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Velammal Inter School Talent Olympiad 2017

About VISTO 2017
“Velammal Inter School Talent Olympiad” (VISTO) is a wake-up call to the genius that lay dormant in the students of Std. VI to Std. X to raise and benchmark their academic performance in this competitive world. VISTO is devoted to improve the quality of science education, increase student’s interest in science, providing recognition for outstanding achievements in science education and build the concepts and confidence of the young brains. It is a meticulous academic interscholastic competition consisting of a series of tests at regular intervals (twice a year). These challenging and motivating tests are well balanced among the various disciplines of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. A balance between knowledge of concepts, process understanding and applications is maintained as well.
The objective of VISTO is to identify students with talent and aptitude to excel in academics, help them to realize their potential, encourage them to take up ace careers in the field of Science and Technology and ensure the growth of the best scientific and skillful minds for the development of the country.

We are glad to make a pitch for VISTO 2017 in all parts of Tamil Nadu in the following dates
Exam Date
12th November 2017
VISTO Bulletin
The question paper consists of 100 questions from the various disciplines of science. The magnitude of allotment for each subject is given below Subject No of Questions Mark for Each Question
Subject No of Questions Mark for Each Question
Mathematics 40 +1
Physics 20 +1
Chemistry 20 +1
Biology 20 +1
Total 100 100
The Question pattern encompasses straight objective type questions, statement type questions, assertion & reason type questions, matching type questions and linked comprehension passage type questions. Each of the 20% of the given questions will test skills like memory, calculation, reasoning & logic, understanding of theory, statement & law and other miscellaneous skills
VISTO SYLLABUS
CLASS SUBJECT SYLLABUS
VI MATHS Knowing our numbers, Whole numbers, Basic geometric ideas, Playing with numbers, Practical geometry, Data handling & Symmetry
PHYSICS Motion and measurement of distance, Light, Shadows and reflections
CHEMISTRY Fibre to fabric (plant fibre) & Separation of substances, Sorting Materials into Groups
BIOLOGY Food where does it comes from, Components of food & Getting to know plants
VII MATHS Integers, Lines and angles, Triangles and its properties, Fractions and decimals, Exponents and powers, Congruence of triangles & Symmetry
PHYSICS Heat, Winds, Storms and cyclones
CHEMISTRY Fibre to Fabric (Animal fibre), Acid, Bases and salt, Physical and Chemical changes
BIOLOGY Nutrition in plants and animals, Weather, Climate and adaptation of animals to climate & Soil
VIII MATHS Rational Numbers, Squares and square roots, Cube and cube roots, Understanding quadrilaterals, Practical geometry, Playing with numbers, Visualizing solid shapes & Introduction to graphs, Exponents, Algebraic expressions & identities
PHYSICS Force and pressure, Friction force & Sound
CHEMISTRY Synthetic fibre and plastic, Metals and non-metals
BIOLOGY Crop production and management, Micro organisms friend and Foe, Conservation of plants and animals
IX MATHS Number system, Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry, Triangles, Heron’s formula, Polynomials, Coordinate Geometry, Lines and angles.
PHYSICS Motion, Force and laws of motion & Gravitation
CHEMISTRY Matter in our surroundings & Is matter around us pure?
BIOLOGY Fundamental units of life, Tissues & Improvement in food resources
X MATHS Real numbers, Polynomials, Pair of linear Equations in two variables, Triangles, Trigonometry, Statistics
PHYSICS Electricity, Magnetic effects of Electric current, Sources of energy
CHEMISTRY Chemical Reactions and Equations, Acids, Bases and salts, Metals and Non-metals
BIOLOGY Life Process, Control co-ordination
Instructions
  • The Question pattern encompasses straight objective type questions, statement type questions, assertion & reason type questions, matching type questions and linked comprehension passage type questions.
  • Each of the 20% of the given questions will test skills like memory, calculation, reasoning & logic, understanding of theory, statement & law and other miscellaneous skills
  • Optical Response Sheet will be given to the students to answer.
  • The duration of the examination will be 120 minutes, The Timing of the examination is 10.30 am to 12.30 pm & the question paper distribution is 10.15 am (15 min prior to the exam)
  • Exam Roll No will be given in the Hall Ticket, Hall Ticket will be generated one week before the exam and sent by email.
  • Use Blue /Black ball point pen to shade, usage of pencil is not allowed
  • The Question paper can be taken by the students,
  • Answer key will be published in web after 3days
  • In about 15 days from the date of examination the results will be officialized.
VISTO Organizing Committee
The VISTO committee members are Chairman Shri.M.V.Muthuramalingam, Chief Patron Shri.M.V.M.Sasikumar and the Organising Committee will be lead by Mr.S.Madhava Krishna and the faculty team of Velammal IIT Academy and the heads of Velammal Knowledge Park will be the members of the committee. Wishing you all the very best, we look forward to your zealous participation.
Thanking you
Yours in Education
VISTO Team