Indian National Olympiad (INO) Examination 2014
Urvashi Dalal, 02 Aug 2014

Indian National Olympiad (INO) Examination 2014

Commonly known as: Indian National Olympiad (INO)

 

Exam Type: National           

                 

Exam Category: Senior Secondary

 

Conducting organization: Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), and Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE)

 

About: The Indian National Olympiad is conducted under the aegis of Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) and is a way to became eligible for International Olympiads. The Olympiad program in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Junior Science is a five stage process for each subject separately. The first stage of Indian National Olympiad is NSE (National Standard Examination) which is held for each subject and is overseen and organized entirely by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT); however, all the remaining four stages are conducted by HBCSE. The Five stages are:

Stage I: National Standard Examination

Stage II: Indian National Olympiad 

Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) 

Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) 

Stage V: Participation in International Olympiad 

 

For any queries students can call INO Exam Helpline at 011-40360360

The INO 2014 Selection Procedure five stage test is conducted separately for each subject, known as,

Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO)

Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (INChO)

Indian National Biology Olympiad (INBO)

Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO)

Indian National Astronomy Olympiad (INAO)   

The Indian National Olympiad is a platform for selecting talented students in the specified subjects, and to nurture and train them to compete at International Olympiads. This National level test selects student from across the country via National Standard Examination to form a 4-5 members team competing at International Olympiads.                                                                   

INO 2014 Selection Procedure: The first stage of the selection procedure for this Olympiad is called as National Standard Examination (NSE), which is organized by IAPT for all the five subjects- Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Junior Science and Astronomy. All aspiring senior secondary students must first enroll for NSE, held at number of centers’ across country as it is an admissible stage for INO examinations.

 

After qualifying the NSE with Minimum Admissible Score (MAS), students are eligible for the second stage which is Indian National Olympiad examinations (INOs). The number of students selected for this stage in each subject is 300. This Selection Procedure for INO is same for all the five subjects- Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Junior Science and Astronomy. Once the student’s clear stage-II they are selected for Stage-III and further, depending on the scores they achieve at each stage.

 

The next stage is Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC), where eligible students selected from the INO stage are scored on the basis of their performance in theories and experiments. It is a 1-2 week camp where orientation programme is conducted by subject experts along with lab facilities for experiments and practical tests. There is a 60% marks weight age for theory and 40% for experiments. At this stage 5 students are selected for Physics, Astronomy and Junior Science, whereas 4 students each for Chemistry and Biology.

 

After the selection of the teams at OCSC, the selected students are given trainings to compete at the International level Olympiads.

 

INO 2014 Eligibility Criteria: The Eligibility Criteria for INO is same as that of past years, and is applicable at the first stage of the test- NSE. However, the eligibility criteria of NSE differs for the five subjects,

  1. Physics, Chemistry Biology (NSEP, NSEC, NSEB): Indian students born on or after July 1, 1994 and are in class XII or lower are eligible to appear for this admissible stage, and later eligible for INO (physics, chemistry, biology).
  2. Junior Science (NSEJS): Indian students born on or after January 1, 1999 and are in class X or lower are eligible for NSEJS. Once they clear this stage they are eligible for INJSO.
  3. Astronomy (NSEA): All students born on and after January 1, 1995 and are in class XII or lower are eligible to apply for NSEA, once they clear the test they are eligible for INAO.

INO Exam Pattern 2014: The Exam Pattern for INO is similar to that of NSE (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Junior Science and Astronomy).

INPhO: Duration 3 hours, the syllabus for INPhO is broadly similar to NSEP, which consists of 50 multiple choice questions.

INChO: Duration 3 hours, the syllabus for INChO is broadly similar to NSEC. The question paper consists of 80 multiple choice questions.

INBO: Duration 3 hours, the syllabus for INBO is broadly similar to NSEB. The question paper consists of 80 multiple choice questions.

INAO: Duration 3 hours, the syllabus for INAO is broadly similar to the NSEA. The question paper consists of 80 multiple choice questions.

INJSO: Duration 3 hours, the syllabus for INJSO is broadly similar to the NSEJS. The question paper consists of 80 multiple choice questions.

The NSE syllabus is mostly similar to the senior secondary level (Class XI and Class XII) of CBSE. Below is a rough guideline for NSE/INO Exam pattern.

SUBJECT

DURATION

QUESTIONS

 

LANGUAGE

Physics

3hours

Part- A(180 marks)

50 multiple choice questions

English, Hindi or other regional language (depend upon the IAPT)

 

 

 

(A1)- 40 questions, with one of the four options correct

 

 

 

 

(A2)- 10 questions, with one or more than one correct option. No incorrect options should be marked

 

 

 

Part-B (60 marks)

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

 

Chemistry

3 hours

Part- A and B

80 multiple choice questions

English

Biology

3 hours

Part- A and B

80 multiple choice questions

English

Astronomy

3 hours

Part- A and B

80 multiple choice questions (emphasis on Physics and Mathematics)

English

Junior Science

3 hours

Part- A and B

80 multiple choice questions

English

INO 2014 Important Dates: The first stage- NSE is held in the month of November each year, and the notifications are issued in July. The INO examinations for eligible candidates are held in the month of February next year. The schedule in the box below is tentative and based on the last year notifications.

Examination

Date and Time

INAO

February, 2014

INJSO 

February, 2014

INChO

February, 2014

INPhO

February, 2014

INBO

February, 2014

INO 2014 Result: The results for each subject are notified on the official website after the last stage of the Olympiad examination is over. The result announcement might take a long period, as the procedure itself is lengthy.

INO 2014 Sample Paper: The Sample papers provide guidance to the students about the exam pattern, markings and type of questions that can be covered and practiced.

 

Address: National Co-ordinator, Science Olympiads

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (TIFR)

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

Tel: 022-2507 2300; 022-2507 2322, 022-2548 2104

Fax: 022-2556 6635, 2556 6803

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in/

 

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