Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Vigyan Prasar, a national institute for science and technology communication established under Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in association with National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) and Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan, a not for profit organization led by eminent scientists, proposes to conduct the national talent search examination for the students of classes VI to XI.
VVM aims to provide a platform for inculcating and generating interest in pure science and mentoring students to take up careers based on the Sciences.
Registered students will undergo a multi-level testing and successful students will get a chance to undertake study tours and interactions with renowned scientists of India.

Structure of VVM

Students participating in VVM shall undergo the following multi-level testing procedures:

Objective type question answering
Comprehensive writing
Project proposal writing
Group discussion
Role play
Practical examination
Oral presentation
The program also includes organising visits to reputed national science laboratories and centres and interaction with renowned scientists of the nation for students who clear the various tests. The VVM will identify Vigyan Jigyasu (विज्ञानं जिज्ञासु, Keen Knowledge Seeker of Science) at national-level.

Who Can Participate?

All students from classes VI to XI studying under CBSE, ICSE, and State Boards are eligible to appear in this examination.
Language of the Exam:
Students can give the examination either in English or Hindi or in their own mother tongue. 
Exam Centres:
The exam will be conducted at various centres across India. The schools that enrol more than 50 students will be examination centres. Registrations begin on July 01, 2016.

School-level Examinations (Prathama and Dwitiya)

The first two levels consist of two papers on the same day with a 30-minute break in between. First paper will be Prathama (Level I) and second will be Dwitiya (Level II). Separate examinations will be conducted for the junior group (classes VI to VIII) and the senior group (classes IX to XI). The structure of question paper is as mentioned below: 

Prathama (Level I)  100 questions MCQ for 100 marks time 60. minutes
Dwitiya (Level II)          50 questions Subjective with MCQ for 100 marks 90 minutes

State Level VVM Camp

After the exams, the top 20 students from each class will be identified, i.e., a total of 120 students will be selected at the state level. Therefore, it is to be noted that each student will be competing with other students of the same class from across the state. 

The selected students will be invited for a one or two-day state-level camp. The camp will be organised within the state. The venue and other details will be informed to all selected students. This camp will consist of hands-on training, student−scientist interaction, and a series of other activities. The next step would involve students in group activities, debate competition, role play, etc. Based on their performance, the students will be ranked at the state level. The top three students from each class will be declared as state winners.
National Camp

Out of the top three students from each state, the top two students from each class, i.e., total 12 students from each state, will be invited to a two-day national-level camp. These students will go through the next stage of the evaluation process, which comprises presentations, viva, and assessment of leadership quality. 

Based on their performance, the top three students from each class will be declared as National-level Winners of VVM for the year 2016 (Himalayans).

Participation Fee

Students who want to appear in VVM should register themselves by paying Rs 100/-. However, students from the government schools can get a 50% concession in the registration fees (Rs 50/- per student), with minimum 50 students assurance from individual school. 

Mode of Payment:
No cash will be received as the registration fees. The registration fees can be paid either through cheque or DD in favour of “VVM, Delhi”. 
Online registration can also be done through the website

Registrations Open 01 July 2016
Registrations Closes 30 September 2016
Issue of Hall Tickets Before 01 November 2016
Date of Prathama & Dwitiya 13 November 2016
Timing of Examination (Prathama) 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Timing of Examination (Dwitiya) 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Declaration of Result of Prathama & Dwitiya 10 December 2016
One or Two-day state camp Between 01 January 2017 and 30 January 2017
Two-day national camp On 27th & 28th May 2017

For further information and registration visit



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