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How to prepare for NTSE Stage 2 in the last few days

NTSE or The National Talent Search Examination is conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) nation-wide to award scholarships to aspiring students. So, if you have successfully passed their stage I exam, it is time for you to buckle up for their Stage II exam to be held on May, 14, 2017.


The last few days before the exam is a crucial time where you need to concentrate on revising and revising only. First and foremost fix yourself a daily routine for the remnant days so that you have a goal for the entire day when you wake up in the morning. Try to clock in 8 to 9 hours of intense studying during the last few days. Waking up early is another key point to be followed. Also, you are advised to do some morning exercise that will help you keep your body as well as mind fresh and alert. Avoid studying in the afternoon post lunch and try to squeeze in a power nap here.

Try to concentrate on important topics as mentioned below:

1. MAT (Mental Ability Test): Maximum weightage is given to this section in the exam. Analytical and application-based questions, clocks and calendar are what you should be thorough with.  Also, logical Venn Diagrams, Coding-Decoding, Number Series, Missing Terms, Seating Arrangements are some other important topic to look into.

Mental Ability Test (MAT): Since this is an important section of the exam, let’s delve deeper into it. This section has 50 questions all together. You need to get 20 questions correct to make it to the cutoff score. This is clearly the most difficult section and all you get is just 45 minutes to attempt this section. This section comprises of some of the trickiest questions for testing your logical reasoning ability. Try to incorporate shortcut formulas and tricks to solve questions to save time. Try to give maximum time to practice this section.

  1. Geography is yet another important subject from the exam score point of view. Questions based on maps should be revised over and over again.
  2. History: This subject might feel too boring for students but try to revise this as well. Topics like Nazism and Rise of Hitler, Nationalism in India and the Rise of Nationalism in Europe need special attention.
  3. Social Studies: Industries, Climate, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife, Physical Division of India, Globalization and Indian Economy, Union Executive and Legislature are some of the important topics to be covered in this subject.
  4. Physics: This is a subject that demands you to understand the basics. Concentrate on topics like Motion, Light, Gravitation, Electricity and Magnetism.
  5. Mathematics: Constant practice of these topics is the only way to score in Maths. Area & Volumes, Number System, Triangles, Algebraic Expressions, and Equations and Regular Polygons.
  6. Chemistry: Your last minute topics of interest should be Solutions, Metals and Non-Metals, Acids, Bases, and Salts, Chemical Reactions, State of Matter and Gas Law.
  7. Language Test: Brush up your sentence completion and comprehension reading skills. Make sure you also time yourself during practicing the comprehensions.Last but not the least; solve as many mock test papers as possible on a daily basis as this will hone your time management skill. This way you will also get familiar with the NTSE Stage-II exam pattern and help you determine as to how to attempt the paper, how to allocate time to each section and which section needs more of your attention.


So, get going and start following these easy tips to secure your scholarship!

2017-05-08T13:43:49+00:00 Categories: Blog|0 Comments

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