International Mathematics and Science Olympiads 2020-21 has been announced for the year 2020-21. The international Olympiad movement is aimed at bringing the most gifted secondary and higher secondary students of the world together in a friendly competition of the highest level. A major national Olympiad programme in basic sciences and mathematics that connects to the international Olympiads is in operation in India. The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education is the nodal centre of the country for this programme. The programme aims at promoting excellence in science and mathematics among pre-university students. For more details regarding International Mathematics and Science Olympiads 2020-21 scroll down the page.
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International Mathematics and Science Olympiads 2020-21
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mathematical Olympiad 2020-2021 will be held to three stages instead of four stages. and Science Olympiads 2020-2021 will be held to two stages instead of three stages. Candidates who are interested to take part in the Olympiads can check the complete details from this page.
Mathematics Olympiads 2020-21
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the national Olympiad programme in Mathematics culminating in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2021 and European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) 2022 is now a three-stage selection procedure instead of four stages.
Stages of Mathematics Olympiads 2020-21
- The first stage is a three-hour examination called IOQM organized by the Mathematics Teachers’ Association (India).
- The second stage will be an Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) organized by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), TIFR.
- The third stage will be the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) organized by HBCSE.
IOQM 2020 – 2021 Registration and Enrollment Details
Eligible students are invited to directly register and enroll themselves ONLINE for the first stage (IOQM) on the IAPT website. Please note that this is a two-step procedure common to mathematics and science olympiads. Once you register, please make sure that you complete the enrollment by making the payment of fees. A student who has not completed the enrollment for the examination will NOT be able to appear for the exam.
Last date for registration and completion of enrollment has been extended to December 05, 2020.
For Registration: Click here
IOQM 2020-21 Examination Details
The IOQM exam is organised by the Mathematics Teachers’ Association (India) – MTA(I) with support from the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) and Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE).
- Day and Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
- Time of exam: 9 am to 12 noon
- Venue: Designated IOQM Centres
- Type of exam: Three hour paper and pen exam with responses to be written on OMR sheet. The IOQM will have 30 questions with each question having an integer answer in the range 00-99. The syllabus and standard of this examination will be the same as that of PRMO of previous years. Sample questions can be downloaded from here
- Language of the question paper: English and Hindi (Option to be chosen during enrollment)
INMO 2021 Examination Details
The Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO 2021) examination is organised by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education – Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (HBCSE – TIFR).
The INMO 2021 will be a four-hour examination with 6 questions. The syllabus and standard of this examination will be the same as that of the INMO of previous years. For syllabus and past papers go to www.olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in and click on the tab “How to prepare”.
The tentative schedule for INMO 2021 is Sunday, March 7, 2021, from 12:00 – 16:00 hrs.
There will not be any examination equivalent to the Regional Mathematical Olympiad for the 2020-2021 cycle.
Eligibility Criteria and Selection Criteria
Candidates born on or after August 1, 2001 and studying in Class VIII, IX, X, XI or XII, are eligible to write IOQM. Candidates studying in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) are NOT ELIGIBLE to write IOQM.
The INMO 2020 Merit Awardees and all the INMO awardees from 2020 or earlier are eligible to write INMO 2021 WITHOUT qualifying through IOQM provided they fulfil the eligibility criteria of IMO 2021 and EGMO 2022.
The candidates must be Indian citizens. Provisionally, students with OCI cards are eligible to write the IOQM subject to conditions as explained below: As per the orders of the Madras High Court, students with OCI status will not be eligible for selection to the Indian team in the International Mathematical Olympiad. However, such students are provisionally eligible for selection at ALL prior stages, up to and including the IMOTC provided they fulfill all other criteria. They are also provisionally eligible to write the selection tests at the IMOTC. This policy is subject to revision without prior notice depending on any further orders issued by the courts, or by a competent Government authority.
Click here for Eligibility Criteria and Selection Procedure.
The criteria for qualification from INMO 2021 to IMOTC and the programme for stages beyond INMO 2021 will be announced at an appropriate later time.
Science Olympiads 2020-21
As announced earlier, the national Olympiad programme in science subjects culminating in the international Olympiads of 2021 will follow a two-stage selection procedure instead of three stages.
- The first stage will be the Indian Olympiad Qualifier (IOQ) 2020-2021.
- The second stage will be the Orientation Selection Camp (OCSC) organized by HBCSE.
Schedule for Indian Olympiad Qualifier (IOQ) 2020-2021
|Event||Date and Time|
|Dates for Registration and Enrollment||01 Nov – 21 Dec 2020|
|Reopen the enrolment for IOQ in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Physics only||12 Dec – 21 Dec 2020|
|Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Astronomy (IOQA)||06 Feb 2021 (Saturday) 9:00 – 12:15 hrs|
|Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Biology (IOQB)||07 Feb 2021 (Sunday) 14:30 – 17:45 hrs|
|Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Chemistry (IOQC)||06 Feb 2021 (Saturday) 14:30 – 17:45 hrs|
|Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Junior Science (IOQJS)||17 Jan 2021 (Sunday) 14:30 – 17:45 hrs|
|Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Physics (IOQP)||07 Feb 2021 (Sunday) 9:00 – 12:15 hrs|
Registration and Enrollment for IOQ 2020-2021
Students are invited to directly register and enroll themselves online for the first stage (IOQ) on the IAPT website:
For Registration: Click here
Please note that this is a two-step procedure: registration and enrollment. The enrollment includes that of the Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics (IOQM), apart from all science subjects. Once you register, please make sure that you complete the enrollment by making the payment of fees. A student who has not completed the enrollment for the examination will NOT be able to appear for the exam.
Syllabus for IOQ 2020-21
The syllabi for the Indian Olympiad Qualifiers in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (IOQP, IOQC and IOQB, respectively) are broadly equivalent to the senior secondary level (up to and including Class 12 of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)) in respective subjects;
knowledge of Mathematics up to the same level is expected as well.
For detailed syllabus for IOQ in all subjects – Click here.
Criteria for evaluation of IOQ Part II
Only the answer scripts of IOQ Part II (INO) of students who qualify through the IOQ Part I (NSE) will be evaluated. Part I of IOQ (NSE) will be used as a screening examination for Part II (INO). The evaluation of Part II (INBO, INChO, INJSO, INPhO) will be carried out only for candidates who would qualify on the basis of their performance in Part I (NSEB, NSEC, NSEJS, NSEP) according to the criteria given below.
For detailed criteria for qualification – Click here.
Selection procedure for Orientation-Selection Camps (OCSCs)
The number of students to be selected for OCSC is 35 in Biology, Chemistry, Junior Science and Physics and 50 in Astronomy unless declared to be otherwise before the IOQ examinations. In the event there is a tie at the last position in the merit list of the respective IOQ Part II, all students with
the same marks at the last position will qualify to be selected for the OCSC.
For detailed selection procedure for OSSCs – Click here.
Official Website: olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in
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