Hi Everyone! The 2014 NMTC (prelim) just concluded about an hour back in most indian cities. This competition known for its wacky and non-routine problems is quite akin to the Putnam Lowell competition as the median scores in this competition too are almost zero. (Because of the heavy negative marking). 2014 paper was a mix of happiness, sadness, shock and surprise to me. Actually it was a happy/joyous paper because it was quite an easy one ...(not too easy though)...sorrowful because I DIDN'T do my BEST.- I could have easily scored 20+ :(. Shocking because it contained some totally easy problems and surpising because despite it being easier than prev.papers, it was totally not-solvable in 2 hrs. ( unless you are truly a genius). Owing to my illness, My speed was badly reduced. I was able to attempt only 19 questions, though I could have easily notched up 3-4 more ones . Final score-19 (20 if +1 marks is given for Bonus) :'(
How well did you all fare? Please do post your scores! Do like and reshare so that it reaches a larger audience and we get to know their scores also!
PLS NOTE THAT I AM IN JUNIOR LEVEL AND SATVIK'S ANSWER KEY TOO IS APPLICABLE FOR THE SAME.