Since 1987, the National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) has been held throughout India. It is a voluntary test administered by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) that aids in the selection of candidates for the International Olympiad of Science. All the states that have participated in NSEP, as well as the UTs, conduct it on a regional level. Students are permitted to take the question paper home after the examination is over, and they will get the whole examination solution a week later.
We’ve covered all you need to know about the National Standard Examination for Physics (NSEP), including NSEP dates, syllabus, eligibility, NSEP cutoff, and format, as well as how to register for the exam and check your results.
Key Features of NSEP
Many brilliant and aspiring students in the Physics Olympiad Program regard the National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) to be a stepping stone. The Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) organises the NSEP on a national basis, with the support of various centres all around the country. The primary goal of this exam is to be chosen for the International Science Olympiad and, in turn, to identify students who desire to pursue a career in physics. Students in grades below Class 12 are eligible to take this test, which will be conducted in pen-paper or offline style. Only after passing this level will the students be able to advance to the next.
Important Dates for NSEP
|Applications for NSEP begins||September 25 to October 15, 2021|
|IAPT Exam for IOQP||13th March, 2022|
|Result for shortlisted students||March 2022|
NSEP Eligibility Criteria 2021-2022
Check the details of NSEP Eligibility criteria below.
- The learner must first and foremost be an Indian citizen.
- The NSEP test is designed for students in grades nine and 10.
- Students who have passed the twelfth-grade examination are ineligible to take this one.
- The students must be between the ages of fifteen and twenty. The student will be dropped from the programme if he or she is deemed to be ineligible for the examination.
- The student must pay a one-time cost of Rs 150 during the NSEP registration procedure.
- The student must not have finished 12th grade prior to November 30th of the examination year.
- Any applicant who has previously represented India in the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) or the Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) is ineligible to compete in the NSEP.
- The student must not have applied to or be preparing to apply to any university in the year after the Olympiad.
How to Take the NSEP
- Students who want to take the National Standard Examination in Physics must register through their schools and only at IAPT-registered regional centres in their state.
- For registration at the regional centres, students must pay a Rs. 100 application fee (in cash).
NSEP 2021-2022 Exam Pattern
Check the details of the NSEP Exam pattern below with complete data.
|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
|Total Number of Questions||70 MCQs|
|Total Marks||240 Marks|
The NSEP examination paper is divided into two sections for the First Stage:
- Part A is worth 180 points and consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. Part A is broken into two parts: A1 and A2. A1 is made up of 40 multiple-choice questions, each with just one right answer. A2 is made up of ten questions, with one or more right answers for each question. All of the right option(s) should be marked, and no erroneous option(s) should be marked, in order to receive the required credits.
- Part B is worth 60 points and has six questions that are either problems or short answer questions. All of the questions are worth the same amount of points.
- The NSEP question can be written in English, Hindi, or any other language, as long as there are more than 300 students who desire to take the test in that language.
The major goal of the first stage of the NSEP test was to offer a wide variety of options that would aid in gradually expanding the reach and achieving countrywide representation for stage two, without sacrificing quality or merit.
NSEP Syllabus 2021-22
Listed below is the NSEP Syllabus and important topics for reference.
|Chapters||Important Topics||Total Marks as per last year’s analysis by Resonance|
|Geometrical Optics||Lens, Refraction by spherical surface, Refraction by Prism, Spherical mirror, Refraction in general, Refraction at the plane surface and TIR||39|
|Alternating Current||Power consumed in an AC circuit, Resonance||12|
|Capacitor||A capacitor with a dielectric, Combination of Capacitors||6|
|Centre of mass, momentum & collision||Head-on collision, Motion of com||12|
|Circular Motion||Kinematics of circular motion, Circular motion in a vertical plane||9|
|Current Electricity||Instruments, Power, energy, battery, EMF, terminal voltage & Kirchhoff’s law||21|
|Electro Magnetic Field||Magnetic field due to a magnet and earth, magnetic field due to a straight wire, Magnetic field due to ring, Magnetic Force and torque on a current-carrying loop, dipole moment, Magnetic force on a charge||21|
|Electro-Magnetic Induction||Self-inductance EMF & magnetic energy density||3|
|Electrostatics||Coulomb’s law, Electric potential and potential difference, Flux calculation and gauss’s law, Conductor and it’s properties, Electric pressure||12|
|Semi-Conductor||Diode, Logic Gates, Transistors||12|
|Work, power, Energy||Work done by a variable force, work-energy theorem||12|
|Simple Harmonic Motion||Equation of SHM, Spring mass system||9|
|Thermodynamics||First law of thermodynamics, Root mean square velocity, kinetic energy||9|
|Heat Transfer||Thermal conduction in linear conductors||9|
|Modern Physics-1||Electronic transition in the h/h-like atom/species, Photoelectric effect, X-ray||9|
|Newton’s Law of Motion||Calculation of force and acceleration||6|
|Fluid||Archimedes principle and force of buoyancy||6|
|Rectilinear Motion||Equation of motion and motion under gravity||6|
|Sound Wave||Doppler effect, Organ pipes and resonance||6|
|Gravitation||Universal law of gravitation||3|
|Rotation||Moment of inertia||3|
|Surface Tension||Excess pressure in drops and bubble||3|
|Wave Optics||YDSE with monochromatic light||3|
NSEP Registration 2021-2022
The National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) has a simple registration process that allows applicants from all around the country to take part in the test. Candidates can either register on their own or through education centres. Important details of registration and NSEP application form are given in detail here.
|Enrollment start date||September 25, 2021|
|Last date of payment of the fee||October 31, 2021|
|IOQP admit card||Last week of December 2021|
|IAPT Exam date of IOQP||March 13, 2022 (9 am to 12:30 pm)|
Fees for NSEP Registration in 2021
- After enrolling for the NSEP 2021-22 examination, the student is asked to pay the registration money to complete the NSEP examination registration process.
- Students must pay the registration money to the school administration in order to finish the NSEP registration 2021-22.
- After receiving cash from all candidates, schools can pay the application cost to IAPT.
- This is a one-time cost, and students who apply and proceed to the next stage, the International Physics Olympiad, will not be charged again.
- The charge will not be reimbursed unless and until it is paid in full.
- The registration price for the NSEP is Rs. 200, and students must pay it online.
Check out the complete details of the NSEP result here.
|Events Related to NSEP 2021-22||Start Date
|Registration for the centres||1st August 2021||20th August 2021|
|Enrollment of the candidates||25th September 2021||31th October 2021|
|Due date for paying the fee||18th September 2021|
|Date of the examination for the senior science||24 November 2021|