INAO 2020 Exam Date


INAO Exam Date

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Due to Covid 19 - The usual three-stage procedure for the selection of the teams to represent India at the International Olympiad that has been followed in prior years is now being shortened to a two-stage procedure as a one-time exception only for the academic year 2020 - 21. Read more about IOQ 2020-21.

The Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE) in association with the Indian Association for Physics Teachers (IAPT) conducts the Indian National Astronomy Olympiad (INAO) as the second level of examination for the International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO). The students should have a minimum admissible score in the National Standard Examination for Astronomy in order to qualify for the INAO exam. The INAO examination is usually conducted towards the end of November, every year. Though the exact dates of the INAO examination is not yet to be announced, the students should be aware of the tentative dates. It is always recommended to refer to the official website for accurate information.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. How do we Check the INAO Results?

Ans: The results of the Indian National Astronomy Olympiad can be checked online. Students should be aware of the official online website of the HBCSE. Once the student visits the official website, he/she can explore the results of the exam under the results tab. Before checking the exam result, the candidate should be ready with his / her enrollment number as mentioned in the admit card and the correct date of birth. The results available on the official website can be printed and the copy can be stored for future reference.

Q2. What is the INAO Syllabus?

Ans: The INAO syllabus is the same as that of the syllabus prescribed for the National Standard Examination for Astronomy (NSEA). It includes all the topics mentioned by the CBSE board in the NCERT textbooks. Though the syllabus is the same as that of CBSE, the pattern and difficulty level of the questions in the INAO exam paper is different. The questions are mostly based on application level and higher-order thinking skills.

Q3. How do I Prepare for the INAO Exam?

Ans: The INAO examination requires a lot of preparation from the students. It is not as easy as it looks without proper practice and enough revisions. Students are always recommended to have a separate study plan of their own to prepare for the INAO exam. Also, the students should take as many mock exams as possible before the commencement of the actual exam. With this, the students will be able to master the technique of time management during the INAO exam.

Q4. Why Should Students Refer to the Previous Year Question Papers of the INAO Exam?

Ans: The previous year exam question papers of the INAO exam gives an overview of the type of questions asked in the exam. Students will also get to know the marking scheme followed during the evaluation of answer papers. In addition to this, the students will also be able to identify their strengths and weaknesses. With this, they will get an idea of the concepts that they should revisit. Students will also learn to balance the time while practicing through mock exams with the previous year question papers.