Information related to National Olympiad in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Junior Science – 2008-2009

Information related to National Olympiad in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Junior Science – 2008-2009

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Participation in International Olympiads

A major Olympiad programme in basic Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Junior Science is operational in the country. The programme aims at promoting excellence in Science among pre-University students and selecting teams of students to represent India at the International Olympiads in these subjects. The Olympiad in Junior Science has been added from this year.

These Olympiads are conducted by Indian Association of Physics teachers every year. The schedule for this years Olympiad in these subjects is as under :-

Last date of Enrolment

Sept., 15 2008, extendable by another one week.

Date of examination (for all the five subjects)

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Physics – 9.30 am to 11.30 am

Chemistry – 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Biology – 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Astronomy – 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Junior Science –4.15 pm to 5.15 pm

These Olympiad Programmes follow the following 05 stages :

Stage I National Standard Examination in the subject

Stage II Indian National Olympiad in the subject

Stage III Orientation cum selection camp

Stage IV Pre-departure training camp

Stage V Participation in International Olympiad

Stage I competition is conducted by Indian Association of Physics teachers. All the remaining stages are organized by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education.

What is the Eligibility

For International Standard Examination in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Science students studying in class XI or class XII and born after 31st December 1989 are eligible. Those who have already passed class XII examination are not eligible. For National Standard Examination in Junior Science, students of class X or lower classes and born on or between 1.1.1994 and 31.12.1995 are eligible.

How to apply

Any student can apply through his/ her school for participation in any one of these Olympiads. The Principal/ Senior Faculty Coordinator in the subject will contact IAPT office at Pune and get the institution registered for the conduct of examination after completing necessary formalities. The Registration form for applying to IAPT, Pune office is given below.

Examination Fee

Examination fee of Rs. 60/- per student per subject is to be paid by an Indian student and a fee of US dollar 12 per student per subject is to be paid by an overseas student. This fee is to be paid only to the Coordinator in the school desiring to enroll itself as a centre. In no case, the fee is to be sent to CBSE or IAPT. Any further information with regard to the Olympiad can be had from

Prof. M.L Ogalapurkar

NSE Co-ordinator

I.A.P.T Office, I.I.E Campus

128/2, J.P Naik Marg, Kothrud

Pune – 411 038


Tel (Off.) 020-25420163; email

Website :

Format of Examination

The Question papers for National Standard Examination in different subjects for the year 2007 are available on this site. Since National Standard Examination in Junior Science is being conducted for the first time this year, the previous years papers are not available.

If your school/ college is not a registered centre, visit the IAPT website . This website displays details of the centres which were registered last year. This may be of help to you in locating the centre nearest to you and in enrolling your name at the centre by paying the required fee. If any school/ College wants to get itself registered for the first time, the form for the Registration can be downloaded from this site and sent to IAPT office, Pune at the above centre.

For any further clarification in this matter, you may contact at the following address:

R.P Sharma


Central Board of Secondary Education

17 Rouse Avenue

New Delhi-110 002.

Ph – 011-23211200 or email –


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