- Indian National Physics Olympiad
The Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO for short) is an
Olympiadin Physicsheld in India. It is part of the selection process for the International Physics Olympiad.
The theory part of the INPhO examination is held in end-January/beginning February of every year. It is conducted by the
Indian Association of Physics Teachers. School students (usually of standards 11, 12) first need to qualify the National Standard Examination in Physics(NSEP) held in November of the preceding year. Among the 30,000+ students who sit for the NSEP, only the top 1% are selected for the INPhO.
About 55 students are selected from the written examination. Selected students have to then give a practical examination. A total of 30 students is selected from these to attend the International Physics Olympiad Training Camp (IPhOTC), held at
HBCSE, Mumbai. The team for the International Physics Olympiadis selected based on a rigorous procedure of theory and practical examinations at the IPhOTC.
Most of the students qualifying the INPhO are those completing their twelfth standard. However, there have been some cases of students qualifying INPhO at the end of eleventh standard itself.
Qualification for IPhOTC assures students of direct entry into the B.Sc Physics programme at the
Chennai Mathematical Institute.
India at the IPhO
International Physics Olympiad Training Camp
* [http://www.iisc.ernet.in/insa/ch5.pdf Information about India at the Science Olympiads]
* [http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/olympiads/ Homi Bhabha Centre For Science Education] (HBCSE), the nodal centre for the Olympiads in India.
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