Source of the information: Official site - nstse
NSTSE is a diagnostic test which actually helps students improve.
Unlike regular tests which try only to find out how much a child knows (or has memorized),
NSTSE measures how well a student has understood concepts and gives detailed feedback
on the same, to help them improve.
Thus NSTSE helps each student know whether he/she has actually understood a concept
early on so that immediate action can be taken. Often students have conceptual gaps
which increase as they progress and when they reach the higher classes, they develop
a "phobia" for the subject.
School tests - including board exams - tend to be superficial, testing what children
have memorised. But the important skills like the ability to think independently
and reason logically - critical in today's world - are often not emphasised in school
The focus on fundamentals is so important that when the child finishes studies he/she
will have to face the competitive world armed with these fundamentals. Even while
opting for higher studies, the student has to go through a complete scan of what
he/she knows and how much. Exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, AFMC, AIIMS, GRE, GMAT, CAT
etc., are so designed to test the fundamental strength of student. Hence the need
of the hour is building the fundamentals base as strong as possible.
This exactly is the philosophy behind the Unified Council's NSTSE.
NSTSE is unlike other tests in many different ways. It
- has interesting questions that require thinking, not simply recall.
- provides detailed skill-wise feedback highlighting strengths and weaknesses
- provides a benchmark of the student's performance with peers all over the country.
Thus, NSTSE focuses on IMPROVEMENT rather than comparison or grading. It also reduces
the stress of exams by checking UNDERSTANDING rather than FACTS.
Students studying Classes : II, III,IV,V,VI,VII,VIII,IX and X, XI(PCM) and XI(PCB),
XII(PCM) and XII(PCM).
NOTE: NSTSE follows CBSE syllabus but Question Papers
are also suitable for Students of ICSE/ISC and Various State Board/Matriculation
This exam will be conducted in two levels. First level will be conducted in your
opted Test Center. Second level for the top 500 students from each class will be
conducted in the nearest selected State Head Quarters / Main Towns.