National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP)

National Standard Examination At 12th level -

National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP), conducted every year since 1987, has become the most 'visible' activity of IAPT. It is a voluntary examination. More than 2,00,000 students at about 1,500 centres appeared in this examination. A number of them are in towns and villages also. The participation, purely voluntary, offers an opportunity to measure one's standing against a national standard. NSEP is not linked to any entrance or scholarship award. Students are allowed to take away the question paper and the solutions are provided to them after a week. The NSEP is carried out in English, Hindi & a few other Indian languages.


Gold medalists in NSEP, after they complete their education, may join DAE directly through interview without appearing in their entrance test.


A number of scholarships (subject to a maximum of 10) have been instituted to encourage students to take-up physics as a career. Those who seek admission in B.Sc. (with physics) after NSEP are eligible for these scholarships.