NTSE Syllabus 2023, 2024 - Math, Science, SST, MAT

Students preparing for NTSE should know the complete syllabus of NTSE stage 1 and stage 2. NTSE syllabus is divided into two parts - MAT and SAT, with equal weightage. NTSE SAT syllabus contains topics of Science, Math and SST (Social Science). NTSE MAT consists of verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

Note : There is no prescribed syllabus of NTSE by NCERT. The NTSE exam is conducted on the basis of NCERT class 9 and 10 syllabus.

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NTSE Stage-1 Syllabus

For NTSE Stage 1, each state may have a different syllabus. Check your State/UT previous year NTSE question papers and do the analysis. Some states conduct the NTSE stage 1 exam based on state board syllabus while others conduct the exam on the basis of NCERT syllabus.

NTSE Syllabus 2023

Note : NTSE syllabus is not restricted to the chapters and topics mentioned below. The questions in NTSE can be asked from any of the topics and concepts that are included in the NCERT textbooks (Science, Math, Social Science) of class 9 and 10.

NTSE SAT Syllabus

NTSE SAT paper asks questions from Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Math and SST (History, Geography, Civics) subjects. The detailed syllabus of each section of NTSE SAT is provided below.

NTSE Maths Syllabus

The detailed syllabus of NTSE Mathematics :

Algebraic Expressions Arithmetic Arithmetic Progressions
Basic Geometry Circles & Triangles Coordinate Geometry
Direct & Inverse Variations Exponent Linear Equation
Mensuration Number System Percentage & Its Application
Playing with Number Probability Quadratic Equations
Rational Numbers Simple & Compound Interest Square & Cube Roots
Statistics Surface Areas and Volume Trigonometry

NTSE Science Syllabus (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

The detailed syllabus of NTSE Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) :

Physics Chemistry Biology
Light and Sound Acid, Bases, Salt Air
Magnetism and Electricity Carbon and its Compounds Cellular Level of Organisation
Measurements Fibres and Plastics Diversity in Living Organisms
Motion and Force Metals and Non-metals Food Production and Management
Source of Energy Periodic Classification of Elements Heredity and Evolution
The Universe Physical and Chemical Changes Human Body
Work and Energy Structure of Atom Life Processes
Our Environment
Plant and Animal Nutrition
Some Common Diseases

NTSE Social Science or SST Syllabus (History, Geography, Civics)

The detailed syllabus of NTSE Social Science (History, Geography, Civics) :

History Geography Civics
British Raj Agriculture Indian Constitution
Conquerors from Distant Lands Atmosphere Indian Government
Early Medieval Period Biosphere Judiciary
Early States Climate – India and World Local and State Government
French Revolution Diversity and Livelihood
Indian Freedom Struggle Drainage in India
Indus Valley Civilization India and its Neighbors
Industrial Revolution Indian Physiographic Division
Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks
Jainism and Buddhism Major Domains and landforms
Maurya Empire Maps and Globe
Medieval Architecture and Culture Motion of the Earth
Mughal Empire Natural Vegetation
Nationalism in Various Countries Our Country – India
New Empires and Kingdoms Population
Popular Movements and Social Reforms Resources and Development
UN and International Agencies Solar System
Vedic Period Water Resources
World History
World War I and II

NTSE MAT Syllabus

Topics included in the NTSE MAT Syllabus :

Verbal Reasoning Non-verbal Reasoning
Alphabet Test Analogy
Analogy Analytical Reasoning
Analytical Reasoning Classification
Arithmetical reasoning test Dot fixing situation
Blood relations Embedded figure
Classification Folding Papercutting
Coding-Decoding Incomplete Figures
Direction Sense Test Problems on cubes and dice
Inserting a missing character Series
Logical Venn diagrams Transparent paper folding
Logical sequence of words Water images
Mathematical operations
Problems on clocks
Puzzle Test
Series completion test
Verification of truth of the statement

NTSE Syllabus FAQs

Is NTSE stage 1 and 2 syllabus the same?

NTSE Stage-1 and 2 syllabus is almost the same for MAT and SAT papers. In the NTSE Stage-1 SAT paper, there may be some questions of Math, Science and Social Science from the State Board syllabus. Students can verify this by checking their State/ UT NTSE Stage-1 previous year papers.

Is Class 10 syllabus enough for NTSE?

NTSE syllabus consists of class 10 and 9 NCERT syllabus of Math, Science and Social Science. For NTSE, candidates should have strong basic concepts of Math and Science till class 10.

Do NTSE syllabus change every year?

No, NTSE syllabus doesn’t change every year. NTSE SAT paper asks questions on the basis of NCERT syllabus of class 9 and 10.

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