NSTSE 2022 Eligibility

The National Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE) is conducted by the Unified Council to assess the students’ understanding of Mathematics and Science concepts. The examination gives detailed feedback on the concepts in which the student is lagging behind and requires improvement. Other than India, the NSTSE examination is also conducted in Indonesia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Iran, Kuwait, Bahrain, Libya, Nepal, Yemen, Russia and Tanzania.

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 Important Dates for NSTSE 2022

Events Dates
Availability of Application Forms Available
Last & Final Date for Receipt of Applications 31-Dec-2021
Exam Date 22 & 30 Jan 2022
Uploading of Answer Key Released
Declaration of Result March 21,2022

Read more: Nstse National Level Science Talent Search Examination

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must fulfil the NSTSE eligibility criteria 2022 to appear for the exam

  • All the students studying in Class 2 to Class 10 are eligible for this examination.
  • Students in Class 11 (PCM and PCB) are also eligible for the examination. The students from PCMB are not eligible for the National Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE).
  • Those studying in Class 12 (PCM and PCB) are eligible to write the examination.
  • Students from Class 1 have to apply through their respective schools only. The open centre facility is not available for Class 1 students.

NSTSE Achievers

Any student who scores 100% marks in the NSTSE is awarded prize money of rupees two lakh. If none of the students achieve 100%, then the student who gets the highest marks among all the classes is awarded rupees one lakh. If more than one student scores the highest marks, then the prize money is distributed equally among them.

Frequently Asked Questions on NSTSE 2022 Eligibility


What will the NSTSE syllabus be for Class 9 of the UP Board?

Only questions from your official UP Board Class 9 syllabus will be asked in the NSTSE test. Since NCERT and the UP Board are on the same page, their syllabus is the same for all K-12 exams.

How can I apply for NSTSE registration??

Visit the official website at unifiedcouncil.com to apply for NSTSE registration. To register, go to the registration link, fill out all of the relevant information, and pay the required money.

How many marks are required for NSTSE Level 2 eligibility?

The number of points you received on the NSTSE has no bearing on your Level 2 eligibility. The first test determines if you are eligible for the second level. The top 100 rank holders across India, as well as the top 20 rank holders in each class, will be elevated to Level 2 and eligible to take the exam. If the student is in first grade, however, he or she will not qualify for the second level. Only students in grades 2 to 12 are given the NSTSE Level 2 assessment. This test will determine the final conclusion.

Who is eligible to apply for NSTSE 2022?

Candidates who passed their 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th standard with PCM and PCB topics from the reorganised board, as well as candidates who passed their 11th and 12th standard with PCM and PCB subjects from the reorganised board, are eligible to apply for NSTSE 2022.

How long will it take to complete the exam?

The entrance exam will last 60 minutes and the questions will be printed and available in the English language.


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  1. is the syllabus same for level one and two