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.