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 their aptitude in space science & technology. ISSO aims to bring about healthy competition among students and offer a chance to meet renowned personalities.
Preliminary 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.
ISO 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).