National Level Science Talent Search Examination NSTSE 2014

NSTSE 2017 - National Level Science Talent Search Exam

Last date to apply

December 1, 2016


NSTSE is an olympiad that measures how well a student has understood Mathematics & Science concepts and gives detailed feedback on the same, to help them improve. NSTSE is conducted by Unified Council for students of Class 1-10 in India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Yemen, Oman, Kuwait, Russia, Nepal, Libya, Bahrain, Iran, and Tanzania. NTSE is conducted on two levels, that is level 1 and level 2. The candidates appearing in Level 1 will be eligible to appear in Level 2. 

NSTSE Important Dates 2017


Events Dates
Last date to apply December 1, 2016
NSTSE Admit card available January 25, 2017
NSTSE Exam Date January 24 and February 5, 2017
(10:30 A.M to 12:00 Noon)
NSTSE Result Date March 10, 2017


How is NSTSE 2017 helpful for the students?

  • NSTSE question papers are scientifically designed to test concepts underlying the curriculum in an interesting way. The questions include Mathematics and Science.
  • It also provides Student’s Performance Report 1& 2 (SPR which provides real feedback on real learning). Allows students to know where he/she stands and pinpoints areas of strength and weakness. This talent search exam is for feedback and improvement. This report will be helpful for each and every student to analyse his/her performance and improve upon it.
  • More than 4,50,000 students have appeared in NSTSE 2016 in 16 countries and a total of  77,00,000  students have participated in the exams conducted by Unified Council till date.

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NSTSE Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Yemen, Oman, Kuwait, Russia, Nepal, Libiya, Bahrain, Iran and Tanzania
Class/ Age Class 2-10
Class 11 and 12 - PCM and PCB

NSTSE Reward

NSTSE 2016 Topper: NSTSE topper will be awarded Rs. 2,00,000 cash prize. The student who achieves the highest percentage of marks among all the classes is declared as NSTSE Topper.

Rank Prize
Top 3 rankers of each class of NSTSE 2017 Tablet PC + Memento+Medal.
Rank 4-25 of each class of NSTSE 2017 Cash Prize of Rs. 1000
Rank 26-100 of each class of NSTSE 2017 BMA's Talent & Olympiad Exams Resource Book from M/S. Brain Mapping Academy

Additional Prize: Rank 1-100 students of each class will get Britannica Encyclopedia Ready Reference CD-ROM & Explorers and Innovators CD-ROM (2 CD PACK) worth Rs. 1594, a Medal and a 
certificate of appreciation.

Consolation Prize

The Top rankers in each class from the selected cities given below are awarded a Britannica Concise Encyclopaedia and The World (2 CD Pack) costing Rs 1594.

Selected Cities

Bangalore , Bareilly, Bhubaneswar + Cuttack, Mohali + Panchkula, Chennai , Faridabad + Gurgaon , Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kota, Luckno w, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida + Ghaziabad , Pune , Varanasi,Yamuna nagar + Karnal + Ambala + Kurukshetra, Vadodara and Visakhapatnam.

All the National, State and City Rankers of class 2-12 are given a voucher worth Rs 400 from mapmySTEP

NSTSE Application form and Process

NSTSE Registration Form 2017 can be filled in both Online and Offline mode. All the candidates must read the information brochure carefully before submitting the application form. The candidates must enter their Personal details, Mailing address as well as school details, given in the Registration form.

  • Download Information Brochure cum Registration form

 NSTSE 2017 Registration Fee

  • Rs 300 for Examination Fee including success series books, set of previous year question paper (MQP), student's Performance report (SPR) and portal charges.
  • The fees can be paid by sending a DD in favour of "Unified Council" payable at Hyderabad
  • The fees can also be paid Online at through Net banking/credit card/debit card

Submission of NSTSE Registration Form

The candidates need to submit the NSTSE Registration Form 2017 with completely filled in information that is attached with the information brochure to the Organiser that is Unified Council before October 25, 2016. The candidates must also send the Demand Draft of Rs. 300. 

NSTSE 2017 Admit Card

Students can download NSTSE 2017 admit card from NSTSE website from January 25, 2017, onwards. Candidates must take the print- out of the NSTSE Admit Card 2017 to carry on the day of the examination.

NSTSE Selection Process

  • The Selection would be based on the written examination. 
  • The exam would test the Science and Mathematics ability of the students.
  • The Exam would be conducted on 24 January and 5 February 2017
  • NSTSE result 2017 would be available on the NSTSE website on March 10, 2017.

Get the NSTSE Answer Key (Class 1 to 12)

NSTSE Exam Pattern

  • There will be a separate question paper for each class and the exam would be in The English language.
  • There will be objective type questions of 1 mark each and no negative marking for wrong answers.
  • NSTSE exam will be of 90 minutes.
  • NSTSE Syllabus is majorly based on CBSE, but the NSTSE exam is equally suitable for students following ICSE/ISC  & various state board syllabi.
  • NSTSE previous year question papers are not available but the students can purchase them from Unified Council.

NSTSE 2017 Question Paper Pattern


Class -->> Class 2 Class 3 Class
4 & 5
Class 6 to 10 Class 11 & 12
Class 11 & 12
Subject No. of Questions
Mathematics 25 40 45 25 40  
General Science 25 35 45      
General Questions     10 10 10 10
Physics       25 25 25
Chemistry       20 25 25
Biology       20   40
Total Questions 50 75 100 100 100 100


Unified Council

It is a professionally managed progressive organisation in the field of education, established in the year 1998 by eminent personalities from various fields, some of who are academicians of international repute.

NSTSE Contact Details

Unified Council
#16-11-16/1/B, Farhath Hospital Lane,
Saleem Nagar, Malakpet,
Hyderabad - 500036

Phone: 040- 24545862, 24557708,66139917
Fax : 040-2454 2215

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