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National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) Full Syllabus Check Now

 National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) Full Syllabus Check Now

Students should be aware that NTSE Stage 1 will include questions from the amended syllabus of their education board. This year, many boards have reduced the Class 10 syllabus after the COVID19 epidemic that led to the closure of schools. An examination of section 1 of the NTSE will exclude questions from the deleted articles.

The curriculum for the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2021 is based largely on the topics covered in Classes 9 and 10. There are both types of objective questions such as the Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in the relevant articles.

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is based on questions from the Social Science, Science, and Mathematics subjects.

The MAT paper will be based on questions of speaking and non-speaking skills such as thinking and reasoning. Also, topics include analogy, classification, value chain, pattern view, hidden number, etc.

The NTSE Phase 1 & 2 questionnaire is based on the CBSE Class 9th and 10th Syllabus. Topics to be included on a variety of topics are provided below.

NTSE Syllabus 2021: Mental Ability Test (MAT)

The MAT tests students’ logical reasoning and analytical skills. Students must understand the theory behind various concepts and then move onto solving problems.

NTSE Syllabus for MAT

Verbal and Non Verbal Analogy

Verbal and Non-Verbal Series



Alphabet and Number Test

Blood Relations

Distance and Direction

Paper Cutting and Folding

Venn Diagrams

Mathematical Operations

Calendar, Time and Clock

Missing Characters

Embedded Figures

Ranking and Arrangements

Word Problems

Cube and Dice

Water and Mirror Images

NTSE 2021 Syllabus for Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)

SAT includes questions from Science, Social science & Mathematics subjects. The section tests students’ for their academic knowledge, reading skills, application skills, etc. The detailed syllabus for each of the section of SAT are provided below:

NTSE Syllabus 2021 for Science, Social Science & Maths

This part covers Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology), Social Science (History, Geography, Civics) and Maths. The syllabus' for Science subjects are provided below:

NTSE Syllabus for Science


Magnetism and Electricity

Motion and Force


Work and Energy

The Universe

Light and Sound

Source of Energy


Acid, Bases, Salt

Metals and Non-metals

Periodic Classification of Elements

Structure of Atom

Carbon and its Compounds

Physical and Chemical Changes

Fibres and Plastics






Life Processes


Heredity and Evolution

Food Production and Management

Plant and Animal Nutrition

Diversity in Living Organisms

Cellular Level of Organisation

Human Body

Some Common Diseases

Our Environment

The table below provides the NTSE Social Science Syllabus:

NTSE Syllabus for Social Science


French Revolution

Industrial Revolution

Mughal Empire

British Raj

Maurya Empire

Indian Freedom Struggle

Medieval Architecture and Culture

Early Medieval Period

Early States

Indus Valley Civilization

Conquerors from Distant Lands

Jainism and Buddhism

Popular Movements and Social Reforms

Nationalism in Various Countries

Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History

World War I and II

Vedic Period

New Empires and Kingdoms

World History

UN and International Agencies



Water Resources



Diversity and Livelihood

Resources and Development

Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks

Maps and Globe

Natural Vegetation

Our Country – India

Motion of the Earth

India and its Neighbors

Climate – India and World

Indian Physiographic Division

Drainage in India

Solar System

Major Domains and landforms



Indian Constitution

Local and State Government

Indian Government


Given below is the NTSE 2021 Mathematics syllabus:

NTSE Syllabus for Mathematics

Arithmetic Progressions

Number Systems


Real Numbers

Quadratic Equations


Square Roots and Cube Roots

Direct and Inverse Variation


Rational Numbers



Surface Areas and Volumes

Simple and Compound Interest



Coordinate Geometry

Statistics and Probability

Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry

Linear Equations in Two Variables



Students must note that the NTSE Syllabus 2021 is not restricted to the topics mentioned above. In order to score well, students must be well-versed with all the topics and concepts that are included in the NCERT books (of the respective subjects) of Classes 9 and 10.

For better practice, students must solve, practice and analyze as many NTSE question papers as possible. They make one familiar with the NTSE exam pattern, marking scheme, exam duration and more. It is suggested that students must try and complete the sample papers or previous years' question papers within the stipulated time. 

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