National Level Science Talent Search Examination NSTSE

NSTSE 2022 - Registration, Exam Date, Sample Paper, Pattern

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5 October 2022

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NSTSE 2022 is a talent search exam that is conducted by Unified Council. National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE) will be conducted on 2 December and 16 December 2022 for students who have registered through their school. NSTSE exam 2022 for individual/direct applicants will be held on 18 December 2022.

NSTSE registration form 2022 is available now. Only candidates who fulfil the set eligibility criteria of NSTSE 2022 can fill out the registration form of NSTSE 2022. The last date for receipt of applications is 5 October 2022. Applicants whose registration form will be accepted can download NSTSE admit card 2022 in December by entering the required credentials.

NSTSE 2022 question paper will be separate for each class in English medium only. All the questions in NSTSE will be of objective type with no negative marking. The maximum time allotted to complete the NSTSE exam 2022 for each class is 60 minutes. After the conclusion of the exam, NSTSE answer key 2022 will be uploaded in the second week of February. Students can calculate their probable marks using the answer key.

NSTSE result will be announced 45 days after the exam displaying the marks secured in the test. Read the article NSTSE 2022 for more information on dates, eligibility, registration process, paper pattern, syllabus and results from this page.

NSTSE Full Form

Often, students get confused about the NSTSE full form, in order to clear this basic doubt of students, it has been hereby stated that the NSTSE full form is the National Level Science Talent Examination.

NSTSE 2022 Dates, Exam Date

Events Dates
NSTSE Last date to apply 5 October 2022
NSTSE Admit Card November 2022
NSTSE Exam Date (Registered through school) 2 December and 16 December 2022
NSTSE Exam Date
(For Individual and Direct Applicants)
18 December 2022
(10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
NSTSE Result Date The second week of March 2023


NSTSE Registration 2022

The registration form for NSTSE 2022 has been started. The Unified Council accepts NSTSE registration forms in two ways-

NSTSE Individual Registration - Aspirants can use the link provided on this page and fill out the application form. The payment can be done in online mode through credit/debit cards and Net Banking

Registration through school - Candidates need to download and take a printout of the application form. Fill out the form carefully and submit it to their respective schools. The payment will be done through Demand Draft which will be drawn in favour of  UNIFIED COUNCIL payable at HYDERABAD.

NSTSE 2022 Registration Fee

The prescribed amount of fees must be paid for the final submission of the NSTSE registration form 2022.

Mode of Registration

NSTSE registration fee

Through School

 Rs. 150

Through Individual

Rs. 354

NSTSE registration fee can be paid in the following modes:

  • NSTSE online registration fee can be paid through credit/debit cards or net banking
  • Applicants who will be submitting the registration form of NSTSE 2022 through school must pay the application fee in the form of DD drawn in favour of Unified Council payable at Hyderabad

NSTSE 2022 Admit Card

The admit card of NSTSE 2022 can be downloaded by aspirants whose Application form will be accepted. NSTSE admit card 2022 will be available in December. Applicants must enter the reference number to download the NSTSE hall ticket 2022. The details mentioned in the admit card must be verified and in case of any discrepancy, students must contact the admission authority. NSTSE hall ticket displays the name, date of birth, reference number, roll number, NSTSE exam date as well as time and exam centre details. It is mandatory to carry the admit card of NSTSE 2022 at the exam centre for verification purposes. No applicant will not be allowed to enter the examination hall without hall ticket/admit card. The candidates can also download NSTSE Admit Card 

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NSTSE Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the NSTSE exam 2022, candidates must go through the eligibility criteria set by the authority to check whether they are eligible or not. NSTSE eligibility criteria are as follows

  • Aspirants studying in Classes 1 to 12 can apply for NSTSE 2022
  • Candidates pursuing PCM or PCB in Class 11 and 12 are eligible for the exam
  • There is no exam for Class 11 and 12 PCMB group

NSTSE Prizes and Amount

Unified Council promises to reward all the top rank holders with a cash prize of worth Rs. 3 crore. A student of any class who achieves 100% will be awarded an award of Rs. 2,00,000. However, no student will manage to achieve the same, and then the candidate who secured the highest percentage among all the classes will be awarded Rs. 1,00,000. If more than one aspirant secures the same percentage, then the prize money will be distributed equally.

A gold medal and cash prize or scholarship for the first 3 in each class



NSTSE topper

 Rs. 2,00,000 cash prize

Top 3 rank holders

Laptop + A tablet PC+ Momento 

Rank 4 to 10

Rs. 2000 each 

Rank 11 to 25

Rs. 1000 each 

Rank 26 to 100

Class 1 to 9 are each awarded BMA’s Talent & Olympiad Exams Resource Book 
class 10, 11 & 12 are each awarded BMA's HandBook of Physics & Chemistry from M/s. Brain Mapping Academy

All rankers from
rank 1 to 100 (Class 1-9)

Olympiad Coach Online Subscription worth Rs. 1198, a Medal and a Certificate of Appreciation

Top 3 rankers from each state

Special award as a token of encouragement


NSTSE Consolation Prize 2022

  • The top rankers in each class (1 to 9) from school cities will be awarded an Olympiad Coach Online Subscription worth Rs. 1198, and a Certificate of Appreciation.
  • All national, state and city rankers of classes 2 to 9 are given a voucher of Rs. 400

NSTSE Selection Process

As mentioned above, the NSTSE exam 2022 will be in English medium with objective-type questions. Aspirants must check the NSTSE exam pattern from the table below.


NSTSE Exam Pattern

Mode of exam


Medium of paper


Total duration

60 minutes

Number of questions

Class 1: 40 questions
Class 2 - 50 questions
Class 3 to 12 - 60 questions each

Marking scheme

1 mark for the correct answer

Negative marking

No negative marking


NSTSE Exam Pattern and Questions

All the questions asked in the NSTSE 2022 will be of objective type. Check the number of questions asked for each class and total marks.


Number of questions


Class 1

40 questions

40 marks

Class 2

50 questions

50 marks

Class 3 to 12

60 questions

60 marks


NSTSE Paper Pattern 2022 - Division of marks 

Below is the class-wise division of marks in the question paper 

NSTSE Class 1 Paper Pattern

Subject  Marks
Mathematics 20
General Science 30
Total 50

NSTSE Class 2 Paper Pattern

Subject  Marks
Mathematics 20
General Science 30
Total 50

NSTSE Class 3 to 5 Paper Pattern

Subject Marks
Mathematics 25
General Science 30
Critical Thinking 5
Total 60

NSTSE Class 6 to 10 Paper Pattern

Subject Marks
 Mathematics 25 
 Physics  10
 Chemistry  10
 Biology  10
Critical Thinking  5
Total 60

NSTSE Class 11 &12 (PCM &PCB) Paper Pattern

Subject  Marks
Mathematics/Biology 25
Physics 15
Chemistry 15
Critical Thinking 5
Total 60


NSTSE Syllabus 2022

The syllabus of NSTSE 2022 is based on the syllabi of CBSE and 75% of the syllabus is considered for preparing NSTSE question papers. Candidates preparing for NSTSE 2022 must have complete knowledge of the NSTSE 2022 syllabus for better preparation of the paper. Knowing the complete NSTSE syllabus will help aspirants know their weaknesses and strength, thus they can make a preparation strategy.

Download NSTSE Syllabus (Class 1 to 12)

NSTSE Sample Papers 2022

Candidates preparing for National Level Science Talent Search Exam (NSTSE) must practice through the NSTSE question paper of the previous year. Using the question papers of NSTSE will help aspirants for securing better marks in the examination. With the regular practice of NSTSE 2022 sample papers, aspirants will be clear of concepts and their strengths as well as weaknesses. Also, students can make their preparation strategy using NSTSE sample papers 2022. The link to download previous year's NSTSE 2022 sample papers are available on this page.

NSTSE Answer Key 2022

 After the conclusion of the exam, the authority will release the answer key for NSTSE 2022. Unified Council will publish the NSTSE answer key 2022 in PDF form along with the solutions. NSTSE 2022 answer key will contain the solutions to the questions asked in the test. With the answer key, students can match their marked responses with the solutions provided. Thereafter, using the marking scheme, students can calculate the probable scores secured in the test. 

NSTSE Result 2022

 The competent authority will declare the result of NSTSE 2022 in the second week of March. To check NSTSE 2022 result, aspirants need to enter the email ID, mobile number and hall ticket number in the space required. Candidates can verify the NSTSE result 2022 details such as name and hall ticket number. NSTSE result 2022 will display the marks obtained, rank secured, state rank, subject-wise marks, total marks and other details.

NSTSE Student Performance Report (SPR) 2022

Unified Council will be providing the Student Performance Report (SPR) for individual candidates, which will contain the following details:

  • Candidate’s chosen answers for all questions in NSTSE
  • Correct answers for all questions in the exam
  • Subject-wise marks
  • Subject-wise and overall ranking at the national level
  • Average marks of all students in different subjects
  • Group highest marks
  • Question-wise analysis and skill-wise analysis

NSTSE SRP 2022 provides real feedback on real learning. It allowed students to know where they stand and pinpoint areas of strengths and weakness. The cost of the NSTSE Student Performance Report – SPR is Rs. 15.

About NSTSE Exam 2022 

National Level Science Talent Examination (NSTSE) is a comprehensive and national-level examination which helps students to improve their overall learning ability and educational performance. NSTSE exam measures how well a student has understood the concepts and provides detailed feedback to help them enhance their skills. The exam provides strengths and weaknesses of individual students and also the entire class.

Benefits of National Level Science Talent Examination 2022 

Here are some of the importance mentioned in NSTSE 2022, which helps students and their parents to know why and how it is beneficial for them.




NSTSE provides feedback on real learning and relevant

Benchmark for students

Allows candidates to know where they stand overall in a class

Detailed analysis

It pinpoints the strengths and weakness

Low cost

Affordable and accessible to all students


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
E-Mail: exam@unifiedcouncil.com

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