NSTSE is a test which evaluates a student's skills and helps them improve with it.
The test not only finds out how much the student actually has learnt. Apart from that, it focuses on the basics and concepts that the student has been able to grasp. It gives detailed report stating the strengths and weaknesses of the student which he can improve upon:
This helps the students to immediately know which concept he is not thorough with and he can focus upon it and remove his weakness lest he should move further in standards and develop a “phobia” for the subject.
The NSTSE test fulfills the disadvantage of school exams which only focus upon how much the student has memorised. The student's ability to think independently and reason logically are not taken care of, which are extremely important in real world.
The focus on fundamentals and basic concepts should be given. How much the student can learn is not important. WHen he faces the actual world, it is his fundamentals that lead him reach at a height. 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 different from other exams in following ways.
- It has questions which bring about application of logic and require thinking, not simply recall.
- It provides detailed skill-wise feedback highlighting strengths and weaknesses.
- It helps a student know where he stands among his peer group at the national level.
Thus, NSTSE focuses on IMPROVEMENT rather than comparison or grading. It also reduces the stress of exams by checking UNDERSTANDING rather than FACTS.
Further details can be looked upon at NSTSE website