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Junior Science Talent Search Examination (JSTSE) 2017-18

Last date to apply

8 September 2017

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JSTSE - Junior Science Talent Search Examination (JSTSE) is a science talent search exam for students of Class 9 studying in Delhi.  JSTSE 2017-18 is conducted by Science Branch of Directorate of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi for school students.Students enrolled in class 9 in any of the recognized schools in Govt. /Govt. aided/ NDMC/Public/KV/Navodaya of Delhi are eligible to take part in the Junior Science Talent Search Examination 2017-18.

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.

  • JSTSE Exam Date: The exam will be conducted on 28 January 2018 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 150 scholarships are offered to the shortlisted candidates.

Latest Update: JSTSE Answer Key 2017-18 (Final Keys Released) on 9 March 2018.

The Roll Number for JSTSE Exam is now available and the head of schools (HOS) can take it from 15 Jan -19 Jan. The students should contact the HOS for their roll number for JSTSE 

JSTSE Scholarship Schedule


Submission of JSTSE Application-cum-Admit Card & Performa 'A' (Duplicate) duly filled in by H.O.S in the Science Branch 23 August to 8 September 2017 
Roll No. will be issued by Sc.Branch 15 January to 25 January 2018 
Date of Examination 28 January 2018


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JSTSE Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  Delhi
Class/ Age  Class 9
  •  Any student of recognized 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 2016-2017.
  • SC/ST/PH students who have secured 65% marks in class 8 in the academic year of 2016-2017 are eligible for the JSTSE.
  • There is no limit or eligibility criteria as far as the Annual Income of the family is concerned.

JSTSE Reward

Total 150 scholarships and certificate by the Directorate of Education. GNCT of Delhi will be given under the JSTSE 2017-18.

JSTSE Application form and Process

Students can apply for the JSTSE 2017-18  through their respective schools. There is no individual application procedure.

Click Here for JSTSE Application Form 2017

Note:  No Examination Fee will be charged to the applicant and The application form has to be sent in triplicate.

Submission Guidelines of Application Form for JSTSE 2017-18

  • 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 at 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:

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 2017-18

JSTSE Admit Card will be issued by the respective school of the candidate from in the first week of January 2017.  Applicants have to bring in the JTSE Admit card (signed by the Principal) to the examination hall on the date of exam. Roll number will be allotted to the students by Science Branch and will be sent to the schools by post.

JSTSE Selection Process

Candidates will be selected on the basis of marks secured in the examination for Junior Science Talent Scholarship Exam 2017-18.

JSTSE 2017-18 Exam Pattern



No. of Questions 



General Knowledge

Paper 1



50 minutes

General Science & Mathematics

Paper 2



150 minutes

The candidates who are appearing for JSTSE exam must carry BLUE/BLACK Ball Point Pen for marking the OMR Answer Sheets.

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 Schedule on the day of the exam (based on last year's info)

Time Details
9.15 AM Long Bell The candidates having their Admit Cards will be allowed to enter and occupy their seats & announcement of important Instructions by the Invigilators.
9.30 AM Distribution of OMR sheets
9.45 AM Distribution of Question Papers Booklets
10:00 AM Long Single Start answering immediately
10.20 AM Collection of Unused Question Booklets by the Room Invigilators
1:00 PM
Two Continuous Bells 
Time Over
Then the Invigilators will collect the OMR/Answer sheets & Attendance sheet Ensure that these have been collected from all the candidates and are placed in an ascending order.
1.10 PM Long Bell Students are allowed to leave the Examination hall.

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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