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National Social Studies Olympiad Syllabus 2023

The National Social Studies Indian Talent Olympiad Exam has most of its syllabus related to all of the social topics that were taught in the school. It is mostly on social subjects like India before and after independence, important dates & events, geographical features, economic, and civil laws. Most importantly, NSSO covers most of what is happening around us on a timely basis.NSOITO Syllabus

NSSO Exam Pattern

History is another subject that most students overlook because it is boring, but it is very important to know what happened in the past, to know about our origin. The social part has a total of 3 sections, the subjective part, HOT’s (high order thinking section), and the logical reasoning section. All of the questions will only be from the current class syllabus and the following chapters listed.

NSSO Exam Pattern



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Logical Reasoning


NSSO Syllabus

Along with the syllabus, NSSO sample question papers are available at the end of every class. All of the chapters and topics covered are from the current class and previous classes syllabus.

The syllabus for all the classes is given below for your reference.

NSSO Syllabus for Class 1

The following chapters are covered for the students of class 1:

  • Family, neighbors, and society
  • Social helpers
  • Earth
  • Landforms
  • Religion culture and traditions
  • Seasons
  • Transport and communication
  • Our duties towards family and society
  • Water bodies
  • Manners
  • Map states

NSSO Syllabus for Class 2

The following chapters are covered for the students of class 2:

  • Family, neighbors, and society
  • Basic needs
  • Our ancient men
  • Our country
  • Our great leaders
  • Social helpers
  • Places of worship
  • Public places
  • Good habits
  • Hobbies for recreation
  • Road safety
  • Natural resources
  • Our festivals
  • Transport and communication
  • Map states and capitals

NSSO Syllabus for Class 3

The following chapters are included for the students of class 3:

  • Direction and maps
  • Understanding time
  • Our village and our city
  • Basic needs
  • Our community life
  • Public services for community life
  • Earth continents and oceans
  • Our country and national symbol
  • Religion culture and tradition
  • Occupation
  • Local governing bodies
  • Metropolises
  • Our early people
  • Transport and communication
  • Maps state capital, and metropolises

NSSO Syllabus for Class 4

The following chapters are covered for the students of class 4:

  • Rights and duties
  • Our Rrch heritage
  • National symbol
  • Our country and its states
  • The legends of India
  • The freedom struggle
  • Natural resource
  • Climate of India
  • Agriculture and industries (occupations)
  • Landforms in India
  • Local governing bodies
  • Earth, continents, and ocean
  • Religion, culture, and tradition
  • Transport and communication
  • Maps, states, capitals, and river

NSSO Syllabus for Class 5

The following chapters are covered for the students of class 5:

  • Introduction to history and geography
  • Evolution
  • Stone age
  • Settled life and urban civilization (world)
  • Earth and solar system
  • Living world on earth
  • Family and society
  • States and important cities
  • Agriculture and industries
  • Forest cover of India
  • Natural resource- soil and minerals
  • Physical features of India
  • Religion, sulture, and tradition
  • Democracy and local governing bodies
  • Natural disasters
  • Maps- crops

NSSO Syllabus for Class 6

The following chapters are covered for the students of class 6:

  • Sources of history
  • Life and early humans
  • Civilization
  • Vedic age
  • Religion and culture of ancients India
  • Kings and kingdoms
  • Architecture and literature
  • Towards gender equality
  • Ancients traders- India and world
  • Community life
  • Government –nations, states, city, and village
  • Citizenship and human rights
  • Globes and maps
  • Natural resources and energy
  • Maps- Asia, Europe, and Africa

NSSO Syllabus for Class 7

The following chapters are covered for the students of class 7:

  • Vijyanagra and Bahamani kingdoms
  • Bhakti and sufi movements
  • New kings and kingdom
    • Nayakas, Palegaras, and Naada Prabhus
    • Wodeyars of Mysuru, Kakatiyas, Rajputs, Marathas, and Deccan Kingdoms
  • Sultans of Delhi
  • Mughal empire
  • Arabs and turkish invasions
  • Establishment and impact of the british empire
  • Freedom struggle
  • Social and religion reforms
  • Industrial revolutions
  • Asia, Africa, and Europe
  • America, Australia, and Antarctica
  • Weather and climate
  • Natural vegetation and wildlife
  • Structure of earth
  • Human environment- settlement, transport, and communication
  • Air and water
  • Natural resources- soil and minerals
  • Naturals regions
  • Tribes, nomads, and settled communities
  • Democracy
  • Fundamental rights of duties
  • Our defense forces
  • Factors of production
  • Tax and its importance
  • Our constitutions
  • Map

NSSO Syllabus for Class 8

The following chapters are covered for the students of class 8:

  • Geographical features and pre-historic India
  • Ancient civilization of India and world
  • British rule
  • Freedom movement
  • India gains independence
  • Wars
    • The carnatic wars
    • Battle of babur
    • Batte of plassey
    • Dual government in Bengal
    • Anglo maratha
    • Anglo mysore
    • Anglo sikh
  • Colonialism
  • Rise of jainism and buddhism
  • Mauryas, kushans, guptans, and vardhanas
  • South India
    • Shatavahanas, kadambas, and gangas
    • Chalukyas of badami and pallavas of kanchi
    • Rashtrakas of manyakheta
    • Chalukyas of kalyana
    • Cholas and hoysalas of dwarasamudra
  • Our constitution and parliament
  • Human rights and UNO
  • Judiciary system of India
  • Caste system
  • Natural resources
  • Economic activities
  • Vegetation and wildlife
  • Inside and outside of the earth
  • Population
  • Structure of the ocean floor
  • Money- saving and investment
  • National income and sectoral aspects
  • Maps

NSSO Syllabus for Class 9

The following chapters are covered for the students of class 9:

  • Harappan civilization
  • Events after 1960
  • Vedic period and 6th century BC
  • Delhi sultanate, mauryan, sangam, guptas, cholas, south, and mughals
  • Indo- islamic culture
  • The renaissance
  • French revolution and russian revolution
  • Nazism and hitler
  • Colonialism
  • Naxalism, communalism, and regionalism
  • Human rights and fundamental rights
  • Our constitution
  • Union and state govt
  • Defense system
  • Election and political parties
  • National integrations
  • Legislature judiciary executive
  • Physical features of India
  • India- climate, natural resources, population, tourism, and trade
  • Earth (motion, structure, landforms, and disasters)
  • Weathering of rocks
  • Hydrosphere and atmosphere
  • Natural regions
  • Internal forces of earth
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Empowerment of women
  • Income and tax
  • Electoral politics
  • Maps

NSSO Syllabus for Class 10

The following chapters are covered for the students of class 10:

  • British rule in India
  • National movement and era of Gandhi
  • Post- independent India
  • Political development of 20th century
    • Imperialism
    • World war - 1
    • Post-war-economic depression
    • Fascism and nazism
  • World war-2
  • UNO
  • European union
  • Great revolt of 1857
    • Social and reform movement-19th century
    • Cold war
    • Partition of bengal
    • Muslim league
    • Towards independence and partition
  • Constitution
  • India and world peace
  • Consumers rights
    • Democracy and diversity and political
    • Gender, religion, and caste
    • Legislature, judiciary executive
    • Challenges to democracy
  • Sectors of the Indian economy
    • Money and credit
    • Globalization
    • Federalism
  • World-continents
  • Earth
    • Waste management
    • Naturals resources, regions, climate
    • Atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere
  • Map

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