Nature of Test

Assessment Round

  • All students between Grade II & IX can participate.
  • Date of Neltas Test (Assessment Round) : Nov. 2014
  • All students will get Certificate & Performance Assessment Report

  • Grand Finale

  • Students from each grade who have scored 75% and above in Assessment Round will be qualified for Grand Finale.
  • Examination Centres will be finalized by the NELTAS Institute.
  • Date of Neltas Test (Grand Finale) : 1st Feb. 2015
  • Top 500 students from each grade who have scored 75% and above in Grand Finale will be declared in Merit and Awarded.
  • Pattern of the Test
    Grade Type Of Questions No Of Questions Duration Marks Negative Marking(per wrong answer)
    II,III & IV MCQ 50 60 Mins. 100 0.5
    V & VI MCQ 60 60 Mins. 120 0.5
    VII,VIII & IX MCQ 75 60 Mins. 150 0.5
    The Test

    The NELTAS’ test will be conducted to judge the students' knowledge of not just Formal Grammar concepts but also the application and usage of Functional Grammar.

    Formal Grammar : The Formal Grammar approach sees grammar as a set of rules which specify all grammatical structures of a language. This approach makes a clear distinction between grammatical and ungrammatical sentence.

    Functional Grammar : Often, while communicating with others we end up using sentences that sound more appropriate despite being grammatically incorrect. Thus we do use Functional Grammar, knowingly or unknowingly. Functional Grammar views grammar as a resource for creating meaning in written and spoken discourse. Functional Grammar approaches the subject from a functional perspective. The term ‘function’ refers to an approach to understand grammar that focuses on how language works to achieve a variety of functional and communicative purposes. The emphasis is thus on how, the purpose for which language is used and the context in which it appears. This, in turn, affects the choices, the speaker and the writer make.

    Thus, NELTAS’ test is designed to give an insight into the child's mind and test his ability to juxtapose Formal Grammar concepts with Functional Grammar.

    Syllabus

    Grade III & IV
    Subject & Predicate Phrases Parts Of Speech Tenses Articles
    Punctuation HomoPhones Vocabulary Functional Grammar Comprehension
    Grade V
    Subject & Predicate Phrases & Clauses Parts of Speech Kinds of sentences Degrees of Comparison
    Tenses Modal Auxiliaries Articles Punctuation Homophones
    Vocabulary Idioms & Proverbs Functional Grammar Comprehension  
    Grade VI
    Subject & Predicate Phrases & Clauses Parts of Speech Kinds of Sentences Degrees of Comparison
    Tenses Modal Auxiliaries Question Tag Direct & Indirect Speech Articles
    Punctuation Vocabulary Idioms & Proverbs Functional Grammar Comprehension
    Grade VIII
    Parts of Speech Determiners Tenses Voice Modal Auxiliaries
    Question Tag Direct & Indirect Speech Punctuation Figures of Speech Clauses
    Transformation of Sentences Vocabulary Idioms & Proverbs Functional Grammar Comprehension
    Grade VIII & IX
    Parts of Speech Determiners Tenses Voice Modal Auxiliaries
    Question Tag Direct & Indirect Speech Punctuation Figures of Speech Clauses
    Transformation of Sentences Vocabulary Idioms & Proverbs Functional Grammar Comprehension
     
     
     
     
     
    NELTAS PAR (Performance Assessment Report)

    NELTAS PAR (Performance Assessment Report) is an exhaustive report which is achieved by assessing the student's performance over different set of skills. These skills not only test the student's existing knowledge in grammar, comprehension and vocabulary but also determine whether the student can apply that knowledge in different contexts.

    NELTAS PAR will-

    1. Make the Student aware of his strengths & weaknesses.
    2. Instruct him on the skills he needs to develop.
    3. Inform him about the ones he already has.

    The Students will be assessed on the basis of following set of skills :

    1. Application of Functional Grammar.
    2. Correct usage and Concept application.
    3. Word building and Spelling.
    4. Vocabulary in different contexts.
    5. Identifying the theme or purpose of the passage.
    6. Inferring and Identifying implied ideas.
    7. Reasoning ability and Deducing.
    8. Appreciating Poetry and Poetic Ideas.
    9. Extracting information and direct facts.
    10. Punctuation and Sentence formation.
     
     
  • An all inclusive guide containing three sections –
  • Formal Grammar
  • Functional Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Specially designed to suit the students' needs of understanding the concepts, their usage and application.
  • Ample and varied exercises along with answers, in each section.
  • A set of 3 Past years Question papers along with answers.
  • Skill-based questions for thorough practice and understanding.
  • Comprehensive list of skills used in each Question paper.