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NTSE Paper Analysis: Stage 1

Here we are going to analyse the 2013 National Talent Search Examination or NTSE 2013 as it is more popularly known to ensure that your life become easier as you prepare for the all-important exam. Conducted in two stages, this test aims to identify talented students studying in Class X and nurture them. It is an all-India exam and the first stage was held on 24th November 2013. The results for NTSE 2013 were announced in February 2014.

FIRST STAGE OF NTSE

The first stage of NTSE 2013 tested three abilities in allotted time and through allocation of marks shown in the table below. This is a general distribution and the NTSE paper pattern can vary from state to state. There is no negative marking in first stage of examination.

Name of Test

Subject

Time of Test

No. of Questions

Marks Allocated

Mental Ability Test

 

9.00 a.m. - 9.45 p.m.

50

50

Languages Comprehension Test

English/Hindi

10.15 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

40

40

Scholastic Aptitude Test

 

11.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

100

100

 

Sciences

 

35

35

 

 

Physics

12

12

 

 

Chemistry

11

11

 

 

Biology

12

12

 

Social Sciences

 

35

35

 

 

History

11

11

 

 

Geography

10

10

 

 

Civics

9

9

 

 

Economics

5

5

 

Mathematics

 

20

20

Total

 

 

180

180

SYLLABUS

This was an all-India exam; however, the syllabus for NTSE 2013 was based broadly on the prescribed State Board Syllabuses of Class IX and X.

  • NTSE exam for Sciences, Mathematics and Social Sciences covered questions from respective State Boards syllabus of Class IX and X.

  • Mental Aptitude Test covered general questions that test their power of reasoning and evaluate.

  • Language Comprehension Test was a general test that focuses on vocabulary, grammar and basic understanding of topics covered by the State/UT Board Books.

TOPIC-WISE ALLOCATION OF MARKS

In the tables given below is provided the marks allocation as per topic of every subject as per NTSE 2013 of Rajasthan State. Most states follow a similar pattern, but you need to analyse the NTSE paper pattern of the state from which you are planning to appear from.

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This is just a broad guide that tells you which topics carry what weightage and thus help you plan your study schedule.

  • PHYSICS

TOPIC

No of Questions

No. of Marks

Weightage (in %)

Wave Motion of Sound

3

3

25.0

Electricity

2

2

16.7

Sources of Energy and Nuclear Physics

2

2

16.7

Heat and Universe

2

2

16.7

Magnetic Effect of Current

1

1

8.3

Light

1

1

8.3

Force and Laws of Motion

1

1

8.3

Total

12

12

100.0

  • CHEMISTRY

TOPIC

No of Questions

No. of Marks

Weightage (in %)

Structure of Atoms

2

2

18.2

Acids, Bases and Salts

2

2

18.2

Metals and Non- Metals

2

2

18.2

Mole Concept

1

1

9.1

Periodic Table

1

1

9.1

Carbon and Its Compounds

1

1

9.1

Total

11

11

100.0

  • BIOLOGY

TOPIC

No of Questions

No. of Marks

Weightage (in %)

Nutrition

3

3

25.0

Diversity of Living World

3

3

25.0

Transportation

2

2

16.7

Fundamental Unit of Life

1

1

8.3

Tissue

1

1

8.3

Reproduction

1

1

8.3

Control and Coordination

1

1

8.3

Total

12

12

100.0

  • MATHEMATICS

TOPIC

No of Questions

No. of Marks

Weightage (in %)

Trigonometry

2

2

10.0

Lines and Angles, Triangles

2

2

10.0

Perimeter and Area of Plane Figure

2

2

10.0

Surface Area and Volume

2

2

10.0

Statistics

2

2

10.0

Number System

1

1

5.0

Surds and Exponents

1

1

5.0

Polynomial

1

1

5.0

Linear Equations in two Variables

1

1

5.0

Quadratic Equations

1

1

5.0

Progression

1

1

5.0

Co-ordinate Geometry

1

1

5.0

Quadrilateral

1

1

5.0

Circle

1

1

5.0

Probability

1

1

5.0

Total

20

20

100.0

  • HISTORY

TOPIC

No of Questions

No. of Marks

Weightage (in %)

The Nationalist Movement in Indo-China

1

1

12.5

Work, Life and Leisure

1

1

12.5

Print Culture and the Modern World

1

1

12.5

Nazism and the Rise of Hitler

1

1

12.5

Pastoralist in the Modern World

1

1

12.5

Peasants and Farmers

1

1

12.5

History and Sport: The Story of Cricket

1

1

12.5

The Indian National Movement

1

1

12.5

Total

8

8

100.0

  • GEOGRAPHY

TOPIC

No of Questions

No. of Marks

Weightage (in %)

Forest and Wild Life Resources

2

2

20.0

Mineral and Energy Resources

2

2

20.0

Physical Division of India

2

2

20.0

Drainage

1

1

10.0

Climate

1

1

10.0

Population

1

1

10.0

Water Resources

1

1

10.0

Total

10

10

100.0

  • CIVICS

TOPIC

No of Questions

No. of Marks

Weightage (in %)

Federalism

2

2

22.22

Democracy in the Contemporary World 

2

2

22.23

Political Parties

1

1

11.11

Constitutional Design

1

1

11.11

Electoral Politics

1

1

11.11

Working of Institutions

1

1

11.11

What is Democracy, Why Democracy

1

1

11.11

Total

9

9

100.0

  • ECONOMICS

TOPIC

No of Questions

No. of Marks

Weightage (in %)

Sectors of the Indian Economy

2

2

40.0

Consumer Rights  

2

2

40.0

Globalisation and the Indian Economics 

1

1

20.0

Total

5

5

100.0

  • General Knowledge

Note: This section can vary for every state and Union Territory.

TOPIC

No of Questions

No. of Marks

Weightage (in %)

Rajasthan General Knowledge

3

3

10.0

Total

3

3

100.0

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