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Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM)

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 (DST), Government of India and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), an institution under the Ministry of Education (earlier known as Ministry of Human Resources and Development). VVM is a national program for popularizing science among school students of standard VI to XI, conceptualised to identify the bright minds with a scientific aptitude among the student community. VVM is India’s largest science talent search examination for new India using digital devices as well as India’s first open book exam.

VVM Organisers

Vijnana Bharati

Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) is a national movement for the propagation and popularization of Science & Technology among students and masses. VIBHA promotes scientific contributions made by India in ancient times as well as now. Now we are the largest scientific organization having the longest chain of state units and networking institutions across the country.

Vigyan Prasar

Vigyan Prasar (VP) is a national institute for science and technology communication established in 1989 under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Vigyan Prasar promotes and propagates a scientific and rational outlook in society, nurtures interest in science, encourages creativity and develops capacity for informed decision making.

NCERT

National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) is an organisation set up by the Government of India in the year 1961 to assist and advise the central and state governments on academic matters related to school education. The major objectives of NCERT and its constituent units are to: undertake, promote and coordinate research in areas related to school education; prepare and publish model textbooks, supplementary material, newsletters, journals and develop educational kits, multimedia digital materials, etc.

Objectives of VVM

  • To create interest among students in pure science
  • To educate school children about India’s contributions from tradition to modern, to the world of science and technology
  • To provide hands-on training to students through workshops and other events
  • To provide mentors for preparing students to carry forward their education in the field of science
  • To conduct competitive tests to identify students who have a scientific bent of mind
  • To identify successful students at the State and National levels and felicitate them
  • To organise exposure visits for the winners to various R&D institutions in the country

Structure of VVM

Students participating in VVM shall undergo the following multi-level testing procedures:

  • Objective type question answering
  • Comprehensive writing
  • Presentation and group discussion
  • Roleplay
  • 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 (विज्ञानं जिज्ञासु) - Keen Knowledge Seeker of Science at National Level. Each student will be evaluated vis-á-vis his/her class peers at all the stages i.e. school, state and national level.

About VVM

Registration

Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan is a national level, unique, app-based, science talent search examination that is conducted online. Students from classes VI to XI studying under CBSE, ICSE and State Boards are eligible. Registration will be available only through online mode on VVM website under two categories, namely:

  • Individual Student Registration
  • Individual Student Registration 

The registered students will be allowed to take exam from his/her own device, namely, a smartphone (mobile), laptop or desktop from his/her home. Exam will be conducted on windows and android platforms only.

Syllabus

Content Contribution Curriculum
Science and Mathematics from textbooks 50% (50 Questions) [1 Mark Each] NCERT Curriculum
Indian Contributions 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 & Reasoning 10% (10 Questions) [1 Mark Each] General Reading
Question Paper Pattern
Content  Junior and Senior (Classes VI to XI)
No. of Questions 100
Marks 100
Structure of Questions Multiple Choice Questions [1 Mark Each]
Segments Section A

40 questions from:

  • Indian Contributions to Science
  • Life Story of Vyankatesh Bapuji Ketkar
  • Ketkar Ji’s Work in the Field of the Measurement of Time
Section B

60 questions from:

  • Text Books of NCERT Curriculum
  • 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 Criterion Answers 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. 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, if there is tie in rankings, marks obtained in Section A will be the deciding one.

VVM Examination

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:

  • 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
  • Section B comprising of 60 questions based on the textbooks of NCERT curriculum and 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, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Odia, Assamese (major regional languages)

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 consists of:

  • Application orientated multiple choice questions
  • Hands-on activities
  • Observation and analysis
  • Situational problem solving ability
  • Series of other activities

States will be clubbed according to the number of students who appeared for the examination, as per consideration of their geographical and cultural resemblance, and convenience of the students.

National Camp (NC)

Top two students from each class i.e. total 12 students from each state will be invited to a two day National Camp, which comprises of:

  • Presentations
  • Activities to test scientific understanding
  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Out-of-box thinking and assessment of leadership quality

Student Awards

Level Name Selection Reward
Level I School Toppers 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 VVM website. No printed copy of the same will be provided.
Level II District Toppers 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 evaluation].  Merit Certificate
Certificates will be generated online only. Participating students can download them from profile account after logging into VVM website. No printed copy of the same will be provided.
Level III State Level Winners

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 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. 5000, Rs. 3000 and Rs. 2000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd rankers per class
Level IV National Level Winners

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).

  • Participation Certificate
  • National Camp Memento
  • Cash prize Rs. 25000, Rs. 15000 and Rs. 10000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd rankers per class
  • Cash prize Rs. 5000, Rs. 3000 and Rs. 2000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd rankers per class in each zone

VVM Online Lecture Series

VVM online lecture series conducted by prominent academic members of VVM is available on VVM Youtube Channel.

Source: Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM)



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