Syllabus For National Standard Examination in Junior Science - NSEJS 2021

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What is the syllabus for the National Standard Examination in Junior Science?
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The pandemic has changed the number of stages of the NSEJS exam but since the beginning of the exam in the year 1987 by the IAPT Indian Association of Physics Teachers, the subjects on which the candidates are tested are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The topics are mostly based on the classes of class 9 and 10. The Central Board Of Secondary Education that is the CBSE curriculum is followed in this olympiad exam. And students appearing can be from the state board, CBSE board and even ICSE (Indian Certificate Of Secondary Education) board. The topics are mainly from the NCERT textbook and based on the previous year papers if NSEJS the syllabus can be understood. 

Syllabus Subjects

Subject Topics

  1. Physics

  • Light- Concave Mirror, Deviation Through Two Plane Mirror, T.I.R, Shadow

  • Sound- Echo, Node & Anti Node 

  • Electricity

  • Work, Power, Energy- Efficiency & Power

  • Magnetism, Gravitation

  • Simple Harmonic Motion- Simple Pendulum

  • Fluid- Floatation

  • Force

  • Heat- Radiation, Anomalous Behaviour of Water, Thermal Expansion

  • Rectilinear Motion-  VelocityMotion, Newton’s Laws Of Motion

  • Unit Dimension

  • Electrostatics- Ohm’s Law, Coulomb’s Law, Combination Of Resistance, potential

  1. Mathematics

  • Permutation & Combination

  • Arithmetic Progression

  • Area Of Parallelogram & Triangles, Similar Triangles

  • Circle

  • Geometric Progression

  • Linear Equation In Two Variable

  • Number System

  • Quadratic Equation

  • Quadrilaterals

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Trigonometry

  1. Chemistry

  • Acids, Bases, And Salts

  • Analytical Chemistry

  • Metals And Non-Metals

  • Mole Concept

  • Carbon

  • Study Of Gas Laws

  • Equivalent Concept

  • Periodic Table And Periodicity In Properties

  1. Biology 

  • Biodiversity- Chordates, Monera, Non-Chordates

  • Biotech- GMC (Genetically Modified Crops)

  • Control and Coordination- Endocrine System, Nerve conductor, Sympathetic Nervous System

  • Cell Biology- Cell Organelles, Types of Cell

  • Human Health & Diseases- Immunity

  • Reproduction- Asexual Reproductions

  • Heredity and Evolution- DNA Fingerprinting, DNA

  • Microbes in Human Welfare

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q.1) What are the Ways to Crack the NSEJS 2021 Exam?

Ans.) The important thing to do is to start the preparation for the NSEJS examination as early as possible. Make a studying schedule and allow sufficient time for topics according to your strengths and weaknesses in subject knowledge. Refer to the right textbooks and make notes. Once you have covered all the topics, keep revising and solving sample papers, mock tests and even the previous years’ NSEJS papers.

Q.2) Is the NCERT Textbook Enough to Prepare for NSEJS?

Ans.) The syllabus of the Nation Standard Examination in Junior Science is primarily based on the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) textbook that is designed for the CBSE curriculum. Even with that in mind, it is important to understand that since students from all backgrounds are appearing to have a competitive advantage you have to also refer to other textbooks once you are thorough with the NCERT textbook topics. 

Q.3) Which Textbooks Cover the Topics of the NSEJS Syllabus 2021?

Ans.) There are other textbooks apart from the NCERT book that you might be familiar with. You must grab them immediately as they will expand your knowledge and give you a different perspective through their styles of explanation of the same topics. Some of the important ones are books by H.C Verma and S.L Arora for Physics, R.D.Sharma book for Mathematics, book by OP Tandon for physical and inorganic chemistry and NCERT for science is very effective.