INAO Syllabus 2020


INAO 2020 Syllabus PDF

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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 Indian National Astronomy Olympiad (INAO) is an exam conducted by the Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE) in association with the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT). The main intention of this exam is not to spread the aroma of competition among the students but to nurture and nourish their interests and thrust of acquiring expertise in the field of Astronomy. There is no prescribed syllabus for the INAO exam. However, the subsequent sections of this page provide insight into important concepts that are covered in the INAO exam pattern.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. What is the INAO Exam?

Ans: The Indian National Astronomy Olympiad is a competitive examination conducted by the Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE). It motivates the students for participation in more numbers and explores more about the deeper understanding of Elementary Astronomy among the student community. This exam is conducted as a second level of qualification for the International Astronomy Olympiad (INO). The exam is conducted by the governing authorities across the country in around 15 centers located in various states and union territories.

Q2. Who is Eligible for the INAO Exam?

Ans: The INAO exam is conducted as the second stage of the International Astronomy Olympiad. The candidates who qualify in the National Standard Exam for Astronomy (NSEA) are eligible to take up the INAO exam. However, they should also qualify the age requirements and other formal norms. Moreover, the candidates should be Indian citizens who are pursuing their 11th and 12th education in any of the Indian Schools and Colleges.

Q3. Is There an Enrollment Fee for the INAO Exam?

Ans: The fact is that there is no special enrollment procedure for the INAO exam. The only way through which the student can take up the INAO exam is by getting a qualified score in the NSEA exam conducted at the first level. The candidates may enroll for the NSEA exam on the official website of the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) or IAPT (Indian Association of Physics Teachers). There may be a prescribed nominal registration fee to enroll. At the time of enrollment, the students should not forget to enter the appropriate and accurate personal information to avoid complications in the future.

Q4. What is the INAO Admit Card?

Ans: The INAO exam has a sequence of enrollment processes that the candidate has to complete before taking up the exam. The candidate should possess a hardcopy of an admit card issued by the Science Olympiad Foundation to have entered into the examination hall. The admit card is usually released online which can be accessed on the official website of IAPT. The student can take a printout of the same and produce on-demand in the examination hall. Students are allowed to download and print the admit cards before a few weeks of the scheduled exam date.