Science Olympiad 2020-2021

(Updated on 18th June 2021)

Announcement regarding Indian participation in International Olympiads in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in 2021 

The following decisions are announced regarding participation of Indian teams in International Olympiads in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in 2021. 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

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