NSTSE 2023: Apply Online, Registration, Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern

National Level Science Talent Search Examination NSTSE has been organized by Unified Council Hyderabad. The organization has invited online applications from students 2nd to 12th, who wish to assess their strengths,  weaknesses, and nourished minds for a bright and enterprising future. NSTSE is a diagnostic test that helps students to improve their overall learning ability and educational performance. It measures how well a student has understood the concept and provides detailed feedback on the same, to help him/her improve. Unlike other tests which may only find out how much a student knows or has memorized.


The focus on fundamentals is very important as when the child finishes their studies he or she will have to face the competitive world armed with those fundamentals. Even while opting for higher studies, a student has to go through a complete scan of what he/ she knows and how many exams like- IIT-JEE, AIIMS, GRE, GMAT, CAT, etc. are designed to test the fundamental strength of a Student. Hence the need of the hour is to build the fundamental base as strong as early as possible. This is exactly the philosophy behind Unified Council’s NSTSE.

What Is NSTSE Exam 2023?

  • The unified council conducts the National Science Talent Search Examination for the students of classes 2nd to 12th.
  • The application form for the NSTSE exam 2023 will start soon and parents or candidates can apply online by visiting the official website.
  • Exam will be held soon
  • The exam duration will be of 60 minutes and the test will include the analytical thinking ability of a student which comprises objective type questions with no negative marking.
  • NSTSE 2023 hall tickets for individual applicants will be released in online mode.
  • Results for NSTSE 2023 will be released soon, tentatively.

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Key Highlights of Exam 

Organized byUnified Council
Name of scholarshipNSTSE
Full Exam NameNational Level Science Talent Search Examination
Frequency of ConductOnce in a year
Exam LevelIntermediate
Mode of ApplicationOffline/Online
Mode of ExamOffline
Official WebsiteNSTSE

Objectives of NSTSE Exam

  • NSTSE aims at improvement rather than comparison or grading. It also reduces the stress of exams by checking ‘understanding and reasoning’ rather than just ‘knowing’. 
  • It helps students improve their overall learning ability and educational performance. 
  • NSTSE helps each student to know early, whether he or she has properly understood a concept, so that immediate action can be taken to correct the aberration and pave a path for improvement.
  • Students develop conceptual gaps which increase as the students go to higher classes and turn those into a ‘phobia’ for the subject.

Benefits of NSTSE Exam

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.

Note- All the rank holders from rank 1 to 100 will receive an 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.

Eligibility Criteria 

Students who are interested in appearing for NSTSE must be well versed with the eligibility criteria. There are two points to keep in mind while applying for NSTSE 2023, which includes:

  • Students studying in Class 2 to 10th are eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Students who are studying in Class 10th and 12th (PCB or PCM) are eligible to appear for NSTSE 2023 exam.

NSTSE 2023 Exam Pattern

Every class has a different question paper based on current subjects. Below is the class-wise NSTSE Exam Pattern:

ClassNo. of questionsMarks
11-12( PCB & PCM)6060
  • There will be different questions for different classes.
  • All the questions asked in the scheme are of an objective type.
  • No negative markings will be done.
  • The time duration of the exam is 60 minutes.

NSTSE 2023 Syllabus

  • The Question Papers are suitable for students following CBSE / ICSE / ISC and various other State Board syllabi.
NSTSE 2023 Important Dates
EventsDates (Tentative)
Application DeadlineUpdated soon
Exam Date for NSTSE 2023Updated soon
NSTSE Result Date


Documents Required
  • Aadhaar Card

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Application Procedure for NSTSE 2023 Exam

The application form should be filled out in two ways:

  • Direct/Individual Applications
  • Registration through School

Direct/Individual Applications

Direct/Individual Applications
NSTSE Official Website
  • The homepage will appear on your screen where you have to click on the ‘Apply’ now button.
  • The applicant can now select the option they wish to apply for.
  • In the application form, you have to fill in all your required details such as- Name, Class, father’s name, school name, Aadhar card number, phone number, etc.
  • After filling in all the details correctly click on the submit button for the final submission of the application form.
  • Make the payment in online mode.

Registration Through School

Students who want to apply for scheme can even apply via schools. The school will send the list of student names interested in appearing for the exam to the Unified Council along with the Demand Draft.

NSTSE 2023 Application Fee

It is important to pay the application fee in order to successfully register for scheme The exam fee structure for NSTSE 2023 is INR 354 (Including GST). These include examination fee + student’s performance report (SPR)+ 2 previous question papers + online payment service charges.

NSTSE 2023 Admit Card

The hall ticket is a mandatory document without which candidates will not be allowed to give the examination. It will list the time, day, and venue of the exam.

NSTSE Result 2023

The Result will be available on the official website soon (tentatively). The result will be in the form of a scorecard which will consist of your HT number, Name, Class, Scores in different subjects, All India Rank as well as State Rank. Along with the result, NSTSE Answer Key will also be uploaded.

Contact Details
  • #16-11-16/1/B, Saleem Nagar, Malakpet,
  • Hyderabad – 500036, Telangana,India.
  • Phone: 040-24557708, 24545862, 66139917
  • WhatsApp: +91 96030 64939
  • Email: exam@unifiedcouncil.com

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