(Notification) NSTSE 2013

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The NSTSE shall be a comprehensive, independent examination that delivers challenging and high quality educational experience through a broad array of applied learning settings.

The NSTSE question papers are scientifically designed to test concepts underlying the curriculum in a interesting way.

NSTSE, aimed at providing valuable and detailed diagnostic reports for specific improvement and further development of school students. While NSTSE encourages students to reason critically and solve problems, it also helps to boost confidence and enable students to realize their optimum potential.


Students of classes II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI (PCM & PCB), XII (PCM & PCB).

Examination Pattern:

There will be a separate question paper for each class. The medium of the exam will be in English only.

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

Class No. of Questions Marks
2 50 50
3 75 75
4-12 100 100

Duration of the examination for all classes: 90 minutes


NSTSE will be based on the CBSE syllabus. 85% of the Syllabus considered for setting the NSTSE Question Paper.

NSTSE question papers are also suitable for students following ICSE/ISC and various other State Board syllabi.

Examination Fee:

Students who wish to appear for the NSTSE are required to pay an Examination Fee of Rs. 100 + Rs.15 towards Student's Performance Report (SPR).

  • Students desirous of referring to a set of previous years / Model Question Papers should add Rs. 40. This set is a combination of previous / model NSTSE Question Papers.
  • Refer How to Apply section for payment procedure.
    • Option A - Rs. 150 Option B - Rs. 200

Examination Schedule

Date : 27th January, 2013 (Sunday)
Time : 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

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