The National Talent Research Exam (NTSE) is a scholarship program which is done to identify and nurture the talent in the students who are in the school level and who appear for NTSE. NTSE honors the talented students by helping them with financial assistance for their entire academic careers. A lot of students are there who cannot continue with their studies due to financial distress. NTSE scholarships also help needy students to commence their studies by providing essential financial help to them. Here are the top NTSE books that are must for every aspirant.
NTSE Books for Every Aspirant:
The selection process of NTSE is spread into two stages. Stage 1 of NTSE is a state level examination where the selection is done by the states and Union Territories through written exams. Students clearing the Stage 1 will be eligible to appear for NTSE stage 2 examination, which is a national selection process, conducted by the NCERT whose details are updated on the NCERT website. Also, find out about the eligibility criteria for the NTSE exam.
The NTSE 2016 pattern set by NCERT consists of two sections – Mental Aptitude Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for each stage is as follows:
|Sections||Stage 1 (State level)||Stage 2 (National level)|
|Mental Aptitude Test (MAT)||50 Questions / 45 min.||50 Questions / 45 min.|
|Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)||150 Questions/ 135 min.||150 Questions/ 135 min.|
There are a lot of books available for NTSE preparation in the market. But it is not possible to go through each and every one of them. For this reason, we have summed up a list with the most popular and effective books which serves the purpose completely and are preferred by the students who have appeared for the NTSE examination themselves.
Following are the names and details of a few very useful NTSE books:
1. STUDY PACKAGE FOR NTSE CLASS X (English) 1st & 2nd Edition
Study Package for NTSE Class X (English) 1st edition is one of the most popular books that the students prefer to go for. This is a book by Mc Graw Hill, famous for its books on education, who has illustrated the contents of the entire syllabus of class IX and X in a user-friendly manner. It includes questions from previous year’s NTSE test papers for reference.
2. PRACTICE PAPERS NTSE X (English) 1st Edition
PRACTICE PAPERS NTSE X (English) 1st Edition by TMH books is the perfect resource to the students for practice. It contains practice test papers for all the subjects which will enable the students to prepare themselves for the NTSE exams.
3. The Pearson Guide to NTSE (Class 10) (English) 1st Edition
This book by Saurabh Priyadarshini and Navin C. Joshi is ideal for students who are preparing for NTSE exams. It has a neatly illustrated layout covering all the topics necessary for an aspiring student appearing for the NTSE exam.
4. NTSE Explorer : MAT + SAT + New English Language Test for Class 10th (2013 – 14 Solved Paper) (English)
The book authored by Sonia Lal is a comprehensive book designed for both the MAT and SAT exams coupled with mock test papers and previous year’s NTSE exams solved test papers. This book is highly recommended for its content viability and credibility.
Preparation for the NTSE exams highly depends on a student’s ability to grasp the conceptual knowledge he/she has learnt till class 10th. One of the most vital aspects of preparing for the NTSE examination is to develop analytical thinking. This is an auto evolving process where the student’s mind will develop logical reasoning with the knowledge learnt, developed concepts, and fundamentals absorbed brought together.
However, subjects like mathematics, social science, science, history, geography, etc. require specific in-depth knowledge about the topics covered. The best way to grasp the aspects of a subject is to follow the various NTSE books on the subjects. These cover the topics with detailed analyses and facts. Going through these NTSE books ensures students proper and systematic learning and helps them become an NTSE scholar.