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Know all about National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP)

Apr 25, 2018 17:48 IST
    National Standard Examination in Physics
    National Standard Examination in Physics

    National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) is conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) to select students for International level Science Olympiad.  The students who are interested to participate in International Science Olympiad have to go through different levels of examination and NSEP is the first stage for selecting eligible and qualified students. NSEP is conducted at regional level by all participating states and UTs.

    In this article, students can check all about the National Standard Examination for Physics (NSEP) including eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern, centres and selection criteria.

    Key Features of NSEP:

    Conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT)

    Exam level National Level

    Objective Selection in International Science Olympiad

    Exam mode Pen-Paper mode

    Classes – For student below class 12

    Junior Science Talent Search Scholarship Exam

    Important Dates for NSEP:

    Events

    Dates

    Applications for NSEP begins

    In September every year

    National Standard Examination for Physics (for all regions)

    In November

    Result for shortlisted students

    By December

    NSEP Eligibility:

    The eligibility criteria for NSEP 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

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    How to participate in NSEP:

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

    Exam Pattern of National Standard Examination for Physic:

    NSEP is conducted to assess conceptual understanding of students in Physics and the test paper is designed as under –

    Exam Timings – 8:30 am to 10:30 am (tentative)

    Duration of Exam – Two hours

    Test paper Level/ Syllabus – CBSE Class 12th syllabus

    Test medium/ language – English and language as requested by student from Hindi, Bangla and Gujarati (during registration only)

    Type of questions – Objective type with multiple choices

    Sections – Two parts 

    Total number of questions – 70 MCQs

    Total Marks – 240 marks

    NSEP Weightage –   

    Features

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Questions

    60 questions

    10 questions

    Marks

    3 marks each

    6 marks each

    Marking Scheme

    1 mark deducted for each incorrect attempt

    No negative marking in case of wrong attempts

    Total

    180

    60

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    NSEP 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

    NSEP Selection Process:

    NSEP is the first stage exam for short listing students for Indian National Science Olympiad (INO).  And the selection is done on the following 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 NSEP. The information will be updated as and when the updated brochure is available in September 2018.

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