NSTSE Examination Pattern

The question paper for each class from Class II to XII will be different.

The questions are objective-type. There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

Class

No. Of Questions

Marks

2

50

50

3

75

75

4 − 12

100

100

Time allotted to complete the paper for all classes is 90 minutes.

Division of marks in the Question Paper

For Classes II

Mathematics: 25

Science: 25

For Classes III

Mathematics: 40

Science: 35

For Classes IV & V

Mathematics: 45

Science: 45

General Questions: 10

For Classes VI to X

Mathematics: 25

Physics: 25

Chemistry: 20

Biology: 20

General Questions: 10

For Classes XI & XII (PCM)

Mathematics: 40

Physics: 25

Chemistry: 25

General Questions: 10

For Classes XI & XII (PCB)

Biology: 40

Physics: 25

Chemistry: 25

General Questions: 10

The course curriculum of NSTSE is based on the CBSE syllabus of which 85% is considered while setting the Question Paper.

The Question Papers, apart from being for the students of CBSE are also suitable for Students of ICSE/ISC and Various other State Board/Matriculation Syllabi.