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International Olympiad of Science (iOS)

16th International Olympiad of Science(iOS) - 2016-17

Society of Science Education, a registered organization Under societies registration act XXI of 1860 by Govt. of NCT of Delhi, founded and run by experts in Science, Education and media, presents the International Olympiad of Science (iOS) with the objective of promoting Science Talents in India and abroad. The organization actively promotes Science education through workshops, seminars, refresher courses, Science Olympiads at the national and international levels. SSE is supported by SilverZone, New Delhi. SilverZone is an ISO 9001:2000 Certified organization devoted to the field of IT and education.

iOS assesses the student's aptitude in Science Subject and motivate them to progress in the field of Science and technology. The students are benifited in the following ways:

    • Students judge themselves at international levels. The tests at local or regional level does not provide the right insight and judgment about the challenges ahead.
    • iOS builds a solid foundation for school students to excel in Science based on ICSE,CBSE and State board syllabus.
    • A comprehensive report based on Olympiad examination enables students to delve deeper into their strengths and weaknesses. It also motivates them towards excellence.
    • iOS promotes Science talents from school to national and higher levels by recognizing their merits and awarding them.
    • iOS promotes participation of the teachers for the benefits of the student community.
    • For Classes 1-2 : There will be 40 questions and the duration will be of 60 Minutes.
    • For Classes 3-12 : There will be 40 questions and the duration will be of 40 to 60 Minutes.*

*Time Division
Participants from Class 6th 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 benefit 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 first/second tie-breaker rule, students are requested to focus on achieving maximum correct answers in an optimum time.

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**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 following respect: First Science related question and then applied Science. The third preference will be given to the student, who has submitted the answer sheet earlier than the other/s. Should the tie-up still exist, a telephonic interview will be conducted with the participant.

iOS Exam Date

    • Date of Examination : International Olympiad of Science (iOS) will be held on 18th November & 8th December 2016 at participating schools.

  • The International Olympiad of Science 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 NCO 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 International Olympiad of Science (iSO) (Session 2016-17):
  • Level - 1
    • iOS Level 1 Exam Date: 13th & 20th October 2016
    • Venue: participating schools
  • Level - 2
    • iOS 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 International Olympiad of Science (iOS):
iOS Class 2 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • Characteristic Features of Living and Non Living Things, Characteristic Features of Plants and Animals, Our Body, Our Environment, Air, Water and Weather, Our Universe, Food we Eat (Classification and Properties), Clothes we Wear ( Source and Properties), General and Applied Science.
iOS Class 3 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Total Marks: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
    • There are 3 sections: 5 questions in section I, 25 in section II and 5 in section III.
  • Syllabus:
    • Characteristic Features of Living and Non Living Things, The Plant Kingdom, The Animal Kingdom, Human Body, Our Environment, Natural Resources, The Universe, Our Safety and First Aid, Motion Transport and Travel, General and Applied Science.
iOS Class 4 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Total Marks: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
    • There are 3 sections: 5 questions in section I, 25 in section II and 5 in section III.
  • Syllabus:
    • The World of Microorganisms, The Plant Kingdom, The Animal Kingdom, Human Body, Nutrition, Soil, Rock and Minerals, Light and Sound, Gravitation, Measurement, Force and Motion, Work, Power and Energy, Matter, Our Environment, Our Universe, General and Applied Science.
iOS Class 5 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • The World of Microorganisms, The Plant Kingdom, The Animal Kingdom, Human Body, Matter, Work, Force and Energy, Rocks and Soil, Our Environment, Our Universe General and Applied Science.
iOS Class 6 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • Food, Fibre to Fabric, Measurement of Time Distance and Speed, Organisms and their Habitats, Light, Shadow and Reflection, Methods of Separating Substances, Our Environment, Work, Force and Energy, General and Applied Science.
iOS Class 7 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • Nutrition in Plants and Animals, Animal Fibers, Heat and Light, Acid, Base & Salt, Chemical Reactions, Adaptation of Organisms, Respiration, Transportation and Reproduction in Plants & Animals, Motion and Time, Electricity, Winds, Storms and Cyclones, Natural Resources( Soil, Water and Forest), General and Applied Science.
iOS Class 8 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • Corp Production, Microorganism, Useful materials, Metals and non-metals, Combustions, Conservation of resources, Life Process, Reproduction, Force & its effects, Pressure, Sound, Chemical Effect of Current, Light, Universe, Natural Resources, General and applied science.
iOS Class 9 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • Matter in our Surrounding, Is matter around us pure, Atoms and Molecules, Structure of atom, Classification of organism, Diversity in Living World, Why do we fall ill, Natural resources, Improvement of food resources, Motion, Force, Work and Energy, Heat, Sound, Gravitation, General and applied science.
iOS Class 10 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 40
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Syllabus:
    • Light, Human Eyes, Electricity, Magnetic effect of electric current, Sources of Energy, Chemical Reactions, Acid Base and Salt, Metals and Non-metals, Carbon and its Compound, Periodic Classifications, Life Process, Control and coordination, Reproduction, Heredity and Evolution, Our Environment, General and applied science.
iOS Class 11 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 50
    • Total Marks: 60
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
    • There are 3 sections: 10 questions in section I, 35 in section II and 5 in section III.
  • Syllabus:
    • Section – I (Logical Reasoning): Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
    • Section – II (Computers & IT): History, Generation and Types of Computers, Working with OS, Input, Output & Memory Devices, Data Representation, Basics of IT, Internet Services and Protocols, HTML, MS-Word, MS-Excel, Networking, Viruses and Antiviruses, Introduction to C++ till Data Structures.
    • Section – III (Achievers Section): Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – II. Each question carry 3 marks
All Computer Questions will be based on Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010.
iOS Class 12 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Pattern:
    • No of questions: 50
    • Total Marks: 60
    • Time allowed: 60 minutes
    • There are 3 sections: 10 questions in section I, 35 in section II and 5 in section III.
  • Syllabus:
    • Section – I (Logical Reasoning): Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
    • Section – II (Computers & IT): Programming in C++, Database Concepts, SQL, Boolean Algebra, MS-Word, MS-Excel, HTML, Networking & Topologies, Network Security Concepts, Cyber ethics, Viruses and Antiviruses, Open Source Terminologies.
    • Section – III (Achievers Section): Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – II. Each question carry 3 marks
All Computer Questions will be based on Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010.

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