NSTSE stands for National Level Science Talent Search Examination. It is
a scientifically designed diagnostic test that can be taken by children studying
in classes 2 to 12, irrespective of the boards in which they study.
do we benefit from the NSTSE test?
is a serious, diagnostic test - not a fun competition.
We strongly encourage schools to take it either
full school or almost full school. The value
of the feedback reduces if this is not done.
In terms of quality of the paper and depth
of analysis, NSTSE is as good as or better
than international tests. We are charging Rs.100/-
per student only.
was developed after a study of NCERT books
(CBSE) as well as ICSE-recommended books to
ensure that the content is appropriate for
students all over India.
questions are not repeated across classes or
rounds. Every single paper a child answers
is a different one. This also can add to a
school or teacher's question bank.
NSTSE papers have been designed by experts
to be easy to read for a child taking a test.
Unique Computerised Analysis Process
- A lot of technology goes into the analysis
of the NSTSE results. As we use Optical Mark
Recognition (OMR), it allows us to ship the results
to schools within 45 days or less.
What does NSTSE test?
NSTSE tests how well a child has understood the fundamentals of the subjects
taught in schools and the skills she has acquired in these subjects. It does
not test only the content of the textbooks, as exams tend to do.
Children are already
burdened with exams in school. Is it not unfair
to ask them to appear for another test?
NSTSE is a low-stakes test. I.e. Its result does not pass or fail a child.
It is a diagnostic test that helps the child, parent and teacher understand
the strengths and weaknesses of the child in the basic subjects. It aims at
improvement in skills for the child, not labelling the child.
What happens after
the NSTSE test?
Being an objective type test, the answer sheets are checked by OMR. A detailed
analysis of the results is prepared. Based on this, we send an analysis report
for each child, identifying the areas of strengths and the areas where improvement
is needed. We send consolidated reports the schools (subject wise and class