NTSE Syllabus 2022: Download Latest Syllabus PDF

National Talent Search Examination 2022 ( NTSE )


Result: 2 Feb '23 - 30 Apr '23

Updated on Oct 9, 2022 19:37 IST

NTSE Syllabus 2022: Students must note that the NTSE Stage 1 will include the questions from the amended syllabus of their education board. This year, many boards have decided to continue with the reduced Class 10th syllabus in the wake of rising COVID-19 pandemic. The stage 1 exam of NTSE will exclude questions from the topics that have been deleted.

The syllabus of the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2022 is broadly based on topics covered in Classes 9th and 10th. There are objective-type questions for both papers i.e. Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) on relevant topics.

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

The MAT paper will be based on questions for verbal and non-verbal abilities such as reasoning and critical thinking. Also, the topics include analogy, classification, numerical series, pattern perception, hidden figure, etc.

NTSE question paper of Stages 1 & 2 is based on the CBSE Class 9th and 10th Syllabus. The topics to be covered for different subjects have been provided below.

NTSE Syllabus 2022: Mental Ability Test (MAT)

The MAT tests students’ logical reasoning and analytical skills. Students must understand the theory behind various concepts and then move on to 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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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