ISTSE - Direct Registration for Scholarship Olympiad 2021-22

Indian School Talent Search Exam

International level talent search examination for Indian Schools. Examination is designed to assess the overall intellectual potential of the students from class 1 to 10.

  ISTSE Online - Summer 2022 (Open for Direct Participation): You can participate in this test from the comfort of your home. You need a laptop or desktop or tablet with webcam and live internet connection. Click HERE to check your system if it can be used for taking ISTSE Online exam.

  ISTSE Paper-based/online - 2021-22 (Only through School): The offline/online examination will be conducted through school. Please talk to your school about the examination form.

Olympiad Exam Dates:
   ISTSE Online - Summer 2022 (For Direct Candidates):

  • For Class 1-5: May 22nd 2022
  • For Class 6-10: May 15th 2022
  Paper-based/Online Exam (Only through School):
  • Exam Date: 3rd Feb 2022
  • Registration Last Date: 21st Dec 2021

Click HERE for Individual / Direct Registration System Compatibility Test Detailed Instructions

About ISTSE

Indian School Talent Search Exam (ISTSE) is an international level talent search examination for Indian Schools. It is a unique educational measurement and assessment service.

ISTSE is a scientifically designed, skill-based assessment test to get the strengths and weaknesses of individual students.

ISTSE is designed to assess the overall intellectual potential of the students from classes 1 to 10.

It uses conceptual, multiple-choice questions to assess how well the student comprehended the underlying SKILLS and CONCEPTS of the school curriculum.

 

ISTSE is a single paper examination, open to all the students of classes 1 to 10. The question paper will be comprising questions from Mental & Logical Ability, Mathematics, Science and English.

A 30-minute video interview worth 100 points will be held for the top 10 scorers to determine the top 10 ranks.

The ISTSE test is taken on different dates by students who participate directly/individually and those who participate through their school.

  •  Online for direct/individual candidates: Open to all the students of classes 1 to 10. Any student can participate in ISTSE by registering online. You can participate in this test from the comfort of your home. It would help if you had a laptop, desktop, or tablet with a webcam and live internet connection.
  •  Paper-based/Online only through schools: Register through your school. Request an ISTSE exam form from your teacher.

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How It Works?
(For Direct / Individual Students)

It's an online test open to all the students of classes 1 to 10. You can participate in the ISTSE test from the comfort of your home. A laptop/desktop/tablet/smartphone with a webcam and a live internet connection will be your requirement for the test.

1. Individual / Direct Registration

Any student studying in class 1 - 10 and interested in knowing their potential.

2. Prepare

Prepare for the exam based on described Syllabus.

3. Mock Test

Each student will be provided with three mock tests. Attempt to do provided mock tests and assess your preparation.

4. Final Test

Participate from the comfort of your home. It would help if you had a laptop/desktop/tablet/smartphone with a webcam and live internet connection.
Exam Date:
Class 1 to 5: 22nd May 2022
Class 6 to 10: 15th May 2022

5. Result

Thirty minutes video interview of 100 marks will be conducted for top 10 marks holders to decide the top 10 ranks.

How It Works?
(Through School - Paper-based Exam)

ISTSE has been conducting Offline examination (paper-based) exams in Schools for a long time. But, due to the current pandemic situation, it has planned to conduct the ISTSE Online exam for schools also to allow students to appear in the exam from the comfort of their homes. However, if the situation improves and normalcy returns, the offline paper-based option will only be available, subject to the resuming of the school.

This year, the ISTSE exam for Schools will be conducted

  1. The online exam will be conducted online on 15th & 22nd May 2022. Students need to fill the registration form through school, and the exam will be conducted Online. Students will be required to use a computer/tablet/smartphone with a web camera and a live internet connection to appear in the exam.
    Requirement for Online Exam:
    • A computer (Laptop or Desktop) with a working web camera or Table with a camera or Smartphone with a camera
    • Live internet connection with >=512 kbps speed
    The test link will be available on the communicated date & time, and the students can appear in the exam online from the comfort of their homes.

1. Fill examination from

Students who want to participate through school can ask their teacher about the ISTSE exam and registration form.

2. Prepare

Go through the syllabus and marking scheme. Prepare for the exam based on described Syllabus

3. Final Test

Appear in the paper-based exam conducted inside school campus during school hours or appear in online exam on communicated date & time from your home.
Exam Date: 15th & 22ns May 2022
Registration Last Date: Last a few seats available

4. Result

30 minutes video interview of 100 marks will be conducted for top 10 marks holders to decide the top 10

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. Thus, preparing for this exam will be a pre-practice for them for their school exams.

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

  • Self-Realisation

    Identify their academic strengths and weaknesses. Monitor and compare their year on year achievement with other students.

    Students will be able to measure the limits of their capabilities. They will understand the challenging academic work they should undertake to realise their true potential.

  • Early Exposure to Learning and Competition

    Participants tend to become very sharp-minded and "smart problem solvers" as a result of the competition.

    It allows students to hone their skills by requiring them to solve various problems at a level that they are unlikely to meet in their classroom.

Separate awards for Direct/Individual and Via School exams

Awards for Online Exam (For Direct Students) Awards for Paper-based/Online (Through School)

Recognition and Awards

ISTSE - Online Exam (For Direct Students)

  • Exam Date for Class 1-5: 22nd May 2022
  • Exam Date for Class 6-10: 15th May 2022

Recognition & Medals

Recognition is the best form of appreciation. Each participating student will get a certificate. The student who scores

95% or above will get a Scholar Certificate along with a Gold Medal

90% to 94.99% will get an Outstanding Performance Certificate along with a Silver Medal

80% to 89.99% will get a Distinguished Performance Certificate along with a Bronze Medal

60% to 79.99% will get a Participation Certificate

below 60% will get a digital Participation Certificate

Scholarship

The top 3 students from each class will be awarded

International Rank 1 - Scholarship of ₹1500/month for 12 months + Topper Shield

International Rank 2 - Scholarship of ₹1000/month for 12 months + First Runner Up Shield

International Rank 3 - Scholarship of ₹500/month for 12 months + Second Runner Up Shield

Thirty minutes video interview of 100 marks will be conducted for top 10 marks holders to decide the top 10 ranks.

Note:
A minimum of 60% marks in the ISTSE-Online examination is required to get a scholarship. If none of the students s cores 60% marks, then the scholarship will not be awarded to any student.
In case of any confusion, the decision of the Academic Council will be final & binding.

The student is not eligible to receive the scholarship for the same class again. For example, if a student is getting a scholarship for class 4(through Winter Online Exam), she/he will not be eligible for the Class 4 Summer online exam scholarship.
Note: Appearing in the next exam is a student's choice. They can appear in the exam to evaluate their preparation, but they are not eligible for the top 10 Interviews or Scholarships.

Ranking Criteria

In case two or more students score the same number of marks, ranks will be determined based on the following criteria (weightage will be given from top to bottom):

Rule 1 - The student who will get more marks in the Scholars' Section will get a higher rank.

Rule 2 - The student who will get more marks in Maths will get a higher rank.

Rule 3 - The student who will get more marks in Science will get a higher rank.

Rule 4 - Students who will get more marks in Mental & Logical Ability will get a higher rank.

Rule 5 - Students who will get more marks in English will get a higher rank.

Rule 6 - Time taken by a student in completing the exam paper. The student who has taken lesser time will get a higher rank.

Rule 7 - If two students get the same marks, the younger student will be given preference.

Thirty minutes video interview of 100 marks will be conducted for top 10 marks holders to decide the top 10 ranks.

Register HERE for Online Exam  Compatibility Check

Exam Dates:
  Online Exam (For direct students):

  • For Class 1-5: 22nd May 2022
  • For Class 6-10: 15th May 2022
  Paper-based/Online Exam (Only through School): 3rdFeb 2022

Recognition and Awards

ISTSE - Paper-based (Through School)

Exam Date: 3rd February 2022

Certificates

Each participating student will get a certificate. The student who scores

95% or above will get a Scholar Certificate along with a Gold Medal

90% to 94.99% will get an Outstanding Performance Certificate along with a Silver Medal

80% to 89.99% will get a Distinguished Performance Certificate along with a Bronze Medal

below 75% will get a Participation Certificate

Ranking Criteria

In case two or more students score the same marks, then ranks will be determined based on the following criteria (weightage will be given from top to bottom):

Rule 1 - The student who will get more marks in the Scholars' Section will get a higher rank.

Rule 2 - The student who will get more marks in Maths will get a higher rank.

Rule 3 - The student who will get more marks in Science will get a higher rank.

Rule 4 - The student who will get more marks in Mental & Logical Ability will get a higher rank.

Rule 5 - The student who will get more marks in English will get a higher rank.

Rule 6 - If two students get the same marks, the younger student will be given preference.

If two or more students score the same marks under the above criteria, they will be awarded the same rank.

Recognition & Medals

Class Level Awards and Recognition (School-wise)

Rule 1
: If in a school, in a particular class, the number of students participating is 50 or more

The First Topper from that particular class will get a Cash Prize of ₹1500 + Gold Medal.

The Second Topper from that particular class will get a Cash Prize of ₹1000 + Silver Medal.

The Third Topper from that particular class will get a Cash Prize of ₹500 + Bronze Medal.

Rule 2
: If in a school, in a particular class, the number of students participating is between 25 and 49

The First Topper from that particular class will get a Cash Prize of ₹1500 + Gold Medal.

The Second Topper from that particular class will get Silver Medal (No Cash Prize).

The Third Topper from that particular class will get Bronze Medal (No Cash Prize).

Rule 3
: If in a school, in a particular class, the number of students participating is between 15 and 24

The First Topper from that particular class will get a Gold Medal (No Cash Prize)

The Second Topper from that particular class will get a Silver Medal (No Cash Prize)

The Third Topper from that particular class will get a Bronze Medal (No Cash Prize)

Rule 4
: If in a school, in a particular class, the number of students participating is between 5 and 14

The First Topper from that particular class will get a Gold Medal (No Cash Prize)

(No Medals will be given to the Second and Third Topper.)

School Level Awards and Scholarship

Rule 1
: If in a school, the total number of students participating, including all the classes, is 500 or more

First School Topper (combining all the classes) will get a scholarship of ₹1500 for 12 months + School Topper Shield

Second School Topper (combining all the classes) will get a scholarship of ₹1000 for 12 months + First Runner Up Shield

Third School Topper (combining all the classes) will get a scholarship of ₹500 for 12 months + Second Runner Up Shield

Rule 2
: If in a school, the total number of students participating, including all the classes, is between 325 & 499

First School Topper (combining all the classes) will get a scholarship of ₹1500 for 12 months + School Topper Shield

(No Scholarship will be given to the Second and Third Topper.)

Selection of School Topper

Rule 1 - The Student should get a minimum 60% marks in the ISTSE examination.

Rule 2 - The Student must be a Class Topper for the current ISTSE Exam.

Rule 3 - The Student must get the highest percentile in the current ISTSE exam among all the class toppers.

Rule 4 - The Student must get the highest percentile in the Scholars' Section of the current ISTSE exam among all the class toppers.

Rule 5 - The Student must get the highest percentile in the Mathematics Section of the current ISTSE exam among all the class toppers.

Rule 6 - The Student must get the highest percentile in the Science Section of the current ISTSE exam among all the class toppers.

Rule 7 - The Student must get the highest percentile in the Mental & Logical Ability Section of the current ISTSE exam among all the class toppers.

Rule 8 - The Student must get the highest percentile in the English Section of the current ISTSE exam among all the class toppers.

In case of a tie based on the above criteria, the School recommendation (based on academic records) will be required.

International Scholarship

International Topper of each class will get a scholarship of ₹1800 per month for 12 months + International Topper Shield.

Note: Each winner will be entitled to one award only. The winner will be entitled to the higher level award only. Thirty minutes video interview of 100 marks will be conducted for top 10 marks holders to decide the top 10 ranks.

Please click the link below to register your school for the ISTSE exam if you are a school representative.

Register Your School for ISTSE Exam

Exam Dates:
  Online Exam (For direct students):

  • For Class 1-5: May 22nd 2022
  • For Class 6-10: May 15th 2022
  Paper-based/Online Exam (Only through School): 3rd February 2022

Indian School Talent Search Exam (ISTSE)

It is single question paper exam comprising of Mental & Logical Ability, Mathematics, Science and English.

Mental & Logical Ability
9%
Mathematics
24%
Science
24%
English
12%
Scholars Section
15%
Fair Play or Interview (for topper based on above module)
16%

Exam Details ( For direct / individual students )

The ISTSE online is an advanced test that challenges students to apply their learning and thinking by answering thought-provoking questions, which are not usually asked in standard tests.

It's an Online Exam open to all class 1 to 10 students. Students have to register themselves online at istse.org.

ISTSE is committed to the fair conduction of the examination. We are the first and only online talent exams for school kids with anti-cheating tools to prevent any malpractice during the exam. Our exam system is equipped with an advanced AI-based anti-cheating module, advanced software tools and manual monitoring to support fair conduction of the examination.

Students have to appear in the exam from their home Students should have access to a laptop/desktop/tablet/smartphone with a webcam and live internet connection to appear in this exam. Click HERE for System Compatibility Check.

16% of marks are reserved for fair participation in the exam. The "Fair Play / Practice" scores will be calculated with an AI-enabled tool and manual monitoring of the participants during the exam.

Thirty minutes video interview of 100 marks will be conducted for top 10 marks holders to decide the top 10 ranks.

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.

Exam Duration: 60 minutes, No of questions: 35 questions for students from class 1 to 4, 50 questions for students from class 5 to 10

Syllabus: Question papers will be comprised of questions from Mental & Logical Ability (9%), Mathematics (24%), Science (24%), English (12%) and Scholars Section (15%). Additionally, 16% of marks are reserved for Fair Play / Practice. For the detailed syllabus click HERE

Negative Marking: There is a negative marking for each wrong answer.

Online Exam Dates:

  • For Class 1-5: 22nd May 2022
  • For Class 6-10: 15th May 2022

Exam Fees: INR 399/-, With Late Fees INR 449/-

Last Date of Registration: Limited seats available

Each registered student will get three online mock test papers for practice. Mock tests can be tried using a smartphone, tabs or computer. But for the final exam, you will need a desktop/laptop/tablet with a web camera and live internet connection.

Click below to Register for Online Olympiad / Scholarship / Talent Search Exam (ISTSE)

Exam Details ( Paper-based/online - Through school )

The ISTSE is an advanced test that challenges students to apply their learning and thinking by answering challenging questions, which are not usually asked in standard tests.

It's a Paper-based/online Exam open to all classes 1 to 10 students studying in participating school

Paper-based ISTSE exam is conducted through school. Students have to fill the form in the school, and the exam will be conducted inside-school campus during school hours. If the school is conducting an online exam, then The test link will be available on the communicated date & time, and the students can appear in the exam online from the comfort of their home.

Medals, Cash Prizes and Scholarship for each Participating School: Student has better opportunity to earn Medals, Cash Prizes and Scholarships.

If you are a student and want to participate in the paper-based/online ISTSE exam, please contact your school teacher. They will be able to provide you examination form.

Paper-based /online Indian School Talent Search Exam (ISTSE) is a single paper exam of eighty-four (84) marks. Question papers will contain questions from Mental & Logical Ability, Mathematics, Science and English.

Exam Duration: 60 minutes, No of questions: 35 questions for students from class 1 to 4, 50 questions for students from class 5 to 10

Syllabus: Question papers will be comprising of questions from Mental & Logical Ability (Class 1-4: 12% / Class 5-10: 9%), Mathematics (24%), Science (24%), English (Class 1-4: 20% / Class 6-10: 18%) and Scholars Section (Class 1-4: 20% / Class 6-10: 25%). For detailed syllabus click click HERE

Negative Marking: There is a negative marking for each wrong answer.

Thirty minutes video interview of 100 marks will be conducted for top 10 marks holders to decide the top 10 ranks.

Exam Fees: INR 200/-

Paper-based /online Exam Dates:

  • For Class 1-5: 22nd May 2022
  • For Class 6-10: 15th May 2022

Medals and Cash Prizes to Class Toppers of each School. Based on the number of participating students. For details, please check the Awards and Ranking Criteria.

Scholarships to School Toppers of each School. Based on the number of participating students. For details, please check the Awards and Ranking Criteria.

Please click the link below to register your school for the ISTSE exam if you are a school representative.