Why 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

About NSTSE-online Exam :

'NSTSE-online' is a completely online exam. This exam does not require visiting any center and can be taken from the comfort of your home. All a student needs to have for taking this exam is a PC/Laptop with an Internet Connection and a Web-cam.

Eligibility:

Student of classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 PCM, 11 PCB, 12 PCM & 12 PCB are eligible to participate in this examination.

Exam Schedule:

Date of Examination : 18-12-2022 (Sunday)

Schedule and procedure will be informed to the candidate before 15 days of the exam.

Results will be declared after 45 days of the exam.

Exam Fee Structure:

Rs. 354/- (Including GST)

Examination Fee + Student’s Performance Report (SPR) + 2 Previous Question Papers (PQP) - Downloadable E-book + Success Series- Downloadable E-book + Online payment service charges.

Exam Pattern:

There will be a different question paper for each class. All the questions are objective-type with no negative marking for wrong answers.

Class 1 Class 2 Classes 3 to 12
No.of Questions 40 50 60
Marks 40 50 60
Duration 1 hour

Division of marks in the Question Paper :

For Class 1 :

Mathematics : 15

General Science : 25

For Class 2 :

Mathematics : 20

GeneralScience : 30

For Classes 3 - 5 :

Mathematics : 25

General Science : 30

Critical Thinking : 05

For Classes 6 to 10 :

Mathematics : 25

Physics : 10

Chemistry : 10

Biology : 10

Critical Thinking : 05

For Classes 11 PCM to 12 PCM:

Mathematics : 25

Physics : 15

Chemistry : 15

Critical Thinking : 05

For Classes 11 PCB to 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.

Syllabus

NSTSE Question Papers are suitable for students following CBSE / ICSE / ISC and various other State Board syllabi.

Please refer to the syllabus provided.

Awards

Prizes for National Achievers

A) NSTSE Topper is awarded Rs. 2,00,000 cash prize*. The student who achieves the 1st rank and highest percentage of marks among all the classes is declared as NSTSE Topper.

B. The Top Rankers and next 2 Rankers in each class are awarded a Laptop and a Tablet PC respectively + a Memento to, each.

C) Ranks 4 to 10 and 11 to 25 of each class, are each awarded a cash prize of Rs. 2000 and Rs. 1000 respectively each.

D) Rankers 26 to 100 of each class are each awarded BMA’s Talent & Olympiad Exams Resource Book from M/s. Brain Mapping Academy, each.

All the Rankers (1 to 100) are each awarded Olympiad Coach Online Subscription worth Rs. 1198, 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 Olympiad Coach Online Subscription worth Rs. 1198, 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 Olympiad Coach Online Subscription worth Rs. 1198, 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.

NSTSE Topper: A student of any class who achieves 1st rank and 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.

Digital Certificate and Student’s Performance Report (SPR) is given to every participant.

Interpreting Results

Ranking: When more than one student gets an equal top score, priority for awarding ranks will be according to the marks acquired in the specified order of sections in the question paper.

In case of a tie in deciding a rank because of the same marks, the time taken for completing the test is considered for deciding the rank. One who has taken less time for completing, gets the upper rank.

1,10,00,000 students have participated in the exams conducted by Unified Council till date.