NSEB Registration 2020

NSEB 2020 Application Form

Due to Covid 19 - The usual three-stage procedure for the selection of the teams to represent India at the International Olympiad that has been followed in prior years is now being shortened to a two-stage procedure as a one-time exception only for the academic year 2020 - 21. Read more about IOQ 2020-21.

Since the year 2000, the Scientific Community of India in collaboration with the teacher association, the Association of Teachers in Biological Sciences (ATBS), the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), and Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT) conducts an Olympiad program, The National Standard Examination in Biology (NSEB).

The National Standard Examination in Biology (NSEB) is conducted for higher secondary school students i.e., mainly for class 12 Standard in India at the end of November. Over 30,000 students enroll themselves in this examination.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question 1) What is the Syllabus and Question Pattern for NSEB?

Answer 1) The syllabus for the NSEB is equivalent to senior secondary level i.e., up to and including Class XII CBSE. The pattern of the question paper will be:

  1. The total number of questions = 80

  2. Types of questions = Objective type questions i.e., MCQs along with negative markings.

  3. Mode of language = English or Hindi (student needs to make a choice while registration).

  4. Syllabus = Equivalent to senior secondary level i.e., up to and including Class XII CBSE.

Note: For every correct answer, the student gets 3 marks and for every wrong answer, there is a negative marking of -1.

Question 2) What are the Stages Followed in the Examination of the Biology Olympiad?

Answer 2) The five stages followed by the Biology Olympiad program are:

  1. Stage I: National Standard Examination in Biology (NSEB).

  2. Stage II: Indian National Biology Olympiad (INBO).

  3. Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in biology.

  4. Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IBO.

  5. Stage V: Participation in International Biology Olympiad (IBO).

Question 3) What is an Orientation Cum Selection Camp?

Answer 3) OCSC is a camp where a student has to go through a lot of theoretical and experimental tests and the score received by them decides a student’s merit. Students are provided orientation during the experiments. The total weightage for the theory and the experiment is 60% and 40% respectively. The top 4 best performers in the merit list are offered merit awards along with INR 5000 in the form of books or cash. At the end of this camp, a valedictory function is organized where prominent scientists are invited to articulate to the students.

Question 4) What are the Basic Objectives of IBO?

Answer 4) The main objectives or target of the IBO are:

  • One of the most basic aims of IBO is to build a career in science for talented students.

  • IBO compare the educational methods and exchange experiences.

  • For evaluating educational methods in biology, exchange of experiences among academicians from all over the world is necessary which is fulfilled by IBO.

  • To stimulate contact between the students and the teachers from almost every country in a friendly environment.

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