NSEP Registration 2020
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 - 12:29 p.m. IST by Maniprabha.singh
#CBSE Class 12th

NSEP Registration 2020 - IAPT (Indian Association of Physics Teachers) will release the application form of NSEP 2020 in the first week of August 2020 on iaptexam.in. NSEP enrollment form for students will be released in the third week of August 2020. Students can register directly through centre registration or can submit applications online for NSEP 2020 till the last date. Along with the NSEP 2020 application form, students need to submit the registration fee. NSEP registration fee 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 will conduct the National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) in last week of November 2020 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 NSEP Registration 2020, stages of NSEP, benefits and such, read below:

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NSEP Registration 2020 Dates

Students can register for NSEP through their schools. Check the table given below to know dates and events for NSEP 2020 registration-

NSEP Application Dates 2020 (Tentative)


Tentative Dates

Centre Registration dates

August 1 to August 20, 2020

Enrollment of applicants

August 21 - September 18, 2020

Last date of payment of fee

September 20, 2020

NSEJS 2020 Exam date for Junior Science

November 17, 2020


November 24, 2020

Display of MarksDecember 18, 2020

Declaration of Minimum Admissible Score (MAS)

December 22, 2019

Final list of selected students for INO

December 25, 2020

NSEP 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before moving on to the NSEP registration 2020, it is important to check if you are eligible for the exam or not. Here is the complete eligibility criteria for NSEP 2020:

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  • 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, 2001 and June 30, 2006 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, 2020.
  • The applicant must not have started or planning to start studies in a university or equivalent institution by June 1, 2021.
  • The candidate must not be appearing in NSEJS 2020 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 2020-21?

To register for NSEP or National Standard Examination in Physics 2020, 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 2020 registration form

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

NSEP Registration fee 2020

  • Students will have to pay the registration fee to the school authorities in order to complete the NSEP registration 2020.
  • 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.

NSEP Registration Fee

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

Details to be filled in NSEP Registration Form 2020

Students need to fill the below given details in the form correctly.

  • Name of the Student
  • Class
  • Gender
  • Father's Name/ Mother's Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Subject
  • School Name & Address
  • Student's Postal Address

Snapshot of NSEP Student Formnsep-enrollment%20formNSEP Admit Card 2020

IAPT will release the admit card of NSEP 2020 in November 2020 for all the applicants. Students who will complete the NSEP registration 2020 before the last date will be able to collect the admit card in offline mode. Students can contact to centre in charge to collect their admit card.

NSEP 2020 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 2020 Exam Pattern

  • NSEP 2020 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 2020 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 students who are 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.

NSEP Result 2020

IAPT will declare the result of NSEP 2020 in January 2020. Students who qualify NSEP will be eligible to appear for Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO), which is a qualifying round for Orientation-cum-selection round and further to the 50th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO).

What after NSEP 2020?

NSEP 2020 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 2020 (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 2020 will be held in January 2021. Approx 300-500 students will be selected from NSEP 2020. 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 2021. 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 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.

Stages of NSEP


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NSEP Registration 2020

Question: Can Open students apply for NSEP 2020?


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

Question: Can I change my exam centre for NSEP 2020?


No request for changing the exam centre is allowed.

Question: When ca I download the NSEP admit card?


IAPT will release the NSEP admit card offline 2 weeks before the exam. Students need to contact the centre incharge to get admit card.

Question: What is NSEP?


NSEP stands for National Standard Examination in Physics, conducted by IAPT.

Question: Is there any negative marking in NSEP?


Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

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if Im "general pwd candidate",what is the minimum 12th percentage required to get into Nits?and also is there any separate minimum percentage required to get in individual subject?(i.e. general candidate minimum of 75% in required,so this means 75% in each subject or its total of all subjects)

Manish Singh 29th Feb, 2020

To get into any NITs,IIITs and  CFTIs a general candidate has to get 75% percentage aggregate in his\her class 12 or be in top 20 percentile in the board exams. For SC/ST/PwD candidate, 65% aggregate is required to be eligible to get admission in nits. No individual subjects marks are required.


Is grazing emergence same as critical angle?

Charvi Nayyar 29th Feb, 2020

hello aspirant

When the angle of incidence for a prism is 90 degree then the ray just grazes along the surface of the prism . This is known as grazing incidence and in this case the angle of refraction at the first refracting surface is equal to the critical angle of the material of the prism.

hope this helps


what will happen if I dont give one of my 12 improvement exam?plz reply fast plz?

shivam ranjan 24th Feb, 2020

hello aspirant...

There will not be any problem if you don't give improvement exam after applying for it as it is not mandatory exam. Your old result will remain valid even if you quit improvement exam.



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is physical education included in Mark sheet which will increase the total??

TANUJ JAIN 24th Feb, 2020

Hi James,

As per my knowledge for CBSE Board the students will be graded for their physical education based on tests conducted by the school. However, it will be included in the mark sheet, but will not have an impact on the overall assessment of the student.

Hope this helped,

Thank You.


Will the overall aggregate be calculated out of all 5 subjects or the better 4?

Md Azmer 23rd Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

The aggregated will be calculated with the best 4 subjects. But in some entrance it is all 5 subjects.

Good Luck

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