Ans. There are four stages after NSEP, the last being the International Olympiad examination for Physics.
In the first stage, around 20,000 to 60,000 students participate in NSEP. From here top 300-500 students are sent for Indian National Olympiad (INO). In its second stage, 30-50 candidates with the highest score are eligible for orientation cum selection camp.
In the third stage, 4-5 students from orientation and selection camp go to the pre-departure camp. Finally, students from pre-departure camps get an opportunity to participate in the International Olympiads.
NSEP is an initial stage that finally leads to Indian National Olympiad followed by International Olympiads. Students securing a top rank in each of the stages are eligible for scholarships.