NSTSE Exam Pattern

The Unified Council conducts the National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE) every year for students from Class I to Class XII. The NSTSE aims at identifying the students with a strong conceptual understanding of various topics at their level. The focus of the NSTSE is on the fundamentals. The students are expected to think and answer the questions and not simple recall and write.

The questions are based on the CBSE syllabus. The question paper is also considered appropriate for students from various other boards of education.

Exam Pattern of NSTSE

The questions for all the classes are objective type and no negative marks are given for wrong answers. The duration of the examination is 90 minutes for all classes

Class I

Mathematics

15

General Science

25

Total

40

Class II

Mathematics

20

Science

30

Total

50

Class III to Class V

Mathematics

25

Science

30

General Questions

05

Total

60

Class VI to X

Biology

25

Chemistry

10

Physics

10

Mathematics

10

General Questions

05

Total

60

Class XI and Class XII (PCM)

Mathematics

25

Chemistry

15

Physics

15

General Questions

05

Total

60

Class XI and Class XII (PCB)

Biology

25

Chemistry

15

Physics

15

General Questions

05

Total

60