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Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition is conducted by The Greater Bombay 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 towards basic sciences as well as to clear the scientific concepts among them.

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

100

90-min.

  1. Selection for phase II - Merit wise 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. Merit wiseTop 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.

Selection for Medal : Considering 30% marks of Phase I, + Marks of Phase II & Phase III

  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/-
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 20th July 2019 (with regular fees)

21th July to 28th July 2019 (with late fees)

2 Meeting of the Centres’ In - charge
Venue (only for Mumbai & Thane Regain)
Monday 16th September 2019 (11.00 a.m.)
D. S. High School, Sion, Mumbai - 22.
3 Supply of competition material to the centers’ in charge Saturday, 5th October 2019 (10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.)
4 Dr. Homi Bhabha Bal- Vaidnyanik competition - Written Test Saturday, 5th October 2019 (Tentative)
(Timings 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.)
5 Returning of sealed answer books to the distribution center Saturday, 5th October 2019 (6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.)
6 Result - Written Test 2nd week of November 2019 (Tentative)
7 Practical Competition VI - std. Sunday, 8th Dec. 2019
IX - std. Sunday, 22nd Dec. 2019
8 Practical Competition Result 2nd week of January 2020
9 Interview (for VI and IX Std. students) Sunday, 16th Feb. 2020
Venue : D.S. High School, Sion, Mumbai - 22
10 Prize Distribution 1st Week of March 2020
Venue : Yashwant Natyamandir, Matunga

Please Note : The above schedule may be modified if needed.