HBCSE Science Olympiad 2020 is a national Olympiad program in Biology, Chemistry, Physics Junior Science and Astronomy. This science Olympiad is conducted in 5 stages wherein the shortlisted candidates get a chance to represent India at the International level in various fields of science mentioned above. The official body responsible for conducting this Olympiad is Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) and its official site is olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in.
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HBCSE Science Olympiad 2020
Let us understand each stage of selection one by one. Candidate has to clear each stage in order to appear for the next one.
Stage 1: National Standard Examination aka NSE
Stage 2: Indian National Olympiad aka INO
Stage 3: Orientation-cum-Selection camp aka OCSC
Stage 4: Pre-departure camp
Stage 5: International Olympiad
National Standard Examination (NSE) is conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers while rest of the successive stages is conducted by HBCSE. Lets check out the details schedule of each stage.
|National Standard Examinations|
|Candidates enrollment||21 August – 15 September 2019|
|Last date of Fee payment by Center In-charge||18 September 2019|
|Hall Ticket for NSEJS||10 November 2019|
|Hall Ticket for NSEP, NSEC, NSEB, NSEA||14 November 2019|
|Exam date for NSEJS||17 November 2019|
|Exam date for |
NSEP, NSEC, NSEB, NSEA
|24 November 2019|
|Marks announcement||18 December 2019|
|INO Selected Candidates||25 December 2019|
|Indian National Olympiad|
|Registration for students||06 – 15 January 2020|
|Exam date INAO, INJSO, INChO||01 February 2020|
|Exam date INPhO, INBO||02 February 2020|
|Orientation-cum-Selection camp||Astronomy : 9 to 15 July, 2020|
Chemistry: 25 to 31 May, 2020
Physics: 2 to 8 June, 2020
Junior Science: 16 to 26 August, 2020
Biology: to be announced
|Pre-departure camp||Jul/Nov 2020|
|International Olympiad||Jul/Dec 2020|
NSE Complete details
This stage consists of examinations at national level which are Chemistry (NSEC), Astronomy (NSEA), Biology (NSEB), and Physics (NSEP).
- The candidate must be an Indian citizen with valid passport and studying in India before before November 30, 2017
- The age criteria varies with each exam, please check that in brochure attached below.
Paper Language: English and Hindi for NSEA, NSEB, NSEC and NSEJS and for NSEP, Gujarati and Bangla are provided additionally.
Syllabus: Equivalent to class 12th CBSE and class 10 for NSEJS
Examination Center: Registration centres of the applicants
INO Complete details
This is the second stage of examination which is allowed to be given by qualified students of stage 1.
- Score should be equal to or more than Minimum Admissible Score (MAS).
- Should have score equal to or more than Merit Index (MI)
OCSC Complete details
Based on the performance of Indian national Olympiad students will be shortlisted for OCSC. Here Orientation of Experimental, theoretical and observational tasks are provided. Multiple tests is also conducted here to select students for further stage.
The number of students to be selected for OCSC (Astronomy) in 2020 will be 15 from Group A (Class 12) and 35 from Group B (Class 11 and lower). The number of students selected for OCSC in all other subjects will be 35,
Pre-departure camp Complete details
In this stage students will be given intense training and learning at HBCSE, so that they can prepare well in inter nation Olympiad
International Olympiad Complete details.
At this stage the teams are divided with a group of students and techer to their respective countries. Details mentioned below.
|Physics||5 students, 2 teacher leaders||Lithuania|
|Chemistry||4 students, 2 teacher leaders||Konya, Turkey|
|Biology||4 students, 2 teacher leaders||Nagasaki, Japan|
|Astronomy||5 students, 2 teacher leaders||Bogota,Colombia|
|Junior Science||6 students, 3 teacher leaders||Frankfurt,Germany|
HBCSE Science Olympiad 2019-2020 Results
The result of each stage will be published by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education. Once the test is conducted the authorities release the list of students selected for the next stage. Here you will find the result of NSEP, NSEC, NSEA, NSEB NSEJS, NChO, INJSO, INAO, INPhO, INBO.
- Updated list of OCSC (Astronomy) – here
- OCSC List – here.
- INO score here.
- NSE Result – NSEJS, NSEA Group A, NSEA Group B, NSEP, NSEC, NSEB
Official site: olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in