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The NSTSE exam is unique problem-solving national level talent search examination. It is a cut above the rest. While other All India science talent examinations are aimed at testing how much a student has learned or memorized this test aims at tapping the ability to think fundamentally and reason logically. Different from superficial school tests and examinations NSTSE focuses on the fundamentals. Competitive exams in India today like CAT, CMAT, GRE, GMAT, SNAP also aim at testing the fundamentals of students seeking admission.

With its unique emphasis of improvement over marks and grading, its reduces the stress and strain of preparing for an exam.

NSTSE 2018 Eligibility: Students studying Classes

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

    11(PCM) and 11(PCB)

    12(PCM) and 12(PCM)

There is no exam for 11, 12 PCMB group.

There is no open center facility for Class -1 Students.

Class -1 Students are requested to apply through respective schools only.

NSTSE Registration / Application Form

NSTSE 2018 Online Application Form / Registration:-

This exam is for the students participating through their respective school only.

The venue for this exam will be their respective school. Students are requested to register through their respective school only.

For further details please contact the teacher-in-charge at your school.

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.

Examination Fee:-

Rs. 120 (Rupees One Hundred and Twenty Only)

NSTSE Exam Dates

NSTSE 2018 Date:-  24-01-2018

Time - 09:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.


NSTSE Syllabus

NSTSE 2018 Syllabus:-

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

Paper Pattern

NSTSE 2018 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 No of Questions Marks
2 50 50
3 75 75
4-12 100 100

Duration of the examination for all classes 90 minutes.

Division of marks in the Question Paper:-

For Classes II

Mathematics - 25
Science - 25

For Classes III :
Mathematics - 40
Science - 35
For Classes IV & V :

Mathematics - 45
Science - 45
General Questions - 10
For Classes VI to X :

Mathematics - 25
Physics - 25
Chemistry     - 20
Biology - 20
General Questions - 10
For Classes XI & XII (PCM)

Mathematics - 40
Physics - 25
Chemistry     - 25
General Questions - 10
For Classes XI & XII (PCB)

Biology - 40
Physics - 25
Chemistry     - 25
General Questions - 10


NSTSE will be conducted in Two Levels.

First Level will be conducted in the selected test centres.

Second Level for the Top-500 students (Class 2-12) across the nation and Top-20 students from each each class will be conducted in the nearest selcted State Head Quarters/Main Towns. for Class-1 students NSTSE will be a single level exam.

NSTSE Preparation

There is no stress or strain as such in preparing for this exam. The basic objective of preparations is to learn and remember better. While preparing for the exam students  condition themselves to face other important examinations of their academic life with various useful techniques and processes.


NSTSE Model Question Papers


NSTSE Notification

NSTSE 2018 Notification:-


NSTSE 2018 Date:- 24-01-2018

Time - 09:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Last Date for Receipt of Applications:- 15-10-2017
Date of examination for Individual /Direct applicants:- 04-02-2018  (Sunday)

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