Source: Me Next Magazine-Rajasthan Patrika (01-Sept-2018)
Exam: National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE) 2019
National Level Science Talent Search Examination-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
Students have participated in the exams conducted by Unified Council till date.
About Unified Council
Much of the ‘learning’ that children receive in schools nowadays, is largely rote and thus lacks in-depth understanding of a subject. ‘Knowledge’ is built up only on a thorough understanding of a subject, which is put to test in real-life competition. To acquire/dispense knowledge through ‘proper learning’ in order to contribute meaningfully to tomorrow’s world, the students and schools need a paradigm shift in the way they look at ‘learning’.
Unified Council products and services provide that very need and help in accurately measuring ‘learning’ and promote ‘self-learning’ in children; so also empower educators and schools.
We offer various diagnostic tests for students of classes 1 to 12. These tests help pinpoint students’ strengths and weaknesses and also those of their peers with a tool to set proper benchmarks.
Students from India, Tanzania, UAE, KSA, Yemen, Oman, Iran, Qatar, Kuwait, Indonesia and Nepal, participate in our exams.