NTSE stage II is scheduled for May 14, 2017 on a national level. The exam will be conducted in different languages viz. English, Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi, Malayalam, Oriya, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, and Urdu. Earlier, NTSE Stage-I examination was conducted by the States and Union Territories in November, 2016. Candidates shortlisted from Stage I will appear only in NTSE Stage II.
NTSE Stage II question paper is divided into 3 sections i.e. MAT (Mental Ability Test), SAT (Scholastic Ability Test), and Language Test. Candidates have to hone their time management skill to qualify the NTSE Stage-II paper. Overall, stage II is slightly more difficult with questions designed to test the conceptual clarity and understanding of various topics and core concepts form Class 9th and Class 10th syllabus.
SAT section of the examination could be easily attempted by simply following the CBSE syllabus of Class 9th and 10th. It is the right time to start the preparation for Stage II of NTSE and here we have provided all the related information, syllabus, preparation tips, suggested reference books, etc. for the applicants.
NTSE Stage-II question paper is divided into 3 sections to attempt. The paper has 200 multiple choice objective type questions of total 200 marks, 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer and 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. No marks will be awarded or deducted for the unanswered questions.
|Test||No. of questions||Marks||Duration|
|Mental Ability Test (MAT)||50||50||45 mins|
|Language Test (English/ Hindi)||50||50||45 mins|
|Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)||100||100||90 mins|
The syllabus of NTSE Stage-II is similar to the syllabus of Class X as prescribed by CBSE. Candidates must consider the NCERT books of Class XI and X for the detailed syllabus. The detailed syllabus for Mathematics, Social Science and Science is mentioned below. The syllabus strictly refers to the NCERT syllabus of Class X textbooks.
|Arithmetic||Popular Movements and Social Reforms||Acid Bases and Salt|
|Arithmetic Progressions||Resources and Development||Carbon and its Compounds|
|Circles||Solar System||Cellular Level of Organisation|
|Basic Geometry||The Delhi Sultanate||Diversity in Living Organisms|
|Coordinate Geometry||The Judiciary||Fibres and Plastics|
|Exponent||The Mauryas||Food Production & Management|
|Direct & inverse variation||The Mughal Empire||Heredity and Evolution|
|Linear Equation||UN and International Agencies||Human Body|
|Number System||Union Government||Life Processes|
|Percentage & its Application||Water Resources||Magnetism & Electricity at Work|
|Playing with Numbers||Agriculture||Metals & Non-Metals|
|Simple interest & Compound interest||Biosphere||Motion and Force|
|Rational Numbers||British Raj||Our Environment|
|Square Root & Cube Root||Culture, Science, and Literature||Periodic Classification of Elements|
|Surface Areas and Volumes||Democracy and Elections||Physical and Chemical Changes|
|Statistics||Diversity and Livelihood||Plant and Animal Nutrition|
|Trigonometry||Early Medieval Period||Reproduction|
|--||Eighteenth-Century Political Formation||Some Common Diseases|
|--||India and its Neighbors||Source of Energy|
|--||Indian Constitution||Structure of Atom|
|--||Indian Economics||The Universe|
|--||Indian Freedom Struggle||Water|
|--||Indus Valley Civilization||Work and energy|
|--||Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks||--|
|--||Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History||--|
Candidates can check below the syllabus for NCERT stage II. Syllabus is of class x level to test general aptitude and awareness of the candidates.
|Mental Ability||General Knowledge||English Language|
|Alphabet and Number Test||Abbreviation||English Grammar|
|Analogy (NonVerbal)||Books and Authors||Antonyms|
|Analogy (Verbal)||Awards and Recognitions||One word substitution|
|Blood Relations||Sports||Reading Comprehension|
|Calendar, Time and Clock||India||Paragraph Completion|
|Classification||World||Rearrangement of Jumbled Words|
|Direction Sense||--||Sentence Completion|
|Figure Partition and Dot Situation||--||--|
|Ranking and Arrangements||--||--|
|Series (Non - Verbal)||--||--|
|Water and Mirror Images||--||--|
The syllabus of NTSE Stage-II is quite vast but there are few topics that need more attention and holds high weightage of marks. If these topics are prepared well then the possibility of scoring marks will definitely increase. Important topics from all the subjects are mentioned below.
The questions asked in NTSE 2017 are of the Class IX-X level, therefore it is advisable to refer the NCERT books of Class 9th and 10th. If the preparation is done with a strategy it works really well and to plan out one, here are few tips to follow.
The NCERT textbooks are the primary source of reference for preparation of NTSE Stage-II, but there are really some excellent books available in the market for the purpose of reference. There are lots of study material, mock test papers available online as well. Here we have mentioned the best options for you to take reference from and prepare well.
|Study Package for NTSE Class X (MAT+SAT+English Language Test)||M.C.GrawHill||938596528X|
|The Pearson Guide to NTSE Class X (English) 1st Edition||Saurabh Priyadarshini and Navin C.Joshi||9332521042|
|NTSE Explorer MAT+SAT+ New English Language Test for Class X (English)||Sonia Lal||9385204955|
|Practice Paper NTSE Class X (English) 1st Edition||S.L.Gulati, Stalin Malhotra, Hari Mohan Prasad||1259064298|
|NTSE Practice Sets||Sonal Chauhan, Diwakar Sharma, (Arihant)||9351763536|
|A Complete Study Guide NTSE (MAT+SAT)||Arihant||9350947005|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.