Structure of VVM
Students participating in VVM shall undergo the following multi-level testing procedures:
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The first and second level screening (State Level Screening) shall be done through written examination for all students at each state level in the country. Then, each state shall conduct State Level VVM Camp to identify and select participant for National Level VVM Camp. National Science talents shall be selected, from each class in two days exhaustive National Level VVM Camp.
Who Can Participate?
All students from classes VI to XI studying under CBSE, ICSE, and State Boards are eligible to appear in this examination. Language of the Exam: Students can give the examination either in English or Hindi or in their own mother tongue. Exam Centres: The exam will be conducted at various centres across India. The schools that enrol more than 50 students will be examination centres. Registrations begin on July 01, 2016.
School-level Examinations (Prathama and Dwitiya)
The first two levels consist of two papers on the same day with a 30-minute break in between. First paper will be Prathama (Level I) and second will be Dwitiya (Level II). Separate examinations will be conducted for the junior group (classes VI to VIII) and the senior group (classes IX to XI). The structure of question paper is as mentioned below:
|Prathama(Level I)||Dwitiya(Level II)|
|No. of Questions||100||50|
|Structure of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions[1 Mark each]||Subjective Questions with MCQ[2 Marks each]|
|Duration||60 minutes||90 minutes|
State Level VVM Camp
After the exams, the top 20 students from each class will be identified, i.e., a total of 120 students will be selected at the state level. Therefore, it is to be noted that each student will be competing with other students of the same class from across the state. The selected students will be invited for a one or two-day state-level camp. The camp will be organised within the state. The venue and other details will be informed to all selected students. This camp will consist of hands-on training, student−scientist interaction, and a series of other activities. The next step would involve students in group activities, debate competition, role play, etc. Based on their performance, the students will be ranked at the state level. The top three students from each class will be declared as state winners.
Out of the top three students from each state, the top two students from each class, i.e., total 12 students from each state, will be invited to a two-day national-level camp. These students will go through the next stage of the evaluation process, which comprises presentations, viva, and assessment of leadership quality. Based on their performance, the top three students from each class will be declared as National-level Winners of VVM for the year 2016 (Himalayans).
Students who want to appear in VVM should register themselves by paying Rs 100/-. However, students from the government schools can get a 50% concession in the registration fees (Rs 50/- per student), with minimum 50 students assurance from individual school. Mode of Payment: No cash will be received as the registration fees. The registration fees can be paid either through cheque or DD in favour of “VVM, Delhi”. Online registration can also be done through the website www.vvm.org.in.