National Level Skill-Based Test Competition | Winners Awarded As Cash Prize | Online Competition For School/College Students

Hello Students/Learners, this post is to inform the best opportunity to their future/career growth, about the National Level Skill-Based Test for students of Class 9/10/11/12 and College Students (including B.Sc/M.Sc). Golden Opportunity for school-going students/college students/university students to participate in the Competition on Physics.

About National Anveshika Experimental Skill Test

National Anveshika Experimental Skill Test (NAEST), is launched by the National Anveshika Network of India in collaboration with the Centre of Continuing Education, IIT Kanpur. The Chief coordinator is Professor H.C. Verma. NAEST conducted to be aimed to inculcate the culture of doing physics experiments. IAPT (Indian Association of Physics Teachers) is committed to improving the quality of physics education in India. Established in 1984, it has more than 8000 life members, who act as a workforce to implement its programs. Anveshika is a program of IAPT. Anushka is a center where students and teachers can learn experiment-based physics.

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Test Description

NANI conducts National Anveshika Experimental Skill Test (NAEST) every year through the Anveshikas to encourage the culture of doing experiments since 2014. NAEST is a unique examination and perhaps the first of its kind in India. NAEST is organized for two groups,

  • Junior (18 years and below, as on 31 July 2021)
  • Senior (Above 18 years, as on 31 July 2021)

Experimental skills are the foundations of understanding and applying science to mankind. Despite the COVID Lockdown, we bring to the school and college students of India. NAEST-2020 in a new online format being hosted by IIT-Kanpur under the aegis of our National Coordinator Prof HC Verma (Padamshree). This year before the screening phase we have an innovative program of mentoring the students over a period of 40 days into honing their experimental skills. All students should definitely register  The best opportunity available to develop experimental skills in India.  

Eligibility Criteria

School-level Students: IX-XII class students

University Level/College Students: B.Sc. &M.Sc. Students

Important Dates & Deadlines

CompetitionNational Level Skill-Based Test
Organized ByIIT Kanpur
Based OnPhysics Experiments
Registration Opens ! August, 2021
Registration FreeNO Registration Charges(FREE!!)
Screening 20 September 2021
PrelimsThe second week of October 2021
FinalNovember 2021

Selection Criteria/Procedure

  • Screening
  • Prelims
  • Finals


In the screening round, 8 to 10 short videos of some innovative experiments will be shown to students. Questions, based on the experiments shown in those videos, will be asked to test their observation skill and basic understanding of the subject.
Note: The test window will remain open for 24 hours. Students can appear as per their convenience in a pre-opted 1-hour slot.

Mode: Online on mooKIT platform.


A unique round to perform experiments at home, with the material easily available. Selected students from the screening will be allowed in prelims. Prelims focuses on performing experiments, analysis of the data, and inference by the participants. Prelims toppers will compete in the next round. Details will be shared with the selected students.

Mode: At home 


Selected students from Prelims will enter the Finals. Here they will perform rigorous experiments. Details will be shared with the selected students.

Mode: At home, with NANI ka Dabba provided.

Perks & Benefits

  • IIT Kanpur Verified Certificate
  • Prizes


Screening: Participation certificate by IIT KANPUR, for eligible students participating in screening, based on their performance. Eligibility Criteria: Above Cut-off marks in screening test. 

Prelims: (Regional Prizes):

  • First      Rs. 1000/-
  • Second  Rs. 750/-
  • Third     Rs. 500/-,

Finals: (National Prizes)

  • 1. Winner: Rs 5000/-
  • 2. First runner up: Rs 3000/- 
  • 3. Second runner up: Rs 2000/-

(These National level prizes are under IAPT-Shilpa Nandkumar Memorial Award constituted for Junior and Senior groups separately. )

Participate in this Skill Test to test your knowledge of quantum physics, quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, applied physics, particle physics, medical physics, fundamentals of physics, electricity, and magnetism, condensed matter physics, basic physics, and do a hands-on experiments of double slit experiment, hawthorne experiment. After successful competition of this skill test, you will get a free IIT Kanpur certificate from IIT college. Apply Link is given below.

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