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The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a National Level scholarship program in India. It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship for the entire Academic Career.

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is conducted at two levels:

State-level talent search examination and
National Level Talent Search Examination
The aim of NTSE scheme is to award talented students pursuing an education in Science and Social Studies stream with scholarships to help continue their education.

International Science Olympiad (ISO) is a group of annually conducted international examinations. These examinations are conducted in a member country where the students represent their country.

Exam Groups: The group of Olympiad Exams are:

  • International Physics Olympiad (IPhO)
  • International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO)
  • International Biology Olympiad (IBO)
  • International Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (IAAO)
  • International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO)

The selection process is divided into 5 stages with the last stage being the International Science Olympiad. These stages are:

National Standard Exam: NSE is the first stage for the International Science Olympiad and is conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers. IAPT conducts the following exams in the name of NSE:

  • National Standard Exam in Physics (NSEP)
  • National Standard Exam in Chemistry (NSEC)
  • National Standard Exam in Biology (NSEB)
  • National Standard Exam in Astronomy (NSEA)
  • National Standard Exam in Junior Science (NSEJS)

Indian National Olympiad: INO is the second stage towards writing in the International Science Olympiad.Conducted in over 18 centers all over the country, the students are selected from NSE in a particular subject. Students can also appear in more than INO. The different exams conducted in INO are:

  • Indian Standard Physics Olympiad (INPhO)
  • Indian Standard Chemistry Olympiad (INChO)
  • Indian Standard Biology Olympiad (INBO)
  • Indian Standard Astronomy Olympiad (INAO)
  • Indian Standard Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO)

Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC): The OCSC camp is conducted by Homi Bhabha Centre For Science Education, Mumbai for the students who have cleared all selection criteria (like MAS, MI, etc.). The students at this camp are trained and tested for a month so that the students can represent their country at the International Science Olympiad.

Pre-Departure Camp (PDC): PDTC is a camp organized for the students who are selected from OCSC’s and are given intensive training and individual attention so that they are prepared for all obstacles which they will face in the International Science Olympiad. The camp lasts for 8- 10 days.

International Mathematics Olympiad is a means to identify and encourage the mathematical creativity of children in schools across India and abroad. Students of classes 1 to 12 are eligible to appear for the 1st level IMO.

These examinations are conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) with the aim of identifying and nurturing future scientists, technologists and IT talent at the school level.

Students of classes 1 to 12th are eligible to appear for the 1st level Olympiads. Students who qualify for the 2nd level exam include:

  • Top 5% of students’ class wise, who appear for the 1st level exam,
  • Zone wise top 25 rank holders class-wise, and
  • Class toppers from each participating school where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 50% qualifying marks

IJSO, popularly known as International Junior Science Olympiad is an international Olympiad where countries from around the globe participate. This Science competition is for students who are fifteen years or younger on 31st December of the competition year. Conducted in the first week of December, currently, 50 countries participate in this famous Science Olympiad.

IJSO aims to promote interest in science among school students, exposing them to problem-solving, critical thinking and experimentation. Additionally, an important goal of the Olympiad is for young people to experience different cultures and to bring about interactions between students from across the world.

Examination Stages:
The Junior Science Olympiad program follows the following 05 stages:

  • Stage 01: 
    National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS)
    Approximate 300 students will be selected for stage II
  • Stage 02:
    Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO)
    Approximate 35 students will be selected for stage III
  • Stage 03: 
    Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Junior Science
    06 students will be selected for stage IV
  • Stage 04: 
    Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IJSO,
  • Stage 05: 
    Participation in International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO)