NSTSE
National Science Talent Search Examination

NSTSE is conducted by Unified Council. It is a diagnostic test which helps students improve their overall learning ability and educational performance. Other tests find out how much a student knows or has memorized, but NSTSE measures how well a student has understood the concepts and provides a detailed feedback on the same, to help him/her improve. NSTSE helps each student to know early, whether he/she has properly understood a concept. This allows correction and pave a path for improvement. Often, students develop conceptual gaps which increase as the students go to higher classes and lead to ‘phobia’ for the subject.

The school tests / board exams tend to test children superficially, only to the extent what they have memorized. But the important skills like the ability to think independently and reason logically are often not aimed at or tested in school tests / board exams.

The focus on understanding fundamental concepts is very important since children will have to face the competitive world with ill understanding of the concepts. Also while opting for higher studies, a student has to go through a complete scan of what and how much he/she knows. Entrance exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, AFMC, AIIMS, GRE, GMAT, CAT etc., are designed to test the fundamental strength of a student. Hence, the exams like NSTSE are of great importance in today’s world.

Advantages:

NSTSE differs from other contemporary exams in following main ways:

  • 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.

 

NSTSE

Other Talent & Olympiad Exams

Annual School Exams

Board Exams

Developed for Indian Curriculum

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Tests Academic Learning

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Scientifically Designed

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Tests conceptual learning (not general skills only)

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Skill-based, not fact- or rote-based

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Diagnostic Test

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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’.

 

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)

Prizes for National Achievers:

 

  1. A) NSTSE topper will be awarded with 2, 00,000 cash prize*. The student who achieves the highest percentage of marks among all the classes is declared as NSTSE Topper.
  2. B) The top3 rankersof NSTSE-2017 will be awarded with a Tablet PC + Memento + Medal.
  3. C) The nextrankersin each class (Ranks 4-25) of classes II-XII will be awarded with a cash prize of  1000.
  4. D) Rankers 26-100 of each class will be awarded withBMA’s Talent & Olympiad Exams Resource Book from M/S. Brain Mapping Academy.
  5. E) All National, State & City Rankers of Classes 1-9 will be offered a Voucher worth Rs. 400 from mapmySTEP.com.
  6. F) All the rankers (1-100) will be awarded with aBritannica Concise Encyclopedia and The World-2 CD pack worth Rs. 1594 a Medal and a certificate of appreciation.
  7. G) Participation certificates will be awarded to all the students who appeared for the examination.

 Prizes for state toppers:

Top 3 rankers in each state will be awarded with a Britannica Concise Encyclopedia and The World-2 CD pack worth Rs. 1594 & certificate of appreciation.

Consolation prizes:

Top ranker in each class from selected cities* will be awarded with a Britannica Concise Encyclopedia and The World-2 CD pack worth Rs. 1594 & certificate of appreciation.

 List of Selected Cities:

Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Chennai, Faridabad, Zurgaon, Hyderabad, Indore, Jalandhar, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kanpur, Kota, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Ghaziabad, Pune, Varanasi, Yamuna nagar, Karnal, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Vadodara and Visakhapatnam

NSTSE Topper: 

A student of any class who achieves 100% marks will be awarded with prize money of Rs. 2 Lakh. If none of the students achieves the same, then the student who achieves the highest percentage of marks among all the classes will be awarded with Rs. 1 Lakh. If there is more than one student who achieves the same, the prize money will be distributed equally. Each topper will get either this prize or the regular prize (refer B).

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