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About NSEA 2018

NSEA 2018: The registration has been started from 1 August 2018. The registration in NSEA is only possible through schools or registered centres. National Standard Examination in Astronomy which is commonly known as NSEA is an examination for the school students of up to class 12. NSEA is 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 25 November 2018 from all over the country can participate in this. Scroll down to read more on NSEA 2018.

  • NSEA 2018 Exam Date will be conducted on 25 November 2018
  • The candidates can write NSEA 2018 in both Hindi and English language.

Latest Update: NSEA 2018 registration has been started from 1 August.

NSEA Dates 2018

The candidates can check NSEA 2018 dates below:

Events Dates
Registration of centres 1 to 31 August 2018
Enrolment of candidates - Started! 1 August to 15 September 2018
Last date of payment of Fee 19 September 2018
NSEA Exam 2018

25 November 2018
(2:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

List of candidates who qualify in MAS*

25 December 2018

Final list of selected candidates for INO

2 January 2019

Note: MAS stands for Minimum Admissible Score.

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NSEA 2018 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 2018
  • Age: Students participating in NSEA 2018 should be born on or after July 1999
  • Applicant Must not be appearing in NSEJS 2018

NSEA 2018 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 2018.

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.
  • National top 1% students will receive Special Merit Certificates along with a book.
  • Top 35 students will be given Gold Medals.

NSEA 2018 Application form and Process

Candidates have to register through their schools or registered centres. The registration form of the National Standard Examination in Astronomy can only be filled by the Institutions. The registration fee for NSEA 2018 is 150 rupees. NSEA 2018 application form will be available on the link below.

Click here for Online Registration

Steps to apply online for NSEA 2018

  • 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 2018 - Download Here

NSEA Admit Card will be available to download for the candidates to appear in the examination scheduled to be conducted on 25 November 2018. The dates for the same will be notified later.

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

NSEA Admit Card 2018 - Download Here
(Link will be available soon)

NSEA Answer Key 2018

The candidates will be able to check NSEA Answer Key 2018 as soon as it releases by following the link available below. NSEA Answer Key 2018 is expected to be released in the first week of December 2018, however, there is no official date has been announced regarding the same. The candidates can also challenge NSEA Answer Key 2018. Click here to check NSEA Answer Key>>>NSEA Answer Keys

NSEA 2018 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 25 November 2018.

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.

    • Types of Questions: Multiple choices questions
    • Number of Questions: 80
    • Total Marks: 240
    • Negative Marking: There will be -1 marking for the wrong answers.

The candidates can check 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

NSEA result will be declared separately for Class 11 and Class 12. Candidates can check NSEA result 2018 here as soon as it releases. However, the previous year result of NSEA is available below in pdf format. A total number of 656 students were selected from class 11 and a total of 1393 were selected from class 12. Check NSEA Result below.

Click Here to check NSEA Class 11 Result

Click Here to check NSEA Class 12 Result

NSEA 2018 Contact Details

Prof. G. Venkatesh 
IAPT Bangalore Centre 2
Indian Academy Degree 
College Hennur Cross, Hennur 
Main Road Bangalore-560 043

Email: iapt.nse@gmail.com 
Helpline Number. 080 - 49087030

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