International Science Olympiads (ISO): International Science Olympiads are a group of annual competitions in various field of science. The Olympiads are separate from each other and also having their own organizing body but somehow they are grouped together as International Science Olympiads (ISOs).
International Science Olympiads are aimed for Secondary School Students but still the exams are of extremely high level. Each country has their own procedure and follow-up exams to choose final teams for these Olympiads. You can understand its level by knowing that in several countries, achieving a high ranking in any ISO guarantees access to a university of their own choice and a fellowship.
Each ISOs have 3 common aims
ISOs are organized
- ISOs are organized to promote a career in science.
- ISOs are organized to challenge the brightest students from around the world, and
- ISOs are organized to compare the teaching systems of each country.
- International Science Olympiads (ISOs)
- How to Participate in International Science Olympiads (ISOs).
- IO 2019 Date and Palace
- How to reach at International Science Olympiads (ISOs).
- Stage 1: National Standard Examination (NSE)
- Stage 2: Indian National Olympiad (INO)
- Stage 3: Orientation-cum Selection Camp (OCSC)
- Stage 4: Pre-Departure Camp (PDC)
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International Science Olympiads (ISOs)
With the common aims there are 13 commonly recognized International Science Olympiads, All of them listed below. These are organized annually at various international hosts.
|Number||International Science Olympiads (ISOs)||Acronym|
|1||International Mathematical Olympiad||IMO|
|2||International Physics Olympiad||IPhO|
|3||International Chemistry Olympiad||IChO|
|4||International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics||IOAA|
|5||International Biology Olympiad||IBO|
|6||International Junior Science Olympiad||IJSO|
|7||International Astronomy Olympiad||IAO|
|8||International Geography Olympiad||iGeo|
|9||International Linguistics Olympiad||IOL|
|10||International Earth Science Olympiad||IESO|
|11||International Philosophy Olympiad||IPO|
|12||International Economics Olympiad||IEO|
|13||International Olympiad in Informatics||IOI|
How to Participate in International Science Olympiads (ISOs).
International Science Olympiads are being organized in either in July month or in December Month. Only 4-6 best high school students reach there from each participating country. These students are selected through internal National Science Olympiads.
There are also some exceptional cases like
- International Linguistics Olympiad allows two teams per country.
- International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) allows two teams from the hosting country.
- IJSO, which is designed for junior secondary students.
Now Before moving to the Procedure let me tell you that all the procedure is for Indian aspirants but the basic procedure can be same in your own country also. So read it carefully and do a good research if you are not from India. And if you are from India there are nothing to worry because we already did a complete research.
IO 2019 Date and Palace
|International Science Olympiads (ISOs)||Date||Host City, Country|
|International Mathematical Olympiad||July 11 – July 22||Bath, UK|
|International Physics Olympiad||July 7 – July 15||Tel Aviv, Israil|
|International Chemistry Olympiad||July 21 – July 30||Paris, France|
|International Olympiad in Informatics||August 4 – August 11||Baku, Azerbaijan|
|International Biology Olympiad||July 14 – July 21||Szeged, Hungary|
|International Philosophy Olympiad||May 16-May 19||Rome, Italy|
|International Astronomy Olympiad||October 19-October 27||Piatra Neamt, Romania|
|International Geography Olympiad||July 30-5 August||Hong Kong|
|International Linguistics Olympiad||July 29-August 2||Yongin, Korea|
|International Junior Science Olympiad||December 03 to December 12||Doha, Qatar|
|International Earth Science Olympiad||August 26-September 3||Daegu, Korea|
|International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics||August 2-August 10||Keszthely, Hungary|
|International Economics Olympiad||July 23-Augut 1||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
How to reach at International Science Olympiads (ISOs).
The Complete Procedure can be divided into 5 Stages, in which the 5th Stage is the final Stage means International Science Olympiads (ISOs). Now To Reach at the International Science Olympiads (ISOs) You need to clear the remaining 4 Stages. The Journey of a Students actually Starts from National Standard Examination. And we are also starting with the same.
|1||National Standard Examination (NSE)|
|2||Indian National Olympiad (INO)|
|3||Orientation-cum Selection Camp (OCSC)|
|4||Pre-Departure Camp (PDC)|
|5||International Science Olympiad|
Stage 1: National Standard Examination (NSE)
National Standard Examination is a series of competitive examinations organized by IAPT which is Acronym of Indian Association of Physics Teachers. NSE acts as a gateway to India National Olympiads (INOs) and International Science Olympiads (IOs). NSE usually organize in November month every year and registration starts 2-3 month before the exam.
Candidates can choose their stream of interest only here, after it they can’t change their choice. NSEP, NSEC, NSEB, and NSEA and NSEJS are the most Popular Among them. It has been conducting different Olympiads at regional and national levels in the name of National Standard Examination (NSE 2019). You can Check complete details of NSE Here: National Standard Examination (NSE). Or You can go to streams directly via the links provided below in table.
|For Astronomy||National Standard Examination in Astronomy (NSEA)|
|For Biology||National Standard Examination in Biology (NSEB)|
|For Chemistry||National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC)|
|For Physics||National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP)|
|For Junior Science||National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS)|
Stage 2: Indian National Olympiad (INO)
After Qualifying the NSE exam Candidate will appear into Indian National Olympiad (INO). It is the second level to participate into IOs. The Stream will be same as per the NSE but this time the Olympiads will be conducted by HBCSE (Homi Bhabha Centre For Science Education). The Syllabus will be same as NSE but the questions will be of better level.
NSE Qualified Candidates have to enroll themselves for it by going to the official website. You can get complete Details from here: Indian National Olympiad (INO). You can also check these Olympiad stream wise here.
|Astronomy||Indian National Astronomy Olympiad (INAO)|
|Physics||Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPO) or INPhO|
|Chemistry||Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (INChO) or INCO|
|Junior Science||Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJsO)|
|Biology||Indian National Biology Olympiad (INBO)|
After INOs, approximately 35 top Qualified students in each subject will be invited for the Orientation-cum-Selection Camps (OCSCs). it will be held at HBCSE during April to June months. Where orientation will be provided to students for Olympiad level of theoretical, experimental and observational (for astronomy) tasks to develop conceptual, foundations and problem-solving skills. Students are exposed to innovative experiments with focus on conceptual and procedural understanding in experimental science.
In astronomy, students are trained in basic notions in astrophysics, astronomical data analysis and night sky observations. Several theoretical and experimental/observational tests are held during the camp. On the basis of performance in these tests, few students will be selected to represent India at the international Olympiads.You Can Understand the Procedure to Reach International Science Olympiad (IOs) from the given flow chart.
Stage 4: Pre-Departure Camp (PDC)
Pre-Departure Camp (PDC) is the stage 4 and the last stage to participate in IOs.It will commence in July/ November at HBCSE. Under this 4-6 students will be selected for the theoretical & experimental sessions.
Selected Indian Teams will undergo a rigorous training programme at HBCSE for theory and experimental while students of astronomy will take part in observational astronomy prior to departure for the international Olympiads.
For these training and observational program a special laboratory has been developed in HBCSE. Persons and faculty from different institutes across the country will be invited to the training camps. After clearing this stage 4 candidate goes to the next stage i.e. stage-5 name as International Olympiad which is scheduled at July/ December 2019. Stage 5 is a theoretical and experimental competition.