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INpho stands for the Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO) that is conducted annually by the Indian Association Of Physics Teachers (IAPT) usually in June and July every year. It is conducted especially for the students of secondary school to enhance their knowledge in the field of Physics internationally.

The success and the positive experience of the International Mathematics Olympiads in 1959 gave way to the introduction of physics by Prof. Czeslaw Scilowski in Warsaw (Poland) in 1967. The IPhO is a contest examination that serves as a benchmark for the study of physics for the pre-university students fostering friendly relations among them from around the countries in the world. The main motive behind the examination of INpho is to boosts the level of physics education among the students of the country and train them for IPho.

The syllabus for INPhO is set roughly according to the school syllabus of classes 9 and 10 CBSE board. However, the syllabus for the National Physics Olympiad is much difficult and non-conventional as compared to the questions that come for the higher secondary school students which are just a broad guideline. Considering this situation, the syllabus of IPhO should be considered the same for INPhO.

Students who want to enroll for the INPho exam can follow the steps that are mentioned below.

Students can visit the official site of HBCSE.

An option called the olympiad will be given.

Next, the student will have to click on upcoming events.

There the students can enter the necessary details such as NSE center code, their roll number, and Date Of Birth to enroll in INO.

Students will be given to make a choice of the examination center at the time of registration.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is the Procedure of Selection in INPho?

The procedure for the selection of students in Physics Stage II i.e., INPhO 2021 are:

The students are divided into two groups i.e. Group- A and Group- B. the students in Group A must be in class XII while the students in Group B must be in class XI or lower.

A separate Merit Index (MI) and Minimum Admissible Score (MAS) will be calculated for the two groups.

The question paper of NSEP 2019 and INPhO 2021 will remain the same for two groups.

A total number of 250 students from each group will be shortlisted for stage II of INPhO and therefore a total of 500 students will be selected.

2. How Can the Students Check Their Results?

Students can check their results online through the official website of HBCSE by entering the necessary details like NSE Roll Number, Date Of Birth, and the verification code.

3. How to Get the INPhO Admit Card

Students can get their physics exam’s admit card of the INPhO through the online mode. All the eligible students can download the admit card of INPhO from the official site.

4. What is the Fee for Enrollment in INPho?

Students who are enrolling themselves for the examination of INPho must pay the enrollment fees of amount Rs. 150 at the NSE registration center. The enrollment fee is charged per subject for each student.