NTSE Syllabus 2023: NTSE MAT & SAT Exam Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Those students who are preparing for upcoming NTSE Stage 1 and stage 2 exams must be aware of the latest syllabus of the NTSE examination. The syllabus for NTSE is divided into two parts i.e. MAT and SAT. Therefore, the NTSE exam is held in two stages. The syllabus for NTSE SAT includes subjects such as Science, Mathematics, and Social Science while the MAT syllabus comprises verbal and non-verbal reasoning. It must be noted that there is no specific syllabus for the NTSE exam by NCERT. However, the level of the NTSE exam is kept up to class 10th, consequently, students can prepare for exams considering class 9 and 10 syllabus. NTSE stage 1 exam 2023 was held in the month of December and January and NTSE stage 2 exam has been postponed by the official authorities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NTSE Syllabus 2023 – MAT (Verbal Reasoning)

  • Analogy
  • Puzzle Test
  • Alphabet Test
  • Classification
  • Logical Venn diagrams
  • Blood relations
  • Series
  • Logical sequence of words
  • Verification of truth of the statement
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Problems on clocks
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Series completion test
  • Arithmetical reasoning test
  • Mathematical operations
  • Inserting a missing character
  • Tests

NTSE Syllabus 2023 – MAT (Non-verbal Reasoning)

  • Classification
  • Series
  • Analogy
  • Transparent paper folding
  • Embedded figure
  • Dot fixing situation
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Water images
  • Problems on cubes and dice
  • Incomplete Figures
  • Folding Papercutting

NTSE Syllabus 2023- SAT

NCERT has not specified any syllabus for NTSE SAT. However, it majorly depends on the syllabus of classes 9 and 10. The integral parts of the NTSE SAT syllabus are Science, Mathematics, and Social Science. We have discusses the major topics for NTSE 2023 syllabus which are compulsory for NTSE stage 1 and stage 2 exams.

SAT (Mathematics)

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

Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

  • Acids Bases and Salts
  • Carbon and its Compound
  • Air
  • Cellular Level of Organization
  • Fibers 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

SST or Social Science (History, Geography, Civics)

  • Agriculture
  • Atmosphere
  • Biosphere
  • British Raj
  • Culture, Science and Literature
  • Democracy and Elections
  • Diversity and Livelihood
  • Early Medieval Period
  • Early States
  • Eighteen Century Political Formation
  • Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History
  • India and its Neighbours
  • Local and State Government
  • Indian Economics
  • Indian Freedom Struggle
  • Indus Valley Civilization
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Industries
  • Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks
  • Resources and Development
  • Jainism, Buddhism, and Conquerors from Distant Lands
  • The Delhi Sultanate
  • The Mughal Empire
  • The motion of the Earth
  • Nationalism in Various Countries
  • Vedic Period
  • New Empires and Kingdoms
  • The Judiciary
  • Popular Movements and Social Reforms
  • Population
  • UN and International Agencies
  • Medieval Architecture and Culture
  • Natural Vegetation
  • French Revolution
  • Our Country- India
  • Union Government
  • Indian Constitution
  • Solar System
  • The Mauryas
  • Water Resources
  • World History

NTSE Exam Pattern 2023

It is advised to the students to be familiar with the paper pattern of the NTSE exam. Thus, students can ace the exam by forming their own strategy to cover the exam syllabus of NTSE. The examination pattern for both the stage of the NTSE exam is similar and details about the same have been provided below:

NTSE Stage 2 Examination Pattern

  • Mode of exam: Both SAT and MAT will be organized in offline mode (OMR-based).
  • Sections: MAT comprises of Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning, whereas SAT consists of Science, Social Science, and Mathematics.
  • Type of questions: Both MAT and SAT will include Multiple Choice Questions.
  • A number of questions: Both MAT and SAT will have 100 questions each.
  • Marks: MAT- 100, SAT- 100 (Science-40, Maths-20, Social Science-40).
  • Exam Duration: MAT- 2 hours (120 minutes), SAT- 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Marking scheme: 1 mark is awarded for each correct answer and there is no deduction of marks for incorrect or un-attempted answers.
  • Qualifying Criteria: Candidates have to acquire 40% marks in each MAT and SAT section. While candidates belonging to the reserved categories should obtain 32% in MAT and SAT sections separately.

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