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NTSE 2022 Study Material

 

AskIITians NTSE 2022 Study Material for the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Examinations are designed by the NCERT and state boards' curriculum for Class IX and Class X. NCERT doesn't specify any syllabus for the NTSE exam but the exam broadly covers the topics students study in ninth and tenth class.

Check out NTSE Syllabus 2022 here!

 

How to select the best books for NTSE exam preparation?

 

With the vast number of books available in the market, it becomes quite a task to select the best book for NTSE preparation. However, certain parameters can be kept in mind while making the choice:

  1. The book should be based on the latest syllabus and pattern prescribed by NCERT.
  2. It should cover all topics under each section of the syllabus.
  3. Concepts should be explained in a simple and easily comprehensible language.
  4. The book should contain a large number of solved and unsolved questions for practice.
  5. It should also contain previous years' question papers for a better understanding of the exam pattern and level of difficulty of questions asked.

Keeping all these factors in mind, we have compiled a list of the best books for NTSE preparation that are available in the market.

 

Best Books for NTSE 2022-2023 Preparation

 

  1. NCERT Books for Class IX and X:

The best way to prepare for NTSE is to focus on the NCERT books of Class IX and X as they form the basis of the syllabus prescribed by NCERT. Furthermore, questions asked in the exam are also based on the concepts taught in these books.

  1. NTSE Previous Years' Question Papers:

Solving previous years' question papers is the best way to get an insight into the pattern of the exam and the type of questions that are asked. It also helps in time management as students get to know how much time they need to spend on each question.

  1. State Boards' Books for Class IX and X for the Stage 1 Exam:

Since the Stage 1 NTSE exam is conducted by state boards, it is important to refer to the books prescribed by them. These books will help students in understanding the state-specific syllabus and pattern of questions that are asked in the exam.

  1. NCERT Books for Class VIII:

NCERT books for Class VIII can also be referred to as they help in understanding the basic concepts that are required for solving questions of Class IX and X.

  1. Oswaal Sample Papers for NTSE & Olympiads:

Oswaal books are one of the most trusted names when it comes to competitive exams. Their sample papers for NTSE are designed according to the latest syllabus and pattern prescribed by NCERT.

 

Best Reference Books to Prepare for NTSE MAT Exam

 

The Mental Ability Test or Paper 1 of the NTSE exam assesses the student's logical and reasoning ability. The following are some of the best books that can be referred to while preparing for this section:

  1. A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal:

This book is a comprehensive guide that covers all topics under verbal and non-verbal reasoning. The concepts are explained in a simple and easily comprehensible language. It also contains a large number of solved and unsolved questions for practice.

  1. Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey:

This book is a comprehensive guide to analytical reasoning. The concepts are explained in a step-by-step manner with the help of illustrations and examples. It includes many solved and unsolved questions for practice.

  1. A New Approach to Reasoning by BS Sijwali & Indu Sijwali:

This book covers all topics under reasoning, including verbal and non-verbal reasoning. The concepts are explained in a simple and concise manner. It also includes many practice questions.

  1. Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma:

This book covers all topics under logical reasoning. The concepts it covers include verbal and non-verbal reasoning. The book also includes a large number of practice questions.

 

Best Reference Books to Prepare for NTSE SAT Exam

 

The Scholastic Aptitude Test or Paper 2 of the NTSE exam assesses the student's knowledge of various school subjects. The following are some of the best books that can be referred to while preparing for this paper:

Best Science books for the NTSE exam

1. NCERT Science books for Class IX and X:

The best way to prepare for the science section is to focus on the NCERT books of Class IX and X. These books cover all the topics that are included in the syllabus prescribed by NCERT. Furthermore, questions asked in the exam are also based on the concepts taught in these books.

2. Science for Tenth Standard by Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur:

This book is a comprehensive guide to science for Class X students. The concepts are explained in a simple and easily comprehensible language. It also includes a large number of solved and unsolved questions for practice.

3. Fundamental Physics by HC Verma:

This book is a comprehensive guide to physics for Class XII students. The concepts are explained in a simple and easily comprehensible language. It also includes a large number of solved and unsolved questions for practice.

4. Chemistry for Class XI & XII by NCERT:

This book is a comprehensive guide to chemistry for senior secondary students. The concepts are explained in a simple and concise manner. It includes many solved and unsolved questions for practice.

5. Biology for Class XI & XII by NCERT:

This book is a comprehensive guide to biology for senior secondary students. The concepts are explained in a simple and concise manner. It includes many solved and unsolved questions for practice.

Best Social Science books for the NTSE exam

1. Indian Constitution at Work by Durga Das Basu:

This book is a comprehensive guide to the Indian Constitution. It covers all the topics that are included in the syllabus prescribed by NCERT. Furthermore, questions asked in the exam are also based on the concepts taught in this book.

2. Our Pasts – III Part 1 by NCERT:

This book is a part of the history textbooks prescribed by NCERT for Class IX students. It covers all the topics that are included in the syllabus.

3. Medieval India by Satish Chandra:

This book is a comprehensive guide to medieval Indian history. It covers all the topics that are included in the syllabus prescribed by NCERT.

4. Contemporary India – I by Geography for Class XI & XII:

This book is a part of the geography textbooks prescribed by NCERT for senior secondary students. It covers all the topics that are included in the syllabus.

5. Indian Economy by Mishra & Puri:

This book is a comprehensive guide to the Indian economy. It covers all the topics that are included in the syllabus prescribed by NCERT.

Best Math books for the NTSE exam

1. Study Package for NTSE Class X by McGraw Hill Education:

This book is a complete study package for both MAT and SAT exams. It presents Math concepts in a very simple and easily comprehensible manner. The book also includes many solved and unsolved questions for practice.

2. NTSE Class X Mental Ability Test & Scholastic Aptitude Test by Arihant Experts:

This book is a complete guide to the MAT and SAT exams. It covers all the topics that are included in the syllabus prescribed by NCERT. Math questions asked in the exam are also based on the concepts taught in this book.

3. Practice Book on Quicker Maths by Tyra:

This book is a practice book on mental ability. It includes a large number of solved and unsolved questions for practice. The questions are designed to test the student's problem-solving skills.

4. NTSE Mathematics by Rakesh Yadav:

This book is a comprehensive guide to mathematics for senior secondary students. It explains math concepts in a very simple and concise manner and includes a lot of examples. 

5. A Guide to Mathematics for NTSE by Rajat Jain:

This Math guide is not only useful for the NTSE exam but also for KVPY, JSTSE, and NSEJS exams. It includes a lot of solved examples and offers graded questions.

 

You will notice that we have also mentioned books of Classes XI and XII here. Studying ahead gives you an advantage over your peers while solving the NTSE questions.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. Which book is the best for the NTSE exam 2022?

Above you will find many books that can help you with NTSE exam preparation. AskIITians NTSE 2022-2023 study material offers you a crux of the best bits of all these books with expert tips on how to ace the exam and lots of practice questions.

  1. Will NTSE be conducted in 2022?

NTSE 2021 Stage 2 exam is being conducted on June 12, 2022. Bookmark NTSE 2022 exam notifications to know the latest updates and announcements.

  1. Is NCERT enough for NTSE?

NCERT books are a good start for the national-level NTSE exam but for the NTSE state-level examination, students should follow the state board books for Classes 9 and 10. Many good exam preparation books are also available in the market that offer mock tests and sample papers for the exam.

  1. How can I crack NTSE?

To crack the National Talent Search Examination, know your syllabus and exam pattern inside out, go through the NCERT books and other state board books for Class 9 and 10, understand the concepts well and solve practice questions regularly, and take mock tests and sample papers to get an idea of the real exam.

  1. Does NTSE help with JEE or NCERT?

The NTSE helps students identify their areas of interest and strengths. It also provides a good platform to prepare for other competitive exams like JEE, NEET, etc. At askIITians, our experts can help you prepare for NTSE along with pursuing JEE or NEET preparation programs we offer for Class IX and X students.

 

 

 

 

 


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