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Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition is conducted by The Mumbai Science Teachers' Association since 1981 to encourage students to take interest in science, to inculcate scientific attitude and to search science talent in students and motive them towords basic sciences as well as to clear the scientific concepts among students. This competition is conducted for the students studying only in VIth and IXth Std. of English and Marathi Medium of all boards.

Structure of the Competition

Phase No. Description of the phase Max
Marks
Duration of exams Selection Procedure

Phase I

Written test :

100 multiple choice questions based on science & G.K.in science

100

90-min.

  1. Top 7.5% students will be selected for phase II. They will get Merit Certificate.
  2. Remaining passed students will get Passing certificate.

Phase II

Practical Test:
  1. Selection for phase III - 30% of the marks obtained in phase I and marks obtained in phase II will be considered.
  2. Top 10 % students will be selected for phase III
For VI std.:
There will be 5 experiments of 6 marks each based on general science.
30 30 min.
(6 min per experiment)
For IX std. :
a) Physics: 1 experiment
10 10 min
b) Chemistry: 1 experiment 10 10 min
c) Biology: 10 questions based on 10 specimens 10 10 min

Phase III

Interview-
a) General interview

30

5 to 10 min.

Considering 30% marks of Phase I, + Marks of Phase II & Phase III

  1. Top 10% candidates will get Gold Medal, certificate and scholarship of Rs. 3000/-.
  2. Next 60% candidates will get Silver Medal, certificate and scholarship of Rs. 2000/-
  3. Remaining all candidates will get Bronze Medal, certificate and scholarship of Rs. 1000/-
b) Evaluation of action research project 30 5 to 10 min.

Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition Schedule for the year 2018-19

Sr. no Description Details
1 Accepting online entry forms 1st July to 18th July 2018 (with regular fees)

19th July to 28th July 2018 (with late fees)

2 Meeting of the Centres’ In - charge
Venue (only for Mumbai & Thane Regain)
Friday 7th August 2018 (11.00 a.m.)
D. S. High School, Sion, Mumbai - 22.
3 Supply of competition material to the centers’ in charge Saturday, 06th October 2018 (10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.)
4 Dr. Homi Bhabha Bal- Vaidnyanik competition - Written Test Saturday, 06th October 2018 (Tentative)
(3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.)
5 Returning of sealed answer books to the distribution center Saturday, 06th October 2018 (6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.)
6 Result - Written Test 2nd week of November 2018 (Tentative)
7 Practical Competition VI - std. Sunday, 9th Dec. 2018
IX - std. Sunday, 23rd Dec. 2018
8 Practical Competition Result 2nd week of January 2019
9 Interview (for VI and IX Std. students) Sunday, 17th Feb. 2019
Social Service League high School, Parel
10 Prize Distributition Sunday, 3rd March 2019
Yashwant Natyamandir, Matunga
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