Eligibility of Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad programme follows a three-stage selection procedure. To know more about this process click here or see the brochure.

All students aspiring to participate in the international Olympiads must appear in the first stage examination, the National Standard Examination (NSE) in the respective subject. (Students who have represented India in previous international Olympiads are eligible for exemption from the first stage on application. See the brochure for details.)

The eligibility criteria to appear in NSEs in 2017 (leading to International Olympiads in 2018 ) are given below.

Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Physics:

  1. Must be an Indian citizen.

  2. Date of birth between 1 July 1998 and 30 June 2003, both days inclusive.

  3. Must not have completed (or scheduled to complete) class 12 board examination earlier than 30 November 2017.

  4. Must not have commenced (or planning to commence) studies in a university or equivalent institution by 1 June, 2018. 

  5. Must not be appearing in NSEJS 2017.

Junior Science:

  1. Must be an Indian citizen.

  2. Date of birth between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2004, both days inclusive.

  3. Must not have completed (or scheduled to complete) class 10 board examination earlier than 30 November 2017.

  4. Must not be appearing in any of NSEA, NSEB, NSEC or NSEP 2017.

It is the student’s responsibility to determine if he/she satisfies the eligibility norms. If at some later stage it is found that the student does not meet the eligibility norms, he/she may face disqualification from the programme.

If you satisfy the criteria above, click here to know about the enrollment procedure for NSEs.