NSEP Registration 2020
1. Why Should I Register for NSEP?
Ans. Appearing for NSEP is beneficial for students who want to pursue a career in Physics. This exam enables a candidate to compete on a national level and thereby helps them to evaluate themselves. Moreover, NSEP is the initial stage which leads to the Indian National Olympiad and finally to the International Olympiads.
The gold medallists of NSEP are eligible for a direct interview of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). They do not have to appear for any entrance tests. Besides, candidates who would study B.Sc. with Physics after qualifying NSEP will be eligible for scholarships as well. The main objective of this scheme is to encourage economically backward students to continue their education.
2. What is the Pattern of NSEP?
Ans. NSEP is an objective type examination which has a duration of two hours. There is a total of 70 questions, and each question has 4 answer choices. The total mark for this exam is 240. The paper has two parts.
The first part has a total of 60 questions, and each question carries 3 marks. Besides this, there is also a negative marking for every wrong answer. A single wrong answer can lead to the deduction of 1 mark.
The second part of this NSEP paper has 10 questions. Each question carries 6 marks. However, there is no negative marking in this section. Solving both these parts of the NSEP paper demands conceptual clarity. So students should concentrate on developing their in-depth knowledge about every topic.