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SJSO - Shine Junior Science Olympiad

Shine Junior Science Olympiad is designed by Graposs Connect for Shine Olympiad to promote scientific awareness and temperament among students and encourage them to embrace the scientific way of life.

Early imbibition of scientific attitude and temper helps students grow up into rational citizens.

Shine Junior Science Olympiad combines the concepts from core physical and life sciences with applications in real life and analytical skills in the exam.

SJSO prepares young budding scientists for higher scientific education.

Available for grades 3rd to 10th.
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Syllabus & Marking scheme

Science

Syllabus

Living and non living things: living things, nonliving things, difference between living and nonliving things

Plants: parts of plants, nutrition in plants, types of plants, respiration in plants

Animals: parts of animals, nutrition in animals, types of animals, respiration in animals

Human body: Human body parts, nutrition, respiration, excretion, skeletal system

Safety and first aid: Being safe while daily activity, first aid, common diseases, diseaster

Air, water and weather: Air, water, different weather, season, weather and climate

The earth: Different types of habitat on earth, composition of land and water on earth

The Universe: Solar System, Elements of Universe

Matter and materials: basic definition of matter, basic of states of matter, identification of things as matter

Light: Definition of Light, Colors of light, Shadow formation

Sound: Definition of sound, identification of different types of sound

Force: Basic definition and application

Our Environment: Definition, components and classification of elements of environment

Logical Thinking:


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Science 20
Logical Thinking 10
Achiever’s Section 5
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 35 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

Sample Paper Questions

Q.1 Which one of the following processes is responsible for the changing of water into water vapour?
  • a. Condensation
  • b. Freezing
  • c. Evaporation
  • d. All of these
Q.2 Matter is anything that occupies space and has mass. Which one of the following is correct about air?
  • a. Air is not a matter.
  • b. Air is a matter.
  • c. Air can partially be a matter.
  • d. All of these
Q.3 Ice changes into water and water changes into water vapour. What do you conclude from this statement?
  • a. Water is a solid.
  • b. Water is a liquid.
  • c. Water is a gas.
  • d. Water is found in all the three states of matter.
Q.4 We eat the root of some plants that store food in them. Which one of the following plant’s roots do we eat?
  • a. Tomato
  • b. Sugarcane
  • c. Turnip
  • d. Brinjal
Q.5 What impact does the exhaled air make on lungs?
  • a. Makes the lung expand.
  • b. Makes the lung contract.
  • c. Does not make any impact.
  • d. All of these
Q.6 Green plants make their own food. They are called?
  • a. Heterotrophs
  • b. Autotrophs
  • c. Saprophytes
  • d. All of these

Science

Syllabus

Adaptations In Plants: changes in plants structure at different places, adaptation according to the habitat, different types of adaptation with plants.

Adaptation In Animals: changes in animals structure at different places, adaptation according to the habitat, different types of adaptation with animals.

Reproduction in Animals: Different types of reproduction, reproduction of different organisms and human beings

Food: Digestion, Teeth

Microbes: Types, useful microbes, diseases causing microbes

Our Clothes: Clothes we were, different types of cloths in different weather, fabrics used for clothing

Air, Water and Weather: Different gases of air, water pollution, weather types, effect of pollution on environment and weather

Our Universe: Elements of universe, stars, galaxies, solar system, planets of solar system, satellites

Matter: Definition of matter, types of matter, States of matter, Change in state of matter

Force and Motion: Basic idea of Motion, Force, Energy


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Science 20
Logical Thinking 10
Achiever’s Section 5
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 35 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

Sample Paper Questions

Q.1 Which of the following is a characteristic of all living things?
  • a. Reproduce
  • b. Have a brain
  • c. Exchanges gases
  • d. Both (a) & (c)
Q.2 Which of the following would be classified as ‘living’?
  • a. Volcano
  • b. Cloud
  • c. Virus
  • d. Bacteria
Q.3 During photosynthesis, plants use______ gas and release _________ gas.
  • a. carbon dioxide, oxygen
  • b. oxygen, carbon dioxide
  • c. oxygen, nitrogen
  • d. nitrogen, oxygen
Q.4 Which of the following is ectoparasite?
  • a. Roundworm
  • b. Tapworm
  • c. Hookworm
  • d. Leech
Q.5 Which of the following food components are needed in small quantities?
  • a. Proteins
  • b. Vitamins
  • c. Fats
  • d. Carbohydrates
Q.6 How does digestion take place in the small intestine?
  • a. By crushing of food
  • b. By the release of juices
  • c. By cutting of food
  • d. By heating and boiling

Science

Syllabus

The Plant Kingdom: Types of plants, habitat of plants, classification of plants, different parts of plants and their uses

The Animal Kingdom: Types of plants, habitat of plants, classification of plants, useful animals

Human Body System: Nutrition, Food, Excretion, transportation

Rocks and Soil: Different types of rocks, formation of rocks, soil, Soil formation, types of soil, soil profile, soil erosion

Air, water and Weather: Air, composition of air, uses of different gases of air, uses of water, water cycle, presence of water on earth, water pollution

Natural Resources: Definition and classification of natural resources, conservation of resources

Calamities: different types of calamities, protection from calamities

The Environment: Elements of environment, conservation and protection of environment

Earth and Universe: Earth as planet, Solar System, Elements of Universe

Light: luminous and non-luminous objects, Opaque transparent and translucent objects, basic optical instruments, basics of reflection of light

Sound: Types of sound, quality of sound, noise pollution

Matter: States of matter, properties of matter, conversion of state of matter, Evaporation

Force: Different types of force, muscular force, frictional force, gravity, non-contact forces

Work and Energy: Basic of work and energy


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Logical Thinking 10
Science 35
Achiever’s Section 5
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 50 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

Sample Paper Questions

Q.1 Shelly wants to sprout some gram seeds. She should select:
  • a. whole gram seeds.
  • b. split gram seeds.
  • c. split and washed de-skinned gram seeds.
  • d. any of these
Q.2 People prefer to get their furniture made from this wood.
  • a. Neem
  • b. Banyan
  • c. Peepal
  • d. Teak
Q.3 A gardener wants to grow plants from seeds. He should ensure that
  • a. the seeds are of good quality
  • b. the seeds get enough water and warmth
  • c. the seeds get enough air, water and warmth
  • d. both ‘a’ and ‘c’
Q.4 A flower may have:
  • a. only female part.
  • b. only male part.
  • c. both male and female part.
  • d. any of these.
Q.5 Which one of these plants is a useful plant but does not provide food or medicine?
  • a. rubber
  • b. bamboo
  • c. palm
  • d. rose
Q.6 There are many challenges which animals face. Which one is not one of these challenges?
  • a. the struggle to survive
  • b. the continuity of species
  • c. to find food
  • d. none of these

Science

Syllabus

Food, Health and Hygiene: Types of food, types of nutrients, testing the presence of nutrients

Fiber to Fabric: Types of fibers, natural and synthetic fibers, basic process of formation of cloths

Grouping of Materials: Types of materials of daily uses, properties of materials

Separation of Substances: Separating materials on the basis of physical and chemical properties

Changes around Us: Physical changes, chemical changes, basic chemical reaction

Knowing Plants: Plant types, classification of plants, parts of plants

Body movements: Skeletal System, Types of muscles, Types of Joints, Connecting Tissues

Motion and Measurement of Distances: Defining motion, measuring distance and time, measuring speed

Light: Shadow formation, reflection of light, reflection by plain mirror, image formation by plane mirror

Electricity and Circuits: Electric charge, Transfer of electric charge, Flow of charge, current electricity, electric circuits, electric cell and basic electrical devices

Fun with Magnets: Basic of magnets, poles of magnets, types of magnets

Water: Water composition, water reactions

Air around us: Composition of air, different uses of airs, their percentage in atmosphere, pollution

Garbage in Garbage out: Types of garbage, organic waste, vermicomposting, disposal of waste

General and Applied Science: Application of science, science and technology,

Logical Thinking: Verbal Thinking, Non Verbal Thinking


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Science 35
Logical Thinking 10
Achiever’s Section 5
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 50 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

Sample Paper Questions

Q.1 The eggs of fish are called:
  • a. larva
  • b. pupa
  • c. spawn
  • d. cocoon
Q.2 Which of the following is a rich stored source of protein?
  • a. Wheat
  • b. Pulses
  • c. Meat
  • d. Both (b) and (c)
Q.3 Which country is credited with the discovery of silk?
  • a. England
  • b. USA
  • c. India
  • d. China
Q.4 Cotton is a preferred fabric for summers. This is so because:
  • a. it absorbs sweat.
  • b. it does not stick to the skin.
  • c. it allows free circulation of air and for heat to escape easily.
  • d. all of these.
Q.6 A runner participating in a race takes some glucose just before the race begins. This means that glucose
  • a. makes running easier
  • b. builds muscles instantly
  • c. gives energy instantly
  • d. stops sweating of the body
Q.6 The part of the leaf by which it is attached to the stem is called
  • a. lamina
  • b. midrib
  • c. mid vein
  • d. petiole

Science

Syllabus

Nutrition in Plants: Process of nutrition, different types of plant nutrients

Natural Resources and their Conservation: Natural resources, conservation efforts

Nutrition in Animals: Process of nutrition, different types of nutrients, process of nutrition among different organisms

Fiber to Fabric: Process of making fiber to fabric, different methods involved, types of fiber and their application

Heat: Heat, concept of temperature, thermometer, types of thermometer, thermal expansion, modes of heat transfer, thermal conductivity and insulators

Acids, Bases and Salts: Basic concepts of acid, base and salt, naturally occurring acids, bases, and salt, basic idea of acid, base indicators and pH scale

Physical and Chemical changes: Physical changes, chemical changes, examples of both physical and chemical changes, chemical reactions

Changes in Weather and Climate: Difference in weather, climate and season

Soil: Soil Horizon, Soil types, Vegetation at different sites

Respiration in Organisms: Respiration process,

Circulation and Excretion: Reproduction in Plants; Motion and Time; Electric Current and its effect; Light; Logical Thinking: Verbal Thinking, Non Verbal Thinking;


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Science 35
Logical Thinking 10
Achiever’s Section 5
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 50 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

Sample Paper Questions

Q.1 Light and Sound are:
  • a. forms of work.
  • b. forms of energy.
  • c. forms of renewable energy
  • d. forms of levers.
Q.2 Which of the following food components are needed in small quantities?
  • a. Proteins
  • b. Vitamins
  • c. Fats
  • d. Carbohydrates
Q.3 Plants are able to make their food using raw materials available in the surroundings. This makes plants
  • a. autotrophic
  • b. heterotrophic
  • c. phototrophic
  • d. geotrophic
Q.4 Roots absorb water and minerals from the soil for the plants. These must reach the leaves for photosynthesis. This function is performed by:
  • a. pipes
  • b. phloem
  • c. bark
  • d. xylem
Q.5 A runner participating in a race takes some glucose just before the race begins. This means that glucose:
  • a. makes running easier
  • b. builds muscles instantly
  • c. gives energy instantly
  • d. stops sweating of the body
Q.6 The average speed of a vehicle can be determined by:
  • a. finding the total distance covered
  • b. finding the total time covered.
  • c. the speedometer of the vehicle
  • d. all of these

Science

Syllabus

Crop Production And Management: Types of Crops, processes involved in agriculture, Storage of crops and animal husbandry

Conservation of Plants and Animals:

Microorganisms: Friend And Foe: microorganisms and their types, useful microorganisms, harmful microorganisms

Cell-Structure and Functions: Cell discovery, shape and size of cell, cell organelles and their functions, structure

Synthetic Fibers and Plastics: Types of Synthetic fibers, Use of fibers, types of plastics and their applications

Reproduction in Animals: What is reproduction, Types of Reproduction, Types of asexual reproduction, reproductive system in human beings and reproductive health?

Reaching The Age of Adolescence: Changes in body in adolescence, hormones, endocrine glands

Materials: Metals and Non-Metals: Physical properties of metals and non metals, chemical properties of metals and non-metals

Coal and Petroleum: Natural resources, types of resources, types of coal, refining of petroleum and products obtained

Force and Pressure: Force, types of Force, Laws of motion, Pressure, application of pressure

Sound: Sound as wave, basic definition of wave, loudness and pitch of sound, Human ear

Chemical Effect of Electric Current: Electric current, Effects of current, Mangetic and chemical effect of current

Some Natural Phenomena: Earthquake, Volcano, Wind

Light: Reflection of Light, refraction of Light, Mirror and Lens, Application of spherical mirrors

Stars and the Solar Systems: Our Universe, Galaxy, Solar System, Planets, Satellites, Stars

Pollution of Air and Water: Definition of pollution, different causes of pollution, pollutants

Logical Thinking: Verbal Thinking, Non Verbal Thinking


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Science 35
Logical Thinking 10
Achiever’s Section 5
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 50 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

Sample Paper Questions

Q.1 Bioinsecticides includes:
  • a. pathogens
  • b. parasites
  • c. predators
  • d. All of these
Q.2 BCG vaccine provides protection from:
  • a. emphysema
  • b. pneumonia
  • c. polio
  • d. tuberculosis
Q.3 The extra nuclear DNA in a bacterial cell con­tains genes for:
  • a. sexuality
  • b. drug resistance
  • c. sexuality and drug resistance
  • d. mortality
Q.4 Bacterial ribosomes are found:
  • a. in the cytoplasm
  • b. on nuclear memberane
  • c. on the cell wall
  • d. on endoplasmic reticulum
Q.5 DNA does not have:
  • a. adenine
  • b. uracil
  • c. guanine
  • d. thymine
Q.6 The pesticide used in foundation of buildings for preventing termite attack is:
  • a. DDT
  • b. BHC
  • c. aldrin
  • d. endosulphan

Science

Syllabus

Matter In Our Surrounding: Defining Matter, Physical state of matter, change in the physical state of matter, Latent Heat, Evaporation

Is Matter Around Us Pure: Different types of matter based on purity, methods of separation of substance, Types of mixtures, Methods of separation of substances

Atoms And Molecules: Defining atom, subatomic particles,

Structure of the Atom: Thomson model, Rutherford Model, Bohr Atomic model, Discovery of subatomic particles

The Fundamental Unit of Life: Cell as a basic unit of life; prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, multicellular organisms; cell membrane and cell wall, cell organelles and cell inclusions; chloroplast, mitochondria, vacuoles, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus; nucleus, chromosomes - basic structure, number

Tissues: Structure and functions of animal and plant tissues, types of animal tissues (epithermal tissue, connective tissue, muscle tissue, nervous tissues), types of plant tissues (meristem tic tissue, permanent tissues)

Diversity in Living Organisms: The living world, Kingdom classification

Motion: Distance and displacement, velocity; uniform and non-uniform motion along a straight line; acceleration, distance-time and velocity-time graphs for uniform motion and uniformly accelerated motion, elementary idea of uniform circular motion.

Force And Laws of Motion: Force and Motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Action and reaction forces, Inertia of a body, Inertia and mass, Momentum, Force and Acceleration.

Gravitation: Gravitation; Universal Law of Gravitation, Force of gravitation of the earth (gravity), Acceleration due to Gravity; Mass and Weight; Free fall, Thrust and pressure. Archimedes' principle, Buoyancy.

Work and Energy: Work done by a force, energy, power; kinetic and potential energy; law of conservation of energy (excluding commercial unit of Energy).

Sound: Nature of sound and its propagation in various media, speed of sound, range of hearing in humans; ultrasound; reflection of sound; echo.

Why do we Fall Ill: Health, Disease and its Types, Causes of disease, Antibiotics, Principle of Treatment, Principles of Prevention

Improvement in food Resources: Plant and animal breeding and selection for quality improvement and management; use of fertilizers and manures; Protection from pests and diseases

Logical Thinking: Verbal Thinking, Non Verbal Thinking;


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Science 35
Logical Thinking 10
Achiever’s Section 5
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 50 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

Sample Paper Questions

Q.1- Which of the following is the symbol of the metal that occurs in liquid form at ordinary temperature?
  • a. Na
  • b. Sn
  • c. Pb
  • d. Hg
Q.2- On heating, solid is directly converted into gaseous state. This process is called:
  • a. sublimation
  • b. evaporation
  • c. diffusion
  • d. condensation
Q.3- The various physical properties of a substance may include:
  • a. colour, odour and taste only
  • b. hardness, solubility and density only
  • c. melting point and boiling point only
  • d. all of these
Q.4- Which of the following is least compressible?
  • a. gas
  • b. liquid
  • c. solid
  • d. none of these
Q.5- Name the tissues that are involved in the formation of membranes.
  • a. Epithelial tissue
  • b. Nervous tissue
  • c. Muscular tissue
  • d. Connective tissue
Q.6- Which of the following tissues helps in the movement of body structure?
  • a. Nervous tissue
  • b. Muscular tissue
  • c. Epithelial tissue
  • d. Connective tissue

Science

Syllabus

Chemical Reactions and Equations: Chemical reactions, chemical equations, types of reactions, oxidation reactions

Acids, Bases and Salts: Acid, Bases, Salt, Reactions of acids and bases, pH Scale

Metals and Non-Metals: Physical properties of metals and non metals, reaction of metals, ionic bond, metallurgy

Carbon and its Compounds: Covalent bonding in carbon compounds. Versatile nature of carbon. Homologous series, reactions of carbon compounds, important carbon compounds

Periodic Classification of Elements: Need for classification, early attempts at classification of elements (Dobereiner’s Triads, Newland’s Law of Octaves, Mendeleev’s Periodic Table), Modern periodic table, gradation in properties, valency, atomic number, metallic and non-metallic properties.

Life Processes: Nutrition, Respiration, and Excretion in living beings of plants and animals, digestive system, Respiratory system, excretory system, Circulatory system of human being

Control and Coordination: Plant and animal hormones, nervous system in human beings

How do organisms reproduce: Reproduction: Reproduction in plants and animals (asexual and sexual reproduction) reproductive health-need, methods of family planning.,Safe sex vs HIV/AIDS, Childbearing, Women’s health

Heredity and Evolution: Heredity; Mendel’s contribution- Laws for inheritance of traits: Sex determination: brief introduction

Light: Reflection and Refraction, image formation of lens and mirrors, lens and mirror formula, power of lens, optical devices

Human Eye and Colorful World: Human eye, prism, atmospheric refraction, dispersion of light

Electricity: Ohm’s law; Resistance, Resistivity, Factors on which the resistance of a conductor depends. Series combination of resistors, parallel combination of resistors and its applications in daily life. Heating effect of electric current and its applications in daily life. Electric power, Interrelation between P, V, I and R.

Sources of Energy: Types of sources of energy, renewable and non-renewable sources of energy

Our Environment and Its Management: Eco-system, Environmental problems, Ozone depletion, waste production and their solutions. Biodegradable and non-biodegradable substances, Conservation and judicious use of natural resources. Forest and wild life; Coal and Petroleum conservation.

Logical Thinking


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Science 35
Logical Thinking 10
Achiever’s Section 5
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 50 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

Sample Paper Questions

Q.1- Which of the following ions is furnished by acids in aqueous solution?
  • a. OH- ions
  • b. H+ ions
  • c. H3O+ ions
  • d. None of these
Q.2- Which of the following is a strong acid?
  • a. nitric acid
  • b. citrus acid
  • c. formic acid
  • d. lactic acid
Q.3- Li shows resemblance in properties with Na and K. This classification is found true according to which law?
  • a. Lavoisier
  • b. Dobereiner
  • c. Newland
  • d. Mendeleev
Q.4- Some plants respond to stimuli slowly by growing in a particular direction because:
  • a. information is transferred from one cell to another
  • b. plant growth is directional
  • c. conduction of information occur between plant and stimuli
  • d. None of the above
Q.5- Conductors and insulators can be differentiated on the basis of:
  • a. bounded positive charge present in outermost shell
  • b. free positive charge present in outermost shell
  • c. free negative charge present in outermost shell
  • d. bounded negative charge present in outermost shell
Q.6- Mendeleev’s periodic table is upset by the fact that:
  • a. many elements have several isotopes.
  • b. noble gases do not form compounds.
  • c. some groups stand divided into two subgroups A and B.
  • d. atomic weights of elements are not always whole numbers.

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The Shine Junior Science Olympiad competition is an objective-type test of 60 minutes duration, comprising 35 objective-type (Multiple Choice questions) for class 3 and class 4 and 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice questions) for class 5 to class 10.

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