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Tips to Prepare for NTSE Exam

Jan 20,2021

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level scholarship exam conducted by National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT). NTSE is conducted in two stages where the Stage 1 exam is conducted at state level by state authorities and the stage 2 exam is conducted at the national level by other states and union territories.


The exam is conducted to identify and recognize intellectual student and help them get a scholarship. Students who have already applied for NTSE stage 1 exam now need to start their preparation as well. Though most of the students continue their preparation along with the school, some students completely focus on preparation by starting it a month before the exam.


Here are Some useful Tips given by experienced professionals of NTSE Classes in Pune to Prepare for NTSE Exam:

1. Understand the syllabus:

                From making an effective study plan to forming strategies to perform well in the examination hall, knowledge of NTSE syllabus and exam pattern helps at each stage. You should check the exam syllabus before making your timetable.

2. Check NTSE Previous Exam pattern:

                NTSE is a state level exam that is divided into two sections, Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). Conducted in the offline mode, the paper has Objective type multiple choice questions (MCQs). Every correct answer carries one mark.

3. Understand your Strengths and Weakness:

                Having knowledge of your strengths and weaknesses helps you focus on the right things. If you are aware of your weaknesses, you can look for the solutions.

4. Study from home:

                As you know you start prepare for NTSE before one month of exam you cannot afford to waste your time on the daily commute. This is the time when you should look for self-study or online test preparation options. Live interactive classes or recorded video lectures allow you to help and guidance and learning experience at the convenience of your home.

5. Take Mock Tests:

                Taking as many mock tests, practice tests and previous year question paper as you can is one of the best ways to not just check your progress but also to check your level among other students. It will also help you analyze your performance and look for the improvement techniques to score high in the final exam.

6. Revise Regularly:

                Revision is the key to success. As you already have just one month for NTSE preparation, you cannot think of saving last one week for revision. It is better, you keep revising your syllabus regularly and keep solving sample papers to check how much you know.

7. Get Answers to your Doubts:

                Entering into the examination hall with doubts in your mind will only spoil your performance. So, whether you are taking coaching for NTSE or not, make sure you clear your doubts. If you have opted for self-study, you can ask your doubts by downloading a mobile app.

8. Solve Previous Year Papers:

                This will help you understand the exam pattern and the type of questions asked. Based on this, you can develop your techniques and strategies to attempt maximum questions in the limited time provided to complete the test.

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