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The International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) is a
competitive examination open to students of all countries
in the world, primarily studying in secondary schools. All
basic subjects of Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and
Mathematics) are given roughly equal representation in
the IJSO examination.
The broad goals of the centre are to promote equity and
excellence in science and mathematics education from
primary school to undergraduate college level and
encourage the growth of scientific literacy in the country.


Introduction
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All Indian students who are born on or after January 1, 2000 and, in
addition, are in Class X or lower, are eligible to appear in NSEJS
2014 2015. If they qualify in the NSEJS, they will be eligible for
subsequent stages leading to participation in International Junior
Science Olympiad 2015.

Who can Appear for the Examination ?
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Stage 1
National
Standard
Examination in
Junior Science
(NSEJS)
The IJSO folllows following 5 stages -
Stage 2
Indian National
Junior Science
Olympiad
(INJSO)

Stage 3
Orientation cum
Selection
Camp (OCSC) in
Junior Science

Stage 4
Pre-departure
Training Camp
(PDT) for IJSO


Stage 5

Participation
in International
Junior Science
Olympiad
(IJSO).

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SYLLABUS
Up to Std X CBSE Board. But there is no
FIXED SYLLABUS
Stage 1 Examination Format (NSEJS)
Time :2 Hrs


Examination Format
Total Questions - 80
3 marks for Each Question
Negative Marking
Maximum Marks - 240 marks


Date of Exam -23
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Nov 2014
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Overall Marks Distribution of NSEJS 2013 Examination
Sr No Subjects
No of
Questions
Marks
Allocation
1 Physics 20 60
2 Chemistry 20 60
3 Maths 20 60
4 Biology 20 60
Total 80 240
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Difficulty Level Analysis NSEJS 2013 Examination
Sr No Subjects Easy Moderate Difficult Very Difficult Total
1 Physics 14 4 2 20
2 Chemistry 3 9 8 20
3 Biology 11 4 5 20
4 Maths 6 9 5 20
Total 23 33 19 5 80
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Based on performance in NSEJS,
the top 300 students in order of merit qualify
to appear for the Second Stage of the
Olympiad programme INJSO.

Qualifying for the Second Stage -
NSEJS to INJSO

Around 35 students from Maharashta
were selected in 2013. (Each State have quota)

All students who qualify to appear for INJSO get a certificate of
merit from IAPT.

300
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Qualifying for the Second Stage -
NSEJS to INJSO

Around 35 students from Maharashta
were selected in 2013, among them two are from Neev


Cut off Marks: 95
300
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300 Students selected from Stage I examination (NSEJS)
are eligible to appear for INJSO.
Students appearing for INJSO will be eligible for TA/DA
as per norms of the programme.
Syllabus-Questions and problems in National Olympiads are usually
non-conventional and of high difficulty level,
comparable to International Olympiads.

Stage 2 Examination Format (INJSO)
300
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On the basis of performance in INJSO, the top 35 students in the
merit list will be selected for
Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Junior Science.
Stage 3 Examination (OCSC)
Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Junior Science OCSC
in Junior Science will be organized by HBCSE sometime in
April to June 2014 for 2-3 weeks.
The camp will include several theoretical and experimental tests.
Orientation will be provided to students especially in experiments.
The merit list of OCSC in Junior Science will be prepared on the basis of the
combined theoretical and experimental score
aggregated over all the tests in the camp,with 60% weightage for theory and
40% weightage for experiment.
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The selected 6 member student team will undergo a rigorous training
programme at HBCSE in theory and experiment. Special laboratories
are being developed at HBCSE for the purpose of
experimental training. .
Stage 4 (Pre Departure Training)
Resource persons from HBCSE and different institutions
across the country will train the students.
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The 6 member student team and 3 teacher leaders will constitute the
delegation to represent India at the
International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) 2014.
Stage 5 (International Junior Science Olympiad)
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The top 6 in the OCSC Junior Science merit list will be declared to
be special merit awardees. These special merit awardees will be
given Rs. 5,000 each in the form of books and cash.
In addition, there will be special prizes to recognize meritorious
performance in theory and experiments.

Awards
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