NASTA

NASTA Framework


NASTA-NOVA

  • Paper: 1 Paper Test
  • Eligibility: All students of State Board Schools/institutions
  • Paper Language: English, Hindi or other Regional Languages
  • Registration Fee:
    • Self-Financed Schools/institutions: Rs. 300/- per student
    • Govt./Govt. Aided Schools/institutions: Rs. 200/- per student
5th to 10th
DURATION SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS
90 minutes Science 20 20
Mathematics 20 20
IT/Computers 10 10
EVS/Humanities 15 15
Aptitude/Reasoning 15 15
Grand Total 80 80
11th & 12th/ Pre-Graduate & Non Collegiate Students
DURATION SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS
90 minutes Aptitude & Career Advisory Test 80 80

NASTA-RIGEL

5th to 10th
  • Paper: 2 Paper Test
  • Eligibility: All students of CBSE/ICSE Board Schools/institutions
  • Paper Language: English, Hindi or other Regional Languages
  • Registration Fee:
    • Self-Financed Schools/institutions: Rs. 400/- per student
    • Govt./Govt. Aided Schools/institutions: Rs. 300/- per student

PAPER 1

CLASS SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS
5th to 8th
(90 minutes)
Science 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Grand Total 60 60
CLASS SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS
9th to 10th
(90 minutes)
Science 40 40
Mathematics 40 40
Grand Total 80 80

PAPER 2

CLASS SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS
5th to 10th
(90 minutes)
IT/Computers 20 20
EVS/Humanities 20 20
Aptitude/Reasoning 20 20
Grand Total 60 60
11th & 12th/ Pre-Graduate & Non Collegiate Students
  • Paper: 1 Paper Test
  • Eligibility: All students of CBSE/ICSE Board Schools/ institutions/ Pre graduation students of ITI/ Polytechnic and other education institutions
  • Paper Language: English, Hindi or other Regional Languages
  • Registration Fee:
    • Self-Financed Schools/institutions: Rs. 400/- per student
    • Govt./Govt. Aided Schools/institutions and Pre graduation students of ITI/Polytechnic and other central/state govt. education institutions: Rs. 300/- per student
CLASS SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS
11th to 12th
(90 minutes)
Aptitude & Career Advisory Test 80 80

NASTA-UNICORN

5th to 10th
  • Paper: 4 Paper Test
  • Eligibility: Other International Boards
  • Paper Language: English, Hindi or other Regional Languages
  • Registration Fee:
    • Self-Financed Schools/institutions: Rs. 600/- per student
    • Govt./Govt. Aided Schools/institutions: Rs. 500/- per student

PAPER 1

DURATION SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS
90 minutes Science 60 60
Grand Total 60 60

PAPER 2

DURATION SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS
90 minutes EVS/Humanities 60 60
Grand Total 60 60

PAPER 3

DURATION SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS
90 minutes Mathematics 60 60
Grand Total 60 60

PAPER 4

DURATION SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS
90 minutes IT/Computers 40 40
Aptitude/Reasoning 20 20
Grand Total 60 60
11th & 12th/ Pre-Graduate & Non Collegiate Students
  • Paper: 1 Paper Test
  • Eligibility: Other International Boards/ Pre graduation students of ITI/Polytechnic and other education institutions
  • Paper Language: English, Hindi or other Regional Languages
  • Registration Fee:
    • Self-Financed Schools/institutions: Rs. 600/- per student
    • Govt./Govt. Aided Schools/institutions: Rs. 500/- per student
DURATION SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS
120 minutes Aptitude & Career Advisory Test 120 120
Grand Total 120 120

Development of NASTA Framework

The National Assessment for Scientific temperament and Aptitude (NASTA) framework describes what skills and knowledge should be assessed in each subject area. The framework is developed by Academic Sub-Committee of KAMP Planning and Monitoring committee (KPMC) and individual assessment questions are developed, reviewed, and refined by educators, and experts. Survey questionnaires are also developed and administered as part of NASTA to contextualize the assessment results with student educational experiences.

The Academic-Sub Committee of KPMC is responsible for developing both the framework and test specifications that serve as the blueprint for the assessment. For each framework, the Academic-Sub Committee works with a committee of subject matter experts, practitioners, and members of the general public—including researchers, educators, business leaders, and policymakers—to develop a rich and rigorous set of standards that define what students should know and be able to do in a particular subject. In order to measure trends in student performance, NASTA frameworks are designed to remain stable for as long as possible.

At the same time, the framework is responsive to changes in national and international standards and curricula. Without advocating any particular approach to instruction, NASTA frameworks provide a starting point for constructive conversations about high-quality educational standards and assessments.

KAMP Planning and Monitoring Committee formed by CSIR-NISTADS approves all final frameworks and test specifications.

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