APT Physics Talent Search Examinations

The All Kerala Physics Talent Search Examination (TSE 2018)


The All Kerala Physics Talent Search Examination (TSE) is a statewide competitive examination conducted annually by APT,

Kerala, for the undergraduate Physics students to:

  • Enhance and explore student potential towards competitive skill based learning
  • Orient students to inculcate the right scientific attitude towards learning Science, in particular Physics
  • Motivate and orient students towards research and career avenues in Physics by providing opportunities to interact with academicians and scientists


The examination consists of two parts:

  1. Written Examination and
  2. Interview

Written examination:

The written examination consists of two parts: PART A consists of 75 multiple choice questions based on plus two level Physics (90%) and Mathematics (10%). Choose the correct answer and mark the same in the sheet provided using HB pencil. Time allotted for this part is 100 minutes. There will be NO negative marks for wrong answers.

PART B consists of 10 problems which are to be answered in separate sheets provided. No additional sheets will be provided. Time allotted is limited to 60 minutes. Credit will be given for correct steps and formulae.

Evaluation Criterion

10 percent or the first 100 (whichever is less) among the toppers in PART A will be selected and PART B corresponding to these candidates will be evaluated to prepare the merit list for the interview.


The toppers of the written examination will be called for an interview and the final rank will be based on their performance. No TA/DA will be provided for interview or written examination.


Any student of Kerala in his/her 1st, 2nd or 3rd year graduation in B.Sc. Physics or in the first 3 years of integrated MSc programmes can apply.


The first three toppers will be awarded certificates, cash prizes, books and mementos.

  • I Rank : Rs.5000/- & E C G Sudarshan Medal
  • II Rank : Rs. 4000/-
  • III Rank : Rs. 3000/-
  • The top scorers will be given opportunities to interact with eminent scientists and academicians which may provide immense exposure to career development
  • Merit certificates and books will be awarded to top 30 students

TSE 2018 Brochure : Click Here to download

Application form : Click Here to download