CBSE First step towards representing India at the International Olympiads: Enrollment in Indian Olympiad Qualifier (IOQ) Examinations

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The first step towards representing India at the International Olympiads: Enrollment in Indian Olympiad Qualifier (IOQ) Examinations.

The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), a National Centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), is the nodal agency of the Government of India for implementing the Olympiad programme in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Junior Science. The national Olympiads culminate in the participation of Indian teams in the International Olympiads in different subjects. 

The international Olympiad movement is aimed at bringing the most talented secondary and higher secondary students of the world together in a friendly competition of the highest level. 

The Olympiads are the meeting places of the brightest young minds of the world and provide a stimulus for students to begin a career in science or mathematics. Much like the Olympics in sports, the Olympiads are a celebration of the very best in school level science and mathematics. Even beyond the scope of the examinations, Olympiad problems provide intellectual stimulus and uncommon opportunities for teaching and learning of sciences. 

The Olympiad programme is fully funded and recognised by the Government of India. There is no financial burden on students apart from a nominal enrolment fee. 

In each subject, the programme proceeds through several stages of selection and training conducted by HBCSE, leading up to the participation of the Indian team in the international event held at a foreign location.

To participate, students need to register and enrol themselves for the first stage of selection, the Indian Olympiad Qualifier (IOQ), in as many subjects as they are interested in, provided that they meet the eligibility criteria. 

The IOQ examinations in different subjects will be held on three Sundays in the month of January 2022. 

The registration process to appear for IOQ will begin on September 25, 2021. For details on enrollment, eligibility criteria, fee, date and time of examination, etc., 

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