Best Books for NTSE 2020

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Jun 18, 2020

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The National Talent Research Examination (NTSE) is one of the prestigious scholarship exams on the national level to chooch candidates with talents and merits and help them for their future and higher studies financially. It is only a few months away. The tentative date of NTSE 2020 Application Form Dates is August 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the notification of the Application form has been postponed. But students must prepare for both stages of NTSE.

Following a good preparation book is one of the most important steps to prepare for an examination. There are thousands of NTSE books available in the book market and the internet but it’s not possible for students to follow or go through every one of them. To ease your confusion we will provide you with a compact list of study material for each section:

Important Points Before Choosing Books

  • The books should be written in the language which you understand.
  • The books should contain enough and correct information.
  • There should be ample examples and various exercises to understand the topics.
  • The books should be checked with NTSE syllabus.
  • Students must make sure to buy the latest edition of the preparatory book.

Books for MAT & SAT of NTSE

Books Author/Publisher
Study Package for NTSE Class X McGraw(Hill Publications)
Study Guide NTSE (MAT + SAT) for Class 10th 2019-2020 Arihant Experts
Pearson Guide to NTSE Class 10 (English)  Pearson India
Practice Test Papers for NTSE Class X 1st Edition McGraw(Hill Publications)
A Comprehensive Manual for NTSE Access Publishing
Target NTSE Class 10 Stage 1 & 2  Disha Experts
Study Guide for NTSE National Talent Search Examination Class 10 Disha Experts
Lakshya NTSE - Class 10 (Study Material + Mock Papers + Motivational Book and CD) AIETS Experts
Prepp Test Series

NTSE 2020 Eligibility

Section-wise List of Books for NTSE

Apart from all the above-mentioned books, candidates would love to read in depths for each section of the SAT and MAT of NTSE Exam because To qualify for the Stage-II examinations, students need to secure at least 40% respectively each in MAT and SAT in the stage-I examination. That is why we will guide you what sort of books will be most beneficial for various sections:

For Science:

NCERT Textbooks Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of Class IX and X must be thoroughly covered. The language of these books will advisable due to its readability for all sorts of students attending the NTSE exam.

For Social Science

As we all know Social Science is really vast subject. For Social Science, i.e. History, Geography, and Civics, the following are the best books:

  • India and the Contemporary World 1 & 2 (NCERT)
  • Democratic Politics (NCERT Class 10)
  • Contemporary India (NCERT Class 9 & 10)

For Mathematics

  • The NCERT course books for class IX and class X must be finished and revised to prepare for the mathematics section of NTSE.
  • For further practice, you can follow Mathematics Books of RD Sharma and RS Aggarwal as reference.

For Mental Aptitude Test (MAT)

  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (by RS Aggarwal) - is the most recommended books for the MAT section of NTSE Exam.
  • For further reference, use Study Guide for NTSE Class 10 (English) by Disha Publication and Study Package for NTSE Class 10 (English) Edition 1 and 2 by McGraw Hill Education Pvt. Ltd.

For General Knowledge

NTSE is not a typical General Knowlege testing exam. Most of the G.K based questions come from NCERT books. But to avoid any difficulties in the examination, follow newspapers like The Hindu, Times of India, The Indian Express, etc so that you stay updated and you will not miss any of G.K. problems in NTSE Exam.

Check NTSE Pattern & Syllabus

NTSE Sample Papers and Previous Papers

Solving papers and practising previous years of papers are the second most important after studying thoroughly the abovementioned books. After completing the syllabus, do solve sample papers and analyse your performance each time. So every time you solve a sample paper, you must practice questions in a time-bound manner. You can download NTSE sample papers and practice them.

  • Practice Test Papers for NTSE Class X (Edition 1) by Tata McGraw Hill Publications

Click Here to Download the Previous Years’ Papers and Sample Papers.

Following best books for NTSE 2020 enhance your knowledge in both MAT and SAT papers and the sample papers test candidates’ power of reasoning, ability to think, ability to judge, and evaluate to discriminate. This will boost your speed and accuracy. Above all, the most important thing is the strategy and hard work. Therefore, keep on studying. We wish you the very best for NTSE 2020.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.