National Science Seminar 2013

National Science Seminar 2013


About The Event




The objective of the Science Seminar is to inculcate a spirit of scientific enquiry and analytical thinking in the minds of young students. The Science Seminar will be held on a competitive basis in each State and Union Territory. The Science Seminar is deliberated generally at School, Block, District and State level. Winners from each School participate at Block level. Winners of Block level participate at District level Competition. Two winners from each District participate in State/UT level contest and only one winner from each State I Union Territory is eligible for National level Competition, which will be held at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai on 8th October, 2013.



Participants : High School Students from class VIII to Class X only

Language : English, Hindi or any recognised Indian language

Duration : Participants shall make his/her presentation on the given topic for a maximum
duration of 6 minutes. This will be followed by a two minute Question - Answer
Session with the Judges on the same topic.

Pattern : Each participant of the State/Union Territory Science Seminar will be asked 3
(three) questions after the presentation by the judges and the participant will be
required to answer any 2 questions asked in two minutes. There will be a written
aptitude test for all the participants before the Seminar starts.



Grading :

1. Scientific Content in presentation - 40 marks

2. Fluency in Speech - 25 marks
3. Ability to answer questions

(a) A written Aptitude Test of 20 questions (20 minutes maximum) - 10 marks
(b) Answer to Oral Questions on the spot after presentation (2 out of 3 questions)-10 marks
4. Novelty in use of visuals - 15 marks

Total: 100 marks


Supplementary Visuals : The maximum number of supporting visuals / slides / charts etc. permitted per participant is altogether 5 (five only). The details of these are as given

a) Charts / Posters - maximum size permitted is 850 mm (width) x 600 mm (height). All charts / posters are to be mounted one on top of other, as done in a calendar. One side of the chart / poster is considered as one unit. There should be no pop-ups OR

b) Slides should be of 35 mm format mounted in plastic frame preferably OR
c) The size of the over-head projector slides should not be more than A4 size, which could be viewed fully when projected OR
d) Computer based slides Static (Office 2007 .ppsx& .pptx format) without additional features like animation, pop-ups, rollovers, etc. No interaction within one slide is permitted.
Note: 3D models, videos and films are not allowed to be shown during the deliberation / presentation.

Prizes : As decided by the host organizers of State / Union Territory level Science

Date : As announced by the State / UT organizing authority (like State / UT Education Dept. / SCERT / SISE / SIE / S&T etc.) However, all contests in States / UTs must be completed on or before 31st August 2013. (This is mandatory to enable participants to prepare for National Level Seminar).

Special Note : At the time of deliberation, no Teacher or Escort shall be allowed to assist
the participant on the dais. Except for physically challenged students.




The details of the Seminar held at each District level and State / UT level may be sent to Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai along with photographs of the event. During the State / UT Level Competition, a banner showing the details of the sponsor (to be communicated by us later) may be displayed and a photograph of the banner with the participants may be sent to the National Coordinator for records.



– Contact Address –

National Council of Science Museums
(Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India)
Dr.E.Moses Road, Worli
Mumbai - 400018
Phone: (022) 2493 2667, 2492 0482
Fax: (022) 2492 6042

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