TEJASWI/ STI Correspondent



NLSTSE /NSTSE (National Level Science Talent Search Examination) is a diagnostic test which helps students improve their performance . Unlike regular tests which tries only to find out how much a child knows (or has memorized), NSTSE measures how well a student has understood concepts in Science and Mathematics, and gives detailed feedback on the same which helps students improve.

Students from India, Tanzania, UAE, KSA, Yeman, Oman, Iran, Qatar, Kuwait, Indonesia and Nepal participate in Unified Council’s flagship offering National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE). City-wise topper is declared after the 100 ranks across the country and state toppers. City Rank (for every Class) is declared for classes having a minimum of 500 students in a particular city.


Students studying Classes

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

11(PCM) and 11(PCB)

12(PCM) and 12(PCB)

There is no exam for 11, 12 PCMB group.

NSTSE follows CBSE syllabus, Question Papers are also suitable for Students of ICSE/ISC and Various State Board/Matriculation Syllabi.


Date of Examination       :    Almost Dec First week Every year

Time      10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Last & Final Date for Receipt of Applications:       Third /Last week of November

Date of examination for Individual /Direct applicants : Third /Last week of  December Every year


Individual Registration

You can register through this site.

Exam Fee: Rs.300 (The fee includes 2 Past/Model Question Paper,SPR,Success Series Book and Postal charges)

The Past/Model Question Papers, Success Series Book will be provided as downloadable e-books

Registration through School

Examination Fee :

Rs. 150 (Rupees One Hundred and Fifty Only)

Students Performance Report:

Rs. 15 (Rupees Fifteen Only)

Note: Student’s Performance Report (SPR) is unique & a useful tool for students to know their academic strengths and weaknesses. SPR provides real feedback on real learning. We request you to encourage every student to opt for SPR.


Individual Registration:

It accepts direct/individual applications for the NSTSE.

You can register for NSTSE at http://www.unifiedcouncil.com/options.aspx Online payment facility (Net Banking/Debit/Credit Card) is also available.

Registration through School:

Please send a single consolidated Demand Draft for the exam fee of all the students appearing for the NSTSE from your school.

D.D. should be drawn in favour of UNIFIED COUNCIL payable at HYDERABAD.

Frame the list of students in the FORMAT (preferably typed and send it to our address along with the D.D by Courier Service/Register post / Speed Post.

For further details and complete school information brochure please send a E-mail.


Students who wish to get a set of Question Papers can do so by adding an additional Rs. 40/-.

(This set is a combination of previous NSTSE Question papers and model question papers).


For the very first time and only through ‘UNIFIED COUNCIL’ enrolling to NSTSE gives you the ‘SUCCESS SERIES BOOK’ , a comprehensive book on effective study techniques, memory sharpening methodology and short cut techniques to arm you to solve the hardest of problems, absolutely free of cost

Worth Rs. 50.

For Class 1 : Passport to Knowledge Republic – I

For Class 2 : Passport to Knowledge Republic – II

For Class 3 : Passport to Knowledge Republic – III

For Class 4 : Passport to Knowledge Republic-IV

For Class 5 : Passport to Knowledge Republic – V

For Class 6 : Success Plan Junior

For Class 7 : Success Plan

For Class 8 : Success Plan Plus

For Class 9 : Success Wizard

For Class 10 : Success Plan Senior

For Class 11 : Success Blue Print

For Class 12 : Success Unlimited


Each class has a different question paper.

All questions are objective-type with no negative marking for wrong answers.


1              40           40

2              50           50

3 to 12   60           60

Duration of the examination for all classes 60 minutes.

Division of marks in the Question Paper :

For Class 1 :

Mathematics : 15

General Science : 25

For Class 2 :

Mathematics : 20

GeneralScience : 30

For Classes 3 – 5 :

Mathematics : 25

General Science : 30

Critical Thinking : 05

For Classes 6 to 10 :

Mathematics : 25

Physics : 10

Chemistry : 10

Biology : 10

Critical Thinking : 05

For Classes 11 & 12 (PCM)

Mathematics : 25

Physics : 15

Chemistry : 15

Critical Thinking : 05

For Classes 11 & 12 (PCB)

Biology : 25

Physics : 15

Chemistry : 15

Critical Thinking : 05

Critical Thinking section includes a complex combination of skills like conscious application in real life, Logical & Inductive Reasoning, Tactics & Strategies in decision making, Subjective & Objective analysis.

NSTSE Question Papers are suitable for students following CBSE / ICSE / ISC and various other State Board syllabi.

Please refer to the syllabus provided.


Merit/Participation Certificates will be issued to all the students who will take NSTSE based on their performance.


We are providing Student’s performance report (SPR) for individual students, which provides all the details of.

His/Her chosen answers for all questions in the NSTSE

Correct answers for all questions in the exam

Subject wise marks

Subject wise and over all ranking in the national level

Average marks of all the students in different subjects

Group Highest Marks

Question wise analysis, Skill wise analysis

SPR provides real feedback on real learning. Allows students to know where he/she stands and pinpoints areas of strength and weakness.

This exam is for feedback and improvement.

This report will be helpful for each and every student to analyses his/her performance and improve upon it.

Cost of SPR: Rs. 15.

Details of Awards

Prizes for National Achievers

  1. A) NSTSE Topper is 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.
  2. B) The top 3 rankers of each class are awarded a Laptop + a Memento + a Medal, each.
  3. C) Ranks 4 to 10 and 11 to 40 of each class, are each awarded a cash prize of Rs. 3000 and Rs. 1000 respectively each.
  4. D) Rankers 41 to 100 of each class are each awarded BMA’s Talent & Olympiad Exams Resource Book from M/s. Brain Mapping Academy, each.

All the Rankers (1 to 100) are each awarded a Britannica Kids Online Subscription worth Rs. 2500, a Medal and a Certificate of Appreciation.

Participation certificates are offered to all students who appear for the examination.

Prizes for State toppers

Top 3 rankers from each State (minimum of 10,000 students in a particular State) are awarded with a special award for encouragement. He/she is awarded with a a Britannica Kids Online Subscription worth Rs. 2500 and a Certificate of Appreciation.

Note: State-wise ranks are declared after excluding the top 100 ranks across the country.

Consolation Prizes

Top ranker in each class from selected cities* are awarded a a Britannica Kids Online Subscription worth Rs. 2500 and a Certificate of Appreciation.

List of Selected Cities:

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

Note: City-wise topper is declared after the 100 ranks across the country and state toppers.

City Rank (for every Class) is declared for classes having a minimum of 500 students in a particular city.

All National, State & City Rankers of Classes 1 to 9 will each be awarded a voucher worth Rs. 400 from www.mapmySTEP.com – India’s first scientifically designed portal for Olympiad & Talent exams preparation.

NSTSE Topper : A student of any class who achieves 100% marks is awarded a prize money of Rs. 2 Lakh. If no student achieves the same, then the student who achieves the highest percentage of marks among all the classes, is awarded Rs. 1 Lakh. If more than one student achieve the same, the prize money will be distributed equally among them. Each topper will get either this prize or the regular prize.