Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO)
Selection for the Stage II is based on the following scheme.
A candidate must secure a score equal to or greater than a Minimum Admissible Score (MAS). The MAS for a given subject will be 50% of the average of the top ten scores in that subject rounded off to the nearest lower integer.
Merit Index Clause
There will be a high score called the Merit Index (MI) associated with each subject in Olympiads. The MI in a subject is defined as 80% of the average of the top ten scores in that subject rounded off to the nearest lower integer. All students with a score greater than merit index MI for the subject will automatically qualify for INO Stage II examination in that subject.
The syllabus for INJSO will be broadly similar to NSEJS. The syllabus is, however, only a broad guideline. Questions and problems in National Olympiads are usually non-conventional and of high difficulty level, comparable to International Olympiads.
Stage III: Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Junior Science
On the basis of performance in INJSO, the top 35 students in the merit list will be selected for Stage III.
Stage IV: Pre-departure Training (PDT) Camp for IJSO
The selected 6 member student team from OCSC will undergo a rigorous training programme at HBCSE in theory and experiment.
Stage V: Participation in International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO)
The 6 student member team and 3 teacher leaders will constitute the delegation to represent India at the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO).