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 Vijnana Bharati, an NGO led by eminent scientists, is co-assisting Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM) for school students of classes VI to XI.
VVM aims to identify the bright minds with a scientific aptitude among the student community.
VVM 2020-21 will be India's first open-book science talent search examination designed to be carried out using digital devices. Moreover, this year VVM is coming up with a unique opportunity for registered students to participate in the Mega Nation-Wide Experiment.
It is an experiment based on the food habits of students, the nutritional value of the consumed food, and its environmental impact. The objectives of this mega experiment are to teach observational skills, a scientific mindset, and analytical thinking among our students.
Exam is conducted for junior group and senior group. Groups are divided class wise. The exam is conducted separately for Junior Group (class VI to VIII) and for Senior Group (class IX to XI).
There is one exam total of one hour thirty minutes duration at school level with 100 multiple choice questions, each weighted for one mark.
The exam consist of two segments:
Section-A comprising of 40 questions from study material - Indian Contributions to Science; Life story of Vyankatesh Bapuji Ketkar & His Work in the field of the Measurement of Time provided by Vijnana Bharati
Section-B comprising of 60 questions based on the Text Books of NCERT Curriculum & Logic and Reasoning (open source).
Answers of Section-B will be evaluated only if a student secures equal to or more than 50% (equal to or more than 20 Marks) in Section-A.
|Science and Mathematics from text books||50% (50 Questions)||NCERT Curriculum|
|Indian Contributions to Science||20% (20 Questions)||VVM Study Material|
|Life story of Vyankatesh Bapuji Ketkar and
his contribution in the field of Measurement of Time
|20% (20 Questions)||VVM Study Material|
|Logic & Reasoning||10% (10 Questions)||General Reading|