Syllabus

International Space Olympiad 2018 – 2019

Syllabus

Preamble

The Intermediate exam consist of 50 multiple choice questions with only one correct answer. The questions are characterised as follows.

Sl : No Subject Number of Questions
1 Space Science and Technology 40
2 Basic Science 10
  Total 50

The classification of questions in the Basic Sciences is as follows

Sl : No Basic Science Number of questions
2.1 Physical Science 5
2.2 Mathematical Science 2.5
2.3 Chemical Science & Life Science 2.5
  Total 10

Since Junior category does not have classification of basic science, they can expect a total of 10 questions from basic science and mathematics.

After the preliminary exam there will be an intermediate which will be followed by the finals. The syllabus will follow a progressive pattern, where the intermediate syllabus will consist of preliminary syllabus and extra, the final exam syllabus will include preliminary, intermediate and extra. The extra part of each syllabus will be announced only after the declaration of preceding exam results.

All the questions will be based on the category of the candidate and the syllabus provided below. Senior category is also expected to cover topics from Junior level, along with their respective syllabus. While Super senior category is expected to cover topics from Junior and Senior levels, along with their respective syllabus.

For all space sciences, syllabus material will be same for all category (difficulty of questions will be upon the category of students)

Questions from Preliminary may also be expected for each category and subject.

Junior Category (5, 6 and 7 Grade students)

 Space Science and Technology

Our Solar System – Planets and Moons of our solar system – Sun – Earth – Asteroid – Comets – Meteorites – First missions – Astronauts – Indian Space programs –  Stellar Evolution – Stellar Classification – Observatory across the globe

 Basic Sciences

Fundamental forces of universe – Motion – Chemicals in day to day life – Scientific names of animals and plants – Human Body – Ecosystem –  Factorisation of numbers – Basic algebra – Geometry.

Senior Category (8, 9 and 10 Grade students)

 Space Science and Technology

Our Solar System – First missions – Astronauts – Satellites and its uses – Stellar classification – Space missions – Indian Space programs – Stellar Evolution – Observatory across the globe. (Questions based on Junior level syllabus is also possible)

Basic Sciences

Physics : Newtons Laws & Motion of particles – Light and Sound – Electricity.

Chemistry : Atoms and Molecules – Acids and bases – Chemical reactions.

Life Science : Eco systems – Human body – Environmental pollution.

Mathematics : Algebra – Trigonometry – Areas and Volumes. (Questions based on Junior level syllabus is also possible)

Super Senior Category (11 and 12 Grade students)

Space Science and Technology

Our Solar System – Satellites and its uses – Stellar classification – Stellar Evolution – Space missions – Cosmology – General relativity and Black holes. (Questions based on Junior and Senior level syllabus are also possible)

Basic Sciences

Physics : Orbital Mechanics – Special Relativity – Quantum theory

Chemistry : Atoms and Molecules – Solid states – Chemical reactions – Organics Chemistry (Nomenclature and fundamental reactions).

Life Science : Human body – Cellular biology – Genetics – Plant kingdom.

Mathematics : Calculus and conic sections.

(Questions based on Junior and Senior level syllabus are also possible)