Conducted by MSTA or Mumbai Science Teacher’s Association, Dr Homi Bhabha Young Scientist Competition assists students for developing scientific propensities. With good comprehension of scientific concepts, students will be able to cope with difficult level entrance examinations with ease. Successful students are awarded with certificates, medals & scholarships.
The competition gives shape to 3 phases namely:
Phase I including written tests
Phase 2 including Practicals
Phase 3 including Interview Competition & Action Research Project
Students who are currently in standard VI can sit for this examination & those who belong to boards namely
Textbooks of Standard 4, 5 and 6 of SSC, CBSE & ICSE syllabus are what students need to study meticulously for passing this examination.
Majority questions will be selected from textbooks of SSC board
Students must prepare themselves for answering questions related to correlation & reasoning of scientific concepts.
PHASE 1: ON PAPER TEST
The two areas on which this test will take place
General Knowledge in Science.
The paper will include 100 MCQ questions with one mark for each question. There will be no negative marking
Total Marks: 100
Type of questions
MCQ questions with four alternatives
General Knowledge in Science
PHASE 2: PRACTICALS
30 Marks Practical questions will be included where students will need to conduct experimentations of general science
5 experiments on General Science
6 marks each
5 Minutes for each experimentent
Phase 3 selection is done on the basis of 30% marks that the students obtain in Phase 1 & Phase 2. 10% of the best students get through in Phase 3
PHASE 3: INTERVIEW & ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT
a) General interview
5 to 10 min
b) Assessment of action research report
5 to 10 min 10 min.
Final selection rests on
30% marks obtained in Phase I along with Phase II marks & Phase III
Top 10% contenders receive Scholarship, Gold Medal & certificate of Rs. 1000/-
Silver Medal, scholarship & certificate of Rs. 500/- is handed over to preceding 605 students
Remaining candidates are honored with Certificate, Bronze Medal & scholarship of Rs. 300/-