The written test will be of three hours duration, and it will have three sections.
first section will test scientific literacy, technical comprehension,
and quantitative reasoning skills. Questions in this section will be
from a range of areas, including general knowledge, social sciences and humanities.
All questions in this section will be of multiple choice type, without negative marking.
The second section will test the ability to apply scientific
knowledge, analyse patterns of information, and use logical inferences.
This section will have a large number of questions from areas
of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Social Science including Education, testing the candidate's
ability to apply concepts, and reason with concepts, in these subjects. You
are expected to answer a reasonable fraction of the questions, though
perhaps not all the questions asked in this section.
standard of the questions will be at the level of up to CBSE Std. XII
in the concerned subjects. All questions will be of multiple choice
type, with negative marking for wrong answers.
third section will test the candidate's ability to think critically, as
well as the level of interest in science education. This section
will require short written answers, two of which you can prepare in
advance (see below). This section will have the following three
briefly any research topic of your interest in science, mathematics
or technology education. Provide arguments for why that research is
important, and outline the possible educational outcomes of the
research you have described. It would be useful for you to develop
this essay before attending the exam.
- Describe your response to one of the following issues in education. A
few issues would be provided, and you can pick one and write your essay on it.
- List three questions that
you would like answered about the work done at HBCSE. You should prepare
these questions before coming to the exam, and they should be based on an understanding of the work done at HBCSE, as outlined in our website.
The first two sections will be used as a screening test for evaluation of the third section.
who pass the written test will be called for an interview. Details of
the format of the interview will be communicated in the
interview call. The final selection will be based on the performance in the interview.