NSEB 2020 Exam Sample Paper

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What is NSEB?

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The National Standard Examination in Biology popular in short as NSEB is an examination in Biology for the students pursuing their higher secondary education in India. The NSEB exam is usually conducted every year at the end of November. The organizing authorities and the Governing Bodies of the National Standard Examination in Biology are the National Association of Biology Teachers, the Indian Association of Physics Teachers, and the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE). Thousands of students take up this exam every year to enhance their biological knowledge and showcase their performances. Last year i,e. In 2019, the number of participant students had crossed 30,000 only from Class 12.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. How do I Qualify for NSEB?

Ans: National Standard Examination Biology is conducted across the schools in India. Students of Class 1 to 12 can take up this examination. Interested candidates can apply for more than one subject in the National Standard Examination provided that the exam schedule allows it. There is no restriction of marks to be obtained by the students in their academic exams. All they need is a keen interest in exploring the concepts in Biology.

Q2. How can I Prepare for NSEB Class 12?

Ans: Preparation for the NSEB class 12 is not rocket science. You just need to have dedication towards performing well in the exam, for which you will have to invest a lot of time. Students should have an in-depth knowledge of Class 11 and Class 12 biology topics. Students should be prepared for answering the application level and logic oriented questions more than just having factual knowledge.

Q3. Is NSEB Difficult?

Ans: National Standard Examination Biology is not so difficult. However, the aspirants should dedicate their time honestly for the exam preparation. Though the competition for scoring good ranks in NSEB is extremely high, students can crack these exams by getting themselves trained in any of the top-rated training institutes. Solving a set of sample papers and question papers of previous years also makes the students more efficient and confident. Students should be cautious while answering the questions in the exam because there is a negative marking for incorrect answers.

Q4. How can I Check my NSEB Result?


  • The NSEB examination results can be obtained from the official web portal. 

  • The NSE exam result 2020 link can also be used to verify the results.

  • The candidate seeking his / her result should have the exact roll numbers as printed on his / her admit card. 

  • Once the candidate’s roll number and date of birth are submitted, the results will be obtained on the display screen. It can be printed and saved for future reference.

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