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    Effective Preparation for Admission to Sainik, Navodaya, and Military Schools

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    Prem Prakash Upadhyay
    May22/ 2024

    The National Education Policy 2020 emphasizes steering children towards self-reliance and professionalism starting from class six. While there are ample opportunities for employment and self-reliance, the competition is equally intense. Parents are keen to secure admission for their children in prestigious institutions like Navodaya, Sainik, and Military schools, which offer entry in classes six and eight. Understanding the objectives, requirements, and difficulty level of these entrance exams is crucial for success. Graduates from these institutions often secure esteemed positions in the military and civil services, becoming responsible and self-reliant citizens. These schools play a significant role in nation-building by nurturing skilled individuals. Therefore, preparation should be thorough and dedicated, with a particular focus on key subjects. Mathematics: Mathematics is a core component of the entrance exams, testing imagination, logical reasoning, analytical skills, and memory. Key topics include: Number systems: concepts, operations, place value, and decimal systems. Arithmetic: LCM, HCF, fractions, percentages, profit and loss, selling price, cost price, marked price, discounts, time and work, speed, time, and distance. Geometry: square and cube roots, two and three-dimensional figures, area, perimeter, volume, surface areas. Data interpretation: pie diagrams, histograms, linear equations. Probability: basic concepts. Effective problem-solving in mathematics involves thoroughly understanding the questions, applying appropriate methods, and arriving at the correct solutions. English Language: The English paper assesses communication skills, writing proficiency, and grammar knowledge. Topics include: Grammar: nouns, pronou ...

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