DR. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition

DR. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition

Mode of ExamOffline
Level of ExamNational Level

Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition is conducted by The Mumbai Science Teachers' Association since 1981 to encourage students to take interest in science, to inculcate scientific attitude and to search science talent in students and motive them towords basic sciences as well as to clear the scientific concepts among students. This competition is conducted for the students studying only in VIth and IXth Std. of English and Marathi Medium of all boards

Structure of the Competition

Phase No.

Description of the phase

Max Marks

Duration of exams

Selection Procedure

Phase I

Written test :


100 multiple choice questions based on science & G.K.in science



  1. Top 7.5% students will be selected for phase II. They will get Merit Certificate.
  2. Remaining passed students will get Passing certificate.

Phase II

Practical Test:    
  1. Selection for phase III - 30% of the marks obtained in phase I and marks obtained in phase II will be considered.
  2. Top 10 % students will be selected for phase III
For VI std.: There will be 5 experiments of 6 marks each based on general science. 30 30 min. (6 min per experiment)
For IX std. : a) Physics: 1 experiment 10 10 min
b) Chemistry: 1 experiment 10 10 min
c) Biology: 10 questions based on 10 specimens 10 10 min

Phase III

Interview- a) General interview


5 to 10 min.

Considering 30% marks of Phase I, + Marks of Phase II & Phase III

  1. Top 10% candidates will get Gold Medal, certificate and scholarship of Rs. 2000/-.
  2. Next 60% candidates will get Silver Medal, certificate and scholarship of Rs. 1500/-
  3. Remaining all candidates will get Bronze Medal, certificate and scholarship of Rs. 1000/

Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Competition Schedule for the year 2017-18

Sr. no




Accepting online entry forms

 1st July to 16th July 2017 (with regular fees)


17th July to 25th July 2017 (with regular fees)


Meeting of the Centres’ In - charge Venue (only for Mumbai & Thane Regain)

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 (11.00 a.m.) D. S. High School, Sion, Mumbai - 22.


Supply of competition material to the centers’ in charge

Saturday, 16th September 2017 (10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.)


Dr. Homi Bhabha Bal- Vaidnyanik competition - Written Test

Saturday, 16th September 2017 (Tentative) (3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.)


Returning of sealed answer books to the distribution center

Saturday, 16th September 2017 (6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.)


Result - Written Test

 2nd week of November 2017 (Tentative)


Practical Competition

VI - std. Sunday, 10th Dec. 2017 IX - std. Sunday, 17th Dec. 2017


Practical Competition Result

2nd week of January 2018


Interview (for VI and IX Std. students)

Sunday, 18th Feb. 2018 Social Service League high School, Parel


Prize Distributition

Sunday, 4th March 2018. Yashwant Natyamandir, Matunga


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Textbooks of IV, V and VI std of SSC syllabus and Content related to the above from ICSE and CBSEbooks for 6th std.

Textbooks of VII ,VIII and IX std of SSC syllabus and Content related to the above from ICSE and CBSE books for 9th std.

*Marathi medium students should refer the English medium textbooks and the ICSE, CBSE books for examples.

*Majority of the questions will be from SSS board text books.

*Less emphasis will be given for knowledge based questions and more emphasis for understanding, reasoning, correlation, etc.

*The questions related to general knowledge in science will be based on the topics like happenings of the last year and science around day to day life.

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