NSTSE 2021 Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE) 2021

NSTSE 2021 Notification – The Unified Council, Hyderabad has invited online applications for National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE) 2021 from students who wish to assess their strengths, weaknesses and nourish their minds for a bright and enterprising future. Check out NSTSE Exam 2021 application form, eligibility criteria, online application process, important dates, exam date, exam pattern, syllabus, fees for NSTSE 2021.

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NSTSE 2022 Notification

About NSTSE 2021

  • NSTSE is a diagnostic test that helps students improves their overall learning ability and educational performance.
  • Unlike other tests which may only find out how much a student knows or has memorized, NSTSE measures how well a student has understood the concepts and provides detailed feedback on the same, to help him/her improve
  • In NSTSE, the emphasis for assessment of scholastic skills is mainly on Mathematics and Science.

Also See: NSDL Shiksha Sahyog Scholarship 2020

NSTSE 2021 Important Dates

Events Dates
Application Deadline 03rd October 2020
NSTSE 2021 Exam Date 04th December 2020
Date of Examination for Individual/Direct applicants 13th December 2020

Eligibility Criteria for NSTSE 2021

The following candidates are eligible to appear for the examination:
i. Students of class 2 to 10
ii. Students of class 11 (PCM and PCB)
iii. Students of class 12 (PCM and PCB)
Note The Class 11 and 12 students who have opted for PCMB group are not eligible for this examination.

Scholarship Benefits

National Achievers

  • The NSTSE topper (highest percentage) scorer among all the classes will get INR 2,00,000 cash.
  • The top 3 rank holders from each class will get a Laptop, a Memento and a Medal.
  • Ranks 4 to 10 and 11 to 40 from each class will receive a cash prize of INR 3,000 and INR 1,000 respectively each.
  • Rank holders 41 to 100 of each class will get BMA’s Talent and Olympiad Exams Resource Book from M/s. Brain Mapping Academy.


  • All the rank holders from rank 1 to 100 will receive Olympiad Coach Online Subscription worth INR 1,198, a Medal and a Certificate of Appreciation.

State Toppers

  • Top 3 rank holder of each State will receive –
  • A special award as a token of encouragement which includes an Olympiad Coach Online Subscription worth INR 1,198, a Medal and a Certificate of Appreciation.


  • State ranks holders do not include the top 100 rank holders

Consolation Prizes

Top ranker in each class from selected cities will receive an Olympiad Coach Online Subscription worth INR 1,198 and a Certificate of Appreciation.

Also See: Swami Dayanand Scholarship 2020

NSTSE 2021 Application Form

  • Application forms are available on the official website https://www.unifiedcouncil.com/
  • The applications for the exam can be submitted in two ways:

Direct/individual Applications

  • Step 1: Click on the link to apply.
  • Step 2: The applicant can now select the option they wish to apply for.
  • Step 3: Fill in all the details.
  • Step 4: Submit the application form.
  • Step 5: Make the payment online.

Registration through school

  • Step 1: Click here to download the School Registration Form.
  • Step 2: Fill in all the necessary details.
  • Step 3: Provide details of the students registering for the exam in the prescribed format.
  • Step 4: Prepare the Demand Draft of the application fee in favor of a UNIFIED COUNCIL payable at Hyderabad.
  • Step 5: Send the completed form along with the DD to the address of the Unified Council by Speed Post/Courier Service/Registered Post.

NSTSE 2021 Exam Fee

  • Rs.354/- (Including GST)
  • Examination Fee + Student’s Performance Report (SPR) + 2 Previous Question Papers (PQP) – Downloadable e-book + Success Series- Downloadable e-book + Online payment service charges.

Also See: AUT Doctoral Scholarship 2020 for International Students

NSTSE 2021 Exam Pattern

There will be a different question paper for each class. All the questions are objective-type with no negative marking for wrong answers.
No. of Questions 40 50 60
Marks 40 50 60
Duration 1 hour
Division of marks in the Question Paper
For Class 1 For Class 2
Mathematics 15 Mathematics 20
General Science 25 General Science 30
For Classes 3- 5 For Classes 6 to 10
Mathematics 25 Mathematics 25
General Science 30 Physics 10
Critical Thinking 05 Chemistry 10
Biology 10
Critical Thinking 05

NSTSE 2021 Syllabus

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

Examination Centres

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

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