International Physics Olympiad (IPhO)

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The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is an annual event, which is held in the month of June - July every year.  The country of the venue of IPhO varies from year to year.  The Physics Olympiad programme in India aim to promote excellence in Physics at the pre-university stage and to select and train participants for the IPhO. Students of Std. 9th onwards can take part.

Stage I: National Standard Examination in Physics

NSEP is the first stage in selection of students for the physics Olympiad Programme, which is organised by the IAPT- Indian Association of Physics Teachers. Every student aspiring to go through the successive stages of the programme must enroll for NSEP.  National Standard Examination in Physics is held at a large number of centers in the country.

ALLEN’s NSEP Workshop

In this workshop we give in-depth knowledge of syllabus and major topics physics of class 11th and 12th (NCERT). Experts Faculties for International Olympiads provide training to students as per syllabus of NSEP. We conduct Mock test and provide solutions to last year question paper for better practice.

NSEP exam does not emphasize on rote memory, but the comprehension of the structure.

The format is as follows:

Exam Pattern and Structure
Part A (180 marks) 50 multiple choice questions consisting of-
(A1) 40 questions.
Each question with only one of the four options is correct
(A2) 10 questions.
Each question with one or more than one options can be right. To get credit, no incorrect option or options should be marked and all correct option or options must be marked.
Part B (60 marks) 5 or 6 questions are problems or short-answer type questions. All the questions carry equal marks.
Language: English universal.
However, the NSEP question papers may be available in Hindi and other regional languages provided that there are more than 300 students for that language. However, this has to be checked with IAPT.

Stage II: Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO)

NSEP is the stepping stone for all the INPhO. NSEP is conducted in order to reach out the maximum number of deserving students in Physics from across the country. The Questions and problems to be attempted in National Olympiads are usually non-conventional and of high difficulty level, comparable to International Olympiads. Only 35 students will be chosen for OCSC Physics. If there is tie at the last position, all students with the same marks at the last position will qualify for OCSC at the respective level.

Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Physics

COCSC in physics is organized by HBCSE every year tentatively in April to June every year. The camps involve thorough understanding of topics through theoretical as well as practical i.e... Experimental tests and lectures. At the beginning of the function, orientation is provided to students while the programme ends with a valedictory function where distinguished scientists are invited to speak to the students. The students are ranked on the basis of the total scores achieved in all the tests in the camp. For this ranking, 60% weightage is given to theoretical tests and 40% weightage is given to experiments. Performances in previous stages (NSEP and INPhO) are not considered for the preparation of the merit list and awards of the OCSC physics. The top 5 in the OCSC physics merit list will be special merit awardees and will be members of the Indian team for IPhO.

Allen's BOOT Camp (ABC) :

We conduct residential workshop (ABC) at Kota and our Subject Experts provide rigorous training to students qualified in INPhO for OCSC Physics and prepare them for theoretical and Practical tasks. We have well designed Laboratories to prepare students for the practical training.

Stage IV

Pre-departure Training (PDT) Camps for IPhO The selected Indian team will undergo a rigorous training programme at HBCSE in theory and experiment. Trained personnel and eminent personalities will be faculties to train the team of students. The duration of training will be subject to IPhO regulations.

Stage V

Participation in IPhO: The 5 member student team, 2 teacher leaders and 1 scientific observer constitute the delegation to represent India at the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO).