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EXAMINATION STRUCTURE

Indian Space Science Olympiad is a competition where kids will obtain knowledge purely about Indian Space Science and Astronomy.

Indian Space Science Olympiad will be conducted in two parts. After registration candidates will be provided specific date and time to attend first exam which will be conducted through webinar (Online – Students can attend exam from home or school through webcam). From first online exam 150 candidates (50 from each category) will get selected for final online exam and online workshop.

Final exam will comprise of 3 days Online Space Science Online Workshop and an Online exam with Paper Presentation. Students will get a lifetime experience while interacting with great Space Science Scientists and subject experts. Based on the Online Exam and Paper Presentation, Top 3 students from each category will receive Newtonian Parabolic Mirror Telescope as prize. All other students will receive medal and certificate.

Structure of ISSO Online Examination:

First Round- Qualifying exam

This is an online exam where candidate and facilitator will be connected through webinar. Once connected, the facilitator will share question paper and candidate will read the questions and its options and orally tell the correct option to the examiner. The examiner will save the answer in the exam portal. Candidates will be asked 30 multiple choice questions based on Syllabus (Space Science and related topics). The total allowed time for ISSO exam is 10 minutes. There will be negative marking for each wrong answer.

Top 150 candidates (50 candidates from each category) will get selected for final examination from this exam.

Second Round- Final exam

 Before conducting final exam a three days online workshop will be conducted by subject experts for top 150 candidates. Final exam will be based on syllabus as well as on this workshop.

 Final exam will be conducted in two parts:

 Part I – Online Paper Presentation

In the first part, the candidates need to prepare a paper on the given topic. 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. 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 paper needs to be sent in PDF format before last date of submission.

Part II – Online Written Examination:

The second part of final exams will be conducted through a webinar which will be same as the first exam. As soon as candidate finishes this exam, he/she will have to present and explain the paper presentation topic in 5 minutes time.

Later subject experts will evaluate the paper presentation and PDF. These marks will be added to the final marks. Final exam will be of 50 marks (30+20).

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.

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