NSEC - National Standard Examination in Chemistry

NSEC 2018 - Chemistry Olympiad, Registration Started From 1 August

Last date to apply

15 September 2018

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About NSEC 2018

NSEC: The registration for NSEC 2018 has been started from 1 August 2018. National Standard Examination in Chemistry is commonly known as NSEC. It is organized by Indian Association of Physics Teachers in collaboration with Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT). NSEC 2018 is a qualifying stage leading eligible candidates to participate in Indian National Chemistry Olympiad ( A Qualifying stage for International Chemistry Olympiad. NSEC has organized annually and students up to class 12 can take part in the Examination. Being a gateway to the Internationally recognized Olympiad, NSEC offers participants an opportunity to excel in the respective subject. Also, read about international Chemistry Olympiad (INChO). Scroll down to read more on NSEC 2018.

  • NSEC 2018 Exam will conduct on 25 November 2018 (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
  • The candidates can write NSEC 2018 in both Hindi and English language

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

NSEC Schedule 2018

The candidates can check NSEC 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
NSEC Exam 2018

25 November 2018
(11:00 AM to 1:00 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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NSEC 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Any
Region  All India
Class/ Age  Up to class 12

 Applicants should be born on or after 1 July 1999 and in addition, should be studying in class 12 or lower as of 30 November 2018

Not Eligible to participate in NSEC 2018

Students those who have passed class 12 cannot take part in the NSEC.

NSEC 2018 Reward

On qualifying NSEC 2018, the selected candidate will be eligible to participate in the  Indian National Chemistry Olympiad, a qualifying stage for the International Chemistry Olympiad 2019.

  • Other Awards & Certificates for NSEC 2018 participants

    • Certificates will be given to top 10% students of each centre (List of centres is available in the ‘Application Mode & Process Section’)
    • Merit certificates will be given to top 1% student in each subject
    • Special Merit Certificate and a book will be given to National top 1% students
    • Top 35 students will receive Gold Medals

NSEC 2018 Application form and Process

Candidates have to register through their schools or registered centres. The registration form of the National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC) can only be filled by the Institutions. The link to NSEC 2018 Application Form is available below. The registration fee for NSEC 2018 is 150 rupees. The steps of filling the form are given below.

Click here for Online Registration

  • STEP 1: The schools have to follow the link given below in order to apply for the NSEC 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.

NSEC Admit Card 2018 - Download Here

NSEC 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.

Click here to download NSEC Admit Card 2018
(Link will be available soon)

NSEC Answer Key 2018

The candidates will be able to check NSEC Answer Key 2018 as soon as it releases by following the link available below. NSEC 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 NSEC Answer Key 2018. Click here to check NSEC Answer Key>>>NSEC Answer Keys

NSEC 2018 Selection Process

Candidates of NSEC 2018 will be based on marks obtained in their written Examination. More the marks secured by the candidate more will be their probability of being selected. The NSEC result will be declared in the first week of January 2019 for the exam scheduled to be conducted on 25 November 2018.

NSEC Exam 2018: Syllabus and Pattern

NSEC Exam 2018 will be held on 25 November. Candidates can check NSEC Syllabus and Exam Pattern below. Syllabus for NSEC is broadly equivalent to the syllabus of CBSE Biology of the senior secondary level i.e. class 11 and 12.

  • 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 and solutions can be purchased by paying a DD of Rs. 100 in favour of IAPT, payable at Kanpur to

Indian Association of Physics Teachers,
L-117/302, Naveen Nagar,
Kanpur(U.P)- 208025,
Tel: 0512-2500075, 09935432990

International Chemistry Olympiad (INChO)

Candidates can read about International Chemistry Olympiad below:

About: International Chemistry Olympiad (INChO) is an annual chemistry Olympiad. It is the final stage of Chemistry Olympiad where the selected students from National Level Olympiad across the globe compete against each other. A team of 5 students along with two leaders from each nation participate in INChO.

From National to International: Students first appear in National Search Examination in Chemistry. Later, the qualified students appear in Indian National Olympiad (INO). Further, the selected students are invited for Orientation Cum Selection Camps from where the final five candidates are selected who represent India at International Level in International Chemistry Olympiad.

Achievement: In 2016, 48th International Chemistry Olympiad held in Tbilisi, where Indian students bagged two gold and two silver medals.

NSEC 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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