The International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) is a biennial competition for top high school students from around the world. It was established in Thailand in 2006 by five countries: Thailand, Indonesia, Iran, China, and Poland, with the aim of spreading astronomy among high school students, fostering friendship among young astronomers at an international level, and fostering potential cooperation in the field of astronomy among young scholars.
1. What is the NSEA Exam Pattern?
Ans. There will be a total of 80 questions on the NSEA question paper. In NSEA 2021, each correct answer is worth 3 points, while each incorrect answer is worth 1 point less; negative marking is used. The following table shows the exam trend from last year's NSEA Olympiad:
Subject | No. of Questions | Total Marks |
Astronomy | 15 | 45 |
Mathematics | 32 | 96 |
Physics | 33 | 99 |
Grand Total | 80 | 240 |
2. What is the Objective of NSEA?
Ans. The National Standard Examination in Astronomy's main goal is to identify students who are talented enough to represent India at an international level. The top 300 students from NSEA 2021 will advance to the Indian National Astronomy Olympiad, the second round of the Astronomy Olympiad.
3. How to Get the NSEA Application Form?
Ans. The first step is to find an NSE Centre in your area. In the last decade, IAPT has opened thousands of centres. Please keep in mind that the centre where you apply for your application form will also be your review centre. After you've successfully found the examination centre, you can collect NSEA Application Form 2021 and fill it out completely before submitting it.