Screening Test

ViBha-IAPT Anveshika (Hyd) Telanagana

AUGUST 18, 2018


National Anveshika Network of India (NANI) is conducting National Anveshika Experimental Skills Test (NAEST) at all the Anveshika centers to encourage the culture of doing experiments. NAEST is being organized at two levels, (1) School Level for Class 9 to Class 12 and (2) College Level for BSc and MSc. The test format consists of screening round, preliminary and finals. This report is for screening test.

For screening test, nominations are invited from schools/colleges for participation in NAEST. A limited number of nominations per institution are accepted. In special cases, individual nominations can also be accepted. Out of the total nominations received at each Anveshika, screening is done to select students for preliminary round, through a video quiz. A short experiment is shown in each video and questions are asked based on the experiments shown.

In Telangana, NAEST was organized in association with Vigyana Bharati, State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT), Forum for Physical Science Teachers (FPST), and other physics enthusiasts and volunteers. It was a voluntary effort supported by large number of volunteers. No financial assistance was taken from any organization (except NANI).

The attempt was made to reach all districts of Telangana. The test was conducted at multiple centres. Availability of committed volunteer (coordinator) was key factor for deciding test centre. Guideline for each centre was 100 students from minimum of 10 schools. More than 7000 students, mostly from government schools (ZPHS), participated in the screening round. These students were nominated by the schools. Nomination criteria was a maximum of 10 students per school (or maximum 5% of total strength in class 9th to 12th). In some districts, only 2 students per school were allowed in order to reach more number of schools. This way, more than 800 schools were reached.

The evaluation of screening test was carried out by respective centre coordinator. The selection criteria from each centre was a minimum of 1 student per centre and maximum of 1% of the students participated at that centre. Total 120 students were selected for preliminary test (next round).

The preliminary test was conducted at three centres namely (1) Hyderabad, (2) Warangal and (3) Nizamabad. Each centre accomodated 40 students. The allocation of these centres was based on geographical location of the selected students. The participation from degree college students was limited and they were accommodated at Hyderabad. From each centre, three students (first, second, and third) were selected based on their performance. The topper from each centre was recommended for semi-finals. One degree student was also recommended for semifinals. Thus, total 4 students (3 from schools, 1 from degree) were recommended for semifinal round to be conducted at Kanpur.  

Test Centres

This year, NAEST was conducted at multiple centres in Telangana with a total participation of more than 7000 students. We tried to extend it to all district of Telangana.

Adilabad District

The test was conducted at 8 centres (Ichoda, Naradigonda, Tamsi, Indervelly, Boath, Jainath, Adilabad-Urban, and Adilabad-Rural) in Adilabad district.

At Ichoda centre, the test was coordinated by Shri Pandary, physical science teacher, with a participation of 65 students. At Neradigonda centre, test coordinator was Shri C Jagadishwar, physical science teacher, and 76 students participated at this centre. At Tamsi centre, the test was coordinated by Shri Uma Mahesh, physical science teacher, and 40 students participated here. At Indervelly centre, test was coordinated by Shri Narayana, physical science teacher, with a participation of 40 students. At Boath centre, test coordinator was Shri G Madhusudan, Physical science teacher, and 60 students participated here.  At Jainath centre, test coordinator was Shri Ramesh (SA Physics) and 55 students participated here. At Adilabad (Urban) centre, Shri Ajay Kumar (SA Physics) was coordinator and 64 students participated at this centre. At Adilabad (Rural), Shri Srinivas (SA Physics) was test coordinator and 61 students participated here.

Total 461 students participated from the district. Photographs from test centres was given below.

Bhadradri Kothagudem District

NAEST Screeding round at Kothagudem was coordinated by Shri Naga Raja Sekhar, Physical Science Teacher. District Education Officer (DEO) of Bhadradri Kothagudem Smt D Vasanthi attended and addressed the students. Secretary DCEB, Bhadradri Kothagudem district Sri S. Madhavarao has also attended and addressed the students. A total of 155 students attended at Kothagudem centre.

Hyderabad and Rangareddy Districts

NAEST Screeding round at Hyderabad was coordinated by Shri GLN Murthy, Jitender Singh, Vimal Mishra, Narahari, EV Ramana,KV CRPF and Vidyadhara Buddhiraja. The test was conducted at 5 centers (Defence Lab School Kanchanbagh, Gyanvapi Junior College Amberpet, FIITJEE World School Madhapur, St Pios Degree College Tarnaka and Excellencia Junior College). A total of 350 students attended at Hyderabad.

Jangaon District

Total 100 students from 50 schools participated. District education officer and teachers from Forum for Physical Science Teachers participated in inaugural session.

Jayashankar Bhupalpally District

Jogulamba Gadwal District

Coordinated by Shri EN Bhaskar Papanna, District Science Officer. Total 250 students participated

Kamareddy District

Total 350 students participated in Kamareddy district.

Khammam District

Total 186 students participated in the examination at Khammam district. The examination was coordinated by Shri U Anand Kumar.

Mahabubabad District

150 students from 33 school participated in NAEST at Mahabubabad centre.

Mahabubnagar District

Screening test at Mahabubnagar was coordinated by Shri TN Sridhar and team.

Mancherial District

Screening round in Mancherial district was conducted at 10 centres :  Tanduru (50),  Nemmel (40), Domdepalli (82),  Jannaram (27), Bheemaram (30), Chennur (92), Mancherial (50),  Bellampalli (50),  Bheemini (50), Neelwai (50). The test was coordinated by Shri Bhoomaiah. Total participation from the district was 521.

Nalgonda District

In Nalagonda District, NAEST was coordinated by Shri Gopal Reddy and Shri CV Harikrishna. In total, 208 students participated.

Nirmal District

NAEST at Nirmal is coordinated by Shri GJ Daniel, Anthony Raju and team. The test was also conducted at Bhainsa centre.

Nizamabad District

NAEST at Nizamabad was conducted at 15 centres. Coordinated by Shri M Sreepad, R Janardhan and team. Nearly 1100 students participated. The test centres were (1) ZPHS Bheemgal (2)  ZPHS Mupkal (3) ZPHS Dharpally (4) ZPHS Navipet  (5) ZPHS Konabanswada  (6) ZPHS Morthad (7) ZPHS yedpally  (8) ZPHS Renjal (9) ZPHS Jakranpally (10) ZPHS Mamidipally (11) Armoor Model School (12)  TS Model School Dichpally (13) Nalanda High School, Nizamabad (14) Mallareddy Memorial School, Varni

15) Indur High School, Bodhan.

Peddapalli District

Total 250 students have been participated. It was coordinated by Shri K Surendra Prasad, district science officer.


NAEST at Suryapet was coordinated by Shri Guru KB and Shri G Ramesh Babu.


In Vikarabad district, NAEST was conducted at Tandur, Pargi and Vikarabad. It was coordinated by Shri S Vishweshvar, Shri Vasudev Kanduri and Team. 74 students participated at Vikarabad, 54 at Pargi and 62 at Tandur making district total as 190.

Warangal (Urban)

Conducted at Hanamkonda.

Yadadri Bhuvanagiri  

NAEST at Bhuvangiri was conducted by Shri P Rajasekhar (District Science Officer), Shri Bharanikumar and Shri Narasimha Chary. Total 62 students participated.


The registration drive for NAEST 2018 started in July 2018. This includes contact with NWUPT trained teachers, State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT),  members from Forum for Physical Science Teachers (FPST), other physics enthusiasts and volunteers.  

Design and printing of publicity material (pamphlet) was completed followed by its distribution to various places. The electronic media (social media) was also used for publicity. The visit was made to various centres for planning and execution of screening test. Wherever possible, briefing was given to print media for coverage.

On the basis of registration, 8000 question papers were printed. The questions were translated into English. The paper was bilingual- Telugu and English.

Media Coverage

Registration Drive