Science Olympiad 2020-2021

(Updated on July 01, 2021)

Announcement regarding Indian participation in International Olympiads in 2021

Announcement regarding next stages of Astronomy Olympiad (Updated on July 01, 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 July 31, 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

Announcement regarding Indian participation in International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) 2021 (updated on June 25, 2021)

In partial modification of the earlier announcement made on 18 June 2021 (see below), the following decision is announced.
The organisers of the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) 2021 have kindly made a special exception to allow Indian students to participate in the competition from their respective homes under video surveillance. This was made possible through the kind intervention of the President, IChO in understanding the serious pandemic situation in India and the prohibitive difficulties faced by us. Therefore, in accordance with the policies adopted earlier for other Olympiads, Indian students will participate in IChO 2021 (25 July to 2 August 2021) from their respective homes. The following students have been selected for the Indian team, based on their performance in the Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Chemistry (IOQC) Part II, and other eligibility criteria, as declared earlier.

DHANANJAY  RAMAN (DL01-1110-102619)
RISHIT  SINGLA (HR01-1110-122922)
MAHIT RAJESH GADHIWALA (GJ09-2111-109395)
ADARSH REDDY MADUR (TS00-1110-155123)

These students will be contacted by HBCSE separately with detailed instructions regarding their participation.

Note: The organisers of the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2021 have reconfirmed (both publicly as well as in response to our specific request) that home-based exams are not permitted. Therefore, there will be no change in the situation regarding IPhO 2021.

Announcement regarding Indian participation in International Olympiad 2021 (updated on June 18, 2021)

The following decisions are announced regarding participation of Indian teams in International Oly. These decisions have been taken after detailed discussion at various levels of HBCSE, the National Steering Committee of Science Olympiads, and also in consultation with several senior doctors. The decisions are approved by the competent authorities in the Govt. of India responsible for the Olympiad programme.

Biology

The International Biology Olympiad (IBO) Challenge will be held in the online mode during 18-23 July, 2021. The IBO organizers have allowed students of countries severely affected by the Covid pandemic to take the examinations from their homes, under continuous video surveillance. Accordingly, Indian students will participate in IBO Challenge 2021 from their respective homes. The following students have been selected for the Indian team, based on their performance in the Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Biology (IOQB) Part II, as declared earlier. 

DHIREN  BHARDWAJ (DL00-0111-144213)
ANSHUL (DL00-0111-144094)
NAMAN  SINGH (RJ00-1111-145152)
SWARAJ  NANDI (RJ00-0011-149496)

These students will be contacted by HBCSE separately with detailed instructions regarding their participation.

Chemistry

See Above.

The International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) is announced to be held in the online mode during 25 July to 2 August, 2021. The IChO organizers have NOT allowed students to participate from their homes. Keeping in mind the detailed protocol of the examination communicated by the IChO organizers, it would not be possible to arrange for the participation of Indian students without exposing them and several local organizers to significant risks of Covid infection. There is strong medical advice against this. Therefore, it has been decided that India will not participate in IChO 2021. We appeal to the concerned students and parents to appreciate that this decision has been taken with due consideration of all aspects, including detailed advice from the medical community regarding the health and safety of the students.

Physics:

The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is announced to be held in the online mode during 17-24 July, 2021. The IPhO organizers have NOT allowed students to participate from their homes. Keeping in mind the detailed protocol of the theoretical and practical examinations communicated by the IPhO organizers, it would not be possible to arrange for the participation of Indian students without exposing them and several local organizers to significant risks of Covid infection. There is strong medical advice against this. Therefore, it has been decided that India will not participate in IPhO 2021. We appeal to the concerned students and parents to appreciate that this decision has been taken with due consideration of all aspects, including detailed advice from the medical community regarding the health and safety of the students. 

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