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Brilliant International Olympiad of Science (BIOS)

Brilliant International Olympiad of Science (BIOS)

Brilliant International Olympiad of Science endeavours to assess the competency and proficiency of the students in the feld of Science at national and international level every year. Its syllabus comprises of the syllabus of CBSE/ICSE and various State Boards. The BiOS examination is purely based on Science, which provides ample opportunity to the students not only to test their skills but also sharpen them accordingly and provide know-how about international standard. FCES recommends the competition for each and every student who is studying Science as their subject at the school. We assure that these exams will enhance the problem solving skill of the students to a new high. The medium for BiOS Examination is English and Hindi but books are available in English only.

ABOUT Test Paper
The language medium is English & Hindi only. The examination is being conducted for all classes from 1st to 12th with the following details.

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    • For Classes 1-2 : There will be 30 questions and the duration will be of 60 Minutes.
    • For Classes 3-12 : There will be 40 questions and the duration will be of 60 Minutes.*

The details of the manner in which the test is to be conducted will be sent with the question papers. The questions will be of objective type in nature with multiple choice answers. There is no negative marking. For classes 3 to 12 OMR answer sheets will be provided, whereas for classes 1 and 2, question paper cum answer sheet shall be returned to Foundation with the answers marked by the students. The students of classes 3 to 12 are allowed to retain their question papers, whereas answer sheets shall be returned to the Foundation for checking and marking.

*Time Division
Participants from Class 3rd to 12th will be required to complete the test between a minimum of 40 minutes and a maximum of 60 minutes. Answer sheets cannot be submitted before the completion of 40 minutes. Participants should try to submit the answer sheet, with maximum correct answers, at the earliest after the end of 40 minutes to get the benet of the third tie-breaker** rule. The invigilator is expected to write the correct time in the appropriate space provided in the answer sheet. As time is the third, not the rst/second tie-breaker rule, students are suggested to focus on achieving maximum correct answers in an optimum time.

**Tie-breaker
Each question may not carry the same mark. In case of tie-up, preference will be given to the student who has attempted a greater number of questions correctly. The second preference will be given to the following respect: First computer related question and then every day Computer Science, reasoning etc. The third preference will be given to the student, who has submitted the answer sheet earlier than the others. Should the tie-up still exist, a telephonic interview will be conducted with the participants.

  • Brilliant International Olympiad of Science (BIOS) is in two levels:
    • Level 1: The first level of the test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during the school hours.
      • The level 1 competition is a written objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 35 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 2 to class 4 and 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 5 to class 12.
      • The question paper consists of :
        • Logical Reasoning
        • Science
        • Achievers Section
      • There will be separate question papers for each class
      • The medium of the test is English
      • CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabus is followed for setting the test papers
    • Level 2: The qualifiers to second round would include the following
      • Exams are conducted off-line
      • No Level 2 exams will be for class 2 students
      • Top 5% of students, class wise, who appeared for the 1st level Olympiad
      • Top 25 rank Holders, Zone wise & Class wise
      • Class topper, where
        • Rule 1: section topper with over 25 participants & scored 50% or more marks
        • Rule 2: 10 or more students from a class appeared for the BIOS and scored 50% or more marks
    • International Informatics Olympiad (iiO) - Exam Date: 3rd November & 2nd December 2016 (Classes 1 to 12)
    • IAIS - Digital Technologies - Exam Date: 27 August 2016 (Classes 3 to 10)
    • Unified Cyber Olympiad(UCO) - Exam Date: 21st October 2016 (Classes 3 to 10)
    • Brilliant International Informatics Olympiad (BIIO) - Exam Date: November 2016 & January 2017
    • International Cyber Olympiad (ICO) - Exam Date: 2nd November 2016

Exam Date and Venue Detail for 16th Brilliant International Olympiad of Science (BIOS) (Session 2016-17):
  • Level - 1
    • The BIOS 2016 will be held on November & December 2016
    • Venue: participating schools
  • Level - 2
    • BIOS Level 2 Exam Date: 12th February 2017, 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
    • Venue: at over 500 centre in 25 countries

Exam Pattern and Syllabus of Brilliant International Olympiad of Science (BIOS) :
BIOS Class 2 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 30
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • Living Things Around Us (Characteristics), Non Living Things Around Us (Characteristics), Food We Eat (Classification and Properties), Clothes We Wear (Sources and Properties) Drinking Water & Air.(Components and Properties), Society
BIOS Class 3 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • Characteristics of Land Animals, Characteristics of Aquatic Animals, Characteristics of Birds, Knowing Plants, Parts of Human Body (Identification), Communication, our senses: An introduction, Chemicals Around Us (Identification), Motion , Transport And Travel, Natural Resources : An Introduction, Keeping Our Environment Clean
BIOS Class 4 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 50
    • Time allowed: 40 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • World of micro organisms, Parts of Human Body (Uses and Details), Joints And Body Movements, Communication : Our senses, Chemicals Around Us (Uses and Properties), Forces in Nature, Work and Energy, Our Universe, Soil, Our Environment
BIOS Class 5 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • Our Eyes : A Gift of God To Humans, Our Heart : A Life Controlling Unit, Nutrition, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Motion And Measurement, Work ,Power and Energy Gravitation, Our Habitat, Agriculture and Farming, Pollution : A Global Problem
BIOS Class 6 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • Fibre to fabric, Sorting materials into groups and Separation of substances, Motion and measurement of distances, Light, shadows and reflections, Food and Components of food, Changes around our surroundings, Knowing Plants, The living organisms and their, surroundings, Body movements, Water & Air around us, Garbage in, garbage out
BIOS Class 7 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • Heat & Light, Physical and Chemical Changes & Acids, Bases and Salts, Weather, Climate and Adaptations of Animals to Climate, Winds, Storms and Cyclones, Motion and Time, Electric Current and its Effects, Soil Water: A Useful Resource and Wastewater ,Forests Nutrition in Plants and Animals, Respiration in Organisms & Transportation in Animals and Plants, Reproduction in Plants
BIOS Class 8 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • Synthetic fibres and plastics & Materials : metals and non-metals, Coal and petroleum &Combustion and flame, Sound & Light, Force, Pressure & Friction, Chemical effects of electric current, Some natural phenomena; Stars and the solar system, Crop production and Its Management, Cell its structure and functions & Microorganisms : Useful and Harmful Effects, Animals Reproduction l Conservation of plants and animals & Air and Water Pollution & Adult Age
BIOS Class 9 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • Matter in our surroundings & is matter around us in pure form, Atoms and Molecules & Structure of Atom, The Fundamental Unit of Life & Tissues & Diversity in living organisms, Motion & Force and Laws of Motion, Gravitation l Work and Energy, Sound, Why do we fall il, Natural Resources, Improvement in food resources.
BIOS Class 10 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • Chemical Reactions And Equations, Acid ,Bases And Salts, Periodic Classification Of Elements, Metals and Non Metals, Carbon And Its Compounds, Life Processes, Control And Coordination, How Do Organisms Reproduce, Heredity and Evolution, Light – Reflection, Refraction, Human Eye and Colorful World, Electricity & Magnetic Effects Of Current, Sources Of Energy, Our Environment & Management Of Natural Resources
BIOS Class 11 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • PHYSICS : Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Oscillations and Waves
    • CHEMISTRY : Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium , Redox Reaction, Hydrogen, s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals, Some p-Block Elements (B,C,N), Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry
    • MATHEMATICS : Sets, Relations and functions Coordinate Geometric:- Straight line, Pair of St. line, Conic section. Basic concept about 3- dimension (Solid geometry) Sequence and series, Complex Number, Quadratic Equation and expression, Binomial theorem, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Non-Verbal Reasoning (I.Q.), Central Tendency, Variance & Standard Deviation
BIOS Class 12 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • PHYSICS : Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices, Communication Systems
    • CHEMISTRY : Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetic , Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p, d and f Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Organic Compounds Containing Halogens (Haloalkanes and Haloarenes ), Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen (Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes , Ketones and Carboxylic Acids), Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen (Amines, Amides, Cyanides, Isocyanides), Biomolecules , Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life
    • MATHEMATICS : Relations & function, Binary operation, Matrix and Determinants, Continuity & Differentiability, Differentiation, Application of derivatives, Inverse trigonometric function, Indefinite & definite Integration, Application of Integral, Differential Equation
    • Coordinate Geometry, Solid Geometry : (St. line, Plane, Sphere), Probability, Permutation & Combination, Central Tendency, Variance & Standard Deviation, Random Variable & its distribution, Non- Verbal Reasoning (I.Q. Test)

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