NSEA 2020 Eligibility Criteria
What is NSEA?
Question 1) What Topics Should I Focus on as I Prepare for NSEA?
Answer) Focus on the points given below :
Thorough knowledge of mathematics is necessary, and expect one purely mathematical question in the NSEA Exam.
All topics of physics mentioned for NSEA 2019 eligibility are important with thorough and complete knowledge. Just because NSEA is an astronomy Olympiad doesn't mean it will ask questions only related to astronomy.
The questions in NSEA eligibility 2019 are highly calculation based. Almost 10 questions will involve just mathematical calculations.
Probability is important.
The next most important topic: Gravitation. Expect all kinds of questions from here.
Optics can also be expected since telescopes and optical instruments are important to astronomy. Mechanics (Newton's laws, kinematics, the centre of mass, work energy power, collisions, rigid body dynamics, relativity in order of the importance), Thermodynamics, Heat transfer (especially the topic radiation), Waves and Electromagnetism.
Rigid body dynamics, it seems, does not have that much weightage.
The questions are not difficult but are time-consuming with lengthy calculations. Be prepared.
Calculations are what make NSEA different from NSEP. Hardly any question from pure astronomy is asked.
Question 2) What is the Question Paper Pattern for the NSEA Exam?
Answer) NSEA question exam paper will contain a total of 80 questions. Each correct answer will award 3 marks and an incorrect answer will result in a deduction of one mark, there is negative marking in the NSEA Exam. The NSEA exam pattern based on last year’s NSEA Olympiad is listed in the table below:
Subject | Number of Questions | Total Marks |
Astronomy | 15 | 45 |
Mathematics | 32 | 96 |
Physics | 33 | 99 |
Grand Total | 80 | 240 |
Question 3) What are the Details Mentioned in the Result?
Answer)The following details can be checked from the result.
Candidate’s Roll Number.
Marks obtained.
Details of MAS and MI.
Question 4) What is HBCSE?
Answer) Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education was established in the year 1974. HBCSE is known to be a research institution and national centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). The main objective of the HB centre is to promote scientific excellence in the fields of science and mathematics education from primary to college level. HBCSE is known to be India’s nodal centre for Olympiads in physics, chemistry, biology, maths, and astronomy. It also runs a graduate school in mathematics and science education for the degree of Ph.D. (Science Education).