National Level Science Talent Search Examination – NSTSE 2018

NSTSE 2018

What is NTSE ?

The NSTSE full form is National Level Science Talent Search Examination. It is a skill test conducted by the Unified Council, a professionally managed progressive organization, with its objective to identify and nurture the best brains of the country in the science discipline. Being a curriculum based examination, the NSTSE critically assess a student’s strengths and weaknesses on the basis of concepts. Unlike the regular examinations, it measures what and how well a student has understood the fundamentals instead of memorizing the existing facts.

The Unified Council has been successfully conducting NSTSE in India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen, Indonesia, Oman, Kuwait, Russia, Nepal, Libya, Bahrain, Iran, and Tanzania. Since its inception in 1998, the Council has been working consistently towards testing and promoting talented young minds instilling a competitive spirit among them and ensuring their bright and enterprising future through tests like NSTSE.

NSTSE Important Dates:

Events

Important Dates

Last Date for receipt of Application Forms

October 21st, 2017

Hall Tickets Availability

January 24th, 2018

NSTSE Exam (1st Level)

Jan 24th and Feb 4th, 2018

Declaration of Results

To be Announced Shortly

NSTSE Eligibility:

Students of classes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI (PCM), XI (PCB), XII (PCM) and XII (PCB) can participate, provided their schools are registered with the NSTSE. However, individual entries are also accepted in case the school is not tied up with the NSTSE. The registration forms, prospectus and all other relevant details regarding the event are sent out to the registered schools. A nominal participation fee of Rs 200 is charged.

NSTSE Exam Pattern:

The NSTSE exam is a 90 minutes MCQ patterned test. The question paper is different for each class.

Class

Number of Questions

Marks

Class 2nd

50 Questions

50 Marks

Class 3rd

75 Questions

75 Marks

Class 4th to 12th

100 Questions

100 Marks

The NSTSE syllabus is the one prescribed by the CBSE, ICSE and various state boards. However, NSTSE sample papers are also available online. There is no negative marking for the wrong answers.

Class

1st

2nd

3rd

4th & 5th

6th to 10th

11th & 12th (PCM)

11th & 12th (PCB)

Subject

Question Count

Mathematics

25

25

40

45

25

40

General Science

15

25

35

45

General Questions

10

10

10

10

Physics

25

25

25

Chemistry

20

25

25

Biology

20

40

Total Questions

40

50

75

100

100

100

100

NSTSE Selection Procedure:

The NSTSE exam is conducted at two levels:

A. Level 1 is conducted at the schools and at selected test centers. The top 500 participants from class II to XII across the nation along with top 20 from each class are selected for Level 2.

B. Level 2 is conducted at the nearest State Headquarters on the basis of which the final NSTSE results are declared. Level 2 is not held for the students of the 1st standard.

NSTSE Results and Ranking:

The performance of a participant is gauged on the basis of his individual score compiled in a Student Performance Report (SPR). The SPR provides a detailed analysis of strong and weak areas of the student along with the performance comparison at school, state, and national level. Consolidated reports per subject and class are sent to the schools. The NSTSE results are also made available at its official website.

NSTSE Scholarships:

The top 100 rankers are declared as ALL INDIA achievers. State wise and city wise (for selected cities) achievers are declared. School and class toppers are also declared. The student who achieves the highest percentage of marks among all classes is the NSTSE topper and is awarded Rs 2,00,000 cash prize. All National, State & City Rankers are awarded a voucher worth Rs 400. Participation Certification is provided to each student.

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