Are you planning on appearing for the National Level Science Talent Search Examination? We will tell you everything that you need to know about this exam. This exam is basically conducted with the intention of sourcing out young and brilliant minds in the field of science. If you strongly believe that you have the capabilities of reaching new heights in the field of science, you should consider appearing for this exam. The NSTSE 2018 test focuses on science and mathematics for the most part. This test analyses how well a student has understood concepts, while focusing on the student’s overall improvement in these concepts.
Eligibility for This Exam
Students from class 2 up to class 12 are eligible to appear for this examination. Students of class 11 and 12 must be studying the subjects’ physics, chemistry and mathematics, or physics, chemistry and biology.
Exam Pattern for NSTSE
The exam pattern for this examination for students from class 2 comprises of a total of 50 questions. Students from class 3 have to answer a total of 75 questions. Students from class 4 to 12 have to answer a total of 100 questions. There is no negative marks in this examination. The exam is conducted in English only.
How to Apply For the NSTSE Exam
The application process for the NSTSE 2018 examination is a very simple one. An applicant can download the registration form online. Once the form is downloaded and filled in, it has to be sent along with a demand draft of ₹300 to Hyderabad to the UNIFIED Council. The amount paid includes the expenses covered for the examination fee, Success series books, multiple choice question papers sets from past examinations and the performance report of students.
Selection Procedure for NSTSE
This examination is conducted at 2 levels. Level one of the examination is usually conducted at selected schools that are designated as official test centers. The top 20 students from each class and the top 500 students from classes 2 to 12 across the nation are then selected for the second level of this examination. The second level of this examination is conducted at a state headquarters after which the results for the same are announced.
Declaration of Results
Each student that appears for the examination gets a student performance report that declares his or her overall performance. This report also points out the weaknesses and strengths of every student and compares the overall performance of the student with that of other students at school, state and national levels.
Recognition and Rewards
Toppers of this exam receive cash awards, gold medals, scholarships and other such prizes. The top three performers of each class are even given a PC, medal and memento for their performance.
Studying for this examination is not just about appearing for the papers but it also plays a major role in pointing the weaknesses that a student faces in certain areas and topics of mathematics and science. Once the results are declared, you must work towards improving your weak areas. We hope that this information is adequate and it helps you make an informed decision on whether or not you wish to appear for the examination.