Junior Science Talent Search Examination- JSTSE

JSTSE 2019: Junior Science Talent Search Examination (JSTSE) Exam

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JSTSE  is Junior Science Talent Search Examination and is a science talent search exam for students of Class 9 studying in Delhi. JSTSE is conducted by Science Branch of Directorate of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi. Students enrolled in class 9 in any of the recognized schools in Govt. /Govt. aided/ NDMC/Public/KV/Navodaya/unrecognised private schools of Delhi are eligible to take part in the Junior Science Talent Search Examination 2019.

JSTSE 2019 Exam Date: The exam was conducted on 15 December 2019 and the students would be tested on their knowledge & skills in General Knowledge, General Science & Mathematics. JSTSE is organized at the state level and total of 150 scholarships are offered to the shortlisted candidates. Students from states other than Delhi are not eligible for JSTSE Scholarship Exam

Latest Update: JSTSE 2019 exam conducted successfully

JSTSE 2019 Dates

Given below are the JSTSE 2019 dates to be kept in mind


JSTSE Application Begins 20 August 2019
JSTSE 2019 Last Date 5 September 2019
JSTSE Admit Card & Issue of Roll Number 3-11 December 2019
JSTSE Exam Date 2019 15 December 2019


JSTSE Scholarship 2019-20

Total 150 scholarships and certificate by the Directorate of Education, NCT of Delhi will be given under the JSTSE 2019-20.

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JSTSE Scholarship Amount

In the notification that is released by the Science branch office of Govt. of Delhi, the JSTSE scholarship amount is not mentioned. The notification only states the number of scholarships and not the scholarship amount. As per one of the toppers, the prize consisted of a certificate stating the rank and a cheque of Rs. 2000.

JSTSE  Number of Participants

  • In the year 2016-17, a total of 17633 students were allotted Roll Numbers for appearing in the JSTSE exam from 617 schools in Delhi.
  • In 2019, around 28000 registered for JSTSE Exam

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JSTSE Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  Delhi
Class/ Age  Class 9
  • Any student at a recognised school in Delhi studying in class 9 in Govt. /Govt. aided/ Public/ KV/ Navodaya/ NDMC, who has scored a minimum of 65% in class 8 in the academic year of 2018-19.
  • SC/ST/PH students who have secured 65% marks in class 8 in the academic year of 2018-19 are eligible for the JSTSE.
  • There are no limit or eligibility criteria as far as the Annual Income of the family is concerned.

JSTSE Application form and Process

Students can apply for the JSTSE 2019-20 through their respective schools. There is no individual application procedure. The application of JSTSE is open for around 10 days. No Examination Fee will be charged to the applicant and the application form has to be sent in triplicate to the exam conducting authority.

Submission Guidelines of Application Form for JSTSE 2019

  • Head of the Schools will get the Application-cum-Admit Card filled by the students in triplicate and fill the Performa A' in triplicate.
  • Three copies of Receipt of JSTS Application Performa duly filled & attested by HOS (Head of School) should be submitted to the Science Branch office between 10 AM to 3 PM on working days.
  • Applications sent by post will not be accepted in any case.
  • Attested copy of caste/PH certificate (if any) should be attached with the application form at the time of submission.

Science Branch Office Address

The government of NCT, Delhi
Directorate of Education, Science Branch
Old Gargi College Building (behind LSR College)\
Lajpat Nagar-4, New Delhi-24

JSTSE Admit Card 2019

JSTSE Admission form will be the JSTSE Admit Card of the candidate. The roll numbers of candidates was issued by the respective school of the candidate from 3 to 11 December 2019. Applicants have to bring in the JTSE Admit card (signed by the Principal) to the examination hall on the date of exam. Roll number was allotted to the students by Science Branch and were sent to the schools by post.

The Roll Number for JSTSE Exam has to be collected by the head of schools (HOS). The students should contact the HOS for their roll number for JSTSE

JSTSE Selection Process

Candidates will be selected based on marks secured in the examination for Junior Science Talent Scholarship Exam 2019. The details about JSTSE scholarship exam is as follows

  • Total Marks -  200
  • Mode of Exam - Pen and Paper Based
  • Total Number of Questions - 200
  • Duration of the exam - 3 hours

The candidates have to mark the answer in the JSTSE OMR sheet as per the instructions of the exam. The candidates who are appearing for JSTSE exam must carry BLUE/BLACK Ball Point Pen for marking the OMR Answer Sheets.

School Stamp on the answer sheet: The candidates must ensure that the stamp of their school has been put on every answer sheet and all other Performa before sending them to Science Branch through the observer.

JSTSE Exam Pattern 2019

JSTSE Exam consists of two papers in which one is General Knowledge and the other is General Science and Mathematics. JSTSE Exam Pattern for both the papers has been given below



No. of Questions 



General Knowledge

Paper 1



50 minutes

General Science & Mathematics

Paper 2



150 minutes


JSTSE Syllabus 2019

The JSTSE Syllabus for 2019 consists of content from class 8 and class 9. The JSTSE Syllabus includes the following subjects

  • General Knowledge
  • General Science
  • Mathematics

The subjects mentioned above are divided into two sections in JSTSE Syllabus i.e.

Section 1: General Knowledge

Section 2: Science and Mathematics

Candidates are advised to strictly follow JSTSE Syllabus and make sure that no topics are left uncovered.

JSTSE Answer Key 2019 

The Science Branch of Directorate of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi releases the JSTSE Answer Key before the announcement of result. The JSTSE Answer Key is released in two formats which include the provisional answer key and the final answer key. Out of the three, it is the final answer key that is the most reliable one. The other two answer keys are also helpful and can be used to estimate the score of a candidate. All the mentioned answer keys are released in February and March. The link to download answer key of JSTSE will be available on this page as soon as it is released.

JSTSE Sample Paper 2019

To score good marks in JSTSE, candidates are advised to prepare for the exam with the help of JSTSE Sample Paper. The sample paper for JSTSE is released in the form of a PDF by the Science Branch of Directorate of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi. Candidates can download the PDF and practice for JSTSE exam.
Solving the sample papers gives the candidate confidence as he/she becomes more familiar with the pattern of the exam as well as it helps in increasing the speed of attempting the question.

JSTSE Result 2019 

JSTSE Result 2019 will be published in May 2019 for the exam to be conducted on 20 January 2019. The JSTSE Result shall contain the candidate's Roll number, marks obtained in General Knowledge, marks obtained in Science and Mathematics and the total marks obtained. The JSTSE Result is published only for those candidates who are selected for receiving the scholarship. The candidates who are not selected have to send an email with the roll number at sciencebranch@gmail.com and the result shall be sent to the candidate.

JSTSE Toppers

The JSTSE Exam of 2017-18 saw two toppers. The top 3 rankers were as follows

  • Rank 1: Jamith Kaur, 159 Marks
  • Rank 1: Manas Singla, 159 Marks
  • Rank 2: Manpreet Singh, 157 Marks
  • Rank 3: Astha Shreshtha, 156 Marks

JSTSE 2019 Exam Schedule and Timings on the day of Exam

The JSTSE Exam will be conducted according to the schedule given below. Candidates are advised to reach the JSTSE Exam Centre on time to avoid any inconvenience.

Time Event
9:00 am Entry opens for candidates
9:20 am Important instructions announced by the invigilator
9:30 am OMR Sheets distribution
9:45 am Question paper distribution
10:00 am JSTSE Exam starts
10:20 am Unused booklets collected by the invigilator
1:20 pm

JSTSE Exam ends and invigilator collects the OMR Sheet and JSTSE Admit Card

1:30 pm Candidates can leave the exam hall after depositing the admit card and OMR sheet


Note: Candidates giving JSTSE exam will be allowed to retain the question booklets.


 Many students and their parents/guardians have doubts regarding the JSTSE Exam. Given below are some of the frequently asked questions that have been answered below to remove the doubts relating to JSTSE Exam.

Question 1: What is the registration fee for JSTSE Exam?
The registration for JSTSE Exam is free, no amount is to be paid to participate in JSTSE Exam.

Question 2: How many students will receive JSTSE Scholarship?
Approximately 150 students will receive the JSTSE Scholarship. In the year 2017-18, 154 scholarships were distributed.

Question 3: Where can one check the result of the JSTSE Exam?
The result for JSTSE exam will be published on the official website i.e. edudel.nic.in, the result will include the name of only those 150 students who will be receiving the scholarship. For all the other students who want to know their result, they will have to send an email with their roll number at sciencebranch@gmail.com

JSTSE More Details

JSTSE Contact Details

Government of NCT, Delhi
Directorate of Education, Science Branch
Old Gargi College Building (behind LSR College)
Lajpat Nagar-4, New Delhi-24

Phone- 011- 26280413
Email- sciencebranch@gmail.com

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