National Standard Examination (NSE)
National Standard Examination (NSE) conducted by IAPT in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Junior Science is the first stage for the international Olympiad.
All further stage are conducted by Homi Bhabha Certer for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai.
After NSE examination, next step for the eligible students is the Indian National Olympiad (INO) examination in the respective subjects. (For eligibility refer to students brochure. Statewise quota is available here.)
In case of difficulty, students / parents can contact nearest person from this list.
National Standard Examination At 12th level -
National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP), conducted every year since 1987, has become the most 'visible' activity of IAPT. It is a voluntary examination. More than 2,00,000 students at about 1,500 centres appeared in this examination. A number of them are in towns and villages also. The participation, purely voluntary, offers an opportunity to measure one's standing against a national standard. NSEP is not linked to any entrance or scholarship award. Students are allowed to take away the question paper and the solutions are provided to them after a week. The NSEP is carried out in English, Hindi & a few other Indian languages.
Gold medalists in NSEP, after they complete their education, may join DAE directly through interview without appearing in their entrance test.
A number of scholarships (subject to a maximum of 10) have been instituted to encourage students to take-up physics as a career. Those who seek admission in B.Sc. (with physics) after NSEP are eligible for these scholarships.
National Standard Examination in Chemistry / Biology / Astronomy / Junior Science
We organize National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC) and National Standard examination in Biology (NSEB) in collaboration with ACT (Association of Chemistry Teachers) and ATBS (Association of Teachers in Biological Sciences). Both these exams are also at the Std. XII level.
National Standard Examination in Astronomy (NSEA) is examination leading to International Astronomy & Astrophysics Olympiads.
National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS) is examination leading to International Junior Science Olympiads.
National Standard Examination At B.Sc. level -
National Graduate Physics Examination (NGPE), is conducted on similar lines as NSEP.
S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, allows direct admission to toppers in NGPE, after an interview, in their integrated Ph.D. programme.
A number of scholarships (subject to a maximum of 5) have been instituted to encourage students to take-up physics as a career. Those who seek admission in M.Sc. (physics) after NGPE, are eligible for these scholarships.
FOR NATIONAL GRADUATE PHYSICS EXAMINATION (B Sc level examination)
Dr. B. P. Tyagi
23, ADARSH VIHAR, RAIPUR ROAD
DEHRADUN - 248001 (UTTARAKHAND)
0135 2787020, +91 9837123716
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Prof B P Tyagi
Chief Coordinator (Examination)
- Poster NGPE 2020
- Brochure NGPE 2020
- Centre Registration Form NGPE 2020
- Enrolment Form NGPE 2020
- Enrolment Sheet NGPE 2020
- Student Handout NGPE 2020
NOTE: The Answers / solutions given below correspond to the question papers displayed here. In Other versions, these questions / answers may have different positions.
Please click to download question papers for 2015 - 2016.
We regret for some confusion in QP codes by which the code on some question papers could not be entered on OMR answer sheet by filling appropriate bubbles. In such cases students were instructed to write QP code on the OMR answer sheet.
During evaluation, we will take care of all such answer sheets.