Feb 24

National Safety Aptitude Test (NSAT)


The appointment of safety officer 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.

Now, it has been accepted that safety does not remain only with the safety officers but is the responsibility of line function. Accordingly, organisations/establishments are proactively providing training to the line managers on safety and involving them in safety management system. NSAT will help to assess how well line managers are verse with OHS domain. Starting in 2023, NSAT has been extended to cover individuals working in the Oil & Gas and Construction industries.

About 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.


NSAT Examination

NSAT exam is conducted in the month of July every year.

Exam Pattern

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


NSAT has following categories;

  1. NSAT General – For aspiring safety officers and others
  2. NSAT Oil & Gas Sector – for Technical Executives/Engineers in Oil & Gas Sector
  3. 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


Eligibility of NSAT

  • 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.


  • For the bulk candidates’ registration from any organisation, contact on nsat@nsc.org.in

NSAT 2024

Mock Test Date: 28-30th June July 2024 (Duration : 2 hours)

Date of examination: 6th July 2024

Exam registration fees: Rs 1500/- plus GST

For more details :

The Director General
National Safety Council
HQs’ & Institute Building,
Institutional Area, 98-A, Sector-15,
CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai – 400 614
Tel : 022 -2752 2859 / Fax : 022-2757 6411
E-mail : nsat@nsc.org.in

Feb 24

NSC/MEM/ELE-21/2024                                                              Date: 14th Feb., 2024


Sub: 21st Election to the Board of Governors of the National Safety Council

Dear Members,

This communication serves to inform all members of the National Safety Council about the upcoming 21st Election to the Board of Governors, in accordance with Rule 7(d) of the Council’s Rules and Regulations. There are 32 seats available across 26 constituencies.

Circulars detailing information relevant to each constituency have been dispatched to all members via ordinary post as of February 14, 2024.

As outlined in Rules 11 & 14 of the Election Rules, the schedule for submission and withdrawal of nominations is as follows:

  • Last date for the Receipt of duly filled in Nominations in the NSC Office: April 11, 2024 (until 6:00 p.m.)
  • Last date for withdrawal of Nominations: April 29, 2024 (until 6:00 p.m.)

For any queries or clarifications, please feel free to contact Mr. Ramesh Agare (Senior Executive) at Mobile No: +91-9594 142 172, Mr. Sharanpal Singh (Executive) at Mobile No: +91-9969 036803, or email us at membership@nsc.org.in

Director General
National Safety Council of India

May 23

As a next level to NSRS, NSCI has developed another scheme to recognise and reward for demonstrating excellence in Occupational Health and Safety Management System for complying more than NSRS Five Golden stars requirement. The safety shield assessment will be one step ahead of 5 Golden stars recognition and only those companies who win 5 Golden stars are eligible to apply for ‘Safety Shield’. After an extensive assessment, Safety Shield is being awarded to deserving industry. The winner is awarded with Safety Shield trophy and certificate.

GMR Warora had applied for NSCI Safety Shield after having rated as 5-Golden Star. Their in-depth assessment was carried out and awarded them a Safety Shield. The Shield has been presented to GMR in the NSCI Safety Award function held on 17th March, 2023 in Goa.

May 23

NSRS is the most comprehensive qualitative, quantitative assessment tool to evaluate and measure the Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) performance. NSRS is applicable to various industry groups such as factories, construction sites, Hospitals, Hotels, Malls IT parks and other commercial buildings. It is modelled on IS 14489-2018 Code of Practice on Occupational Health and Safety Audit, National and International best practices and is at par with international standards to achieve zero harm goals. Undertaking NSRS allows the industry to demonstrate their commitment to achieving excellence in OSHE standards.

NSRS is an in-depth assessment on 8 key elements, comprising of around 88 sub-elements aimed at achieving excellence in the OSH management system. It uses questionnaire with detailed guidance for evaluation. Areas for improvement are suggested in the assessment report and organisations are given 2-3 month(s) time to comply points raised in the first visit. During second visit Corrective Action and Preventive Action (CAPA) report along with their horizontal deployment and compliance reports would be reviewed and element-wise score worked out. Based on the score obtained overall grading in percentage shall be worked out and based on the grading number of Golden Stars i.e. 1 to 5 would be allotted.

During the March 2023, the NSRS assessment for The Tata Power Company Ltd. for their Trombay Thermal Power Station, Mumbai was carried out and they have rated as 5-Golden Star. The 5-Golden Star Certificate has been presented to them in the NSCI Safety Awards function held on 17th March, 2023 in Goa.

Aug 20

The National Safety Council is introducing SPECIAL NEED BASED TRAINING WEBINARS for Industries/ commercial buildings / Warehouses etc. on various important topics of “SHE” such as  QRA, HIRA, Laboratory Safety, HAC, Fire protection, Safety during pre-commissioning, work in confined space, Disaster management, Warehouse safety  etc which need to have a special focus so as to prevent serious and fatal accidents. (list of topics and details enclosed)

The enclosed list of programs is indicative only. Apart from those programs if your organization has any Specific need-based requirements of any other topics, NSC will organize special training on such topics also.

Web training of each the topic will be covered within 2-hours in virtual classroom on mutual agreed date and platform(i.e. zoom or Microsoft) with the help of the approved member of the expert panel of National Safety Council. 

The Program Fee is only Rs. 30,000/- plus GST for each topic for the group of 25 Participants.

Kindly send mail with duly filled form enclosed in along with Brochure preferably with full payment in advance. We look forward to your enthusiastic response.

For additional details contact / send mail us on:

Shri K.D. Patil, Deputy Director, NSC, Mob. 9920732829; Email ID: kdpatil@nsc.org.in

Shri S.G. Patil, Assistant Director, NSC, Mob. 9321351784; Email ID: sgpatil@nsc.org.in

The details are provided in the brochure. Click here for the brochure