NSTSE Syllabus 2020
1. How Many Marks Does Each Question in NSTSE Carry?
Answer: The syllabus and integration of chapters in the NSTSE 2020 exam increase as the classes ascend. But the marks allotment for every question remains the same. One question from a 3rd standard’s paper and that of a 12th standard’s paper carries the same marks.
Each question in NSTSE carries 1 mark irrespective of subject and standard. The Critical Thinking section is of 5 marks, for every class. The Mathematics section carries 25 marks, except for classes 11-12 PCB where Biology carries 25 marks. Science section, in general, is of 30 marks, in the case of PCM and PCB, Physics and Chemistry carry 15 marks each.
2. How Different is the NSTSE Syllabus of PCB from PCM?
Answer: The NSTSE syllabus of the PCB and PCM is very similar. Class 11-12 PCB has Critical Thinking, Physics and Chemistry, and Biology while PCM has Mathematics instead of Biology.
All the topics under Physics, Chemistry, and Critical Thinking are the same. As it is expected the PCB aspirants will have to study the Biology part and the PCM aspirants, Mathematics. Both the Mathematics part of PCM and the Biology part of PCB is more elaborate and lengthier than the other subjects, but it is important to focus on all the subjects equally.