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**NTSE Syllabus**

Get **NTSE Syllabus** from here. National Council of Educational Research and Training organizes National Talent Search Exam for granting scholarships to the meritorious students. NTSE Syllabus for Class 6/7/8/9/10/11/12 is well listed here. This paper is conducted in two stages. Under stage 1, it is organized at State Level by different States and Union territories. Those who get qualified under Stage 1 exam appear for Stage 2. Download updated NTSE Syllabus form from this page.

**NTSE Syllabus**

**NTSE Syllabus for class 6**

Mathematics |

Integers |

Fractions |

Decimals |

Data Handling |

Mensuration |

Algebra |

Ratio & proportion |

Symmetry |

Practical Geometry |

Physics |

Motion and Measurement of Distances |

Light, Shadows and Reflections |

Electricity and Circuits |

Fun with Magnets |

Chemistry |

Sorting Materials into Groups |

Separation of Substances |

Changes Around us |

Water |

Air Around us |

Biology |

Food and its source |

Components of Food |

Fibre to Fabric |

Plants |

Body Movements |

The Living Organisms and their Surroundings |

Garbage and their Disposal |

**NTSE Syllabus for class 7**

Mathematics |

Integers |

Fractions and Decimals |

Data Handling |

Simple Equations |

Lines and Angles |

The Triangle and its Properties |

Congruence of Triangles |

Comparing Quantities |

Rational Numbers |

Practical Geometry |

Perimeter and Area |

Algebraic Expressions |

Exponents and Powers |

Symmetry |

Visualising Solid Shapes |

Physics |

Motion and Time |

Heat |

Light |

Electric Current and its Effects |

Chemistry |

Physical and Chemical Changes |

Acids, Bases and Salts |

Winds, Storms and Cyclones |

Water and Its Conservation |

Biology |

Nutrition in Plants |

Nutrition in Animals |

Fibre to Fabric |

Organization in Living Beings, Changes and Adaptation |

Soil |

Respiration in Organisms |

Transportation in Living Beings |

Reproduction in Plants |

Resource on Earth-Forests |

**NTSE Syllabus for class 8**

Mathematics |

Rational Numbers |

Linear Equations in One Variable |

Understanding Quadrilaterals and Practical Geometry |

Data Handling |

Squares and Square Roots |

Cubes and Cube Roots |

Comparing Quantities |

Algebraic Expressions and Identities |

Visualising Solid Shapes |

Mensuration |

Exponents and Powers |

Direct and Inverse Proportion |

Factorisation |

Introduction to Graphs |

Playing with Numbers |

Physics |

Force and Pressure |

Friction |

Sound |

Chemical Effects of Electric Current |

Some Natural Phenomena |

Light |

Stars and the Solar System |

Chemistry |

Synthetic Fibres and Plastics |

Metals and Non-metals |

Coal and Petroleum |

Combustion and Flame |

Pollution of Air and Water |

Biology |

Food Production and Management |

Cell: Structure and Functions |

Microorganisms: Friend and Foe |

Conservation of Plants and Animals |

Reproduction in Animals |

Reaching the Age of Adolescene |

**NTSE Syllabus for class 9**

Mathematics |

Number systems |

Polynomials |

Coordinate geometry |

Linear equations in two variables |

Introduction to euclid’s geometry |

Lines and angles |

Triangles |

Quadrilaterals |

Areas of parallelograms and triangles |

Circles |

Constructions |

Heron’s formula |

Surface areas and volumes |

Statistics |

Probability |

Physics |

Motion |

Force and Laws of Motion |

Gravitation and Pressure |

Work, Energy and Power |

Sound |

Chemistry |

Matter In Our Surroundings |

Is Matter Around us Pure |

Atoms and Molecules |

Structure of the Atom |

Biology |

Cell-The Fundamental Unit of Life |

Tissues |

Diversity in Living Organisms |

Health and Diseases |

Improvement In Food Resources |

Natural Resources |

**NTSE Syllabus for class 10**

History |

French revolution |

Russian revolution |

Nazi and Hitler |

Indian nationalism |

Indo Chinese Revolution |

Europe Nationalism |

World wars |

Enclosures in Europe |

Geography |

Climate – India and World |

Indian Physiographic Division |

Indian location |

Food |

Drainage in India |

World important basins – Amazon and Mississippi |

Maps – Physiographic division and Drainage. |

Political science |

Elections in India |

Powers and Terms in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha |

State Legislative Assembly |

President |

Social divisions in the world |

Constitution of South Africa |

Constitution of India and History |

Economics |

Mathematical problems from |

HDI |

Economic growth |

Per Capita Income |

Food Security in India |

Entitlements |

Biology |

Knowledge up to Class 10 |

Mathematics |

Knowledge up to Class 10 |

Chemistry |

Chemicals and Metals |

Periodic Table Properties |

**NTSE Syllabus for class 11**

**For Physics:**

Unit | Detailed syllabus |

Unit I: Physical World and Measurement | Physics: Scope and excitement; nature of physical laws; Physics, technology and society. Need for measurement: Units of measurement; systems of unitsSI units, fundamental and derived units. Length, mass and time measurements; accuracy and precision of measuring instrumentsErrors in measurement; significant figures. Dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications |

Unit II: Kinematics | Frame of reference, Motion in a straight line: Position-time graph, speed and velocity. Uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity. Uniformly accelerated motionVelocity time and position-time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment). Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion. Scalar and vector quantities: Position and displacement vectors, general vectors and notationEquality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a real number; addition and subtraction of vectors. Relative velocity. Unit vectors. Resolution of a vector in a plane – rectangular components. Scalar and Vector products of Vectors. Motion in a plane. Cases of uniform velocity and uniform acceleration – projectile motion. Uniform circular motion. |

Unit III: Laws of Motion | Intuitive concept of force. Inertia, Newton’s first law of motion; momentum and Newton’s second law of motion; impulse; Newton’s third law of motion. Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications.Equilibrium of concurrent forces. Static and kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction, lubrication.Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force, examples of circular motion (vehicle on level circular road, vehicle on banked road). |

Unit IV: Work, Energy and Power | Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, power. Notion of potential energy, potential energy of a springConservative forces; conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies); non-conservative forces; motion in a vertical circle, elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions. |

Unit V: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body | Centre of mass of a two-particle system, momentum conservation and centre of mass motion. Centre of mass of a rigid body; centre of mass of uniform rod. Moment of a force, torqueAngular momentum, conservation of angular momentum with some examples.Equilibrium of rigid bodies, rigid body rotation and equation of rotational motion, comparison of linear and rotational motions; moment of inertia, radius of gyration. Values of M.I. for simple geometrical objects (no derivation)Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications |

Unit VI: Gravitation | Kepler’s laws of planetary motion. The universal law of gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth.Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity, orbital velocity of a satellite. Geostationary satellites. |

Unit VII: Properties of Bulk Matter | Elastic behaviour, Stress-strain relationship, Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, shear, modulus of rigidity, poisson’s ratio; elastic energy. Pressure due to a fluid columnPascal’s law and its applications (hydraulic lift and hydraulic brakes). Effect of gravity on fluid pressure. Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, Reynold’s number, streamline and turbulent flow. Critical velocity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applicationsSurface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess of pressure, application of surface tension ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise. Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; thermal expansion of solids, liquids, and gasesAnomalous expansion. Specific heat capacity: Cp , Cv – calorimetry; change of state – latent heat. Heat transfer – conduction and thermal conductivity, convection and radiation. Qualitative ideas of Black Body Radiation, Wein’s displacement law, and Green House effect. Newton’s law of cooling and Stefan’s law |

Unit VIII: Thermodynamics | Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of Thermodynamics). Heat, work and internal energyFirst law of thermodynamics. Isothermal and adiabatic processes. Second law of thermodynamics: Reversible and irreversible processes. Heat engines and refrigerators. |

Unit IX: Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory | Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas. Kinetic theory of gases: Assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperaturespeed of gas molecules; degrees of freedom, law of equipartition of energy (statement only) and application to specific heat capacities of gases; concept of mean free path, Avogadro’s number. |

Unit X: Oscillations and Waves | Periodic motion – period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions. Simple harmonic motion (SHM) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring – restoring force and force constant; energy in SHM – kinetic and potential energies; simple pendulum – derivation of expression for its time period; free, forced and damped oscillations (qualitative ideas only), resonance. Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of wave motion.Displacement relation for a progressive wave. Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics. Beats. Doppler effect. |

**NTSE Syllabus for class 12**

**For Physics:**

Unit | Topics added in NTSE Syllabus 2018 |

Unit I: Electrostatics | Electric charges and their conservation. Coulomb’s law – force between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.Electric field, electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; electric dipole, electric field due to a dipole; torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field. Electric flux, statement of Gauss’s theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long straight wireuniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside and outside).Electric potential, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and system of charges; equipotential surfaces, electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges and of electric dipoles in an electrostatic field. Conductors and insulatorsFree charges and bound charges inside a conductor. Dielectrics and electric polarisation, capacitors and capacitance, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, energy stored in a capacitor, Van de Graaff generator. |

Unit II: Current Electricity | Electric current, flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity and mobility, and their relation with electric current; Ohm’s lawelectrical resistance, V-I characteristics (linear and non-linear), electrical energy and power, electrical resistivity and conductivity. Carbon resistorscolour code for carbon resistors; series and parallel combinations of resistors; temperature dependence of resistance. Internal resistance of a cell, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel.Kirchhoff ’s laws and simple applications. Wheatstone bridge, metre bridge. Potentiometerprinciple and applications to measure potential difference, and for comparing emf of two cells; measurement of internal resistance of a cell. |

Unit III: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism | Concept of magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment. Biot – Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop. Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire, straight and toroidal solenoids. Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron.Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel currentcarrying conductors – definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in a magnetic field; moving coil galvanometerits current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter. Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron.Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) along its axis and perpendicular to its axis. Torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field; bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements. Para-, dia- and ferro – magnetic substances, with examples. Electromagnets and factors affecting their strengths. Permanent magnets. |

Unit IV: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents | Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents.Self and mutual inductance. Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/voltage; reactance and impedance; LC oscillations (qualitative treatment only), LCR series circuitresonance; power in AC circuits, wattless current. AC generator and transformer |

Unit V: Electromagnetic Waves | Need for displacement current. Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas only). Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays, gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses. |

Unit VI: Optics | Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula. Refraction of light, total internal reflection and its applications, optical fibres, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formulalens-maker’s formula. Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact combination of a lens and a mirror. Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism.Scattering of light – blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset. Optical instrumentsHuman eye, image formation and accommodation, correction of eye defects (myopia and hypermetropia) using lenses.Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers. Wave optics: Wavefront and Huygens’ principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wavefronts. Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens’ principle. Interference, Young’s double hole experiment and expression for fringe widthcoherent sources and sustained interference of light. Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum. Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes.Polarisation, plane polarised light; Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarised light and Polaroids |

Unit VII: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation | Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equationparticle nature of light. Matter waves – wave nature of particles, de Broglie relation. Davisson-Germer experiment (experimental details should be omitted; only conclusion should be explained.) |

Unit VIII: Atoms and Nuclei | Alpha – particle scattering experiment; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum. Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones. Radioactivityalpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their properties; radioactive decay law. Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number; nuclear fission and fusion. |

Unit IX: Electronic Devices | Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors; semiconductor diode – I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell, and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction transistor,transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator. Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch. |

Unit X: Communication Systems | Elements of a communication system (block diagram only); bandwidth of signals (speech, TV and digital data)bandwidth of transmission medium. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere, sky and space wave propagation. Need for modulation. Production and detection of an amplitude-modulated wave |

**NTSE Exam Pattern **

- Examination will Consist of Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).
- In addition to this, there is another subject named Language Comprehensive Test.
- Multiple choices questions are asked in paper.
- There is a provision of 1/3 negative marking in paper.
- The tests are available in Asamiya, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malyalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
- However, language test is in two languages – English & Hindi.

Subjects | Marks | No. of Questions | Duration |

Mental Ability Test – MAT | 50 | 50 | 45 minutes |

Scholastic Ability Test – SAT | |||

Language Comprehensive Test | 50 | 50 | 45 minutes |

Aptitude Test | 100 | 100 | 90 minutes |

**National Talent Search Exam:**

National Talent Search Examination is one of the premier papers at high school level in the country. Aspirants may plan their studies by referring topics from National Talent Search Examination Syllabus. National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) organize this paper for providing scholarships. Detailed syllabus for Class 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 as well as 12^{th} class is well placed on this page.

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