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NSTSE stands for ‘National-level Science Talent Search Examination. It is a scientifically designed, skill-based assessment developed in India for Indian schools, after a detailed study of the syllabi of the Central and various State Boards. Rather than testing rote learning, it tests how well SKILLS and CONCEPTS underlying the school syllabus have been learnt by the student. The test provides information on the strengths and weaknesses of individual students and also of the entire class.

Feature Advantage
Skill-based Provides feedback on real learning & Relevant - actually tests what is being taught
Provides benchmark for students all over India Allows student to know where she stands
Provides detailed analysis and feedback Pinpoints areas of strengths and weaknesses
Low cost Affordable, accessible to all students( through schools or individually)


How NSTSE is different from other tests

  NSTSE Other Talent & Olympiad Exams Annual School Exams Board Exams
Developed for Indian Curriculum OK OK OK OK
Tests Academic Learning OK OK OK OK
Scientifically Designed OK X X OK
Tests conceptual learning (not general skills only) OK X OK OK
Skill-based, not fact- or rote-based OK X OK OK
Diagnostic Test OK OK OK OK