Results of DHBBVC 2023-24 Practical Competition will be announced on Friday 9th February 2024 @ 7 PM. You can view the result on our website www.msta.in using your login credentials. Students can view their result by clicking on the RESULT LOGIN highlighted by yellow colour and their theory roll number.

Homi Bhabha Exams

Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition is conducted by Greater Bombay Science Teachers' Association since 1981. This unique four stage competition aims at arousing curiosity, problem solving attitude along with development of precision in observational and motor skills in young scientists. Through the competition GBSTA also aims at sensitizing students towards their immediate environment and dare to take rational initiatives whenever needed.

  1. Who can participate: - Students studying only in 6th std. and 9th std.
  2. Medium :- English and Marathi
    ( Note :- Students from Semi-English section can go for English or Marathi medium as per their comfort level. Selected medium will remain the same for ALL further stages of the competition. NO CHANGE IN THE SELECTED MEDIUM IS PERMITTED BY GBSTA).
  3. Boards :- All Boards ( Maharashtra SSC / CBSE / ICSE / IB / OTHER STATE boards )
  4. Regions :-
    1. MUMBAI : Mumbai and Mumbai Suburban.
    2. THANE : Thane, Palghar, Raigad.
    3. PUNE : Pune, Solapur, Ahmadnagar.
    4. NASHIK : Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Nandurbar.
    5. KOLHAPUR : Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, Ratnagiri & Sindhudurg.
    6. SAMBHAJINAGAR : Sambhajinagar, Jalna, Hingoli, Parbhani.
    7. VIDHARBH : Akola, Buldhana, Amravati, Washim, Yavatmal, Wardha, Nagpur, Bhandara, Gondia, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur
    8. LATUR: Beed, Latur, Osmanabad, Nanded
    9. OTHER THAN MAHARASHTRA : All states in India  ( Only for other region , If registered through school with minimum 50 students then center is in your school in any state, Otherwise center will be in Maharashtra preferred by you. List of cities in Maharashtra is provided in dropdown box. Select three preferences.)

DR. HOMI BHABHA BALVAIDNYANIK COMPETITION SCHEDULE 2023-24

Please Note: This year DHBBVC Theory Competition will be held Offline

Sr. no Description Details
1 Accepting online entry forms (Registration) Tuesday 20th June 2023 to
Monday 31st July 2023 till midnight
2 Accepting online entry forms with late fee Tuesday 1st August 2023 to
Thursday 10th August 2023 @ 5 pm.(with late fee of Rs 25 per student)
Note: Late fee strictly applicable after 31st July2023
3 Offline Theory competition Third week of October 2023
4 Result of theory competition Last week of November 2023
5 Offline Practical competition Std: IX th :  Sunday 7th January 2024
Std: VIth  :  Sunday 21st January 2024
6 Result of practical competition First week of February 2024
7 Submission of action research project report through mail Monday 11th March 2024
8 Offline General Interview Sunday 17th March 2024
9 Offline Action Research Project Interview Sunday 17th March 2024
10 Prize Distribution Ceremony Sunday 7th April 2024

Please Note : Organizer’s reserve the rights to make changes in schedule and in mode of competition at any stage of the competition.

Contacts : For any query regarding the REGISTRATION process

Call only between 12 Noon To 06.00 p.m

Region Co-coordinator Mobile Number Co-coordinator Mobile Number
Mumbai Region Smt.Amruta Sawant 9167335197 Suresh Jadhav 9221047507
Thane Region Shri.Jayant Ghadge 9867906129 Shri.Satish Gholap 9222444171
Pune Region Shri.Vivek Chavan 9892752824 Shri.Deelip Satpute 9082951645
Kolhapur Region Dr. Sanjay Mohite 8169025026 Shri.Vilas Manjalkar 9867359652
Nashik Region Smt.Nayana Thorat 9867809686 Shri.Sanjay Kanse 9819176904
Sambhajinagar Region Shri.Santaram Pawar 7506274117 Shri.Narayan Gite 8108177131
Vidarbha Region Smt.Meenakshi Mane 9326956498 Shri.Sandeep Shinde 9594161578
Latur Region Shri.Shrikant Shingare 9869634765 Dr.Nilima Mulgund 9819872361
Other Region Kailas Chavan 9029197211

Syllabus

Less emphasis will be given for knowledge based questions and more emphasis for understanding, reasoning, correlation, application etc. Majority of the questions will be from Maharashtra state board science text books and Content related to the above from ICSE,IB and CBSE science textbooks. The questions related to general knowledge in science and science around day to day life.

    1. For 6th std.- Textbooks of 4th ,5th and 6th std. of Maharashtra State Board and Content related to the above from ICSE, IB and CBSE books

a) Approximately 10 % questions on 4th std. syllabus,
b) Approximately 20 % questions on 5th std. syllabus,
c) Approximately 60 % questions on 6th std. syllabus,
d) Approximately 10 % questions on General knowledge in science.

    1. For 9th std. - Textbooks of VII ,VIII and IX std of Maharashtra State Board  and Content related to the above from ICSE,IB and CBSE books.

a) Approximately 10 % questions on 7th std. syllabus
b) Approximately 20 % questions on 8th std. syllabus,
c) Approximately 60 % questions on 9th std. syllabus,
d) Approximately 10 % questions on General knowledge in science

Fees

  1. For All regions & All types of schools (With Regular Fee) Rs. 320 /-
  2. For Individual student registration ( Students who are not able to register his /her name through school.) Rs. 500 /-

Stages of Competition :-

    1. Theory competition
    2. Practical competition
    3. General interview
    4. Evaluation and interview on action research project

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 & General Knowledge in science as per standard

100

90-min.

  1. Selection for phase II - Merit wise Top 7.5% students per region per Marathi medium, English medium (Maharashtra SSC Board, English Medium (All other Boards) 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 and phase IV - 30% of the marks obtained in phase I + marks obtained in phase II will be considered.
  2. Merit wise Top 10 % students will be selected for phase III and IV
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

General interview

30

5 to 7 min.

Selection for Medal : Considering 30% marks of Phase I, + Marks score of (Phase II + Phase III + Phase IV)

  1. Merit wise 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/-

Phase IV

Evaluation of action research project and interview on action research work. 30 5 to 7 min.

 

Other Prizes (Separate trophy in following categories for each region)

  • Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Trophy (Lakshvedhi Gunvatta Puraskar ) To School, - For remarkable performance which bags maximum medals.
  • Vidnyan Jattha Trophy ( Kamal Sahbhag Puraskar ) – To School, For maximum participation.

 

Registration Process:

Registration Process

  • A student can Register for the competition ONLINE; through school or individually.
  • Registration through private classes or academy is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
  • Students from Semi-English section can go for English or Marathi medium as per their comfort level. Selected medium will remain the same for ALL further stages of the competition. NO CHANGE IN THE SELECTED MEDIUM IS PERMITTED BY GBSTA).

Student Registration Through Already registered School:

  1. Go on to www.msta.in and Click on ‘Apply online for Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition’.
  2. Login using your last years School Login Id and Password.
  3. Edit your school profile. Select 3 preferred centers from the dropdown list.
  4. After filling all the details correctly click on 'AGREE AND SUBMIT'
  5. Now Click on Pay Students Fees. Enter no of students. Amount will be calculated automatically.
  6. You can order our authentic book for Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition (Price of each book is Rs. 250/-). Put no of books in appropriate box standard wise and medium wise. The amount will be calculated automatically. Books will be posted on your school postal address within 10 working days.
  7. Click on PAY NOW. You will directed to Razorpay payment gateway. Choose your payment mode.
  8. After paying fees logout and re-login after half an hour & then Click on Add Students to register the students.
  9. Add students one by one. Fill all information’s correctly.

Note That: You can edit school profile . Students information. You can replace students photo till the last date of registration. Remember that after 10th August you can’t edit any information

New School Registration

  1. Go to www.msta.in and Click on Apply online for Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition’.
  2. If your school is not registered last year then click on ‘New School Registration.’
  3. Fill up all the details of school correctly. Don’t use any shortform  and signs.
  4. While filing above information write complete postal address of school with pincode. In case of incomplete address GBSTA will not responsible for the delay of correspondence.[ Note: certificates will be dispatched on this address only]
  5. Select 3 preferred centres from the dropdown list.
  6. Your login id and password will display on your screen and same will be send to you by sms on incharge teachers mobile number and mailed to school through email.
  7. This login Id and password is unique for each school. But it will be common for all the students (6th and 9th std.) of same school. Save this login id and passed for further communication.
  8. Click on Pay Students Fees. Enter no of students. Amount will be calculated automatically.
  9. You can order our authentic book for Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition (Price of each book is Rs 250). Put no of books in appropriate box. The amount will be calculated automatically. Books will be posted on your school postal address within 10 working days.
  10. Click on PAY NOW.
  11. Click on PAY NOW. You will directed to Razorpay payment gateway. Choose your payment mode.
  12. After paying fees logout and re-login after half an hour & then Click on Add Students to register the students.
  13. Add students one by one. Fill all information’s correctly.

Note That: You can edit school profile . Students information. You can replace students photo till the last date of registration. Remember that after 10th August you can’t edit any information
Once you get the Login Id and password you have to keep the students list ready in the following format.

After paying fees you can add students after half an our by login again. 

Also your need to have with student's passport size photo (Maximum 2 MB jpg, png, jpeg), student's e-mail address and mobile number (Whatsapp) for quick and hassle-free registration process.

Sr.No. Name of candidate (in capital letter) Gender Std. Medium Date of Birth Student's whatsapp Mob. No. Student's  Email Address Student's  Photo Image of Student
Surname First Name Middle Name  M/F 6/9 Mar/Eng
1
2

* After completing registration Click on expert to excel.
* Take a print of list of registered students.
* Confirm it from students.
* If any correction then edit option is available till 10 th Aug 2023
* You can edit school profile . Students information. You can replace students photo till the last date of registration.
* To edit the information of student click on edit option and submit it.

You are requested to pay the competition fee online using following instructions only & then register your students.

How to pay the competition fee online

  1. Collect the fee Rs.320 per student Keep Rs. 20/- per student for School as processing fee of entire competition.
  2. Pay remaining fees Rs 300 per student online using payment gateway only.
  3. Click on PAY NOW. You will directed to Razorpay payment gateway. Choose your payment mode.
  4. You can use Net banking , Debit Card , UPI Apps
  5. Choose your payment mode.
  6. Fill up all the details.
  7. Click on PAY NOW.

3) Individual Student Registration

  1. Go on to www.msta.in and Click on Apply online for Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition’
  2. Click on New Individual Registration.
  3. Put your mobile number in appropriate boxes.
  4. You will recieve OTP .Put that OTP in appropriate boxes to verify your mobile number.
  5. Fill your (student's) details..
  6. Upload student's passport size photo and student's school bonafied certificate by clicking on button provided (Size of the Photo: Maximum 2 MB jpg., png. & jpeg.) If you are fail to upload your photo and school bonafied certificate your registration will be considered as incomplete. To complete the process you can login again and follow the same process until you successful.
  7. You can order our authentic book for Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition. (Price of each book is Rs. 250/-) If you click in the box, the amount will be calculated automatically with courier charges Rs. 50/-.
  8. Click on PAY NOW. You will directed to Razorpay payment gateway. Choose your payment mode
  9. Fill Your Account details and click on pay now.
  10. If your registration is successful it will show on the screen and you will receive sms and email.
  11. You can login using your registered mobile number and OTP. You can view your registered data.
  12. You can view your result using same login process.

Note That: You can edit school profile . Students information. You can replace students photo till the last date of registration. Remember that after 10th August you can’t edit any information

IMPORTANT

  1. No replacement is allowed in case, if any candidate does not appear (remains absent) for the competition. Fees once paid is non refundable.
  2. On the spot entries’ will not be allowed at any center at any circumstances.
  3. We ensure that no injustice is done to any student. Please note that no rechecking will be entertained at any stage of the competition.

 

Incharge of competition: Shri. Mahadeo Yadav 9221350354

Shri.Kailas Chavan      Shri.Govind Gunjal        Shri.Achutrao Mane

President                   Secretary                 Treasurer