sentence Ordering 2 5.00%
Spelling Correction 2 5.00%
Subject verb Agreement 2 5.00%
Synonyms 4 10.00%
Tag Question 1 2.50%
Tense 2 5.00%
Transformation 2 5.00%
MAT 50 55.56%
alphabet series 1 2.00%
Alphabet test 3 6.00%
Analogy 2 4.00%
Arithmetic Reasoning 2 4.00%
Blood Relation 4 8.00%
classification 2 4.00%
coding decoding 2 4.00%
Counting the figure 2 4.00%
Cube Test 1 2.00%
Decision Making 2 4.00%
Dice Test 1 2.00%
Direction sense test 2 4.00%
Figure completion 2 4.00%
Figure formation 4 8.00%
Logical Sequence of Words 2 4.00%
Mathematical Operation 2 4.00%
Mirror Image 2 4.00%
Missing Terms In Figure 2 4.00%
non verbal analogy 2 4.00%
Non verbal classification 1 2.00%
non verbal series 2 4.00%
number series 1 2.00%
Ranking And Ordering 1 2.00%
Symmetry with Origin 1 2.00%
Venn Diagram 2 4.00%
Water Image 2 4.00%
Grand Total 90 100.00%

Expected Cutoff

Overall, it is felt that while paper is relatively easy like last year, the cut-off may remain same as last year.

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STSE 2015 : Last date to apply extended to 5th October.

Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education has extended the last date for submission of online application for State Talent Search Examination (STSE) to 5th October. The application fee has been  increased to ₹ 120 including the late fee. The exam will be conducted on 5th of October. So if you missed filling out the form, now is your chance to do so.

What is STSE and why should you appear in it?

This exam is conducted for students studying in Class 10th and 12th. Top 50 students in each class having atleast 80% marks are provided with a Scholarship of ₹1250/month while they study in class 11th and 12th. The scholarship is increased to ₹2000/month when student starts his graduation. A student who has cleared STSE in class 10th is not required to appear in Class 12th again, he will be provided with the scholarship. Continue reading