INPhO: Indian National Physics Olympiad


Indian National Physics Olympiad or INPhO is the second-stage of the 5 stage Physics Olympiad exam in India. It is conducted by the Homi Bhabha Centre for science education.
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The syllabus for INPhO is as follows-

  • Mechanics
  • Mechanics of rigid bodies
  • Hydromechanics
  • Thermodynamics and molecular physics
  • Oscillations and waves
  • Electric charges and electric field
  • Current and magnetic field
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Quantum Physics
  • Relativity

Preparation Tips-

Know your syllabus-

This is the most important step. Know your syllabus inside out. INPO is going to ask you questions only from the syllabus. The questions are asked mainly from 11th and 12th Physics syllabus.

Dedicate a particular time-

Set aside few hours particularly for the preparation of this exam. During this time, do not prepare for any other exam or school examinations. This time is solely for the INPO.

Choose the right sources-

It is very important to choose the correct books for the preparation. A lot of things depend on the resources you choose. You can also seek help from online sources such as- YouTube and Quora.

Have a time-table

Prepare a timetable and stick to it. You can also reward yourself if you manage to follow it and punish yourself if you don’t.

Regularity with the mock tests-

Sit for as many mock tests as possible. Don’t forget to analyze your mock tests. Analyze them so that you can find your weak areas and work to improve them.

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Anirudh Gupta
IIT Delhi Computer Science CBSE Class 12 - 94.2% RMO Awardee
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