NSTSE is also known as National Level Science Talent Search Examination. It is fundamentally a diagnostic examination conducted by Unified Council which helps students to 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.
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.
Estimated 8–9 lakhs of students appear for NTSE stage 1 Exam every year. About 4500 students are selected for stage 2. From the selected pool of students, 1000 students [750 in general category] finally get to be called as NTSE scholars! Number of students appearing for Stage 1 varies from state to state.
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.
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.
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 in making the younger generation stronger in fundamentals and Nourishing their minds for a bright and enterprising future.
Unified Council is a professionally managed progressive organisation in the field of education, established in the year 1998 by eminent personalities from various fields, including some academicians of international repute. Since its inception, Unified Council has brought together, the best brains in the field of education, in an endeavour to make the younger generation fundamentally stronger and to nourish their brains for a bright and enterprising future. The Unified Council Team comprises experienced teachers and professionals having an intense involvement with school education. Their hands-on experience helps the team create and implement solutions that are based on actual needs of schools and teachers. These solutions are based on the strong foundation of curriculum and educational research.
The focus on fundamentals is important. A student, after completing his/her education, is able to face the competitive world with equanimity, once armed with these fundamentals. Even while opting for higher studies, the student has to go through a complete scan of what and how much he/she knows. Exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, AIIMS, AFMC, CAT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, are designed to test the fundamental strengths of a student. Hence, the need of the hour is to build the fundamental base as strong as possible.
Students from India, Tanzania, UAE, KSA, Yemen, Oman, Iran, Qatar, Kuwait, Indonesia and Nepal, participate in our exams.
NSTSE, UCO & UIEO, curriculum-based examinations, are very useful for students who wish to assess their strengths and weaknesses in Maths, Science, Computers and English. As an integral part of the academia, these programmes will have a far-reaching effect on the competitive spirit of young minds. Based on a ‘skill blueprint’, highly experienced educational specialists develop these assessment tests. The analysis of the performance is made at individual student level, class, school and country levels.
NSTSE Olympiad Exam is conducted for the following classes.