NSEC 2022-23 Exam Sample Paper 1

NSEC 2022-23 Sample Papers With Solutions

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 2022 -23. 

Solving sample paper 1 plays a vital role while preparing for the National Standard Examinations in Chemistry (NSEC). The experts at Vedantu recommend solving as many sample papers as possible to crack the exam. One can avail the NSEC sample paper 1 on Vedantu’s site. Provided by our experts, it is the best way to understand the exam pattern and solve relevant questions. This NSEC sample paper 1 is solved by our Math wizards who are dedicated to training students for such contests.

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Exam Format

The examination for NSEC is conducted in the Offline mode. The time duration for the exam varies as per the applied test. The exam is conducted in both English and Hindi languages (the option for the same must be selected at the time of enrollment). The detailed exam pattern is as follows:-


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The questions are asked in the objective-type format and there is also a provision for negative marking. The NSEC question paper covers topics of Class 11 and 12. However, there is no specified NSEC syllabus provided by IAPT but it covers all topics from the CBSE board 11th and 12th standards syllabus.

Advantages of Practicing Sample Question Papers:

The Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) conducts the National Standard Examination in Chemistry among other NSE exams. It is an association of Physics Teachers, present pan India and helps in conducting the National Standard Examinations such as NSEP in Physics, NSEB in Biology, NSEA in Astronomy, and NSEJS in Junior Science.

  • The question paper available on the IAPT website will assist the students in becoming acquainted with the examination pattern, marking scheme, and difficulty level of the question paper. 

  • Solving the sample papers will help students prepare better for the examination and assess their level of preparation. 

  • This will assist the students to examine important and frequently asked questions from the previous year’s papers and help them in developing a better study plan to prepare for the exam. 

  • The students will also know their strengths and weaknesses and thus, know which topics to emphasize more on in this manner.

  • Practicing previous year’s papers will benefit the students on how to manage time in the actual examination.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. How to Download The Sample Question Papers For NSEC 2022?

The NSEC original question paper is available on the official website of IAPT. For obtaining the NSEC sample question papers for their practice purpose students can download the sample papers for NSEC by following the steps as follows:

Step 1: Visit the IAPT's official website.

Step 2: From the home page, students will find the National Standard Examination section.

Step 3: In the NSE section the IAPT question papers 2020 and answers keys are available. Students can click on the links, to download the papers.

Step 4: The IAPT question papers can be downloaded by the students in PDF format for future reference.

Step 5: Alternatively, the students can also use the direct links provided to download IAPT question papers.

2. What are the National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC) Eligibility Criteria?

The eligibility criteria for the NSEC is decided by the IAPT as follows:

1. Age Criteria:

  • To be eligible for the exam the candidate must be between the age of 15 years to 20 years.

2. Educational Criteria:

  • Candidates appearing for the NSEC test must not have passed/qualified for the class 12th Board exam or any other equivalent exam earlier than November 30 of the same year in which they will appear for the exam.

  • Candidates applying for the test are required not to apply for studying in a university or equivalent by June of the same year, appearing for NSEJS of the same year.

3. Other Criteria:

  • Candidates must possess or be eligible to possess an Indian passport issued by the Government of India.

  • Applicants must be residing & studying in India for at least 2 years or earlier before applying or must be studying in an Indian school for at least 2 years or earlier before applying.

3. What are the stages in the National Standard Examination Chemistry Olympiad (NSEC)?

The chemistry Olympiad consists of various stages to test the candidate’s ability for the exam. It has the following stages.

  • Stage 1: National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC).

  • Stage 2: Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (INChO).

  • Stage 3: Orientation cum Selection camp of Chemistry (OSC).

  • Stage 4: Pre-departure Training Camp for INChO (PDT).

  • Stage 5: Participation in the International Chemistry Olympiad.

Except for stage one which is led by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers- IAPT, all the other stages are administered and conducted by the HBCSE (Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education ).

4. What are the prizes for the NSE Chemistry Olympiad?

The main aim of the National Standard Examination in Chemistry is to involve the student’s interest with the highest participation possible from the country and showcase their talent worldwide.

  • The top 300 students in NSEC are eligible for INOC, which is the Indian National Olympiad in Chemistry or the second stage.

  • Certificates are awarded to the top 10% of students in each center (the list of centers can be found in the ‘Application Mode & Process Section').

  • The top 1% of students in each subject receive merit certificates.

  • The top 1% of students in the country receive a special Merit Certificate and a novel for their performance.

  • Gold medals will be awarded to the top 35 students for their exemplary performance.

5. How can a candidate apply for the NSEC?

A candidate can apply for the exam offline from the nearest NSE center. The center where the candidate will submit the application form will also be considered a venue for the examination. The registration process is compulsory for the national-level test i.e. INO. 

The following are the in filling the NSEC registration form:

  • Step 1: The Students must first visit the NSEC centers. Students can also pick up their application forms at any of their local NSEC centers.

  • Step 2: After visiting the nearest NSEC center, students should collect their NSEC 2021 registration form from the center coordinator and then submit it after filling out the necessary information carefully.

  • However, From 2022 Students can also apply online by clicking on the application form link available on the IAPT official website.

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