NSEJS 2020 Exam Date

What is the Exam Date for NSEJS 2020?

The National Standard Examination for Junior Science (NSEJS) is a nation-wide examination conducted each year to shortlist entry into the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO). It consists of around five rounds that every candidate has to clear before becoming eligible for the International Olympiad.

Every year, the Indian Association for Physics Teachers (IAPT) along with the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) conducts NSEJS examination for students who are in classes 8, 9 and 10.

Usually, Indian Association for Physics Teachers (IAPT) conducts the NSEJS exam in November every year. However, this year, the NSEJS examination may be delayed owing to the pandemic.

You must be wondering when the NSEJS Exam Date will be.


When is the NSEJS 2020 Exam Date?

This year, Indian Association for Physics Teachers or IAPT has declared that it would hold the examination. They are discussing the issue with Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) and National Steering Committee to make a working schedule for the NSEJS exam. Even the process of registration and enrollment of students for the NSEJS Exam has been pushed back. The IAPT has decided to postpone the NSEJS exam until 15 September 2020. 

Last year NSEJS Exam Date was held on Sunday, 17 November 2019.


NSEJS Exam Date 2020

This year, NSEJS Exam Date was scheduled for 29 November 2020 (Sunday). The schedule for the exam was for 10 AM to 12:00 noon. The organising body was to conduct the exam over 100 centres. 

Because of the delayed schedule, IAPT is yet to chalk out a proper timetable for the examinations. 

The Indian Association for Physics Teachers (IAPT) on its official website advises students and parents to keep a lookout for more information. They will update the information as soon as proper notifications come out. The above information should clear your queries regarding the exam date of NSEJS 2020.


Enrolling your School for NSEJS 2020

If you want to register your school as a centre for the National Standard Examination for Junior Science (NSEJS) 2020, the science faculty of your school needs to approach the school principal and they can intimate the Indian Association for Physics Teachers (IAPT) regarding the decision. IAPT will then guide them through the procedure.


Exam Pattern of NSEJS

NSEJS (National Standard Examination for Junior Science) is only the first exam in a round of five examinations a candidate has to take to be eligible for the International Junior Science Olympiad. After the National Standard Examination for Junior Science exam or NSEJS, students in the top 300 will be invited for stage 2 of a selection process.

NSEJS exam paper consists of 70 multiple-choice questions. These questions are taken from the Science subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics.

Level of difficulty will be similar to Class 10.


Examination Fee

National Standard Examination for Junior Science or NSEJS has an examination fee of Rs. 150 only.


Future of NSEJS

The date of the NSEJS 2020 exam is likely to be shifted. The global emergency of 2020 has caused this change; all exams are being rescheduled. It remains to be seen what will be the outcome for the National Standard Examination for Junior Science or NSEJS. Students who are thinking of appearing for NSEJS 2020 should not worry but continue their preparation as before. All authorities in charge of the NSEJS exam are assuring that it will be held, only it is likely to be postponed a little.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. When is the NSEJS Exam Going to be Held in 2020?

Ans. National Standard Examination for Junior Science (NSEJS) is scheduled for 29th November 2020 (Sunday) as per the official notification. However, for now, nothing can be said about the NSEJS exam date. Due to unforeseen circumstances of the worldwide pandemic, it cannot be predicted. The Indian Association for Physics Teachers or IAPT is the conducting body for the NSEJS. They have decided not to postpone the test but to delay it. However, they are committed to holding the examination, as per their official notification. Candidates are requested to keep in touch with the official IAPT website.

Q2. When will the Enrolment Procedure for NSEJS 2020 Begin?

Ans. The enrolment procedure for NSEJS 2020 has been delayed until 15 September 2020. This information was released on the official website of the IAPT. Following the announcement of the registration date, NSEJS exam date 2020 will be announced. The delay in the announcement of the registration dates was caused because of the pandemic. However, the IAPT assures us that the NSEJS exam will be held. The organising body is committed to having the exam and has informed the general public of the same.

Q3. Who is Eligible for the NSEJS 2020?

Ans. Students of classes 8, 9, 10 whose date of birth fall between 1.1.2006 and 31.12.2007 (both days inclusive) are eligible for NSEJS 2020. Students from any school can register for the examination. NSEJS examination registration fee costs Rs. 150. The NSEJS exam date for the year 2020 had been scheduled to take place on 29 November 2020. This year, because of the pandemic, the exam is likely to be rescheduled.


It is useful to give the NSEJS exam because it shows where you stand in the whole country in terms of knowledge in science and mathematics.

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