National Standard Examination in Astronomy (NSEA) 2020 – NSEA is organized by Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT). NSEA is exam will be conducted in November 2020. NSEA aims the selection of aspiring and talented students for the Astronomy Olympiad Program.
The dates for NSEA 2020 has been released and the exam will be conducted in November 2020 (from 2:00-4:00 PM). Students who have a knack for Astronomy and are interested in appearing for NSEA 2020 can get complete information on NSEA 2020 Eligibility, application form, exam pattern, syllabus and awards in the article given below.
NSEA 2020 Exam Dates (Tentative)
|EVENT||START DATE||END DATE|
|REGISTRATION FOR CENTRES||01st AUGUST 2020||20th AUGUST 2020|
|ENROLLMENT OF CANDIDATES||21st AUGUST 2020||15th SEPTEMBER 2020|
|LAST DATE FOR PAYMENT OF FEE BY THE CENTRE IN-CHARGE THROUGH CENTER LOGIN||18th SEPTEMBER 2020|
|DATES OF EXAMINATIONS FOR JUNIOR SCIENCE (NSEJS)||17th NOVEMBER 2020|
|DATES OF EXAMINATIONS FOR SENIOR SCIENCE (NSEP, NSEC, NSEB, NSEA)||24th NOVEMBER 2020|
|DISPLAY OF MARKS||18th DECEMBER 2020|
|ANNOUNCEMENT OF LIST OF CANDIDATES OF MI & ABOVE MAS||22th DECEMBER 2020|
|FINAL LIST OF SELECTED CANDIDATES FOR INO||25th DECEMBER 2020|
NSEA Astronomy Eligibility
The 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 are as follows:
- Must be eligible to hold an Indian passport.
- Date of birth between 1st July 2001 and June 30th, 2006 both days inclusive.
- Must be residing and studying in India since November 30, 2018 or earlier OR must be studying in an Indian school system since November 30, 2018 or earlier OR must be studying in an Indian school system since November 30, 2018 or earlier.
- Must not have passed (or scheduled to complete) class XII board examination or equivalent earlier than November 30, 2020.
- Must not have commenced (or planning to commence) studies in a university or equivalent institution by June 1, 2021
- Must not be appearing for any NSEJS 2020.
Check the Official Brochure: Here
NSEA 2020 Application Form
The application form of National Standard Examination in Astronomy is available throughout the month of September every year. NSEA 2019 Application Form is 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 an 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 2020 and duly submit it once you have filled it completely.
Direct link for NSEA Registration: Click Here
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 2019. The exam pattern based on last year’s NSEA Olympiad is listed in the table below:
|Subject||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
The syllabus for National Standard Examination in Astronomy 2020 is almost similar to 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.
NSEA Sample Papers 2020
National Standard Examination of Sample papers could be collected from the IAPT official site. Reference to the authenticate material will help you to enhance your exam preparation 10 times. To download authenticate NSEA Sample Papers Click Here.
NSEA Astronomy Awards
The basic objective of National Standard Examination in Astronomy is to find students talented enough to represent India at an international level. Top 300 performers of NSEA 2018 will qualify for the second round of Astronomy Olympiad i.e Indian National Astronomy Olympiad.