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Junior Science Talent Search Examination

In present times when the price to get your pupil educated has increased drastically, a lot of scholarship exams have come into picture which aids parents in their child's future. Junior Science Talent Search Examination or JSTSE 2017-18 is such an exam active at a state level in Delhi.

JSTSE or the Junior Science Talent Search Examination is a scholarship test conducted by the hands of the Science Branch of Education, Delhi. Any student studying in a Govt. /Govt. Aided/Public/NDMC/Navodaya/KV school of Delhi region in STD IX in and having a score of at least 65% in STD VIII annual exams is eligible for the test.


If a student meets the following criteria then he/she is qualified to appear for the exam:

  1. Gender: Both genders are allowed
  2. Location of school: The school of the student should be in Delhi
  3. Type of school: /Govt. Aided/Public/NDMC/Navodaya/KV
  4. Class: 9th
  5. Minimum marks: 65% in the class 8th annual exams
  6. Category: SC/ST/PD are applicable




9.15 am

(Long Bell)

Candidates with verified ADMIT CARDS are allowed to enter the exam hall and acquire their respective seats. Necessary instructions are given by the invigilators.

9.30 am

OMR sheets are distributed to the students.

9.45 am

The question papers booklets are distributed.

10.00 am

(Long Bell)

Start of the exam.

10.20 am

Unused booklets are collected by the Invigilators.

1.00 pm

(Two Continuous Bells)

End of the exam. The invigilator collects the OMR sheets and Attendance sheet from the students.

1.10 pm

Students are allowed to leave the exam hall.

How To Apply

Students’ Side

  1. Students have to acquire the application form from their respective schools
  2. No students can send their application forms individually. All forms are to be sent to the eligible schools
  3. Students have to fill in their percentage and not CGPA
  5. The application form is to be sent in triplicate

School’s Side

  1. The Application-cum-Admit card is to be collected by the school authorities in triplicate and the Performa A is to be filled by them in triplicate
  2. Two copies of the Performa A and one set of the Application-cum-Admit card is to be submitted by the Head of the School needs to submitted to the Science Branch Office between 10 AM to 3 PM on working days
  3. The third copy of the Performa A will contain the Acknowledgement
  4. Any application submitted through post will not be accepted
  5. Any attested caste/PH certificate applicable for verification needs to be attached with the application form

Admit Cards

  1. The Admit cards with the Roll No. of the student from the Science Branch of Education will be sent to the respective schools by the first week of January by post
  2. These Admits cards must be attested by the Head of the School and be produced during the time of examination


Students will be examined on their skills in General Knowledge, General Science and Mathematics

1. General Knowledge

No. of Questions





50 min.

2.  General Science and Mathematics

No. of Questions





150 min.



Top 150 students in the exam get the scholarship and students will get a certificate by the Directorate of Education. 


Q.1. What is the entry/registration fee for the exam?

Ans. There is no entry fee for the test. It is free of cost.


Q.2. How many students get the scholarship?

Ans. Total of 150 students get the scholarships.


Q.3. Why isn’t my result found anywhere?

Ans.  The results of only those students who score in the top 150 students are displayed. If you didn’t score in the top 150 then your result is not displayed and you cannot check it. 


Q.4. From where can I prepare for the exam?

Ans. A lot of material is available online for you to start your preparation. Alternately you can also visit your local bookstore and grab some Olympiad books to begin.


The top three scorers in JSTSE 2016-17 were as follows:

  1. Sagnik Anupam from Delhi Public School Sector XII RK Puram earned the top spot in the exam with a score of 176 out of 200
  2. Shivang Gupta, Aayan Hidol, Yash Mehan were the first runner-ups with the same score of 174 out of 200
  3. Riya Sawhney from Delhi Public School Vasant Kunj was the second runner-up with a score of 174 out of 200


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