NTSE syllabus for MAT
MAT or mental ability is 50% of the total weight of NTSE i.e.. MAT alone has 90 questions, equal to all the 3 subjects (science, maths and social science) put together or stated other wise, MAT weight is more than 4 times that of Maths. So needless to say that good practice in NTSE MAT is crucial for your success. Though there is no particular or defined syllabus in MAT but still some guidelines are there.
MAT has questions from finding the patterns namely numeric, visual and verbal, direction and orientation, sequences & series, geometry, odd one out, venn diagram and puzzles. The success mantra to crack MAT is practice, practice and practice.
Language Test for SAT
Language Test is designed to judge the power of reading comprehension, logical sequencing; interpretative, evaluative, predictive and creative components of language. The candidates must note that language test is to be covered either in English or in Hindi as per option of the candidate in the national level NTSE.
NTSE syllabus for Maths (SAT)
Maths takes 20 questions and is part of SAT test in NTSE exam. The maths syllabus is for class 6 to 10. The prime topics in maths include geometry, number systems, algebra, mensuration, profit and loss.
Geometry: NTSE syllabus includes topics i.e.. Lines and angles, quardilaterals, triangles and circles. You may be asked questions i.e.. Finding the missing angles, formula based questions on area and perimeters of triangles and quardilaterals etc. Every year, 4 − 8 questions in Maths come from Geometry syllabus alone.
Algebra: NTSE syllabus includes topics i.e.. Polynomials and linear equations in one and two variable, AP or GP. Every year about 4 questions come from Algebra syllabus and include questions i.e.. Solving a story based puzzle using linear equations, solving for x in a polynomial expression etc
Mensuration: NTSE syllabus includes questions on 2D and 3D shapes. Most questions challenge you to move forward your analytical thinking plus reasoning abilities rather than pure book formula. The course will stays till class 10 syllabus.
Number system: NTSE syllabus includes topics i.e.. Integers, real numbers, prime numbers, factors, HCF, LCM, factors, simplifications etc. Every year, 2 − 6 questions in Maths are from number systems. The syllabus here is vast but care is taken to test conceptual understanding rather than formula knowledge
Profit & loss: NTSE syllabus is a relatively huge one. This includes topics i.e.. Profit and loss, simple interest, compound interest, time, speed, percentage, graph and data interpretation. This involves formula based questions but the number of questions from this topic may not be too many.
NTSE syllabus for Science (SAT)
Science is part of the SAT in NTSE and the section is for around 35 questions, Again the syllabus includes topics from class 6 to 10 and subjects included are physics, chemistry and biology.
Biology: NTSE syllabus includes topics i.e.. Cells, common diseases, nutrition and natural resources. About 10 − 13 questions every year are from biology.
Physics: NTSE syllabus includes motion, gravity, electricity, energy and history of physics. Most of the questions are application based and challenging in nature and will put you in the state of confusion before using any simple formula.
Chemistry: NTSE syllabus includes questions about basic chemical and physical reactions, conservation of energy, properties of solids, liquids and gases, properties of elements under extreme conditions. Again, application is the key so questions could involve running an automobile in cold climate, use of anti freeze etc. The syllabus is for class 8 to 10. Sometimes books and schools motivate and induce you to prepare well from class 9 − 10 text books but we believe that it is not required or undesirable and nor is it the most effective use of your time.
NTSE syllabus for Social Science (SAT)
Social Science: In NTSE is part of SAT and comprise of 35 questions. Subjects i.e.. History, civics, geography, economics and general awareness are all part of Social Science syllabus.
History: Syllabus for NTSE includes syllabus included in NCERT text books in class 8, 9 and 10. Topics i.e.. Ancient civilizations, Maurya dynasty, Mughal kingdom, revolt of 1857 and Indian freedom struggle are vital. Though some of these topics will be included only in further part of class 8, they are still crucial part of NTSE syllabus.
Civics: Syllabus for NTSE will have questions based on NCERT on local government, legislative assembly, elections in India and our government structure, judiciary, fundamental rights, India's key foreign policy initiatives including NAM etc are often asked. The questions here are a lot of about your awareness of your country and its government's structure and policies. So regular reading of the news papers will help alot.
Geography: NTSE syllabus has Indian and world geography included. Questions pertaining to natural vegetation, wildlife, physical divisions of India, Industries, hydrosphere, landforms created by wind and water etc can be asked.
Economics: Syllabus for NTSE will not include the basics from NCERT but also various different questions that judge your awareness level of current systems i.e.. Type of economies, type of banks, bank deposits, role of banks in the system. These may not have been taught in your coaching classes but they are a part of our dat to day lives.
General awareness in NSTE is a very small section. The syllabus will include particular state related topics, recent happenings, political events at National and International scale, awards, sports etc.
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