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National Scholarship Test for UPSC CSE 2024

India's Largest Online Scholarship Test for IAS*
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90% Scholarship

Last date to register : 1702773000000

  • DATE
  • TIME
    2 hours

Test Details



General Studies


Online Test

Why should you take BNST | IAS?

Each year, nearly 8-10 lakh aspirants apply for the Civil Services Exam. But, only a few hundreds make the cut. Aspirants fail to clear the exam, not because of lack of potential but because of lack of proper guidance.
BYJU’s provides you a complete Roadmap to clear the Civil Services Exam, handholding you throughout the process.
The scholarship test will enable us to identify your strengths, weak points, and problem areas for designing a personalised study plan that suits your needs.
  • BYJU'S National Scholarship Test for IAS is for those who want to clear the Civil Services Exam in one attempt but are clueless as to how to begin the preparation.
  • India’s trusted name in IAS coaching helps you identify your strengths and areas of improvement to crack all the three levels of the UPSC Civil Services Exam.
  • Expert faculty and mentors will provide personalised counselling based on your performance in the scholarship test.
  • First hand guidance will be provided for selection of Optional subject. Your performance in the test can help you earn the BYJU’S Scholarship.

Test Highlights


BYJU'S Scholarship Programme

Upto 90% scholarships will be awarded based on the performance in the Scholarship Test. Work hard!


UPSC Academics Counselling

A detailed discussion will help you navigate through the challenges during the preparation.


Detailed Assessment Report

Complete analysis of your Strength & Areas of improvement



Your All India Rank and Subject wise analysis

How to Register


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Analyse your strengths and key areas of improvement.
  2. Benchmark themselves against other students at All-India Level.
  3. Understand the entire process, requirements and pattern of the UPSC Civil Services Exam
  4. Understand the gaps in your preparation and take corrective actions.
  5. Find answers to all your doubts and queries regarding the UPSC Civil Services Exam.
  6. A complete Exam Guide to prepare for the UPSC Civil Services Exam.
BNST-IAS is free and open to all the aspirants.
Register online at with a valid mobile number.

Total Duration of Test: 2 hour

Total Number of Questions: 100

Section No. Of Ques Time Limit
Polity 15 No Limit
Geography 15 No Limit
Economy 15 No Limit
History 15 No Limit
Science and Technology and Environment 15 No Limit
Current Affairs 25 No Limit


  1. Current events of national and international importance.
  2. History of India and Indian National Movement.
  3. Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  4. Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  5. Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  6. General issues on Environmental ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
  7. General Science.
  1. Every correct answer gets +2 marks.
  2. There is a penalty of -0.67 for each incorrect answer.
  3. There is no penalty for unattempted questions.
Scholarships will be awarded based on the performance in BNST | IAS. Work hard!
  1. BNST | IAS has to be taken online. The test will be conducted on the BYJU'S website on .
  2. To login students must use their mobile number and the system generated password.
  3. Students must save and continue during the test, and submit only when they have attempted the complete assessment.
BNST | IAS can be taken on any Laptop, Desktop, Mobile Phone or Tablet. For best user experience, we recommend an updated Chrome browser.
Kindly check your device, browser and your internet connection to make sure you get a hassle free testing experience.
The link to start the test will remain active for 30 mins post the scheduled start time. Please login within this window to avail the full test duration for attempting the test.
In case of disconnection due to internet problems and power failure, the test will resume from where you left.
BNST | IAS is online. You can choose any place as per your convenience to login on your phone, tablet or laptop to appear for the test.
Any Android, iOS, Windows or Mac device supporting a modern browser can be used to appear in the exam.
However, desktops and laptops are preferred as they offer stable internet connectivity and an easier user interface to take an online test.
Only way to login is using a registered Mobile number and a system generated password. You can click on forgot password to resend the password to you.
Send an email to if you're unable to access the test with your registered mobile number.
No. A student can avail only one scholarship or discount at a time. Lowest calculated fee after availing a scholarship/discount will be applicable. Scholarship/discount will only be applicable on Tuition fee.
Yes. All eligible students, even BYJU'S students, can appear for BNST | IAS. But the scholarship availed can only be used for enrolling in fresh courses.
To ensure a transparent and fair experience to all participants, any attempt to change the device or browser will result in the termination of your attempt at the scholarship test.
One student can appear for the exam on only one device and one browser.Therefore, before the exam make sure your device, internet connectivity, browser, etc. are functioning properly.
Results of BNST | IAS will be announced on . We recommend you to download your assessment report at the earliest, as it will be available on the portal only for 7 days after it is published.
  1. Do not exit Full Screen (the test will end).
  2. Do not press Esc (the test will end).
  3. Alt+TAB will also end the test.
  4. Test your internet connection and browser on your device before starting the test.
  5. Do not change the browser on the device (the test will end).
  6. Do not click on any pop up on your system not related to BNST | IAS. All your activities will be tracked during the test.
  7. Do not refresh the page.
  1. Do not press Home/Back (the test will end).
  2. Do not switch OFF the device (the test will end).
  3. Please ensure that your device has enough memory and storage, battery is sufficiently charged and the internet is functioning well, before the test starts.
  4. Do not change the browser on the device (the test will end).
  5. Do not click on any pop up on your system not related to BNST | IAS. All your activities will be tracked during the test.
  6. Do not refresh the page.
Please send your queries to or call on .
Yes, the test will be available in both English and Hindi language.
BYJU'S decision on Scholarship is final. The BNST | IAS is based on Internal parameters of BYJU'S. The applicant and the applicant's parents agree that BYJU'S shall not be held responsible for any loss/damage, caused to the applicant or the applicant's parent, due to the usage or placing reliance on BNST | IAS or the BNST | IAS results for any decision being made by the applicant's parent or the applicant. Applicant and applicant's parent agree that BYJU'S may use the data submitted by the applicant for its business.

Please send your queries to or call on BNST | IAS Helpline 7829211117