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Natural Capital Olympiad 2016

Deadline: 31-Jul-2016

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Award(Toppers from class III to X) Class-wise National Rank 1-INR 25,000 Class-wise National Rank 2 –INR 15,000 Class-wise National Rank 3 – INR 10,000
EligibilityClass 3 to 10
CountryIndia
Scholarship provider contact

Saevus Wildlife India LLP
302, Powai Plaza, 3rd Floor,
Hiranandani Gardens, Powai,
Mumbai - 400076
E-mail: olympiad@saevus.in
Ph: 022-40660100 / 101 / 102 / 103 / 105 7506041848

Description

The Natural Capital Olympiad aims to inculcate the habit of assimilating, learning and creating an appreciation for nature among the young generation. The Olympiad will cover topics like Plant life, Animal life, Environmental issues like Global warming and Climate change and have a section on our forests, sanctuaries and the parks of the country. The Olympiad does so in a in a manner that encourages the children to think, assimilate and logically reason as they attempt the questions as opposed to mugging up facts and meritorious students will be honoured with scholarships to encourage them further, along with certificates and media coverage.

School Prerequisites
Enrolling schools must be of either English or Hindi medium schools. The schools under CBSE, ICSE, IB and all state boards are welcome to enroll for the Olympiad. A minimum of 20 students must take part.
Student Prerequisites
Each participant must be from class 3 – class 10 only, and of a school registered for the Natural Capital Olympiad.

Participation Process
Students willing to participate must register online through their schools after paying a sum of Rs. 120/- as participation fee.

Syllabus/Recommended reading
Students may refer to NCERT and other boards certified textbooks while preparing for the Olympiad. The Olympiad itself also offers a reference book for students enrolling for the Olympiad. We also encourage them to keep abreast with current affairs and general knowledge related to plant life, animal life, environmental issues like global warming and climate change, as well as our forests, sanctuaries and the parks of the country and important people part of the global conservation movement.

Reference Material
Students wishing to purchase the reference material may do so through school by availing of our special 'Combo offer' of INR 175 for participation fee plus booklet. The same may also be bought from NCO website, Amazon or Flipkart.

Awards
    1.  School topper awards: Gold, silver and bronze awards after Round 1
         (for schools with more than 50 participants)
    2.  Class-wise National Rank 1 - INR 25,000 (Toppers from classes III to X)
    3.  Class-wise National Rank 2 –INR 15,000(Toppers from classes III to X)
    4.  Class-wise National Rank 3 – INR 10,000 (Toppers from classes III to X)
    5.  Top 10 category prizes of INR 1000 each
    6.  Best Principal Awards
    7.  Best Teacher Awards

Eligibility

What are the eligibility criteria to participate in the Olympiad? 
To be able to register, your school must be an English or Hindi or Gurumukhi medium school affiliated to CBSE, ICSE, IB or any state board. Once the school has registered, it will enroll you. You have to be a student of Class III – X of a registered school to participate. 
 

How to apply?

Schools interested in participating may send an e-mail  to olympiad@saevus.in or contact the Saevus office at 022 – 40660100 to receive their registration forms.
Registered schools will receive a unique identification code from us for all communication thereafter. The Schools must then send us the class-wise list of students participating in the Olympiad within two weeks of registration.
Enrolled students will then be given their roll numbers and digital admit cards which can be downloaded from the Olympiad website.
Schools can also avail of a special Combo offer for booklets plus registration fee for INR 175 instead of INR 220 when ordered via schools. The reference books will be shipped to the respective schools within 4 weeks of receiving the payment via registered post. In case of delayed ordering by school, extra charges will be required to be paid for speed post/courier.

More Information

Overview
• First round will be held in the respective schools where students answer MCQ questions.
• After the first round, finalists will be selected for the second round
• Online/offline exams will be held where the selected students will appear for the second round
• National winners will be announced from these finalists.
• The national winners will be awarded at a special national ceremony.
First Round – In schools
Date: 24th August and 28th September
Format: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Marks: 50
Negative marking: No
Time: 60 minutes.
Venue: Respective schools
The questions will fall under six categories:
1. Flora
2. Fauna
3. Terra
4. Aqua
5. Mental Aptitude
6. General Awareness
NOTE:
Each question will carry 1 or 2 marks (marked by the Olympiad leaf icon) depending on difficulty level.
Each category will have a combination of both types of questions.

Second Round – Online/Offline

Participation: Only selected students

Date: Will be intimated to the selected finalists

 

The first round will be conducted in the respective schools.

The question paper OMR answer sheet will be shipped to the respective schools.

After conducting the exams, the schools are to send the filled OMR sheets to the Saevus office.

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