NSTSE 2020-21: The National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE) conducts its Olympiad exam every year. It is one of the most prestigious Olympiads held in India and that’s the reason why more than 4 lakhs students appear each year. Students from Class 1 to Class 12 can apply for this exam to win exciting prizes. NSTSE Olympiad exam is specific to different classes and follows the academic school syllabus.
The NSTSE exam 2020-21 was conducted on 24th January 2021 and 31st January 2021 in 6 shifts. In this article, you will get to know every information related to NSTSE 2021 registration, eligibility, exam pattern, schedule and more.
NSTSE 2020-21: An Overview
Before moving further with the details of NSTSE 2020-2021, let’s take a quick overview of the exam:
|Name of the Exam|
(NSTSE Full Form)
|National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE)|
|Conducting Authority||The Unified Council, Hyderabad|
|Students Eligible||Class 1 – 12|
|Exam Level||International Level Exam|
NSTSE Important Dates 2020-21
In this section, we will tell you about the important dates of NSTSE for the academic year 2020-2021. This will help you keep a good track of the exam:
|Start of NSTSE Online Registration||June 2020 Onwards|
|Last date for Applications||January 2021|
|Exam Date for NSTSE 2020||24th January 2021 (Sunday) & 31st January 2021 (Sunday)|
|Number of Shifts||6|
|NSTSE Exam Timing||1st Shift: 9 AM to 10 AM|
2nd Shift: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
3rd Shift: 12 Noon to 1 PM
4th Shift: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
5th Shift: 3 PM to 4 PM
6th Shift: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
|NSTSE Result Date||15 days after the exam|
Refer to the image below to get the NSTSE Exam Dates along with the timings for different shifts.
NSTSE 2020-21 Eligibility Criteria
There are two main points to keep in mind while applying for NSTSE 2020:
- Students studying in Class 1 to Class 12 are eligible to apply for the NSTSE exam.
- For Class 11 and 12, only 11 PCM, 11 PCB, 12 PCM & 12 PCB are eligible to participate in this examination.
How To Apply For NSTSE 2020-21?
You can apply for NSTSE by registering yourself individually on the NSTSE official website and make the necessary payment. Given below are the important steps to successfully register yourself for NSTSE 2020:
- – 1st Step: Visit the official website of NSTSE: unifiedcouncil.com.
- – 2nd Step: Click on “Register Here” button below Click here for Online Registration of Individual Students for NSTSE, UIMO, UIEO & UCO (academic year 2020-21). Refer to the image below.
- – 3rd Step: Click on the button with the text “Click here to Register”.
- – 4th Step: Select your class from Class 1 to 12. After selecting your class, different Olympiad exams will open.
- – 5th Step: You will get three options to choose from:
(i) Option 1: Exam Registration Fee + Success Series Book + 2 Previous Question Papers
(ii) Option 2: Option 1 Features + Online Olympiad Preparation Packages
(iii) Option 3: Option 2 Features + Online Olympiad Mock Test Packages
Choose the option that you want to opt for and click on “CONTINUE”.
- – 6th Step: Enter your details – Name, Father’s Name, Mobile Number, E-mail, Address, School Name, Place and Board. Now, tick mark the box which says “I agree to the terms and conditions*” and click on “SUBMIT”.
- – 7th Step: After that, it will take you to the Payments page. Submit the fee and download the receipt. The accepted modes of payment include Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Net Banking.
- – 8th Step: Download your NSTSE Application Form preview for your reference.
NSTSE Mock Test 2020-21
You can also take free NSTSE mock test for Class 8 to Class 12 prepared by academic experts at Embibe. Taking these mock tests will ensure that you score maximum marks in the NSTSE Exam.
NSTSE 2020-21 Application Fee
It is important to pay the application fee in order to successfully register for NSTSE. Given below are the application fee given in a tabular format:
|Registration Type||Exam Fee||Additional|
|Option-1||₹354||Includes Exam Registration Fee + Success Series Book + 2 Previous Question Papers|
|Option-2||₹826||Option-1 features + Online Olympiad Preparation Packages|
|Option-3||₹1180||Option-2 features + Online Olympiad Mock Test Packages|
NSTSE 2020-21 Exam Pattern
Every class has a different question paper based on current subjects. Below is the class-wise NSTSE Exam Pattern:
|Classes||Number of Questions||Marks|
|3 to 12||60||60|
|Total Exam Duration: 1 hour|
Please note the following points:
- There will be different questions for different classes.
- All the questions asked in NSTSE are of objective type.
- No negative markings will be done.
- The time duration of the exam is 60 minutes.
Tabular Data For Subject-wise Marks Distribution For NSTSE
|Class||Subject-wise Marks Distribution|
|Class 1||Mathematics: 15|
General Science: 25
|Class 2||Mathematics: 20|
General Science: 30
|Class 3 – 5||Mathematics: 25|
General Science: 30
Critical Thinking: 5
|Class 6 – 10||Mathematics: 25|
Critical Thinking: 5
|Classes 11 PCM & 12 PCM||Mathematics : 25|
Physics : 15
Chemistry : 15
Critical Thinking : 05
|Classes 11 PCB & 12 PCB||Biology: 25|
Physics : 15
Chemistry : 15
Critical Thinking : 05
Note: 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 2020-21 Syllabus
An important thing to note is that NSTSE Syllabus is fully based on CBSE. Hence, students who are from different boards will be able to learn from their textbooks. NSTSE Question Papers are suitable for students who are studying in ICSE/ISC and other State Board/Matriculation Syllabi.
|NSTSE Syllabus 2020-21 for Class 1 to 12|
|Class 1||Class 2|
|Class 3||Class 4|
|Class 5||Class 6|
|Class 7||Class 8|
|Class 9||Class 10|
|Class 11||Class 12|
NSTSE 2020-21: Rewards & Recognition
- The top Rankers and next 2 Rankers of each class are awarded a Laptop and a Tablet PC each respectively, a Memento, Medal, Merit Certificate, each.
- The next 7 rankers of each class (Ranks 4 – 10) are awarded a cash prize of ₹1000 each.
- The next 15 rankers of each class (Ranks 11 – 25) are each awarded a voucher worth ₹599 from olympiadcoach.com + a Book prize from Brain Mapping Academy.
Digital Certificate and Student’s Performance Report (SPR) is given to every participant.
NSTSE Admit Card 2020-21
The NSTSE 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 2020-21
The results for NSTSE will be available on the official website in February 2021 (tentative). The result will be in the form of scorecard which will consist of your HT number, Name, Class, Scores in different subjects, All India Rank as well as the State Rank. Along with result, NSTSE Answer Key will also be uploaded. Check the linked article to check the answer keys.
NSTSE 2020-21 – Special Opportunity
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.
- For Class 1: Passport to the Knowledge Republic – I
- For Class 2: Passport to the Knowledge Republic – II
- For Class 3: Passport to the 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
NSTSE 2020-21: Important FAQs
You can find the important FAQs related to NSTSE Olympiad below:
|Q1: When the NSTSE exam was conducted?|
A: NSTSE exam was conducted on January 24, 2021 (Sunday) and January 31, 2021 (Sunday).
|Q2: What will be NSTSE Syllabus for UP Board Class 9?|
A: Your official UP Board syllabus of Class 9 will only be asked in the NSTSE exam. As NCERT and UP Board have been in the same direction, their syllabus is the same for every K-12 exam.
|Q3: How can I apply for NSTSE registration?|
A: You can apply for NSTSE registration by visiting the official website at unifiedcouncil.com. Click on the registration link, enter all the information and pay the required fee.
|Q4: What is the price of the NSTSE application form?|
A: The price of the basic NSTSE application form is ₹354. It includes Exam Registration Fee, Success Series Book, and two Previous Question Papers.
|Q5: I have taken Biology in my Class 11. Am I eligible for NSTSE 2020?|
A: Yes, students from Class 11 PCM and Class 11 PCB are eligible for NSTSE 2020-21 exam.
So, now you know everything about NSTSE 2020-21, we hope that that this article has have helped you. If you have any questions in your mind, do put them down in the comments section and we will help you out.111 Views