NTSE Exam 2020 Stage 1 : Cut off, Dates and Syllabus

NTSE Exam 2019-20

National Talent Search Examination abbreviated as NTSE which is conducted by National Council of Education Research and Training abbreviated as NCERT. Students of tenth class from all over India are eligible to appear in the examination. The exam provides the students with a platform to show their skills in acedemics. The exam is held in two stages that is stage 1 (State level) and stage 2 (National level). The exam provides the deserving candidates with scholarship. 

NTSE STAGE 1 Examination Details

NTSE  Stage 1 is held at state level. The exam is conducted by the respective state/UTs. Registration process will begin from September 2019. The papers are conducted through offline mode only and have objective type questions only. For both stages, exam is divided into two parts i.e. Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). For both stages the time provided is 120 minutes for each paper (MAT & SAT) at each level i.e. a total of 240 minutes. Every year around 1,200,000 to 1,400,000 students appear for the examination, while only 5000 students are selected for stage 2. Out of these 5000 students only 1000 candidates are selected for the scholarship. The scholarship is provided as follows:

  • Rs. 1250 per month for Class 11-12
  • Rs. 2000 per month for UG and PG level
  • As per UGC norms for research level

NTSE Exam Dates 2019

The NTSE dates are as follows for stage 1  in November 2019:-

November 03, 2019 for Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

November 04, 2019 for All other states and UTs

November 17, 2019 for Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Delhi NCR, and Jammu & Kashmir.

NTSE Exam Syllabus 2019

Mathematics : The topics which are covered in mathematics are:-

  • Number systems
  • Real numbers
  • Polynomials
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Pair of linear equations in two variables
  • Linear equations in two variables
  • Quadratic equations
  • Introduction to Euclid’s geometry
  • Arithmetic progression
  • Lines and angles
  • Triangles and circles
  • Triangles
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Introduction to trigonometry and its applications
  • Areas of parallelograms and triangles
  • Areas related to circles
  • Circles, Constructions, Heron’s formula, Surface areas and volumes,
  • Statistics and probability
  • Surface areas, Volumes

Science : The topics covered in science are :-

  • Matters in our surroundings and their purity
  • Chemical reactions and equations
  • Atoms and molecule
  • Acids, bases and salts
  • Structure of an atom
  • Metals and non-metals
  • Fundamental unit of life
  • Carbon and its compounds
  • Tissues
  • Periodic classification of elements
  • Diversity in living organisms
  • Life processes, control and coordination
  • Motion force and laws of motion
  • Reproduction of organisms, Heredity and evolution
  • Gravitation, Work and Energy
  • Sound
  • Light – reflection and refraction
  • Reasons behind illnesses
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Natural resources and improvement in food resources
  • Sources of energy, Our environment, & Management of natural resources

Social Science – There are 43 chapters to be covered in the NTSE 2019 Social Science Syllabus:

  • French revolution
  • 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 wild life
  • Agriculture
  • Population
  • Minerals and energy resources
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Life lines of national economy
  • 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
  • Indian Constitution
  • Local and state government
  • Judiciary
  • Indian government

MAT (Mental Ability Test)

  • Alphabet and number test
  • Amalogy (verbal and non verbal)
  • Blood relations
  • Coding- decoding
  • Calendar
  • Clocks
  • Classification
  • Direction Sense
  • Embedded figures
  • Figure Partation and dot situation
  • Mathematical operations
  • Missing character
  • Paper folding and cutting
  • Ranking and arrangements
  • Series (verbal and non verbal)
  • Venn diagrams
  • Water and mirror images
  • Word problems


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