IChO 2018- 50th International Chemistry Olympiad, Details

International Chemistry Olympiad 2018

International Chemistry Olympiad 2018 (इंटरनेशनल केमिस्ट्री ओलंपियाड): IChO 2018 is an international level championship of Chemistry for high school students. IChO was initiated in 1968, since then it is conducted every year by a different country. IChO aims to stimulate the activities of the students interested in chemistry by a way of independent and creative solution of chemical problems while encouraging corporation and international understanding. IChO 2018 will be held in Solavakia and Czech Republic during 19th -29th July, 2018. Students who are interested in appearing for IChO 2018 can check the details on IChO Registration Process, eligibility, schedule and prizes.

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IChO 2017 - 49th International Chemistry OlympiadIChO 2018 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) is different for each participating country as IChO is an international level competition. IChO 2018 Eligibility Criteria for India is as follows:

  • Only students who are studying in Class IX/ X/ XI or XII under any CBSE/ ICSE/ State Board or any equivalent board affiliated schools in India are eligible for IChO 2018.
  • Student must have cleared National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC), India National Chemistry Olympiad (INCO) and INCO Training Camp.

The participating country must re-assure that their team members are eligible for IChO 2018. At a later stage, if found not eligible whole team will be disqualified from the competition.

IChO 2018 Application Procedure

To be a team member of India’s team for International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) 2018 you will have to qualify three rounds in total, namely National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC), India National Chemistry Olympiad (INCO) and INCO Training Camp.

Upon selection in the team a Team Leader (TL), Deputy Leader (DL) and an Observer shall be elected out of the team consisting of 6 members. After that, TL has the responsibility to register his team online.

ICHO 2018 Application Form: Apply Online

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IChO 2018 Important Dates

February, 2018Online registration begins
March, 2018Deadline for Country registration
Participant registration begins
May, 2018Deadline for Mentor, Observer and Guest registration
May, 2018Deadline for Student registration
Deadline for all payments
19th July, 2018Official arrival day
July, 2018Opening ceremony of IChO 2018
July, 2018Practical exam day
July, 2018Theoretical exam day and reunion party
29th July, 2018Closing ceremony and farewell party
July, 2018Official departure day

IChO Winner Prizes

  • The official results are prepared by the international jury.
  • The number of gold medals awarded is in the range of 8% to 12%, silver 18% to 22% and bronze medals 28% to 32% of the total number of competitors. In addition to medals, other prizes may also be rewarded by the conducting authority.
  • An Honorable Mention is also awarded to competitors who are among the best 10% of non-medalists.
  • Each competitor will receive Certificate of Participation.

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