NSEC 2021-2022

The NSEC Examination is jointly conducted by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education and the Indian Association of Physics Teachers. This test is held every year in November, and numerous examination centres are designated for its administration. The National Science Education Center promotes chemistry as a topic and aims to foster interest in it. The NSEC encourages students’ achievements, depending on their examination results.

Students interested in participating in NSEC 2021-2022 should read the article below for all the necessary information on the NSEC application form, eligibility, exam pattern, curriculum, and rewards.

NSEC 2021-22: Examination Dates

Event Date  (Tentative)
Enrollment for NSEC-2022  31 October 2021
NSEC exam date 20 March 2022

Application Form for NSEC 2021-2022

Every year, during the month of September (except this year due to the Coronavirus), the NSEC application form is accessible. The NSEC Application Form is available both online and offline. For the above-mentioned time period, the NSEC application form will be accessible at separate NSE Centres. Please follow the instructions below to obtain your own copy of the NSEC Application Form:

  1. Find the NSE Center closest to you: The first step is to find the nearest NSE Center. Over the last few years, IAPT has opened over a thousand centres around the country. Each centre’s name, address, and phone number is included in a PDF file here.
  2. Filling out the NSEC Application Form is the second step. You can get the NSEC Application Form from the Centre Coordinator, when you’ve found an NSE Centre and filled it out.

Exam Pattern for NSEC 2021-22

The Indian National Olympiad will be formed by combining the first two levels of the NSEC/IOQA examinations into a single stage (IOQA). According to the IAPT, each test will consist of a single examination with two sections that will be taken in one sitting.

Part-I NSE (National Standard Examination) Duration: 75 minutes Question Type: Objective-type questions to be answered on an OMR sheet
Part-II INO (Indian National Olympiad) Duration: 120 minutes Question Type: Students are asked to write a detailed answer on an answer booklet.
  • Exam Timings – 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.
  • Duration of Exam – Two hours.
  • Test Paper Level/ Syllabus – Below CBSE Class 12 syllabus for the Chemistry subject.
  • Test Medium/ Language – English and Hindi (as chosen during the registration process).
  • Type of Questions – Multiple-choices Questions.
  • Total Number of Questions – 80.
  • Total Marks – 240 marks.
  • Scheme of the Marks – 3 marks are awarded for each question and in case of an incorrect attempt, one mark is deducted.

Syllabus for the 2021-2022 Session of the NSEC

The syllabus has still not been confirmed by the organisers, but based on previous examinations and the syllabus that was followed, we can fairly claim that students can follow the syllabus for grades 11 and 12. All of the chapters that should be covered for the test are listed below:

Class 11 Chapters
  • Some basic concepts of Chemistry
  • Structure of Atoms
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • States of Matter: Solid, Liquid and Gas
  • Chemical thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reaction
  • Hydrogen
  • S-block Elements
  • P- block Elements
  • Organic Chemistry: Some Basic principles and techniques
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Environmental Chemistry
Class 12 Chapters
  • Solid State
  • Solutions
  • ElectroChemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of elements
  • P-block elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Alcohol, Phenols and Ethers
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Amines
  • Biomolecules
  • Polymers
  • Chemistry in everyday life

NSEC 2021-2022 Session Eligibility Criteria

This test is for Indian students who have studied Chemistry and excelled in it. This test is taken by students in higher secondary school, and the organisers have designated roughly 850 centres in various towns, cities, and villages to make the examination procedure easier. Students must meet the following qualifying requirements:

  • Students must be able to get an Indian passport.
  • Students must have been born between July 1, 2001, and June 30, 2006, inclusive.
  • They must have lived and studied in India since November 30, 2018, or earlier, OR they must have attended an Indian educational system since November 30, 2018, or earlier.
  • The Class XII board examinations must not have been passed (or finished) in 2021.
  • They are not permitted to take any NSEJS 2020 tests.
  • They must not have started (or plan to start) studies at a university or equivalent institution by June 1, 2021

Chemistry Olympiad Stages

The phases of the Chemistry Olympiad are as follows:

  • National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC).
  • Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (INChO).
  • Orientation cum Selection camp of Chemistry (OSC).
  • Pre-departure Training camp for INChO (PDT).
  • Participation in the International Chemistry Olympiad.

Frequently Asked Questions on NSEC 2021-2022

How to prepare effectively for NSEC?

In this test, time will not be a barrier; students can begin with inorganic chemistry and then go on to organic chemistry. Learn all of the laboratory conditions of organic chemistry processes, such as catalyst names, temperature, and pressure. Since the subjects in inorganic chemistry are quite volatile, you should go through the whole NCERT curriculum.

What is NSEC?

The National Standard Examination in Chemistry, or NSEC, is an examination in chemistry for students in India’s higher secondary schools. The test is generally held in late November. This test is overseen by the Indian Association of Chemistry Teachers. More than 30,000 pupils, the majority of whom are in Class 12, take this exam.

What is the significance of NSEC?

The NSEC test is a higher-level examination that is intended to be taken by students in their senior year of high school. NSEC is significant since it is the first level that students must pass in order to compete in the International Chemistry Olympiad. IAPT holds this exam to assess students’ chemistry knowledge in order to pick the top candidates to represent India at the world level. Students must pay a one-time registration fee in order to get their admission cards.

Is it possible for me to immediately compete in the International Chemistry Olympiad?

No, a student who has not completed the several phases of testing that lead to IMO selection would not be permitted to represent India abroad. If a student wishes to participate in IMO, he or she must first pass the NSEC exam. Students who pass the tests will be allowed to join the training camp.

Is it possible for me to take the NSEC in 2021?

Students who meet the following conditions are eligible to take the NSEC in 2021:
Students must be able to get an Indian passport.
Students must have been born between July 1, 2001, and June 30, 2006, inclusive.
They must have lived and studied in India since November 30, 2018, or earlier, OR they must have attended an Indian educational system since November 30, 2018, or earlier.
Class 12 board exams must not have been passed (or finished) in 2021.
They are not permitted to take any NSEJS 2020 tests.

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