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Know all about National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP)

Students wishing to participate in Indian National Olympiad in Physics by IAPT can check here all about the first stage of selection i.e. National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) including exam dates, eligibility, participation, exam pattern and selection procedure.

Apr 25, 2018 17:48 IST
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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

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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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