(Notification) CBSE Science Exhibition : 2017-18

(Notification) CBSE Science Exhibition : 2017-18


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been taking many initiatives to provide interactive, participatory, hands-on, innovative and  creative learning experiences to students studying in its affiliated schools. One such initiative  is the organization of  Science Exhibition at Regional and National levels every year. The activity aims at providing a common platform to schools, teachers and students to give shape to their innovative ideas and learn from each other’s experiences. The exhibitions also  provide a medium for popularizing Science and  increasing awareness  among stakeholders about the close relationship between Science, Technology and Society.

The Science exhibition for the academic 2017-18 is likely to be organized in different parts of the country at REGIONAL LEVEL in the month of November/ December in 2017. The NATIONAL LEVEL will be conducted after the completion of the Regional Level and dates for the same will be notified later.

Theme and sub – themes for the Science Exhibition for 2017 - 18



Innovations for sustainable development

1.  Health and well–being

2.  Resource management and food security

3.  Waste management and water body conservation

4.  Transport and Communication

5.  Digital and Technological solutions

6.  Mathematical modeling

Guidelines For Participation

1.    All schools willing to participate need to apply on-line before the closing date.

2.    The last date for filling the on-line registration form is 30th September, 2017.

3.    The registration fee of ` 650/- must be submitted through NEFT to the account of the Board as given below.

4.    It should be ensured that the names of the students once registered online should not be changed at any stage of the exhibition.

5.    The complete application including typed brief write-up (not more than 1000 words) for each exhibit and printed copy of the online registration form duly signed and forwarded by the Principal is to be sent to the following address super scribed ‘SCIENCE EXHIBITION 2017– 18’ by 05TH OCTOBER, 2017.




6.    A participating school can put up a maximum of two exhibits/projects/models.

7.    A school team will be represented by a maximum of two students per exhibit and one escort Science Teacher.

8.    Students studying in classes VI to XI in the current academic year i.e. 2017–18 are eligible to participate.

9.    School team participating at Regional Level and National Level must remain the same.

10. The sub – theme once selected cannot be changed.

11. The exhibit/model may include –

  • Working model to explain a concept, principle or a process
  • An indigenous design of a machine/device
  • An innovative/inexpensive design or technique
  • Application of basic principles of Science/Technology
  • Scheme/design of a device or machine to reduce production cost
  • Investigation based study
  • New and innovative ideas to the form of presentations

12.    Care should be taken that eco- friendly materials are preferably used in the preparation of exhibits.

13.    A few exemplar ideas pertaining to the sub – themes listed in the context of the theme for the development of exhibits are enclosed as Annexure – I.

14.    A brief write-up (not more than 1000 words) as mentioned under point no. 5 given  above  should  be  submitted  as  per  the  given  proforma  enclosed  at Annexure – II.

15.    The exhibits will be assessed by the experts as per the following criteria:

a. Students’ own creativity and imagination


b. Originality and scientific and mathematical innovations in the exhibit/model


c. Scientific thought/principle/approach


d. Technical skill, workmanship, craftsmanship etc.


e. Utility for society, scalability/educational value


f.  Economic (low cost), portability, durability, scope of its applicability in future etc.


g. Presentation – aspects like demonstration, explanation and display


16.    The  participating  school/team  will  have  to  bear  all  expenses  related  to participation in the event.

17. The  participating  teams  will  have  to  make  their  own  lodging/boarding arrangements at the venue city of exhibition. 

Key points related to the conduct of exhibition

1.    The first stage of exhibition will be held at different venues in every region. The information regarding the venues will be circulated / notified later on.

2.    The selected best eighteen  exhibits  (the numbers may increase or decrease depending on the quality of the exhibit) at each regional level venue will be eligible to participate in the National level exhibition.

3.    The actual dates for the regional level will be communicated to every school and details will also be available on CBSE website.

4.    Schools are advised to follow CBSE’s guidelines available on CBSE website.

5.    Certificates will be awarded to the best entries selected at the National Level.

6.    The  names  of  the  winners  of  the  National  Level  Science  Exhibition  will  be forwarded to  NCERT for their consideration for participation in 45thJawaharlal Nehru National Science Mathematics and Environmental Exhibition for Children in 2018 to be organised by NCERT. The confirmation for the participation in the aforementioned exhibition is subjected to their selection for the same

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Courtesy: CBSE