NSEP 2022 Exam: How to Avail Scholarship?

What is NSEP Scholarship?

The NSEP Examination is solely based on Physics and has been organised since 1987 by IAPT (Indian Association of Physics Teachers). This voluntary examination is held for selecting the most prominent students who have immense enthusiasm and skills in Physics. Thousands of students participate in this examination, but only a few can qualify as this is a highly competitive exam. NSEP is also considered to be the first stage that has to be qualified for taking part in the International Olympiad of Science. This examination is not linked with any entrance examination or scholarship examination. 

This examination is conducted on the regional level by all the states and UTs. This is a pen-paper examination, and students are allowed to take the question paper with themselves. NSEP is conducted in English, Hindi, and other languages recognised by the Indian constitution. For this examination, it is very important to be a citizen of India in a legal manner because only Indian citizens can participate in the NSEP examination. 

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How to Get the NSEP Scholarship?

The National Standard Examination in Physics is not linked with any kind of scholarship that immediately gives the advantage. The scholarship comes into effect only after a student has qualified for the examination and decides to pursue Physics as a subject for undergraduate study. This scholarship or opportunity to students is given to encourage them to take Physics as their undergraduate subject as there is doubt that this field has an enormous amount of career opportunities. This also helps the organisation to have great physicists for the country. 

NSEP is not linked to any kind of institution but candidates who are seeking to do BSC in Physics after they complete their schooling are given a special privileged scholarship. Every year ten students are given this scholarship. 

Eligibility Criteria for NSEP 

Before candidates understand how to prepare for NSEP, the candidates should know the complete eligibility criteria for the NSEP 2022 examination. 

  • The student must first and foremost be an Indian citizen.

  • The NSEP test is designed for students in grades nine and ten.

  • Students who have completed the twelfth-grade test are ineligible to take this test.

  • The students must be between the ages of fifteen and twenty. The student will be dropped from the curriculum if he or she is considered to be ineligible for the test.

  • The student must pay a one-time fee of Rs 150 during the NSEP registration period.

  • The student must not have finished 12th grade before November 30th of the test year.

  • Any candidate who has previously represented India in the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) or the Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) is ineligible to compete in the NSEP.

  • The candidate must not have applied to or be intending to apply to any university in the year following the olympiad.

Syllabus for NSEP 

The syllabus for NSEP is based on NCERT’s Physics textbook. Students can refer to NCERT for clearing the basics and then can read and learn from other reference books. 

Chapters in the NCERT  

List of All the Important Topics as Per the Chapter

Geometrical Optics

Refraction in general, Refraction at the plane surface, TIR, Lens, Refraction by spherical surface, Refraction by Prisms and Spherical mirror

Alternating current

AC circuit and Resonance 

Capacitor Center of mass, momentum & collision

Combination of Capacitors and a capacitor with a dielectric Head-on collision and Motion of com

Circular Motion

Circular motion in a vertical plane and Kinematics of circular motion.

Current Electricity

Power, energy, battery, EMF, terminal voltage, instruments, and Kirchhoff's law

Electromagnetic Field

Magnetic field due to ring, Magnetic Force and torque on a current-carrying loop, dipole moment, Magnetic force on a charge, magnetic field due to a magnet and earth, magnetic field due to a straight wire, 

Electro-Magnetic Induction

Self-inductance EMF & magnetic energy density.

Electrostatics

Coulomb's law, Electric potential and potential difference, Flux calculation and gauss's law, Electric pressure and Conductor and its properties.

Semiconductor

Diode, Logic Gates, and  Transistors

Work, power, Energy

Work-energy theorem and  work are done by a variable force

Simple harmonic Motion

Spring mass system and the equation of SHM.

Thermodynamics

Root mean square velocity, kinetic energy, and the first law of thermodynamics

Heat Transfer

Thermal conduction in linear conductors

Modern Physics-1

Photoelectric effect, X-ray, and electronic transition in the h/h-like atom/species.

Newton's law of Motion

Calculation of force and the acceleration

Fluid

Force of buoyancy and Archimedes principle

Rectilinear Motion

The motion under gravity and Equation of motion

Sound Wave

Doppler effect, resonance, and Organ pipes

Gravitation

The universal law of gravitation

Rotation

Moment of inertia

Wave optics

YDSE with monochromatic light

Surface Tension

Excess pressure in drops and bubble

How to Prepare for the NSEP Examination?

All the competitive examinations are designed in a way to test the aptitude and the logical knowledge of the candidates. In the same way, the NSEP examination is designed to measure the student’s logical, analytical, and theoretical knowledge in Physics. To have complete knowledge about the subject, there is a need that the students should start preparing for the examination with a good plan. Here are a few of the important points that the candidates should remember while preparing for the NSEP  examination.  

  • Prepare a Complete Study Plan: If a candidate randomly chooses a topic and prepares on his own, it won’t be helping him or her to ace this examination. The candidate should first go through the NCERT books and then move on and prepare from the advanced reference books. Reference books should only be used if the candidate has doubts regarding any concept.  

  • Be Thorough With the Syllabus: The candidate who has aimed at clearing the NSEP examination should know the entire syllabus. He or she should be able to identify the topics that he or she knows and also the topics that need to be covered. All the topics covered should be revised once. 

  • Practising the Mock Test: When the candidate has successfully completed the entire syllabus, they should move on and start practising the mock test and the previous years’ questions papers. Practising the questions papers will only help the candidate to get familiar with the types of questions that will be asked in the examination. Practising the mock test without taking the help of a mentor will only help the candidates to manage the time for the official NSEP examination. 

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is the Syllabus of the NSEP 2022 Examination?

Ans: The NSEP syllabus is set by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT). NCERT syllabus up to class 12th will be used to address the questions. The NSEP Exam is used to assess a candidate's theoretical and experimental abilities. Math is also used in the curriculum to assess a candidate's problem-solving abilities. Topics covered by the NSEP include:

  1. Measurement techniques and apparatus

  2. Data Analysis

  3. Geometry and stereometry

  4. Approximate and electromagnetic Fields

  5. Oscillations and Waves

  6. Dynamics

  7. Mechanics Numerical methods etc.

2. What is the Exam Pattern For the NSEP 2022?

Ans: The complete examination pattern for the NSEP 2022 is given below.

  1. A1 and A2 are the two components of the NSEP 2022 test.

  2. Section A1 will have 60 questions worth 180 points, and part A2 will have 10 questions worth 60 points.

  3. NSEP 2021 will have a cumulative ranking of 240 points.

  4. Students will also lose one rating for each incorrect answer, and three points will be credited to their scores for each correct answer.

  5. The query paper will be available in a variety of languages, including English, Hindi, Gujarati, and Bangla. During the NSEP enrollment process, students must choose one.

3. What is the Benefit of the NSEP 2022 Scholarship For the Students?

Ans: The candidates who participate in the NSEP 2022 scholarship examination have multiple benefits and one of the benefits is that the student who participates in this examination is entitled to a scholarship only if he or she qualifies for this examination and is interested in taking a B.Sc in Physics. Every year a maximum of ten scholarships is awarded for the most deserving candidates. 


The gold medalist has the option of directly attending an interview in the Department of Atomic energy directly after they are done with their education. The gold medalist can skip the written examination that takes place before the interview stage. The top qualifying candidates at the national level will be given a special merit certificate and the students who are in the top 35 will be awarded gold medals. 

4. What is the benefit of the NSEP 2022 Scholarship for the students?

Ans: The candidates who participate in the NSEP 2022 scholarship examination have multiple benefits and one of the benefits is that the student who participates in this examination is entitled to a scholarship only if he or she qualifies for this examination and is interested in taking a B.Sc in Physics. Every year a maximum of ten scholarships is awarded for the most deserving candidates.


The gold medalist has the option of directly attending an interview in the Department of Atomic energy directly after they are done with their education. The gold medalist can skip the written examination that takes place before the interview stage. The top qualifying candidates at the national level will be given a special merit certificate, and the students who are in the top 35 will be awarded gold medals. 

5. How to crack NSEP?

Ans: Even the toughest examination of the country could be easily cracked or scored. The same is with NSEP. NSEP is considered to be the first stage of the olympiad program for Physics. To crack any examination, it is important to have the correct study material. NCERT of the Class 11th and 12th is considered to be the initial books that every student should study completely. Students can also refer to the study material provided by Vedantu. 


Vedantu also provided high-level mock tests and sample papers with all the previous year question papers to help students in cracking the examination. With proper planning and management of the time, NSEP could be easily cracked. 

6. List out the importance of taking part in the NSEP 2022 Mock Test. 

Ans: There are many advantages of writing a mock test for the NSEP examination. Mock tests in a way help the candidate to save time as they will already be familiar with the questions. Even if the candidate is familiar with all the topics, many tend to make mistakes while writing the answers. A mock test helps in identifying the type of error that the candidates are making. The chances of repeating the same error in the actual examination will very likely reduce. 

7. How to apply for NSEP?

Ans: Candidates who want to take the NCEP exam must complete a series of steps. Candidates are required to first download a registration form from the IAPT's official website. They must fill in all of their information after downloading the form. The candidate's name, address, parents' names, and the chosen language in which he or she wishes to take the exam should all be included. 

After entering all of the correct details, the applicant must sign a document indicating that everything is correct. The registration and declaration form, as well as a fee of Rs. 150 and the name of the centre where the applicant wishes to take the test, must be submitted. The fee is a one-time fee. If a candidate qualifies for the next round, he or she should not be concerned about the fee. 

8. How to get the NSEP 2022 Admit Card?

Ans: Students will get their IAPT 2022 admit cards by taking the steps outlined below.

  • Visit the official website for the test.

  • Click on the link that says NSEP Admit card.

  • In the appropriate areas, enter the student's identification number and date of birth.

  • Select 'Login' from the drop-down menu.

  • On the phone, NSEP hall tickets 2022 will appear.

  • To use later, take a printout or a screenshot of the page.

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