NTSE Preparation Guide: Scholarship Exam for Class 10 students


Scholarship Exam for Class 10 students

National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) is conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for Class X students to identify young talent and nurture it through scholarships of Rs 500 per month.

Here is the step-by-step NTSE preparation guide for school students:

  • Go through NTSE Syllabus carefully.Only general questions from the topics listed in the syllabus are asked in the exam.

  • NCERT books are the most recommended NTSE books for preparation. However, askIITians experts have prepared NTSE study material that integrates Class X syllabus with the exam syllabus quite well. Prepared by highly qualified teachers with years of online experience, this study material includes revision notes, formula sheets and illustrations to make studies easier for school students.

  • It is also a good idea to get an NTSE question bank for each chapter which is easily available online.NTSE sample papers with solutions are also available as books. After finishing each chapter, attempt the chapter-related questions from the question bank.

After 20% NTSE syllabus is covered, re-attempt the questions and see how much you remember.

Mark the topics that you find difficult. Re-attempt their questions after you complete 50% of syllabus and revise them, if needed.

  • As NTSE exam day draws closer, do not panic. Give 100% to all the chapters. Important topics you mark while solving the NTSE past papers might be good for revision but you should not be selective during the 'study' stage.

  • Once you have attempted all the NTSE past year papers and sample papers, review your tests to see which topics need more revision.

  • Re-attempt the questions that you had not been able to solve or solved incorrectly earlier.

  • Before exams, you also have to focus on increasing your speed. Best way to improve speed is to take as many mock tests as possible. Ideally, you should be able to solve each question in 1 to 1.5 minutes.

You may also clock the time you take to solve a full-fledged previous-year NTSE paper.

Once you solve your papers, analyze it, compare with the solutions given by experts and seek help wherever required.

Latest NTSE updates

Recently, Punjab and Haryana High Court had imposed a stay on Stage II of NTSE 2014 exam after use of unfair means was confirmed in Haryana schools.

For the year 2014-15, the scholarship amount for Class XI and Class XII students has been increased from Rs 500 per month to Rs 1,250 per month. For undergraduates and postgraduates, scholarship amount has been increased to Rs 2,000 per month. PhD scholarships will be disbursed as per the UGC norms.

There is also speculation that from next year, NTSE scholarships may increase up to Rs 4,000 per month.

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