Published: 06th January 2021
Here's how you can register free for the first-ever National Cow Science Exam to be held on Feb 25
The cow science exam will be held in 12 regional languages apart from Hindi and English. It will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions
Announcing the first-ever exam of its kind, the central government on Tuesday stated that it will conduct the Kamdhenu Gau-Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Pareeksha — a countrywide online examination on gau vigyan (cow science) on February 25. The examination is free of cost and it will be held annually.
The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) Chairman Vallabhbhai Kathiria, during a press conference on the same, added that this examination is an effort by the government to infuse curiosity among people about the importance of cows and to sensitise and educate them about the species. "We are starting Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar Prasar Examination at the national level from February 25, 2021. The species and its importance have several scientific implications that need to be explored. It plays an important role in the growth of the economy in our country," Kathiria said during a press conference.
The setting up of the RKA was stated in the Interim Budget presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal at the Lok Sabha in February 2019 and Rs 750 crore was allocated for the same. The centre was set up in February 2019, and is aimed at “conservation, protection and development of cows and their progeny”.
The exam will be held in 12 other regional languages apart from Hindi and English. "Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar Prasar Exam will be an online exam with 100 multiple-choice questions in Hindi, English and 12 regional languages. The duration will be one hour and there will be four categories," he said.
According to news reports, Kathiria added: "The exam will be conducted in four categories: primary level (up to class VIII); for students between classes IX and XII; the third category for college and university students and the fourth will be open to all, in which not only Indian citizens but anyone can appear." The examination will have multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and students can take the test on their computers or even mobile phones.
The online registration for the examination will be open from January 14 until February 20, and results will be declared on the same day, February 25. According to an official release of the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, under which RKA functions, it stated that the syllabus as well as other literature and reference books on cow science, will be recommended on the website of the Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog.
"Blogs, videos and other selected reading material will be uploaded on the official website. Scientists, entrepreneurs, Gau Sevaks, farmers, youth and women as well as senior citizens will actively work to make this mega event a grand success," the Ministry said in its statement. "Questions will be set in such a way that during the online exam there will be no scope for any manoeuvring. Results will be immediately declared on the website of RKA. Certificates will be given to all. Successful meritorious candidates will be given prizes and certificates afterwards. Appreciation letters will be issued to all those who help in organising this exam," it added.