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About NSEA 2017

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. 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 27 November 2017 from all over the country can participate in this.


Latest Update: IAPT has released the NSEA Answer Keys, the students appeared in the exam can now check the answer keys by following the link given below:


NSEJS, NSEP, NSEC, NSEB & NSEA Answer Keys - Check Here

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NSEA 2017 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 30 November 2017
  • Age: Students participating in NSEA 2017 should be born on or after January 1997
  • Applicant Must not be appearing in NSEJS 2017

NSEA 2017 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 2017.

Other consolation prizes:

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

NSEA 2017 Application form and Process

Candidates have to register through their schools or registered centres. The registration form of the National Standard Examination in Physics can only be filled by the Institutions. The steps of filling the form are given below:

  • STEP 1: The schools have to follow the link given below in order to apply for the NSEA Olympiad.
  • STEP 2: The schools have to fill the KV code to further fill the application form.
  • STEP 3: After that, the schools have to fill all the required details such as Principal’s Name, Principal’s Email Id, No of candidates for the test etc.
  • STEP 4: After filling all the details, it is the sole responsibility of the schools to check all the details filled by them are correct in all aspect. They should click on "Apply" button after inspecting the details.
  • STEP 5: An OTP will be sent to the Principal’s Mobile Number which should be filled in the “Registration Confirmation/ Activation Form which will confirm the registration.

Submission of the Application Form

The candidates who have filled the application form should submit the same to complete the application process. Before the final submission of the application form, the candidates should make sure that they have filled the correct details on the form.

NSEA Admit Card 2017 - Download Here

NSEA Admit Card is now available to download for the candidates to appear in the examination scheduled to be conducted on 26 November 2017. The candidates can download the admit card from 13 November 2017 onwards.

The admit card is an important document to be carried at the examination centre. The link to download the admit card is given below. The candidates have to enter their username and password to download the admit card.

NSEA Admit Card 2017 - Download Here

NSEA 2017 Selection Process

Candidates are selected based on marks obtained in the NSEA Examination by the candidate. More the marks obtained by the candidates more will be their probability of being selected. The NSEA result will be declared in the first week of January 2018 for the exam scheduled to be conducted on 26 November 2017.

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. 

Previous year question papers and solutions - Click Here

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 Result last year result

 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

NSEA 2017 Contact Details

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

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

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