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HBCSE - Olympiads

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education is the nodal centre of the country for Olympiad programmes in mathematics and sciences including astronomy. The programmes aim at promoting excellence in science and mathematics among pre-university students.

The Mathematics Olympiad is conducted under the aegis of the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM).

From the Olympiad year beginning August 2008, a new integrated National Steering Committee for science and astronomy Olympiads has been overseeing the entire activity in these subjects. The subjects includes physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and junior science. The Olympiad programmes in physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy (junior and senior level) and junior science are a five stage process for each subject separately. The first stage for each subject is organized by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT). All the remaining stages are organized by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE).

The programme is financially supported by Government of India, in particular, by Board of Nuclear Sciences (Department of Atomic Energy), Department of Science and Technology, Department of Space and Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Different olympiad conducted by HBCSE:

  1. Mathematics Olympiad
  2. Physics Olympiad
  3. Chemistry Olympiad
  4. Biology Olympiad
  5. Astronomy Olympiad
  6. Junior science Olympiad.

Mathematics Olympiad

The Mathematics Olympiad Programme in India leading to participation in the International Mathematics Olympiad is organized by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) on behalf of the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM) of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

Stages

Stage 1 : Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO)

The RMO will be held on the first Sunday of December this year (December 05, 2010) between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm for all the regions. The Regional Coordinators are given the responsibility of conducting the RMO in their respective regions. All school students from Class XI are eligible to appear for the RMO. Students from Class XII may also appear for the RMO, but the number of students selected from Class
XII can be at most 6. Exceptionally brilliant students from any school(Classes VIII, IX and X) may also take the RMO at the discretion of the Regional Coordinator. The RMO is a 3-hour written test containing 6 to 7 problems. On the basis of the performance in RMO, a certain number of students from each region is selected for the Stage 2. The Regional Coordinators may charge a nominal fee to meet the expenses for organizing the contest.

Stage 2 : Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO)

The INMO will be held on first Sunday of February (February 06, 2011) between 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm at the centres in the different regions. Only those students who areselected in the RMO are eligible to appear for the INMO. This contest is a 4-hour written test. On the basis of the INMO, the 30-35 students from all over the country become INMO awardees and receive a Certificate of Merit. (A maximum of 6 students of Class XII can be INMO awardees.)

Stage 3 : International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC)

The INMO awardees are invited to a month long training camp in April-May each year at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai. The INMO awardees of the previous year who have satisfactorily gone through postal tuition throughout the year are invited again to a second round of Training (Senior Batch). The senior batch participants who successfully complete the camp receive a prize of Rs. 5,000/- in the form of books and cash. On the basis of a number of selection tests through the Camp, a team of the best six students is selected from the combined pool of junior and senior batch participants.

Stage 4: Pre-departure Training Camp for IMO

The selected team of six students goes through another round of training and orientation for about 10 days prior to departure for IMO.

Stage 5: International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

The six member team selected at the end of IMOTC accompanied by a leader, a deputy leader and an observer represents the country at the IMO, held in July each year in a different member country of the IMO. The IMO contest consists of two 4 and 1/2-hour written test held on two days . Travel to the IMO venue and return takes about two weeks. India has been participating in the IMO since 1989. Students of the Indian Team who receive gold, silver and bronze medals at the IMO receive a cash prize of Rs. 5000/-, Rs. 4000/- and Rs. 3000/- respectively at a formal ceremony at the end of the training Camp during the following year.

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) finances international travel of the team, the leader and the deputy leader, while NBHM(DAE) finances the other expenditure connected with the international participation and the entire in-country programme.

Students aiming to go through the Mathematical Olympiad programme leading to international participation (IMO) should note that RMO is the first essential step for the programme. To appear for the RMO, the students should get in touch with the RMO co-ordinator of their region well in advance for enrolment and payment of stipulated (nominal) fees.

Syllabus

The syllabus for mathematics olympiad (regional, national and international) is pre-degree college mathematics. The areas covered are

1) Number system and Number theory.

2) Plane Geometry and co-ordinate geometry.

3) Systems of linear equations.

4) Permutations and combinations ,elementary combinatorics.

5) Polynomials,

6) Inequalities .

7) Complex numbers and elementary graph theory.

The syllabus does not include calculus and statistics. The typical areas for problems are: number theory, geometry, algebra and combinatorics. The syllabus is in a sense spread over class IX to class XII levels, but the problems under each topic are of an exceptionally high level in difficulty and sophistication. The difficulty level increases from RMO to INMO to IMO.

Reference books

A good idea of what is expected of students in mathematical olympiad can be had from :

(1)The previous RMO and INMO question papers and their solutions

(2) The following books

1. Problem Primer for the Olympiads
C.R. Pranesachar, B.J. Venkatachala and C.S. Yogananda (Prism Books Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, 2008)

2. Challenge and Thrill of Pre-College mathematics
V. Krishnamurthy, C.R. Pranesachar, K.N. Ranganathan and B.J. Venkatachala (New Age International Publishers, New Delhi - 2007).
3. An Excursion in Mathematics
Editors: M. R. Modak, S.A. Katre and V.V. Acharya (Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, Pune, 2008).

4. Problem Solving Strategies

Arthur Engel (Springer-Verlag, Germany, 1999).

5. Functional Equations

B.J. Venkatachala (Prism Books Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, 2008).

6. Mathematical Circles: Russian Experience

Fomin and others (University Press, Hyderabad, 2008).

Many other interesting references are given in An Excursion in Mathematics.

INMO Scholarship: The INMO awardees successfully completing IMOTC, who choose mathematics as one of the subjects in their undergraduate studies are eligible for a scholarship by NBHM, which is at present Rs. 4000/- ( Rupees Four Thousand only) per month throughout their undergraduate studies. If they further pursue their studies to masters in mathematics, they continue to get the scholarship (enhanced).

NURTURE PROGRAMME: INMO awardees, who pursue undergraduate studies that are not directed towards higher education in mathematics, are eligible for a novel Nurture Programme conducted by NBHM, DAE. Under this programme, each batch of students (selected from among the INMO awardees through their responses to a few sets of postal problems) is assigned to an institution. The students recommended by the Academic Coordinator of the INMO Training Camp are normally eligible for the Nurture Programme conducted by NBHM, DAE. At the end of each year, during summer, they are invited to the institution for a contact programme(TAis paid) with working mathematicians.
This programme runs over a period of 4 years.

NURTURE PROGRAMME CASH AWARDS: Based on their performance, the participants of the nurture programme may be recommended, by the nurture programme coordinator, to a cash award (Rs. 18,500/- for the first year and Rs. 20,000/- for the subsequent three years) given by NBHM. The nurture programme coordinator in the institution gives reading material and problems to be solved, which the students can go through during their leisure time while pursuing their undergraduate studies. This programme continues for total four years and after successful completion, the participants are awarded a certificate. Thus, even those who pursue undergraduate studies in some discipline other than mathematics can continue to learn mathematics and use it in their further pursuit of knowledge.

Past Performance at IMOs

Year 2002

Period : July 21, 2002 to July 30, 2002
Place : Glasgow, U.K.

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Nikhil A.Savale

Pune

Gold

Sucharit Sarkar

Kolkata

Silver

Swarnendu Datta

Kolkata

Silver

Bhaskara Aditya

Hyderabad

Silver

Shubhangi Saraf

Pune

Bronze

Tanmay N.Deshpande

Pune

Bronze

Delegation Leaders : Dr.B.J.Venkatachala (Indian Institute of Science,Banagalore),
Prof. Hemalatha Thiagarajan (Regional Engineering college,Trichy)

Year 2003

Period : July 7, 2003 to July 19, 2003
Place : Tokyo,Japan

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Mr. Vipul Naik

Delhi

Silver

Ms. Shubhangi Saraf

Pune

Silver

Mr. Swarnendu Datta

Kolkata

Silver

Mr. Nikhil Savale

Pune

Silver

Mr. Anand Deopurkar

Pune

Bronze

Mr. Bhaskara Aditya

Hyderabad

Honorable Mention

Delegation Leaders : Prof. V.K.Grover(PanjabUniversity,Chandigarh),
Dr. V.V.Acharya (TIFR,Pune Campus)
Observer : Dr.D.C.Khandekar(Member Secretary NBHM

Year 2004

Period : July 9, 2005 to July 18, 2004

Place : Athens,Greece

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Ms. Kshripa Uday Bhawalkar

Pune

Silver

Mr. Anand Rajendra Deopurkar

Pune

Silver

Mr. Rohit Suhas Joshi

Pune

Silver

Mr. Vipul Naik

Delhi

Silver

Mr. Abhishek Hemant Kumar Dang

Pune

Bronze

Mr. Anupam Prakash

Ranchi

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Prof. R.B.Bapat (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)
Deputy Leader: Dr. V.V.Acharya (Fergusan College, Pune)

Year 2005

Period : July 8, 2005 to July 19, 2005
Place : Merida ,Mexico

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Mr. Abhishek H.Dang

Pune

Silver

Mr. Varun Suhas Jog

Pune

Bronze

Mr. Movin Jain

Chandigarh

Honorable Mention

Mr. Sahil Mhaskar

Pune

Honorable Mention

Ms. Vaidehee Thatte

Pune

Honorable Mention

Mr. Riddhipratim Basu

Kolkata

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Delegation Leader: Prof. S.S.Sane(University of Mumbai)
Deputy Leader: C.R.Pranesachar (HBCSE,Mumbai)

Year 2006

Period : July 6, 2006 to July 18, 2006
Place : Ljubljana, Slovenia

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Mr. Apurv K. Nakade

Nagpur

Bronze

Mr. Riddhipratim Basu

Kolkata

Bronze

Mr. Ashay A. Burungale

Satara

Bronze

Mr. Manas Joglekar

Mumbai

Bronze

Mr. Varun Suhas Jog

Pune

Bronze

Mr. Abhishek H. Dang

Pune

Honorable Mention

Leader: Dr. B. J. Venkatachala, Mathematical Olympiad Cell, HBCSE, TIFR, Bangalore

Deputy Leader: Shri. Mahendra Datta, Durgapur Govt. College, West Bengal

Year 2007

Period : July 19, 2007 to July 31, 2007
Place : Hanoi, Vietnam

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Mr. Manas Joglekar

Mumbai

Silver

Mr. Abhishek Dang

Pune

Silver

Mr. Atul Shekhar

Bihar

Silver

Mr. P. N. Bhargav

Chennai

Honorable Mention

Mr. Prashant Sunil Sohani

Pune

Honorable Mention

Mr. Utkarsh Tripathi

Kanpur

Honorable Mention

Leader: Prof. C. R. Pranesachar, Mathematical Olympiad Cell, HBCSE, TIFR, Bangalore

Deputy Leader: Shri. Udayan Prajapati, St. Xaviers College, Ahmedabad

Year 2008

Period : July 10, 2008 to July 22, 2008
Place : Madrid, Spain

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Mr. Ankit A. Baraskar

Pune

Bronze

Mr. Rudradev Basak

Burnpur

Bronze

Mr. Anirudh Gurjale

Andhra Pradesh

Bronze

Mr. Prashant S. Sohani

Pune

Bronze

Mr. Utkarsh Tripathi

Kanpur

Bronze

Mr. Abhinav Garg

Chandigarh

Honorable Mention

Leader: Dr. B. J. Venkatachala, Mathematical Olympiad Cell, HBCSE, TIFR, Bangalore

Deputy Leader: Shri. Mahendra Datta, Durgapur Govt. College, West Bengal

Year 2009

Period : July 10, 2009 to July 22, 2009
Place : Bremen, Germany

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Mr. Ananth Shankar

Tamil Nadu

Silver

Mr. Sameer Wagh

Pune

Silver

Mr. Akashnil Dutta

West Bengal

Silver

Mr. Subhadip Chowdhury

West Bengal

Bronze

Mr. Gaurav Patil

Pune

Bronze

Mr. Akshay Mittal

New Delhi

Honorable Mention

Leader: Prof. C. R. Pranesachar, Mathematical Olympiad Cell, HBCSE, TIFR, Bangalore

Deputy Leader: Dr. Zafar Ahmed, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai

INMO-2011 Awardees

No Name Region Class

1 Kunal Singhal Delhi XI

2 Chinmay S Maharashtra XI

3 Pranjal Dutta West Bengal X

4 Viplov Jain Punjab XI

5 Pallav Goyal Chhattisgarh X

6 Raghuvansh Delhi XI

7 Abhratanu Dutta West Bengal XI

8 Gandhi Rohan Maharashtra XI

9 D. Banerjee West Bengal XI

10 Mayank Gupta Jharkhand X

11 A Ajay Krishna Tamilnadu XI

12 Mainak Ghosh West Bengal XI

13 Ramprakash K Tamilnadu XI

14 Aman Agarwal Delhi XI

15 Dhanwanthari R Karnataka(KV) XI

16 Ajinkya Atmaramji Maharashtra XI

17 Anurag Maharashtra XI

18 Rajas Prafulla Maharashtra XI

19 Aditya Ajit Maharashtra XI

20 Chirag Singhal Punjab XI

21 Shounak Girish Maharashtra X

22 P Sai Sandeep Reddy Andhra Pradesh X

23 Manik Dhar Maharashtra XI

24 Nikhil Vyas Rajasthan X

25 Nishit Bhandari Rajasthan XII

26 Sourav Sarkar West Bengal XII

27 Tushant Jha Delhi XII

28 Abhinav Tamaskar Maharashtra XII

29 Srihari A Bhat Maharashtra XII

30 Manjari Das West Bengal XII

STUDENTS SELECTED FROM DIFFERENT REGIONS

MAHARASHTRA—10, WEST BENGAL—06 ,DELHI—04,RAJASTHAN—02, TAMILANADU—02, PUNJAB—02 ,CHATTISGARH—01, KARNATAKA—01,JARKHAND—01,ANDHRAPRADESH—01

NOTE:- TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS APPEARED FROM AP REGION IS MORE THAN ALL THE REGIONS.

Physics Olympiad

The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is an annual event, which is held in the month of June - July every year. The country of the venue of IPhO varies from year to year. This activity has been conducted regularly for the past 37 years. However, India began to participate in the IPhO only in 1998.

The IPhO is a keenly contested examination in physics open to pre-university students of all countries in the world. It serves as a bench-mark for study of physics at pre-university level. It also fosters friendly relations amongst students of different countries.

It is believed that India's participation in the IPhO boosts the level of science education in the country.The physics olympiad programme in India aim to promote excellence in physics at the pre-university stage and to select and train participants for the IPhO.

The physics Olympiad program follows the following 5 stages:

  • Stage I: National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP),
  • Stage II: Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO),
  • Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in physics,
  • Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IPhO,
  • Stage V: Participation in International Physics Olympiad (IPhO).

Stage I is entirely the responsibility of IAPT. All the remaining stages are organized by HBCSE.

The detailed information about eligibility and structure of the stages is given below:

Stage I: National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP)

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

Date of NSEP 2010: 28 November 2010 (Sunday)

Time of NSEP 2010: 09:30 am to 11:30 am

Last Date for Enrollment for NSEP: 15th September 2010

Eligibility:

All Indian students who are born on or after July 1, 1991 and, in addition, are in Class XII or lower as of November 30, 2010, are eligible to appear for NSEP 2010 -- 2011. A student may appear for more than one subject provided the examination schedule allows it. See information about the examination schedule under various subjects. Students who have passed Class XII are not eligible to enroll for NSEP.

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

Syllabus:


The syllabus for NSEP is broadly equivalent to the senior secondary level (Class XI and Class XII) of CBSE Physics. This is only a rough guideline, and there is no detailed syllabus given for NSEP.

Question Paper:

NSEP emphasizes comprehension of the subject, not rote memory. Its format is as follows:

Part A (180 marks):

50 multiple choice questions consisting of:

(A1)

40 questions, each with only one of the four options correct

(A2)

10 questions, each with one or more than one options correct. To get credit, all correct option(s) and no incorrect option(s) should be marked.

Part B (60 marks):

5 (or 6) questions which are problems or short-answer type. All questions carry equal marks.

Language:

English. (However, NSEP question papers may be available in Hindi, and some other regional languages provided there are more than 300 students for that language. Please check with IAPT.)




Qualifying for the Second Stage:


Based on performance in NSEP, the top 300 students in order of merit qualify to appear for the Second Stage of the Olympiad programme (INPhO). In case there is a tie at the last position, all students with the same marks qualify for the INPhO.

All students who qualify to appear for the INPhO get a certificate of merit from IAPT.

Stage II: Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO)

INPhO is organized by HBCSE at about 15 centres in the country.

Eligibility: Students selected from Stage I examination (NSEP) are eligible to appear for INPhO. In addition, those students, who have been exempted from NSEP as described in the Enrollment page, are also eligible to appear for INPhO. Besides these two, there is no other way by which a student becomes eligible to appear for INPhO.

Students appearing for INPhO are eligible for TA/DA as per norms of the programme.

Syllabus : The syllabus for INPhO is broadly similar to NSEP.

The syllabus, however, is only a broad guideline. Questions and problems in National Olympiads are usually non-conventional and of high difficulty level, comparable to International Olympiads.

On the basis of performance in INPhO, the top 35 students in the merit list will be selected for Stage III: Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in physics.

In the event, there is a tie at the last position, all students with the same marks at this last position will qualify for OCSC.

There will be no other criterion or provision for selection to OCSC.

Stage III: Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Physics

OCSC in physics will be organized by HBCSE sometime in April to June 2011 for 2-3 weeks. The precise dates will be announced prior to or along with the announcement of the selection list for the OCSC.

Eligibility for OCSC : Only the students selected from the merit list of Stage II (INPhO) are eligible. There will be no other criterion or provision.

The camps include several theoretical and experimental tests. Orientation is provided to students especially in experiments. The camps conclude with a valedictory function where distinguished scientists are invited to speak to the students.

The merit list of OCSC is prepared on the basis of the combined theoretical and experimental score aggregated over all the tests in the camp, with 60% weightage for theory and 40% weightage for experiment. Performance in previous stages (NSEP and INPhO) will not be a consideration for the merit list and awards of the OCSC.


The top 5 students in the OCSC physics merit list are declared to be special merit awardees. These special merit awardees are given Rs. 5,000/- each in the form of books and cash. In addition there are special prizes to recognize meritorious performance in theory and experiments.


The 5 special merit awardees in physics selected at the end of the OCSC constitute the 5 member student team for the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), provided they satisfy required criteria such as age limit, holding valid Indian passport, medical fitness, parental consent, etc.

Stage IV: Pre-departure Training (PDT) Camp for IPhO

The selected 5 member Indian team undergoes a rigorous training programme at HBCSE in theory and experiments. Special laboratories have been developed at HBCSE for the purpose of experimental training. Resource persons from HBCSE and different institutions across the country train the students.

Stage V: Participation in International Physics Olympiad (IPhO)

The 5 member student team, 2 teacher leaders and 1 scientific observer constitute the delegation to represent India at the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO).

The 42nd IPhO will be held in Bangkok, Thailand tentatively in July 2011.

General :

A.The extensive use of the calculus (differentiation and integration) and the use of complex numbers or solving differential equations should not be required to solve the theoretical and practical problems.

B.Questions may contain concepts and phenomena not contained in the Syllabus but sufficient information must be given in the questions so that candidates without previous knowledge of these topics would not be at a disadvantage.

C.Sophisticated practical equipment likely to be unfamiliar to the candidates should not dominate a problem. If such devices are used then careful instructions must be given to the candidates.

D.The original texts of the problems have to be set in the SI units.

A. THEORETICAL PART

1. MECHANICS

a] Foundation of kinematics of a point mass

* Note: vector description of the position of the point mass, velocity and acceleration as vectors

b] Newton's laws, inertial systems

* Note: problems may be set on changing mass

c] Closed and open systems, momentum and energy, work, power

d] Conservation of energy, conservation of linear momentum, impulse

e] Elastic forces, frictional forces, the law of gravitation, potential energy and work in a gravitational field

* Note: Hooke's law, coefficient of friction (F/R=const), frictional forces static and kinetic, choice of zero of potential energy

f] Centripetal acceleration, Kepler's laws

2] MECHANICS OF RIGID BODIES

a] Statics, center of mass, torque

* Note: couples, conditions of equilibrium of bodies

b] Motion of rigid bodies, translation, rotation, angular velocity, angular acceleration, conservation of angular momentum

* Note: conservation of angular momentum about fixed axis only

c] External and internal forces, equation of motion of a rigid body around the fixed axis, moment of inertia, kinetic energy of a rotating body

* Note: parallel axes theorem (Steiner's theorem), additivity of the moment of inertia

d] Accelerated reference systems, inertial forces

* Note: knowledge of the Coriolis force formula is not required

3] HYDROMECHANICS

No specific questions will be set on this but students would be expected to know the elementary concepts of pressure, buoyancy and the continuity law.

4] THERMODYNAMICS AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS

a] Internal energy, work and heat, first and second laws of thermodynamics

* Note: thermal equilibrium, quantities depending on state and quantities depending on process

b] Model of a perfect gas, pressure and molecular kinetic energy, Avogadro's number, equation of state of a perfect gas, absolute temperature

* Note: also molecular approach to such simple phenomena in liquids and solids as boiling, melting etc.

c] Work done by an expanding gas limited to isothermal and adiabatic processes

* Note: proof of the equation of the adiabatic process is not required

d] The Carnot cycle, thermodynamic efficiency, reversible and irreversible processes, entropy (statistical approach), Boltzmann factor

* Note: entropy as a path independent function, entropy changes and reversibility, quasistatic processes

5] OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES

a] Harmonic oscillations, equation of harmonic oscillation

* Note: solution of the equation for harmonic motion, attenuation and resonance - qualitatively

b] Harmonic waves, propagation of waves, transverse and longitudinal waves, linear polarization, the classical Doppler effect, sound waves

* Note: displacement in a progressive wave and understanding of graphical representation of the wave, measurements of velocity of sound and light, Doppler effect in one dimension only, propagation of waves in homogeneous and isotropic media, reflection and refraction, Fermat's principle

c] Superposition of harmonic waves, coherent waves, interference, beats, standing waves

* Note: realization that intensity of wave is proportional to the square of its amplitude. Fourier analysis is not required but candidates should have some understanding that complex waves can be made from addition of simple sinusoidal waves of different frequencies. Interference due to thin films and other simple systems (final formulas are not required), superposition of waves from secondary sources (diffraction)

6] ELECTRIC CHARGE AND ELECTRIC FIELD

a] Conservation of charge, Coulomb's law

b] Electric field, potential, Gauss' law

* Note: Gauss' law confined to simple symmetric systems like sphere,cylinder, plate etc., electric dipole moment

c] Capacitors, capacitance, dielectric constant, energy density of electric field

7] CURRENT AND MAGNETIC FIELD

a] Current, resistance, internal resistance of source, Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, work and power of direct and alternating currents, Joule's law

* Note: simple cases of circuits containing non-ohmic devices with known V-I characteristics

b] Magnetic field (B) of a current, current in a magnetic field, Lorentz force

* Note: particles in a magnetic field, simple applications like cyclotron, magnetic dipole moment

c] Ampere's law

d] Law of electromagnetic induction, magnetic flux, Lenz's law, self-induction, inductance, permeability, energy density of magnetic field

* Note: magnetic field of simple symmetric systems like straight wire, circular loop and long solenoid

e] Alternating current, resistors, inductors and capacitors in AC-circuits, voltage and current (parallel and series) resonances

* Note: simple AC-circuits, time constants, final formulae for parameters of concrete resonance circuits are not require

8] ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES

a] Oscillatory circuit, frequency of oscillations, generation by feedback and resonance

b] Wave optics, diffraction from one and two slits, diffraction grating, resolving power of a grating, Bragg reflection

c] Dispersion and diffraction spectra, line spectra of gases

d] Electromagnetic waves as transverse waves, polarization by reflection, polarizers

* Note: superposition of polarized waves

e] Resolving power of imaging systems

f] Black body, Stefan-Boltzmanns law

* Note: Planck's formula is not required

9] QUANTUM PHYSICS

a] Photoelectric effect, energy and impulse of the photon

* Note: Einstein's formula is required

b] De Broglie wavelength, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle

10] RELATIVITY

a] Principle of relativity, addition of velocities, relativistic Doppler effect

b] Relativistic equation of motion, momentum, energy, relation between energy and mass, conservation of energy and momentum

11] MATTER

a] Simple applications of the Bragg equation

b] Energy levels of atoms and molecules (qualitatively), emission, absorption, spectrum of hydrogenlike atoms

c] Energy levels of nuclei (qualitatively), alpha-, beta- and gamma-decays, absorption of radiation, halflife and exponential decay, components of nuclei, mass defect, nuclear reactions.

B. PRACTICAL PART

The Theoretical Part of the Syllabus provides the basis for all the experimental problems. The experimental problems given in the experimental contest should contain measurements.

Additional requirements:

1] Candidates must be aware that instruments affect measurements.

2] Knowledge of the most common experimental techniques for measuring physical quantities mentioned in Part A.

3] Knowledge of commonly used simple laboratory instruments and devices such as calipers, thermometers, simple volt-, ohm- and ammeters, potentiometers, diodes, transistors, simple optical devices and so on.

4] Ability to use, with the help of proper instruction, some sophisticated instruments and devices such as double-beam oscilloscope, counter, ratemeter, signal and function generators, analog-to-digital converter connected to a computer, amplifier, integrator, differentiator, power supply, universal (analog and digital) volt-, ohm- and ammeters.

5] Proper identification of error sources and estimation of their influence on the final result(s).

6]Absolute and relative errors, accuracy of measuring instruments, error of a single measurement, error of a series of measurements, error of a quantity given as a function of measured quantities.

7] Transformation of a dependence to the linear form by appropriate choice of variables and fitting a straight line to experimental points.

8] Proper use of the graph paper with different scales (for example polar and logarithmic papers).

9] Correct rounding off and expressing the final result(s) and error(s) with correct number of significant digits.

10] Standard knowledge of safety in laboratory work. (Nevertheless, if the experimental set-up contains any safety hazards the appropriate warnings should be included into the text of the problem.)

Please note:

  • The syllabus for National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) is broadly equivalent to the senior secondary level (Class XI and Class XII) of CBSE Physics. This is only a rough guideline, and there is no detailed syllabus given for NSEP.
  • The syllabus for Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO) is broadly similar to NSEP but the difficulty level of the questions will be higher. Questions and problems in National Olympiads are usually non-conventional and of high difficulty level, comparable to International Olympiads.

References

Books:

Indian National Physics Olympiad - Theory Problems and Solutions (2006 - 2009), Prof. Vijay A. Singh and Mr. Praveen Pathak.

Price Rs. 90/- (Purchase in person from HBCSE) or by sending a Demand Draft of Rs. 140/-

The Demand Draft includes postage charges for registered parcel and should be in favor of

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education,

payable at Mumbai

and sent to:

HBCSE Publications Section,

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (TIFR),

V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai 400 088.

Sr. No.

Book

Author

Publications

1]

Physics (I &II)

Robert Resnick, David Halliday.

Wiley Eastern Private Limited(New Delhi).

2]

University Physics

Hugh Young, Mark Zemansky, Fransis Sears.

Narosa Publishing House(New Delhi, Madras).

3]

Physics- A Textbook for Senior Secondary Class (Class XI)- Part I & II

National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi.

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4]

Physics- A Textbook for Senior Secondary Class (Class XII)- Part I & II

National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi.

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5]

Indian National Physics Olympiad - Theory Problems (1998 - 2005)

Prof. Vijay A. Singh, Mr. Shirish R. Pathare

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai

Past Performance at IOs

Year 1998

Period : July 2, 1998 to July 10, 1998

Place : Reykjavik, Iceland

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Abhishek Kumar

Delhi

Silver

Vijay Bhat

Kolakata

Bronze

Shivi kumar Bansal

Obra (U.P.)

Honourable Mention

Dilys Thomas

Pune

Honourable Mention

Saikat Guha

Patna

Honourable Mention

Delegation Leader : Prof. H. C. Pradhan (HBCSE, Mumbai)

Pedagogical Leader : Prof. T. S. Natrajan (IIT, Chennai) Top

Year 1999

Period : July 18, 1999 -- July 27, 1999

Place : Padua, Italy

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Sandeep Bala

Mumbai

Silver

Harsha Madhyastha

Bangalore

Silver

Mayank Rawat

Panchkula

Silver

Amit Agarwal

Chandigarh

Silver

Suvrat

Delhi

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Prof. R. M. Dharkar (IAPT)

Pedagogical Leader: Prof. Vijay A. Singh (IIT, Kanpur) Top

Year 2000


Period : July 8, 2000 -- July 16, 2000

Place : Leicester, U.K.

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Navneet Loiwal

Jaipur

Gold

M. Arvind

Chennai

Gold

Abhineet Sawa

Rourkela

Silver

Nipun Kwatra

Chandigarh

Silver

V. Shrikant

Hyderabad

Honorable Mention

Delegation Leader: Prof. Vijay Singh (IIT, Kanpur)

Pedagogical Leader: Prof. D. A. Desai (D. G. Ruparel College, Mumbai) Top

Year 2001

Period : June 28, 2001 to July 6, 2001

Place : Antalya, Turkey

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Nandan Dixit

Mumbai

Gold

Arvind Thiagarajan

Chennai

Gold

Parag Agarwal

Mumbai

Gold

Naresh Satyan

Banglore

Silver

S. Vijaykumar

Banglore

Silver

Delegation Leader: Prof. Vijay Singh (IIT, Kanpur)

Pedagogical Leader: Prof. D. A. Desai (D. G. Ruparel College, Mumbai) Top

Year 2002

Place : Bandung, Indonesia

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Ravishankar Sundararaman

Mumbai

Gold

Shantanu Bharadwaj

Mathura

Silver

Hirakendu Das

Hyderabad

Silver

B. Sundeep

Banglore

Silver

Kushal Mukherjee

Banglore

Silver

Delegation Leader: Prof. Arvind Kumar (HBCSE, Mumbai)

Pedagogical Leader: Dr. Ravi Bhattacharjee (SGTB Khalsa College, Delhi) Top

Year 2003

Period : August 3, 2003 to August 11, 2003

Place: : Taipei, Taiwan

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Yashodhan Kanoria

Mumbai

Gold

Shaleen Harlalka

Udaipur

Gold

Shashank Dwivedi

Bhilai

Bronze

Alekh Agarwal

Bhopal

Honourable Mention

Divjyot Sethi

Delhi

Honourable Mention

Delegation Leader: Dr. Ravi Bhattacharjee (SGTB Khalsa College, Delhi)
Pedagogical Leader: Dr. S. C. Samanta (Midnapore College, Midnapore) Top

Year 2004

Period : July 15, 2004 to July 23, 2004

Place : Pohang, South Korea

Students' Names

Place

Medal

Mr. Shubham Mittal

New Delhi

Gold

Mr. Ajit kumar Nema

Banglore

Silver

Mr. Kartik Mohta

Nagpur

Silver

Mr. Avin Mittal

Agra

Bronze

Mr.Ankur Goel

Panchkula

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Prof. Dipan Ghosh (IIT, Mumbai)

Pedagogical Leader: Dr. Rajesh Khaparde (HBCSE, Mumbai) Top

Year 2005

Period : July 3, 2005 to July 12, 2005

Place : Salamanca, Spain

Students' Names

Place

Medal

Mr. Piyush Srivastava

Alahabad

Gold

Mr. Sameer Madan

Panchkula

Gold

Mr. Tejaswi Venumadhav Nerella

Hyderabad

Silver

Mr. Hema Chandra Prakash Movva

Hyderabad

Silver

Mr. Arjun Radhakrishna

Banglore

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Dr. Ravi Bhattacharjee (S.G.T.B. Khalsa College, New Delhi)
Pedagogical Leader: Dr. Rajesh Khaparde (HBCSE, Mumbai)
Scientific Observer: Dr. Bhupati Chakraborti (City College, Kolkata) Top

Year 2006

Period : July 8, 2006 to July 17, 2006

Place: Singapore

Students' Names

Place

Medal

Mr. Mehul Tikekar

Mumbai

Gold

Mr. Raghu Mahajan

Chandigarh

Gold

Mr. Harish Ravi

Banglore

Bronze

Mr. Divyanshu Jha

Patna

Bronze

Ms. Neha Rambhia

Mumbai

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Dr. Charudatt Kadolkar (IIT, Guwahati)
Pedagogical Leader: Ms. B. N. Chandrika (V.V.S.F.G. College for Women, Banglore)
Scientific Observer: Mr. Shirish Pathare (HBCSE, Mumbai) Top

Year 2007


Period : July 13, 2006 to July 22, 2007

Place : Isfahan, Iran

Students' Names

Place

Medal

Mr. Raman Sharma

Jaipur

Gold

Mr. Rohit Singh

Dehradun

Gold

Mr. Pratyush Pande

Jaipur

Silver

Mr. Harsh Pareek

Mumbai

Silver

Mr. Vivek Lohani

Almora

Honorable Mention

Delegation Leader: Dr. Charudatt Kadolkar (IIT, Guwahati)
Pedagogical Leader: Prof. Vijay Singh (HBCSE, Mumbai) Top

Year 2008

Period : July 20 - 29, 2008

Place : Hanoi, Vietnam

Students' Names

Place

Medal

Shitikanth

Patna

Gold

Garvit Juniwal

Jaipur

Gold

Kunal Shah

Mumbai

Gold

Nishant Totla

Aurangabad

Gold

Saurabh Goyal

Kota

Silver

Delegation Leader : Dr. Vishwajeet Kulkarni, Smt. Parvatibai Chowgule College, Madgaon, Goa

Pedagogical Leader : Dr. Pramendra Singh, Jagdam College, Chapra

Sceintific Observer : Prof. Charudatt Kadolkar, IIT Guwahati. Top

Year 2009

Period : July 12, 2009 to July 19, 2009

Place : Merida Yucatan, Mexico

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Gopi Sivakanth

Yeleswaram, Andhra Pradesh

Gold

Nitin Jain

Faridabad, Harayana

Gold

Priyank Pradeep Parikh

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Gold

Shubham Tulsiani

Jodhpur, Rajesthan

Gold

Vinit Atal

Pune, Maharashtra

Silver

Delegation Leader: Prof. H. C. Pradhan (HBCSE, Mumbai)
Delegation Leader: Dr. Pramendra Ranjan Singh (Jaiprakash University, Bihar)

Scientific Observer: Shri A. M. Shaker (K. J. Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, Mumbai).

CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD

The International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) has been conducted since 1968, and is a competition for students at the secondary and higher secondary school levels. The IChO boosts the level of chemistry education in the participating countries. It helps develop friendly relations between the young people from different countries.

India started participating in this event from the year 1999 at the 31st IChO held at Bangkok, Thailand. India hosted the 33rd International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in its third year of participation in 2001 with whole-hearted support of all countries.

Stages

The chemistry Olympiad program follows the following 5 stages:

  • Stage I: National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC),
  • Stage II: Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (INChO),
  • Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in chemistry,
  • Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IChO,
  • Stage V: Participation in International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO).

Stage 1 is entirely the responsibility of IAPT. All the remaining stages are organized by HBCSE.

The detailed information about eligibility and structure of the stages is given below:

Stage I: National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC)

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

Date of NSEC 2010: 28 November 2010 (Sunday)

Time of NSEC2010: 12:30 pm to 02:30 pm

Last Date for Enrollment for NSEC: 15th September 2010

Eligibility:

All Indian students who are born on or after July 1, 1991 and, in addition, are in Class XII or lower as of November 30, 2010, are eligible to appear for NSEC 2010 -- 2011. A student may appear for more than one subject provided the examination schedule allows it. See information about the examination schedule under various subjects. Students who have passed Class XII are not eligible to enroll for NSEC.

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

Syllabus:


The syllabus for NSEC is broadly equivalent to the senior secondary level (Class XI and Class XII) of CBSE Chemistry. This is only a rough guideline, and there is no detailed syllabus given for NSEC.

Question Paper:

NSEC emphasizes comprehension of the subject, not rote memory. Its format will be as follows:

The question paper will consist of 80 multiple choice questions, each with only one of the four options correct.

Language : English.

Qualifying for the Second Stage:


Based on performance in NSEC, the top 300 students in order of merit qualify to appear for the Second Stage of the Olympiad program (INChO). In case there is a tie at the last position, all students with the same marks qualify for INChO.

All students who qualify to appear for INChO get a certificate of merit from IAPT.

For any queries or clarifications and for any difficulties regarding enrollment for NSEC, please contact:

Prof. M. L. Oglapurkar
Co-ordinator (NSE)
IAPT Office, I.I.E. Campus,
128/2, J. P. Naik Marg, Kothrud, Pune - 411 038.
Tel : (Off.) 020 - 25420163.
(9:00 AM to 7:00 PM)
Email: iapt@vsnl.net

OR

Prof. R.M.Dharkar
Chief Co-ordinator (IAPT Examinations)
Email: rmdharkar@gmail.com

Stage II: Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (INChO)

INChO is organized by HBCSE at about 15 centres in the country

Eligibility: Students selected from Stage I examination (NSEC) are eligible to appear for INChO. In addition those students who have been exempted as described in the Enrollment page are also eligible to appear for INChO. Besides these two, there is no other way by which a student becomes eligible to appear for INChO.

Students appearing for INChO are eligible for TA/DA as per the norms of the programme.

Syllabus : The syllabus for INChO is broadly similar to NSEC. However, the syllabus is only a broad guideline. Questions and problems in National Olympiads are usually non-conventional and of high difficulty level, comparable to International Olympiads.

On the basis of performance in INChO, the top 35 students in the merit list will be selected for Stage III: Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in chemistry.

In the event, there is a tie at the last position, all students with the same marks at this last position will qualify for OCSC.

There will be no other criterion or provision for selection to OCSC.

Stage III: Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Chemistry

OCSC in chemistry will be organized by HBCSE sometime in April to June 2011 for 2-3 weeks. The precise dates will be announced prior to or along with the announcement of the selection list for the OCSC.

Eligibility for OCSC : Only the students selected from the merit list of Stage II (INChO) are eligible. There will be no other criteria or provision.

The camps include several theoretical and experimental tests. Orientation is provided to students especially in experiments. The camps conclude with a valedictory function where distinguished scientists are invited to speak to the students.

The merit list of OCSC is prepared on the basis of the combined theoretical and experimental score aggregated over all the tests in the camp, with 60% weightage for theory and 40% weightage for experiment. Performance in previous stages (NSEC and INChO) will not be a consideration for the merit list and awards of the OCSC.


The top 4 in the OCSC chemistry merit list are declared to be special merit awardees. These special merit awardees are given Rs. 5,000/- each in the form of books and cash. In addition there are special prizes to recognize meritorious performance in theory and experiments.


The 4 special merit awardees in chemistry selected at the end of the OCSC constitute the 4 member student team for the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), provided they satisfy required criteria such as age limit, holding valid Indian passport, medical fitness, parental consent, etc.

Stage IV: Pre-departure Training (PDT) Camp for IChO

The selected 4 member Indian team undergoes a rigorous training programme at HBCSE in theory and experiments. Special laboratories have been developed at HBCSE for the purpose of experimental training. Resource persons from HBCSE and different institutions across the country train the students. The duration of training is subject to IChO regulations.

Stage V: Participation in International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO)

The 4-member student team, 2 teacher leaders and 1 scientific observer constitute the delegation to represent India at the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO).

The 43rd IChO will be held tentatively in Ankara, Turkey tentatively in July 2011.

The syllabus for National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC) is broadly equivalent to the senior secondary level (Class XI and Class XII) of CBSE Chemistry. This is only a rough guideline, and there is no detailed syllabus given for NSEC.

The syllabus for Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (INChO) is broadly similar to NSEC but the difficulty level of the questions will be higher. Questions and problems in National Olympiads are usually non-conventional and of high difficulty level, comparable to International Olympiads.

References

Books:

Experimental Problems in Chemistry, Dr. Savita Ladage, Swapna Narvekar and Indrani Sen.
Price Rs. 130/- (Purchase in person from HBCSE).

(If you cannot purchase in person then enquire on Email: hbcpub@hbcse.tifr.res.in)

REFERENCE BOOKS FOR INChO EXAMINATION

Suggested references that will be useful in preparing for the theory examinations of the Indian National Chemistry Olympiad are given here. These books are usually available in most college libraries. You may also consult your teachers for further guidance and choice of books.

a) Physical Chemistry

Maron & Prutton, Principles of Physical Chemistry, 4th Edition, Oxford and IBH Pub. Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi/Calcutta.

Atkins P.W., Physical Chemistry, 5th Edition, Oxford University Press.

b) Organic Chemistry

Morrison & Boyd, Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

Carey, Organic Chemistry, 3rd Edition, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Atkins & Carey, Organic Chemistry- a brief course, 2nd Edition, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

c) Inorganic Chemistry

Lee, Concise Inorganic Chemistry, 5th Edition, ELBS with Chapman & Hall.

Cotton, Wilkinson & Gaus, Basic Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons.

d) Analytical Chemistry

Christian, Analytical Chemistry, 5th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Skoog & West, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, 2nd Edition, Holt International Edition.

Skoog, Principles of Instrumental Analysis, 3rd Edition, Holt-Saunders International Edition.

e) Biochemistry

Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry , CBS publishers and distributors Pvt. Ltd., Delhi (chapters on amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids)

Mckee & Mckee, Biochemistry an Introduction, 2nd Edition, WCB/McGraw-Hill.

f) General Chemistry

Mahan, University Chemistry, 3rd Edition, Narosa Publishing House.

Ebbing, General Chemistry, 3rd Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.

Schaum series books on problems in various disciplines of chemistry.

REFERENCE BOOKS FOR PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY

Jeffrey, Bassett, Mendham & Denney, Vogel's Textbook of Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 5th Edition, ELBS with Longman.

Arthur I.Vogel, Elementary Practical Organic Chemistry (Part 1, 2 and 3), CBS Publishers and Distributors, Delhi.

Addison Ault, Techniques and Experiments for Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition, University Science Books, Sausalito, California.

Day & Underwood, Quantitative Analysis, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

CBSE practical books

Past Performance at IOs

Year 1999

Period : July 4, 1999 to July 11, 1999

Place : Bangkok, Thailand

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Deepak Garg

Delhi

Silver

N. Chandrashekhar

Chennai

Silver

Vikas Bansal

Chandigarh

Bronze

Vinnet Goyal

Gurgaon

Bronze

Head Mentor: Prof. Sai Prakash (Osmania Univerity, Hyderabad)
Mentor: Dr. Savita Ladage (HBCSE, Mumbai)

Year 2000


Period : July 6, 2000 to July 15, 2000

Place : Copenhagen, Denmark.

Student's Names

Place

Medals

Praval Jain

Chandigarh

Silver

S.Sriram

Chennai

Silver

Anand Kumar Sinha

Bhagalpur

Bronze

Gerorge Mathew Paily

Thrissur

Bronze

Head Mentor: Prof. M.N.S. Rao (IIT, Chennai)
Mentor: Dr. Savita Ladage (HBCSE, Mumbai

Year 2001

Period : July 5, 2001 to July 14, 2001

Place : Mumbai, India

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Soubhagya Sahoo

Rourkela

Gold

Avinash Varna

Bangalore

Silver

Vivek Kumar

Lucknow

Silver

Aditya Banerjee

Chennai

Silver

Head Mentor: Dr. D.V. Prabhu (Wilson College, Mumbai)
Mentor: Dr. Leena Rao (SIES College, Mumbai

Year 2002

Period : July 5, 2002 to July 14, 2002

Place : Groningen, Netherlands

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Sumit Kumar

Hissar

Gold

Salim Dewani

Mumbai

Gold

Arjun Krishnan

Chennai

Bronze

Shriram Shivaraman

Nagpur

Bronze

Head Mentor: Prof. Y.D. Vankar (IIT, Kanpur)

Mentor: Dr. D.V. Prabhu (Wilson College, Mumbai

Year 2003

Period :

July 5, 2003 to July 14, 2003

Place : Athens, Greece

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Yashodhan Kanoria

Mumbai

Gold

V. Aravindan

Chennai

Gold

Vikram Balasubramanian

Chennai

Silver

Kiran Chikkadi

Bangalore

Silver

Head Mentor: Prof. S.D. Samant (UICT, Mumbai)
Mentor: Dr. Swapan Ghosh (BARC, Mumbai

Year 2004

Period : July 18, 2004 to July 27, 2004
Place : Kiel, Germany

Students' Names

Place

Medal

Ms. Priya Gupta

New Delhi

Gold

Mr. Vibhav Bukkapattanam

Hyderabad

Silver

Mr. Sushant Sachdeva

Pune

Bronze

Mr. Sudeep Kamath

Mumbai

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Dr. Swapan Ghosh (BARC, Mumbai)
Pedagogical Leader: Prof. S. D. Samant (UICT, Mumbai)

Year 2005

Period : July 16, 2005 to July 25, 2005
Place : Taipei, Taiwan

Name

Place

Medal

Arun Paidimarri

Vijayawada

Silver

Mr. G. Karthick

Chennai

Silver

Mr. Rajendrakumar Joish

Banglore

Silver

Himanshu Asnani

Kota

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Dr. S. R. Gadre (University of Pune, Pune)
Pedagogical Leader: Dr. Lakshmy Ravishankar (Vaze College, Mumbai)
Scientific Observer: Ms. Swapna Narvekar (HBCSE, Mumbai)

Year 2006

Period : July 2, 2006 to July 10, 2006
Place : Gyeongsan, Korea

Students' Names

Place

Medal

Prathmesh Prabhu

Indore

Gold

Omkar Wagh

Pune

Silver

Rahul Goyal

Ambala

Silver

Rahul Sharma

Delhi

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Dr. S. R. Gadre (University of Pune, Pune)
Pedagogical Leader: Dr. Lakshmy Ravishankar (Vaze College, Mumbai)
Scientific Observer: Dr. Ibnusaud Ibrahim (M.G. University, Kottayam,Kerala)

Year 2007

Period: July 15 to July 24, 2007

Place : Moscow

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Soham U. Mehta

Nagpur

Gold

Sumit Somani

Jaipur

Gold

Vikas Prajapati

Rawatbhata

Silver

T. Immanuel Ilavarasan

Chennai

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Dr. D. K. Maity, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai

Delegation Leader: Dr. S. V. Eswaran of St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi;

Scientific observer: Ms. Swapna Narvekar, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai

Year 2008

Period: July 12 to July 22, 2008

Place : Budapest, Hungary

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Gautam Agrawal

Mumbai

Silver

Praneeth Srikanti

Hyderabad

Silver

Srujan M.

Hyderabad

Silver

Anupam Dev Goel

Sangrur

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Dr. D. K. Maity, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai

Delegation Leader: Prof. A. A. Natu, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune

Scientific observer: Ms. Swapna Narvekar, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai

Year 2009

Period : July 18, 2009 to July 27, 2009

Place : Cambridge, UK

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Abhishek Padmanabhan

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Silver

Manikanta Kotaru

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Silver

Shruti Khatri

Jaipur, Rajashtan

Silver

Vinayak Gagrani

Jaipur, Rajashtan

Silv

Delegation Leader: Prof. A. A. Natu, (IISER, Pune)

Delegation Leader: Dr. A. Srinivasan (National College, Bangalore)

Scientific observer: Dr. Savita Ladage, (HBCSE, Mumbai)

Biology Olympiad

The International Biology Olympiad (IBO) started in 1990. It is an annual event open to pre-university students. It serves as a benchmark for biology education at the higher secondary school level.

India started participating in IBO from the year 2000. India hosted the 19th IBO in July 2008 in Mumbai.

Stages

The biology Olympiad program follows the following 5 stages:

  • Stage I: National Standard Examination in Biology (NSEB),
  • Stage II: Indian National Biology Olympiad (INBO),
  • Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in biology,
  • Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IBO,
  • Stage V: Participation in International Biology Olympiad (IBO).

Stage 1 is entirely the responsibility of IAPT. All the remaining stages are organized by HBCSE.

The detailed information about eligibility and structure of the stages is given below:

Stage I: National Standard Examination in Biology (NSEB)

NSEB is the first stage of selection of students in the biology Olympiad Programme which is organised by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT). Every student aspiring to go through successive stages of the programme must enroll for NSEB. NSEB will be held at a large number of centres in the country.

Date of NSEB 2010: 28 November 2010 (Sunday)

Time of NSEB 2010: 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Last Date for Enrollment for NSEB: 15th September 2010

Eligibility:

All Indian students who are born on or after July 1, 1991 and, in addition, are in Class XII or lower as of November 30, 2010, are eligible to appear for NSEB 2010 -- 2011. A student may appear for more than one subject provided the examination schedule allows it. See information about the examination schedule under various subjects. Students who have passed Class XII are not eligible to enroll for NSEB.

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 NSEB is broadly equivalent to the senior secondary level (Class XI and Class XII) of CBSE Biology. This is only a rough guideline, and there is no detailed syllabus given for NSEB.

Question Paper:

NSEB emphasizes comprehension of the subject, not rote memory. Its format will be as follows:

The question paper will consist of 80 multiple choice questions, each with only one of the four options correct.

Language : English.

Qualifying for the Second Stage:


Based on performance in NSEB, the top 300 students in order of merit qualify to appear for the Second Stage of the Olympiad program (INBO). In case there is a tie at the last position, all students with the same marks qualify for the INBO.

All students who qualify to appear for INBO get a certificate of merit from IAPT.

For any queries or clarifications and for any difficulties regarding enrollment for NSEB, please contact:

Prof. M. L. Oglapurkar
Co-ordinator (NSE)
IAPT Office, I.I.E. Campus,
128/2, J. P. Naik Marg, Kothrud, Pune - 411 038.
Tel : (Off.) 020 - 25420163.
(9:00 AM to 7:00 PM)
Email: iapt@vsnl.net

OR

Prof. R.M.Dharkar
Chief Co-ordinator (IAPT Examinations)
Email: rmdharkar@gmail.com

Stage II: Indian National Biology Olympiad (INBO)

INBO is organized by HBCSE at about 15 centres in the country.

Eligibility: Students selected from Stage I examination (NSEB) are eligible to appear for INBO. In addition those students who have been exempted as described in the Enrollment page are also eligible to appear for INBO. Besides these two, there is no other way by which a student becomes eligible to appear for INBO. Students appearing for INBO are eligible for TA/DA as per norms of the programme.

Syllabus : The syllabus for INBO is broadly similar to NSEB. The syllabus, however, is only a broad guideline. Questions and problems in National Olympiads are usually non-conventional and of high difficulty level, comparable to International Olympiads.

On the basis of performance in INBO, the top 35 students in the merit list are selected for Stage III Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in biology.

In the event there is a tie at the last position, all students with the same marks at this last position qualify for OCSC.There will be no other criterion or provision for selection to OCSC.

Stage III: Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Biology

OCSC in biology will be organized by HBCSE sometime in April to June 2011 for 2-3 weeks. The precise dates will be announced prior to or along with the announcement of the selection list for the OCSC.

Eligibility for OCSC : Only the students selected from the merit list of Stage II (INBO) are eligible. There will be no other criterion or provision.

The camps include several theoretical and experimental tests. Orientation is provided to students especially in experiments. The camps conclude with a valedictory function where distinguished scientists are invited to speak to the students.

The merit list of OCSC is prepared on the basis of the combined theoretical and experimental score aggregated over all the tests in the camp, with 60% weightage for theory and 40% weightage for experiment. Performance in previous stages (NSEB and INBO) will not be a consideration for the merit list and awards of the OCSC.


The top 4 in the OCSC biology merit list are declared to be special merit awardees. These special merit awardees are given Rs. 5,000/- each in the form of books and cash. In addition there are special prizes to recognize meritorious performance in theory and experiments.


The 4 special merit awardees in biology selected at the end of the OCSC constitute the 4 member student team for the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), provided they satisfy required criteria such as age limit, holding valid Indian passport, medical fitness, parental consent, etc.

Stage IV: Pre-departure Training (PDT) Camp for IBO

The selected 4 member Indian team undergoes a rigorous training programme at HBCSE in theory and experiment. Special laboratories have been developed at HBCSE for the purpose. Resource persons from HBCSE and different institutions across the country train the students. The duration of training will be subject to IBO regulations.

Stage V: Participation in International Biology Olympiad (IBO)

The 4-member student team, 2 teacher leaders and 1 scientific observer constitute the Indian delegation to the International Biology Olympiad (IBO).

The 22nd IBO will be held tentatively in Taipei, Chinese Taipei tentatively in July 2011.

The syllabus for National Standard Examination in Biology (NSEB) is broadly equivalent to the senior secondary level (Class XI and Class XII) of CBSE Biology. This is only a rough guideline, and there is no detailed syllabus given for NSEB.

The syllabus for Indian National Biology Olympiad (INBO) is broadly similar to NSEB but the difficulty level of the questions will be higher. Questions and problems in National Olympiads are usually non-conventional and of high difficulty level, comparable to International Olympiads.

References books

1 Biological Sciences D. J. Taylor, N.P.O. Green and G. W. Stout; Editor: R. Soper. Cambridge Low-Price Edition, Cambridge University Press Rs. 250/-

2 Principles of Biochemistry A. L. Lehninger, D. L. Nelson and M. M. Cox CBS Publisher and Distributors, India Rs.700/-

3 The Nature of Life John Postlethwait and Janet Hopson McGraw Hill, Inc. Rs.1,500/-

4 Molecular Biology of the Cell Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts and James D. Watson. Garden Publishers Rs.1,620/-

5 Practical Skills in Biology Allan Jones, Rob Reed and J. Wyers Addison Wesley Longman Ltd. Rs.1,000/-

6 A-Level Biology (Revised Edition) W. D. Philips and T. J. Chilton Oxford University Press Rs.800/-

7 Molecular Cell Biology Lodish, Baltimore, Berk et al. Scientific American Books Rs.2,300/-

8 Biology Campbell, Neil A; Reece, Jane B; Mitchell, Lawrence G. Benjamin Cummings Rs.4000/-

9 The Nature Of Life J H Postlethwait and J L Hopson Mc Graw Hill Inc. Rs.3000/

Past Performance at IOs

Year 2000

Period : July 9, 2000 to July 16, 2000
Place : Antalya, Turkey.

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Sahajal Dhooria

Jaipur

Silver

Pallawi Torka

Ranchi

Bronze

Ashok Sekhar

Chennai

Bronze

Swati Pandey

Rawatbhata

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Prof. Bharat Chattoo (M. S. University, Baroda)
Pedagogical Leader: Dr. B. S. Mahajan (HBCSE, Mumbai

Year 2001

Period : July 8, 2001 to July 15, 2001

Place : Brussels, Belgium

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Preetpaul Singh Ahluwalia

Chandigarh

Gold

Namrata Vijayvergia

Ajmer

Silver

Nilesh Chandra

New Delhi

Silver

Shikhar Agarwal

Bangalore

Silver

Delegation Leader: Dr. B. S. Mahajan (HBCSE, Mumbai)
Pedagogical Leader: Dr. Medha Rajyadhaksha (Sophia College, Mumbai)

Year 2002

Period : July 7, 2002 to July 14, 2002
Place : Riga, Latvia

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Hrishikesh Bhattacharya

Kolkata

Silver

Siddharth Sarkar

Jaipur

Silver

Ashish Aggarwal

Punjab

Silver

Sruti Srivatsan

Chennai

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Dr. Medha Rajyadhaksha (Sophia College, Mumbai)
Pedagogical Leader: Dr. Rekha Vartak (HBCSE, Mumbai)

Year 2003

Period : July 8, 2003 to July 15, 2003
Place : Minsk, Belarus

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Ankur Mahindroo

Punjab

Gold

Praveg Goyal

Agra

Silver

Kovid Trivedi

Udaipur

Silver

Srivats Madhavan

Chennai

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Dr. Deepti Deobagkar (University of Pune, Pune)
Pedagogical Leader: Dr. Rekha Vartak (HBCSE, Mumbai

Year 2004

Place : July 11, 2004 to July 18, 2004
Period : Brisbane, Australia

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Niranjan Khaire

Pune

Silver

Raghav Bansal

New Delhi

Silver

S. Mahavir Agarwal

Rourkela

Silver

Suman Saurabh

Muzaffarpur

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Dr. Rekha Vartak (HBCSE, Mumbai)
Pedagogical Leader: Dr. P. G. Kale (Jhunjhunwala College, Mumbai

Year 2005

Period : July 10, 2005 to July 17, 2005
Place : Beijing, PR of China

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Anand Venkatraman

Chennai

Gold

Saurabh Mahajan

Nasik

Bronze

Parijat Sen

Kolkata

Bronze

Shanoob Azad

Trissur

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Dr. P. V. Balaji (IIT, Mumbai)
Pedagogical Leader: Dr. Anindya Sinha (NIAS, Banglore)
Scientific Observer: Ms. Anupama Ronad (HBCSE, Mumbai

Year 2006

Period : July 9, 2006 to July 16, 2006
Place : Cordoba, Argentina

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Rohan Khera

Pinjore

Silver

Divam Narula

Delhi

Silver

Smita Parakh

Barawaha

Silver

S. Ajay Subramanian

Chennai

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Prof. N.S. Punekar (IIT, Mumbai)
Pedagogical Leader: Dr. B.B. Nath (University of Pune

Year 2007

Period: July 15 to July 22, 2007

Place : Saskatoon, Canada

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Kalyani

Chandigarh

Gold

Anurag Chahal

Gurgaon

Silver

Devanshu Bansal

Jaipur

Silver

Anurag Shahi

Ludhiana

Silver

Delegation Leader: Prof. Anindya Sinha, IISc, Bangalore

Delegation Leader: Dr. Rekha Vartak, HBCSE, Mumbai

Scientific observers: Prof. Arvind Kumar, Centre Director, HBCSE, Mumbai

and Ms. Anupama Ronad, HBCSE, Mumbai.

Year 2008

Period: July 13 to July 20, 2008

Place : Mumbai, India

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Subhrashis Guha Niyogi

Howrah

Gold

Siddharth Bharat Iyengar

Bangalore

Silver

P. G. Nandan

Mylapore

Silver

Sachit

Mangalore

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Dr. Purushottam Gopalkrishna Kale, Reader in Zoology, Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwal College, Mumbai

Delegation Leader: Dr. Sasikumar Menon, Assistant Director, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Centre, Mumbai.

Year 2009

Period : July 12, 2009 to July 19, 2009

Place : Tsukuba, Japan

Students' Names

Place

Medals

Vidhi Hathi

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Gold

Chetan S.

Bangalore, Karnataka

Silver

Usnish Adhikari

Haldia, West Bengal

Silver

Amit Gupta

Patiala, Punjab

Bronze

Delegation Leader: Prof. Purushottam Gopalkrishna Kale, Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College, Mumbai

Delegation Leader: Prof. Madan Mohan Chaturvedi, University of Delhi, Delhi

Scientific Observer:Prof. Anindya Sinha, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

The National Astronomy Olympiad Program is designed to encourage students with good foundations in Physics and Mathematics and an interest in Astronomy to pursue further studies in this field. It involves a five stage process leading to participation of Indian team in International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA)

Stages

The astronomy Olympiad program follows the following 5 stages:

  • Stage I: National Standard Examination in Astronomy (NSEA).
  • Stage II: Indian National Astronomy Olympiad (INAO),
  • Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in astronomy,
  • Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IOAA,
  • Stage V: International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA).

Stage 1 is entirely the responsibility of IAPT. All the remaining stages are organized by HBCSE.

The detailed information about eligibility and structure of the stages is given below:

Stage I: National Standard Examination in Astronomy (NSEA)

NSEA is the first stage of selection of students in the astronomy Olympiad Programme which is organized by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT). Every student aspiring to go through successive stages of the programme must enroll for NSEA. NSEA will be held at a large number of centres in the country.

Date of NSEA 2010 : 28th November 2010 (Sunday)

Time of NSEA 2010: 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Last Date for Enrollment for NSEA: 15th September 2010

Eligibility:

All Indian students who are born on or after January 1, 1992 and, in addition, are in Class XII or lower as of November 30, 2010, are eligible to appear for NSEA 2010 – 2011. If they qualify in the NSEA they will be eligible for subsequent stages leading to participation in International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics 2011.

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

Syllabus:


The syllabus for NSEA is broadly equivalent to the senior secondary level (upto Class XII) of CBSE.

There will be greater emphasis on physics and mathematics (calculus not expected) and elementary astronomy.

This is only a rough guideline, and there is no detailed syllabus given for NSEA.

Question Paper:

NSEA emphasizes comprehension of the subject, not rote memory. Its format will be as follows:

The question paper will consist of 80 multiple choice questions, each with only one of the four options correct.

Language : English.

Qualifying for the Second Stage:


Based on performance in NSEA, the top 300 students in order of merit qualify to appear for the Second Stage of the Olympiad programme: INAO. In case there is a tie at the last position, all students with the same marks qualify for the INAO.

All students who qualify to appear for the INAO get a certificate of merit from IAPT.

For any queries or clarifications and for any difficulties regarding enrollment for NSEA please contact:

Prof. M. L. Oglapurkar

Co-ordinator (NSE)

IAPT Office, I.I.E. Campus,

128/2, J. P. Naik Marg, Kothrud, Pune - 411 038.

Tel : (Off.) 020 - 25420163.

(9:00 AM to 7:00 PM)

Email: iapt .AT. vsnl.net

OR

Prof. R.M.Dharkar
Chief Co-ordinator (IAPT Examinations)
Email: rmdharkar .AT. gmail.com

Stage II: Indian National Astronomy Olympiad (INAO)

INAO is organized by HBCSE at about 15 centres in the country.

Eligibility: Students selected from Stage I examination (NSEA) are eligible to appear for INAO. In addition those students who have been exempted as described in the Enrollment page are also eligible to appear for INAO. Besides these two, there is no other way by which a student becomes eligible to appear for INAO.

Students appearing for INAO are eligible for TA/DA as per norms of the programme.

Syllabus : The syllabus for INAO is broadly similar to that for NSEA.

The syllabus is only a broad guideline. Questions and problems in National Olympiads are usually non-conventional and of high difficulty level, comparable to International Olympiads.The number of students to be selected for OCSC Astronomy will be 35. In the event, there is a tie at the last position, all students with the same marks at the last position will qualify for OCSC at the respective level.

There will be no other criteria or provision for selection to OCSC astronomy.

Stage III: Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Astronomy

OCSC in astronomy will be organized by HBCSE sometime in April to May 2011 for 2-3 weeks. The precise dates will be announced prior to or along with the announcement of the selection list for the OCSC.

Eligibility for OCSC : Only the students selected from the merit list of Stage II (INAO) are eligible. There will be no other criterion or provision.

The camps include several theoretical and experimental tests. Orientation is provided to students especially in experiments. The camps conclude with a valedictory function where distinguished scientists are invited to speak to the students.

The merit list of OCSC in astronomy is prepared on the basis of the aggregated test scores over all the tests in the camp, with 50% weightage for theoretical tests, 30% weightage for data analysis test and 20% weightage for observational tests. Performance in previous stages (NSEA and INAO) will not be a consideration for the merit list and awards of the OCSC astronomy.

The top 5 in the OCSC astronomy merit list will be special merit awardees and will be members of the Indian team for IOAA.

All the selected students will become part of the Indian teams only if they satisfy the eligibility criteria of age, Class, holding valid Indian passport, medical fitness, parental consent, etc. They will each get a special merit award of Rs. 5,000 each in the form of books and cash.

Stage IV: Pre-departure Training (PDT) Camps for IOAA

The selected Indian teams for IOAA will undergo a rigorous training programme at HBCSE in theory, data analysis and observational astronomy. Resource persons from HBCSE and different institutions across the country train the students. The duration of training will be subject to IOAA regulations.

Stage V: Participation in IOAA

The 2 leaders and 1 observer (if any) for IOAA will accompany the Indian team.

The 5th IOAA will be held in Chorzów, Poland from August 25 to September 4, 2011.

References books

· Textbooks of Physics and Mathematics by NCERT, upto Class X for Juniors

· Textbooks of Physics and Mathematics by NCERT, upto Class XII for Seniors (calculus not necessary)

· Fundamentals of Physics - Resnick and Halliday*

· Concepts of Physics - H. C. Verma*

· Universe - Roger A. Freedman and William J. Kaufmann III

· The Physical Universe - Frank Shu

· Astronomy: Principles and Practice - M. N. Roy and R. C. Clark* (Stage II onwards)

· Astronomy: Structure of the Universe - M. N. Roy and R. C. Clark* (Stage II onwards)

· Astronomy for the Beginners - Pradeep Nayak

· There are many popular astronomy books published in most of the regional languages. Students can learn basic astronomy through any such good book.

· * Some of the topics in these books may be more advanced than the typical class X (or XII for senior) level. Only refer the topics covered in the school syllabus.

Past Performance at International Olympiads

Year

Venue

Dates

Leaders

Student Name

Medal

Town

1999

Nauchnyj,
Republic of Crimea,
Ukraine.

September 25 -
October 2

Prof. M. N. Vahia
(TIFR, Mumbai)

Dr. Jyotsna Vijapurkar
(IUCAA, Pune)

Bhalerao Varun (Sr.)

Gold

Pune

Biswal Punyashloka (Jr.)

Silver

Cuttack

Chandra Amar (Sr.)

Silver

Bangalore

Fauzan Yousuf (Jr.)

Silver

Lucknow

Jha Mayank (Jr.)

Gold

Bhopal

Mathew Ranchu (Sr.)

Bronze

Pune

2000

Special Astrophysical Observatory
(SAO RAS) in North Caucasus, Russia

October 20-27

Prof. M. N. Vahia
(TIFR, Mumbai)

Dr. Jyotsna Vijapurkar
(IUCAA, Pune)

Agrawal Tarun (Sr.)

Gold

Delhi

Bhalerao Varun (Sr.)

Gold

Pune

Jha Mayank (Jr.)

Silver

Bhopal

Meesum Sayeed Mohammad (Jr.)

---

Lucknow

Vishal Prabhu (Jr.)

Silver

Mumbai

Vivek Kumar (Sr.)

Silver

Lucknow

2001

Nauchnyj,
Republic of Crimea,
Ukraine.

September 26 -
October 3

Prof. M. N. Vahia
(TIFR, Mumbai)

Mr. Parag Mahajani
(MBT, Mumbai)

Govind Singh Bisht (Jr.)

---

Lucknow

Jha Mayank (Sr.)

Gold

Bhopal

Meesum Sayeed Mohammad (Jr.)

Silver

Lucknow

Ramnath Iyer (Jr.)

Gold

Mumbai

Rishabh Singh (Sr.)

Bronze

Vadodara

Vishal Prabhu (Sr.)

Silver

Mumbai

2002

Special Astrophysical Observatory
(SAO RAS) in North Caucasus, Russia

October 22-29

Mr. Parag Mahajani
(MBT, Mumbai)

Harshvardhan Agashe (Sr.)

Silver

Pune

Haripriya Mukundarajan (Jr.)

Bronze

Bangalore

Radhika Marathe (Jr.)

Gold
(Best Junior)

Pune

Shriharsh Tendulkar (Sr.)

Gold

Mumbai

Vaibhav Niku (Jr.)

Gold
(Best Practicals)

Patna

Vishal Prabhu (Sr.)

Gold

Mumbai

2003

Stockholm,
Sweden

October 2 - 8

Prof. M. N. Vahia
(TIFR, Mumbai)

Mr. Mahesh Shetti
(Wilson College, Mumbai)

Ashutosh Sahu (Jr.)

Silver

Bhubaneswar

Asilata Bapat (Jr.)

Gold

Pune

Haripriya Mukundarajan (Sr.)

---

Bangalore

Radhika Marathe (Sr.)

Silver

Pune

Rohan Chabukswar (Sr.)

Gold

Mumbai

Shriharsh Tendulkar (Sr.)

Gold
(Best Senior)

Mumbai

Sumit Shekhar (Jr.)

Gold

Patna

2004

Simeiz,
Republic of Crimea,
Ukraine.

October 1-9

Prof. M. N. Vahia
(TIFR, Mumbai)

Mr. Parag Mahajani
(MBT, Mumbai)

Abhishek Dang (Jr.)

Gold

Pune

Ashish Agrawal (Sr.)

Gold

Gaziabad

Saptarshee Bandopadhyaya (Sr.)

Gold

Mumbai

Raziman T V (Jr.)

Bronze

Kozhikode

Ved Gund (Jr.)

Gold

Pune

2005

Beijing,
China

October 25 -
November 2

Prof. M. N. Vahia
(TIFR, Mumbai)

Mr. Mahesh Shetti
(Wilson College, Mumbai)

Abhishek Dang (Sr.)

Gold

Pune

Asilata Bapat (Sr.)

Silver

Pune

Mehul Jain (Jr.)

Gold
(Best Junior)

Udaipur

Ralph Silva (Sr.)

Gold

Margao, Goa

Soumyashant Nayak (Jr.)

Silver

Bhubaneswar

Udbhav Singh (Jr.)

Gold
(Best Observer)

Allahabad

Ved Gund (Sr.)

Bronze

Pune

Viraj Deshpande (Sr.)

Gold

Nashik

2006

Mumbai,
India

November 10-19

Mr. Abhay Deshpande
(SAMEER, Mumbai)

Mr. Kedar Soni
(Abhinav Vidyalaya, Dombivili)

Advaitvedant Mathkar (Jr.)

Silver

Mumbai

Chirag Juvekar (Sr.)

Gold

Mumbai

Kedar Tatwawadi (Jr.)

Gold
(Best Observer)

Nashik

Mehul Jain (Sr.)

Gold

Udaipur

Nikhil Kumar (Jr.)

---

Delhi

Raziman T V (Sr.)

Gold
(Best Theory)

Kozhikode

Soumyashant Nayak (Sr.)

Bronze

Bhubaneswar

Udbhav Singh (Sr.)

Gold
(Best Senior)

Allahabad

2007

Simeiz,
Republic of Crimea,
Ukraine.
(12th IAO)

September 29 -
October 7

Mr. Mahesh Shetti
(Wilson College, Mumbai)

Mr. Kedar Soni
(Abhinav Vidyalaya & Jr. College, Dombivli)

Observer:
Mr. Anand Ghaisas
(HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Amit Warrier (Jr.)

Bronze

Bangalore

Aniruddha Bapat (Jr.)

Gold

Pune

Himalay Senapati (Jr.)

Silver

Atto, Orissa

Kedar Tatwawadi (Sr.)

Gold (Best Observer)

Nashik

Tushar Shrotriya (Sr.)

Gold

Pune

Uttam Bhat (Sr.)

Silver

Manipal

Chiang Mai,
Thailand
(1st IOAA)

November 30 -
December 9

Prof. M. N. Vahia
(TIFR, Mumbai)

Dr. Aniket Sule
(HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Akshay Subramaniam

Gold

Hyderabad

Mehul Jain

Gold

Udaipur

Soumyashant Nayak

Gold

Bhubaneswar

2008

Trieste,
Italy.
(13th IAO)

October 13 -
October 21

Mr. Parag Mahajani
(Milkyway Citizens, Pune)

Mr. Kedar Soni
(Abhinav Vidyalaya & Jr. College, Dombivli)

Abhishek Oswal (Jr.)

Silver

Pune

Sarthak Chandra (Jr.)

Silver

Pune

Shantanu Agarwal (Jr.)

Gold

Patna

Aniruddha Bapat (Sr.)

Bronze

Pune

Jayant Thatte (Sr.)

Silver

Pune

Nitesh Kumar Singh (Sr.)

Silver

Mumbai

Bandung, Indonesia.
(2nd IOAA)

August 19 -
August 28

Prof. M. N. Vahia
(TIFR, Mumbai)

Dr. Aniket Sule
(HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Akshay Subramaniam

Gold

Hyderabad

Anant Jain

Silver

Delhi

Nitin Jain

Gold (Best Student)

Delhi

Tushar Shrotriya

Silver

Pune

Uttam Bhat

Bronze

Manipal

2009

Hangzhou,
China.
(14th IAO)

Nov. 8 -
Nov. 16

Mr. Anand Ghaisas (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Mr. Shirish Pathare (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Observer: Ms. Rajshree Thakur (Chougule College, Madgaon, Goa)

Prafulla Dhariwal (Jr.)

Gold (best student)

Pune

Mayank Raj (Jr.)

Gold

Deoghar, JH

I. Jeevana Priya (Jr.)

Silver

Secunderabad

Chirag Modi (Sr.)

Gold

Indore

Nitesh Kumar Singh (Sr.)

Gold

Mumbai

Shantanu Agarwal (Sr.)

Gold

Patna

Tehran, Iran.
(3rd IOAA)

Oct. 17 -
Oct. 26



Prof. M. N. Vahia
(TIFR, Mumbai)

Dr. Aniket Sule
(HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Aniruddha Bapat

Silver

Pune

Kedar Tatwawadi

Gold (most skillful observer)

Nashik

Nidhi Pashine

Bronze

Durg, CG

Nitin Jain

Gold (best student)

Delhi

Sujeet Gholap

Silver

Kallam, MH

2010

Sudak, Republic of Crimea, Ukraine.
(15th IAO)

Oct. 16 -
Oct. 24

Dr. Manojendu Choudhury (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Mr. Hemant Mone (Akash Mitra Mandal, Kalyan)

Sharad Mirani (Jr.)

Gold

Ahmadabad

R. Sasi Bhushan Bharadwaj (Jr.)

Gold

Hyderabad

Pritish Patil (Jr.)

Silver

Nashik

Beijing, China.
(4th IOAA)

Sept. 12 -
Sept. 21

Dr. Aniket Sule
(HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Mr. Pradip Kumar Dasgupta (Siddharth College, Mumbai)

Observer: Prof. H. C. Pradhan (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai)

Aniruddha Bapat

Gold

Pune

Chirag Modi

Gold

Indore

Kottur Satwik

Bronze

Hyderabad

Nitesh Kumar Singh

Gold (Best in Theory Round)

Mumbai

Shantanu Agarwal

Bronze

Patna

Junior Science Olympiad

The International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) is a competitive examination open to students of all countries in the world, primarily studying in secondary schools. All basic subjects of Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) are given roughly equal representation in the IJSO examination.

Beginning the year 2008-2009, the National Olympiad Programme includes Junior Science also

Stages

The Junior Science Olympiad program will follow the following 5 stages:

  • Stage I: National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS).
  • Stage II: Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO),
  • Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in junior science,
  • Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IJSO,
  • Stage V: Participation in International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO).

Stage I will be entirely the responsibility of IAPT. All the remaining stages will be organized by the HBCSE.

The detailed information about eligibility and structure of the stages is given below:

Stage I: National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS)

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 enroll for NSEJS. NSEJS is held at a large number of centres in the country.

Date of NSEJS 2010: 28 November 2010 (Sunday)

Time of NSEJS 2010: 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Last Date for Enrollment for NSEJS: 15th September 2010

Eligibility (NSEJS):

All Indian students who are born on or after January 1, 1996 and, in addition, are in Class X or lower as of November 30, 2010, are eligible to appear in NSEJS 2010 – 2011. If they qualify in the NSEJS, they will be eligible for subsequent stages leading to participation in International Junior Science Olympiad 2011.

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.

Question Paper:

NSEJS will emphasize comprehension of the subject, not rote memory. Its format will be as follows:

The question paper will consist of 80 multiple choice questions, each with only one of the four options correct.

Language : English.

Qualifying for the Second Stage:


Based on performance in NSEJS, the top 300 students in order of merit qualify to appear for the Second Stage of the Olympiad programme INJSO. In case there is a tie at the last position, all students with the same marks at this last position qualify for INJSO.

All students who qualify to appear for INJSO get a certificate of merit from IAPT.

For any queries or clarifications and for any difficulties regarding enrollment for NSEJS, please contact:

Prof. M. L. Oglapurkar

Co-ordinator (NSE)

IAPT Office, I.I.E. Campus,

128/2, J. P. Naik Marg, Kothrud, Pune - 411 038.

Tel : (Off.) 020 - 25420163.

(9:00 AM to 7:00 PM)

Email: iapt .AT. vsnl.net

OR

Prof. R.M.Dharkar
Chief Co-ordinator (IAPT Examinations)
Email: rmdharkar .AT. gmail.com

Stage II: Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO)

INJSO will be organized by HBCSE at about 15 centres in the country.

Eligibility: Students selected from Stage I examination (NSEJS) are eligible to appear for INJSO. In addition those students who have been exempted as described in the Enrollment page are also eligible to appear for INJSO. Besides these two ways, there is no other way by which a student becomes eligible to appear for INJSO.

Students appearing for INJSO will be eligible for TA/DA as per norms of the programme.

Syllabus : The syllabus for INJSO will be broadly similar to NSEJS. The syllabus is, however, only a broad guideline. Questions and problems in National Olympiads are usually non-conventional and of high difficulty level, comparable to International Olympiads.

On the basis of performance in INJSO, the top 35 students in the merit list will be selected for Stage III: Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Junior Science.

In the event, there is a tie at the last position, all students with the same marks at this last position will qualify for OCSC in Junior Science.

There will be no other criterion or provision for selection to OCSC.

Stage III: Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Junior Science

OCSC in Junior Science will be organized by HBCSE sometime in April to June 2011 for 2-3 weeks. The precise dates will be announced prior to or along with the announcement of the selection list for the OCSC.

Eligibility for OCSC : Only the students selected from the merit list of Stage II (INJSO 2011) will be eligible for OCSC 2011 in Junior Science. There will be no other criterion or provision.The camp will include several theoretical and experimental tests. Orientation will be provided to students especially in experiments. The camp will conclude with a valedictory function where distinguished scientists will be invited to speak to the students.The merit list of OCSC in Junior Science will be prepared on the basis of the combined theoretical and experimental score aggregated over all the tests in the camp, with 60% weightage for theory and 40% weightage for experiment. Performance in previous stages (NSEJS and INJSO) will not be a consideration for the merit list and awards of the OCSC.The top 6 in the OCSC Junior Science merit list will be declared to be special merit awardees. These special merit awardees will be given Rs. 5,000 each in the form of books and cash. In addition, there will be special prizes to recognize meritorious performance in theory and experiments.The 6 special merit awardees in Junior Science selected at the end of the OCSC 2011 will constitute the 6 member student team for the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) 2011, provided they satisfy required criteria such as age limit, holding valid Indian passport, medical fitness, parental consent, etc.

Stage IV: Pre-departure Training (PDT) Camp for IJSO 2011 The selected 6 member student team will undergo a rigorous training programme at HBCSE in theory and experiment. Special laboratories are being developed at HBCSE for the purpose of experimental training. Resource persons from HBCSE and different institutions across the country will train the students.

Stage V: Participation in International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) 2011

The 6 member student team and 3 teacher leaders will constitute the delegation to represent India at the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) 2011.

The 8th IJSO will be held in Durban, South Africa tentatively in December 2011.

Team of IJSOs

Year 2009

period : December 2, 2009 to December 11, 2009

Place : Azerbaijan, Baku

Students' Names

Place

Aayush Singhal

Jaipur

Astha Agarwal

Jaipur

Harshvardhan Sharma

Agra

Neel V. Rakholia

Rajkot

Rahul Gurnani

Jaipur

Sarthak Chandra

Pune

Delegation Leader: Dr. P.K. Joshi (HBCSE, Mumbai)

Prof. V.G Gambhir (Retd., HBCSE, Mumbai )

Mr. Zohar Attari (Podar International School, Mumbai)

Observer: Prof. H.C. Pradhan (Director, HBCSE, Mumbai

NTSE

Soon after NCERT was established in 1961, a programme to identify and nurture the talented students took up three the shape of a scheme called National Science TalentSearch Scheme (NSTSS) in the year 1963. The objective of this scheme was to identify talented students and awarding them with scholarships. During the first year of the implementation of the scheme, it was confined to the then Union Territory of Delhi wherein only 10 scholarships were awarded to the Class XI students

Evolution of the pattern

In the year 1964 the scheme was extended to all the states and the union territories in the country with 350 scholarships for the students of Class XI. These scholarships were awarded on the basis of a written examination, a project report and an interview. The written examination comprised the Science Aptitude Test and an Essay on a given scientific theme. The candidates were to submit the project report at the time of the written examination. A stipulated number of candidates selected on the basis of these three components were then subjected to personal interview. The performance of the candidates on these four components was eventually employed for the purpose of awarding scholarships. These scholarships were awarded for pursuing education only in basic sciences up to doctoral level.

With the introduction of 10+2+3 pattern of education, the NSTS scheme also underwent a change in the year 1976. It was no longer confined to only basic sciences but was extended to Social Sciences, Engineering and medicine as well. It was renamed as National Talent Search Scheme (NTSS). Since the education system in India was undergoing a change, the scheme was made open to the students of Classes X, XI and XII and separate examinations were conducted for each class. The number of scholarships was raised to 500. The selection procedure was also changed. Now the candidates were subjected to two objective type written tests namely the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). A stipulated number of candidates qualifying these two tests were subjected to a face-to-face interview. The final awards were made on the basis of composite scores obtained in the MAT, the SAT and the interview.

The number of scholarships was again enhanced from 500 to 550 in the year 1981. These 50 scholarships were exclusively meant for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates. The number of scholarships was once again escalated to 750 in the year 1983 with a provision of 70 scholarships especially for SC/ST candidates. This arrangement continued until the scheme was decentralized in the year 1985. Yet another change in the scheme was effected from the year 2000 wherein the number of scholarships was raised from 750 to 1000 with the provision of reservation for SC and ST candidates based on the national norms of 15% and 7.5% respectively.

The scheme was partially decentralized in 1985 and was confined to only class X. Under the new arrangement, the selection of candidates for the awards became a two-tier process. The states and the union territories have been entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the first tier screening examination known as State Level Talent Search Examination. Each state and union territory selects and recommended a stipulated number (state quota) of candidates for the national level examination to be conducted for about 3000 candidates by the NCERT.

The states got complete autonomy to design and conduct their written examinations. However, they were advised to follow the national pattern which comprised MAT and SAT. The MAT, which consisted of 100 multiple choice type questions, was to be attempted by all the candidates. The SAT consisted of 25 multiple choice type questions each on eight subject areas namely Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Civics and Economics. The candidates could choose any four out of these eight subjects and had to answer a total of 100 questions in the SAT.

A stipulated number of candidates who qualified at the national level examination were called for face-to-face interviews. The award of scholarships was finally determined on the basis of the candidates’ scores obtained in all three components namely the MAT, the SAT and the Interview.

A crucial modification in the scheme was again made in the year 1995 when the provision of choice in the SAT was abolished and all the subjects were made compulsory. These subjects were Science, Social Science and Mathematics with 40, 40 and 20 questions respectively.

The scholarships under the present scheme are awarded to the candidates for pursuing courses in sciences and social sciences up to doctoral level and in professional courses like medicine and engineering up to second-degree level subject to the fulfillment of the conditions provided . also, an important decision was taken in the year 2008, when NTSE is open only to the students of class VIII as against class X earlier. Also, in 2011 Interview was removed from the Selection Procedure due to pressure from a stream of Right to Information applications.

Selection procedure

Identification of talent comprises a three-stage selection process. While the individual state or union territory conducts the first stage selection (usually 2nd/3rd Sunday of November)-for NTSE 2011: 21st November 2010 for most states/UTs, 20th november for some states, the second stage selection at the national level is carried out by the NCERT, usually on the second Sunday of May (8th May 2011 for NTSE 2011). This is followed by the interview of the selected 1500-1600 students.

Eligibility

Before 2006, all students studying in Class X in any type of recognized school were eligible to appear at the state level examination from the state in which the school is located. The state could impose any other eligibility condition for appearing in the screening examination like any qualifying percentage of marks in the previous annual examination, etc. But from 2006 onwards, a separate examination for Class VIII was started. More than 1,50,000 students appear for the screening examination of the NTSE every year.

From 2008-2009 '''National Talent Search examination'' will be held only for class VIII

State level examination

The state level examination has two parts for nominating the required number of candidates for the second level test to be conducted by the NCERT.

  • Part-I:Mental Ability Test (MAT), and
  • Part-II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

National level examination

Candidates acquiring more than the required percentage in the state level examination and standing within a specified number of top ranks (state quota) are eligible to appear for the national level examination (about top 3000 students from the entire country). NCERT conducts the National Level NTS each year in the 2nd week of May . The national level examination has two parts for nominating the required number of candidates for the interviews to be conducted by the NCERT in July/August:

  • Part-I:Mental Ability Test (MAT), and
  • Part-II: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)(with questions on history, civics, geography, rarely economics, maths, physics, chemistry and biology.)

It is usually conducted on 2nd Sunday in May. For NTSE 2011, National Level Exam was conducted on 8th May 2011.

Syllabus

There is no Prescribed syllabus for the NTSE examination. However, the standard of items conforms to the level of CBSE Class 8 Public Examinations. Also, parts of classes IX and X are also included especially in Sciences and mathematics, wherein one is expected to have a sound knowledge of the things already learnt at lower classes. Since many of the things learnt at class VIII level are also included in class IX/X syllabus, therefore such concepts may be evaluated. Several guides are also published by various publishers to aid NTSE aspirants. It has also been noticed that questions come from NCERT 6th-8th too. Some states put higher class questions like Orissa.

Scheme of Testing

The scheme of testing for second stage of NTSE is given below:

Note: Qualifying marks do not imply that any student securing above the cut-off will qualify for the next level. It simply means that this is the minimum qualifying marks NCERT is looking for. Selection will depend upon the rank of the candidate. In NTSE first stage, there are 90 questions in 90 minutes in SAT and MAT each. In first stage there is no interview. However, the patern varies from state to state. NTSE 2009 final results, the cut-off marks for general category stood at 155/225 (200 for written test+25 for interview), for SC-122/225, for ST-118/225 and for PC/disabled-72/225.NTSE 2010 results: Final cutoff 163 for General, 133 for SC and 125 for ST The students who qualify all the stages of NTSE successfully are eligible for scholarship. The amount of scholarship has been enhanced to Rs. 500/- per monthfor all the students studying in Class VIII onwards except for Ph.D., wherein it is paid according to UGC norms. The older system of book grant has been removed. The criterion of parental income for deciding payment of scholarship has also been discontinued. From 2011 no interview will be held in NTSE.

Test

Duration

No. of Items

Maximum Marks

Qualifying Marks(General)

Qualifying Marks(SC/ST/PC)

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

90 minutes

100 MCQ since 2011

100

40

32

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

90 minutes

100 MCQs , i.e. with 4 options-40 MCQs on Science, 20 MCQs on Mathematics, 40 MCQs on Social Science)

100

40

32

REFERENCE BOOKS:

  1. VII,VIII,IX,X CLASSE CBSE BOOKS
  2. NTSE BOOKS PUBLISHED BY ARIHANT,TMH,MTG
  3. MAT BOOKS FOR MENTAL ABILITY.

AMTI

(ASSOCIATION OF MATHS TEACHERS OF INDIA)

The AMTI is a pioneer organisation in promoting and conducting Maths Talent Tests in India. Last year (42nd TC Data) (in the 41st National level tests) 50141 students from 275 institutions spread all over India, participated at the screening level; 10% of them were selected for the final test. For the benefit of final level contestants and the chosen few for INMO, special Orientation camps were conducted. Merit certificates and prizes were awarded to the deserving students.

84 among them at the Junior and Inter Levels have been sponsored to write the Indian National Mathematics Olympiad (INMO 2010). From among them have Two have been selected at the national level.

Aim of the Tests

To discover and encourage students who have the capacity for original and creative thinking, readiness to attack unfamiliar and non-routine problems exhibiting a general mathematical maturity appropriate to their level.

Participants

1

Primary

Gauss Contest

V to VI Standards

2

Sub Junior

Kaprekar Contest

VII and VIII Standards

3

Junior

Bhaskara Contest

IX and X Standards

4

Inter

Ramanujan Contest

XI and XII Standards

6

Senior

Aryabhata Contest

Degree Classes in Arts, Science & Technical Colleges

Medium

English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati & Marathi.

The medium for Senior level is English only.

Fees

Rs. 50/- per candidate (out of which Rs.5/- will be retained by the institution for all expenses and Rs.45/- to be sent to AMTI.)

Syllabus

The syllabus for Mathematics Olympiad (Regional, National and International) is pre-degree college mathematics. The areas covered are arithmetic of integers, geometry, quadratic equations and expressions, theory of equations trigonometry, co-ordinate geometry, systems of linear equations, permutations and combinations, factorization of polynomials, inequalities, elementary combinatorics, probability theory and number theory, finite series and complex numbers and elementary graph theory. The syllabus does not include Calculus. The major areas from which problems are given are number theory, geometry, algebra and combinatorics. The syllabus is in a sense spread over Class IX to Class XII levels, but the problems under each topic are of exceptionally high level in difficulty and sophistication. The difficulty level increases from RMO to INMO to IMO.

Further to motivate this types of thinking from Class V onwards questions solvable by the best with clear knowledge of concepts introduced to them applied to problem solving will be set for primary (V & VI) and sub-Junior (VII & VIII).

A glance at the Questions & Solutions of previous years will give an idea available in an issue of our journal- The Mathematics Teacher- published by the AMTI edited versions for various levels are also available as books.

Follow Up Programme

Cash Awards (T.R. Raghava Sastry Award for the topper in XI Std) to the top 3 winners in each level, (1st position Rs.5000/-, 2nd Rs.2500/- and 3rd Rs.1250/-) Merit Certificates for them and others selected with some cash award for the latter also will be given based on their revealing a reasonable level of mathematical maturity. All the students selected for the Final Level Test will get a certificate. Enrichment contact courses are likely to be organized for the promising toppers.


Proposals for scholarship effective from 2010 onwards:

For those who get selected at INMO through AMTI, an adhoc sum of Rs. 10000/- each will be given.

For those who get selected for IMO from them a sum of Rs. 20000/- each will be given.

Mode of Examination

Your institution shall be the centre for your students and the Principal or the Head of Mathematics Department shall be in charge of the proper conduct of the examinations.

Every candidate (except the undergraduate level) will take a Preliminary Test Consisting of objective type questions (including Multiple Choice Type and fill in the blanks).

The responses in the preliminary test will be written in the response sheet to be supplied by the AMTI. Preliminary test performance will be evaluated by us and the top about 10% scorers in the Preliminary Test will take a final test, consisting of non-objective type questions. Hence schools will send the response sheets of the preliminary test to us so as to reach us within a week after the test classifying them as P,S,J and I separately in the covers sent.

Senior Level students will take only the final test.

For the final test, papers for writing answers will be supplied by AMTI and the cover page may be duly filled.

As done in Chennai the AMTI may specify certain centers for final test and sending the candidates there is mandatory.

The Final Level papers are to be sent to the office of the AMTI, so as to reach latest by 01.10.2011 which will be evaluated centrally by a panel constituted for the purpose.

Response Sheets / Answer Books received after the due dates will not be evaluated

In all matters the decision of the AMTI is final.

TIME SCHEDULE

Last Date for entries

31-07-2010

Preliminary Test

27-August-2011, (Saturday) 2to4pm

Despatch of response sheets

27-08-2011 (same day)

Final Test

29-October-2011 (Saturday) 1to4 pm

Despatch of Answer Books

29-10-2011 (same day)

Announcement of Results

Around the middle of December 2011

Documents to be sent to AMTI

(a) A self addressed post card of the postal Dept. for acknowledgement
(b) The filled in Data Sheet and
(c) A Demand Draft in favour of

The Association of Mathematics Teachers of India” payable at Chennai for the amount to be sent to AMTI (namely Rs. 45 x number of entries).

No other form of payment is acceptable from out station Institutions and the fee paid once is not refundable on any account. Entries without the Data Sheet will not be entertained. Local Institutions /persons who contact through representatives may pay in cash against receipt.

REFERENCE BOOKS

S.No.

Book Name

approx. wt. in gms.

Cost is Rs.

1.

The Charm of Problems Solving -

300

Rs.100/-

2.

Sample Questions and Solutions - Sub Juniors

200

Rs. 80/-

3.

Gems-Primary

150

Rs. 60/-

4.

Development of Mathematical thinking

100

Rs. 25/-

5.

The Wonder world of Kaprekar Numbers

150

Rs. 75/-

6.

GEMS from the Mathematics Teacher

250

Rs. 60/-

7.

Non-Routine Problems in Mathematics (with Solutions)

220

Rs.100/-

8.

Mathetic Muse

100

Rs. 20/-

9.

Creativity of Ramanujan (Primary)

100

Rs. 50/-

10.

Creativity of Ramanujan (Middle)

150

Rs. 75/-

11.

Innovative Strategies of Teaching Mathematics (Primary)

250

Rs.100/-

12.

Triangles

100

Rs. 30/-

13.

Mathematics and Magic Square

100

Rs. 60/-

14.

Gems-Junior

300

Rs.125/-

15.

Gems-Inter

250

Rs.100/-