Indian Space Science Olympiad (ISSO) is a Quiz competition on India’s achievements in Space science & Technology for students of Grades 5-12. Indian Space Science Olympiad is organized by Edu Mithra Intellectual services Pvt. Ltd. with a mission to attract and encourage young minds to explore the field and enhance the aptitude of children in space science & technology. ISSO aims to bring about healthy competition among students and offer a chance to meet renowned personalities.
COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world a lot in every sense, many things are not possible as social distancing is important. That applies to the Indian Space Science Olympiad too. Final examination and workshop for Indian Space Science Olympiad was planned to be conducted as an offline exam at Kochi, kerala. But the present situation does not permit conducting the exam as well as workshop offline, as it involves small kids. Edu Mithra understands the responsibility towards participants, their parents and in total towards society. Therefore the management has decided to conduct ISSO final exam ONLINE through webinar for this year.
The questions in the ISSO final exam will be based on the 3 days online workshop that will be conducted a week prior to the final exam. The exam is consists of 2 parts
Part I – Online Paper Presentation: In the first part, the candidates will have to present a paper based on the topic provided below. This will be conducted via video conferencing and the duration allowed is a maximum of 5 minutes. Candidates can refer to books, internet and prepare a paper presentation related to the topic and present it. The content should not be less than one A4 page or more than five A4 pages. While preparing please remember that the content will be tested on Plagiarism, therefore the content should be in a 60:40 ratio which means 40% of content should be unique/ your own words. The candidates will have submit the paper to us on or before 5PM, 15th November 2020. The paper must be in PDF format.
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Juniors: International Space Station: History and applications
Seniors: Big Bang Theory and its proofs
Super seniors: Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
Font: Times New Roman
Font size: Headings: 16, Sub heading: 14, Paragraphs: 12
Line and paragraph spacing : 1.15
Maximum Number of pages: 5
Date of Paper Submission: ON OR BEFORE 5PM, 15th November 2020
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Part II – Online Written Examination: The second part of final exams will be conducted through a webinar which can be attended from any place where a good internet facility is available. The questions asked in the exam will be in multi choice form.
About workshop: A 3 days workshop (each day 1 hour class) will be conducted by Scientists and Subject experts who have vast experience in the field of space science. Final exam will be based on the syllabus and the workshop.
Result: ISSO final result will be the sum of marks obtained in paper presentation and written examination. Top 3 candidates from each category will receive the Newtonian Parabolic Mirror Telescope as grand prize. All other candidates will receive a medal and excellence certificate.