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IGNOU-UNESCO Science Olympiad 2011-Test Structure

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi (World's largest open university) in collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), South Asia Office in New Delhi is organizing the Science Olympiad 2011. The program is meant for the South Asian Countries only. The main purpose of the Science Olympiad is to search for the students interested in sciences and motivate them to take up science as a career. The students from all SAARC countries can avail this opportunity.

This Olympiad will be conducted on a two-tier level. In the first level, an objective test will be conducted for all the candidates. Those short listed from objective test will be called for next phase. Students can participate in this Olympiad and prove their talent and capability in science subjects. Candidates will get certification from internationally renowned institutions.

Structure of the IGNOU - UNESCO Science Olympiad Test: This Science Olympiad will consist of two phases:

1. First Tier test: All the participants will be called for this tier test. They can choose the center of their choice to participate in the program. The Objective will consist of questions from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Duration of the test is 3 hours. There will be negative marking for wrong answers.

2. Second Tier Test: About top 40 participants from the Tier 1 will be short listed for this tier. This Tier of the test will be conducted at Delhi. Only 40 meritorious students from all SAARC countries will be selected for this test. The test will be conducted to test the understanding and problem solving capability of the candidates. Each question may take about 5-10 minutes. Equal weightage will be given for Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Duration for this test is 3 hours. Test will be held at IGNOU, New Delhi. Medium of Test will be English only. Syllabus for the test is available on the website .

Interested candidates can apply / register online through the above website. Last date for the receipt of filled in applications is 31st July 2011.

Address of IGNOU: Sir C.V. Raman Chair Professor, School of Sciences, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110068, India. Phone: (O)+91-11-29572868, 29533790. E-mail:

Address of UNESCO Office: UNESCO House, New Delhi, India. Telephone: +91-11-26713000. E-mail:

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5 thoughts on “IGNOU-UNESCO Science Olympiad 2011-Test Structure

  1. deepak kashyap

    dear , sir
    My sister have obtained the marks in 2011 , 10th class exam is ,she has 75 marks in mathematics and in science she has 56 marks only and overall marks is 368.
    so i wanna ask can she able to participate in Olympiad 2011. please reply me in this email id ---------
    thank you sir.

  2. neha

    i hv got marks 448 in 10th class , in Math -48,in science -65 .so i wanna ask can she able to participate in Olympiad 2011. plz give me ans .please tell me on my email , and ph no is 9891493054.pls tell me plz

  3. Mir sohail

    A/A sir, i wanna know that, can i choose any alternate center for exam for my convenience?plz reply to my e-mail adress''


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