About the Exam

What is Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Examination ?

Homi Bhabha BalVaidnyanik Examination (Junior Scientist) is an exam conducted by Mumbai Science Teachers Association to encourage students to take keen interest in science and its application in daily life. Exams are conducted for students of Std.6 and Std.9.

The examination consists of three stages
1.Written Test
2.Practical Examination
3.Viva Voce & Project

Why Homi Bhabha ?

The main feature of this examination is that it does not have a prescribed text book.So, you really cant sit with a single book, solve it from start to end and top this exam. So, while you may top your school exam comfortably, the same cannot be said for this exam. Competitive examinations like the Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik exam look for concepts and real-time application of those concepts.They also serve as an indicator as to where you stand with respect to your peers all across the city. Most importantly, it inculcates a habit to be well-informed and understand a subject thoroughly.

What is the format of the written test ?

The written test consists of 100 questions :

30 Physics

30 Chemistry

30 Biology

10 General Science Awareness

What is the Scoring pattern? Is there any negative marking ?

One mark is alloted for each question.Total marks are hundred. There is no negative marking.

What are the cut-offs for the written test ?

There are no fixed cut-offs per se. Every year the cutoffs vary. They are mentioned at the time of declaration of results.