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 students with a strong conceptual understanding of various topics at their level. The focus of the NSTSE is on the fundamentals and 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

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