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About Olympiad Exams
The Indian National Olympiad (INO) is conducted under the guidance and support of Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE). This is a National Level Examination. The Olympiad program in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Junior Science is a five stage process. Each subject is conducted separately. The first stage of INO is National Standard Examination (NSE) which is held for each subject and organized entirely by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT).
Indian National Olympiad (INO) Examination Eligibility
The eligibility criteria of National Standard Examination (NSE) differs for the five subjects,
Physics, Chemistry Biology (NSEP, NSEC, NSEB): Indian students born on or after 1st July 1994 and are in class 12 or lower are qualified to appear for this admissible stage and later eligible for Indian National Olympiad (physics (INPhO), chemistry (INChO), biology (INBO)).
Junior Science (NSEJS): Indian students born on or after 1st January 1999 and are in class 10 or lower are eligible for NSEJS. Once they clear this stage they are suitable for Indian National Junior Science Olympiad
Astronomy (NSEA): All students born on and after 1st January 1995 and are in class 12 or lower are eligible to apply for NSEA, once they clear the test they are qualified for Indian National Astronomy Olympiad.
The Indian National Olympiad 2018 Selection Process five stage test is conducted separately for each subject as follows
- Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO)
- Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (INChO)
- Indian National Biology Olympiad (INBO)
- Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO)
- Indian National Astronomy Olympiad (INAO)
Olympiad Exam Syllabus
The National Standard Examination syllabus is mostly similar to the senior secondary level (Class XI & Class XII) of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Below we are providing a rough guideline for NSE and INO Exam pattern. If you have any doubts please contact the officials or higher authority (www.olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in).
Olympiad Exam Pattern
The Exam Pattern for Indian National Olympiad (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Junior Science and Astronomy).
Indian National Physics Olympiad: Duration 3 hours, which consists of 50 multiple choice questions.
Indian National Chemistry Olympiad: Duration 3 hours, which consists of 80 multiple choice questions.
Indian National Biology Olympiad: Duration 3 hours, which consists of 80 multiple choice questions.
Indian National Astronomy Olympiad: Duration 3 hours, which consists of 80 multiple choice questions.
Indian National Junior Science Olympiad: Duration 3 hours, which consists of 80 multiple choice questions.
|Physics||3hours||Part- A(180 marks)||50 multiple choice questions||English, Hindi or other regional language (depend upon the IAPT)|
|(A1)- 40 questions, with one of the four options correct|
|(A2)- 10 questions, with one or more than one correct option. No incorrect options should be marked|
|Part-B (60 marks)||5 (or 6) questions which are problems or short-answer type. All questions carry equal marks.|
|Chemistry||3 hours||Part- A and B||80 multiple choice questions||English|
|Biology||3 hours||Part- A and B||80 multiple choice questions||English|
|Astronomy||3 hours||Part- A and B||80 multiple choice questions (emphasis on Physics and Mathematics)||English|
|Junior Science||3 hours||Part- A and B||80 multiple choice questions||English|