Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition 2020-2021 (Apply Online)

Homi Bhabha Exam 2020-2021: 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.

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

Go through it.

Homi Bhabha Exam 2020-2021 for 6th & 9th Class

Homi Bhabha Exam 2020-2021: 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 2020-2021.

  • 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 2020-2021.

Mumbai:

Sub Regions: Mumbai & Mumbai Suburban’s

Thane:

Sub Regions: Thane, Raigad, Palghar

Pune:

Sub Regions: Pune, Ahmadnagar, Solapur

Aurangabad:

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

Nashik:

Sub Regions: Nashik, Jalgaon, Dhule, Nandurbar

Kolhapur:

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

Vidharbh:

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

Homi Bhabha Exam Answer Key & Results 2020

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% Students from the Final List1. Gold Medal
2. Certificate
3. Reward of Rs. 3000/-
Next 60% 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 2020-2021

The Homi Bhabha Exam is carried out in 3 stages

  1. Phase I (Written Exam)
  2. Phase-II (Practical Exam)
  3. Phase III (Interview)

1. Homi Bhabha Written Exam (Phase-I)

The written examination is conducted for all applicants. This exam is of 100 multiple choice questions from science and GK background.

  • 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 with the Merit Certificate.

The remaining passed students will get a Passing Certificate.

2. Homi Bhabha Practical Exam (Phase-II)

The second phase of the competition consists of a practical exam, which is for 30 marks.

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 the general science background.
  • The duration of the exam is 30 minutes

Practical Test for 9th Class:

The practical exam for 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 consists 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 the 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. Homi Bhabha General Interview (Phase-III)

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

Marks:

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

Duration:

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

Final Selection Procedure:

The selection procedure is carried 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.

MeritRewards
The top 10% of students from the merit listGold Medal,
Merit Certificate, and
Rs. 3000/- scholarship
Next 60% of studenrts 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

The participants are 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. 500/-

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/- is 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 follow

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 the private institutes and academies are not considered as a valid registration.

Syllabus

Syllabus for 6th Class:

The questions are covered from the text books of classes 4th, 5th, 6th. The respective weightage is as follow.

ClassWeightage
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 text books of 7th, 8th, and 9th classes.

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

FAQ on Homi Bhabha Exam 2020-2021

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 has released the final result at the official portal of MSTA. Get the Result Here.

Q3: What is the Application Fee for Homi Bhabha Exam 2020-2021?

Ans: The application fee to participate in the Homi Bhabha Competition is Rs. 250/- (without 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. 500/- 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, schedule, Answer Key, and the 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 the fee payments are accepted at the official website of MSTA i.e., www.msta.in

Q8: When do MSTA release the Homi Bhabha notification for the academic year 2020-2021?

Ans: The schedule for this academic year is not yet released. As per the official statement from the authorities, this year the notification releases after the re-opening of schools. The first level examination is expected to be conducted in the month of December 2020.

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