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Science Olympiads:

Purpose of the Science Olympiad is to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition of outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers.

Below are the list famous Science Olympiad

  • ASSET - Science - Exam Date - Winter Round - December 7th - 10th
  • National Science Olympiad (NSO) - Exam date: 20th October & 5th November
  • International Olympiad of Science (iOS) - Exam Date: 19th November & 9th December - (Class 1st to 12th)
  • International Assessments for Indian Schools (IAIS) - Science - Exam Date: 21st August - (Classes 3 to 12)
  • Brilliant International Olympiad of Science (BIOS) - Exam Date: 7th November & 10th December
  • National Interactive Science Olympiad (NISO) - Exam Date: 7th September & 30th November.
  • Benefits of Science Olympiad:

    • Increased in-depth knowledge and understanding of science concepts and general knowledge
    • An increase in ability to apply scientific knowledge
    • Greater breadth of knowledge in areas previously unexplored
    • Exhibit significantly enhanced laboratory skills
    • Experience science as real scientists would
    • Use and apply the scientific method with meaning
    • Begin to see the interrelatedness of the sciences.
    Math Olympiad:

    A Mathematical Olympiad is a problem solving competition open to all "mathletes". The aim of the competition is to test innate problem solving skills. The problems are restricted to those that require minimal background and high ingenuity. Since one of the goals of such olympiads is to identify talent at a young age, these olympiads are usually restricted to students not yet admitted to any undergraduate programme.

    Olympiad questions test mathematical skills in a range of contexts from the following areas:

    • Number and Arithmetic
    • Algebra and Patterns
    • Measures and Units
    • Space and Geometry
    • Chance and Data

    Olympiad questions test mathematical skills in a range of contexts from the following areas:

    • Number and Arithmetic
    • Algebra and Patterns
    • Measures and Units
    • Space and Geometry
    • Chance and Data

    List Of School Exams

    NSTSE (National Level Science Talent Search Examination); National Level Exam
    • NSTSE is a diagnostic test which actually helps students to improve.
    • NSTSE measures how well a student has understood concepts and gives detailed feedback on the same, to help them improve.
    • NSTSE helps each student know whether he/she has actually understood a concept early on so that immediate action can be taken. Often students have conceptual gaps which increase as they progress and when they reach the higher classes, they develop a "phobia" for the subject.
    • School tests - including board exams - tend to be superficial, testing what children have memorised. But the important skills like the ability to think independently and reason logically - critical in today's world - are often not emphasised in school tests.
    • Exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, AFMC, AIIMS, GRE, GMAT, CAT etc., are so designed to test the fundamental strength of student. Hence the need of the hour is building the fundamentals base as strong as possible.

    NSTSE is unlike other tests in many different ways.

    • Has interesting questions that require thinking, not simply recall.
    • Provides detailed skill-wise feedback highlighting strengths and weaknesses
    • Provides a benchmark of the student's performance with peers all over the country.

    NSTSE focuses on IMPROVEMENT rather than comparison or grading. It also reduces the stress of exams by checking UNDERSTANDING rather than FACTS. 70,00,000 students have participated in the exams conducted by Unified Council till date.

    NSO (National Science Olympiad) National Level Exam
    • Every Participant of Level 1 exam is awarded a certificate of participation.
    • Student get chance to be assessed at international level and are awarded performance – based rankings.
    • Students gains confidence to contest in national / international level in a world where from admission to elite courses in selection for choice jobs is becoming more and more competitive.
    • The spirit of competition and sense of recognition inspire students to excel in the chosen field of studies and set to achieve their goals.
    • Top three students from the class in each state will be recognized and will be awarded with attractive prizes.
    • The other winnders will be identified and they will be awarded cash prizes / I-pads.
    • There might be few questions which you might have about NSO where you could refer to the SOF site.
    KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) National Level Exam

    This is an ongoing program conducted by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The objective is to encourage students of basic Science, Engineering and Medicine to take up careers in research in these areas.

    Syllabus and subjects:

    The subject or exam content is focussed on Science. CBSE, ICSE board students will find the course content similar to their curriculum.

    Medium of examination : English and Hindi

    Conducting body : Department of Science and Technology, Government of Rajasthan

    How to apply : Forms are available in schools and must be filled in the prescribed format and submitted back through schools. You can also download the form from the website of KVPY

    Exam date : Usually, last week of October every year.

    Eligibility : Students of Class-11 and Class-12 in recognized schools are eligible to apply.

    NTSE National Talent Search Exam) National Level Exam
    • This National Talent search scheme was started in the year 1963.
    • Te purpose of this examination is to identify talented students and nurture them.
    • This year NCERT will conduct National Talent Search Examination (NTSE). For the students who are pursuing in class X.
    • The NTSE Stage II (NATIONAL LEVEL) for the year 2016 is being conducted in the month of May and the date is 8’th (08.05.2016)
    • Last date for submission of application is 29.02.2016
    (National Standard Examination) National Level Exam
    • National Standard Examination (NSE) conducted by IAPT in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy; Junior Science is the first step for the worldwide Olympiad.
    • All further steps are conducted by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai.
    • In case of any difficulty the student / parent can visit this contact list and contact the appropriate person based on their city.

    NSEJS (National Standard Examination in Junior Science) National Level Exam

    NSEJS is the first stage of selection of students in the Junior Science Olympiad Programme. NSEJS is organised by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT). Every student aspiring to go through successive stages of the programme must enrol for NSEJS. NSEJS is held at a large number of centres in the country.

    Eligibility (NSEJS):

    All Indian students who are born on or after January 1, 2000 and, in addition, are in Class X or lower as of November 30, 2014, are eligible to appear in NSEJS 2014 – 2015. If they qualify in the NSEJS, they will be eligible for subsequent stages leading to participation in International Junior Science Olympiad 2015.

    It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the eligibility criteria are satisfied. In case at any stage of the program it is found that the student does not satisfy the eligibility criteria, he / she may be disqualified from the program.

    Syllabus :

    The syllabus for NSEJS will be broadly equivalent to the secondary school level (upto Class X) of CBSE. The different basic subjects of science (physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics) will have roughly equal emphasis.

    This is only a broad guideline, and there is no detailed syllabus given for NSEJS.

    Questions & Answers

    What is Olympiad Examination?
    Olympiad examinations at school level are competitive examination, based on the school syllabus, which are conducted through various independent organizations. These exams give exposure to students about completions and make them ready to face any challenge that would be thrown open to them in the future.
    Who conduct these exams?
    There are many Olympiad Examinations are happening all across the year. These exams are conducted through various organizations and most of these exams are conducted through schools only. In other words, if your school in not participating, you will not be able to take part in these exams.
    How can I participate in Olympiad Examination?
    To participate in these exams, you need to talk to your school. Most of these exams are conducted through schools only.
    Can I participate in Olympiad examination, if my school is not participating?
    As we mentioned earlier, most of these exams are conducted through schools only and if your school is not participating, you will not be able to participate in most of these exams.
    In which subject/topic these exams are conducted?
    These are various exams and they are conducted on various subjects. At OlympiadHelper.com, we provide practice papers for following subjects.

    Competitive Exam Calendar

    Talent Search Exams Calendar

    Exam Name Medium Syllabus / Board Organizer Eligibility Website
    National Talent Search Examination, Stage-1 English / Hindi NCERT State Council Institute of Education Research Class - X ncert.nic.in
    (NTSE STAGE-1) & Training, State (SIERT) (Appearing)
    Followed by Stage-2 Further Stages are conducted by NCERT, New Delhi
    National Standard Examination in Astronomy (NSEA English CBSE Indian Association of Physics Teachers, Pune (IAPT) X or XI (born on or after Jan 01, 1995) iapt.org.in
    Followed by International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO) Further Stages are conducted by HBCSE, Mumbai hbcse.tifr.res.in
    English CBSE Indian Association of Physics Teachers, Pune (IAPT) Students of Class-X or www.iapt.org.in
    National Standard Examination in Jr. Science (NSEJS) Further Stages are conducted by HBCSE, Mumbai lower born on or after hbcse.tifr.res.in
    Followed by International Junior Science Olympiad (January 01, 1999)
    (IJSO)
    National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) English CBSE Indian Association of Physics Teachers, Pune (IAPT) Class - XI to XII www.iapt.org.in
    Followed by International Physics Olympiad Further Stages are conducted by HBCSE, Mumbai (born on & after July 01, 1994) hbcse.tifr.res.in
    (IPhO)
    National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC) English CBSE Indian Association of Physics Teachers, Pune (IAPT) Class - XI to XII www.iapt.org.in
    Followed by International Chemistry Olympiad Further Stages are conducted by HBCSE, Mumbai (born on & after July 01, 1994) hbcse.tifr.res.in
    (IChO)
    National Standard Examination in Biology (NSEB) English CBSE Indian Association of Physics Teachers, Pune (IAPT) Class - XI to XII iapt.org.in
    Followed by International Biology Olympiad (IBO) Further Stages are conducted by HBCSE (born on & after July 01, 1994) hbcse.tifr.res.in
    Regional Mathematics Olympiad (RMO) English No Prescribed Syllabus National Board for Higher Mathematics, Mumbai (NBHM) Class - XI to XII nbhm.dae.gov.in
    Followed by International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) Further Stages are conducted by HBCSE, Mumbai (Brilliant Students of IX & X) hbcse.tifr.res.in
    Zonal Informatic Olympiad (ZIO) English CBSE Indian Association for Research In Class - VIII to XII iarcs.org.in
    Followed by International Olympiad Informatics (IOI) Computing Science, (IARCS), Chennai
    National Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE) English CBSE Unified Council, Hyderabad Class - II to XII unifiedcouncil.com
    Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) English / Hindi No Prescribed Syllabus Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bengaluru Class - XI & XII iisc.ernd.in
    International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) English CBSE / ICSE / IB / CIE Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), New Delhi Class - II to XII sofworld.org
    Various State Boards
    National Science Olympiad (NSO) English CBSE / ICSE / IB / CIE Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), New Delhi Class - II to XII sofworld.org
    Various State Boards
    National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) English CBSE / ICSE / IB / CIE Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), New Delhi Class - II to XII sofworld.org /
    Various State Boards
    Unified Cyber Olympiad (UCO) English CBSE / ICSE / ISC and various Unified Council, Hyderabad Class - III to X unifiedcouncil.com
    International Informatics Olympiad (IIO) English other state board syllabi. Computer Literacy Foundation (CLF), New Delhi Class - I to XII silverzone.com
    International Olympiad in Mathematics (IOM) English CBSE/ICSE Mathematic Olympaid Foundation (MOF), New Delhi Class - I to XII mathsolympiad.org
    & Various State Boards
    International Olympiad of English Language (IOEL) English CBSE/ICSE Computer Literacy Foundation (CLF), New Delhi Class - I to XII clfoundation.org.in
    & Various State Boards
    International Olympiad of Science (IOS) English CBSE/ICSE Society of Science Education (SSE), New Delhi Class - I to X silverzone.org
    & Various State Boards
    State Science Talent Search Examination (SSTSE) English / Hindi CBSE/ICSE Science & Technology Department of Board of X-Appearing(50 % in IX) rajdst.gov.in
    & Various State Boards Secondary Education Ajmer, Rajasthan
    Smart Kid General Knowledge Olympiad (SKGKO) English State Board Society of Science Education (SSE), New Delhi Class - I to X silverzone.org
    Technothlon English CBSE / ICSE IIT Guwahati Class - IX to XII technothlon.techniche.org
    & Various State Boards
    International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) English CBSE / ICSE Geological Society of India Class - X to XI (born between eartholympiad.webs.com
    & Various State Boards 15th Sept. 1995 & 15th Sept. 1998)