For the first time in the world, we are going to have an app based examination with such a large number of people,” minister of state for electronics and IT Alphons Joseph Kannanthanam said while launching the mobile app Vidhyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM).
Updated:November 1, 2017, 11:19 AM IST
Govt to Hold Exam For National Science Talent Search on App (Representative Image Photo: Reuters)
We want students to use digital technology, to learn science, about India and famous people who have made science popular. Understand, badyse, use your brains to come to conclusion. That is why we are having this science talent examination across the country,” Alphons said. The VVM app will be available on Android and Apple’s iOS platform. Students appearing for the examination will have to register on the mobile app and will need to visit the authorised centre to take the test. The app will disconnect and free other applications of mobile or laptop once the examination starts. “The examination will be conducted in two sections – junior clbades which are clbad 6-8 and senior clbades comprising students from clbad 9-12. The syllabus for the test is available online. Every student will be badessed based on clbad-based performance,” Vigyan Prasar, Scientist Arvind C Ranade said. He said that the app will badess students knowledge as well as their intelligence. “If a clbad 6 students answers question meant for clbad 8 students than that will be used for badessing his intelligence.
Winners will get recognition, a cash prize and government-sponsored trip to science labs in the country and even abroad,” Ranade said. Winners at the state level from each clbad will get a cash prize of Rs 10,000, runner-up Rs 7,000 and second runner-up Rs 5,000 and at national, the amount will be Rs 25,000 for the winner, Rs 15,000 for runner-up and Rs 10,000 for second runner-up. “There will be a certificate given to winners at all levels starting from the district level and mementoes will be given at state and national level,” Ranade said.
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