IGNOU-UNESCO Science Olympiad 2010

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi,  India  in collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), South Asia Office in New Delhi  is organizing the Science Olympiad 2010 for the South Asian Countries. The purpose of the Science Olympiad is to search the science talent in all SAARC countries.

1.The test for Science Olympiad will be conducted on  2-Tier basis.

2. First Tier test:

The First Tier test shall be taken by all participants in the respective centres chosen by them.

This First Tier test is an objective test for 3 hrs with equal weight for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in terms of test time and marks.

It is made up of multiple choice questions with varying degree of simplicity/ hardness.

The test will focus on the general but deep understanding of subject materials and comprehension.

The test items will be thought provoking.

There will be negative marking for wrong choices.

Answers are to be marked on OMR sheets for ready reckoning of marks.

3. Second Tier Test:

From among the participants the top (about 30 to 40 meritorious students from all SAARC countries) will take the second Tier test by being invited to Delhi.

It will test the participant’s higher level of understanding and problem solving capability.

Each question may take 5-10 minutes again with equal weight for M,P,C,B.

Also there will be a question on broader understanding of science and society, which is restricted to 10-15 minutes.

The total duration for this test will be 3 hrs

This test will be held in IGNOU, New Delhi.

4. The test material i.e. syllabus is given in detail as part of this website

5. Medium of Test :  The medium of objective and written test will be English.

Eligibility Criteria

The Eligible Participants

1. should currently (2010-2011 academic year) be enrolled  at the 11th Standard/Class level in a higher Secondary School in India or its equivalent in Afghanistan, Bangladesh., Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

2. must have appeared and passed in the science branch (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology i.e. MPCB or their equivalent) at their 10th Standard/Class (or its equivalent) final Examination and have scored a minimum of 70%. E.g. If your scores are M=80%; P=75%; C=65% and B=70% average score is 72.5% and you are eligible to participate.If your Scores are in grades as is prevalent in some school board, it should be B1 and higher. In case, PCB is considered as a single Science subject, then the average will be between mathematics and science. Example M=85% Science=75% Average Score =80 % , Candidate becomes eligible

for details visit : http://scienceolympiad.ignou.ac.in/

for online registration visit : http://scienceolympiad.ignou.ac.in/Registration.aspx

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