NTSE Syllabus 2019 – 2020

The National Talent Search examination is a prestigious scholarship program introduced by NCERT, Government of India. It aims to identify talented students to provide them financial support for an entire career. The exam is conducted in two stages. Stage I is conducted by States/UTs and Stage 2 is conducted by NCERT.

This year NTSE 2019 Stage 1 is scheduled to be held on 3 November 2019. Before starting the preparation, candidates must have a clear knowledge of NTSE exam pattern as well as NTSE syllabus. The most crucial element during the exam preparation is knowing complete and correct exam syllabus. This is necessary so that candidates can plan their preparation and focus on necessary topics. NTSEGuru Experts have provided the topics for NTS examination.

Before we get into NTSE syllabus, let’s have an overview of NTSE exam pattern

NTSE question paper is divided into two sections:

Mental Ability Test – MAT section is designed to analyze a candidate’s ability to think, judge, evaluate, differentiate, and power of reasoning. MAT questions are based on topics such as analogies, series, patterns, coding-decoding, classification, etc.

Scholastic Ability Test – SAT section is designed to test a candidate’s academics knowledge. This section comprises of Maths, Science, and Social Science.

No. of Questions in SAT 100
No. of Questions in MAT 100
Subjects Maths, Science, Social Science, MAT
Type of Questions Multiple-Choice Questions
Mode of Exam Online
Duration of Exam 4 Hours (120 minutes for each section)
LanguageAsamiya, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

NTSE Exam Syllabus

Here we provide you subject-wise topics to study during NTSE preparation

NTSE MAT Syllabus

Algebraic ExpressionsBasic Geometry
Arithmetic ProgressionsCoordinate Geometry
QuadrilateralsLinear Equation
Percentage & its ApplicationNumber System
Quadratic EquationsProbability
Simple interest & Compound interestPlaying with Numbers
StatisticsReal Numbers
Square Root & Cube RootTriangles
Surface Areas and VolumesTrigonometry

Science Syllabus

Air, Water, SoilAcid Bases and Salt
CellCarbon and its Compounds
Atoms and moleculeDiversity in Living Organisms
Matters in our surroundings and their purityLife Processes
Metals & Non MetalsHuman Body
Heredity and EvolutionFood Production & Management
TissuesLight and Sound
Magnetism & ElectricityMicro-organisms
Periodic Classification of ElementsReproduction
Motion and ForcePeriodic Classification of Elements
Plant and Animal NutritionChemical reactions and equations
Work and energyStructure of Atom
Source of EnergyControl and Coordination

History Syllabus

Print culture and the modern worldNationalism in Europe
Socialism in EuropeNationalist movement in Indo-China
Russian revolutionNationalism in India
Nazism and rise of HitlerMaking of a global world
Forest society and colonialismIndustrialization
Pastoralists in the modern worldWork, life and leisure

Geography Syllabus

India’s size and location& Physical featuresResources and development
DrainageForest and wildlife resources
ClimateWater resources
Natural vegetation and wildlifeAgriculture
PopulationMinerals and energy resources

Civics Syllabus

Indian Constitution
Local and State Government
Democracy and Elections

Economics Syllabus

Basic concepts about production in a villageSectors of the Indian economy
People as resourceMoney and credit
Poverty as a challengeGlobalization and the Indian economy
Food security in IndiaConsumer rights

MAT Syllabus

Alphabet and Number TestAnalogy (Verbal)
Calendar, Time and ClockAnalogy (Non-Verbal)
Embedded FigureMathematical Operations
Ranking and ArrangementsSeries (Verbal)
Water and Mirror ImagesSeries (Non – Verbal)
Coding-DecodingBlood Relations
ClassificationDirection Sense
Figure Partition and Dot SituationMissing Character
Venn DiagramsWord Problems

Candidate must follow and plan their studies based on the syllabus above-given. Do not skip any part of your Class 9 and 10 syllabi. Stay tuned with NTSEGuru.in for more resources such as NTSE important questions, most probable questions,  question bank , chapter-wise NTSE important questions, etc.

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