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About NSEP

NSEP 2018 Application has been started from 1 August 2018. The link to the NSEP 2018 application is available on this page. National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) is conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) is the first step for the worldwide Olympiad in Physics. On qualifying NSEP 2018, eligible students will be able to participate in the Indian National Physics Olympiad (A qualifying stage of International Physics Olympiad). This examination is conducted every year since 1987 and today, more than 40,000 students at over 1200 centres across the nation appear in NSEP every year. NSEP is carried out in multiple languages. Also, read about the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO). Get details on NSEP 2018 Registration on this page. 

NSEP 2018 Dates

The candidates can check NSEP 2018 dates below:


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
NSEP Exam 2018

25 November 2018
(8:30 am to 10:30 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.

NSEP 2018 Registration

NSEP 2018 Registration has been started. Candidates can apply online only for National Search Examination in Physics through this page. Candidates are advised to check NSEP Eligibility Criteria before filling the NSEP Registration Form. The link to apply for NSEP 2018 is available towards the end of this page. The steps to fill the NSEP Application Form is also given on this page.

  • NSEP 2018 Exam Date will be conducted 25 November 2018 (8:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
  • The candidates can write NSEP 2018 in 4 languages i.e. Hindi, English, Bangla, and Gujarati

Latest Update: NSEP 2018 Registration has been started from 1 August.

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NSEP Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Any
Region  All India
Class/ Age  up to class 12
  • Age: Applicants of NSEP 2018-19 should be born on or after 1 July 1999
  • Applicants should be in class 12 or lower as of 30 November 2018
Not Eligible to participate in NSEP 2018
  • Students those who have passed class 12 are not eligible for NSEP 2018

NSEP Reward

Applicants on qualifying NSEP 2018-19 will be able to participate in the Indian National Olympiad in Physics (A qualifying exam for participation in the International Olympiad in Physics)

Other Awards & certificates:

  • 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 to National top 1% students
  • Top 35 students will receive Gold Medals

Note: Gold medalists in NSEP, after completing their education, may join DAE
(Department of Atomic Energy) directly through an interview without appearing in their entrance test.

NSEP 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 registration fee for NSEP 2018 is 150 rupees. The steps of filling the form are also given below.

Click here for Online Registration

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

NSEP Admit Card 2018 - Download Here

NSEP 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.

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

NSEP Answer Key 2018

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

NSEP Selection Process

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

NSEP 2018-19 Syllabus & Pattern

Syllabus for NSEP is broadly equivalent to the CBSE Physics of the senior secondary level i.e. class 11 and 12.

  •  Part A1: 60 Questions with only one correct alternative for 3 marks. There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer.
  • Part A2: 10 questions each for 6 marks with multiple correct alternatives. No negative marking would be done

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 Physics Olympiad (IPhO)

Candidates can read about International Physics Olympiad below:

About: International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is a yearly Physics Olympiad. It is the final stage of Physics 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 IPhO.

From National to International: Students first appear in National Search Examination in Physics. Later, the qualified students appear in India 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 Physics Olympiad.

Latest News: In 2018, 49th International Physics Olympiad held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 21 to 29 July 2018, where all five Indian students won Gold Medal.

NSEP 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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