Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (2022-23): Science Talent Search Examination for Students

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CBSE Circular: Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (2022-23): Science Talent Search Examination for Students.

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Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan VVM – India’s largest science talent search examination for new India using digital devices. 

Vigyan Prasar, a National Institute for Science and Technology Communication established under Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in association with the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) and Vijnana Bharati, is conducting the Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM) 2022-23 for school students of classes VI to XI. VVM 2022-23 is an open-book science talent search examination to be held in 12 languages and designed to be carried out using digital devices (App based).

Objectives of Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VM)

  • To create interest among students in pure science
  • To educate school children about India’s contributions, from traditional 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 ofscience
  • To conduct competitive exams 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 Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan

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

  • Objective type Multiple Choice Questions
  • Comprehensive Writing
  • Presentation and Group Discussion
  • Role Play
  • Practical examination
  • Methods of Science

For the winners of Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan VVM, the program also includes organising visits to National Science Laboratories and Centres of repute and interaction with renowned scientists of the nation. The Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan VVM will identify Vigyan Jigyasu – Keen Knowledge Seeker of Science at the national level. Each student will be evaluated vis-à-vis his/her class peers at all the stages i.e. school, state, and national levels.

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School Level Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan Examinations (Junior and Senior)

There will be only one examination for a total of one hour and thirty minutes duration at the school level with 100 multiple choice questions, each weighted for one mark.

The Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan VVM examination will consist of Two Segments viz. Section-A (comprising of 40 questions from study material Indian Contributions to Science; Life story of Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman & India’s Freedom Struggle and Science (August 2022 issue) to be provided by Vijnana Bharati) & Section-B (comprising of 60 questions based on the Text Books of NCERT Curriculum & Logic and Reasoning (open source)).

The Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan VVM 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 each level. The examination will be conducted in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Odia, and Assamese (major regional languages).

Click Here to read the information brochure regarding Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM) 2022-23 

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