Registration for NAEST 2021 closes at 11:59 PM IST on 17.9.2021.


To take the mock quiz on 19th Sept and the final screening quiz on 20th Sept, please follow these steps:


About NANI

Experiments are integral part of science. History shows how careful observations and suitably designed experiments have changed the course of human development in all aspects. To promote these skills among students, National Anveshika Network of India (NANI), a unit of Indian Association of physics Teachers, conducts a competition NAEST (National Anveshika Experimental Skill Test) based on Physics Experiments each year since 2014. This is probably the only test of its kind in India.


Course 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 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)


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.


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. )


NAEST-2021 Important Dates

Registration opens on 1 August 2021

1. Screening: 20 September 2021

2. Prelims: Second week of October 2021

3. Finals: November 2021

Exact dates & mode of prelims / finals will be communicated to selected students by email. Once registered, be alert and check for mails regularly.