NSEP Registration 2019
Dinesh Goyal, 01 Aug 2019

NSEP Registration 2019 - IAPT has extended the last date for NSEP 2019 fee payment and registration. Students can submit the fee till September 20, 2019. NSEP enrollment form for students at iaptexam.in. Eligible students can download the NSEP forms and submit the filled form till September 18, 2019. For NSEP Registration, students need to submit the completely filled forms to contact their school authorities, who can further register for NSEP online on the official website of IAPT. The registration fee for NSEP is Rs. 150 which needs to pay in cash to the centre-in-charge. The application fee received once can't be refunded.

Indian Association of Physics Teachers conducts National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP). NSEP exam will be conducted on November 24, 2019 for students across India. Students who qualify NSEP will move on the second level of the exam, i.e., Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO), which is a qualifying round for Orientation-cum-selection round and further to the 50th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO). To read more about how to register for NSEP 2019, stages of NSEP, benefits and such, read below:

Latest: NSEP Registration 2019 Last Date Extended. Pay fee by September 20, 2019


NSEP registrations have started for Students.

NSEP Registration 2019-20 Dates

Students can register for NSEP through their schools. Check the table given below to know dates and events for NSEP registration 2019:



Registration of centres

August 1 to August 20, 2019

Enrollment of applicants

August 21 - September 18, 2019

Last date of payment of fee

September 20, 2019

Exam date for Junior Science (NSEJS)

November 17, 2019

Exam date of NSEP, NSEC, NSEB, NSEA

November 24, 2019

Display of MarksDecember 18, 2019

Declaration of Minimum Admissible Score (MAS)

December 22, 2019

Final list of selected students for INO

December 25, 2019

NSEP 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Before moving on to the NSEP registration 2019, it is important to check if you are eligible for the exam or not. Here is the complete eligibility criteria for NSEP 2019:

  • Must be eligible to hold an Indian passport.
  • OCI applicants will not be eligible for selection to the Indian team for the International Physics Olympiad.
  • Students must be born between July 1, 2000 and June 30, 2005 including both days.
  • The applicant must be living and studying in India since November 30, 2017 or earlier.
  • Students must not have qualified the class 12 board exam before November 30, 2019.
  • The applicant must not have started or planning to start studies in a university or equivalent institution by June 1, 2020.
  • The candidate must not be appearing in NSEJS 2019 too.
  • A maximum of 10 scholarships will be awarded to encourage students to pursue their careers in physics. Candidates seek admission in B.Sc. (with physics) are eligible for NSEP scholarships.

How to register for NSEP 2019-20?

To register for NSEP or National Standard Examination in Physics 2019, students will have to contact their respective centres. students can follow the following steps to fill NSEP registration forms:

Step 1: Download application form using the links given below.

Step 2: Fill the form with correct details and use capital letters to fill the form where asked.

Step 3: Provide all the information in NSEP 2019 registration form

Step 4: Submit the form to your respective centre along with the exam fee before the last date.

NSEP Registration fee 2019

Candidates will have to pay the NSEP 2019 registration fee to the school authorities to complete the registration process. After collecting money from all the candidates, schools will pay the application fee to IAPT. This is a one time fee and students who qualify and progress further won’t have to pay any fee till the last stage, i.e., International Physics Olympiad. Fee once paid will not be refunded.

InstitutionsRegistration FeeTo be Paid to IAPT
Kendriya Vidyalaya & OthersRs. 150/- per student per subjectRs. 120/- per student per subject
Jawahar Navodyaya VidyalayaRs. 110/- per student per subjectRs. 110/- per student per subject
Rs. 150/- per studentRs. 120/- per student per subject

What after NSEP 2019?

NSEP 2019 is the first stage of the five stages till International Physics Olympiad. Read more about all the stages below:

Stage 1: National Standard Examination in Physics 2019 (NSEP) will take place in registered schools all across India. There are approx. 1400 centers and around 20,000 to 60,000 students appear for NSEP every year.

Stage 2: Indian National Physics Olympiad 2019 will take place in January 2020, after 300-500 students are selected from NSEP 2019. INPhO will be conducted at 18 centers across India. Theoretical objective and long answer questions will be asked in INPhO.

Stage 3: Orientation-cum-selection Camp will be held at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science and Research and 35 - 50 students will be selected for further stages in this camp. Applicants will be asked questions based on experimental and theoretical sessions at the camp.

Stage 4: Succeeding Orientation-cum-selection Camp, a Pre-Departure Camp will take place from July to November 2020. Out of the 35-50 students, 4 - 6 students will be selected to go for the next stage of the Olympiad.

Stage 5: The last stage of these Olympiads is International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in which 4 - 6 students will be representing India at the international level. Students who win the gold medal at IPhO have a provision to join the Department of Atomic Energy, an organization directly under the Prime Minister of India, which works to develop nuclear power technology and applications of radiation technologies in the fields of agriculture, medicine, industry and basic research.

NSEP 2019 Syllabus

Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) prescribes the syllabus of NSEP. The questions can be asked NCERT syllabus up to class 12th. NSEP Exam is conducted to analyze the candidate's Theoretical Skills and Experimental Skills. The syllabus also includes Maths to test a candidate's problem-solving skills. The NSEP syllabus includes topics such as

  1. Electromagnetic Fields
  2. Oscillations and Waves
  3. Dynamics
  4. Mechanics
  5. Measurement techniques and apparatus
  6. Data Analysis
  7. Geometry and stereometry
  8. Approximate and numerical methods etc.

NSEP 2019 Exam Pattern

  • NSEP 2019 exam is divided into two parts, A1 and A2.
  • Part A1 will consist of 60 questions of 180 marks and part A2 will comprise of 10 questions of 60 marks.
  • The total score of NSEP 2019 will be 240 marks.
  • Students will also be penalized for 1 mark for each wrong answer and for each correct answer, 3 marks will be added to the scores.
  • The question paper will be available in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bangla, and others. Students have to select one during NSEP enrollment.

NSEP Question Papers

IAPT also releases the previous year's NSEP question papers for the candidates preparing for the NSEP exam. These question papers are helpful for the candidates to analyze their preparation level and know the difficulty level of the exam. Click on the link given above to download NSEP question papers along with the solution.


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NSEP Registration 2019

Question: Can Open students apply for NSEP 2019?


No, open school candidates are not eligible for NSEP Exam.

Question: Can I change my exam centre for NSEP 2019?


No request for changing the exam centre is allowed.

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