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NSEJS 2020 Notification | Syllabus | Exam Pattern | Question Papers | Sample Papers


NSEJS is an acronym for National Standard Examination in Junior Science. NSEJS is the first stage exam of IJSO (International Junior Science Olympiad) program. NSEJS exam is conducted by IAPT (Indian Association of Physics Teachers).

A student want to go through successive stages of the program, he/she must enroll for NSEJS. NSEJS is held at a large number of centres in the country.

So, lets know more details about IJSO and its stages and then we know about NSEJS.


IJSO (International Junior Science Olympiad) program is a general science competition. It is an annual individual and team competition in the Natural Sciences for students who are under sixteen years old on 31st December of the competition year.

IJSO has been established in recognition of the significance of the Natural Sciences in the general education of young people and in all aspects of their lives. It is a purely educational event.

There are following main objectives of IJSO:

  1. To stimulate the active interest of students in the Natural Sciences.
  2. To promote their careers as scientists.
  3. To enhance and develop international contacts in the Natural Sciences.
  4. To promote future scientific collaboration.
  5. To encourage the formation of friendships within the scientific community.
  6. To offer the opportunity to compare the syllabus and educational trends in science education within the participating countries

IJSO Stages

IJSO is a five stages examination. The stages of IJSO are as below:

Stage 1 : NSEJS (National Standard Examination for Junior Science)

Stage 2 : INJSO (Indian National Junior Science Olympiad)

Stage 3 : OCSC (Orientation Cum Selection Camp)

Stage 4 : PDT (Pre Departure Training)

Stage 5 : IJSO (International Junior Science Olympiad)

Lets discuss these stages one by one.

Stage 1 NSEJS

As we have discussed in starting on this article that NSEJS is the first stage exam of IJSO program. NSEJS exam is conducted by IAPT in the month of November. All the remaining stages will be conducted by the HBCSE (Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education). NSEJS is an examination in Science for secondary school students.

NSEJS 2020 Notification


IAPT released the NSEJS 2020 notification of the official website of IAPT. In this notification, all the details regarding the NSEJS examination like application date, last syllabus, exam pattern are described, which are as below.

NSEJS 2020 Registration Dates

The NSEJS examination centers (school or colleges) registration will be open from 1 August 2020 to 20 August 2020 on the exam portal of NSEJS.

The students registration will be open from 1 August 2020 to 14 September 2020 on the exam portal of NSEJS and it is done by the registered centers. If the student’s school is not opting for examination center then he/she can contact his/her nearby schools which are opting for NSEJS examination center.

The exam portal of NSEJS 2020 is https://iaptexam.in/.

NSEJS 2020 Registration Fee

For Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya & Other Institutions, the registration fee for NSEJS 2020 is Rs 150.00.

The registration centre will retain Rs 10.00 (to be used for making student lists and printing admission tickets) and remit the balance of Rs 140.00 to IAPT.

NSEJS 2020 Eligiblity

To be appear in NSEJS, there are following eligibility required for the students:

>> Candidate’s Date of Birth (DOB): From 01 January 2005 to 31 December 2006 (Both dates are included)

>> Candidates must be studying in Class: 10th or in lower class.

>> Candidates must be Indian citizen.

>> Candidates must NOT be enrolled in NSEA, NSEP, NSEC, NSEB exams. 

NSEJS 2020 Last Date of Registration

The last date for the registration of students for NSEJS 2020 is 16 September 2020 (including this date).

NSEJS 2020 Admit Card

The admit card for NSEJS 2020 exam may be released in one or two weeks before NSEJS 2020 exam date.

NSEJS 2020 Syllabus

The NSEJS syllabus is equivalent to the secondary school level (upto Class X) of CBSE. The different basic subjects of science (physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics) will have roughly equal emphasis. This is only a broad guideline, and there is no detailed syllabus given for NSEJS. But, I collect all the previous year question papers of NSEJS and found the important topics of every chapter of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology for NSEJS Syllabus.

Click on NSEJS Syllabus Physics Chemistry Mathematics Biology Chapterwise Topics.

NSEJS 2020 Exam Date

The NSEJS 2020 exam will be conducted on 29 November 2020 from 10 AM to 12 PM.

NSEJS 2020 Time Duration

The time duration of NSEJS 2020 exam paper is 2 hours (from 10 AM to 12 PM). 

NSEJS 2020 Total Number of Questions Asked

In the NSEJS, there are total of 80 multiple choice questions, each with only one of the four options correct.

NSEJS 2020 Total Marks

In NSEJS exam, there are total of 80 questions:

For every correct answer >> +3 Marks

Thus, total marks in NSEJS is 80 x 3 = 240 Marks

NSEJS 2020 Exam Pattern

In the NSEJS, there are total of 80 questions asked in the questions paper. Out of 80 questions,

Total number of Physics questions = 20

Total number of Chemistry questions = 20

Total number of Maths questions = 20

Total number of Biology questions = 20

NSEJS Negative Marking

In the NSEJS, there is a negative marking. For every incorrect answer, you will be awarded for -1 (negative one) marks.

NSEJS 2020 Conducting Body

The NSEJS is conducted by IAPT.

NSEJS 2020 Result Date

The marks obtained will be displayed on 22 December 2020. The announcement of list of students of MI (Merit Index) and above MAS (Minimum Admissible Score) will be displayed on 26 December 2020 and the final list of selected students will be declared on 30 December 2020.

Read More : How to calculate MI and MAS

Number of Qualifying Students in NSEJS

In the result of NSEJS, the number of qualifying students is top 300 students in order of merit qualify to appear for the Second Stage of the Olympiad programme INJSO.

NSEJS 2020 Notification Summary

The summary of NSEJS 2020 is as below.

NSEJS 2020 Notification Summary
NotificationReleased Now
Registration Dates for Centers1 August 2020 to 20 August 2020
Registration Dates for Students1 August 2020 to 14 September 2020
Registration FeeRs 150 per students
EligibilityBorn on of after 01 Jan 2005 to 31 Dec 2006 & Studying Class 10 or below
Last Date for Fee Payment16 September 2020
Admit CardBefore One Week of NSEJS 2020 Exam
Exam Date29 November 2020
Duration (Timing)2 Hours (From 10 AM to 12 PM)
Total Number of Questions80
Negative Marking -1 for every incorrect answer
Total Marks240
SyllabusClass 9 and 10 Syllabus (Get More Syllabus Details)
Display of Marks22 December 2020
Announcement of CutOff26 December 2020
Final List of Selected Students30 December 2020

NSEJS Previous Year Question Papers

The question papers of NSEJS is as below.

NSEJS 2008 to 2019 Maths Question Bank With Answer Keys & Solutions
Free PDF 129 Math Short Tricks for NSEJS Exam
NSEJS Question Paper 2019-20
NSEJS Question Paper 2018-19
NSEJS Question Paper 2017-18
NSEJS Question Paper 2016-17
NSEJS Question Paper 2015-16
NSEJS Question Paper 2014-15
NSEJS Question Paper 2013-14
NSEJS Question Paper 2012-13
NSEJS QUestion Paper 2011-12
NSEJS Question Paper 2010-11
NSEJS Question Paper 2009-10
NSEJS Question Paper 2008-09
NSEJS PCMB Chapterwise Syllabus

Stage 2 INJSO

Based on performance in NSEJS, the top 300 students in order of merit qualify to appear for this Stage 2 INJSO (Indian National Junior Science Olympiad). In addition those students who have been exempted as described in the Enrolment page are also eligible to appear for INJSO. 

INJSO unlike the NSEJS, is organized by HBCSE in about 15 centers in the country.  

On the basis of performance in INJSO, the top 35 students in the merit list will be selected for Stage 3: OCSC in Junior Science.

INJSO Previous Year Question Papers

The question papers of INJSO is as below.

Stage 3 OCSC

OCSC (Orientation Cum Selection Camp) in IJSO Stage 3 will be organized by HBCSE sometime in April to June for 2-3 weeks. The precise dates will be announced prior to or along with the announcement of the selection list for the OCSC.

The merit list of OCSC in Junior Science will be prepared on the basis of the combined theoretical and experimental score aggregated over all the tests in the camp, with 60% weightage for theory and 40% weightage for experiment.

Performance in previous stages (NSEJS and INJSO) will NOT be a consideration for the merit list and awards of the OCSC.

The top 6 in the OCSC merit list will be declared to be special merit awardees. These special merit awardees will be given Rs. 5,000 each in the form of books and cash. In addition, there will be special prizes to recognize meritorious performance in theory and experiments.

The 6 special merit awardees in Junior Science selected at the end of the OCSC will constitute the 6 member student team for the IJSO (International Junior Science Olympiad), provided they satisfy required criteria such as age limit, holding valid Indian passport, medical fitness, parental consent, etc.

Stage 4 PDT

PDT (Pre Departure Training) will be for the selected 6 member student team. They will undergo a rigorous training programme at HBCSE in theory and experiment.

Special laboratories are being developed at HBCSE for the purpose of experimental training. Resource persons from HBCSE and different institutions across the country will train the students.

Stage 5 IJSO

In IJSO (International Junior Science Olympiad) exam, the 6 member students team and 3 teacher leaders will constitute the delegation to represent India. 

Since IJSO is a general science competition, the IJSO syllabus is therefore not strictly divided into the disciplines biology, chemistry and physics but rather intends to highlight basic general concepts in science.

IJSO Previous Year Question Papers

For previous year question papers of IJSO : Go To Official Website