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The International Olympiad Foundation, one of the world’s leading academic and research institutes, has pioneered new ways of thinking since its inception. It was developed by world-renowned academicians with the goal of preparing pupils to confront any future problem at an early age. IOF aids in the identification of a child’s capability and true potential, which may assist him in surviving in today’s competitive environment. The international Olympiad movement strives to bring together the world’s most outstanding secondary and higher secondary students in a high-level friendly competition. The National Standard Examination (NSE) in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, and Junior Science, which is administered by IAPT, is the first stage of the international Olympiad. The Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE) in Mumbai is in charge of the remaining phases. Following the NSE exam, eligible candidates must take the Indian National Olympiad (INO) exam in their particular subjects, followed by the International Olympiad.
The International Olympiad (IO) Program in Five Steps
Step 1: Exam
Exams that lead to Indian students competing in IAPT’s national and international Olympiads include the following:
NSEP 2020-21 is the National Standard Examination in Physics.
NSEC 2020-21 is the National Standard Examination in Chemistry.
NSEB 2020-21 is the National Standard Examination in Biology.
NSEA 2020-21: National Standard Examination in Astronomy
NSEJS 2020-21 is the National Standard Examination in Junior Science.
Step 2: Students who are eligible can compete in the Indian National Olympiad (INO) in their respective subjects in 2021.
Step 3: Orientation and Camp Selection (OCSC). Roughly 35 students from each of the INPhO, INChO, INBO, INAO, and INJSO will be selected for these camps, which will last about two weeks at the Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE) in Mumbai.
Step 4: Selected students will participate in a two-week Pre Departure Training (PDT).
Step 5: International Olympiad participation (IO). Students’ performance in respective OCSCs will be used to choose Indian teams to compete in International Olympiads in 2021.
In addition, roughly 5 INPhO top students may be selected to compete in the Asian Physics Olympiad Program (APhO), which will be held in the first week of May 2021.
Students who qualify for OCSC will receive Gold Medals and a merit certificate in all of their subjects.
In all subjects, students who qualify for OCSC will get Gold Medals and a merit certificate.
Early exposure to learning and competition are two advantages of participating in Olympiads.
- Exposure to learning and competition at a young age
Students not only develop new skills, but they also learn how to approach various types of papers in new ways. Because of the competitive nature of these exams, students tend to become very sharp-minded and ‘smart’ problem solvers. It allows pupils to hone their skills by confronting a variety of challenges of varying degrees of difficulty that they are unlikely to meet in their school settings.
- Understanding and Applying the Concepts
The Olympiad exams assess not just the student’s understanding but also their application of that knowledge. Every child, for example, learns how to calculate HCF and LCM, but the questions a student will be asked will be on “Applications of HCF and LCM.”
- Analysis of Competitors
Students can evaluate their achievement at the school, city, state, national, and international levels through Olympiads and Competitions.
- Recognition and Awards
After a student accomplishes anything, awards are always beneficial to their morale. Cash awards, medals, gifts, certificates, and other awards are given to Olympiad winners. At a big prize distribution ceremony, the international toppers in each class are recognised.
Above all, the pride of representing one’s state or country at a national or worldwide level is the highest prize a student can receive.
Open Doors to Respected Colleges and Universities
Students’ learning and confidence are boosted to such an extent as a result of their participation in Olympiads that they are capable of gaining admission to the best colleges. Students who have qualified for the National/International stages of several Olympiads are given precedence by the most reputable universities.
For IIT JEE/ NEET, a solid foundation is required.
Participating in and studying for tests such as NSTSE, NTSE, JSTSE, NSO, IMO helps students build their IQ, logical and analytical thinking from an early age, which will aid them later in their preparation for JEE, NEET, and other competitive exams.
Mathematical Olympiad Eligibility
PROMO 2019 is open to candidates who were born on or after August 1, 2000, and are currently enrolled in Class 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12. Furthermore, the candidates must be citizens of India. Students with OCI cards can write the PROMO provisionally if they meet the following criteria:
According to Madras High Court judgments, students with OCI status will not be eligible for selection to the Indian team in the International Mathematical Olympiad. Such students are provisionally eligible for selection at ALL previous stages, including the IMOTC, if they meet all other criteria. This policy may be revised at any time without notice if additional orders are made by the courts or competent government authority.
What exactly is the National Science Olympiad (NSO)?
The National Science Olympiad, or NSO, is a competitive exam for high school students held every year. The pupils who compete in the Olympiad are ranked based on their performance. Students can assess themselves within the school, at the city level, at the zonal level, and at the international level using these grades.
What is a qualifying score for the Indian Olympiad?
The Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) and the Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) – HBCSE will jointly organize a three-hour, two-part test dubbed the Indian Olympiad Qualifier (IOQ) (TIFR).
What is the International Olympiad's first stage?
The National Standard Examination (NSE) in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, and Junior Science, which is administered by IAPT, is the first stage of the international Olympiad. The Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE) in Mumbai is in charge of the remaining phases.