The National Talent Search examination is a two-stage scholarship examination, conducted nation-wide to identify talented students and to award them scholarships to help them pursue their careers. 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. Candidates have already started preparing for the examination. The most crucial element during the exam preparation is knowing complete and correct exam syllabus. If you are not aware of the correct syllabus, you would waste your precious time on studying irrelevant syllabus. CatalyseR Experts have provided the list of topics to study for NTS examination.
Before we get into NTSE syllabus, let’s see 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. The paper consists of 100 questions of 100 marks to be solved in 120 minutes.
Scholastic Ability Test – SAT section is designed to test a candidate’s academics knowledge. This section comprises of Maths, Science, and Social Science. The paper consists of 100 questions of 100 marks to be solved in 120 minutes.
Here we provide you subject-wise topics to study during NTSE preparation:
Algebraic Expressions, Basic Geometry, Arithmetic Progressions, Coordinate Geometry, Polynomials, Circles, Quadrilaterals, Linear Equation, Mensuration, Exponent, Percentage & its Application, Number System, Quadratic Equations, Probability, Simple interest & Compound interest, Playing with Numbers, Statistics, Real Numbers, Square Root & Cube Root, Triangles, Surface Areas and Volumes, Trigonometry.
Air, Water, Soil, Acid Bases and Salt, Cell, Carbon and its Compounds, Atoms and molecule, Diversity in Living Organisms, Matters in our surroundings and their purity, Life Processes, Metals & Non Metals, Human Body, Heredity and Evolution, Food Production & Management, Tissues, Light and Sound, Magnetism & Electricity, Micro-organisms, Periodic Classification of Elements, Reproduction, Motion and Force, Periodic Classification of Elements, Plant and Animal Nutrition, Chemical reactions and equations, Work and energy, Structure of Atom, Source of Energy, Control and Coordination.
Nationalism in Europe, Socialism in Europe, Nationalist movement in Indo-China, Russian revolution, Nationalism in India, Nazism and rise of Hitler, Making of a global world, Forest society and colonialism, Industrialization, Pastoralists in the modern world, Work, life and leisure, Social history of clothing, Print culture and the modern world.
India’s size and location & Physical features, Resources and development, Drainage, Forest and wildlife resources, Climate, Water resources, Natural vegetation and wildlife, Agriculture, Population, Minerals and energy resources.
Indian Constitution, Local and State Government, Democracy and Elections, Judiciary.
Basic concepts about production in a village, Sectors of the Indian economy, People as resource, Money and credit, Poverty as a challenge, Globalization and the Indian economy, Food security in India, Consumer rights.
Alphabet and Number Test, Analogy (Verbal), Calendar, Time and Clock, Analogy (Non-Verbal), Embedded Figure, Mathematical Operations, Ranking and Arrangements, Series (Verbal), Water and Mirror Images, Series (Non – Verbal), Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Classification, Direction Sense, Figure Partition and Dot Situation, Missing Character, Venn Diagrams, Word Problems.
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