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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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.

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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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Resonance PCCP Student selected in “Indian National Mathematics Olympiad” (INMO). Will now compete to represent India on International Level

In the series of success one more achievement has been credited in  Resonance  PCCP account.  Student of  PCCP Mumbai Study Center “ GITANJIT MEDHI” (Class- IX)  has been selected  for  Training Camp of INMO (Indian National Mathematics Olympiad)  He is one out of the three,  selected from Mumbai for the camp. This camp would be held in Delhi in the Month of February. 6 students from this camp will be selected to represent  India in International Mathematics Olympiad. Continue reading

Resonance Student won Bronze Medal in International Earth Science Olympiad 2015

Resonite Kushagra Jain won Bronze Medal in 9th International Earth Science Olympiad held in Brazil between 13th September to 20th September 2015. Kushagra represented India and received Bronze Medal for the country . Special classes were conducted for him by the Expert faculties of Resonance PCCP (Pre-Foundation Career Care Programmes) division . He received Bronze Medal in both Individual and team activity.

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