Tessellate 2020 



Chennai Mathematical Institute is back with the unique examination for high school and college students, S.T.E.M.S. (Scholastic Test of Excellence in Mathematical Sciences)

S.T.E.M.S, as a part of our 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 as you can attempt it from anywhere and make use of books and online resources!



School: Class 8 onwards
College: Undergraduate courses and above
Based on their academic year, students are divided into the following sections:

  • S.T.E.M.S. Mathematics - 
    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 - 
    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 - 
    Section A - Class 12 and below
    Section B - Undergraduate 1st year and above



The top 50 students across streams are eligible for

Invitation to participate in a 3 day camp at CMI in February (all expenses covered).
S.T.E.M.S merchandise and academic books.

Exam Schedule and Dates

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST, i.e. GMT + 5:30)

1. S.T.E.M.S. Computer Science - Saturday, 25th January 2020 (12:00 to 15:00)

2. S.T.E.M.S. Physics - Saturday, 25th January 2020 (16:00 to 19:00)

3. S.T.E.M.S. Mathematics - Sunday, 26th January 2020 (12:00 to 18:00)



1. The solutions have to be submitted in electronic formats, scanned copies or clear photographs of the answer sheets. They have to be mailed to tessellate.cmi@gmail.com from your registered email ID strictly before the ending time.

2. Students are allowed to refer to books and online resources to solve the problems.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Submissions made after the deadline will not be accepted.


Sample Papers

Computer Science Category A Sample Paper

Computer Science Category B Sample Paper

Mathematics- Category A- Sample Paper

Mathematics- Category B- Sample Paper

Mathematics- Category C- Sample Paper

Physics- Category A- Sample Paper

Physics- Category B- Sample Paper

Physics- Category C- Sample Paper



Computer Science Syllabus

Mathematics Syllabus

Physics Syllabus



The examination fee is Rs. 200 per subject.

Enter all the essential details during the online registration page.


Register Now and get ready for some science!