NSEB 2020 Exam Result

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What is NSEB Exam?

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.

The National Standard Examination in Biology abbreviated as (NSEB) is a competitive olympiad exam conducted by the Scientific Community of India since the year 2000. NSEB is the first stage of selection of students in the Biology Olympiad Programme, organized by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) at different centers all over the country.  Every year 20000 to 60000 students participate in this exam. NSEB is the selection stage for the selection of aspiring and talented students in the Biology Olympiad Program. The students are eligible for other stages only after clearing this stage.

The Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) has announced the dates for National Standard Examination in Biology (NSEB) examinations and events.

The registration starts from August 1, and the last date for registration is August 20.

The candidates should enroll between August 1 to September 14. The last date of payment of the fee by the center in-charge through center login is September 16.

Important Dates to Remember!

The NSEB Exam Date 2020 (Expected) is Given Below in the Tabular Format



Centre Registration dates

August 1 - August 20, 2020

Enrollment of applicants

August 1 - September 14, 2020

Last date of payment of a fee

September 16, 2020

Dates of examination for junior science(NSEJS)

November 17, 2020


November 22, 2020

Display of Marks

December 18, 2020

Declaration of Minimum Admissible Score (MAS)

December 22, 2020

The final list of selected students for INO

December 25, 2020

To satisfy appropriate eligibility criteria in NSEB, the candidates must score more than 50 percent of the average of the top ten scores. This is the Minimum Admissible Score (MAS). If they score more than 80 percent of the average mentioned above, they are selected for Indian National Biology Olympiad. This score is the Merit Index (MI).

The final list of selected candidates for the Indian National Olympiad (INO) will be released on December 30.

The following details can be checked from the result.

  • Candidate’s Roll Number

  • Marks obtained

  • Details of MAS and MI

How to Register for NSEB 2020-21?

To register for NSEB or National Standard Examination in Biology 2020, students will have to contact their respective centres. Students can follow the following steps to fill NSEB registration forms:

Step 1: Download application form using the links given below.

Step 2: Now, fill the form with correct details and use capital letters to fill the form where asked.

Step 3: Provide all the information in NSEB 2020 registration form.

Step 4: The candidate needs to submit the form to your respective centre along with the exam fee before the last date.

Details to be Filled in NSEB Registration Form 2020

Students need to fill the below given details in the form correctly.

  • Name of the Student

  • Class

  • Gender

  • Father's Name/ Mother's Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Subject

  • School Name & Address

  • Student's Postal Address

Details Mentioned in NSEB Result 2020

In the result pdf, the students will be able to check the mentioned details. If any of the information doesn't match your given details, consider yourself not selected. Below are the details to be mentioned in NSEB result 2020

  • Name of the Students

  • Roll number

  • The total score obtained in NSEB

  • School Name & Address

NSEB Reward

On qualifying NSEB, eligible candidates can participate in Indian National Biology Olympiad, a gateway to International Biology Olympiad.

Other Awards and Certificates:

  • The top 10% of students in each centre (List of centres ) will receive certificates.

  • Top 1% students will be offered Merit Certificates in each in each Subject.

  • National top 1% of students will receive Special Merit Certificates as well as a book.

  • Top 35 students will be given Gold Medals.

NSEB Selection Process

Candidates are selected based on marks obtained in the NSEB Examination by the candidate. More the marks that are obtained by the candidates more will be their probability of being selected. The NSEB 2020 results will be declared on December 18, 2020.

NSEB 2020 - Examination Pattern and Syllabus

Syllabus for NSEB is broadly equivalent to the syllabus of CBSE Biology of the senior secondary level, that is, Class 11 and 12.

  • Types of Questions: MCQs

  • Number of Questions: 80

  • Total Marks: 240

  • Negative Marking: There will be -1 negative marking for the wrong answers opted.

How to Check NSEB Result 2020?

To check the marks scored in the IAPT NSEB 2020 result, students should know the entire process. A separate list for Class 11th & Class 12th students will be issued.

Below the Steps are Given to Check the NSEB 2020 Results:

  • The student needs to go to the official web portal, iapt.org.in, or open the link given above.

  • Click on the link of the NSEB 2020 results.

  • Enter roll number and date of birth.

  • Now submit it and the NSEB 2020 results will open on the screen.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question 1) How to Prepare for the Biology olympiad?


  1. The most useful resources for studying are the ones you created yourself.

  2. Highlight your textbooks, practice books, notebooks.

  3. While the preparation practice using sample questions and answers from previous olympiads.

  4. When memorizing facts, try to associate it with something you already know or use mnemonics.

Question 2) What are the Important Dates you Need to Remember?

Answer) Here are the important dates you need to remember:

The registration starts on August 1. The last date for registration is August 20.

The candidates can be enrolled between August 1 to September 14.

The last date for payment of the fee by the center in-charge through center login is September 16.

The students who cannot find a registered center can enroll directly with IAPT on the link "direct enrollment". Such candidates can enroll themselves between September 10 to 16.

The dates of examination for senior science or NSEP, NSEB, NSEC, NSEA is November 22, 2020.

The dates of examination for junior science (NSEJS) is expected as November 29, 2020.

The marks will be displayed on December 22.

The list of students of MI and above MAS will be announced on December 26.

Question 3) What is the Procedure for Checking NSEB Merit List?

Answer) Follow the given procedure to download the NSEP Merit List.

  • On the IAPT website’s home page, the student needs to find a link that says “ List of Students Selected for INO 2020".

  • Click the same to check the list of shortlisted candidates.

  • If the student’s name is not mentioned in the list, then he/she is not qualified for the next level, Indian National Olympiad (INO).

Question 4)How can I Prepare for NSEB?

Answer) You need to practice for this exam exhaustively, so start at least 2 months before the exam day. Prepare notes so that you can access them for quick revision.

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