Gujarat 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 Class Wise Overall Marks Distribution
Table of Class Wise Overall Marks Distribution

Subject

Class 9

Column1

Class 10

Column2

Total

Column3

No of Questions

Total Marks

No of Questions

Total Marks

No of Questions

Total Marks

English

24

24

26

26

50

50

Mathematics

13

13

7

7

20

20

Mental Ability

25

25

25

25

50

50

Science

18

18

22

22

40

40

Social Science

16

16

24

24

40

40

Grand Total

96

96

104

104

200

200

Overall Difficulty Level Analysis:

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

Subject

Difficulty Level

English

2.16

Mathematics

1.50

Mental Ability

1.80

Science

1.33

Social Science

1.48

Total

1.70

Difficulty Level Analysis: No of Questions

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

Subject

Easy Level

Column1

Medium Level

Column2

Difficult Level

Column3

No of Questions

Total Marks

No of Questions

Total Marks

No of Questions

Total Marks

English

16

16

10

10

24

24

Mathematics

12

12

6

6

2

2

Mental Ability

19

19

22

22

9

9

Science

30

30

7

7

3

3

Social Science

25

25

11

11

4

4

Grand Total

102

102

56

56

42

42

All subjects were of similar difficulty level, while Social Science, Mathematics, Science and English were on tougher side, Mental Ability 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 all Science subject units as following: Science 3 subjects. There is around total 100% weightage for Physics, Biology, Chemistry within high 21.42% and 15.00% weightage can be considered for Biology sub unit for Diversity and Physics sub unit for Electricity and 7.69% weightage for and Physics sub unit for Nanotechnology and other Science subject units.

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

Unit & Topic Name

No of Questions

Total Marks

(%) Weightage

Physics

13

13

100.00%

Nanotechnology

1

1

7.69%

Electricity

2

2

15.38%

Sound

1

1

7.69%

Biology

14

14

100.00%

Plant Tissue

2

2

14.28%

Diversity

3

3

21.42%

Chemistry

13

13

100.00%

Grand Total

40

40

100.00%

Mathematics Analysis:

There are all mathematics subject units as following: Mathematics 11 subjects. There is around total 100% weightage for all subjects within high 15.00% and 10.00% weightage can be considered for Trigonometry, Linear Equation in two variables and other mathematics subject 5.00% weightage for Area of plane figures and Probability and other mathematics subject units.

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%

Area of plane figures

1

1

5.00%

Linear Equation in two variables

2

2

10.00%

Number System

2

2

10.00%

Plane Geometry

1

1

5.00%

Polynomial

1

1

5.00%

Probability

1

1

5.00%

Statistics

1

1

5.00%

Surface area and volume

1

1

5.00%

Trigonometry

3

3

15.00%

Trigonometry

2

2

10.00%

Log

1

1

5.00%

Grand Total

20

20

100.00%

Mental Ability Analysis:

There are two Mental Ability subject units as following: Mental Ability 13 Subject. There is around total 100% weightage for all subjects within high 20.00% weightage can be considered for Non Verbal Classifications, Coding-Decoding and 10.00% to 2.00% weightage for Missing term in figure, Venn Diagram.

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%

Non Verbal Analogy

1

1

2.00%

Non Verbal Classifications

10

10

20.00%

Arithmetical Reasoning

4

4

8.00%

Blood Relation

1

1

2.00%

Coding-Decoding

10

10

20.00%

Direction Sense

2

2

4.00%

Mathematical Operations

1

1

2.00%

Missing term in figure

5

5

10.00%

Number Series

10

10

20.00%

Ranking & Odering-Test

2

2

4.00%

Venn Diagram

1

1

2.00%

Clock

2

2

4.00%

Calender

1

1

2.00%

Grand Total

50

50

100.00%

English Analysis:

There are all English subject units as following: English all subjects. There is around total 100% weightage for all subjects within high 28.00% to weightage can be considered for 10th and Collocation and 20.00% to 2.00% weightage for Transformation of Sentence and Conjunction, and other English subject units.

Table of English Analysis Subject Wise Analysis
Table of English Analysis Subject Wise Analysis

Unit & Topic Name

No of Questions

Total Marks

(%) Weightage

English

50

50

100.00%

Literature

10th

14

14

28.00%

Conjunction

1

1

2.00%

Voice

2

2

4.00%

Phrase

2

2

4.00%

Antonyms

3

3

6.00%

Transformation of Sentence

10

10

20.00%

Figures of Speech

1

1

2.00%

Vocabulary

4

4

8.00%

Grand Total

50

50

100%

Social Science Analysis:

There are all Social Science subject units as following: Social Science all Subject. There is around total 100% weightage for all subjects within high 12.50% weightage can be considered for General knowledge and 10.50% to 2.00% weightage for Natural Vegetation & Wildlife and Organs of Government.

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

Unit & Topic Name

No of Questions

Total Marks

(%) Weightage

Social Science

40

40

100.00%

Agriculture(10)

2

2

5.00%

General knowledge

5

5

12.50%

Drainage

2

2

5.00%

India – Size and Location

3

3

7.50%

Economic Globalisation and Liberalization

1

1

2.50%

Natural Vegetation & Wildlife

4

4

10.00%

Economic Development

3

3

7.50%

Natural Resource

2

2

5.00%

Resources and Development

Water Resource

1

1

2.50%

Dynamics of Human Development

3

3

7.50%

Fundamental Duties and Rights and Directive Principles

1

1

2.50%

Organs of Government

1

1

2.50%

Our Glorious Heritage

2

2

5.00%

Indian Culture: Sculpture and Architecture

2

2

5.00%

World war 1 & 2 Russian Revolution

1

1

2.50%

National Movement of India

1

1

2.50%

Movement Towards Independence

1

1

2.50%

Post Independent India

1

1

2.50%

Indian Culture: Literature

4

4

10.00%

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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