National Level Science Talent Search Examination – India’s Most Popular Assessment exam. NSTSE is a diagnostic test which actually helps students improve. Unlike regular tests which try only to find out how much a child knows (or has memorized), NSTSE measures how well a student has understood concepts and gives detailed feedback on the same, to help them improve.

Latest: Result of NSTSE-2018 has been published, check the same through the link provided below.

NSTSE 2017 – 2018

Schedule for NSTSE 2017 – National Level Science Talent Search Examination is given below.

Events Dates
Last date for receipt of applications 21 Oct 2017
Availability of Hall ticket for download 24 Jan 2018 25 Jan 2018
NSTSE First Level Exam 24 Jan 2018 and 04 Feb 2018
Uploading of February 04, 2018 Exam Answer Key 13 Feb 2018 12 Feb 2018
Declaration of Result 15 Mar 2018 14 Mar 2018

Thus NSTSE helps each student to know whether he/she has actually understood a concept early on so that immediate action can be taken. Often students have conceptual gaps which increase as they progress and when they reach the higher classes, they develop a “phobia” for the subject.

What is NSTSE? For More Information Click Here

Admit Card

Hall ticket of NSTSE 2017 Level 1 Exam to be held on February 04, 2018 has been released online on the official website. Candidates who did not receive the same by January 25, 2018, can now download the Hall Ticket from the official website OR through the direct link provided below.

Hall Ticket: Click Here to download the Hall Ticket.

Application / Registration

Individual Registration:

This exam is for the students participating through their respective school only. The venue for this exam will be their respective school. Students are requested to register through their respective school only. For further details please contact the teacher-in-charge at your school

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 favour 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 complete school information brochure please send a E-mail.

Examination Fee

  • NSTSE Registration : Fee : Rs.300
  • NSTSE Registration + Online Preparation Packages (at a discounted price) : Fee : Rs.700

Model Question Papers

Students desirous of referring to previous years’ Question Papers should add fees (will be updated soon) for a set of Question Papers ( This set is a combination of previous NSTSE Question Papers and Model Question Papers)

Students Performance Report

Note: Student’s Performance Report (SPR) is unique & a 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Students studying Classes

  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • 11(PCM) and 11(PCB)
  • 12(PCM) and 12(PCM)

There is no exam for 11, 12 PCMB group.There is no open center facility for Class -1 Students. Class -1 Students are requested to apply through respective schools only.
NSTSE follows CBSE syllabus, Question Papers are also suitable for Students of ICSE/ISC and Various State Board/Matriculation Syllabi.

Examination Pattern

There will be a different Question Paper for each class.

All the questions are objective-type with no negative marking for wrong answers.

No. of Questions
2 50 50
3 75 75
4-12 100 100

Examination Pattern for various Classes: Duration of the examination for all classes 90 minutes.

Division of marks in the Question Paper :

For Classes II :
Mathematics 25
Science 25
 For Classes III :
Mathematics 40
Science 35
For Classes IV & V :
Mathematics 45
Science 45
General Questions 10
For Classes VI to X :
Mathematics 25
Physics 25
Chemistry 20
Biology 20
General Questions 10
For Classes XI & XII (PCM)
Mathematics 40
Physics 25
Chemistry 25
General Questions 10
For Classes XI & XII (PCB)
Biology 40
Physics 25
Chemistry 25
General Questions 10

NSTSE will be based on the CBSE syllabus. 85% of the Syllabus considered for setting the NSTSE Question Paper.

NSTSE Question Papers are also suitable for Students of ICSE/ISC and Various State Board/Matriculation Syllabi.

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