The INO 2014 Eligibility Criteria is applicable to students who have qualified National Standard Examination (NSE). The Indian National Olympiad is a five stage process with NSE being the first. This NSE procedure applies to all the five subjects- Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Junior Science and Astronomy, and is conducted separately for each of the subjects. Students who clear the NSE are all eligible for appearing in the INO exam.

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The Eligibility Criteria for INO 2014 is same as that of last year, and is applicable at the first stage of the test- NSE. The NSE, however, have different eligibility criteria under all the five subjects. It is important for each student to fulfill the given criteria for a successful registration for the Olympiad. 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 this test they are eligible for INAO.

Besides following the NSE eligibility criteria, the INO eligibility also depends upon the following criteria:

  1. Eligibility Clause: Students must score equal or greater than Minimum Admissible Score (MAS) to be eligible for INO. The MAS is 40% of the maximum score in a particular subject.
  2. Proportional Representation Clause: Once the student clears NSE with a Minimum Admissible Score (MAS), they are eligible to appear in the next stage of the examination. The number of student selected for stage-II (INO) is around 300 in each subject.
  3. The selected 300 students for INO stage in each subject must also qualify the basic merit of that particular subject.

INO is organized by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) at about 15 centers in the country. Once a student qualifies INO 2014 Exam Pattern, they are then eligible for further stages of the test resulting in the selection for representing India at International level Olympiads.


Students must also read:

INO 2014 Selection Procedure

INO 2014 Exam Pattern

INO 2014 Important Date

INO 2014 Sample Paper

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