NSO Syllabus Class-12
NSO Syllabus Class-12

22nd NSO exam will be held on 11 Nov 2019 and 21 Nov 2019 at participating schools for the academic year 2019-20. 22nd NSO Syllabus is given below.

Examination Pattern and Syllabus

Class Section No. of Questions Marks/question Total Marks
12 Physics & Chemistry 25125
Achievers Section 5315
Grand Total 5060

NSO Syllabus


Total Questions : 50     Time : 1 hr.


Section – 1: Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, AC, Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Modern Physics, Semiconductor Electronics, Communication Systems.

Chemistry : Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p-Block Elements (Group 15 to 18), d- & f-Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Amines, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life.

Section – 2: Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 1.

Section – 3: Relations and Functions, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Matrices and Determinants, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives, Integrals, Application of Integrals, Differential Equations, Vector Algebra, Three Dimensional Geometry, Probability, Linear Programming.


Section – 3: Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology in Human Welfare, Biotechnology, Ecology.

Note –

  • Questions of level-I Olympiad exams will be 60% from the current class syllabus and 40% from the previous class syllabus, e.g. Class-7 NSO exam will have 60% questions from class-7 syllabus and 40% questions from class 6 syllabus.
  • Questions of level-II Olympiad exams will be from current class syllabus only.
  • Questions in ACHIEVERS SECTION will be from current class syllabus only.

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