• How does a student benefit by participating in the NSTSE/UCO/UIEO?

    NSTSE, UEO & UIEO, curriculum-based examinations, are very useful for students who wish to assess their strengths and weaknesses in Maths, Science, Computers and English. As an integral part of the academia, these programmes will have a far-reaching effect on the competitive spirit of young minds. Based on a ‘skill blueprint’, highly experienced educational specialists develop these assessment tests. The analysis of the performance is made at individual student level, class, school and country levels.

  • Who is eligible?

    Students of classes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI (PCM), XI(PCB), XII(PCM), XII (PCB) are eligible to appear for NSTSE.

    Students of classes II-X are eligible for UCO & UIEO also.

    I am interested in taking part in the NSTSE. How will I come to know about the details of the exam ? You can contact your school’s Principal/In-charge Teacher for taking part. Your school also can participate in this examination.

  • Myself and few of my friends are interested in taking part in Unified Council’s exams, but our school has yet not received any information. What do we do ?

    Let us know the complete address of your school. We will send detailed information and registration forms to your School so that your Principal/ Teacher for external competitions can register your names for the exam. You can send complete address to

  • What is the syllabus?

    NSTSE is based on the CBSE syllabus. 85% of that syllabus is considered for setting the NSTSE Question Paper. Pre defined UCO syllabus:…… Pre defined UIEO syllabus: ….. All our question papers are suitable also for students following ICSE/ISC and various other State Board syllabi.

  • Are there any special books which the participants should refer to, for NSTSE/UEO/UIEO preparation?

    ‘Brain Mapping Academy’ (BMA), a leading publishing house, is a trend-setter in publishing books related to Talent exams and Olympiads for k-12 segment. BMA is specialised in designing thought-provoking and application-based questions. Its popular and unique series are: Talent & Olympiad exams Resource Books, IIT Foundation & Olympiad Explorer and Reasoning Trainer. Please find more details at

  • My school does not want to register for the NSTSE/UCO/UIEO, but I am very eager to write that exam. Can I do it on my own?

    You can only apply for NSTSE directly.

  • I am going to write Unified Council’s exams for the first time. Can I get sample questions?

    Sure, you can. Students desirous of referring to previous years’ Question Papers can purchase those papers : Click here to purchase model question papers

    Or previous 5 years’ question papers can be practised at

  • What is the structure and pattern of the examination ?

    There will be a different Question paper for each class. All the questions are objective-type with no negative marking for wrong answers.

  • Are NSTSE, UCO and UIEO conducted only in English ?

    Yes. The medium of conducting these exams is only English.

  • When are the results of NSTSE/UCO/UIEO declared ?

    Results of NSTSE/UCO/UIEO are declared normally 40 days after the exam date.

  • Do I have to regularly visit your website for the latest update of Unified Council activities ?

    All the important information like date, time and venue of Talent Exams, Seminars, Workshops, etc., is available on our website. So it is beneficial for you to visit our website often.

  • I am going to participate in NSTSE/UCO/UIEO. Will I get an ‘Admit Card’ ?

    Yes, you will receive your ‘Admit Card’, two weeks before the examination. In case you do not receive the ‘Admit Card’.

  • For participating in the forthcoming NSTSE/UCO/UIEO, I have given/printed my name wrongly.

    All corrections whatsoever which are liable to be made, can be carried out at the examination centre itself. Some changes may need to be supported by other documents for authentication.

  • I am an NRI willing to participate in NSTSE/UCO/UIEO, how can I participate ?

    We thank you for taking interest in NSTSE/UCO/UIEO. Venue of the NSTSE/UCO/UIEO will be respective schools (other than India). So we do not accept individual application forms.


  • Why do students of the same class with similar total marks have different National Ranks ?

    When more than one student gets an equal top score, priority for awarding rank will be according to marks acquired in the following specified order of subjects : Mathematics (Biology for PCB group), Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Questions for NSTSE. Mental ability, Reasoning, Computer and English for UCO. Vocabulary & Functional Grammar, Reading Comprehension & Interactive English for UIEO.

  • I want to know my rank at city level of NSTSE/UCO/UIEO. I could not find it on your website.

    Yes, you will receive your ‘Admit Card’, two weeks before the examination. In case you do not receive the ‘Admit Card’.

  • I am going to participate in NSTSE/UCO/UIEO. Will I get an ‘Admit Card’ ?

    We only declare All India and State/Zone Ranks. City-wise achievers of NSTSE are declared only for selected cities.

    Note :City Rank (for every Class) will be declared for the classes having a minimum participation of 500 students in a particular city.

  • Selected Cities for NSTSE:

    Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhubaneswar+Cuttack, Mohali+Panchkula, Chennai, Faridabad+Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Indore, Jalandhar, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kanpur, Kota, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida+Ghaziabad, Pune, Varanasi, Yamuna nagar+Karnal+Ambala+Kurukshetra, Vadodara and Visakhapatnam.

  • I scored All India Rank 95. Why am I not been shown in City-wise toppers’ list ?

    Yours is an All India rank (AIR), at a higher level. Your rank is based on All India Level participation while City rank is based only on a particular City level.

    Note: City-wise toppers are declared excluding top 100 All India Ranks & State Toppers.

  • I appeared for NSTSE/UCO/UIEO. Will I get a certificate ?

    We send a Participation Certificate & Student’s Performance Report only if a student has opted for the same in his application.

  • I want to get information to assess my relative performance, like maximum marks scored by topper in each class.

    You can check the same from this link.

  • What does “- -” in Rank column mean?

    The marks of a student who gets less than 30 percent are shown with “—“.