Budhanilkantha School A Level Entrance Test Syllabus


January 27, 2023

Budhanilkantha School is the National School of Nepal. It is a fully residential school, which draws students from all parts of Nepal. 
The Entrance Test for the admission in A level program of Budhanilkantha School is based on the assumption that candidates have been following the national curriculum of Nepal. The following summarises will be helpful to understand the depth of knowledge tested. The total duration of the Entrance Test will be around 3 hours. 

  1. English Language

The English Language course demands a high standard both in the understanding of written English as well as the ability to write fluently and accurately. The Entrance Test is in two parts.

Comprehension: This will consist of passage or passages of prose upon which questions will be set to test the candidates' ability to understand the content and argument of the given text and to infer information and meaning from it. Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate a full understanding of particular phrases and vocabulary. Questions to test the ability to summarize may also be included.

Essay: There will be a choice of alternative subjects. It is expected that work will be free of serious grammatical errors, will show a wide vocabulary and an ability to handle complete sentence structures with confidence. If a story is written, candidates will be expected to create convincing characters, settings and plots and ability to use language effectively for these purposes. Candidates choosing a discursive topic will be expected to construct coherent and convincing arguments expressing their views clearly in precise and controlled English.


  1. Mathematics

Arithmetic : Proportion, simple financial transactions, profit and loss, simple interest, length, area and volume, the menstruation of rectangle, triangle, parallelogram and trapezium, length of circumference and area of a circle, mean, median, mode and probability.

Algebra: The basic process of Algebra: Interpretation, evaluation and easy manipulation of formula, laws of indices, simplifications, factorization, and algebraic fraction, solution of simple linear equations, quadratic equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations (including graphical method). Finding square roots of algebraic expressions, progressions - Arithmetic and Geometric, HCF & LCM of algebraic expressions, factor and remainder theorem.

Geometry: Definitions and theorems on parallel lines, triangles, congruent triangles, similar triangles, parallelograms and circles and construction of triangles, parallelograms, quadrilateral and squares.

Rectangular cartesian coordinates: Distance between two points, the gradient of a straight line, equations of a straight line in different forms, pythagorus theorem- its properties and applications.

Trigonometry: Trigonometric ratios and their relationship, simple identities and conditional identities, solving trigonometric equations, solutions of a right angled triangle circular measure, half angle and double angle formulae and its applications, heights and distances.

Vectors :         Properties of vector addition & subtraction, simple vector geometry.


Metrics ( 2X2) : Addition, Substraction, Multiplication, Deteminate, Inverse


Transformation : Translation, Reflection, Rotatation, Enlargement and Composit Transformation.


Statistics:        Mean Deviation, Standard Deviation

  1. General Science

The factual knowledge required of the candidates is contained in the syllabuses for Science (physics, chemistry and biology) of classes 9 & 10. Besides these, the candidates are expected to know the current happenings in the scientific world.

The Budhanilkantha Entrance Test, however, is designed to assess the candidates' understanding of basic scientific principles and not just the factual recall of syllabus material.

  1. Social Studies

The questions on social studies will be based mainly on high school social studies courses and other general knowledge relating to national and international issues.

In this way, a candidate needs to attempt questions from all appropriate sections of the test in order to qualify in the entrance test.