Registrations are invited for the STEM Innovation Olympiad by SilverZone. Register by August 31 and win exciting prizes!
The SilverZone Foundation aims to provide a platform for students to showcase their knowledge and skills.
They are committed to identifying and nurturing young talent and creating a supportive environment for students to excel.
The programs offered by the foundation are designed to provide a challenging and stimulating learning experience that encourages critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation.
They believe that competition is a healthy way to motivate students and help them reach their full potential.
Through their exams and assessments, the SilverZone Foundation aims to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century and equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.
About the Olympiad
STEM professionals have a significant impact on various aspects of our daily lives, both at home and at work, and in complex routines. Their crucial role spans diverse domains, including designing machinery, inventing medicines, and enabling access to new technologies, among other areas.
In response to the challenges and uncertainties of the rapidly changing technological landscape, the national education policy 2020 has proposed specific skills that students need to develop. These skills, such as digital literacy, coding, computational thinking, and artificial intelligence, are critical for students to become successful, innovative, adaptable, and productive individuals in various fields.
The SilverZone Foundation is proud to announce the 2nd edition of the SilverZone STEM Innovation Olympiad, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM education is rapidly advancing and is poised to become the foundation of future technologies.
The SilverZone STEM Innovation Olympiad aims to promote a deeper understanding of STEM subjects and their real-world applications among students. Its questions test students’ knowledge, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in various STEM fields.
The Olympiad is open to students from classes 1 to 10 and consists of different levels that assess their abilities and knowledge in specific STEM areas. The unique structure and evaluation process of the Olympiad helps students identify their strengths and weaknesses, enabling them to concentrate on areas that need improvement. Participation in the SilverZone STEM Innovation Olympiad not only recognizes students’ hard work but also motivates them to pursue higher studies in STEM fields. It fosters a passion for STEM subjects and encourages innovation and creativity among young minds.
The SilverZone STEM Innovation Olympiad is an excellent platform for students to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for STEM subjects. It encourages students to become innovative thinkers and prepares them for future challenges in the rapidly advancing technological world.
Why Participate in the STEM Innovation Olympiad?
Although there is much to be said about the benefits of STEM education, STEM concepts primarily help children develop new ways of thinking by promoting curiosity and analysis. Establishing these at an early age (infancy through third grade), when young minds are most malleable, establishes lifelong thinking skills. Whether that’s through higher education or professional development, STEM is critical to optimising their educational trajectory throughout the rest of their lives.
A student’s learning capacity is the highest when they are young, a stronghold on the basics can lead to expertise in their field of study. The STEM Innovation Olympiads aim to train the youth because they not only compete with their classmates at their school level but also with the students of their age internationally.
Taking global challenges at a young age ensures that the child stands victorious in every sphere of their academic and career path.
Structure of the Olympiad
The Olympiad is open for Classes from 1st to Class 10th and will be conducted in two stages:
In this stage, the student will compete with their counterpart. They will qualify for Stage 2 only after scoring a cutoff marking of 75%.
The top 100 winners scoring more than 75% in Stage 1 from every class will be eligible for stage 2.
Examination (Stage 1 and 2)
The Olympiad is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours.
There will be a different question paper for each class. All the questions are objective-type with no negative marking for wrong answers.
The medium of the test is English only.
The Olympiad is conducted annually on two dates on school premises. The school may opt for the two dates suggested for the Olympiad examination. Each date of the Olympiad exam has a separate set of question papers.
About the Test Paper
The language medium is English only. The examination is being conducted for all classes from 1 to 10 with the following details:
For classes 1-2: There will be 25 questions and the duration will be 40 minutes.
For classes 3-5: There will be 35 questions and the duration will be 40 minutes.
For classes 6-10: There will be 40 questions and the duration will be 50 minutes.
The details of the manner in which the test is to be conducted will be sent with the question papers. From class 3 onwards, OMR answer sheets will be provided.
The questions will be of an objective type in nature with multiple-choice answers. There is no negative marking.
Sample Question Papers
SilverZone International STEM Innovation Olympiad (STEM) syllabus is comprised of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM education and the application of technology empower every student to use their creativity and it helps to develop their problem-solving skills. Following are the PDF links that will give you a brief understanding of the actual Olympiad test paper, however, the real test paper will have more questions.
Marking Scheme and Syllabus
SilverZone International STEM Innovation Olympiad (STEM) syllabus is comprised of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM education and the application of technology empower every student to use their creativity and it helps to develop their problem-solving skills.
Science is an important discipline of STEM education. It helps us to become innovative and better at research and critical thinking which is one of the prime goals of STEM education. It teaches us what does our physical world make of and how does it work? Here, we learn the forces that exist in nature, measure them, experiment with them then use this knowledge to build new technologies and for other purposes. For example, understanding gravity, which is a fundamental force of nature, is essential for designing bridges, automobiles, spaceships etc.
We also need to understand the chemical composition of materials as different materials have different properties and they behave differently. Which material is to be used in technology or to make skyscrapers and which is not, we can decide only if we know the chemical composition and properties of the materials. Understanding the working of the living world is also important.
Many of our technologies have been developed using biomimicry. We observe how things work in the living world and then apply this knowledge to make technology for our convenience and meet the challenges our world is facing. For example, the flying of birds and insects gave us the idea to make flying machines like aeroplanes and helicopters.
So, science is essential to understand the living, material and physical world and develop the skills of collaboration, research, critical enquiry, experimentation, exploration and discovery.
Technology and Engineering
Technology & Engineering have been used in every sphere of human life. It can help eliminate the necessity for humans to perform tedious tasks and also has evolved and shaped our workplaces in many ways, through the adoption of tools like the internet and email for communications, word processing, spreadsheets and presentations for office productivity, electronic databases, robots and artificial intelligence for automation.
Coding is the backbone of Technology and Engineering. It is the most demanded skill of the industry at present and the demand seems to be rising rapidly in the future as well. Moreover, almost every trending technology whether it be related to Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, or any other requires you to have at least some basic knowledge of programming or coding.
Furthermore, students who learn to code, strengthen logical and regional skills and develop various other crucial skills also such as consistency, algorithmic thinking, etc. that further help them abundantly during their academic as well as professional career.
Math allows pupils to hone their problem-solving abilities, which are essential in STEM education, this approach prepares them to tackle other challenges in STEM Careers. Maths can be considered the fundamental language of the universe with applications transcending all time and boundaries. The formulas discovered by ancient philosophers still hold significant value to this day in new technological applications.
This is but a fraction of the importance mathematics holds over technological advancements. The very media we enjoy in the form of videos or games is a variation of ones and zeros tied together in such an intricate manner that thinking of life without it seems impossible. Where science is the subjective form of learning, maths is the objective that gives it a foundation to experiment and practicality.
[Classes 1 and 2] Total Number of Questions: 25TopicNo. of QuestionsMarksTotal MarksScience7428Technology & Engineering10440Mathematics8432Total25100
[Classes 3 to 5] Total Number of Questions: 35TopicNo. of QuestionsMarksTotal MarksScience102.7527.5Technology & Engineering15345Mathematics102.7527.5Total35100
[Classes 6 to 10] Total Number of Questions: 40TopicNo. of QuestionsMarksTotal MarksScience12224Technology & Engineering163.2552Mathematics12224Total40100
The raw score is derived from the total of multiplying each correct answer with its base marks. i.e. Raw Score = SUM (correct answer X subsequent base Marks).
Total Marks = Raw Score + SUM (Weightage of Correct Answers).
Weightage: Each Question carries an additional weightage starting from .0001, .0002 and so on. For E.g. Question No. 1 will have the weightage of .0001 and Question No. 2 will have the weightage of .0002 and so on. The weightage will be used to break the tie while calculating Class/Zonal/Olympiads ranks.
Class Rank (Stage 1)
Includes all students from all sections/divisions of the same class of the same school.
National Rank (Stage 1)
Includes all Students from the home country of the same class.
International Rank (Stage 2)
Includes all students from India and abroad of the same class.
Prizes for Stage 1 and Stage 2 will be awarded together based on the Result of the Stage 1 examination and audio/video/in-person interviews.
Rank No.AwardStage 1CertificateAll the participants will be awarded the participation Certificate Reflecting their Class/Zonal/Olympiad Ranks and Marks.MedalsClass Topper 1st, 2nd 3rd rank holders of every class of each school will be awarded Medals of Excellence, provided the topper obtains at least 50% marksQPAREvery student who appears in this Olympiad will be provided with a Question wise Performance Analysis Report, i.e., a detailed analysis of how the student attempted the exam.
The objective of the Report is to share with the student and their parents an analysis of the student’s answers. This enables the student to understand their strengths and areas requiring improvement in absolute terms and also on a competitive scale consisting of lakhs of students who appeared in the Olympiad. Stage 2CertificateAll the participants will be awarded the participation Certificate Reflecting their Class/Zonal/Olympiad Ranks and Marks.1st Prize1st Intl. Olympiad rank holder in each class will be awarded a Cash Prize of Rs. 25,000/-2nd Prize2nd Intl. Olympiad rank holder in each class will be awarded a Cash Prize of Rs.20,000/- 3rd Prize3rd Intl. Olympiad rank holder in each class will be awarded a Cash Prize of Rs. 15,000/-4th to 10th Prize4th to 10th Intl. Olympiad rank holders in each class will be awarded Medals of Excellence.11th to 500th Prize11th to 500th Intl. Olympiad rank holders in each class will be awarded the topper achievement certificate.
For up to 10 students getting the same rank, the award amount will be divided & distributed equally. In addition, each winner will be awarded a Symbolic Golden Medal of Excellence in the relevant category and Certificate.
In case 11 & more students get the same rank, in lieu of a shared cash award, each winner will be awarded a gift certificate coupon along with a Medal of Excellence (in the relevant category) and a Special Achievement Certificate.
Important Dates and Venue
The venue of the examination will be school only.
Each winner will be entitled to one award for an exam. The winners will be entitled to the higher stage award only. For eg, the international top 3 rank holders will be entitled to awards based on their International ranks. Awards accruing to them for their Zonal ranks will be given to the next rank holder. Similarly, a class award accruing to a Zonal award winner will be given to the next rank holder.
How to Register?
The prospectus containing the Registration Forms of STEM is sent to all the schools registered with the SilverZone Foundation. However, it might not have updated information that has been incorporated and updated later in this website regarding changes in syllabus, prizes and stages etc.
The schools which are NOT registered with the Foundation may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail to info[at]silverzone[dot]org or by calling the Foundation.
The schools must return the Registration Forms, properly filled in and completed in all respects by the due date to the Foundation.
Note About Registration
Principals/teachers may please note that any school can become a registered centre for the International Social Studies Olympiad (iSSO). No fee is required for the same. Only for feasibility reasons, a minimum of 20 students need to be registered for the iSSO, from the school. Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from SILVERZONE FOUNDATION through phone-call (+91) 11-69114100 (30 lines) or email at info[at]silverzone[dot]org.
First olympiad date: November 28, 2023.
Second olympiad date: December 13, 2023.
Last date of registration: August 31, 2023.
Click here to read the official notification of the STEM Innovation Olympiad by SilverZone [For Students of Classes 1 to 10; Cash Prizes, Ranks, and Certificates as Awards].
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