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NSEA 2018

National Standard Examination in Astronomy (NSEA) 2018- खगोल विज्ञान राष्ट्रीय मानक परीक्षा: NSEA is organized by Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT). NSEA is usually conducted in the month of November every year at thousands of test centres across the country. NSEA aims the selection of aspiring and talented students for Astronomy Olympiad Program. The dates for NSEA 2018 are yet to be announced but will tentatively commence in the month of November, 2018. Students who have a knack for Astronomy and are interested in appearing for NSEA 2018 can get complete information on NSEA 2018 Eligibility, application form, exam pattern, syllabus and awards in the article given below.

NSEA 2017 - National Standard Examination in Astrology

NSE Astronomy Eligibility

Student must himself ensure that he fulfills each criterion of NSEA Eligibility Criteria. At any stage if the student is found not eligible, he/she will be immediately kicked out of the examination. The eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Student must be an Indian citizen born on or after 1 January, 1999 and is studying in Class XII or lower as on November, 2018.

NSEA 2018 Application Form

The application form of National Standard Examination in Astronomy is available throughout the month of September every year. NSEA 2018 Application Form are distributed by offline means only and will be available at any of the NSE Centre. IAPT have thousands of NSE Centres spread uniformly across the country. You can get your copy of NSEA Application Form by following these steps:

  • Locating nearest NSE Centre: First, you will have to locate a NSE Centre nearest to you. As mentioned above IAPT has established thousands of centres in the past decade. You can easily get a list of all centres with name, address and contact number here in this link. Please remember that the centre you submit the application form in will be your centre for the examination.
  • Filling the Application Form: Once you have successfully located the examination centre, you can collect NSEA Application Form 2018 and duly submit it once you have filled it completely.

NSEA Exam Pattern

NSEA question paper will contain a total of 80 questions. Each correct answer will award 3 marks and an incorrect answer will result in deduction of 1 mark, there is negative marking in NSEA 2018. The exam pattern based on last year’s NSEA Olympiad is listed in the table below:

SubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Grand Total80240

NSEA Syllabus

The syllabus for National Standard Examination in Astronomy 2018 is almost similar as the curriculum followed by CBSE, ICSE or State Board affiliated schools in India. However, only basic guidelines for the course are given. No specific NSEA Syllabus has been released yet.

NSE Astronomy Awards

The basic objective of National Standard Examination in Astronomy is to find students talented enough to represent India at international level. Top 300 performers of NSEA 2018 will qualify for the second round of Astronomy Olympiad i.e Indian National Astronomy Olympiad.


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