IGNOU - UNESCO Science Olympiad 2011

INTRODUCTION

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, India in collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), South Asia Office in New Delhi is organizing the Science Olympiad 2011 for the South Asian Countries. The purpose of the Science Olympiad is to search for and motivate the science talent in all SAARC countries. This will be conducted on a two-tier level, initially on the basis of an objective test with huge participation, followed by limited participation by the toppers of the first test. Hereafter, this Olympiad will be called as IGNOU-UNESCO SCIENCE OLYMPIAD 2011.You have a golden opportunity to take part in a science contest to prove your capability in science and give yourself a value addition by certification by internationally renowned institutions. We are sure that your participation will give you rich dividends and will also help mapping the science potential of all SAARC countries. We welcome you to participate !! If you are interested in participating in the IGNOU-UNESCO SCIENCE OLYMPIAD 2011, please read the eligibility criteria and other instructions given here. If you are eligible, you can register online, now. If you are not familiar with On-line Registration get the help of someone with familiarity.

COURSE AND ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility: All students who have scored a minimum of 60% average in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the terminal examination of the 10th Standard/Class or equivalent grade are eligible to participate.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Structure of the Test : The Test for Science Olympiad will be conducted on 2-Tier basis. First Tier test: 1.This First Tier test is an objective test for 3 hrs with equal weight for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in terms of test time and marks. 2.It is made up of multiple choice questions with varying degree of simplicity/ hardness. 3.The test will focus on the general but deep understanding of subject materials and comprehension. 4The test items will be thought provoking. here will be negative marking for wrong choices. II.Second Tier Test: 1.From among the participants the top (about 40 meritorious students from all SAARC countries) will take the second Tier test by being invited to Delhi. 2.It will test the participants higher level of understanding and problem solving capability. 3.Each question may take 5-10 minutes again with equal weight for M,P,C,B. 4.Also there will be a question on broader understanding of science and society, which is restricted to 10-15 minutes. 5.The total duration for this test will be 3 hrs This test will be held in IGNOU, New Delhi

PAY PACKAGE

Important Dates: Last Date for Online Registration is 31st July 2011 Announcement of the locations of Examination Centres for Tier- I Test in this Website. August 07, 2011 Tier I Test (Objective Test): 10:00 am-1:00pm, August 21, 2011 Announcement of Tier-I Test Results: September 21, 2011 Top performer-students to reach IGNOU, New Delhi: Nov. 12, 2011 Tier-II Test: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Nov.13, 2011 Distribution of Prizes and Awards: 10:30 am Nov14, 2011
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