Delhi NTSE 2016 A Detailed Analysis

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NTSE 2016: The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level examination cum scholarship program. The scholarship programme is conducted by NCERT and students studying in class X are eligible for NTSE 2016 examination and selection procedure. NTSE stage-I was conducted on November 6, 2016 and November 13, 2016 in different regions of India.

Eligibility: As per the eligibility criteria of NTSE 2016 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. Whether a student is from a government or a private school, he/she is eligible.

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

1. Mental Ability Test (MAT)

2. Scholastic Aptitude Test(SAT)

NTSE Mental Ability Test (MAT) Syllabus

This test is given to judge 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 (SAT) 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 & Science)

This section is conducted to judge how much of text-book knowledge you have gained. As India doesn’t has 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 2016 Exam Pattern was an objective test based on paper-pen format.

Table of Objective Test on Paper- Pen Format
Table of Objective test On Paper- Pen format

Test

No.of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Allotted

MAT

50 Questions

50 Marks

45 minute

SAT - Language Test

50 Questions

50 Marks

45 minute

SAT – Maths, Science, Social Sciences

100 Questions

100 Marks

90 minute

Table of Objective Test on Paper- Pen Format
Table of Objective test On Paper- Pen format

S.NO

Subject

Year

2016

Total

1

Physics

14

14

2

Chemistry

13

13

3

Biology

13

13

4

Mathematics

20

20

5

Mental Ability

50

50

6

Social Science

40

40

7

English

50

50

Total Question

200

200

Total Marks

200

200

Overall Analysis:

Table of Overall Difficulty Level Analysis
Table of Overall Difficulty Level Analysis

Subject

Difficulty Level

Physics

1.16

Chemistry

1.4

Biology

1.4

Mathematics

1.1

Social Science

1.5

MAT

1.14

LCT

0.82

Overall Average

1.66

Difficulty Level Analysis: No of Questions

Table of Subject Wise Difficulty Level Analysis
Table of Subject wise Difficulty Level Analysis

Subject

Easy Level

Medium Level

Difficult Level

No of Questions

Total Marks

No of Questions

Total Marks

No of Questions

Total Marks

Chemistry

05

05

05

05

03

03

Mathematics

11

11

08

08

01

01

Physics

12

12

02

02

00

00

Biology

08

08

05

05

00

00

MAT

07

07

41

41

02

02

Social Science

27

27

08

08

05

05

LCT

35

35

14

14

01

01

Grand Total

105

105

83

83

12

12

All subjects were of similar difficulty level, while Social Science, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and LCT were on tougher side, Chemistry, MAT were of moderately difficulty. Based on the analysis, more than 70% questions were easy. If you had prepared nicely, this exam should not seem difficult.

Overall, it is felt that paper was on tougher side compared to last year and the cut-off is expected to be higher than of last year.

Question Wise Difficulty Breakup:

A pie-chart is Difficulty Breakup

A Pie-Chart is Difficulty Breakup

A pie-chart is Difficulty Breakup

Subject Wise Analysis:

Science Analysis:

There are three subject units as following: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. There is around total 100% weightage for all subjects while 35.00% weightage can be considered for Physics and 32.50% weightage for Chemistry and Biology.

Table of Science Subject Wise Analysis
Table of Science Subject Wise Analysis

Unit & Topic Name

No of Questions

Total Marks

(%) Weightage

Science

40

40

100.00%

Physics

14

14

35.00%

Chemistry

13

13

32.50%

Biology

14

13

13.00%

Grand Total

40

40

100.00%

Mathematics Analysis:

There are all mathematics subject units as following: Mathematics 11 units. There is around total 100% weightage for all subjects within high 20.00% weightage can be considered for Number System, Perimeter and area of Plane Figure and 10.00% to 5.00% weightage for Polynomial, Surds and Exponents and other mathematics subject.

Table of Mathematics Subject Wise Analysis
Table of Mathematics Subject Wise Analysis

Unit & Topic Name

No of Questions

Total Marks

(%) Weightage

Mathematics

20

20

100.00%

Number System

4

4

20.00%

Surds and Exponents

1

1

5.00%

Polynomial

2

2

10.00%

Linear Equations in two Variables

1

1

5.00%

Quadratic Equations

1

1

5.00%

Progression

1

1

5.00%

Trigonometry

2

2

10.00%

Line and Angles, Triangles

1

1

5.00%

Perimeter and area of Plane Figure

4

4

20.00%

Surface Area & Volume

2

2

10.00%

Commercial Mathematics

1

1

5.00%

Grand Total

20

20

100.00%

Social Science Analysis:

There are five Social Science subject units as following: Economics, Geography, History, Civics, and GK . There is around total 100% weightage for all subjects within high 27.50% weightage can be considered for History, and 25.00% to 10.00% weightage for Economics, Civics and other Social Science Subject.

Table of Social Sciennce Subject Wise Analysis
Table of Social Sciennce Subject Wise Analysis

Unit & Topic Name

No of Questions

Total Marks

(%) Weightage

Social Science

40

40

100.00%

History

11

11

27.50%

Civics

10

10

25.00%

Geography

10

10

25.00%

Economics

4

4

10.00%

GK

5

5

12.50%

Grand Total

40

40

100.00%

Mental Ability Analysis:

There are two Mental Ability subject units as following: Non Verbal Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning. There is around total 100% weightage for all subjects while 10.00% weightage can be considered for Non Verbal Reasoning and 90.00% weightage for Verbal Reasoning.

Table of Mental Ability Subject Wise Analysis
Table of Mental Ability Subject Wise Analysis

Unit & Topic Name

No of Questions

Total Marks

(%) Weightage

Mental Ability

50

50

100.00%

Number Series

1

1

2.00%

Alphabet Series

1

1

2.00%

Missing term in figure

2

2

4.00%

Mathematical Operations

3

3

6.00%

Coding-Decoding

2

2

4.00%

Sitting Arrangement

3

3

6.00%

Direction Sense

1

1

2.00%

Ranking & Ordering- Test

1

1

2.00%

Venn Diagram

1

1

2.00%

Clock Test

2

2

4.00%

Dice Test

1

1

2.00%

Figure Partition & Counting

1

1

2.00%

Non-Verbal Classification

1

1

2.00%

General Mathematics

25

25

50.00%

Mirror Image & Water Image

1

1

2.00%

Arithmetic Reasoning

3

3

6.00%

Blood Relation

1

1

2.00%

Grand Total

50

50

100.00%

Expected Cutoff:

The overall paper was difficult from previous year, due to relative ease in solving mental ability questions; the cutoff is expected to increase from last year.

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