InCho 2021 Exam Pattern


InCho Exam Pattern

Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (InChO), being an international level exam, has a definite exam pattern. The students who are appearing for this exam are required to understand this pattern in order to hold a grasp over the exams. Attempting the exam without knowing the pattern is similar to wandering in the dark. Students are advised to study the exam pattern thoroughly before making up their mind to give the exams. The students will know the pattern of the question paper from the model or the sample question papers that are being provided by us. We provide the solved papers which are designed as per the standards of the exam. These papers will give a student an idea of the pattern of the question paper. 

The recent trend of the question paper as of 2021 consisted of 80 Multiple Choice Questions. The MCQ questions are equally the same. It has 4 answers, among which the student needs to choose the correct one. There is negative marking applicable in this type of exam as well. The pattern of questioning is too of a standard form, they focus mainly on the conceptual knowledge of the student than on their memorized capability of them. The students are thus suggested to prepare with clarity, focusing conceptually.

InChO is a three-hour competitive exam. It is being held in the month of January or February. The exam is competitive in its approach. 

INCho Olympiad Exam Pattern And Structure 2021

Five Stages and Pattern of InChO

The Chemistry Olympiad in India has 5 distinct levels or stages, which are as follows: -

  • Stage I: National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSCE)

  • Stage II: Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (InChO)

  • Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp in the subject of Chemistry (OCSC)

  • Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp for IChO (PDT)

  • Stage V: Participation in International Chemistry Olympiad (ICHO)

Talking about the second stage, the pattern of InChO:

  • Generally, it starts from the end of January or the beginning of February. 

  • The exam is being conducted by the HBCSE (Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education).

  • It is a subjective type of question paper.

  • The syllabus for InChO is fairly similar to that of the NSEC exam. While the difficulty level of this exam is levelled up. 

  • Students qualifying for the InChO get a certificate of merit from IAPT. 

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Why are Students Advised to Solve the Previous Year’s Question Papers?

Ans. In order to know the trend or to know the exam pattern, the students are advised to study the previous year’s question papers. With studying these, the students are also suggested to practise as many samples and model test papers, all these will make them confident as they will know the pattern of the exam. When they appear for the exam, it will seem like they have practised the exam paper previously, thus this will instil enough confidence. 

2. Where Can the Students Avail the Previous Year’s Question Papers?

Ans. Students can log in to our site to avail all the previous year’s question papers. We also provide solved papers for the better guidance of the students. 

3. What Will the Students Benefit From This Exam?

Ans. Students interested in the field of Chemistry can harness great benefits from this Olympiad. This Olympiad is a golden chance to exchange ideas and knowledge in the field of Chemistry, they can prove their knowledge as well in this platform. Rankers are ranked and internationally recognized via this exam. Students gain confidence to attempt for ICHO by giving the exam of InChO.  

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