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Indian School Talent Search Exam (ISTSE) is an international-level talent search examination for Indian school students. ISTSE is a scientifically designed, skill-based assessment test to get the strengths and weaknesses of individual students across India.

ISTSE is designed to assess the overall intellectual potential of the students from classes 1 to 10. It uses conceptual, multiple-choice questions to measure how well the student has understood the school syllabus's skills and concepts.

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ISTSE 2022 Exam Details

The ISTSE exam is conducted separately for students who applied online, i.e., individually, and for those who applied through respected schools.

Online test: Any student (from class 1-10) can participate in ISTSE by registering their name online. Students can participate in ISTSE Olympiad from the comfort of their homes. For attending the exam, the student should need a laptop or desktop with a webcam and live internet connection to take this Olympiad.

Paper-based only through schools: Register through the respective schools. ISTSE registration forms will be sent to the respective schools.

Below are the details of ISTSE online and offline exams.

ISTSE 2022 Online Exam Details

The ISTSE Olympiad is an advanced test that challenges students to apply their learning and thinking by answering stimulating questions, which are not usually asked in standard tests. ISTSE is committed to the fair conduct of the talent search examination. ISTSE organization is the first and only online talent exam for school kids with anti-cheating tools to prevent any malpractice during the exam. Their exam system is equipped with an advanced AI-based anti-cheating module, advanced software tools, and manual monitoring to support the examination's fair conduction.

Below are the details of the ISTSE 2022 online exam - winter 2022.

  • ISTSE online exam is open to all students of classes 1 to 10. Students have to register themselves online at ISTSE.
  • Students have to appear for the exam from their home.
  • Students should have access to a laptop/desktop with a webcam and internet connection to appear in this ISTSE Olympiad.
  • 16% of marks are reserved for fair participation in the Olympiad for students. The "Fair Play/Practice" scores will be calculated with an AI-enabled tool and manual monitoring of the participants during the Olympiad Exam.
  • Indian School Talent Search Exam (ISTSE) online exam is a single-question papers exam that will contain questions from Mental & Logical Ability, Mathematics, Science, and English.

Given below are the highlights of the ISTSE 2022 Olympiad Exam for students applying as individual participants.

Highlights of the ISTSE 2022
Particulars Details (Online Exam)
Exam duration 60 minutes
ISTSE Online exam date for direct candidates (Summer 2022)
  • For class 1-5: 22nd May 2022
  • For class 6-10: 15th May 2022
No. of questions
  • 35 questions for students from class 1 to 4
  • 50 questions for students from classes 5 to 10
Syllabus
  • Mental & Logical Ability (9%)
  • Mathematics (24%)
  • Science (24%)
  • English (12%)
  • Scholars Section (15%)
  • Additionally, 16% of marks are reserved for Fair Play/Practice.
Negative marking For every wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.
Exam fees INR 399
Late exam fees INR 449

Note:

Each registered participant will get three free online mock test papers for practice. Sample mock tests can be opened using a smartphone, tabs, or computer. But for the final ISTSE exam, participants should have a desktop/laptop with a webcam and live internet connection.

If two or more students get the same rank, an interview will be conducted to decide the award.

ISTSE 2022 Pen-Paper Exam Details

The ISTSE paper-based Olympiad is an advanced test that challenges students to apply their learning and thinking ability by answering stimulating questions, not usually asked in any standard tests. It's a paper-based exam open to all classes 1 to 10 students studying in participating schools. The registration for the pen-paper exam is school registration.

Below are the highlights of the ISTSE pen-paper exam,

  • The paper-based ISTSE Olympiad is conducted through school. Students have to fill out the registration form in the school, submit it to the respected teacher, and conduct the exam inside-school campus during school hours.
  • If you are a student and want to participate in the paper-based ISTSE exam, contact the school teacher and ask for the registration form.
  • The paper-based Indian School Talent Search Exam (ISTSE) is a single paper exam of eighty-four (84) marks. Question papers will contain questions from subjects like Mental & Logical Ability, Mathematics, Science, and English.
  • If two or more students get the same rank, an interview will be conducted to decide the award.

Given below are the highlights of the ISTSE 2022 Olympiad exam through schools.

Highlights of the ISTSE 2022
Particulars Details
Exam duration 60 minutes
ISTSE Registration Deadline 21st December 2021
ISTSE pen-paper exam dates 28th March 2022
No. of questions
  • 35 questions for students from class 1 to 4
  • 50 questions for students from class 5 to 10
Syllabus
  • Mental & Logical Ability (9%)
  • Mathematics (24%)
  • Science (24%)
  • English (12%)
  • Scholars Section (15%)
  • In case two or more students get the same rank, an interview will be conducted to decide the award.
Negative marking For every wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.
Exam fees INR 200
Awards and prizes Based on the number of participating students, ISTSE awards and ranking criteria will be announced by ISTSE.

ISTSE Registration 2022

The exams are conducted online and offline as online tests and pen-paper tests. In the online test, students can only participate directly or as individual students on their official website. However, on an offline exam, students can apply only through their respective schools.

Students can register for the ISTSE Olympiad from the official website. If the school has not registered for the ISTSE Olympiad, concerned authorities can register by providing specific details to the ISTSE organization.

Below are the steps to register for the ISTSE exam as a direct or individual participant.

  • Visit the official website of the ISTSE exam.
  • If you are a new user, click on "New User? Click Here to Register for Exam."
  • Enter name, date of birth, class, address, school name, user name, password, and select section.
  • Pay the registration fee to complete the application submission.

After registration, students take three online mock test papers for practice. However, students need a desktop, tablet, or laptop with a stable internet connection and web camera for the final exam.

ISTSE Participation Benefits

ISTSE provides a platform where students can judge their intellectual potential at the national and international levels. The ISTSE exam is based on the syllabus of CBSE, ICSE, and state boards.

Participation in the Indian School Talent Search Exam (ISTSE) will help students in:

  • Self-realization: Identify their academic strengths and weaknesses. Monitor and compare their achievement with other students. Students will be able to gauge the limits of their capabilities.
  • Early exposure to learning and competition: The competition makes participants very sharp-minded and 'clever problem solvers. It gives a chance to students to sharpen their skills by tackling several problems at a level they are not likely to encounter in their classrooms.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. If Indian School Talent Search Exam (ISTSE) is an online exam, can I give ISTSE exam from my home?

  2. What is the exam date for Indian School Talent Search Exam (ISTSE)?

  3. If students give ISTSE exams from the house, then kids can cheat. How will they ensure fair exam conduction?

  4. Is individual registration for the ISTSE Olympiad possible? How can I individually register for ISTSE Olympiad Exams?

  5. I do not have a computer at home. Can I participate in the ISTSE-Online exam?

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