National Olympiad Programme in Science Subjects 2021-22

Notifications Regarding National Olympiad Programme in Science

The education system all around the world has been majorly affected due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the nearly-complete closure of universities, colleges, and schools.

The National Olympiad program in Science, culminating in the International Olympiad (IMO) of 2021-22 has been disrupted by the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemics in the country. In a view of the prevailing situation, the following decisions are made.

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 2021-22.

National Olympiad Programme in Science Subjects 2020-21

Indian Olympiad Qualifier

The IOQ (Indian Olympiad Qualifier) in each topic will be a mixture of two exams given to the examinee in a single sitting.

Part I: National Standard Exam (NSE)

This will take the place of the previous years' solo NSE. This section will last one hour and will comprise multiple-choice questions, identical to the normal NSE. This part will solely serve as a screening test for the selected evaluation of the second part (INO), and success in this part will have no bearing on selection for the next level (OCSC).

This section of the IOQ will be known as National Standard Examinations (NSEs) in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Junior Science, and Physics, respectively: NSEA, NSEB, NSEC, NSEJS, and NSEP.

Part II: The Indian National Olympic Games (INO)

This will take the place of previous years' solo INO. This section will last two hours and will consist of extensive questions comparable to the ordinary INO. This portion will only be reviewed for students who passed the first part (NSE), and selection for the next level (OCSC) will be based exclusively on performance in this part.

The Indian National Olympiads (INOs) in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Junior Science, and Physics will be known as INAO, INBO, INChO, INJSO, and INPhO, respectively.

The qualification requirements for INO from NSE in previous years will be comparable to the screening criteria for Part II (INO) of IOQ to be examined. Details about the criteria will be released soon.

The criteria for OCSC qualifying based on Part II (INO) of the IOQ will be comparable to the INO-to-OCSC standards used in previous years. Details about the criteria will be released soon.

The programme for the stages after IOQ will be revealed at a later date.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is the objective of the National Olympiad Programmes in Science?

In the country, there is a strong Olympiad programme for fundamental sciences.


The program's goal is to encourage pre-university children to succeed in science by choosing teams of students to compete in international Olympiads in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Junior Science, and Physics. These programmes help nurture the scientific culture among the Indian students and also enhance their curiosity and make them ready to face other quality students from different countries. This will definitely help you reach your goals with a unique perspective.

2. What is the objective of Olympiads?

The goal of the worldwide Olympiad movement is to bring together the world's most outstanding secondary and upper secondary students in a friendly competition at the highest level. The Olympiads do not directly lead to professional rewards; rather, they serve as a catalyst for people to pursue careers in science or mathematics, and to embark on a lifelong adventure into the regions of interesting intellectual difficulties. The Olympiads are more than just competitions; they are gathering grounds for the world's greatest young minds, and many connections formed during the Olympiads become the seeds of subsequent scientific collaboration.

3. Is the Olympiad only for CBSE?

Olympiad exams are competitive exams conducted by various organizations across India and abroad. These examinations are conducted on the basis of the school curriculum of CBSE, ICSE, and other major state boards.

4. What are the stages in the Olympiad?

The national Olympiad programme is divided into five stages, beginning with an examination held in almost 1400 schools across the country and ending with international Olympiads hosted in various locations across the world. Exams at the national level are meant to evaluate conceptual comprehension, logical reasoning, laboratory abilities, and, most importantly, the capacity to apply problem-solving skills to fresh circumstances, both theoretical and experimental. The third stage of the curriculum includes training, while the previous two levels do not often require specialized instruction outside of the regular educational system.

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