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Pre Departure Training Camp [PDTC] 2023

Pre Departure Camp/ Pre Departure Training Camp is the final step before the International Science Olympiads. Top performing students from OCSC from each subject (combined pool of junior and senior batch participants) are given intense training for 8- 10 days.

The camp is conducted by top educators and individuals from all over the country who are invited to train young minds. It is conducted right after OCSC and before the students leave to participate in International Olympiads.


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PDTC Eligibility Criteria/ Selection Criteria

PDTC is the last stage to reach before International Science Olympiad to represent their country on the International level.

Students who are being selected for Pre Departure Training Camp (PDTC) also checked if they have a valid passport and other required documentation to go to the country in which the particular International Olympiad for which the student is selected for is conducted for that year.

Notes: Apart from International Science Olympiad, Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE) also conducts International Mathematical Olympiad on a different level.

Stages in ISO

Each student who wants to represent the country for any one of the groups of exams under ISO 2023-24 must go through the following stages.



Stage I

National Standard Examination (NSE)

Stage II

Indian National Olympiad (INO)

Stage III

Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC)

Stage IV

Pre Departure Training Camp (PDTC)

Stage V

International Science Olympiad (IMO)

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