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    Previous Years Paper Analysis For NSEP

    By Safeer PP
    26 Sep'22  3 min read
    Previous Years Paper Analysis For NSEP
    Synopsis

    The National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) has many benefits. From scholarships to gold medals to even a direct placement with the Indian government’s Department of Atomic Energy. So to ace this prestigious exam, Careers360 has put together an analysis of question papers of the last six years.  

    Previous Years Paper Analysis For NSEP
    Synopsis

    The National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) has many benefits. From scholarships to gold medals to even a direct placement with the Indian government’s Department of Atomic Energy. So to ace this prestigious exam, Careers360 has put together an analysis of question papers of the last six years.  

    National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP), conducted by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers(IAPT) annually is a prestigious exam which recognises the pool of talents Physics enthusiasts across the nation.

    The NSEP is a completely voluntary examination which opens a number of avenues to those who wish to pursue careers in Physics. The toppers of NSEP can attend the Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO) which is a step towards the International Physics Olympiad. One of the main benefits of NSEP is that the gold medalist of NSEP can directly join DAE through an interview without any entrance examination. Also a maximum of 10 scholarships are given for students who take BSc Physics as their career after clearing NSEP.

    Here careers360 provides previous 6 year NSEP paper analysis with tips and references for NSEP preparation.

    NSEP Previous Year Paper Analysis

    The NSEP syllabus is similar to the CBSE Class 11 and 12 syllabus. So students can follow the topics of NCERT Class 11 and 12 Physics book. Chapter wise weightage for Class 11 and 12 are separately given below. The analysis is done referring to past papers of the NSEP. Careers360 analysed six papers of NSEP. The third column shows the weightage and not the number of questions. In theprevious NSEP paper there were questions of three marks with single correct option and six marks with multiple correct answers. For the analysis purpose three marks questions are given a weightage of one and six marks questions a weightage of two.

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    NSEP Class 11 Chapter Wise Weightage

    Chapters

    Units

    Weightage Of Questions

    Percentage Weightage

    Units And Measurement

    Mechanics

    8

    2.00

    Motion In A Straight Line

    5

    1.25

    Motion In A Plane

    15

    3.75

    Laws Of Motion

    10

    2.50

    Work Energy And Power

    23

    5.75

    System Of Particles And Rotational Motion

    16

    4.00

    Gravitation

    8

    2.00

    Mechanical Properties Of Solids

    3

    0.75

    Mechanical Properties Of Fluids

    21

    5.25

    Thermal Properties Of Matter

    Heat And Thermodynamics

    18

    4.50

    Thermodynamics

    12

    3.00

    Kinetic Theory

    5

    1.25

    Oscillations

    Oscillation And Waves

    22

    5.50

    Waves

    20

    5.00

    Five important chapters from Class 11 for NSEP are Work Energy And Power, Oscillations, Waves, Mechanical Properties Of Fluids and Thermal Properties Of Matter

    NSEP Class 12 Chapter Wise Weightage

    Chapters

    Units

    Weightage

    Percentage Weightage

    Electric Charges And Fields

    Electrodynamics

    18

    4.50

    Electrostatic Potential And Capacitance

    14

    3.50

    Current Electricity

    17

    4.25

    Moving Charges And Magnetism

    21

    5.25

    Magnetism And Matter

    5

    1.25

    Electromagnetic Induction

    9

    2.25

    Alternating Current

    18

    4.50

    Electromagnetic Waves

    4

    1.00

    Ray Optics And Optical Instruments

    Optics

    45

    11.25

    Wave Optics

    12

    3.00

    Dual Nature Of Radiation And Matter

    Modern Physics

    17

    4.25

    Atoms

    11

    2.75

    Nuclei

    6

    1.50

    Semiconductor Electronics Materials Devices And Simple Circuits

    17

    4.25

    Ray Optics And Optical Instruments, Moving Charges And Magnetism, Alternating Current, Electric Charges And Fields, Semiconductor Electronics Materials Devices And Simple Circuit and Current Electricity are six important chapters from Class 12 for NSEP.

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    Prerequisite

    Good problem solving skills with basic ideas of Geometry, Algebra, Vectors, Trigonometry and Calculus.

    Tips To Prepare NSEP

    • Solve all the ncert questions to built basic

    • Understand all the derivations

    • Solve more problems from NCERT exemplar and HC Verma

    • Solve at least previous 7 years question papers of NSEP and note down important concepts to be concentrated.

    • Note down all the important formulas and steps to approach a question.

    Best Books For NSEP

    • NCERT book for Class 11 and 12 Physics

    • NCERT Exemplar problems

    • HC Verma level 1 and level 2 problems

    • NSEP previous year questions that are available at official website of IAPT https://iapt.org.in

    Compared to CBSE or JEE Main, NSEP questions are more tough. So a good conceptual understanding as well as problem solving skill is required to crack an exam like NSEP.

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    • Applied and interdisciplinary physics
    • Physics
    • Electromagnetism
    • Electricity
    • Electrical engineering
    • Optics
    • Electric current
    • Semiconductor

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