NTSE Books: The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is one of the most prestigious scholarship examinations in the country to identify talented individuals who are at the school level. NTSE gives financial assistance to these individuals throughout their academic career. NTSE is a highly competitive exam, it is difficult to crack without a thorough understanding of the core concepts. As there are multiple NTSE Books available, it is important to choose the right sources. Here we present you a list of some reliable books for the examination with a brief on the test pattern.
NTSE is conducted in two stages. Students clearing the 1st stage are eligible for the 2nd stage. The 1st stage is conducted by the states/ UTs and the 2nd stage is conducted by the NCERT on a national level. The dates for the same would be updated on the NCERT website.
The NTSE examination will consist of two sections:- 1) Mental Aptitude Test (MAT) 2) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) as follows:-
|Sections||Stage 1 (State Level)||Stage 2(National Level)|
|Mental Aptitude Test (MAT)||50 questions (45 minutes)||50 questions (45 minutes)|
|Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) + Language Test||150 Questions (135 minutes)||150 Questions (135 minutes)|
Though there are multiple NTSE books available in the market it is physically and mentally not possible to go through all of them, thus here are a few books that will help you throughout the preparation for the NTSE:
STUDY PACKAGE FOR NTSE CLASS X (English) 1st & 2nd Edition
This is one of the best books to refer for NTSE. It covers the 9th and 10th standard portion in detail, in a crisp and easy-to-understand manner. It follows the NCERT syllabus and includes previous years question papers. Both the editions are designed to improve one’s mental ability and scholastic aptitude. The 2nd edition also includes the English Language Test modules and it covers subjects like Mathematics, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, Political Science and English Language. It will prove to be a handy tool to crack this examination.
This book is authored by McGraw Hill Education and published by McGraw Hill Education Pvt. Ltd.
The Pearson Guide to NTSE (Class 10) (English) 1st Edition
It is authored by Saurabh Priyadarshini and Navin C. Joshi and it is another handy book to crack this examination. All the sections have been covered in this book. It also has several multiple-choice questions and descriptive questions at the end of every chapter for a better understanding of the subject.
This book is published by Pearson India.
PRACTICE PAPERS NTSE X (English) 1st Edition
It is one of the best books if a student wishes to practice for the NTSE. It includes three sections- Introduction, MAT and SAT. It also has concepts from verbal and non-verbal reasoning for a better understanding. The MAT and SAT sections have approximately 20 section tests with complete solutions available at the end of the book.
We know the importance of the model question papers when it comes to exams like NTSE, this book provides you with a wide range of papers to give you an insight into the examination. The solutions also give a quick take on the approach which will help you develop and understand multiple concepts.