NSEC 2020 Exam Pattern
Q1. How can you Fill the NSEC 2020 Application Form?
Answer: The application form of NSEC is available throughout September every year, at respective NSE Centres. To get the NSEC Application Form, please follow the steps given below:
Step 1: First you have to locate the nearest NSE Centre. IAPT has established over one thousand centers across the country.
Step 2: After filling the NSEC application form, submit it back at the NSE Centre.
Q2. What is the Exam Pattern and Structure for the NSEC Exam?
Answer: NSEC question paper consists of 80 multiple choice questions and each one has four given options with 1 correct answer. The exam language is English. The exam duration is 2 hours. NSEC exam does not emphasize rote memory, but the comprehension of the structure.
Q3. What are the Different Stages in the Chemistry Olympiad.
Answer: The Chemistry Olympiad usually consists of the following stages:
Stage I: NSEC - National Standard Examination in Chemistry.
Stage II: INChO - Indian National Chemistry Olympiad.
Stage III: OSC - Orientation cum Selection Camp in chemistry.
Stage IV: PDT - Pre-departure Training Camp.
Stage V: IChO - Participation in International Chemistry Olympiad.
All the stages are planned and organized by HBCSE except for the first stage. The Indian Association of Physics Teachers organizes the first stage. Stage 1 is entirely the responsibility of IAPT. HBCSE organizes all the remaining stages.
Q4. What are the Reference Books for NSEC 2020 Syllabus?
Answer: For the IAPT NSEC syllabus, there is no requirement for a significant deviation from preparation from entrance exams like JEE or AIPMT, etc. But for INCHO, one has to devote at least 1 to 2 daily.
But it is always worthy of giving time for preparation towards NSEC as it strengthens one's concept in chemistry to a great extent.
It would be great to practice older past papers.
Of the books mentioned at least, one should buy J D Lee for inorganic and any of the organic books for INCHO. The older editions of many of these books are also available online and can be referred.
Advanced problems in organic chemistry by Balaji Publications - Is ideally meant for JEE but are a good practice for NSEC also.
Indian National Chemistry Olympiad 2014 with Solved Papers NSEC & INChO by Arihant Publications - This is an alternative to past papers. Additionally, one can also practice the Chemistry Olympiad papers of other countries.