‘World’s largest Science Talent Contest’(NSTC) - Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan 2017

‘World’s largest Science Talent Contest’, India's largest talent search examination for new India using only digital devises, National Science Talent Contest’, VVM/Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan National Science Talent Contest 2017, India's Largest Talent Search for New India using Only Digital Devices. Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM) is a national science talent search programme for New India organised by VIBHA (Vijnana Bharati), in collaboration with NCERT- Ministry of Human Resources and Development and Vigyan Prasar- an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. VVM is a National program for educating and popularizing science among school students of VI to XI standards. VVM aims to identify and nurture the bright minds among the student community, who are keen on subjects related to science.

‘World’s largest Science Talent Contest’ Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan

Sub: Request to inform the letter to Mandal Education Officers/ Head Masters/DSOs /School Coordinators for conducting ‘National Science Talent Contest’. Ref:‘World’s largest Science Talent Contest’ -   www.vvm.org.in. It gives us great pleasure inform you that ‘World’s largest Science Talent Contest’ is jointly being conducted by NCERT, Vigan Prasar, CBSE and Vibha for the students of class VI to XI on November 26, 2017. Vignana Bharati, Telangana Unit has taken responsibility to coordinate this program in Telangana & Andhra Pradesh.

The program involves the following:
1. The Level -1 (Junior Group) talent search will be for students of Class VI - VIII and Level –2 (Senior Group) talent search will be for students of Class IX - XI.
2. The participation fee is Rs. 100/- for students from public and private schools. This fee includes registration and for receiving subject material from Vignana Bharati.
3. The syllabus for the examination will be from the science and Mathematics text books of respective State Boards/ NCERT (40 marks). In addition, the exam also covers Indian Contribution to Science (20 marks), Life of Dr. Homi Bhaba & Dr. Vikram Sarabhai (20 marks) and Logic/Reasoning/General Knowledge (20 marks). Study material will be provided by us for the syllabus on Indian Contribution to Science and Life of Dr. Homi Bhaba & Dr. Vikram Sarabhai.
4. The duration of the exam will be for 2 hours (11:00 am -1:00 pm). The mode of the exam will be online using Mobile phone/Tablet/Laptop.
5. Local Vignana Bharati will be conducting orientation programs for the school teachers to propagate this program.
7. The successful candidates will be awarded at School level, District level, State level, Zone level & National level. The National level awards will be given by the President of India.

In view of the above, we kindly seek your cooperation to reach the student community in large number for the promotion of science in India and kindly instruct the respective District Education Officers and Mandal Education Officers to facilitate the program.

Please find attached the related material (poster and brochure) and Circulate to Mandal Education Officers, Head masters, DSOs.


MANTHAN (VVM EDITION-VI) 2017-18
"INDIA'S LARGEST TALENT SEARCH FOR NEW INDIA USING ONLY DIGITAL DEVICES":
Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM) is a national science talent search programme for New India organised by VIBHA (Vijnana Bharati), in collaboration with NCERT- Ministry of Human Resources and Development and Vigyan Prasar- an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. VVM is a National program for educating and popularizing science among school students of VI to XI standards. VVM aims to identify and nurture the bright minds among the student community, who are keen on subjects related to science.


OBJECTIVES OF VIDYARTHI VIGYAN MANTHAN (VVM):
  1. To conduct an annual talent search exam at the national level to identify students who have a scientific bent of  mind.
  2. To provide the winning students with mentors to enrich science learning experience to carry forward their science education at higher levels.
  3. To organise exposure visits for the winners to various R&D institutions in the country.
  4. To  identify successful students at the State and National levels and felicitate them with prizes and certificates.
  5. To create interest among students in science.
  6. To  educate school children about India’s contributions to the world of science and technology, both traditional to modern.
  7. To provide hands-on training to students through workshops and other events. 


STRUCTURE OF VIDYARTHI VIGYAN MANTHAN:
Students participating in VVM shall undergo the following multi-level testing procedures:
1. Objective type question answering
2. Comprehensive writing
3. Presentation and Group discussion
4. Role play & Practical examination
5. Methods of Science

The program also includes organising visits to reputed National Science Laboratories and Centres. To enable deserving students to have interaction with renowned scientists of the Nation. The VVM will identify National Science Talents of the year. Appearing student will be evaluated and compared with respect to the students from his/her own class at all the stages i.e. School, State and National level.

SCHOOL-LEVEL EXAMINATIONS (JUNIOR AND SENIOR):
Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan is a unique online examination to be conducted at national level. The registered students will take the exam using his/her own device namely a laptop/ tablet / smart phone (mobile with any OS) AND HIS/HER OWN INTERNET CONNECTIVITY. The school level examination will be conducted nationwide, on same day and at same time. The examination will be conducted for the Junior Group (class VI to VIII) and for the Senior Group (class IX to XI).

Evaluation of student will be based on their individual performance at every level. The examination will be conducted in English, Hindi, Malyalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Bangali and Punjabi.
THE PATTERN OF QUESTION PAPER:
Junior and Senior (Class VI to XI)
Total No. of Questions 100
Structure of Questions Multiple Choice Question [2 Marks Each]
Marks 200
Duration 120  Minutes

THE SYLLABUS AND DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS:
CONTENT CONTRIBUTION CURRICULUM
Science and Mathematics from text books 40% (40 Questions) [2 Marks Each] NCERT Curriculum
Indian Contribution to Science 20% (20 Questions) [2 Marks Each] VVM Study Material*
Life of Dr. Homi Bhabha and Dr. Vikram Sarabhai 20% (20 Questions) [2 Marks Each] VVM Study Material*
Logic, Reasoning & General Knowlege 20% (20 Questions) [2 Marks Each] General Reading
*VVM Study Materials will be made available on www.vvm.org.in by 01 September 2017. No printed copies will be provided.


STUDENT AWARDS:
LEVEL NAME SELECTION AWARD
LEVEL-I SCHOOL LEVEL Top 3 Rankers per class will be SCHOOL winners (i.e. 18 students from each School). o n l y   i f   M i n i m u m   o f   1 0 s t u d e n t s   p e r   c l a s s   a r e registered from a school. ?Certificate of merit
LEVEL-II DISTRICT LEVEL Top 3 Rankers per class will be   district   winners   (i.e.18 students from each district). [All  the  schools  from  that districts   will   be   part   of evaluation]. ?Certificate of merit ? to any one Research Institution Visit within the district/state.
LEVEL-III STATE LEVEL Top 3 Rankers per class will be State winners (i.e.18 students per state). [Winners will be from students appearing in state camp]. ?State Camp Participation Certificate ?State Camp Memento ?Cash prize Rs. 5,000, Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 2,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranker per class. ? to  any one National Research Visit Institution.
LEVEL-IV NATIONAL LEVEL ?Top  3 Rankers per class will  be  National  winners ( i . e .   1 8   s t u d e n t s   a t national level). ?Top  3 Rankers per class will be zonal winners. (i.e. 18 students per zone). [Winners will be from students appearing in national camp]. ?National Camp Participation Certificate ?National Camp Memento ?Cash prize Rs. 25,000, Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000 for 1st, 2nd  and 3rd  rankers per class. ?Cash prize Rs. 5,000,  Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 2,000 for 1st, 2nd  and 3rdranker per class in each zone. ? to any one Research Institution Visit from across the Globe.


REGISTRATION::-
SCHOOL REGISTRATION:
A fully web based application will be available for the registration of the schools. The school authority needs to appoint an exam coordinator and he/she will…

Enter the details of the school like school name, school address, GEO Mapping of school, UDIES code of school, name of principal, name of exam coordinator, mobile number, email ID etc. This information will be shown as school profile on VVM portal.

The entered data will be verified by VVM admin through sending one-time password (OTP) and an Email
verification link on registered mobile and Email respectively.
UDIES code will be used as school identification number.



STUDENT REGISTRATION:
The exam coordinator can now register students who wish to take up the VVM online exam.
Minimum student info
1)  Name of student
2)  AADHAR number
3)  Class
4)  Email
5)  Phone Number

Schools can register students one by one online or can download editable excel format (available on portal for offline data entry) to upload. This information will be shown as student profile on VVM portal.

In case of offline completion of the entries the data can be uploaded online. Exam coordinator is authorized for modification of student’s information (if required).

After successful submission & payment an OTP and email will be sent to the registered mobile number and email

ID of each registered student.
The student should click the verification link and complete the verification process by entering the OTP.
After successful verification, the student will be automatically redirected to the student profile page.
The student must specify the details of the device to under take the exam.
In the student profile page, the details of the student like profile photo needs to be uploaded (mandatory) by the student using APP.
On confirmation of device details and completing the profile information the student registration process is complete.
Student can modify the details of device up to 72 Hrs prior to exam.
The roll number for the student will be generated by 15 November 2017
From the school login, the details of all the students registered from that school will be displayed. The authority of modification in the student’s name, student’s mobile number etc. will only be with the school coordinator.


SCHOOL REQUIREMENT TO CONDUCT ONLINE EXAMINATION:
To conduct the examination School should provide classrooms and invigilators. 20% of total registered amount collected from the school will be kept by them and the balance 80% should be transferred to VVM Delhi office through RTGS/NEFT.

APPLICATION DOWNLOAD AND INSTALLATION:
Once the registration process is complete the Exam App will be made available for download from the profile page of the student. The App will be downloaded only on the registered device (laptop/tablet/mobile). Depending on the type of the registered device (Android/iOS/laptop) the corresponding application will be downloaded to the client device from vvm.org.in.

The profile page will contain detailed instructions for App download and installation. Request support link will be available in case of any issues along with help line number.

NOTIFICATIONS AND MOCK TEST:
To build the confidence of the students and to make exam user friendly, sample mock test will be made available regularly. The registered students will get regular notifications regarding the activities. The student profile will be displayed in the top section of the App. The profile will contain student details with photo for identification.

On completion of the mock test, the student can view the results of mock test in his profile page. After verification of the answers, student can report to our admin support if he/she faces any problems.

FINAL EXAMINATION:
16 November, 2017 onwards, the student will receive an SMS and Email notification to download the latest App. This download must be done during16-23 November, 2017. After 23 November 2017, the app will not be available for download. Once downloaded, the student should click on the verification link, to make sure that the latest version of the App is downloaded and is running on the registered device.

'The student will not be able to appear for the exam without the latest updated APP installed in the registered device.'
Registration will be available only through Online Registration which can be done through the website www.vvm.org.in.
Eligibility Students from classes VI to XI studying under CBSE, ICSE, and State Boards
Language English, Hindi, Malyalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Bangali and Punjabi.
Exam Center Registered School
Registration Open on 1st July 2017
Close on 20th September 2017
Fee Rs.100/-
Mode of Payment 1) ONLINE payment on website 2) RTGS / NEFT [NO CASH / CHEQUE / DD]
RTGS / NEFT Payment Details Bank Name : State Bank of India (SBI) Branch Name : Sarojini Nagar Account's Name : VIDYARTHI VIGYAN MANTHAN Account Number : 67351214143 IFSC Code : SBIN0070582              Branch Code : 70582
Website URL www.vvm.org.in

STATE LEVEL CAMP (SLC): Top 20 rankers per class per state will be identified to participate in the one or two days State Level Camp (SLC). Winners will have to attend the State Camp with their own travel expenses. The camp will be organised anywhere within the state. The venue and other details will be informed to all selected students.

State Level Camp will consist of Application Orientated Multiple Choice Questions, Hands-On Activities, Observation and Analysis, Situational Problem Solving Ability and a series of other activities. States will be clubbed according to number of students appeared for the examination with the consideration of their geographical and cultural resemblance and convenience for the students.

NATIONAL CAMP (NC): From each State Camp,  top two students from each class i.e. total 12 students per state, will be invited to a two-day National Camp. National Camp (NC) will comprise Presentations, Scientific Understanding, Innovation and Creativity, Out of Box Activities, &  Assessment of Leadership Quality.

VIJNANA BHARATI (VIBHA): VIBHA (VIJNANA BHARATI) is a national movement for the propagation and popularization of Science & Technology among students and masses. VIBHA promotes scientific contributions made by India in ancient times as well as now.  Now we are the largest scientific organization having the longest chain of state units and networking institutions across the country.

VIGYAN PRASAR: Vigyan Prasar (VP) is a national institute for science and technology communication established in 1989 under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. It promotes and propagates a scientific and rational outlook in society, nurtures interest in science, encourages creativity and develops capacity for informed decision making.

NCERT: National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is an organisation set up by the Government of India in the year 1961 to assist and advise the central and state governments on academic matters related to school education.

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4. VVM/Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan National science competitive exam 2017
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