WHAT IS NSTSE?
National Level Science Talent Search Examination – India’s Most Popular Assessment exam. 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 the concepts and gives detailed feedback on
the same, to help them improve.
Schedule for NSTSE 2019 – 20 – National Level Science Talent Search Examination is given below.
|Availability of Application Forms||June 2019|
|Availability of Application Forms||05 Oct 2019|
|Availability of Hall ticket for download||First week of Dec 2019|
|Exam Date||04 Dec 2019
15 Dec 2019 Individual/ Direct Applicants
|Uploading of Answer Key||Second week of Dec 2019 onward|
|Declaration of Result||Third week of Jan 2019|
NSTSE is a diagnostic test which helps students improve their overall learning ability and educational performance.
Unlike other tests which may only find out how much a student knows or has memorised, NSTSE measures how well a student has understood the concepts and provides a detailed feedback on the same, to help him/her improve.
Thus NSTSE helps each student to know early, whether he/she has properly understood a concept, so that immediate action can be taken to correct the aberration and pave a path for improvement. Often, students develop conceptual gaps which increase as the students go to higher classes and turn those into a ‘phobia’ for the subject.
School tests – including board exams – tend to test children superficially, only to the extent what they have memorised. But the important skills like the ability to think independently and reason logically – most critical in today’s world – are often not aimed at or tested in school tests.
The focus on fundamentals is very important as when the child finishes studies he/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 much. Exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, AFMC, 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 and as early as possible. This exactly is the philosophy behind Unified Council’s NSTSE.
In NSTSE, the emphasis for assessment of scholastic skills is mainly on Mathematics and Science.
NSTSE is unlike other tests in many different ways. It
has interesting questions that require thinking, not simply a recall
provides detailed skill-wise feedback highlighting strengths and weaknesses
provides a benchmark of the student’s performance and his/her peers.
Thus, 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’.
Making the younger generation stronger in fundamentals and Nourishing their minds for a bright and enterprising future