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Know all about IAPT National Standard Examination in Chemistry and Biology

Apr 25, 2018 18:20 IST
    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

      Score more than expected marks in exams

    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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