JSTSE Syllabus 2019 - Download PDF, Exam Pattern


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JSTSE Syllabus 2019 for the Junior Science Talent Search Exam (JSTSE) is based on Class 8 and Class 9 syllabus. JSTSE exam is conducted for the students studying in Class 9. JSTSE is conducted every year in December/January by the Science Branch of Education, Delhi. Through JSTSE exam, 150 scholarships are allotted to the students. The Class 9 students who have secured 65% minimum marks in Class 8 from a recognized school (Government, Government Aided, Public, KV, Navodaya or NDMC) are eligible to apply for Junior Science Talent Search Exam. The students who are willing to apply for the JSTSE exam must check the JSTSE Syllabus.

JSTSE Syllabus Class 9 consist of General Knowledge, General Science, and Mathematics. Check complete information on JSTSE Syllabus 2019 on this page.

jstse syllabus 2019

Latest: JSTSE 2019 exam will be held on 15 December 2019. All the best to all the students who are applying for the exam.

JSTSE Syllabus 2019 - (Class 9) Important Topics

JSTSE Syllabus 2019 will be divided into two sections, i.e. Section-1 General Knowledge and Section-2 Science and Mathematics. The scholarship exam will be based on the JSTSE syllabus and students are advised to focus on the important topics to excel in the exam. Get details on

  • JSTSE GK Syllabus
  • JSTSE Science Syllabus
  • JSTSE Maths Syllabus

JSTSE Syllabus General Knowledge  

General Knowledge section is the easy as well as the scoring part of JSTSE Exam. The questions will come from Geography, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Civics, and Economics. In the general knowledge section, the questions will also come from the topics like National Parks, Sanctuaries, Awards, Government Schemes, Cricket and Bollywood. Manorama Year Books can be useful, to prepare for this section.

 JSTSE Syllabus GK Important Topics

  • Current Affairs
  • CEOs of the leading companies
  •  History (mostly class 6th, 7th and 8th )
  • Various landforms and their location
  • Locations of wildlife sanctuaries.
  • Important articles of the constitution
  • Autobiographies of famous persons
  • Biographies and their authors
  • Name of famous players and their respective games
  • Cyclones and other natural calamities
  • World Cup of Various sports, dates and name of winners
  • Name of Chief Ministers and Governors

JSTSE GK Syllabus 2019 Download PDF

JSTSE Syllabus General Science and Mathematics

In the Second Section, which will be comprised of General Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) and Mathematics will include the topics focused on the concepts of Class 8 and 9. The students can prefer NCERT Books to prepare for this section. R. D Sharma and S. Chand can be useful books for the preparation of Mathematics.

JSTSE Science and Maths Download PDF

 JSTSE Syllabus Physics Important Topics

  • The wavelength of various lights
  • Mirrors (Convex, Concave and Plain)
  • Refraction
  • Oscillations (Pendulum, Spring mass system etc.)

 JSTSE Syllabus Chemistry Important Topics

  • Empirical and Molecular Formulae
  • General names of chemicals ( For, e.g., Formula of vinegar is CH3COOH)
  • Covalent bonding
  • Name of general polymers and their uses
  • Fuels, Calorific value
  • Indicators
  • Environmental chemistry 

JSTSE Syllabus Biology Important Topics

  • Climate
  • Ecological Biology
  • Evolution
  • Physiology 

JSTSE Syllabus Mathematics Important Topics

  • Polynomials
  • Real Numbers

JSTSE Syllabus 2019 - Exam Pattern 

As per the JSTSE Exam Pattern, there will be 50 questions form the General Knowledge section. In the second section, there will be 150 questions from General Science and Mathematics. Check complete JSTSE Exam Pattern from the table below:



 No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Allotted


General Knowledge



50 minutes

Section 2

General Science and Mathematics



150 minutes

The students are suggested to also check JSTSE previous year question papers & sample papers for their preparations. The students who are going to apply for JSTSE exam should also check essential dates related to JSTSE exam.

JSTSE Important Dates



JSTSE Application Form Available

20 August 2019

Last Date to Submit JSTSE Application

5 September 2019

JSTSE Admit Card Available

3-11 December 2019

JSTSE Exam Date 2019

15 December 2019

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