Junior Science Talent Search

JSTS (Junior Science Talent Search) Exam:

JSTS is conducted by Science Branch, Directorate of Education, Delhi. Junior Science Talent Search Examination eligible for those students who are studying in Delhi/ New Delhi/ under NCT Delhi in class IX standard can participate in this, only from their school, not individually. Students who have scored minimum 65% marks or above in class VIII are eligible for JSTS examination.

The Junior Science Talent Search Examination (JSTS) is conducted separately in each state and union territories of India by the respective state education departments. It is based on the lines of the National Talent Search Scheme/Examination (NTSS/NTSE). The first round of JSTS is written test.


Important Dates for JSTS:

  1. By post October, 2016 (Expected based on Previous Year)
  2. In person at IISc October, 2016 (Expected based on Previous Year)
  3. Last date for closing of online application October, 2016 (Expected based on Previous Year)
  4. Last date for receipt of the completed application

(both Online/Hard Copy) October, 2016 (Expected based on Previous Year)

All the Heads of Schools are requested to depute some responsible person along with the authority letter to collect the Application Forms and other related materials form the Science Branch on all working days 10.30AM to 3.30PM except Saturday & Sunday.


Eligibility Criteria:

The written test is conducted in two parts – Mental Aptitude Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

The first part (MAT) is a one-and-half hour (90 min) test which tests the candidates’ knowledge of GK, Current affairs and a small section on mental ability and reasoning is also there. It is a 50 marks paper. There are about 20 MCQs, 20 questions where the student would have to write his own answers in 1 sentence or 1 word and there were 10 questions based on symbols of famous companies, government organisations, political parties, universities, sporting events etc. The response has to be answered within the question sheet itself. For the general knowledge section, just keep out an eye for the major news articles. There is no negative marking.

The next part (SAT) is a 2 and a half hour paper that tests candidates’ knowledge of Maths and Science. There are about 25 questions in Maths and 50 questions in Science (each in Physics, Chemistry and Biology). There is total of 75 questions with 175 marks to answer within 150 minutes.


Contact Address:

Government of NCT, Delhi,

Directorate of Education, Science branch

Old Gargi Collage Building (behind LSR College)

Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-24.

Website: www.edudel.nic.in/

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