Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition 2022-2023 (Apply Online)

Homi Bhabha Exam 2022-2023: MSTA has released the fresh schedule for the academic year 2022-2023. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition is an annual recurring program conducted by the Mumbai Science Teacher’s Association (MSTA).

The objective of this competition is to bring out the science talent in students of 6th & 9th standards and encourage them towards basic sciences.

Every year, the students of the 6th & 9th classes from various regions participate in the Homi Bhabha Competition.

Homi Bhabha Exam Important Dates 2022-2023:

Online Registration start date8th July 2022 (Friday)
Last Date for Submitting Application1st August 2022 (Monday) till midnight
Registration Submission with a Late Fee of Rs. 50/-2nd August to 13th August 2022 till 5 PM
Offline Theory exam date for 6th Class26th November 2022 (3 to 5 PM)
Offline Theory exam date for 9th Class26th November 2022 (3 to 5 PM)
Announcement of Result of Theory ExamDecember 2022 Last Week
Online Practical Exam Date for 6th Class22nd January 2023
Online Practical Exam Date for 9th Class15th January 2023
Practical Exam Result DateFebruary First Week 2023
Action Research Project & Viva Submission Date12th March 2023 (Sunday)
Interview19th March 2023 (Sunday)
Action Research Project Interview19th March 2023 (Sunday)
Prize Distribution16th April 2023 (Sunday)

Note: Please note that the above-given dates are tentative, the board has the right to change the dates at any time. So the applicants and the parents are requested to keep an eye on updated dates.

The detailed Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Application Procedure, and Required Documents have been given on this page.

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Homi Bhabha Exam 2022-2023 for 6th & 9th Class

Homi Bhabha Exam 2022-2023: This exam is being conducted by MSTA since 1981. The Homi Bhabha Exam is carried out in 3 phases and the primary eligibility to apply for the competition is 6th or 9th class.

Homi Bhabha Exam

The applications are accepted from only a few regions of the country. Everything is discussed in detail below.

Homi Bhabha Exam Eligibility

The following are the eligibility criteria to participate in the Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition 2022-2023.

  • The student must be pursuing either 6th or 9th standard
  • The accepted medium of languages are English, Semi-English, and Marathi
  • All Boards are accepted (SSC, CBSE, ICSE, etc.,)

Accepted Regions

The students pursuing 6th & 9th classes from the following regions are eligible to apply for the Homi Bhabha Exam 2022-2023.


Sub Regions: Mumbai & Mumbai Suburban’s


Sub Regions: Thane, Raigad, Palghar


Sub Regions: Pune, Ahmadnagar, Solapur


Sub Regions: Aurangabad, Latur, Nanded, Beed, Jalna, Osmanabad, Hingoli, Parbhani


Sub Regions: Nashik, Jalgaon, Dhule, Nandurbar


Sub Regions: Kolhapur, Sangli, Ratnagiri, Satara, Sindhudurg


Sub Regions: Amravati, Buldhana, Akola, Yavatmal, Washim, Wardha, Nagpur, Bhandara, Gondia, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur

Homi Bhabha Exam Answer Key & Results 2022-2023

Homi Bhabha Exam Rewards

The merit list will be finalized based on the below formula

Final Marks = (30% of Phase-I Marks) + (Phase-II & Phase-III Marks)

Top 10% of Students from the Final List1. Gold Medal
2. Certificate
3. Reward of Rs. 3000/-
Next 60% of Students from the Final List1. Silver Medal
2. Certificate
3. Reward of Rs. 2000/-
Remaining Students1. Bronze Medal
2. Certificate
3. Reward of Rs. 1000/-

Rewards for School:

The following trophies are given to the school based on the performance and participation of their students

Name of the TrophyReason
Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Trophy (Lakshvedhi Gunvatta Puraskar)If the students of the particular school get maximum medals
Vidnyan Jattha Trophy (Kamal Sahbhag Puraskar)For the participation of maximum students in the competition

Exam Pattern 2022-2023

The Homi Bhabha Exam is carried out in 3 stages

  1. Phase I (Offline Written Exam)
  2. Phase II (Offline Practical Exam)
  3. Phase III (Offline Interview & Submission of Research Report Online)

1. Homi Bhabha Offline Written Exam (Phase-I)

As the Covid restrictions are removed, this year, the written examinations are conducted offline for all the participants. This exam is of 100 multiple choice questions from science and GK backgrounds.

  • The maximum marks for the written exam are 100
  • The duration of the exam is 90 minutes (1 and 1/2 Hr.)

Selection Procedure to the Next Level:

The top 7.5% of students from the written test are promoted to the next level and awarded the Merit Certificate.

The remaining passed students will get a Passing Certificate.

2. Offline Practical Exam (Phase-II)

The second phase of the competition consists of a practical exam, which is for 30 marks. This year the practical exam is also conducted offline only.

Practical Test for 6th Class:

The total marks for the test are 30.

5 Experiments X 6 Marks Each = 30 Marks

  • The experiments are based on a general science background.
  • The duration of the exam is 30 minutes

Practical Test for 9th Class:

The practical exam for the 9th standard is divided into three categories

  1. One Experiment on Physics (10 Marks)
  2. One Experiment on Chemistry (10 Marks)
  3. 10 Questions each consist of 1 mark from Biology (10×1=10 Marks)

The duration of the test is 10 minutes per segment i.e., a total of 30 minutes.

Selection Procedure to the Next Level:

The shortlisting process starts by considering the 30% marks from Phase-I and the marks obtained in the Phase-II

The top 10% of the merit list will be promoted to the next level i.e., for Phase III.

3. Offline Interview (Phase III)

The Phase-III process starts with the General Interview and then the Evaluation of the Action Research Project.


  • General Interview: 30 Marks
  • Evaluation of Action Research Project: 30 Marks


  • General Interview: 5 to 10 minutes
  • Evaluation of Action Research Project: 5 to 10 minutes

Final Selection Procedure:

The selection procedure is carried out by considering 30% marks of the first two phases and the marks of Phase III.

The following are the rewards and medals offered based on the merit list.

The top 10% of students from the merit listGold Medal,
Merit Certificate, and
Rs. 3000/- scholarship
Next 60% of students from the merit listSilver Medal,
Certificate, and
Rs. 2000/- Scholarship
Rest of the participantsBronze Medal,
Certificate, and
Rs. 1000/- Scholarship

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Homi Bhabha Exam Fee 2022-23

The participants needed to pay the application fee to participate in the Homi Bhabha Exam.

Below are the fee particulars.

Fee for all Regions & Schools (Without Late Fee)Rs. 250/-
With Late FeeRs. 300/-
Fee for Individual ApplicationRs. 300/-

Note: The candidates who want to apply for the Homi Bhabha Exam individually (not through any of the schools) come under Individual Application.

How to Pay the Fee:

The application fee should be paid through the school. The students have to pay the fee of Rs. 250/- to the school management.

Rs. 230/- per head will be paid to MSTA and Rs. 20/- be taken by the school’s management towards the processing fee.

The school management will pay the fee through the following methods

  1. Cash Deposit to the MSTA account
  2. Through Net Banking/ Credit Card / Debit Card

1. Cash Deposit

The school management can directly deposit the cash to the bank account of the Greater Bombay Science Teacher’s Association.

The account details are as follows

Name of the Beneficiary: ‘The Greater Bombay Science Teachers’ Association’
Account Number: 36494310194
State Bank Of India
IFSC: SBIN0000552
Branch: Malad (W), Mumbai.

2. Payment through Online

The management can also pay the fee only by registering the school at www.msta.in.

Registration Process

The Registration process is carried out at the official website of MSTA. The school’s management will take care of the application process on behalf of the student.

The registrations done by private institutes and academies are not considered valid registration.


Syllabus for 6th Class:

The questions are covered in the textbooks of classes 4th, 5th, and 6th. The respective weightage is as follows.

4th Class Text Books10% Questions
5th Class Text Books20% Questions
6th Class Text Books60% Questions
General Knowledge10% Questions

Syllabus for 9th Class:

The questions for Homi Bhabha 9th class exam are taken from the textbooks of the 7th, 8th, and 9th classes.

7th Class Text Books10% Questions
8th Class Text Books20% Questions
9th Class Text Books60% Questions
General Knowledge10% Questions

Homi Bhabha Exam Hall Ticket Download

MSTA will release the hall tickets soon after finishing the registration process. Candidates are advised to keep an eye on the official website to get notified about the hall ticket dates. We will also update the exact dates once the announcement got released.

MSTA has provided a mock test facility to practice the exam. Students can access the mock test free of cost. There is no limit to accessing the test.

FAQ on Homi Bhabha Exam 2022-2023

Q1: What is the basic eligibility to apply for Homi Bhabha Exam?

Ans: To participate in the Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition, the student must be studying the 6th & 9th classes from the above-mentioned regions.

Q2: When will MSTA release the final result of the Homi Bhabha Exam?

Ans: The prize distribution schedule is postponed multiple times. Recently the management released the final result on the official portal of MSTA. Get the Result Here.

Q3: What is the Application Fee for Homi Bhabha Exam 2022-2023?

Ans: The application fee to participate in the Homi Bhabha Competition is Rs. 250/- (without a late fee).

Q4: Can I apply for the Homi Bhabha exam individually?

Ans: The students can also apply for the competition individually by paying the fee of Rs. 300/- directly at the official website.

Q5: How many rounds are there in the Homi Bhabha Competition for 6th & 9th Classes?

Ans: The competition is carried out in 3 stages.
1. Written Exam
2. Practical Exam
3. General Interview

Q6: Where can I check the results of the Homi Bhabha Exam?

Ans: All the updates, notifications, schedules, Answer keys, and results are published on the official website only.
Check the Homi Bhabha Result Here

Q7: What is the official website to apply for Homi Bhabha Competition?

Ans: All the applications and fee payments are accepted at the official website of MSTA i.e., www.msta.in

Q8: When does MSTA release the Homi Bhabha notification for the academic year 2022-2023?

Ans: The schedule for this academic year 2022-2023 is out now. The theory exam is scheduled to be conducted on 26th November 2022 for both 6th & 9th-standard students.

24 thoughts on “Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition 2022-2023 (Apply Online)

  1. What is the last date of fees payments?
    What is the last date of enrollment and how to deposit fees?

  2. सर माझ्या मुलाची fee जय हिंद हायस्कूल धुळे अहिरे सर यांच्याकडे सगळ्यात आधी दिली होती फोटो पण दिला होता पण त्यांनी फॉर्म भरला नाही तर आता आता सहावी होमी बाबा चा फॉर्म कसा भरता येईल मार्गदर्शन मिळावे ही विनंती, krishna pravin deore

  3. Thank you respect sir/mam
    But mine question was that on site it is showing that the cut off for homi bhabha exam 2020-21 English medium is 61 and my marks are the same so please check….thank you sir please check my paper once again

  4. Sir exam online honar aani jar aapan merit list madhe nahi aalo tari 1000 rupaye ani medal , certificate bhetnaar ka

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