Eligibility Criteria for NSEP 2020
1. Why Should I Appear for NSEP?
Ans. The National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) is a crucial exam for the students who want to pursue a career in Physics. Candidates securing a rank within the top 300 to 500 will be qualified to appear in the second stage of this exam.
The second stage of this exam is the Indian National Physics Olympiad, conducted by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE). The toppers of the second stage will be qualified to appear for the International Olympiad representing India. Therefore, NSEP is the first step leading to the International Olympiad.
Moreover, applicants who are gold medallists in this exam can directly appear for the interview of DAE. They will not have to appear for their entrance examinations. Besides, a candidate scoring a good rank in this exam is also entitled to scholarships which will help them in their further studies.
2. What is the Next Stage After NSEP?
Ans. NSEP is the first step which finally leads to the International Olympiads. However, there are several intermediate stages that follow after a candidate qualifies in this exam. The several stages which follow after NSEP are as follows.
A candidate qualifying NSEP with a high rank (within the top 500) is eligible for the second stage that is the Indian National Physics Olympiad. The top 30 or 40 rank holders will be eligible for the next stage. The next stage includes orientation cum selection which is conducted by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE).
The top 4 to 6 candidates will be allowed in the pre-departure camp conducted by the HBCSE. These candidates will finally represent India in the International Olympiads.