NTSE 2020-2021 Syllabus

NTSE 2020-2021 Syllabus

Every NTSE 2020 aspirants have to aware of NTSE 2021 syllabus for better performance. National Talent Search Examination is the most prestigious examination in India. It is very important for every candidate to know what are the pattern as well as the syllabus for this examination for better performance. The NTSE syllabus has given by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT).

As per the examination pattern, there are two stages in this exam, and in both examination has two papers. Paper 1 is Mental Ability Test (MAT) and paper 2 is the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).  In both individual papers there 100 Multiple choice questions (MCQs). As we compile both the paper, there will be a total of 200 MCQs in a single stage. Each question carries 1 mark and 120 minutes given to finish it. There will be no negative marking system in stage 1.

As we know the NTSE exam is the most prestigious examination in India, that’s why there is a level of competition that will be very high. So every student needs to start preparation from starting from his/her respective class from 10th begging. The fundamental way to prepare for the National Talent Search Exam and become NTSE Scholar is by enhancing your knowledge and applications of the conceptual knowledge of the syllabus up to class 10th.

 In the syllabus, there is a little number of topics of Science and Mathematics required level of academic knowledge as about 15% of questions in SAT paper asked are based on these applications part. It will be cover applications knowledge of class 9th or higher is not required. This can be done with the in-depth practice of advanced level problems on the syllabus of NCERT 9th and 10th Grade. Students have to focus on state board Social studies in the first stage, but in the case of stage 2, there will be required knowledge of the whole country.

NTSE 2020-2021 Syllabus


Alphabets and Number test

Figure Partition and Dot Situation


Mathematical Operations


Missing Character

Blood relations

Paper Folding and Cutting

Calendar, Time and Clock

Ranking and Arrangements


Series (Verbal)



Cube and Dice

Venn Diagrams

Direction Sense

Water and Mirror Images

Embedded Figure

Word Problems

NTSE 2020-2021 Syllabus - SAT

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) includes questions from Science, Social Science, Mathematics, etc. Following are the subject-wise topics for NTSE 2020 Syllabus for SAT:


Algebraic Expressions

Percentage & Its Application


Playing with Number

Arithmetic Progressions


Basic Geometry

Quadratic Equations


Rational Numbers

Coordinate Geometry

Simple & Compound Interest

Direct & Inverse Variations

Square & Cube Roots



Linear Equation

Surface Areas and Volume



Number System



Social Science


India and Its Neighbours

Local and State Government

The Delhi Sultanate

Biosphere and Atmosphere

Indian Constitution

Medieval Architecture and Culture

The Judiciary

British Raj

Indian Economics

Nationalism in Various Countries

The Mauryas

Culture, Science and Literature

Indian Freedom Struggle

Natural Vegetation

The motion of the Earth

Democracy and Elections

Indus Valley Civilization

New Empires and Kingdoms

The Mughal Empire

Diversity and Livelihood

Industrial Revolution

Our Country- India

UN and International Agencies

Early Medieval Period


Popular Movements and Social Reforms

Union Government

Early States

Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks


Vedic Period

Eighteenth Century Political Formation

Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History

Resources and Development

Water Resources

French Revolution

Jainism, Buddhism and Conquerors from Distant Lands

Solar System

World History



Acid, Bases and Salts



Motion and Force

Carbon and its Compound

Motion and Force

Cellular Level of Organisation

Motion and Force

Diversity in living Organisation

Our Environment

Fibres and Plastics

Periodic Classification of Elements

Food Production & Management


Heredity and Evolution


Human Body

Some Common Diseases

Life Processes

Sound of Energy


Structure of Atom

Magnetic & Electricity at Work

The Universe



Metals & Non Metals

Work and Energy

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