ABOUT JSTSE/JSTS-JUNIOR SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION

PATTERN OF JSTSE FROM 2012 ONWARDS
TOTAL -200 QUESTIONS IN 3.5 HRS
SINGLE STAGE EXAMINATION

PAPER-1
GK- INCLUDES SOCIAL SCIENCES,BASIC SCIENCES AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
50 QUESTIONS(31-QUESTIONS-SST(HISTORY-15,CIVICS-7,GEOGRAPHY-8,ECONOMICS-1),16-BASIC SCIENCES(PHYSICS-4,CHEMISTRY-8,BIOLOGY-4)AND 3-(CURRENT AFFAIRS)

PAPER-2 INCLUDES PHYSICS,CHEMISTRY,BIOLOGY,MATHEMATICS AND MENTAL ABILITY
150 QUESTIONS(40-PHYSICS,40-CHEMISTRY,40-BIOLOGY AND 30-MATHEMATICS AND MENTAL ABILITY)
INTERVIEW DISCONTINUED
CUT OFF-132
STUDENTS SELECTED-158(2012)
FOR ANALYSIS OF JSTSE 2012 CHECK BLOG
RESULTS 2012-http://edudel.nic.in/upload_2011_12/7588_94_dt_18052012.pdf

FOR REGISTRATIONS(JSTSE,NTSE,NMIMS)-http://it.delhigovt.nic.in/writereaddata/Cir201152346.pdf

SCHOLARSHIPS FROM 2012 ONWARDS
1 TO 103 RANKS-1000 RS FOR TWO YEARS(PROVIDED IN 9TH AND 10TH CLASS)
104-158-RANKS-500 RS FOR TWO YEARS(PROVIDED IN 9TH AND 10TH CLASS)

DETAILED STUDY
Junior Science Talent Search Examination is conducted by the Directorate of Education every year. It happens mostly in late January and mostly on Sundays. Only students of class IX in Delhi can give this exam and to give this exam, you need to secure 65% in your previous class i.e. Class VIII.
The JSTS process starts in August/September where you have to fill in a registration form and send it to the Directorate Of Education.
The first level paper is divided into 2 parts. The first part is a 1 hour GK paper which tests your knowledge of GK, current affairs etc. It is a 50 marks paper. More importantly all the questions in the first level paper are MCQ type in the first level with each question for 1 mark each (except some questions in GK) there is no negative marking. It is generally easy and can be very scoring. The Gk paper is important as the GK paper can give you a little edge over the majority.(Obviously for this you have to be in tune with the current happenings all over the globe and about facts in India) . There were about 20 MCQs , 20 questions where the student would have to supply 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. For preparation go through your old history books, read newspaper daily, observe all the logos of the governmental organisations and use Wikipedia thoroughly. Manorama Yearbook may help too. All the answers have to be supplied in the question booklet itself.
The next level paper is a 2 and a half hour paper that tests your Maths and Science. There are about 25 questions in Maths and 50 questions each in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. 175 marks in 150 minutes.
The first round results come out usually in mid April and are uploaded at the Directorate of Education website under public Circulars (edudel.nic.in). There are about 150-155 students selected in the first level. For the second level you have to give an interview held usually in July.
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