National Science Talent Test 2021 Registrations under Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan

National Science Talent Test 2020 Registrations: Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM) is a national program for educating and popularizing science among school students of VI to XI standards. VVM also endeavors to identify the bright minds with a scientific aptitude among the student community, who are keen on subjects related to science.

VVM 2020-21 is the India’s Largest Science Talent Search Examination For New India Using Digital Device and it is the India’s First Open Book Exam. Register for VVM be a part of India’s first Mega Science Experiment

Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM) is an initiative of Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA), in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), an institution under the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.

National Science Talent Test 2020 Registrations under Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan

VVM has been launched VVM 2020-21 on 01st August, 2020. Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. VVM aims to identify and nurture the bright minds among the student community, who are keen on subjects related to science.

VVM National Science Talent Test Details

EligibilityStudents from classes VI to XI studying under CBSE,ICSE, and State Boards
LanguageEnglish, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Odia, Malayalam, Assamese
Exam CenterHome
RegistrationOpens on 01 August, 2020
Closes on 30 September 2020 (without Late Fee)
FeeRs. 100/- (till 30 September) without Late Fee
Rs. 120/- (from 01 to 15 October, 2020) with Late Fee
Mode of PaymentThrough payment gateway and ONLINE (RTGS/NEFT) payment only.
NO CASH / DD / Cheque will be acceptable.
RTGS / NEFT Payment DetailsAccount number: 67351214143
Account Name: VIDYARTHI VIGYAN MANTHAN
IFSC code: SBIN0070582
Branch Name & Add: State Bank of India, Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi
Website URLwww.vvm.org.in
VVM National Science Talent Test Details

Objectives Of Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM):

  1. To conduct an annual talent search exam (competitive tests) 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 pure science.
  6. To educate school children about India’s contributions to the world of science and technology, both traditional and modern.
  7. To provide hands-on training to students through workshops and other events.
  8. To identify successful students at the State and National levels and felicitate them

Important Dates:

  • Registration Opens: 01st August, 2020
  • Registration Closes: 31st October, 2020
  • Upload of VVM Study Material: 20th August, 2020
  • Mock Tests: 01st November, 2020 onwards
  • Download Hall Tickets: No Hall Ticket Required
  • Date of Examination (Login any day): 29th November, 2020 and / or Monday, 30th November, 2020
  • Time of Examination: 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM (90 minutes)
  • Students will be able to login only once
  • Declaration of Result: 15th December, 2020
  • One or Two-day State Camp: 10th, 17th and 24th January, 2021 (any one day)*
  • Two-day National Camp: 15th and 16th May, 2021*

Structure Of VVM

Structure Of Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan: Students participating in VVM shall undergo the following multi-level testing procedures:

  • Objective type Multiple Choice Questions
  • Comprehensive Writing
  • Presentation and Group Discussion
  • Role Play
  • Practical examination
  • Methods of Science

For the winners of VVM, the program also includes organising visits to National Science Laboratories and Centres of repute and interaction with renowned scientists of the nation. The VVM will identify Vigyan Jigyasu – Keen Knowledge Seeker of Science at the national-level.

Each student will be evaluated vis-à-vis his/her class peers at all the stages i.e. school, state and national level.

School-level Exams

School-level Examinations (Junior And Senior): There will be only one examination for a total of one hour thirty minutes duration at school level with 100 multiple choice questions, each weighted for one mark. Examination will consist of Two Segments viz.

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 to be provided by Vijnana Bharati) and

Section-B 3 (comprising of 60 questions based on the Text Books of NCERT Curriculum & Logic and Reasoning (open source)). The examination will be conducted separately for Junior Group (class VI to VIII) and for Senior Group (class IX to XI).

Evaluation of students will be based on their individual performance at every level. The examination will be conducted in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Odia, Assamese (major regional languages).

VVM National Science Talent Exam Pattern

ItemDetails
ContentJunior and Senior (Classes VI to XI)
No. of Questions100
Marks100*
Structure of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions [1 Mark each]
Segments Section-A40 questions from 1) Indian Contributions to Science; 2) Life story of Vyankatesh Bapuji Ketkar & 3) Ketkar Ji’s work in the field of the Measurement of Time
Section-B60 questions from 1) Text Books of NCERT Curriculum & 2) Logic and Reasoning (open source)
Duration (90 minutes) Section-A 30 Minutes (40 Questions, 40 Marks)
Section-B 60 Minutes (60 Questions, 60 Marks)
Qualifying CriterionAnswers of Section-B will be checked only if a student secures equal or more than 50% (i.e. equal to or more than 20 Marks) in Section-A.
VVM National Science Talent Exam Pattern

Answers of Section-B will be evaluated only if a student secures equal to or more than 50% (i.e., equal to or more than 20 Marks) in Section-A. The final merit list to identify participants for State Level Camp would be prepared on the basis of total marks scored in both segments namely Section-A & Section-B. In case, ifthere is tie in rankings, marks obtained in Section-A will be the deciding one.

VVM National Science Talent Exam Content

CONTENTCONTRIBUTIONCURRICULUM
Science and Mathematics
from Text Books
50% (50 questions)
[1 Mark each]
NCERT Curriculum
Indian Contribution
to Science
20% (20 questions)
[1 Mark each]
VVM Study Material*
Life story of Vyankatesh Bapuji
Ketkar and his contribution in the Field of Measurement of Time
20% (20 questions)
[1 Mark each]
VVM Study Material*
Logic and Reasoning10% (10 questions)
[1 Mark each]
General Reading
VVM National Science Talent Exam Content

STATE LEVEL CAMP (SLC):

Top 20 rankers from each class for every state will be identified to participate in the one or two day State Level Camp (SLC). The camp will be organised at any location within the state.

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 who appeared for the examination, as per consideration of their geographical and cultural resemblance, and convenience of the students.

Selected students will have to bear their travel expense to attend the State Level Camp. No travel support for this purpose will be provided. The venue and other details will be informed to all selected students by the respective state coordinator(s).

NATIONAL CAMP (NC):

Top two students from each class i.e. total 12 students from each state will be invited to a twoday National Camp. National Camp (NC) will comprise of Presentations, Activities to test Scientific Understanding, Innovation, Creativity, Out-of-Box Thinking and Assessment of Leadership Quality.

Selected students will have to bear their travel expense to attend the National Camp. No travel support for this purpose will be provided. Organisers will make boarding and lodging arrangements. Necessary details regarding venue and others will be provided to all the students selected for participation in National Camp by the respective state coordinator(s).

All About

All About Registration And Examination: National Science Talent Test 2020 Registrations – Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan is a national level, unique, App based, science talent search examination that is conducted online. The registered students will be allowed to take exam from his/her own device, namely, a smart phone (mobile), laptop or desktop from his/her home. Exam will be conducted on windows and android platforms ONLY. First level examination will be conducted on 29 and/or 30 November, 2020. Timing of the examination will be the same all over India.

The mode of registration will also be online.

Student Registration

(A) INDIVIDUAL STUDENT REGISTRATION:

VVM are open for individual registration. The student will enter details like Photo, Name, DoB, Class, School Name, Address, City, District, State etc. and then the entered data will be verified by VVM admin by sending OTP’s on registered Mobile Number and Email Id respectively. Both the OTP’s will be different and required to be entered for completion of verification process.

After completion of verification the student will be provided with a unique username and password.

Now students will be provided with an option to make the online payment after logging into the website. They can select from options of payment according to their ease using the payment gateway.

Date for the examination will be pre-selected (either 29 or 30 November, 2020) and students will not be allowed to make any changes in the same. Student has to arrange for a device with good internet connectivity on the pre-selected date and time of examination.

Students can give exam only once either on 29 or on 30 November, 2020.

The students registered through this category will be considered for evaluation based on their school address mentioned during the registration.

The student must also specify the details of the device (as the App for each device varies) from which he is planning to take the exam in order to download the VVM Exam App compatible with his/her device.

Student can confirm the details displayed or change the device by providing the details of the device from which he will be taking the exam.

School Registration

(B) SCHOOL/INSTITUTE AND STUDENT REGISTRATION: We encourage bulk registration through the school/institute. To register under school/institute category, a minimum 10 students per class have to be registered.

STEP – I: Appointment of School/Institute Exam Coordinator:

The school/institute Principal/Authority needs to appoint the school/institute exam coordinator and he/she will register the school/institute and the students as per STEP-II and STEP-III.

STEP – II: Registration of School/Institute

Enter the details of the school like School/Institute Name, School/Institute Address, Name of the Principal, Name of the Exam Coordinator, Mobile Number, Email Id etc. This information will be displayed as school/institute profile on the VVM website.

The entered data will be verified by VVM admin by sending OTP’s on registered Mobile Number and Email Id respectively. Both the OTP’s will be different and required to be entered for completion of verification process.

After completion of verification the school/institute will be provided with a unique identification number, username and password.

The exam coordinator will now be able to register students who wish to take up the VVM online exam after logging to the website.

STEP – III: Registration of Students from School/Institute”

There will be two options with the exam coordinator to register the students:
A) Online – One by one online entry of the student details
B) Offline – The coordinator enters minimal details like Name of the student, Class, Gender, Email ID, Phone No. etc. in the prescribed excel format provided for this purpose. It will be an offline process, because, editable excel file (no changes in the format of file will be acceptable) is provided for data entry.

This information will be reflected on the website as student profile.

After completion of the entries the data can be uploaded online, partially or completely. If the uploading or data submission is successful he/she will be provided with an option to make the payment.

After the successful submission of exam fee the exam coordinator will be provided with each student’s username and password via email and these details will also be available on school dashboard. He/she will be required to distribute the same to respective students. The login credentials of students will not function till the fee payment status is updated.

After that the job of exam coordinator is complete, unless modification of a student’s details is needed!

STEP – IV: Creation of Student Profile

  • After first time login, students will be required to update/change their password (mandatory).
  • The student can complete their profile after logging into the website. In the student profile page, the details of the student like profile photo, DoB, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Residential address etc. need to be uploaded.
  • Date for the examination will be pre-selected and students will not be allowed to make any further changes in the same. Student has to arrange for a device with good internet connectivity on the pre-selected date and time of examination.
  • The student must also specify the details of the device (as the App for each device varies) from which he is planning to take the exam in order to download the VVM Exam App compatible with his/her device.
  • Student can confirm the details displayed or change the device by providing the details of the device from which he will be taking the exam.

The details of all the students registered from that school/institute will be accessible from the school/institute login. The authority to modify a student’s profile rests only with the Principal or School/Institute Exam Coordinator.

Fee Structure

FEE STRUCTURE: 1. Students registering individually or through school will have to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees Hundred Only). 2. School/Institute coordinator is requested to retain Rs. 20/- per student as a service charge with school/institute and rest of the amount will be transferred only through Online Payment Mode to VVM Delhi office. In case of account payment, please ensure to upload the receipt & transaction id and submit the transaction details.

DEVICES AND INTERNET

ABOUT DEVICES AND INTERNET FACILITY: All the students will appear for the examination through their own devices with internet connectivity from their home. Students will have to ensure time-to-time update of VVM Exam App. Students must ensure that they use the same device that they had used to attempt mock exams. They should also ensure that the device is fully charged and App is working properly if they are using any other device.

APP

EXAM APPLICATION (APP) 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 installed and will function properly only if the registered device (laptop / tablet / mobile) details are correct or it is 8 downloaded according to the operating system of the desired device from student’s profile page.

The profile page will contain detailed instructions for App download and installation. Request support link will be available in case of any issues. Once the App is downloaded, the user will have the option to test the same by attempting Mock Exams.

Students will have to update it regularly and for this purpose he/she will have to allow push notification from this App for update notifications.

Mock Test

NOTIFICATIONS AND MOCK TEST: To build confidence of the students and to make exam user friendly, mock tests will be conducted regularly. The registered students will get regular notifications regarding the availability of mock exams.

On the specified date and time, the student can login in Exam App and take the mock test. On completion of the mock test, the students can view their result on the result page. After verification of answers student can report to admin if he/she faces any problems in the feedback section of the App.

Final Exam

FINAL EXAMINATION: Four days before the date of exam, the student will receive an SMS and Email notification to download the latest App. This download must be done at least three days prior to the exam date.

After 25 November, 2020, the App will be available for download (link will be th th enabled) for all those appearing in the examination on 29 and/or 30 November, 2020.

The student will not be able to appear for the exam without the latest App (updated version) th th installed in the desired device. Either on 29 or on 30 November, 2020, students can login in the Exam App anytime from 10:00AM to 08:00PM to write the exam with his/her selected device (mobile/tablet /laptop).

On receiving this request the App will verify the following:

a) Student’s login details – username and password.
b) Connection speed and give warning if the speed is below threshold.
c) Verify the Exam App ID to make sure that the student is using the latest version of the App.
d) After successful verification students will be asked for Invigilator Key which will be available in the Exam App itself. Once the Invigilator Key is entered the exam will start at the stipulated time.

No student will be allowed or will be able to login before 10:00 AM or after 08:00PM. Students can login only once, either on 29 or on 30 November, 2020.

Students will have to click on Go To Exam button in Exam App screen to write the exam

Students will see the Instructions on the first page. He/she is requested to read all the instructions carefully and then click of I Agree button given at the end of the same to start the Exam.

There will be Two Segments in Exam namely Section-A and Section-B.

Section-A

  1. Students will be provided 30 minutes to answer 40 questions of Section-A.
  2. The student will be able to see only one question at a time.
  3. He/She will be able to review the answers of section-A, until or unless the final submission of the answers for the section or completion on the time duration i.e. 30 minutes. After that he/she will be redirected to the Section-B.
  4. Student can edit or change the answers by clicking on the review tab and question number only before the submission of the answers for this section or completion of the time duration.

Section-B

  1. Students will be provided 60 minutes to answer 60 questions in Section-B.
  2. The student will be able to see one question at a time.
  3. He/she will be able to review the answers in this section until or unless the final submission of the answers for this section or before the completion on the time duration i.e. 60 minutes. After that he/she will be redirected to the Final Submission of Answer Sheet.
  4. Student can edit or change the answers by clicking on the review tab and question number only before the submission of the answers for this section or completion of the time duration.
  5. After that he/she will be redirected to the Final Submission of Answer Sheet.

The top panel of the App will display the statistics regarding the number of questions Answered, Marked for Review, Time Left, etc.

Fifteen minutes before end of the examination, the student will get an alert stating “15 minutes are left”.

Students completing the exam before stipulated time can submit his/her answers by clicking on the “SUBMIT” button.

Once the submission is over student will get a Submission notification and he/she will not be able/allowed to write the exam again. After completion of the exam time students need to upload answer sheets via all three options namely
1) Upload Answer Sheet,
2) Upload Text File and
3) Email Text File. In case of any connection failure, the answers will be saved automatically by the application to the local system in an encrypted format. The student can upload the answer sheet within the time window provided.

REGISTRATION: National Science Talent Test 2020 Registrations will be available only through online mode on VVM’s website https://www.vvm.org.in.Only school/institute principal/teacher can register as school

VVM Student Awards

NAMESELECTIONAWARDS
LEVEL-I
SCHOOL LEVEL
Top 3 Rankers per class will be SCHOOL winners (i.e. 18 students from each school). Minimum 10 students per class must be registered from a school to qualify for this category.Merit Certificate

Certificates will be generated online only. Participating students can download them from profile account after logging into it on our website. No printed copy of the same will be provided.
LEVEL-II
DISTRICT LEVEL
Top 3 rankers per class will be DISTRICT winners (i.e. 18 students from each district). [All schools from that district will be part of the evaluation].Merit Certificate

Certificates will be generated online only. Participating students can download them from profile account after logging into it on our website. No printed copy of the same will be provided.
LEVEL-III
STATE LEVEL
Top 20 rankers from each class from a state will qualify to participate in the state level camp.

Top 3 rankers per class will be the State winners (i.e. 18 students per state).

[Winners will be chosen from among students appearing in the 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 rankers per class
LEVEL-IV
NATIONAL LEVEL
Top 2 winners at the state level, from each state, will qualify to participate in the National Camp.

Top 3 rankers per class will be National winners i.e. Himalayans (i.e. 18 students at national level).

Top 3 rankers per class, from a zone, will be Zonal winners in addition to National winners (i.e. 18 students per zone).
 National Camp Participation Certificate & Memento
 National Camp Winner Certificate & 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 3rd rankers per class in each zone
VVM Student Awards

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VVM 2020 Schedule

ActivityDate
Registration Opens01st August, 2020
Registration Closes31st October, 2020
Upload of VVM Study Material20th August, 2020
Mock Tests01st November, 2020 onwards
Download Hall TicketsNo Hall Ticket Required
Date of Examination (Login anyday)Sunday, 29th November, 2020 and / or Monday, 30th November, 2020
Time of Examination10:00 AM to 08:00 PM (90 minutes)
Students will be able to login only once
Declaration of Result15th December, 2020
One or Two-day State Camp10th, 17th and 24th January, 2021 (any one day)*
Two-day National Camp15th and 16th May, 2021*

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