Central Board of Secondary Education Science Challenge 2021-22


January 17, 2022

Circular No. Acad-08/2022

All the Heads/Principals of the Schools affiliated to CBSE

Subject: CBSE Science Challenge –2021-22

Science is inexplicably linked with our lives and helps us to understand the world around us better. Scientific and technological developments contribute to progress and help improve our standards of living. By engaging with this subject, students learn to think, solve problems and make informed decisions. As an initiative to generate curiosity, enquiry and higher order thinking amongst the learners, the Board is organizing the CBSE Science Challenge for students of classes 8th to 10th.

CBSE Science Challenge

This challenge shall be available on DIKSHA platform from 17th January 2022 to 28th February 2022. Students from class 8th to 10th, irrespective of the Board, are eligible to participate in this challenge. To access the challenge, schools affiliated to CBSE are required to register their students, provide CBSE registration IDs to students who can then join the ‘CBSE Science Challenge’ course on the DIKSHA platform. The students of schools not affiliated to the CBSE can directly access the course on DIKSHA platform.

Schools can nominate 5 children in each class who have secured a participation certificate in the Science Challenge directly to the second stage or national qualifiers of the Raman Young Science Innovator Awards (conducted by the RRI Trust founded by Sir C.V. Raman; for more details at  https://www.ramanaward.org/).

Instructions for CBSE schools to register their students:

1) There is NO participation fee for this student enrichment activity.

2) CBSE Schools to visit the CBSE website www.cbse.gov.in and click on the “CBSE Science Challenge –2021-22” to register their students. As soon as schools register students, Registration IDs would be generated which they can provide to respective Students. This is to be given to students so that they can fill it on the DIKSHA portal at the start of quiz.

Steps for students to participate:

1) Students can access the course via DIKSHA portal on computer or via the DIKSHA app on their Android mobile. iPhone users can access the quiz on any mobile browser. They must have the latest version of the DIKSHA App from Play store to access the quiz. In case they already have the DIKSHA App, it may be ensured that it is updated to the latest version by visiting Play store.

2) Students would be required to login to portal/app using their existing DIKSHA credentials. If they do not have an account on DIKSHA, then they can register for the same by clicking on the “Register here” button on the page. They can also sign in with an existing Google account by clicking on the “Sign in with Google” button.

3) The “CBSE Science Challenge” in English can be accessed via link: https://bit.ly/3nrpE2i and in Hindi: https://bit.ly/3K70gIZ. This will open the login page.

4) On reaching the course home page, click on “Join Course”.

5) Once they have joined the course, they will be able to access different modules of this course. They can either click on Start Learning or on any one of the modules to access the content:

  • a. The first module provides a brief introduction to the CBSE Science Challenge course.
  • b. The second module is the CBSE Science Challenge.

6) The students of CBSE affiliated schools have to fill in the Registration ID (to be provided by the school/ teacher) before accessing the Quiz. Students of schools not affiliated to CBSE are to skip filling this Registration ID (please leave it blank).

7) All students who complete the course would be provided a participation certificate. Participation certificates will be issued online on the DIKSHA platform itself upon completion of the course. Please ensure that students have their correct names in the DIKSHA profile. Students should have the latest version of the DIKSHA app or access to the DIKSHA website to receive certificates. Please note that no merit list shall be displayed or separate certificates will be issued to the participants for this activity.

For any clarification, please send an email to [email protected] With Best Wishes.

Dr. Joseph
Emmanuel Director (Academics)

Copy to the respective Heads of Directorates, Organizations and Institutions as indicated below with a request to disseminate the information to all the schools under their jurisdiction:

1. The Secretary, Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS), Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, Shastri Bhawan, A - Wing, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi,110001

2. The Joint Secretary (BR/CER/Sainik Schools), Sainik Schools Society, Room No. 108 (I), South Block, New Delhi-110001.

3. The Chairman, Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan (OAVS), N-1/9, Near Doordarshan Kendra, PO Sainik School Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar, Odhisha-751005.

4. The Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, 18 Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi-16

5. The Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, B-15, Sector-62, Institutional Area, Noida-201309

6. The Director of Education, Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Old Secretariat, Delhi-110054

7. The Director of Public Instructions (Schools),Union Territory Secretariat, Sector 9, Chandigarh-160017

8. The Director (Exam. & Scholarship), HRDD Department, Gangtok, Govt. of Sikkim, Sikkim–737101

9. The Director of Secondary Education, Department of Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar – 791111. Mob: 08794812121

10. The Director (Education),Directorate of Education VIP Road, Port Blair, A&N Island – 744103

11. The Director, Central Tibetan School Administration, ESSESS Plaza, Community Centre,Sector-3,Rohini, Delhi

12. The Additional Director General of Army Education, A–Wing, Sena Bhawan, DHQ, PO, New Delhi-110001

13. The Director AWES, Integrated Headquarters of MoD (Army), FDRC Building No. 202,Shankar Vihar (Near APS), Delhi Cantt-110010

14. All Regional Directors/ Regional Officers of CBSE with the request to send this circular to all the Head soft he affiliated school soft he Board in the irrespective Regions

15. All Joint Secretary/Deputy Secretary/Assistant Secretary/SPS/Analyst, CBSE

16. All Head(s)/In-Charge(s),Centre of Excellence, CBSE

17. In-charge IT Unit with the request to put this Circular on the CBSE Academic Website

18. In-Charge, Library

19. The Head (Media & Public Relations),CBSE

20. DS to Chairman, CBSE

21. SPS to Secretary, CBSE

22. SPS to Director(Academics), CBSE

23. SPS to Director (Information Technology), CBSE

24. SPS to Controller of Examinations, CBSE

25. SPS to Director(Training and Skill Education),CBSE

26. SPS to Director (Professional Examinations),CBSE

27. SPS to Director(CTET),CBSE

28. SPS to Director(EDUSAT),CBSE

29. Record File

Director (Academics)

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