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 http://scienceolympiad.ignou.ac.in/about.aspx .
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address of UNESCO Office: UNESCO House, New Delhi, India. Telephone: +91-11-26713000. E-mail: email@example.com