About NSTSE 2020

Unified Council administers National Level Science Talent Search Examination or NSTSE for the students of class 2 to 12. NSTSE 2020 applications have been started and parents or candidates can apply online on the official website: unifiedcouncil.com. After registration, they will have to pay the requisite fee in online mode. The last date for registration is October 5, 2019.

NSTSE exam 2020 will be held on December 4 for students applying through schools, while for the applicants applied individually or directly, the exam will be conducted on December 15, 2019. It will be a 60-minute long exam to test the analytical thinking ability of students which comprises objective type questions with no negative marking. The result of NSTSE 2020 will be released in the third week of January 2020. 

The topper of NSTSE 2020 (among all classes) will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 2,00,000. Each of the top 3 students of every class is given a Tablet PC, a Memento and a Medal. Those obtaining ranks 4 to 10 and 11 to 40 of each class, will receive a cash prize of Rs. 3000 and Rs. 1000 each respectively. The top 100 rankers are all awarded a Britannica Kids Online Subscription worth Rs. 2500, a Medal and a Certificate of Appreciation. Apart from the above, there will be more awards for state toppers, consolidation prizes. All candidates who appear for the examination will get Participation certificates.

Exam level: Intermediate
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Unified Council
Duration 1 Hour

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NSTSE 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

04 Dec, 2019

Exam - For candidates Registered through schools | Mode: Offline

15 Dec, 2019

Exam - For candidates Registered Directly | Mode: Offline

Past Dates and Events

07 Jun, 2019 - 05 Oct, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

NSTSE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • As per NSTSE eligibility criteria, students studying classes II to X are eligible to apply for the exam. 
  • Students of class XI and XII (either PCB or PCM) can appear for NSTSE 2020 exam. However, there is no exam for PCMB group of 10+2. 
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NSTSE 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online and Offline

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Demand Draft

NSTSE registration process is of two types. It can be done individually by students for which one has to register online and pay online via net banking, debit card or credit card. The other way is to register through schools. Here, the NSTSE application form 2020 can be collected from the school, filled and submitted there itself. For this, students have to make payment as directed by the school. After this, the school will send the fee for all students appearing from the school via Demand Draft (DD).

Here's the step by step process to register for NSTSE 2020 exam:

  • Visit the official link.
  • Now, read all the details and choose the option for which a candidate needs to register.
  • Click on the respective link of registration.
  • Now fill the details correctly and submit the details.
  • After registration, pay the requisite fee online.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC PWD Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 300
ST, General, SC, OBC PWD Offline Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 150

NSTSE 2020 Syllabus

Mathematics
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Critical thinking
General science

All questions in NSTSE 2020 are objective-type, with a different question paper for each class. There will be no negative marking for incorrect or unattempted answers. The exam for each class will be held for 60 minutes (1 hour). Students of class 3 to 12 have to answer the section on Critical Thinking along with the other sections which test them on the basis of reasoning, strategic planning and application, decision making, objective/ subjective analysis as well as logical and inductive reasoning. Maths and Science will be based on 75% of the syllabus of CBSE. It is also suitable for students studying in ICSE/ ISC or any other State Board.

NSTSE Exam Pattern

                

Class

            
                

No. of Questions

            
                

Marks

            
                

Sections-wise number of questions

            
                

1

            
                

40

            
                

40

            
                

Mathematics:    25

               

General Science: 15

            
                

2

            
                

50

            
                

50

            
                

Mathematics:    25

               

General Science: 25

            
                

3-5

            
                

60

            
                

60

            
                

Mathematics: 25

               

General Science: 30

               

Critical Thinking: 05

            
                

6-10

            
                

60

            
                

60

            
Mathematics: 25

Physics: 10
Chemistry: 10
Biology: 10
Critical Thinking: 05

                

11-12 (PCM)

            
                

60

            
                

60

            

Mathematics: 25

Physics: 15

Chemistry: 15

Critical Thinking: 05

                

11-12 (PCB)

            
                

60

            
                

60

            

Biology: 25

Physics: 15               

Chemistry: 15

Critical Thinking: 05            


Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card

The result of NSTSE 2020 will be declared in the third week of January 2020. Students who opted for the student’s Performance Report will be provided with the following information:

  • Answers that a candidate chose for questions in NSTSE 2020
  • Correct answers to all questions
  • Marks obtained by a student in each subject
  • Subject-wise and overall rank at the national level
  • Average marks of all the students in all subjects
  • Highest marks in the group
  • Analysis of each question
  • Skill analysis of a student

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