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SBSTSE is a single level examination, open to all the students of class 1 to 10. Question paper will comprise of Mental & Logical Ability, Mathematics, Science and English questions. SBSTSE exam is conducted separately online for direct/individual candidates.
SBSTSE - Online (For direct/individual candidates): Smart School Talent Search Exam (SBSTSE) online is India’s favorite and most popular online examination. This exam is conducted for the students of class 1 to 10. Any student can participate in this exam as it is open to all.
SBSTSE – Online School-based (Only through Schools): School-based SBSTSE exam is conducted through school. Students have to fill the form in the school and exam will be conducted inside-school campus during school hours.
If you are a student and want to participate in the School-based SBSTSE exam, please contact your school teacher. They will be able to provide you examination form.
If you represent a school and want to conduct SBSTSE exam at your school, please register your school by clicking here.

Yes, this is the best part of SBSTSE - Online exam. You can directly register and give the exam from your home. To give SBSTSE exam, you need a desktop or laptop or tablet with webcam and internet connection.

To participate in the SBSTSE-online exam, it is compulsory for you to have access to a computer (laptop or desktop) / tablet with a web camera and internet (speed > 512kbps) connection. Click here check if your computer/tablet can be used to appear in SBSTSE Online Exam. Please run this test on the computer/tablet you are planning to use for giving the SBSTSE Online exam.
Important instruction about the exam is provided in the “SBSTSE Online: Summer 2020 Exam - Detailed Instruction” document.

It is not exactly level -2 exams but, video interview of 100 marks will be conducted for top 10 marks holders to decide the top 10 ranks.

Smart School Talent Search Exam (SBSTSE) - online is committed towards the fair conduction of the examination. We are the first and only online talent exams for school kids with AI-enabled anti-cheating tools to prevent any malpractice during the exam. SBSTSE 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.
Video interview of 100 marks will be conducted for top 10 marks holders to decide the top 10 ranks.

Video interview of 100 marks will be conducted for top 10 marks holders to decide the top 10 ranks.
In Interview, marks will be awarded for:
number of questions answered correctly.

quality of the answer

ability to interpret the question.

faster response time for answering each question.

Note: Every question did not carry the same weightage.
In Interview, marks will be deducted for:
number of prompts required to answer a question correctly.

incorrect or shortness or vagueness of answer.

malpractice or cheating or prompt by other person during the interview

Note: Marks will not be affected by fluency in English or poor internet.

To evaluate subjective questions, we look for keywords in the answer. The answer to each subjective question should contain these keywords.
For example, if the question is 'What is photosynthesis?" then, keywords will be "sunlight", "carbon dioxide", "chlorophyll", "oxygen".
If the student uses only two keywords, he/she will get marks only for those keywords. Some keywords have more weightage than others based on their importance.

Smart School Talent Search Exam (SBSTSE) is conducted separately online for direct/individual candidates and School-based only through schools.
Register for SBSTSE-Online (for direct/individual candidates): Click here login/Signup to register for online exam.
Register for SBSTSE-School-based (only through schools): If you are a student and want to participate in the School-based SBSTSE exam, please contact your school teacher. They will be able to provide you examination form. If you represent a school and want to conduct SBSTSE exam at your school by clicking here.

You can win a scholarship of @1500/- per month for 12 months by participating in SBSTSE. Click Award Details.

SBSTSE exam is conducted on the defined syllabus, which is almost similar to your school syllabus. Please visit syllabus page to get the detailed syllabus.

Yes, “Smart School Talent Search Exam - Online” (SBSTSE-online) is an online scholarship exam conducted for kids studying in class 1 to 10. This exam is open for all the students. You can directly / individually register yourself for visiting here.

To participate in the SBSTSE-online exam, it is compulsory for you to have access to a laptop or desktop or tablet with a web camera and internet(speed > 512kbps) connection. Click HERE for System Compatibility

No. For taking the exam, you should have a computer/tablet, a web-camera and internet connection. If you do not have a web camera, you can rent it from your nearest cyber cafe for a day.

No. Examination should be taken through a desktop or laptop or tablet with a web-camera and good internet connection. Although, you can attempt the mock tests from a mobile phone.

Our first preference will be that you should appear for the exam from your home. If however, you plan on taking the exam from a cyber cafe, you must first make sure that the computer is eligible for taking up the exam. To check if you can appear in the exam through the machine, please click on the Check Your System link from the cybercafé computer. Register yourself only after getting the confirmation.

In case you are facing issue while running the system test, please contact support at
+91-9644889644.

School-based SBSTSE exam is conducted through school. Students have to fill the form in the school and exam will be conducted inside-school campus during school hours.
If you are a student and want to participate in the School-based SBSTSE exam, please contact your school teacher. They will be able to provide you examination form.
If you represent a school and want to conduct SBSTSE exam at your school, please register your school by clicking HERE.

Below is the last date of registration for SBSTSE exams:
Smart School Talent Search Exam - Online (For direct/individual candidates): Shown in Latest News Scroll, Limited seats available

Smart School Talent Search Exam (SBSTSE) Exam Dates:
SBSTSE - Online (For direct/individual candidates):
Class 1 to 5: Soon (Shown in Latest News Scroll)

Class 6 to 10: Soon (Shown in Latest News Scroll)

You can make payment online during filling your registration form.

Note: Please mention your mobile number in the transaction details. After transfer please send transaction details as an email to info@sbste.org with your name, mobile number, student's name and student's class.