Scholastic Test of Excellence in Mathematical Sciences

Inspired by the success of the maiden edition last year, Chennai Mathematical Institute is back with the unique examination for high school and college students, S.T.E.M.S.

S.T.E.M.S. (Scholastic Test of Excellence in Mathematical Sciences), as a part of the college fest Tessellate, is a nationwide contest in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, which gives students an opportunity to show off their problem-solving skills, win exciting prizes and attend a 3-day camp at CMI.

The exam is one of its kind, you can attempt it from anywhere! Moreover, you can make use of books and online resources!

Register Here!

Exam Schedule and Dates

All times mentioned are in IST (GMT +5:30).

  • 12th January 2019 (12:00 PM to 03:00 PM) - S.T.E.M.S. Physics
  • 12th January 2019 (04:00 PM to 07:00 PM) - S.T.E.M.S. Computer Science
  • 13th January 2019 (12:00 PM to 06:00 PM) - S.T.E.M.S. Mathematics

  • Registration close - 10th January 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • S.T.E.M.S. Camp at CMI - 8th February to 10th February 2019

Exam Syllabus and Sample Papers

For a detailed syllabus and study materials refer to:
For last year's question papers go here.
The first set of sample papers has been released. Access them HERE.

Preparation Lectures at CMI

As a part of the STEMS campaign, we will be organizing lectures by professors and students of the institute on weekends. The intended audience consists of local students, from schools all over Chennai.
There is no fee for attending these lectures.

The lecture series begins on Sunday 14th October 2018.
Lectures will be organised every Sunday, they will also be recorded and uploaded to Tessellate's YouTube channel 'Tessellate CMI' for students in other parts of the country.

If you're a school in Chennai and wish to send your students to attend these lectures, contact us at , or the contact numbers mentioned at the bottom of this page.

The schedule has been published partially. Access the schedule HERE.

The location of our campus can be found here.

  • The CMI campus is in SIPCOT IT Park, opposite TCS Siruseri. It can be accessed by road via the OMR and then taking a right turn at Siruseri towards SIPCOT IT Park.
  • To use public transport you can board 570S, 102CT or any other bus with destination Siruseri IT Park and get down at TCS Gate 1.
  • Alternatively, you can board a bus going to Kelambakkam and get down at SIPCOT Gate, from where you can catch an auto to CMI.
The postal address for correspondence is:

Chennai Mathematical Institute
H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri, Chennai - 603103
Ph. No.: (044) 7196-1000

Exam Pattern

The papers will be made available as soon as the exam commences and submissions will be accepted via email. The format of the exam paper follows after the name of every subject. Based on their academic year, students are divided into the following sections -

  • S.T.E.M.S. Mathematics - (15 Objective + 6 Subjective)
    Section A - Class 10 and below
    Section B - Class 11, Class 12, Undergraduate 1st year
    Section C - Undergraduate 2nd year and above
  • S.T.E.M.S. Physics - (15 Objective + 6 Subjective)
    Section A - Class 10 and below
    Section B - Class 11, Class 12, Undergraduate 1st year
    Section C - Undergraduate 2nd year and above
  • S.T.E.M.S. Computer Science - (15 Objective + 6 Subjective)
    Section A - Class 12 and below
    Section B - Undergraduate 1st year and above
A total of 50 candidates with exceptional performance among all the examinees will be chosen for the camp at Chennai Mathematical Institute in February.


  • The solutions have to be submitted in electronic formats, scanned copies or clear photographs of the answer sheets. They have to be mailed to from your registered email ID strictly before the ending time.
  • Students are allowed to refer to books and online resources to solve the problems.
  • The problems should not be uploaded on any forums or websites for discussion during exam time. Any case of misconduct will not be shown the slightest compassion.
  • Your solutions must be strictly original. There might be an interview for confirmation after the selection is made. In case of any discrepancies, the submission of the student in question will be invalidated.
  • Submissions made after the deadline will not be accepted.


  • The examination fee is ₹100 per subject.
  • Enter all the essential details during the online registration page.
Register Here!

Contact Details

For any clarifications required, you can reach us at . Alternatively, you may contact: