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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

National Science Concours

The National Science Concours or NSC is the first of its kind National Level Online Science Competition that was started by Pivotal in 2013. Since 2017, it has been part of the Not-for-Profit organisation, Foundation for Innovation and Experiential Learning.

NSC was based on the premise that experiential learning or learning by doing is the most effective form of learning, it was conceptualized to inspire and encourage the younger generation to learn and discover science and its practical usage. NSC is a not for profit endeavour and we aspire to provide a platform for all science enthusiasts from different backgrounds to experience and enjoy science in the outdoors. It caters to students of class VIth to class XIIth.

Levels
Level 1
The Online test for NSC will be made available from 1st Sep 2018 to 15th Nov 2018. You can give the test from any location, at any time. All you need to do is


Register at www.nsc2018.com and then login using your username & password.
If you have taken the NSC test in previous years please use the same username/ password to login. In case you have forgotten your password you can reset it using the 'Forgot Password' link
You will need to complete your profile before you can enroll for Level I. There is a nominal fee of Rs 150 to enroll for this level. Click here for payment details.
To practice for the main test you can use the 'Mock Practice Test' link. This will give you a feel of how the actual test will look like.
To give the Actual test you need to press the 'Take Test' button. This will be visible to you after you enroll.
You can give the test only ONCE so make sure you are prepared for it.
The test can also be given on a Tablet or Phone using our Android application. The application can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
The test can be taken at any location at any time between 1st Sep 2018 and midnight of 15th Nov 2018.
Results of Level 1 will be announced on 25th Nov 2018. The results will be available online at nsc2018.com. An SMS will be sent to your registered mobile number.


About the Level 1 Test
40 Questions of MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) Type.
45 Minutes time to complete the test.
Negative Marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer.
Every question is timed according to its difficulty level. You will automatically move to the next question after that time, even if you have not attempted it. You will NOT have an option to go back to any question.
There will be two clocks, one for the question time and one for the total test time.
You can choose to 'Finish' the test at any time within those 45 mins.
In the case of a power outage or a device shutdown, you will be able to resume the test from the last attempted question with the remaining time. Resumption of the test can only be done twice.
After you finish the test, your dashboard will display the message "Result Awaited" which means that your test has been submitted successfully.
Results will be announced on 25th Nov 2018.

Level 2
Welcome to Level 2 of NSC. Level one is a stepping stone to the world of experiential learning. Level II is where actual fun begins.


Level 2 is about creating a project of your choice and submitting it for the competition. This project can be on any of the topics which have been published on the NSC Site. You can also suggest your own topic, which needs to be approved by the panel. This project can either be a research based project which would be submitted as a presentation/document with videos (if required) OR a working model which again would require a video explaining it. You can also write a document as a report along with the video. We accept only files which are uploaded on the NSC Site, files sent by mail or CD/DVD will not be entertained. You can take support of your school science teachers or your parents.

Step A. Enroll for Level 2
Step B. Select the project from the list
Step C. Create the project
Step D. Submit the project
Step E. Wait for the result and merit list

This year's event will test, reward and benchmark the standards of success for students of Classes VI till XII. These classes will be divided into three categories

1. Class VI & VII   Pegasus
2. Class VIII & IX   Phoenix
3. Class X,XI & XII  Unicorn

NSC is a two stage competition. Level 1 is the Online Test and Level 2 is the project submission.

Stage I: Participate
Register Online
Students are required to register on our website. This registration is Free and very simple.

Enroll for Level I
After Registration Students are required to enroll for Level I. There is a fee of Rs 150, which can be paid Online or through cheque/draft or can be deposited directly in our Bank.
Take a Mock Practice Test
Practice before giving the actual test by giving this 20 question practice test.
Take Test
The Level 1 test can be taken at any time between the designated dates.

Stage II: Conceptualize
Based on the results of Level 1, We will publish a list of students who qualify for Level II.
Qualified students can participate in Level II by paying a nominal fee of Rs.250.
In Level II, the student will research a topic and prepare a Project.
The project can be submitted in any digital format. (Powerpoint/ Video/ Doc etc.)
The Project can ONLY be submitted through this portal. Emails submissions will not be accepted.
Create
Based on the score Level 1 and Level 2, the top 180 students are selected as winners and will participate in Summer Science Camp completely free of cost.
There are two camps, one in South India and one in North India.
In the Camp, students will have a chance to experience science in a unique and practical way. Concepts and activities will be performed in using experiential techniques.

Enrollment for Level I
After registering yourself on nsc2018.com, you need to enroll for the Online Test. Last date to enroll for the Online Test is November 15, 2018. There is a fee of Rs 150 to enroll for the Level I.

May 19, 2018 - Nov 15, 2018


Visit https://www.nationalscienceconcours.com/index.php for details

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