INAO 2020 Previous Year Question Paper


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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 main aim of the National Astronomy Olympiad Program is to encourage candidates with good foundations in Mathematics and Physics and interest in Astronomy to pursue further studies in this field. It involves a five-stage process leading to the participation of the Indian team in the International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA). The Indian National Astronomy Olympiad, Seniors Level is considered to be amongst the most popular exams in India. Generally, students from IIT’s are considered to get succeed in this exam. The paper includes a maximum of 150 marks and the time duration is two hours. The paper is divided into two separate sections. Both sections are compulsory for each applicant. The first section deals with thirty questions which are of multiple types. The second section has a total of ten questions in which one should have to mark multiple alternative answers. The students need to remember one thing that one every wrong answer there is a penalty of 1 mark.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question 1) What is INAO Admit Card?

Answer) Before going to the exam candidates need to download the examination admit card. The admit card of the INAO exam has been released online before the exam is scheduled. The admit card of INAO is available online a few weeks before the exam is scheduled. Candidates are able to download it from the official sites.

Question 2) How to Check the Indian National Astronomy Olympiad Result?

Answer) The result is published online. The students can access their INAO results on the HBCSE website. The candidates need to enter their roll number, username, and date of birth as a password in order to view the score. Candidates can also check the average of the top ten marks, MI, and MAS for each subject online.

Question 3) What is the Enrollment Fees for INAO Exam?

Answer) To participate in the INAO exam candidates need to submit the fees. The amount will be Rs. 150/- per student per subject at the center in-charge of the NSE registration center.

Question 4) What are the Steps for Enrollment in the INAO Exam?

Answer) Here are the steps For Enrollment in the INAO Exam:

The candidate will be eligible for the next stage only after they will clear the first stage in the National Olympiad Program. The steps for enrollment in INAO is given below.

  • Go to the official site of HBCSE

  • Search the Olympiad option which is at the top of the desktop

  • Click on the link to the upcoming events.

  • Enter the NSE center code, roll number, DOB in the respected fields to enroll in INO.

  • The examination center must be chosen at the time of registration.