About NCSC

Guidelines for participation

  1. Who can participate:
    • Any child in the age group of 10-17 years can participate in the Congress. It is not necessary that a participant should be a school/college student. A child scientist cannot participate in the National Level NCSC two times, as a group leader, in the same age group.
    • Parents, whose child would participate in the Children's Science Congress in the ensuing year, should not hold any portfolio in the organising/academic committee of the NCSC conducted at any level or act as an evaluator of the NCSC conducted at any level. Else, the project may be disqualified for presentation in NCSC.
  2. Age Groups

    There will be 2 (two) age groups. First is 10 to less than 14 years which is considered as the Lower Age Group and the other is 14 to less than 17 years, called the Upper Age Group. To determine the age, the base will be 31st December of the calendar year.

    However, Group of Children with Disability will have no restrictions of age. Usually sixth to ninth standard children will come under junior group and tenth to twelfth standard children under senior group, irrespective of their ages.

    Children with different disabilities can form one team, so that both the team members can complement each other with their abilities and the total disability of the team can be nullified. A group may also consist of one of the two Children with disability.

  3. Language:

    Language is not a barrier for participation in National Children's Science Congress. Children can carry out and present their project in any schedule language or any language which is recognized as medium of education by the respective State Government or Central Government in India.

  4. Who can Guide a project:

    Any person having a fair knowledge about method of science and have the aptitude of dealing with children can guide the NCSC project. It is not mandatory that the guide must be a school teacher. However, member of the Organising Committee at any level cannot guide a project.

  5. Area of work:

    The children can select any societal problem under the current Theme and its subtheme. The Geographical area should be within your locality or within a doable boundary.

  6. Different levels of Children's Science Congress

    The Children's Science Congress is organised at three levels where the child scientists and their project works are screened under common evaluation criterion. The evaluation of the project is done for its innovativeness, simplicity and practicality. On the basis of the merit the project is selected from one level to the next level, as given below:

    • Block /District level
    • State level
    • National level

    The District/Block level Congress is the first level in which projects are screened, evaluated and shortlisted for presentation at the State level Congress. As per State-wise quota the projects are selected from the State level for the Grand Finale - the National level of Children's Science Congress.