Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM)

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.

Learning benefits

  • Knowledge about the Indian contribution to Science
  • Know about one eminent Scientist and his/her work
  • Learning through Hands on Activities
  • Hone Leadership qualities
  • Participation in Mega Science Experiment where students will get to know about the nutritional value and environmental impact of our food habit

VVM Website

Exam Structure

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:

  1. 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

  2. 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.


Content Contribution Curriculum
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