Dr Homi Bhabha Bal Vaidyanik Spardha (HBBVS)

The Mumbai Science Teachers Association conducts  Dr Homi Bhabha Bal Vaidyanik Spardha (HBBVS) since 1981 to encourage students to take an interest in science, to develop scientific attitude and to search for science talent.

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HBBVS Eligibility Criteria

Educational qualification

  • Students of Class 6 to Class 9 can only participate in this exam

Language of Exam

  • HBBVS is given by students of English and Marathi medium of all Board.

Process of HBBVS includes

  • Stage 1: Written Test
  • Stage 2: Practical Competition
  • Stage 3: Interview
  • Stage 4: Evaluation of Action Research Project

Dr Homi Bhabha Bal Vaidyanik Spardha (HBBVS)

The Mumbai Science Teachers Association conducts  Dr Homi Bhabha Bal Vaidyanik Spardha (HBBVS) since 1981 to encourage students to take an interest in science, to develop scientific attitude and to search for science talent. The student of Class 6 to Class 9 can only participate in this exam. HBBVS will be an objective type exam.

Eligibility for HBBVS exam               

Below will the eligibility criteria according to HBBVS exam 2019:

  • Educational qualification: Students of Class 6 to Class 9 can only participate in this exam
  • HBBVS is given by students of English and Marathi medium of all Board

Syllabus of HBBVS

Syllabus of Class 5 is:

             Living Things, Plant Life, Animal Life, Interdependence in Nature, Bones and Muscles, The Nervous System, Food and Health, Safety and First Aid,  Rocks and Minerals, Soil Erosion and Conservation, Air, Water and Weather, The Moon, Simple Machines, The Environment, and Natural Calamities.

Syllabus of Class 6 is:-

             Our Food, Playing With Magnets, Rain: Where does it come from, What Do Animals Eat, Materials and Things, Habitat, Separation of Substances, Fibre to Fabric, Plants: Parts and Functions, Changes around us, Water in Our Life, Simple Electric Circuits, Learning How to Measure, Movements in Animals, Lights, Shadow and Images, and Living and Nonliving

Syllabus of Class 7 is:-

              Food Components, Acids and Bases, Animal Fibre, Motion and Time, Temperature and its Measurement, Weather, Climate and Adaptation of Animals to Climate, Electricity, Air, Wind and Cyclones, Reflection of Light, Nutrition in Plants, Respiration in Organisms, Reproduction in Plants, Seed Dispersal, Water, Soil: Our Life, Forest: Our Life, and Changes around Us

Syllabus of Class 8 is:-

            Force, Friction, Some Natural Phenomena, Stars and the Solar System, Synthetics Fibres and Plastics, Metals and Non-Metals, Coal and Petroleum, Combustion, Fuels and Flames, Electrical Conductivity of Liquids, What is Science, Cell – The Basic Unit of Life, Story of MicroOrganisms (part 1 and 2), Reproduction in Animals, Reaching the Age of Adolescence, Biodiversity and its Conservation, Different Ecosystems, Food Production from Plants Methods of Management, Production and Management of Food from Animals, Not For Drink, Not For Health, and Why do we fall ill.

Syllabus of Class 9 is:-

Motion, Laws of Motion, Gravitation, Work and Energy, Sound, Matter around us, Is Matter Pure?, Atoms and Molecules, What is inside the Atom?, Floating Bodies, Plant Tissues, Animal Tissues, Movement of Materials across a Cell Membrane, Diversity in Living Organisms, Sense Organs, Animal Behaviour, Challenges in Improving Agriculture Products, Adaptations, Soil Protection and Bio Geo Chemicals

Exam Pattern of HBBVS

Particulars

Phase 1

Phase 2

Written Test

Practical Competition

Type

MCQs

MCQs

Duration

1.5 hour

30 minutes

No. of Questions/ Experiment

100 questions

5 experiment

Marking scheme ( for correct answer)

1 mark

6 mark

Negative marking

No

No

Mode

Written Test

Practical

Process of HBBVS includes-

  1. Stage 1: Written Test
  2. Stage 2: Practical Competition
  3. Stage 3: Interview
  4. Stage 4: Evaluation of Action Research Project