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Know all about IAPT National Standard Examination in Chemistry and Biology

IAPT in collaboration with Chemistry Teachers Association and Biology Teachers Association conducts National Standard Examination for Chemistry and Biology. Students can check here all about examinations NSEC and NSEB including exam dates, eligibility, participation, and exam pattern.

Apr 25, 2018 18:20 IST
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National Standard Examination in Chemistry and Biology
National Standard Examination in Chemistry and Biology

National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC) and National Standard Examination in Biology (NSEB) are conducted in collaboration of Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT) and Association of Teachers in Biological Sciences (ATBS). The students appearing in these exams are eligible for Indian National Olympiads that are conducted to shortlist students who will represent India at International Science Olympiad.  National Standard Examination in these subjects is conducted at regional levels and students who want to participate need to fulfil the eligibility criteria as mentioned by the exam conducting authority.

Students can check here all about NSEC and NSEB including eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern, centres and selection criteria as mentioned here –  

Key Features of NSEC and NSEB by IAPT –

Conducted by –Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT) and Association of Teachers in Biological Sciences (ATBS)

Exam level – National Level

Objective – Selection in International Science Olympiad

Exam mode – Pen-Paper mode

Classes – For student below class 12

 

Important Dates for IAPT NSEB and NSEC

Events

Dates

Applications begins

Third week of September every year

National Standard Examination dates

Last week of November

Result for shortlisted students

By December

IAPT NSEC and NSEB Eligibility –

The eligibility criteria for NSEC and NSEB is as mentioned below –

  • Students must be Indian National only
  • Students must be between 15-20 years
  • They should not have completed or studying in class 12th before 30 November as in the year of examination
  • They must not have taken or been planning to take admission in any University in the following year of the Olympiad
  • Must not be appearing in NSE Junior Science in the same year of examination

National Standard Examination in Physics

How to participate in NSE for Chemistry and Biology?

  • Students who wish to appear for National Standard Examination for Chemistry/Biology need to register through their Schools only at the registered regional centres only
  • Students have to pay Rs. 100 (in cash) as an application fee for registration

Exam Pattern of NSEC:

Exam Timings – 11.00 am to 1.00 pm (tentative)

Duration of Exam – Two hours

Test paper Level/ Syllabus – below CBSE Class 12th syllabus for chemistry subject

Test medium/ language – English and Hindi (as requested during registration)

Type of questions –Multiple Choices Questions

Total number of questions – 80

Total Marks – 240 marks

Marking Scheme: 3 marks for each question and in case of incorrect attempt one mark is done

Exam Pattern of NSEB:

Exam Timings – 01.30 pm to 3.30 pm (tentative)

Duration of Exam – Two hours

Test paper Level/ Syllabus – below CBSE Class 12th syllabus for biology subject

Test medium/ language – English and Hindi

Type of questions – Objective type

Total number of questions – 80 MCQs

Total Marks – 240 marks

Marking Scheme: 3 marks for each question and -1 for each incorrect attempt

Difference between Scholarship and Fellowship

IAPT NSEC and NSEB Exam Cities:

S. No.

Exam City

Total Number of Exam Centres

1.

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

215

2.

Assam

12

3.

Arunachal Pradesh

03

4.

Bihar

10

5.

Chandigarh

12

6.

Chhattisgarh

21

7.

Delhi

54

8.

Gujarat

44

9.

Goa

05

10.

Himachal Pradesh

14

11.

Haryana

37

12.

Jharkhand

20

13.

Jammu and Kashmir

37

14.

Karnataka

63

15.

Kerala

36

16.

Maharashtra

163

17.

Madhya Pradesh

56

18.

North Eastern states

09

19.

Odisha

29

20.

Punjab

36

21.

Puducherry                                                  

03

22.

Rajasthan

42

23.

Tamilnadu

20

34.

Uttrakhand

32

35.

Uttar Pradesh

114

36.

West Bengal

50

IAPT NSEC and NCEB Selection Process:

National Standard Examination is the first stage for International Science Olympiad (ISO).  The selection of participating students is made on below mentioned factors–

  • Eligibility of the students
  • Merit Scores of the students in the qualifying examinations
  • Proportional representation clause
  • Minimum representation clause
  • Previous International representation clause
  • Minimum total number clause (Maximum students for INO should be 300 only)

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Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on last year’s IAPT information brochure for NSEC and NSEC. The information will be updated as and when the updated brochure is available in September 2018.

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