Individual Registration ForThe NAC
For the very first time, individual students can independently register for the NAC, without having to go through school registrations.
Whether you are passionate about astronomy and space or simply want to learn more, the NAC is the best launchpad, providing you with a unique learning experience, world class research based preparation material and opportunity to compete with rest of world for the recognition for your interest and passion. Award felicitation , ISRO visit and many more accolades for every aspirants to compete for. More importantly, an opportunity to make your school and parents proud. So Challenge yourself – Challenge the world!
Reasons to participate
There are numerous reasons for participating in the National Astronomy Challenge:
*Pursue Interest in Astronomy: Considered to be the Mother of Science, Astronomy is an excellent STEM field with immense potential, and the NAC is a great launchpad to pursue and evaluate your interest in astronomy.
*Only Challenge on Astronomy: The NAC is one-of-a-kind, which will educate, engage and evaluate. No other Exam engages the children in the fun way like we do!
*Recognition: The efforts of students and their interests in astronomy are encouraged and recognized through the NAC, where shortlisted students are invited to the platform to get recognized and inspired from leaders of the space industry and academia.
*Competitive Environment: NAC encourages healthy competition amongst students, providing them a platform where each student can use knowledge and creativity to excel and achieve.
*Comprehensive grade wise Content: We provide a comprehensive content, which has been well researched and prepared by our team of experts.
Students Across The Globe Can Apply!
For the first time, the National Astronomy Challenge is available to students worldwide! Wherever you are located, whether you do homeschooling or you study in school, whether you are with CBSE or you follow IB curriculum, you are welcome to register yourself for the NAC and appear for the challenge
Who can participate?
*Students have an option of participating in NAC directly without going through school.
*Irrespective of education board and geography, students from Grade IV (4th ) to Grade IX (9th ) are welcome to participate in the National Astronomy Challenge.
Format Of The Challenge
*Desktop/Laptop/Tablet with inbuilt camera
*Dedicated space & time
*Predefined scheduling of NAC
*60 questions to be attempted in 60 minutes
*Multiple Choice questions
*Online proctored administration
*Percentile based assessment
*Negative Marking for wrong answers
Rewards and Recognition
NAC, through its reward and recognition program, would like to ignite the spark of learning among young generation in the field of Astronomy. The Children would be acknowledged for their achievement through various rewards. While, all participants would receive Certificate of Participation, those attaining merit would be given Certificate of Merit.
Two participants from each grade, who attain the highest percentile would be announced as National Champions. National Champions would represent their school, along with their school coordinators, for a 3-days experiential astronomy camp and award felicitation at Chennai. The national champions will get an opportunity to visit ISRO Facility at Shri Harikota and get to meet inspiring leaders and academicians whose guidance set them up for the success.
Remember these important dates so you do not miss out on the NAC!
Please note: the dates of the award felicitation and visit to ISRO will be finalised
based on the prevailing COVID-19 condition.
Registration Starts: August 15th, 2020
Registration Close: December 20th, 2020
Preparation Material Access: Within 48 hours of registration
NAC Condution (School & Individuals):January 9th - January 23th, 2020
Declration of Results: Febuary 2021
Award Felicitation: March 2021
Participation Fee: 37 Qatari Riyal