Exams Date : Indian Association of Physics Teachers – IAPT Entrance Exam 2014

Indian Association of Physics Teachers – IAPT Entrance Exam 2014

IAPT Entrance Exam 2014 

National Standard Examinations in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy & Junior Science ( NSEP, NSEC, NSEB, NSEA & NSEJS ).

National Standard Examinations ( NSEP in Physics, NSEC in Chemistry, NSEB in Biology, NSEA in Astronomy and NSEJS in Junior Science ) are nationwide examinations organized by IAPT. IAPT have been conducting NSEP for last 26 years by now. NSEP, NSEC, NSEB and NSEA are at CBSE class XII level while NSEJS is at CBSE class X level. These NSEs are the first and The only Screening Tests leading towards International Olympiads in the respective subjects.

Olympiads are internationally recognized competitions in various fields of knowledge. They are the highest level examinations and are hosted by different countries every year. Participation in any of the Olympiads has worldwide recognition and is considered as a great achievement. International Olympiads are held every year in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Junior Science.

National Standard Examination in :

  • Physics – NSEP
  • Chemistry – NSEC
  • Biology – NSEB
  • Astronomy – NSEA
  • Junior Science – NSEJS

IAPT NSEP 2014 Exam Date

S.No.
Exam Details
Exam Date
Time
1National Standard Examinations in Physics ( NSEP )23rd November, 20149.30 am to 11.30 am
2National Standard Examinations in Chemistry ( NSEC )23rd November, 201512.30 pm to 02.30 pm
3National Standard Examinations in Biology ( NSEB )23rd November, 2014
4National Standard Examinations in Astronomy ( NSEA )23rd November, 20143.00 pm to 5.00 pm
5National Standard Examinations in Junior Science ( NSEJS )23rd November, 20143.00 pm to 5.00 pm

IAPT NSEP 2014 Application Form

You will have to appear for NSEP ( or NSEC / NSEB / NSEA / NSEJS ) and then through the Indian National Physics Olympiad ( INPhO or INChO or INBO or INAO or INOJS ) you may be selected for the further stages of the respective International Olympiad Program.

You must register from your OWN School / College. The Principal ( or Physics or Science Teacher ) of your College / Jr. College / High School will enroll you. He will give you all further instructions. In case you have any difficulty then refer to our website www.iapt.org.in. List of all NSE centres of last year ( viz 2014 – 15 ) is available on the website. The name of contact person at the respective centre is also indicated. Enrolment at the centers only. No direct enrolment.

Rupee 100/- per student per subject ( per examination ) to be paid in cash to the centre in charge. Do not send any money to IAPT Office. This exam fee cannot be refunded.

IAPT NSEP 2014 Eligibility

a) Eligibility Clause : To be eligible for the Stage II INO exam leading to the International Olympiad, a candidate must secure a score equal to or greater than a Minimum Admissible Score ( MAS ). The MAS for a given subject will be 50% of the average of the top ten scores in that subject rounded off to the nearest lower integer.

b) Proportional Representation Clause : Students from all States and UTs need to be encouraged to appear for the first stage examination and a nationwide representation for INO Stage II is desirable. The quota for each State/UT used in National Talent Search Examination ( NTSE ) 2013 – 14, a nationwide competitive examination will be used as the baseline for calculating the number of students qualifying for Stage II INO in each subject from centres in that State or UT.

Suppose the NTSE quota is S for a State, and the total for all States and UTs is T, then the total number of students to be selected to INO Stage II from that State would be S / T times 300, rounded off to the nearest higher integer. This number will include those selected on the basis of the Merit Index.

In the event of tie at the last position in the list, all students with same marks at this position will qualify to appear for the INO Stage II examination. The selected students must nevertheless satisfy the eligibility clause. The number to be selected from all the centres in each State or UT is available on the IAPT and HBCSE websites. ( www.iapt.org.in; http//olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in )

c) Minimum Representation Clause : Notwithstanding the proportional representation clause the number of students selected for INO from each State and UT must be at least one, provided that the eligibility clause is satisfied.

The above criteria are illustrated with the following examples:

(i) Let the quota on the basis of the Proportional Representation Clause (c) for a State SI be 20. Suppose the number of students satisfying the Merit Index Clause (b) in a subject is 10. These 10 students will qualify for the second stage INO exam in the given subject and an additional 10 students from the State SI in the given subject will be selected merit-wise, provided they satisfy the Eligibility Clause (a).

(ii) Let the quota on the basis of the Proportional Representation Clause (c) for a State SI be 20. Suppose the number of students satisfying the Merit Index Clause (b) in a subject is 30. In this case, all 30 students will qualify for the second stage INO exam in the given subject, and there will be no further selection from the State SI.

d) Merit Index Clause : There will be a high score called the Merit Index  (MI ) associated with each subject in Olympiads. The MI in a subject is defined as 80% of the average of the top ten scores in that subject rounded off to the nearest lower integer. All students with a score greater than or equal to the merit index MI for the subject will automatically qualify for INO Stage II examination in that subject. For example, if the average of top ten scores in a certain subject is 92, then 80% of this is 73.6. Then the MI in that subject will be 73. All candidates with a score equal to or above 73 in that subject will automatically qualify for INO stage II.

  • NSEP : Indian Students born on or after 1st July, 1995 and studying in std XII or lower as on 30th November, 2014.
  • NSEC : Indian Students born on or after 1st July, 1995 and studying in std XII or lower as on 30th November, 2014.
  • NSEB : Indian Students born on or after 1st July, 1995 and studying in std XII or lower as on 30th November, 2014.
  • NSEA : Indian Students born on or after 1st July, 1995 and studying in std XII or lower as on 30th November, 2014.
  • NSEJS : Indian Students born on or after 1st January, 2000 and studying in std X or lower as on 30th November, 2014.

IAPT NSEP 2014 Exam Pattern

1. Part A is evaluated of ALL the students. Part B is assessed of ONLY those students securing more than a certain “cut off” marks in Part A.

Part B is NOT evaluated of ALL the students. Students eligible to appear for INPHO are selected on the basis of marks obtained in parts A and B taken together.

NSEP : Part A : Multiple Choice Questions

Part A 1 : 40 questions with only single correct option ( negative marks for wrong answer ) + Part A 2 : 10 questions with any number ( 1,2,3 or 4 ) options may be correct All the correct options must be marked to get the credi + Part B : 5 or 6 Problems or Short Answer Questions.

NSEC / NSEB: Part A only ( i.e. ) 80 Multiple Choice questions. Negative marks for incorrect answers.

NSEA : 80 Multiple Choice questions. Negative mark (-1) for each incorrect answer These questions will be mostly in Physics, Maths and about 20% in Basic Astronomy.

NSEJS : 80 Multiple Choice questions in Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics Negative mark (-1) for each incorrect answer

2. Level of Question Paper :

  • CBSE Std. XII for NSEP, NSEC, NSEB, NSEA.
  • CBSE Std. X for NSEJS.

3. Language of Question Paper :

  • NSEP : Question Paper may be available in English, Hindi, Bangla & Gujarati provided there are at least 300 students opting for a language ( English.)
  • NSEC, NSEB, NSEA, NSEJS : Question Paper will be in English only.

4. Total Marks : 240.

Part A is evaluated of ALL the students. Part B is assessed of ONLY those students securing more than a certain “cut off” marks in Part A. Note, part B is NOT evaluated of ALL the students. Students eligible to appear for INPHO are selected on the basis of marks obtained in parts A and B taken together.

IAPT NSEP 2014 Selection Procedure

Entire selection process is meritbased. Following procedure is laid down for the selection of students for the IInd stage ( viz ) Indian National Olympiads ( INOs ) of the selection process.

Please Note :

1) The eligibility criteria are laid down by the authorities. ( and not by IAPT ).

2) It is your ( the student’s ) responsibility to determine that you satisfy the eligibility norms. If at some later stage it is found that you do not satisfy the norms you will be immediately disqualified. No refund of fees.

IAPT NSEP 2014 Important Dates

S.No.
Event
Date
1Note that all the five exams are on the same day23rd November, 2014
2Probable dates of INOs :31st January, 2015 and 1st February, 2015
3Expected date of results of INOs :1st March, 2015
4OCSCs :April - June, 2015
5International OlympiadJuly, 2015 Onwards
6Last Date of Enrollment15th September, 2014

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