If you are preparing for the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA), it is important to know IOAA 2020 dates. IOAA is an international competition to encourage students who are proficient in Mathematics and Physics. As per the latest information, IOAA 2020 will be arranged at Bogota, Colombia from 13th September (Sunday) to 22nd September 2020.
IOAA is a great chance for the young generation to select astronomy for further studies. The aspirants have to accomplish 4 stages to participate in the final round. Therefore, note down the essential information and highlight the important IOAA 2020 dates.
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The aspired pupils are required to enrol their names for NSEA to participate in the IOAA. If the test schedule allows, one candidate can apply for the multiple subjects. The applicant has to make sure that he or she satisfies the eligibility criteria; otherwise, inaccurate information may disqualify the student.
Stage 1: National Standard Examination in Astronomy (NSEA)
Stage 2: Indian National Astronomy Olympiad (INAO)
Stage 3: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC)
Stage 4: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT)
Stage 5: International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA)
Each of the stages mentioned above is different from each other. NSEA is the first stage that candidates have to clear in order to appear in the 2nd stage. NSEA or National Standard Examination in Astronomy is organized by IAPT or Indian Association of Physics Teachers. The dates for NSEA have been published by the authority and the examination will be held from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM in November.
To appear in the International Astrophysics Olympiad, the age of the candidates has to be less than 20 years.
Only the students who haven’t cleared the 12th standard exam will be eligible for the competition.
The applicant must be studying and residing in India since 30th November 2018.
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Only the successful candidates of stage 1 will be eligible for stage 2 that is INAO. The 2nd stage will be held by HBCSE or the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education. HBCSE will release the confirmed dates officially. Here you will get the expected dates of INAO 2021.
If you wish to take part in IOAA, start taking preparation from now. To gain deeper insights, you can follow a standard IOAA book available in different e-stores.
1. How to Get the Confirmed Dates of IOAA?
To get the final dates of IOAA, you will have to visit the official sites of IAPT and HBCSE. However, we have updated the expected dates as per the previous exam venues. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, IOAA 2020 dates may change. In that case, we will inform you about the latest schedule. As IOAA is an international competition, it would be wise for you to highlight the dates for better preparation. As soon as the final dates are released, we will upload them on our website for the candidates.
2. Why is the IOAA Exam Important?
IOAA or International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics is an important competition for the students having a great interest in astronomy. This high-standard contest offers a golden opportunity for the meritorious students to study and research further in the field of Astronomy and Astrophysics. If you have great command over Physics and Mathematics, you can opt for IOAA competition. Just follow the IOAA 2020 dates and brush-up your knowledge. You are advised to go through the study material prescribed for IOAA 2020. Prepare well and represent your country worldwide in the field of science.