The IOQJS syllabus is now available on Vedantu and students can download it for their reference. Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Junior Science is the first level of the International Science Olympiad. The Indian Association of Physics Teachers and the Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education are the governing bodies for this exam. The IOQJS syllabus is determined by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers. Topics from Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology covered till the 10th grade CBSE curriculum are covered in the IOQJS syllabus.
This is a secondary level exam, hence students are advised to study the NCERT textbooks for science subjects and mathematics, first, when they prepare for the IOQJS. This will help them to develop a conceptual understanding of the fundamental topics of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. It is important for students to have a stronghold on the fundamental concepts of science subjects and maths since the level of difficulty of IOQJS is quite high and the types of questions asked are mostly unconventional as compared to the other exams.
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Students must be thorough with the important topics of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics covered in the CBSE syllabus of lower grades as well, for a better understanding of all concepts. Mostly, the concepts taught in Science and Mathematics till Class 8 have to be thoroughly understood. Also, a good knowledge of the below-given Maths topics covered in the NCERT curriculum till the 10th standard is required.
Surface areas and volumes
The IOQJS syllabus for science is discussed below in detail.
IOQJS Syllabus for Science
Matter- Nature & Behaviour
Volume, density, shape, and other characteristics of solids, liquids, & gases.
Definition and general properties of acids, bases, and salts
Concept and importance of pH scale
Preparation & Uses of:
Plaster of Paris
Washing and baking soda
Metals & Non-metals
Formation & properties of ionic compounds
Corrosion and prevention of corrosion
Properties of ionic compounds
Nature & nomenclature of Carbon compounds with functional groups
Saturated & unsaturated carbon compounds
Covalent bonding of carbon compounds, & their chemical properties
Soaps & detergents
Modern periodic table
Metallic & non-metallic properties
Early examples of periodic tables
Organization in the living world
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
Structure & functions of cells
Structure & functions of plant tissues and animal tissues
Health & Diseases
Control & coordination in plants and animals
Heredity & Evolution
Reproduction in animals and plants
Force, Motion & Work
Force definition and types
Distance and displacement
Velocity, acceleration, related graphs
Uniform circular motion
Work, Energy, & Power
Effects of Electric Current
Series and parallel combination of resistors
Heating effect of electric current
Relation between P, R, I, and V.
Magnetic effects of electric current
Functioning of the lens in a human eye
Dispersion and scattering of light through a prism
Biogeochemical cycles in nature
Use of fertilizers
Plant & animal breeding
Selection for quality improvement & management
Protection of crops from pests and diseases
The above-mentioned topics are to be covered from the NCERT textbooks and the other prescribed books. Also, a thorough practice of previous years’ question papers and sample papers will be highly beneficial for the preparation of IOQJS. Students can also refer to the official website of IAPT and HBCSE to get any updated information regarding the IOQJS syllabus.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q1. What are the Important Topics of Maths for IOQJS?
Ans: The important maths topics for IOQJS are number systems, surface areas and volumes, circles, triangles, linear equations, trigonometry, quadratic equations, statistics, and polynomials.
Q2. What Subjects are Covered in the IOQJS Syllabus?
Ans: The IOQJS syllabus comprises topics from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. Students should be well versed with the science and maths topics covered till Class 10, to prepare for IOQJS.
Q3. Can I Use a Calculator in IOQJS?
Ans: Yes, you can use a calculator in IOQJS, only if the calculator abides by the norms prescribed by IAPT. There should be no graph mode, matrix mode, integration function, or any other special equation solver function available in the calculator.