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: NSTSE 2018-19 result has been released, click here to check the answer key.

NSTSE 2018 – 2019

Schedule for NSTSE 2019 – National Level Science Talent Search Examination is given below.

Events Dates
Last date for receipt of applications 30 Oct 2018
Availability of Hall ticket for download 06 Dec 2018 04 Dec 2018
Exam Date for School candidates 07 Dec 2018
Exam Date for Direct / Individual candidates 16 Dec 2018
Uploading of Answer Key 14 Dec 2018 onward
Declaration of Result 22 Jan 2019

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.

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Eligibility Criteria

Students studying Classes

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

There is no exam for 11, 12 PCMB group. There is no open center facility for Class -1 Student. Class -1 Student 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.

Application / Registration

This exam is for the students participating in their respective school or directly. The venue for this exam will be their respective school when the candidates apply through there school. If the candidates apply directly, they will be provided with all the information on the NSTSE website. For further details please contact the teacher-in-charge at your school, can also visit the official website or follow this page.

Application Process Over!!

Admit Card

Hall ticket of NSTSE 2018 Level 1 Exam in December 2018 has been released online on the official website. Candidates can download the Hall Ticket from the official website OR through the direct link which has been provided in “Admit Card” page.

Examination Fee

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.

  • NSTSE Registration Fee (for class 2 to 12): Rs.300
  • NSTSE Registration Fee (for class 2 to 10) + Online Preparation Packages (at a discounted price) : Rs.700
  • NSTSE Registration Fee (for class 2 to 10)+ Online Preparation Packages (at a discounted price) : Rs. 1000

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
3-12 60 each 60 each

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
General Science 25
For Classes III & V :
Mathematics 25
General Science 30
Critical Thinking 05
For Classes VI to X :
Mathematics 25
Physics 10
Chemistry 10
Biology 10
Critical Thinking 05
For Classes XI & XII (PCM)
Mathematics 25
Physics 15
Chemistry 15
Critical Thinking 05
For Classes XI & XII (PCB)
Biology 25
Physics 15
Chemistry 15
Critical Thinking 05

NSTSE will be based on the CBSE syllabus and 75% 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.

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.

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For more details on NSTSE 2018, download Information Brochure.

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