NSTSE stands for National-level Science Talent Search Examination. It is a scientifically designed, skill-based assessment developed in India for Indian schools. The assessment is done after a detailed study of the syllabi of the Central and various State Boards. Rather than testing rote learning, the assessment is based on how well SKILLS and CONCEPTS underlying the school syllabus have been learnt by the student. The assessment provides information on the strengths and weaknesses of individual students and also of the entire class. This test has found wide acceptance among the student community and is proving to be an effective method of assessment.