The INPhO exam is the second stage for the first five stages of the Olympiad Exam for Physics in India. It eventually leads to the selection of the International Physics Olympiad exam.
The INPhO exam organized by the Homi Bhabha Center For Science Education is usually conducted on the last Sunday of January or the first Sunday of February each year for the higher secondary level students. Students of class 11 and 12 need to first attempt the NSEP exam to be eligible for the INPhO exam. This exam serves as a means to select candidates for the Orientation- Cum-Selection -camp in Physics as well as to represent India for the International Physics Olympiad exam.
Similar to the NSEP exam, the Indian National Physics Olympiad Syllabus 2020 is also similar to the syllabus of class 11 and 12 (CBSE Board). The questions asked in the exam from the INPhO Olympiad Syllabus are subjective and are highly complex as similar to the questions asked in the International Physics Olympiad exams (IPHO). For this particular matter, the syllabus of IPHO should also be considered for the INPhO exam.
The INPhO syllabus 2020 includes 7 subjective questions which should be solved in the duration of 3 hours. Earlier the INPhO syllabus was similar to the IPhO but now it is quite similar to the NSEC exam. The INPhO syllabus has been changed for the convenience of students preparing for the IITJEE and the Physics Olympiad at the same time.
The detailed INPhO Olympiad Syllabus 2020 for each section is discussed below. Students can refer to the below-given INPhO Olympiad syllabus for preparation of INPhO exam 2020.
Mechanics of Rigid Bodies
No particular questions will be asked from this topic but students should know the elementary concepts of pressure, the continuity law, and buoyancy
Thermodynamics and molecular physics
Oscillations and waves
Electric charge and Electric Field
Current and Magnetic field
1. How to Download an INPhO 2020 Admit Card and Result?
The admit card of the INPhO 2020 exam is available through the online mode. The candidates can download the INPhO 2020 exam admit card from the HBCSE official website before the few dates of the examination.
The INPhO result of 2020 can also be downloaded from the HBCSE official website. The candidates can easily download the INPhO exam result by mentioning the details such as NSE roll numbers, date of birth, and the verification code. The date of birth format should be DDMMYYYY.
2. How to Enroll in the INPhO Exam 2020?
The candidates who are not aware of how to enroll for the INPhO exam 2020 can follow the steps given below. Here is the simple process to complete the enrollment exam for the INPhO exam 2020.
Visit the HBCSE official website.
Click on the Olympiad option which is available on the top of the HBCSE website.
Then click on the upcoming events.
Mansion the details such as NSE roll number, center code, DOB to enroll for the INPhO exam 2020.
Students are required to select the examination center at the time of registration for the INPhO exam 2020.
3. What are the Reference Books for the INPhO 2020?
The INPhO exam is the most competitive Physics exam in India with only 40 students selected from all over India. The INPhO exam does not require much understanding. A thorough understanding of +2 level concepts is more than enough. For clearing the INPhO exam, students definitely need aptitude skills to solve subjective questions.
Here are some of the INPhO reference books that can be used to clear the INPhO exam 2020.
Arihant INPhO, the old edition
Arihant INPhO, the new edition
The usual God book -IE Irodov
4. What are the Eligibility Criteria for the INPhO Exam 2020?
Students selected from the stage 1 NSEP exam are eligible for the INPhO exam.
The candidates who have represented India in the International Physics Olympiad exam last year, need not attempt for the first stage of the NSEP examination in Physics. They may be permitted on special requests to the National Coordinator of the respective subjects to straightaway attempt for the Indian National Physics Olympiad INPhO) in case they satisfy eligibility criteria such as age, class, etc which are applicable for the Physics Olympiad exam.
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