InCho Syllabus 2020


What is INChO?

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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.

INcho stands for The International Chemistry Olympiad that has been conducted by the Indian Association of Chemistry Teachers (IACT) as a competitive exam for the students of secondary and higher secondary school levels at the end of the month of January or the beginning of February. IChO boosts the level of education in the field of chemistry for all the participating countries. It helps young people from different countries to connect with each other and develop friendly relations among them. Chemistry Olympiad can be divided into 5 stages leading to the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO):

Stage 1: National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC).

Stage 2: Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (INChO).

Stage 3: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in chemistry.

Stage 4: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IChO.

Stage 5: Participation in International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO).

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question 1) What is the Procedure of Selection in INChO?

Answer 1) The procedure for the selection of students in Chemistry Stage II i.e., INChO 2020 are: 

  1. The students are divided into two groups i.e. Group- A and Group- B. the students in Group A must be in class XII while the students in Group B must be in class XI or lower. 

  2. A separate Merit Index (MI) and Minimum Admissible Score (MAS) will be calculated for the two groups.

  3. The question paper of NSEC 2019 and INChO 2020 will remain the same for two groups.

  4. A total number of 250 students from each group will be shortlisted for stage II of INchO and therefore a total of 500 students will be selected.

Question 2) How to Enroll for the INChO Exam?

Answer 2) Students who want to enroll for the INChO exam can follow the steps that are mentioned below. 

  1. Students can visit the official site of HBCSE.

  2. An option called the olympiad will be given.

  3. Next, the student will have to click on upcoming events.

  4. There the students can enter the necessary details such as NSE center code, their roll number, and Date Of Birth to enroll in INO.

  5. Students will be given to make a choice of the examination center at the time of registration.

Question 3) What is the Fee for Enrollment in INChO?

Answer 3) Students who are enrolling themselves for the examination of INChO must pay the enrollment fees of amount Rs. 150 at the NSE registration center. The enrollment fee is charged per subject for each student.

Question 4) How to Get the INChO Admit Card?

Answer 4) Students can get their chemistry exam’s admit card of the INChO through the online mode. All the eligible students can download the admit card of INChO from the official site of HBCSE. All the students appearing for the exam must bring their admit card to the registered examination center or they will not be allowed to give the examination.