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Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Junior Science - IOQJS

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Full-Form of IOQJS

The Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Junior Science is the full form of IOQJS. It is the first step of the International Science Olympiad program. It is a 3 hours-long examination consisting of two papers, usually organized in the month of January. IOQJS is conducted by the authorities of IAPT and HBCSE, as a combination of two competitive examinations, namely, the Indian National Olympiad (INO), and the National Standard Examination (NSE). The main objective of the Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Junior Science (IOQJS) exam, is to encourage students to analyze their competence in science subjects by participating on a global platform.


Due to the current pandemic situation, a few changes have been made to the pattern of the International Science Olympiad program. One of the major revisions in the exam pattern of the International Science Olympiad is that, now, instead of five stages, there will be four different stages of the Science Olympiad. Candidates qualifying in IOQJS will be eligible for the next stage of the four-level International Junior Science Olympiad.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Who is Eligible for IOQJS?

Ans: Students studying in Class X and lower classes (born between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2007) are eligible for IOQJS. Students aspiring to take IOQJS must be eligible to hold an Indian passport. They must have been studying in any Indian school system since November 2018 or before. They must be Indian citizens or have been residing and studying in India from November 2018, or before.

2. Is IOQJS and NSEJS Similar?

Ans: Yes, IOQJS and NSEJS are similar exams. NSEJS stands for the National Standard Examination in Junior Science whereas IOQJS stands for the Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Junior Science. IOQJS is the combination of NSEJS and the Indian National Olympiad examination. NSEJS and IOQJS have similar syllabi that cover topics from the secondary school-level (CBSE) syllabus up to Class X.

3. How to Crack IOQJS?

Ans: Students must cover all topics in the IOQJS syllabus from NCERT textbooks, firstly. It is advised that students should solve and practise as many questions as possible from the workbooks for Olympiads. They may also refer to books like H.C.Verma, O.P. Tandon, R. D. Sharma, S.L. Arora, etc.

4. How to Enroll for IOQJS?

Ans: Students can enroll for IOQJS on the official website of IAPT. They will have to register themselves on the website and then fill in the application form. Mostly, the application window for IOQJS is enabled in November and remains active till December. All the updates regarding the IOQJS registration and application are available on the official website of IAPT.