National Safety Council announces National Safety Aptitude Test (NSAT) 2024, Apply Now


National Safety Aptitude Test (NSAT) 2024 – National Safety Council (NSC) India invites application for National Safety Aptitude Test (NSAT) 2024. NSAT is conducted by NSC to assess candidates’ comprehensive understanding of safety science, safety laws, risk management, safety engineering/ management, leadership abilities, and general aptitude. 


National Safety Aptitude Test (NSAT) 2024


National Safety Aptitude Test (NSAT) – Perspective

  • The appointment of safety officers remains a legal mandate in certain Indian factories and construction sites. Recognizing the crucial role of safety, many organizations proactively appoint safety officers or safety engineers, irrespective of legal requirements. To meet the demand for competent safety professionals, the National Safety Council (NSC) initiated the National Safety Aptitude Test (NSAT) in 2022. The exam aims to assist industries in screening prospective safety officers, engineers, and professionals.


About National Safety Aptitude Test (NSAT)

  • The National Safety Aptitude Test (NSAT) is an online examination conducted by NSC to assess candidates’ comprehensive understanding of safety science, safety laws, risk management, safety engineering/management, leadership abilities, and general aptitude. The NSAT score, valid for two years, reflects the candidate’s performance in the occupational safety, health & environment field.
  • NSAT facilitates organizations in the selection and recruitment process of safety officers. Employers may consider NSAT scores when shortlisting candidates for safety officer/engineer positions. Prospective safety professionals can showcase their competence by having a valid NSAT score.
  • NSAT also enables organizations to evaluate the occupational health and safety (OHS) competence of their current employees and measure the efficacy of the initiatives implemented in the OHS management system.
  • NSC does not guarantee employment opportunities for qualified candidates. NSAT is a voluntary initiative and is not intended to substitute regulatory qualification requirements for safety officers under any law.


Score Card

  • Candidates scoring 50% and above will receive a scorecard.


Important Dates

  • Online Registration Process : Ongoing
  • Date of examination : 6th July 2024


Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma holders in Engineering/Technology.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science with Physics or Chemistry subject and Diploma in Industrial Safety or B.E./ B.Tech/ M.Tech in Fire and Safety.
  • The candidates pursuing the diploma/degree/masters in safety can appear for NSAT.
  • The working personnel having degree/diploma/masters in Engineering/Technology/fire/safety.


Application Process

  • The registration can be done only online at The entire process of filling up the application form and uploading photos is in online mode only. The candidates should not send any hard copy of his/her application form to NSC.
  • Attend the exam on the specified date and time. No requests for changes will be entertained.
  • NSC may not be able to accommodate candidates requiring special facilities for the examination.
  • The candidate must select the category of the examination, ie NSAT General; NSAT Oil & Gas Sector and NSAt Construction Sector, they want to appear, while online registration itself.
  • For the bulk candidates’ registration from any organisation, contact on [email protected]


Registration Fee

  • Exam registration fees: Rs 1500/- plus GST
  • Mode of Payment : Through Online mode


Exam Pattern

  • Online examination
  • Number of questions: 120 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 2 hours



  • NSAT has following categories;
  • NSAT General – For aspiring safety officers and others
  • NSAT Oil & Gas Sector – for Technical Executives/Engineers in Oil & Gas Sector
  • NSAT Construction Sector – for Technical Executives/Engineers in Construction Sector


Number of questions for each category will be as follows:


NSAT General NSAT Oil & Gas NSAT Construction
General Aptitude 20 20 20
Safety 80 50  (General Safety) 


30 (Oil & Gas specific)

50 (General Safety) 


30 (Construction specific)

Environment 20 20 20



  • To know the syllabus for the NSAT Exam please click here.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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