The Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) announced on their official website that the National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) for the year 2020 is delayed until any further notification. They would publish the updates after 15 September 2020. They will release these updates after consultation with the National Steering Committee and the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE).
Students who will be eligible and who will complete their registration process will receive their NSEP 2020 admit card before the examination.
Students who have decided to appear for NSEP 2020 will have to wait until 15 September 2020 to get the new schedule. Tentatively, the registration process for 2020-2021 will begin at the end of the year. Candidates who are eligible for this exam can complete the registration process and will receive their admit cards two weeks before their examination.
However, to make their registration acceptable, they should check whether they satisfy the following eligibility criteria.
Applicants should be a residing citizen of India.
They should be 15-20 years of age.
Candidates should still be a school student.
One cannot appear for this exam simultaneously if they already appear for NSEJS.
When a candidate meets these criteria, he or she will be able to register successfully.
The admit card consist of details related to a candidate. It also comprises a set of instructions stating what all are prohibited in the examination hall.
Here is a brief overview of the details mentioned in the admit card.
Personal details like name of the applicant and roll number.
Choice of Subject.
Details of their exam center.
Candidates should minutely check the spelling of their names and details of their exam center before accepting their admit cards. They should also check whether their choice of subject is printed correctly.
For candidates appearing from a different center other than their schools, the concerned address details should be checked, if possible, they should visit this center before their examination.
Apart from these details an admit card also comprises a list of prohibited things, a candidate should not carry to the examination hall. These include mobile phones, any other electronic gadgets, calculators, any paper, and a few other things.
Candidates should thoroughly go through their admit cards to find out the items that are restricted inside an examination hall. If an examinee brings any of these inside the examination halls, their candidature will be cancelled.
Exam dates for NSEP 2020 are not yet final. However, one can expect this exam to take place in the first month of 2021. After the release of the exam dates, dates for NSEP 2020 admit card download will be published. Moreover, NSEP admit cards will be available two or three weeks before the examination. Candidates can go to their respective centers and collect their admit cards from their center-in-charge.
Admit card is a vital proof of identity, but this is not sufficient. A candidate has to bring any of the following proofs of identity also.
Any other documents issued by the Government
If a candidate cannot produce any of these documents along with their admit card, they may not be allowed to sit for this exam.
The admit card for NSEP is generally issued only a few days before the exam. Therefore, as soon as candidates receive their admit cards, they should start with their final revisions. To qualify NSEP, candidates should make it a point to gain in-depth knowledge of every topic.
When only fourteen days are left for their exam, they should at first make a note of the chapters that are well prepared, and the chapters that need more revisions. After classifying their chapters they should start working accordingly.
NSEP is a reasonably tricky exam, and to qualify it, a candidate has to work hard. The most crucial part of any preparation lies in the last few days. Therefore, when a candidate receives their NSEP admit card, he should strategize to utilize this time effectively.
1. How Should I Register for NSEP?
Before registering, the candidate must ensure that they satisfy the eligibility criteria for this exam. If they are eligible for this exam, they can download the registration form from the official website of IAPT.
After this, they have to fill their details, including their name, parent’s name, address, the medium of examination, and details about their center. After filling in these details, they should sign a declaration stating this information to be authentic.
Finally, they have to submit this registration form along with 150 rupees to their center-in-charge. This amount is non-refundable, and it is a one-time payment. If they qualify for the next round; they do not have to pay any amount again.
2. What is the Pattern of NSEP?
NSEP is a 240 marks paper, with a total of seventy questions. It consists of mainly objective type questions. Its duration is two hours. There are two sections in this paper. The first section consists of 60 questions, and each question is of three marks. One mark will be deducted if they provide a wrong answer. In the second part, there are ten questions. Each question carries six marks. There is no negative marking in this section. In both sections, there are four choices for each question. A student will have to select the correct answer from the given options.