#### About IOQA-

A three-hour and two-part examination called as **Indian Olympiad Qualifier of Astronomy** (IOQA) will be jointly organized by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) and Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) – HBCSE (TIFR).

Enrollment: Online enrollment for IOQ 2022 is expected to begin by September 15, 2021. Detailed information about enrollment, eligibility criteria and enrollment fees will be announced soon.

The dates are same as that of previous year-

February 6, 2021 (Saturday) 9:00 -12:00 hrs

Visit http://www.iapt.org.in for further information.

Syllabus-

##### Astronomy:

Astronomy syllabus comprises of the following three parts:

1. Physics

2. Mathematics

3. Elementary Astronomical notions

In addition, general understanding of Science and Mathematics topics studied till Class 10 is expected.

##### Physics:

I. Units and Measurements.

II. Motion in a Straight Line

III. Motion in a Plane Scalar and vector quantities

IV. Laws of Motion

V. Work, Energy and Power

VI. System of Particles and Rotational Motion

VII. Gravitation

VIII. Mechanical Properties of Solids.

IX. Mechanical Properties of Fluids

X. Thermal Properties of Matter

XI. Thermodynamics.

XII. Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases

XIII. Oscillations and Waves Oscillations

XIV. Electrostatics Electric Charges and Fields Electric Charges).

XV. Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism Moving Charges and Magnetism Concept of magnetic field

XVI. Optics Ray

XVII. Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter Dual nature of radiation, Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations;

XVIII. Atoms and Nuclei Atoms Alpha-particle scattering experiment

XIX. Electronic Devices Semiconductor Electronics

##### Mathematics:

Equivalent to CBSE Class 12 Mathematics syllabus. A brief outline is given below.

I. Sets and Functions

Sets; Relations and Functions Trigonometric Functions; Inverse Trigonometric Functions

II. Algebra

Principle of Mathematical Induction Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations Linear Inequalities Permutations and Combinations Binomial Theorem Sequence and Series Matrices Determinants

III. Coordinate Geometry

Straight Lines Conic Sections Introduction to Three-dimensional Geometry

IV. Calculus

Limits and Derivatives Continuity and Differentiability Applications of Derivatives Integrals Applications of Integrals Differential Equations

V. Mathematical Reasoning

VI. Statistics & Probability Statistics Probability

VII. Vectors and Three-dimensional Geometry Vectors Algebra Three-dimensional Geometry

VIII. Linear Programming

##### Elementary Astronomical notions:

Basic knowledge of Solar System and associated phenomena: Sun, Planets and their moons, Comets, Asteroids, Diurnal motion of Earth, Phases of the Moon, Seasons, Eclipses, Tides.

Familiarity with structural elements of the Universe: Stars, Galaxies, Clusters of galaxies.

Familiarity with the night sky: Brightest stars, Common constellations, Milky Way, paths of solar system objects in the night sky, rising and setting of stars.

Working principle of Telescopes.

Major historical landmarks in development of Astronomy. Any in-depth knowledge of astronomy is not required. However, basic familiarity with astronomical terminology, objects and phenomena, as can be acquired through an interest in astronomy (reading popular books / listening to popular lectures etc.) is expected.

Preparation Tips-

###### Set reasonable goals-

Make out daily plans and choose to cover the important topics first. Do not overburden yourself with unrealistic goals. Aim for achievable goals.

###### Try to dig deeper in the concepts-

Completing your syllabus even after revising won’t give you good results. Hence, you need to dig deeper so you may have a broader vision and can solve any problem without any difficulty.

###### Solve previous year papers-

Nothing can help you as much as the previous year question papers. It will help you to understand the exam pattern and the level of the questions you are going to face.

###### Choose your study material wisely-

Choose the study material (online or offline) which has some advanced problems to solve so that they can acquaint you to the level of competition you are going to face.

###### Be disciplined-

Be very disciplined with your studies. Nothing can beat discipline. Have a proper study plan and make sure that you stick to it. Religiously achieving goal will give you confidence and help you attempt the exam with 100% potential.

huh thank you soo much ig this is the only site that talks about IOQA

This site is one of the few that talks about IOQA. Though physics and maths is tested til 12th std syllabus