HOMI BHABHA EXAMS


Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition is conducted by The Mumbai Science Teachers’ Association since 1981 to encourage students to take interest in science, to inculcate scientific attitude and to search science talent in students and motive them towords basic sciences as well as to clear the scientific concepts among students.

 

Eligibility

 

This competition is conducted for the students studying only in VIth and IXth Std. of English and Marathi Medium of all boards.

 

Structure of the Competition

Phase No.Description of Phase Max. MarksDurationSelection Procedure
Phase I Written test :
100 multiple choice questions based on science & G.K.in science
10090-min.(a) Top 7.5% students will be selected for phase II. They will get Merit Certificate.

(b) Remaining passed students will get Passing certificate.
Phase IIPractical Test:
For VI std.: There will be 5 experiments of 6 marks each based on general science.

For IX std. : a) Physics: 1 experiment

b) Chemistry: 1 experiment

c) Biology: 10 questions based on 10 specimens
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30 min. (6 min per experiment)



10 min


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10 min
(a) Selection for phase III - 30% of the marks obtained in phase I and marks obtained in phase II will be considered.


(b) Top 10 % students will be selected for phase III
Phase III Interview- a) General interview


b) Evaluation of action research project
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30
5 to 10 min.



5 to 10 min.
Considering 30% marks of Phase I, + Marks of Phase II & Phase III

(a) Top 10% candidates will get Gold Medal, certificate and scholarship of Rs. 3000/-.


(b) Next 60% candidates will get Silver Medal, certificate and scholarship of Rs. 2000/-

(c) Remaining all candidates will get Bronze Medal, certificate and scholarship of Rs. 1000/-
b) Evaluation of action research project 30 5 to 10 min.

 

SYLLABUS / PORTION

 

  • Textbooks of IV, V and VI std of SSC syllabus and Content related to the above from ICSE and CBSE books for 6th std.
  • Textbooks of VII ,VIII and IX std of SSC syllabus and Content related to the above from ICSE and CBSE books for 9th std.
  • Marathi medium students should refer the English medium textbooks and the ICSE, CBSE books for examples.
  • Majority of the questions will be from SSS board text books.
  • Less emphasis will be given for knowledge based questions and more emphasis for understanding, reasoning, correlation, etc.
  • The questions related to general knowledge in science will be based on the topics like happenings of the last year and science around day to day life

 

7 Regions

  1. MUMBAI : Mumbai and Mumbai suburban’s
  2. THANE : Thane, Palghar, Raigad
  3. PUNE : Pune, Solapur, Ahmadnagar
  4. NASHIK : Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Nandurbar
  5. KOLHAPUR : Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, Ratnagiri & Sindhudurg
  6. AURANGABAD : Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed, Latur, Osmanabad, Nanded, Hingoli, Parbhani
  7. VIDHARBH : Akola, Buldhana, Amravati, Washim, Yavatmal, Wardha, Nagpur, Bhandara, Gondia, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur

 

Other Prizes

  1. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Trophy – To School, – For remarkable performance which bags maximum medals.
  2. Vidnyan Jattha Trophy – To School, – For maximum participation. (Separate trophy in above categories for each region)

 

Fees

ENTRY FEE (Per student) –

  1. Rs. 210 /- For All regions & All types of schools. (Regular Fee)
  2.  Rs. 250 /- With Late fee.

 

How to pay registration fee.

  1. Collect the fee as above. Keep Rs. 10/- per student with School as processing fee of entire competition.
  2. Deposit remaining amount (Rs. 200 /- per student) through any branch of State Bank of India in favour of The Greater Bombay Science Teachers Association,current A/C No. 36494310194, Branch : Malad (W), Mumbai-400 064. IFSC Code : SBIN0000552
  3. To deposit the fees download SBI Bank’s challan after school login from our website www.msta.in & fill up it carefully.
  4. Get the transaction ID or J No. from SBI Bank and note it on paying slip. Note that Transaction ID/J-No. is necessary for online registration.
  5. Use only one challan for both 6th & 9th Std.

 

Registration Process –

Registration for the competition should be done by online and through school only

  1. Registration done by individual or through private classes will not be considered at any circumstances.
  2. Students from Semi-English medium school can choose only one medium either English or Marathi. Once the student selects the medium, it cannot be changed. It will remain same for all the remaining phases of the competition.

 

Answer Key for Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition 2018-19

 

STD VI  (ENGLISH & MARATHI)
Q. NO. ANSWER  Q. NO. ANSWER  Q. NO. ANSWER  Q. NO. ANSWER 
1 A 26 A 51 A 76 C
2 D 27 D 52 B 77 D
3 A 28 C 53 B 78 C
4 F.C. 29 A 54 B 79 C
5 C 30 A 55 C 80 B
6 B 31 A 56 B 81 A
7 C 32 D 57 D 82 D
8 C 33 B 58 C 83 C
9 A 34 C 59 A 84 D
10 B 35 D 60 C 85 C
11 D 36 B 61 B 86 C
12 D 37 D 62 C 87 A
13 B 38 C 63 B 88 C
14 B 39 A 64 A 89 A
15 C 40 D 65 A 90 B
16 A 41 D 66 B 91 D
17 B 42 A 67 A 92 D
18 A 43 C 68 D 93 C
19 A 44 D 69 B 94 B
20 C 45 B 70 C 95 C
21 A 46 C 71 C 96 A
22 D 47 B 72 F. C. 97 B
23 A 48 A 73 A 98 C
24 D 49 A 74 B 99 C
25 A 50 C 75 A 100 D

Q. No. 04 – Full Credit

 


STD IX  (ENGLISH & MARATHI)
Q. NO. ANSWER Q. NO. ANSWER Q. NO. ANSWER Q. NO. ANSWER
1 C 26 C 51 A 76 D
2 B 27 B 52 A 77 D
3 C 28 B 53 B 78 B
4 C 29 A 54 B 79 C
5 D 30 C 55 D 80 A
6 B 31 A 56 B 81 C
7 C 32 C 57 A 82 B
8 B 33 A 58 B 83 C
9 A 34 D 59 A 84 A
10 D 35 C 60 D 85 C
11 A 36 B 61 C 86 C
12 D 37 B 62 D 87 B
13 A 38 A 63 B 88 B
14 B 39 C 64 C 89 B
15 A 40 C 65 B 90 B
16 B 41 C 66 B 91 D
17 A 42 D 67 D 92 C
18 B 43 C 68 C 93 C
19 A 44 D 69 A 94 D
20 C 45 A 70 A 95 C
21 A 46 C 71 C 96 B
22 B 47 B 72 D 97 C
23 D 48 B 73 B 98 C
24 C 49 D 74 D 99 A
25 A 50 C 75 A 100 A

 

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