NTSE 2017 Syllabus

NTSE 2017 Syllabus

NTSE 2017 SyllabusNational Talent Scholarship Examination (NTSE) is a national level examination. NTSE exam will be Pen and Paper based. The syllabus of NTSE 2017 will primarily be based on the 10+2 curriculum of NCERT. The candidates should have knowledge about all the topics, number of questions, marking scheme and the total duration of the paper.

  • NTSE is conducted in two stages. Only the candidates who qualify the first stage will appear in the stage 2.
  • Stage 1 is a State/UT level test which will be held in two parts, viz MAT and SAT (Language Test) in the first part and SAT (Mathematics, Science and Social Science) in the second partof 90 minutes duration of both the parts.
  • The syllabus includes various topics from different subjects such as English, General Knowledge, Mental Ability, Science, Mathematics and Social Science which are mentioned in detail on this page further.

NTSE 2017 Exam Pattern for Stage-I

Stage 1 is conducted at state/UT level by the concerned authority of State/UT.

  • Candidates need to choose one language i.e. English or Hindi to solve the exam.
  • Every correct answer will help you earn 1 mark. There will not be any negative marking at this stage.
  • This paper will be divided into two parts, each of them for 90 minutes of time duration.
  1. Part 1- (Mental Ability Test)MAT
  • It contains analytical and logical reasoning based questions.
  • It checks the ability to think, evaluate discriminate and visualize andreasoning of a candidate.
  • There will be 50 questions in total for 50 marks with time duration of 45 minutes.
  • There will be questions from analogies, series, classification, pattern perception, coding decoding, hidden figures and problem solving.
  1. Part 2- (Scholastic Aptitude Test)SAT
  • It contains 150 questions from Language and Science, mathematics and Social Science.
  • It will judge the candidate’s ability to read, interpret, evaluate and general awareness of the subjects.
Test No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
MAT 50 Questions 50 Marks 45 minutes
SAT – Language Test 50 Questions 50 Marks 45 minutes
SAT – Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences 100 Questions 100 Marks 90 minutes

NTSE 2017 Exam Pattern for Stage 2

This stage will be conducted at the National Level by the NCERTwhere only the shortlisted candidates from the state level exam will appear to compete for scholarship.

  • It will be divided into two parts MAT and SAT, like it was in stage 1.
  • There will be negative marking of 1/3 marks on every wrong answer marked by the candidate.
  • The total time duration of this test will be of 135 minutes.

NTSE 2017 Exam Syllabus

The prescribed 10+2 curriculum of NCERT is mentioned below.

NTSE Mathematics Syllabus

There are 22 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2017 Mathematics Syllabus.

The syllabus includes topics from class 6 to 10. In NTSE, Mathematics section contains around 30 questions.

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


NTSE Science Syllabus

There are 29 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2017 Science Syllabus.

  • The syllabus includes topics from class 6 to 10 and subjects included are Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • In NTSE, this section contains around 35 questions.
Acid Bases and Salts Air Carbon and its Compound
Cellular Level of Organization Diversity in Living organisms Fibres and Plastics
Food Production &Management Heredity and Evolution Human Body
Life Processes Light Magnetic & Electricity at Work
Measurement Metals & Non-Metals Micro-Organisms
Motion and Force Our Environment Periodic Classification of Elements
Reproduction Soil Some Common Diseases
Sound Sound of Energy Structure of Atom
The Universe Water Work and Energy

NTSE Social Science

There are 43 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2017 Social Science Syllabus.

  • The syllabus will include topics from class 8 to 10 and subjects included are History, Civics, Geography, Economics and General Awareness.
  • In NTSE, Social Science section contains around 35 questions.
Agriculture Atmosphere Biosphere
British raj Culture, Science and Literature Democracy and Elections
Diversity and Livelihood Early Medieval Period Early States
Eighteen Century Political Formation French Revolution India and Its Neighbors
Indian Constitution Indian Economics Indian Freedom Struggle
Indus Valley Civilization Industrial Revolution Industries
Internal Structure of the Earth and Rocks Introduction and Sources of Ancient Indian History Jainism, Buddhism and Conquerors from Distant Lands
Local and State Government Medieval Architecture and Culture Motion of the Earth
Nationalism in Various Countries Natural Vegetation New Empires and Kingdoms
Our Country- India Popular Movements and Social Reforms Population
Resources and Development Solar System The Delhi Sultanate
The Judiciary The Maurayas The Mughal Empire
UN and International Agencies Union Government Vedic Period
Water Resources World History


NTSE English Language Syllabus

There are 8 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2017 English Language Syllabus.

One Word Substitution Paragraph Completion
Reading Comprehension Rearrangement of Jumbled Words
Sentence Completion Synonyms


NTSE General Knowledge Syllabus

There are 6 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2017 General Knowledge Syllabus

Abbreviations Awards and Recognitions
Books and Authors India
Sports World


NTSE Mental Ability Syllabus

There are 20 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2017 Mental Ability Syllabus

Alphabets and Number test Analogy(Non-Verbal)
Analogy(Verbal) Blood relations
Calendar, Time and Clock Classification
Coding-Decoding Cube and Dice
Direction Sense Embedded Figure
Figure Partition and Dot Situation Mathematical Operations
Missing Character Paper Folding and Cutting
Ranking and Arrangements Series (Verbal)
Series(Non-Verbal) Venn Diagrams
Water and Mirror Images

Word Problems


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