Syllabus

ExaminationsFirst and Second StageThird Stage
NSEA and INAOIs broadly equivalent to senior secondary level (up to and including Class XII) of CBSE. There will be greater emphasis on Physics, Mathematics and Elementary Astronomy.Equivalent to respective International Olympiad Syllabus.
NSEB and INBOIs broadly equivalent to senior secondary level (up to and including Class XII) of CBSE.
NSEC and INChOIs broadly equivalent to senior secondary level (up to and including Class XII) of CBSE.
NSEJS and INJSOIs broadly equivalent to secondary school level (up to and including Class X) of CBSE. All the basic subjects of science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and Mathematics may have roughly equal emphasis.
NSEP and INPhOIs broadly equivalent to senior secondary level (up to and including Class XII) of CBSE.

International Olympiad syllabus:

International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics

International Biology Olympiad

International Chemistry Olympiad

International Junior Sciences Olympiad

International Physics Olympiad

The syllabus for Mathematical Olympiad (regional, national and international) is pre-degree college mathematics. The areas covered are arithmetic of integers, geometry, quadratic equations and expressions, trigonometry, co-ordinate geometry, the system of linear equations, permutations and combination, factorization of polynomial, inequalities, elementary combinatorics, probability theory and number theory, finite series, and complex numbers, and elementary graph theory. The syllabus does not include calculus and statistics. The major areas from which problems are given are algebra, combinatorics, geometry, and number theory. The syllabus is in a sense spread over Class XI to Class XII levels, but the problems under each topic involve a high level of difficulty and sophistication. The difficulty level increases from RMO to INMO to IMO.