The National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE) is a diagnostic test conducted by the Unified Council. NSTSE is a test which helps the students improve their overall learning ability. The questions asked in this examination are based on the in-depth understanding of the concepts. The results of the examination help each student to know if he/she has understood the concepts correctly, so that changes can be made in his/her method of learning, if needed. The focus of the NSTSE is on the fundamentals. The students are expected to think and answer the questions and not simple recall and write.

NSTSE syllabus 2022 is based on the CBSE syllabus The question paper is also considered appropriate for students from various other boards of education. The examination is conducted for students from Class I to Class XII.

## NSTSE Syllabus and Marks Allotted

The questions for all the classes are objective type and no negative marks are given for wrong answers.

### Class I

Subject |
Syllabus |

Mathematics | Numbers
Addition and Subtraction Multiplication and Division Shapes Length Weight Capacity Money Geometrical shapes |

General Science | Living and Non-living Things (Basic)
Plants and Animals Air and Water Universe and Planets |

Mathematics | 15 |

General Science | 25 |

Total | 40 |

### Class II

Subject |
Syllabus |

Mathematics | Numbers
Basic Operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division) Fractions Time and Money Length, Mass and Capacity 2D and 3D Shapes Pictographs |

General Science | Living and Non-living Things (Basic)
Plant Life and Animal Life Human Body Air and Water Safety and First Aid Universe and Planets Rocks and Minerals Housing and Clothing |

Mathematics | 20 |

Science | 30 |

Total | 50 |

### Class III to Class V

Subject |
Syllabus |

Mathematics | Number System
Factors and Multiples Arithmetic Fractions and Decimals Geometry Measurements Mensuration Data Handling |

General Science | Human Body (Nervous system, Bones and Muscles)
Plant Life The Human Body (Food and Health) Animal Life Soil, Rocks and Minerals Air Natural Resources Weather Matter Force, Work and Energy The Moon Safety and First Aid |

Critical Thinking | Logical & Inductive Reasoning
Conducive Application in Real Life |

Mathematics | 25 |

Science | 30 |

General Questions | 05 |

Total | 60 |

### Class VI to VIII

Subject |
Syllabus |

Mathematics | Rational Numbers
Linear Equations in One Variable Comparing Quantities Data Handling Squares and Square Roots Understanding Quadrilaterals and Practical Geometry Cubes and Cube Roots Algebraic Expressions and Identities Visualising Solid Shapes Mensuration Direct and Inverse Proportion Exponents and Powers Factorisation Introduction to Graphs |

Science | Force and Pressure
Synthetic Fibres and Plastics Friction Sound Chemical Effects of Electric Current Food Production and Management Metals and Non-metals Coal and Petroleum Cell Structure and Functions Combustion and Flame Microorganisms |

Critical Thinking | Decision Making
Logical & Inductive Reasoning Tactics and Strategy |

Biology | 25 |

Chemistry | 10 |

Physics | 10 |

Mathematics | 10 |

General Questions | 05 |

Total | 60 |

### Class IX and Class X

Subject |
Syllabus |

Mathematics | Real Numbers
Polynomials Pair of Linear Equations in two Variables Quadratic Equations Arithmetic Progressions Triangles Coordinate Geometry Introduction to Trigonometry Some Applications of trigonometry Circles Constructions Areas Related to Circles Surface Areas and Volumes Statistics Probability |

Physics | The Human Eye and the Colourful World
Light Electricity Magnetic Effects of Electric Current Sources of Energy |

Chemistry | Chemical Reactions and Equations
Acids, Bases and Salts Metals and Non-metals Carbon and its Compounds Periodic Classification of Elements |

Biology | Life Processes
Control and Coordination Reproduction Heredity and Evolution Our Environment Management of Natural Resources |

Critical Thinking | Decision Making
Logical & Inductive Reasoning Tactics and Strategy |

Mathematics | 25 |

Chemistry | 15 |

Physics | 15 |

General Questions | 05 |

Total | 60 |

### Class XI and Class XII (PCM)

Subject |
Syllabus |

Mathematics | Number System
Quadratic Equations Arithmetic Progressions Percentages Triangles Coordinate Geometry Introduction to Trigonometry Some Applications of trigonometry Circles Constructions Areas Related to Circles Surface Areas and Volumes Statistics Probability |

Physics | Work and Energy
Light Motion and Force Sound Electricity Magnetic Effects of Electric Current Sources of Energy |

Chemistry | Physical and Chemical Changes
Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Acids, Bases and Salts Metals and Non-metals Carbon and its Compounds Chemical Reactions and Equations Periodic Classification of Elements |

Critical Thinking | Decision Making
Subjective & Objective Analysis Conscious Application in Real Life Logical & Inductive Reasoning Tactics and Strategy |

Biology | 25 |

Chemistry | 15 |

Physics | 15 |

General Questions | 05 |

Total | 60 |

### Class XI and Class XII (PCM)

Subject |
Syllabus |

Biology | Some Common Diseases
Human Body Carbon and its Compounds Our Environment Reproduction Air Cellular Level of Organisation Life Processes Water Structure of Atom Micro-organisms Diversity in Living Organisms Plant and Animal Nutrition Soil Food Production & Management Heredity and Evolution |

Physics | Same as PCM category |

Chemistry | Same as PCM category |

Critical Thinking | Same as PCM category |

Read more: NSTSE Exam Pattern

## How Can I Get Ready for NSTSE 2022?

Follow these easy guidelines to improve your NSTSE 2022 exam performance:

- Cover the whole NSTSE syllabus, as well as the CBSE syllabus for the class.
- To stay updated with the latest trends and information, read a daily newspaper, periodicals, or journals that interest you.
- Make sure you understand the fundamentals and stick to the texts.
- Watch educational networks like National Geographic, Animal Planet, and Discovery, among others.
- Participate in quiz shows on a regular basis.