NTSE Syllabus 2020
Maniprabha.singh, 01 Jun 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Syllabus 2020 – National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will set the syllabus of NTSE 2020. For both Stage 1 & Stage 2, question papers are created after considering the NTSE 2020 syllabus. Students appearing for the exam must be aware of NTSE syllabus to prepare for the test. National Talent Search Examination conducts at state-level, Stage I and national level, Stage II. Usually, the stage 1 syllabus and stage 2 syllabus remains the same, only the difficulty level of the test will vary. NTSE syllabus includes important topics of the Class IX and X syllabus. NTSE 2020 has two parts that are SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and MAT (Mental Ability Test). The MAT section will test students on their thinking ability, reasoning etc. while the SAT is further divided into three sub-sections namely Science, Maths and Social Science. Based on previous years’ question papers, a list of tentative topics is compiled by the experts which can be used as NTSE syllabus 2020. Read the article to check the syllabus-

NTSE Syllabus 2020 for MAT

NTSE MAT syllabus includes different topics on verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. Below are the topics of NTSE MAT

Verbal Reasoning

Analogy

Puzzle Test

Alphabet Test

Mathematical operations

Classification

Logical Venn diagrams

Blood relations

Arithmetical reasoning test

Series

Logical sequence of words

Verification of truth of the statement

Inserting a missing character

Coding- Decoding

Problems on clocks

Analytical Reasoning

Tests

Direction Sense Test

Series completion test



Non-Verbal Reasoning

Classification

Series

Analogy

Incomplete Figures

Transparent paper folding

Embbeded figure

Dot fixing situation

Folding Paper cutting

Analytical Reasoning

Water images

Problems on cubes and dice


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NTSE Syllabus 2020 for SAT

NCERT has not specified any syllabus for NTSE 2019. Those appearing for the exam will have to appear for two papers namely MAT and SAT. The NTSE SAT syllabus comprises of topics from Science, Social Science and Mathematics. The topics will be from the class IX and X syllabus. Check the subject-wise NTSE syllabus here

NTSE Mathematics Syllabus

Algebraic Expressions

Arithmetic

Arithmetic Progressions

Circles

Basic Geometry

Direct& Inverse Variations

Coordinate Geometry

Linear Equation

Percentage& Its Application

Exponent

Statistics

Probability

Mensuration

Number System

Square & Cube Roots

Triangles

Playing with Number

Surface Areas and Volume

Quadratic Equations

Simple & Compound Interest

Rational Numbers

Trigonometry




NTSE Science Syllabus (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

Acid Bases and Salts

Carbon and its Compound

Air

Cellular Level of Organization

Fibres and Plastics

Diversity in Living Organisms

Food Production &Management

Human Body

Heredity and Evolution

Life Processes

Magnetic & Electricity at Work

Light

Measurement

Micro-Organisms

Metals & Non-Metals

Motion and Force

Periodic Classification of Elements

Our Environment

Reproduction

Some Common Diseases

Soil

Sound

Structure of Atom

Sound of Energy

The Universe

Work and Energy

Water


NTSE Social Science Syllabus (History, Geography, Civics)

Agriculture

Atmosphere

Biosphere

French Revolution

British Raj

Culture, Science and Literature

Democracy and Elections

Indian Constitution

Diversity and Livelihood

Early Medieval Period

Early States

Medieval Architecture and Culture

Eighteen Century Political Formation

Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History

India and its Neighbours

Our Country- India

Local and State Government

Indian Economics

Indian Freedom Struggle

Solar System

Indus Valley Civilization

Industrial Revolution

Industries

Natural Vegetation

Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks

Resources and Development

Jainism, Buddhism and Conquerors from Distant Lands

Union Government

The Delhi Sultanate

The Mughal Empire

Motion of the Earth

The Maurayas

Nationalism in Various Countries

Vedic Period

New Empires and Kingdoms

Water Resources

The Judiciary

Popular Movements and Social Reforms

Population

World History

UN and International Agencies





NTSE 2020 Exam Pattern

Along with NTSE syllabus 2020, students are also advised to familiarise themselves with the paper pattern of the exam. The exam pattern for both the stages of NTSE Examination is similar and details about the same have been provided below:

Particulars

Stage 1 & Stage 2 Pattern

Paper I: MAT

Paper II: SAT

Mode of exam

Offline (OMR based)

Sections

Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

Science, Maths, Social Science

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Number of questions

100

100

Marks

100

100 (Science-40, Maths-20, Social Science-40)

Exam Duration

2 hours (120 minutes)

2 hours (120 minutes)

Marking scheme

  • 1 mark is awarded for each correct answer
  • No marks will be deducted for incorrect or unattempted answers

Qualifying Criteria

  • 40% (32% for reserved categories)
  • Clear each of the two papers separately

Best Books for NTSE 2020

To complete the NTSE syllabus, NCERT books are the best. However, to get the detailed information and difficulty level of the test, it suggested referring the below given NTSE books

  • Study Package for NTSE Class X (English) 1st and 2nd Edition by McGraw Hill Education
  • Pearson Guide to NTSE Class 10 (English) 1st Editon by Saurabh Priyadarshini and Navin C. Joshi
  • A comprehensive Manual for NTSE for class X (English) by Abhijit Guha, N.D. Arora, V. Sasikumar

NTSE 2020 Preparation Tips

To obtain good marks in both MAT & SAT papers of NTSE 2020, one should follow a few important preparation tips. These tips will guide students to maximize their efforts in short time duration.

  • Divide NTSE syllabus smartly in the remaining time. Afterwards, make a study schedule so that you can focus on all sections.
  • Focus more on your weak sections and devote more time to practice the questions.
  • Create short notes in a simple and precise manner. These handwritten notes help students to understand the concepts easily. This practice also makes the revision process faster.
  • Solve NTSE previous years papers and sample papers in mentioned time to improve the calculation steps. It will also assist students to know the difficulty level and important topics of NTSE.

NTSE Previous Year's Question Paper

After covering all topics in NTSE 2020 syllabus, students must solve the question papers of previous years to understand the exam pattern better. This will also help them identify the more important topics and type of questions asked in the exam.

NTSE 2020 Sample Papers

The sample papers of NTSE are available online that are free for download. Candidates preparing for the exam must practise sample papers to improve their time management skills better. This will also familiarise them with important topics of NTSE syllabus as well as the exam pattern. The sample papers are designed in the format of the actual question paper and thus, will acquaint candidates with the actual test.

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HOW TO APPLY MY FORM IN WHICH WEBSITE FOR STUDENT APPLY

Manisha Gupta Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

The application forms of NTSE 2020 has been released by Jharkhand, J&K, Punjab and most other states. You can check the state wise application link to go through with the given below link.

https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse

Good Luck!

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what is the expected cut off of Punjab

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

cutoff marks changes every year and it depends on different fact, like number of participants, question difficulty level, seat matrix etc. please follow the below link to know about previous years cutoff,

https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-punjab-cutoff

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which are the syllabus for ntse exam.

Manisha Gupta Expert 11th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

NTSE has two parts that are SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and MAT (Mental Ability Test). The MAT section will test students on their thinking ability, Reasoning etc. while the SAT is further divided into three sub-sections namely Science, Maths and Social Science.

To check the complete syllabus you can go through with the given below link.

https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-syllabus

Good Luck!


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expected cut off for NTSE UTTARAKHAND 2020?

Hello Shourya Vishnoi

The total marks of NTSE have been increased from 150 to 200 along with the removal of the language test. The official cut off will be released along with the result. The cutoff is expected to be around 140.

Kindly visit the mentioned below page to stay updated for the cutoff. Keep checking it regularly.
https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-uttarakand-cutoff

Hope it helps you.


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sample paper for assam stage 1 ntse

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All applicants of class X studying in recognized school are eligible to appear for the Stage I examination conducted by States in which the schools are located.

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