National Assessment for Scientific
Temperament & Aptitude

NASTA 2023

The National Assessment for Scientific Temperament & Aptitude (NASTA) is a comprehensive assessment designed to evaluate the scientific temperament and aptitude of students in classes 5 to 12. It is an important initiative undertaken by CSIR-NIScPR and NCPL to promote scientific thinking, curiosity, and analytical skills among young minds.

The primary objective of NASTA is to assess students' scientific temperament, which refers to their inclination and attitude towards scientific knowledge, reasoning, and the ability to apply scientific principles in real-life situations. It aims to identify students who exhibit a strong scientific temperament and provide them with opportunities to further develop their scientific aptitude.

The NASTA assessment is typically conducted through a standardized assessment format, which includes multiple-choice questions. The results provide valuable insights into students' scientific temperament and aptitude, helping educators and policymakers identify areas of improvement and implement targeted interventions to enhance science education.

  • NASTA assess a comprehensive, integrated approach in mapping the scientific temperament of young brains.
  • Building a concept to develop an understanding of the scientific aspects of nature.
  • To help the student identify their hidden talent and provides a platform for self-assessment.
  • Mapping and help nurturing the scientific aptitude among students.

  • Identify learning outcome levels of students in India and abroad.
  • Comprehensive advisory for students/parents which will help in identifying the areas of strength.
  • Data and Analytics will support policymakers to analyze the current learner's level.
  • Support schools to provide an enabling environment to identify students with unique skills.
  • Help nurture their skills/talents by creating District KAMP-Junior Scientist Club.
  • Support policymakers to take necessary curricular reforms.

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