InPhO Exam - Indian National Physics Olympiad (InPhO)

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InPhO Exam - Registration, Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Result and Other Details
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What is INPhO?

The full form of INPhO is Indian National Physics Olympiad is the second stage of the five-stage Olympiad program for Physics in India. It ultimately leads to the selection of the International Physics Olympiad. INPhO Exam is conducted on the last Sunday of January (or on the first Sunday of February), every year, by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education. Students in school(usually the students of standards 11 and 12) first need to qualify the National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) held on the last (or second last) Sunday of November of the preceding year. Among over 40,000 students that appear for the INPhO examination at almost 1400 centers all across India, around 300 to 400 students are selected for INPhO based on their scores and also based on regional quotas for the states from which the students appear. Different state-wise cut-offs exist for selection to INPhO. INPhO Exam serves as a means to select the students for OCSC (Orientation Cum Selection Camp) in the subject Physics, as well as to represent India in the Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO).

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. How Do You Qualify for INPhO?

Students must satisfy appropriate eligibility criteria in NSEP. The student must score more than 50% of the average of the top ten scores. This is the Minimum Admissible Score (MAS). If the candidate scores more than 80% of the average mentioned above, they're selected for INPhO.

2. How to Prepare for INPhO?

Here are a few books you can refer to:

  1. For classical mechanics, refer David Morin. Its a really tough book, but I recommend you do this book after you are done with Irodov and Krotov.

  2. For Electrodynamics and Quantum Physics you can read D.J Griffiths.

  3. Relativity by AP French and Modern Physics by Tripler

  4.  Waves and oscillations by Waves and Oscillations by H.J Pain

3. How to Check the Result for INPhO?

INPhO 2021 Result

The result of the INPhO Exam will be available online on the official website of HBCSE. All the candidates are able to download their results by filling the details like NSE Roll Number, DOB, and the verification code.