Science Olympiad 2020-2021

(Updated on August 29, 2021)

Announcement regarding Indian participation in International Olympiads in 2021

Announcement regarding next stages of Junior Science Olympiad (Updated on 29 August 2021)

The following announcements are made with regard to the next stages of the Junior Science Olympiad.

A. Online Orientation Camp:

An online Junior Science Olympiad Orientation Camp (JSOOC)  will be held from 29 September to 3 October 2021. This camp will include lectures, tutorials and experimental orientation sessions relevant for the Junior Science Olympiad.

No selection tests will be held during this camp.

All students between the ranks of 1 to 35 (both inclusive) in Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Junior Science (IOQJS) Part II will be invited to participate in this camp (see list below). They will also receive the INO Certificate of Merit. The list of these students is given below.

All students maintaining a minimum of 80% attendance in the online JSOOC will receive a Certificate of Participation.

B. Participation in International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO):

As of now, it is expected that an Indian team of six students will participate in the online mode in IJSO, scheduled during 12-21 December, 2021 (subject to conditions declared by IJSO). However, the pandemic situation will be reviewed again closer to the date of IJSO, and a final decision will be taken regarding participation in this event.

C. Selection of Indian team for IJSO:

The selection of the Indian team for IJSO will be made on the basis of a combination of scores in IOQJS Part II (40% weightage) and a set of selection tests to be held at HBCSE during 23-24 October 2021, called Junior Science Olympiad Selection Tests (JSOST) (60% weightage). Each test score, including IOQJS Part II will be scaled by the corresponding median score of the participating students. Students are offered the option of skipping JSOST — in that case, the IOQJS Part II score will carry 100% weightage for such students.

Details of JSOST and the method of calculating scores are given in the Guidelines for Selection of Indian team for IJSO 2021. Students are required to read this document carefully. They will be required to register for JSOST prior to JSOOC.

Only students satisfying the following criteria will be invited for JSOST and will be eligible for selection in the Indian team for IJSO.

a) The student must be eligible to hold an Indian passport;

b) The student is ranked 35th or higher in the merit list of IOQJS Part II;

c) The student must attend the JSOOC with minimum 80% attendance;

d) The student must not have participated in any other International Olympiad in 2021.

Since the pandemic situation in the country is still evolving, the plans for JSOST must be treated as provisional at present. A final decision regarding holding of JSOST will be announced on 15 October 2021. In case JSOST is cancelled, IOQJS Part II scores will be applicable for all students to select the team of six students for IJSO. If there is a tie for the last position(s), the scores of IOQJS Part I will be used to break the tie.

List of students invited to participate in online JSOOC

This list is arranged according to IOQ Roll Number and does NOT indicate ranks in IOQJS Part II. The cutoff score for this list (corresponding to rank 35) is 54.0, and the median score of these students is 59.0. These students will receive further details about the online JSOOC and registration for JSOST by September 25, 2021. There is no need to contact HBCSE before that.

Sr no.IOQ Roll Number
1CH04-3000-104754
2DL01-3000-102676
3DL01-3000-102949
4DL01-3000-113231
5GJ00-3000-126339
6GJ09-3000-109077
7GJ09-3000-109444
8HR00-3000-124729
9JH00-3000-125866
10KA00-3000-142530
11KA00-3000-142534
12KA27-3000-128079
13KA27-3000-128088
14MH00-3000-141903
15MH00-3000-142381
16MH08-3000-137782
17MH08-3000-137784
18MH08-3000-140841
19MH08-3000-140913
20MH08-3000-141358
21MP11-3000-134784
22OD17-3000-106835
23OD17-3000-106960
24RJ00-3000-142956
25RJ10-3000-102971
26RJ10-3000-135474
27TN29-3000-131285
28TS00-3000-137498
29TS26-3000-132609
30TS26-3000-132778
31TS26-3000-134381
32UP01-3000-110298
33UP01-3000-111307
34UP01-3000-122499
35UP02-3000-112693

Announcement regarding next stages of Astronomy Olympiad (Updated on August 09, 2021)

The following announcements are made with regard to the next stages of the Astronomy Olympiad. Announcements regarding Junior Science Olympiad are expected to be made AFTER August 20, 2021.

A. Online Orientation Camp:
An online Astronomy Olympiad Orientation Camp (AOOC)  will be held from 12 to 23 July, 2021.
No selection tests will be held during or after this camp.
All students between the ranks of 1 to 100 (both inclusive) in Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Astronomy (IOQA) Part II will be invited to participate in this camp (see list below). They will also receive the INO Certificate of Merit. The list of these students are given below.
All students maintaining a minimum of 80% attendance in the online AOOC will receive a Certificate of Participation.

B. Participation in International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA):
As of now, it is expected that an Indian team of five students will participate in the online mode in IOAA, scheduled in November, 2021 (subject to conditions declared by IOAA). However, the pandemic situation will be reviewed again closer to the date of IOAA, and a final decision will be taken regarding participation in this event.

C. Selection of Indian team for IOAA:
The selection of the Indian team for IOAA will be made on the basis of the merit list of IOQA Part II, as per the following conditions:
a) The student must attend the AOOC with minimum 80% attendance;

b) The student must not have participated in any other International Olympiad in 2021;

c) The student must be an Indian citizen;

d) The student is among the top five in the merit list of IOQA Part II who satisfy the above three conditions.


List of students invited to participate in online AOOC
This list of ranks is based purely on the marks obtained in IOQA Part II and includes both Group A (Class 12) and Group B (Class 11 and lower) students. All students in both groups who would have been eligible for selection in the Astronomy OCSC under normal circumstances according to the criteria announced earlier are included in this list. In addition, more students have been added to extend the benefits of an online camp. No rank will be published below 100.
If there are n (n>1) students occupying the same rank, the next (n-1) rank(s) is/are skipped. These students will receive further details about the online AOOC by July 7, 2021. There is no need to contact HBCSE before that.

IOQ Roll NumberRank in IOQA
Part II
IOQ Roll NumberRank in IOQA
Part II
IOQ Roll NumberRank in IOQA
Part II
DL01-1110-1026191DL01-1111-10266937DL01-1110-11039772
KA00-2110-1535462AP00-1110-15300437GJ00-1100-15057172
RJ00-1110-1516673KA00-1110-15353937MH00-1110-15149272
HR01-2110-1230404MH07-2111-13865737RJ10-2100-13608472
TS26-1110-1338515RJ10-2110-10749337MH08-1110-13956376
DL00-1110-1439886HR00-1111-14371242AP00-1110-15300176
MH00-1100-1514766MH00-1110-15154742GJ00-1110-15052676
TS00-1110-1551238RJ10-1110-13551242GJ00-1110-15057576
UP01-1110-1131789WB00-1110-14973042MH00-1100-15152076
CH00-1110-14374110MP00-2110-14522042MH00-2110-15148676
RJ00-1110-14510410MH07-1110-13863347TN29-1110-13131482
KA00-2111-15353512WB00-1110-14974147GJ09-2100-10941982
RJ10-1110-13607613KL28-2100-13029047GJ09-2110-10977182
RJ10-2100-14132314TS00-1110-15511750MH07-2100-13896185
MH07-1110-13850915DL00-1100-14775250KL28-1110-13013386
MH00-1110-15149815GJ09-2110-10973750GJ09-1110-10924886
TS00-1110-15512617RJ00-1110-14511053CG12-2111-10524086
MH00-1110-15147318RJ00-1100-14506954KA00-1110-15352389
RJ10-2110-12255718GJ09-2110-10920154UP01-1110-10303189
HR01-2111-12291820TN29-2110-13147454MH08-2100-13980789
KA27-1110-12818421KA27-2111-12930554OD17-1110-10708192
RJ10-1110-13610322RJ10-2110-13668354UP02-1110-11107092
MH00-1110-15177322PB04-1110-10379659UP01-2100-11119592
JH15-2110-10572122RJ00-1110-14506159TN29-1110-13117895
GJ09-2110-10957825CH04-2110-10477559TN29-1110-13129395
HR01-1110-12290726HR00-1110-14393762MH07-1110-13851995
CH04-1110-10474726MP00-1110-14697762DL01-2110-11184895
HR04-2110-11321326WB00-1000-14978762TS00-2110-15518295
HR00-1110-14394129OD17-2111-10703662MH00-1110-151616100
DL00-1110-14395130WB16-2111-10818762CH00-2110-143711100
UP01-1110-11316131MH00-1110-15167467RJ10-2111-135490100
KA00-1110-15352131MP11-1110-13469867
WB00-1110-14967431UP00-1000-14795967
GJ09-1110-10967334HP04-1110-10475970
UP01-1110-11050534BR13-2110-11204670
KA27-2100-12890036

IOQ Question papers and frozen Solutions

SubjectsQuestion paper (English)Question paper (Hindi)Solution
AstronomyQP (E)QP (H)Solutions
BiologyQP (E)QP (H)Solutions
ChemistryQP (E)QP (H)Solutions (updated on April 13, 2021)
Junior ScienceQP (E)QP (H)Solutions
PhysicsQP (E)QP (H)Solutions