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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. 2000/-.
  2. Next 60% candidates will get Silver Medal, certificate and scholarship of Rs. 1500/-
  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 2017-18

Sr. no Description Details
1 Accepting online entry forms  1st July to 16th July 2017 (with regular fees)

17th July to 25th July 2016 (with late fees Rs.30/Student)

2 Meeting of the Centres’ In - charge
Venue (only for Mumbai & Thane Regain)
Wednesday 23rd August 2017 (11.00 a.m.)
D. S. High School, Sion, Mumbai - 22.
3 Supply of competition material to the centers’ in charge Saturday, 16th September 2017 (10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.)
4 Dr. Homi Bhabha Bal- Vaidnyanik competition - Written Test Saturday, 16th September 2017 (Tentative)
(3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.)
5 Returning of sealed answer books to the distribution center Saturday, 16th September 2017 (6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.)
6 Result - Written Test  2nd week of November 2017 (Tentative)
7 Practical Competition VI - std. Sunday, 10th Dec. 2017
IX - std. Sunday, 17th Dec. 2017
8 Practical Competition Result 2nd week of January 2018
9 Interview (for VI and IX Std. students) Sunday, 18th Feb. 2018
Social Service League high School, Parel
10 Prize Distributition Sunday, 4th March 2018.
Yashwant Natyamandir, Matunga