Announcement regarding National Olympiad Programme of 2021-2022 (Updated September 16, 2021)
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect normal life in the country, it is announced that the national Olympiad programme in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Junior Science will be held in a manner similar to that of the last year.
The first two stages of the programme will be merged into a single stage called the Indian Olympiad Qualifier Examination (IOQ). In each subject, this will be an examination consisting of two parts, conducted in a single sitting:
Part I: This part, called the National Standard Examination (NSE), will be of duration 75 minutes and will consist of objective-type questions to be answered on an OMR sheet.
Part II: This part, called the Indian National Olympiad (INO), will be of duration 120 minutes and will require students to write detailed answers on an answer booklet.
While all students will write both parts, the IOQ Part II (INO) answer booklets of only a limited number of students, who qualify through performance in IOQ Part I (NSE), will be evaluated. Detailed qualification criteria will be announced soon.
Date of the IOQ Examinations: Sunday, 9 January 2022, Sunday, 16 January 2022 and Sunday, 23 January 2022. Detailed timetable will be announced later.
Enrollment: Online enrollment for IOQ 2022 is expected to begin by September 25, 2021
September 15, 2021. Detailed information about enrollment, eligibility criteria and enrollment fees will be announced soon.