NSEA - astronomy olympiad

NSEA 2016 - Astronomy Olympiad

Last date to apply

September 15, 2016

About NSEA 2016

  • NSEA ,National Standard Examination in Astronomy is an examination for the school students of up to class 12, conducted annually.
  • NSEA contest is organized by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) and is the first step for the selection of students in the Astronomy Olympiad Program.
  • International Astronomy Olympiad will be organized in Bhubaneswar, India in the month of December 2016.
  • Indian students born on or after January 1996 in summation to being in class 12 or lower as of November 30, 2016, can take part in the contest.
  • This contest is first of its kind and the Only Screening Test leading towards the International Olympiad and thus, offers participants an opportunity to enrich their educational skills.
  • NSEA Exam will be held on November 27, 2016, and students from all over the country can participate in this.

Latest Update: NSEA Result 2016 has been declared for Class 11 and Class 12 separately. Scroll Down below to check NSEA Class 11 and class 12 Result. INO Astronomy Exam will be conducted on 28 January 2017 from 9:00 am to 12 pm.

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NSEA 2016 Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Any
Region  All India
Class/ Age  Up to Class 12
  • Academic Qualification: Student should be in class 12 or lower as of November 30, 2016.
  • Age: Students participating in NSEA 2016 should be born on or after January 1996
  • Applicant Must not be appearing in NSEJS 2016.

NSEA 2016 Reward

Students on qualifying the NSEA contest will be eligible for participating in Indian National Astronomy Olympiad that is the second subsequent stage for participation in International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics 2016.

Other consolation prizes:

  • Certificates will be given to top 10% students of every center.
  • Merit Certificates will be given to top 1% students in each state for the subject.

NSEA 2016 Application form and Process

Students can register themselves through their respective schools if participating or at the nearest NSE center given in the list below:


Registration Fee: The candidates willing to participate in NSEA 2016 examination, should pay the examination fee of Rs. 100 in cash to the Centre Incharge. No cash should be sent along with the Application form.

  • Examination Fee: Rs. 100

NSEA 2016 Selection Process

Students will be shortlisted based on the marks obtained in the NSEA Examination. More the marks secured by the candidate more will be his/her probability of being shortlisted.

NSEA Result 2016 has been declared separately for Class 11 and Class 12. Candidates can check their roll number and total number here. A total number of 656 students are selected from class 11 and total of 1393 are selected from class 12. 

Click Here to check NSEA Class 11 Result

Click Here to check NSEA Class 12 Result

Syllabus for the National Standard Examination in Astronomy

Syllabus of the senior secondary level of CBSE up to class 12 is recommended for the preparation of the NSEA examination. Subjects such as Physics (calculus not expected), Mathematics and Elementary Astronomy will be given greater importance for the examination purpose.

  • Language of Examination: English
  • Examination Pattern: Question paper will contain 80 multi-choice questions with the four answers each. These questions will be mostly in Physics, Maths and about 20% in Basic Astronomy.

NSEA Examination Schedule

Date Timings
November 27, 2016 01:30 PM to 3: 30 PM


Previous year questions and answers

Note: Set of previous four years question papers with solutions / answers, in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Astronomy is available, cost .100/- Set of last four years question papers with solutions/ answers in Junior Science is available, cost `.50/-. Send a DD of `.100/- or `.50/- in favour of 'IAPT', payable at

Kanpur to Indian Association of Physics Teachers
L-117/302, Naveen Nagar, Kanpur (U.P) - 208 025.
(Tel.: 0512-2500075, 09935432990)

NSEA 2016 Address

61, Sheelavihar Colony, 7,
Heramb co-op. Hsg. Society,
Karve road, Kothrud, 
Pune Maharashtra - 411038

NSEA 2016 Contact Details

Phone: +91-20-25420163 / 20252754
E-mail: iaptpune@gmail.com

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