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NTSE Maharashtra Syllabus 2023 (MAT & SAT) - Download Syllabus Pdf

NTSE Maharashtra syllabus is framed as per the class 9 and 10 curricula. Hence the question papers cover topics and concepts taken from the recognized education boards in India like CBSE, ICSE, State Boards, etc. in India. NTSE Maharashtra stage 1 exam covers 100% of the state board syllabus questions, and the stage 2 syllabus covers 100% of the questions from the CBSE board syllabus.

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NTSE Maharashtra Syllabus for SAT and MAT

The National Talent Search Examination is conducted for the students studying in class 10 with two papers, SAT and MAT. SAT academic knowledge and MAT assess the analytical and logical reasoning skills of a student.

The NTSE stage 1 Maharashtra syllabus for MAT and SAT sections, including the language sections, are detailed below.

NTSE MAT Syllabus 2023

NTSE Mental Ability Test (MAT) assesses the student's power of reasoning, evaluation, and the ability to think, judge, visualize, etc. MAT is a psychological test consisting of 100 objective questions based on causality, analysis, and compilation.

A variety of questions are from,

  • Analogies
  • Classification
  • Series
  • Pattern Perception
  • Hidden Figures
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Block Assembly
  • Problem Solving
  • Blood Relations

NTSE SAT Syllabus 2023

NTSE Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) syllabus covers core subjects of classes 9 and 10. A total of 100 questions of these three subjects are to be solved.

The SAT section is conducted to assess how much textbook knowledge a student has gained. Besides, students can expect questions according to the standard of Classes IX and X levels.

The syllabus covered are from the following subjects,

  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
  • Science
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
  • Social Science
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Geography

NTSE LCT Syllabus 2023

NTSE Language Test (LCT) syllabus is designed to judge the following,

  • Power of Reading Comprehension
  • Logical Sequencing
  • Interpretative, Evaluative, Predictive, and Creative Components of Language

The NTSE stage 1 exam is conducted in English and regional languages. The regional languages conducted are Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada.

NTSE Maharashtra Mathematics and Mental Ability Syllabus

Mathematics and MAT sections cover about 120 marks in stage 1 NTSE Maharashtra. There is no prescribed syllabus for the NTSE exam, and students can prepare based on their NCERT class 9 and 10 syllabi.

The important Mathematics and Mental Ability section topics in the NTSE 2019 are listed in the table below.

Mental Ability Topics

Mathematics Topics

Alphabet Series

Arithmetic Progression


Coordinate Geometry

Arithmetic Reasoning

Linear Equation in Two Variables

Coding-Decoding and Cube Test


Direction Test

Lines and Angles

Figure Completion, Figure Embedded, and Figure Partition

Probability and Quadratic Equation

Letter Repeating Series

Relation Between Roots

Mathematical Operations


Mirror Images


Missing Term in Figures


Verbal and Non-verbal Analogy and Classification


NTSE Maharashtra Science and Social Science Syllabus

Science and Social Science sections in NTSE Maharashtra covers 80 marks in the stage 1 exam. The syllabus is the same as their NCERT class 9 and 10 syllabi.

The important Science and Social Science section topics in the NTSE 2019 are listed in the table below.

Science Topics

Social Science Topics

Acids, Bases, and Salts

Applied History

Atomic Structure

Economy and Occupation

Chemical Reactions and Equations

Empowerment of Women

Current Electricity

History of Indian Art

Environmental Management

Human Settlement

Gravitation and Heat

India Events After 1960

Cell Division and Cell Transcription

Industry and Trade

Periodic Classification of Element

Natural Vegetation and Wildlife

Reflection of Light

Social and Political Movements

Refraction of Light

Sports, Tourism, and History

Animal and Plant Reproduction

Working of Constitution

 NTSE Maharashtra Exam Pattern

Each correct answer carries one point each, thus making the candidate's total score in a test equal to the number of questions answered correctly. All the students who achieve requisite scores at this level automatically qualify for scholarships that NCERT hands over.

There are 100 questions for 100 marks to be completed in 120 minutes duration, i.e., 2 hours.

Tabulated below is the exam pattern for the NTSE Maharashtra exam.

Stage 1 Sections


MAT Section


General Science


Social Science


Mathematics and Geometry


Total Marks


 Tabulated below is the division of marks on the General Science sub-subjects.

Stage 1 General Science Section








Total Marks


 Tabulated below is the division of marks on the Social Science sub-subjects.

Stage 1 Social Science Section




Political Science




Total Marks


 Tabulated below is the division of marks on the Mathematic sub-subjects.

Stage 1 Mathematics Section






Total Marks



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