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National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE)

NSTSE is a diagnostic test which helps students improve their overall learning ability and educational performance.

Unlike other tests which may only find out how much a student knows or has memorised, NSTSE measures how well a student has understood the concepts and provides a detailed feedback on the same, to help him/her improve.

Thus NSTSE helps each student to know early, whether he/she has properly understood a concept, so that immediate action can be taken to correct the aberration and pave a path for improvement. Often, students develop conceptual gaps which increase as the students go to higher classes and turn those into a 'phobia' for the subject.

School tests - including board exams - tend to test children superficially, only to the extent what they have memorised. But the important skills like the ability to think independently and reason logically – most critical in today's world - are often not aimed at or tested in school tests.

The focus on fundamentals is very important as when the child finishes studies he/she will have to face the competitive world armed with those fundamentals. Even while opting for higher studies, a student has to go through a complete scan of what he/she knows and how much. Exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, AFMC, AIIMS, GRE, GMAT, CAT etc., are designed to test the fundamental strength of a student. Hence the need of the hour is to build the fundamental-base as strong and as early as possible. This exactly is the philosophy behind Unified Council's NSTSE.

In NSTSE, the emphasis for assessment of scholastic skills is mainly on Mathematics and Science.

NSTSE is unlike other tests in many different ways. It
• Has interesting questions that require thinking, not simply a recall
• Provides detailed skill-wise feedback highlighting strengths and weaknesses.
• Provides a benchmark of the student's performance and his/her peers.

Thus, NSTSE aims at improvement rather than comparison or grading. It also reduces the stress of exams by checking 'understanding and reasoning' rather than just 'knowing'.

Making the younger generation stronger in fundamentals and Nourishing their minds for a bright and enterprising future.

91,00,000 Students have participated in the exams conducted by Unified Council till date.

Students studying Classes
• II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX and X
• XI(PCM) and XI(PCB)

There is no exam for XI, XII PCMB group.

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

Date of Examination 07-12-2018(Friday)
Time 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Last Date for Receipt of Applications: 30-09-2018

Date of examination for Individual /Direct applicants: 16-12-2018(Sunday)

Individual Registration

You can register through this site.

Exam Fee: Rs.300 (The fee includes 2 Past/Model Question Paper,SPR,Success Series Book and Postal charges)

The Past/Model Question Papers, Success Series Book will be provided as downloadable e-books

Registration through School

Examination Fee : Rs. 150 (Rupees One Hundred and Fifty Only)

Students Performance Report :Rs. 15 (Rupees Fifteen Only)

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.

Individual Registration :

We accept direct/individual applications for the NSTSE.

You can register for NSTSE at Online payment facility (Net Banking/Debit/Credit Card) is also available.

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.

Each class has a different question paper.

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

Class No. Of Questions Marks
1 40 40
2 50 50
3-12 60 60

Duration of the examination for all classes 60 minutes.

Division of marks in the Question Paper
For Class 1 Mathematics : 25 GeneralScience : 15
For Class 2 Mathematics : 25 GeneralScience : 25
For Class 3 to 5 Mathematics : 25 General Science : 30 Critical Thinking : 05
For Class 6 to 10 Mathematics : 25 Physics : 10 Chemistry : 10 Biology : 10 Critical Thinking : 05
For Class 11 & 12 (PCM) Mathematics : 25 Physics : 15 Chemistry : 15 Critical Thinking : 05
For Class 11 & 12 (PCB) Biology : 25 Physics : 15 Chemistry : 15 Critical Thinking : 05

Critical Thinking section includes a complex combination of skills like conscious application in real life, Logical & Inductive Reasoning, Tactics & Strategies in decision making, Subjective & Objective analysis.

NSTSE is beased on the CBSE syllabus. 75% of the Syllabus is considered for setting the NSTSE Question Papers.

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

Merit/Participation Certificates will be issued to all the students who will take NSTSE based on their performance.

We are providing Student's performance report (SPR) for individual students, which provides all the details of.

• His/Her chosen answers for all questions in the NSTSE
• Correct answers for all questions in the exam
• Subject wise marks
• Subject wise and over all ranking in the national level
• Average marks of all the students in different subjects
• Group Highest Marks
• Question wise analysis, Skill wise analysis

SPR provides real feedback on real learning. Allows students to know where he/she stands and pinpoints areas of strength and weakness.

This exam is for feedback and improvement.

This report will be helpful for each and every student to analyses his/her performance and improve upon it.

Cost of SPR: Rs. 15.

Prizes for National Achievers

A) NSTSE Topper is awarded Rs. 2,00,000 cash prize*. The student who achieves the highest percentage of marks among all the classes is declared as NSTSE Topper.
B) The top 3 rankers of each class are awarded a Tablet PC + a Memento + a Medal, each
C) The next 22 rankers in each class (Ranks 4 to 25) of each class are awarded a cash prize of Rs. 1000 each.
D) Rankers 26 to 100 of each class are awarded BMA’s Talent & Olympiad Exams Resource Book from M/s. Brain Mapping Academy, each.

All the rankers (1 to 100) will each be awarded a Britannica Concise Encyclopedia and Planet Earth(2 CD Pack) worth Rs. 1690, a Medal and a Certificate of Appreciation.

Participation certificates are offered to all students who appear for the examination.

Prizes for state toppers : -
Top 3 rankers from each State (minimum of 10,000 students in a particular State) are awarded with a special award for encouragement. He/she is awarded with a Britannica Concise Encyclopedia and Planet Earth(2 CD Pack) worth Rs. 1690 and a Certificate of Appreciation.

Note :State-wise ranks are declared after excluding the top 100 ranks across the country.

Consolation Prizes : -
Top ranker in each class from selected cities* are awarded a Britannica Concise Encyclopedia and Planet Earth(2 CD Pack) worth Rs. 1690 and a Certificate of Appreciation.

List of Selected Cities : -
Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhubaneswar + Cuttack, Chandigarh + Mohali + Panchkula, Chennai, Faridabad + Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Indore, Jalandhar, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kanpur, Kota, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida + Ghaziabad, Pune, Varanasi, Yamuna nagar + Karnal + Ambala + Kurukshetra, Vadodara and Visakhapatnam.

Note :City-wise topper is declared after the 100 ranks across the country and state toppers.

City Rank (for every Class) is declared for classes having a minimum of 500 students in a particular city.

All National, State & City Rankers of Classes 1 to 9 will each be awarded a voucher worth Rs. 400 from – India’s first scientifically designed portal for Olympiad & Talent exams preparation.

NSTSE Topper: A student of any class who achieves 100% marks is awarded a prize money of Rs. 2 Lakh. If no student achieves the same, then the student who achieves the highest percentage of marks among all the classes, is awarded Rs. 1 Lakh. If more than one student achieve the same, the prize money will be distributed equally among them. Each topper will get either this prize or the regular prize.