NSTSE National Level Science Talent Search Examination 2020: NSTSE stands for National-level Science Talent Search Examination. It is a scientifically designed, skill-based assessment developed in India for Indian schools, after a detailed study of the syllabi of the Central and various State Boards.
Rather than testing rote learning, it tests how well SKILLS and CONCEPTS underlying the school syllabus have been learned by the student. The test provides information on the strengths and weaknesses of individual students and also of the entire class.
NSTSE is a diagnostic test that helps students improve their overall learning ability and educational performance. Unlike other tests which may only find out how much a student knows or has memorized, NSTSE measures how well a student has understood the concepts and provides detailed feedback on the same, to help him/her improve.
Thus NSTSE helps each student to know early, whether he/she has properly understood a concept so that immediate action can be taken to correct the aberration and pave a path for improvement. Often, students develop conceptual gaps which increase as the students go to higher classes and turn those into a ‘phobia’ for the subject.
School tests – including board exams – tend to test children superficially, only to the extent that they have memorized. But the important skills like the ability to think independently and reason logically – most critical in today’s world – are often not aimed at or tested in school tests.
The focus on fundamentals is very important as when the child finishes studies he/she will have to face the competitive world armed with those fundamentals. Even while opting for higher studies, a student has to go through a complete scan of what he/she knows and how much. Exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, AFMC, AIIMS, GRE, GMAT, CAT, etc., are designed to test the fundamental strength of a student. Hence the need of the hour is to build the fundamental-base as strong and as early as possible. This exactly is the philosophy behind the Unified Council’s NSTSE.
In NSTSE, the emphasis for assessment of scholastic skills is mainly on Mathematics and Science.
NSTSE is unlike other tests in many different ways. It
- Has interesting questions that require thinking, not simply a recall
- Provides detailed skill-wise feedback highlighting strengths and weaknesses
- It provides a benchmark for the student’s performance and his/her peers.
Thus, NSTSE aims at improvement rather than comparison or grading. It also reduces the stress of exams by checking ‘understanding and reasoning’ rather than just ‘knowing’. Making the younger generation stronger in fundamentals and Nourishing their minds for a bright and enterprising future. 98,00,000 Students have participated in the exams conducted by Unified Council till date.
The NSTSE is a comprehensive, independent examination that delivers challenging and high-quality educational experience through a broad array of applied learning settings. The NSTSE question papers are scientifically designed to test concepts underlying the curriculum, in an interesting way. NSTSE is aimed at providing valuable and detailed diagnostic reports for specific improvement and further development of school students. While NSTSE encourages students to reason critically and solves problems, it also helps to boost confidence and enable students to realize their optimum potential.
Students studying Classes
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
11(PCM) and 11(PCB)
12(PCM) and 12(PCB)
There is no exam for 11, 12 PCMB group.
NSTSE follows CBSE syllabus, Question Papers are also suitable for Students of ICSE/ISC and Various State Board/Matriculation Syllabi.
NSTSE Exam schedule
Date of Examination: 04-12-2019(Wednesday)
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Last Date for Receipt of Applications: 05-10-2019
Date of examination for Individual /Direct applicants: 15-12-2019(Sunday)
NSTSE Exam fee
You can register through this site.
Exam Fee: Rs.300 (The fee includes 2 Past/Model Question Paper, SPR, Success Series Book and Postal charges)
The Past/Model Question Papers, Success Series Book will be provided as downloadable e-books
Registration through School
Examination Fee :
Rs. 150 (Rupees One Hundred and Fifty Only)
Students Performance Report:
Rs. 15 (Rupees Fifteen Only)
Note: Student’s Performance Report (SPR) is a unique & useful tool for students to know their academic strengths and weaknesses. SPR provides real feedback on real learning. We request you to encourage every student to opt for SPR.
NSTSE How to apply?
We accept direct/individual applications for the NSTSE.
You can register for NSTSE at http://www.unifiedcouncil.com/options.aspx Online payment facility (Net Banking/Debit/Credit Card) is also available.
Registration through School:
- Please send a single consolidated Demand Draft for the exam fee of all the students appearing for the NSTSE from your school.
- D.D. should be drawn in favor of UNIFIED COUNCIL payable at HYDERABAD.
- Frame the list of students in the FORMAT (preferably typed and send it to our address along with the D.D by Courier Service/Register post / Speed Post.
- For further details and a complete school information brochure please send an E-mail.