The competition is intended to spot and nurture students interest in science at a very early age. It is held for two segments 6th standard students and 9th standard students. And hence the official handbooks are designed separately for both these segments.To prepare really well for the prestigious competition, the aspiring young scientists need to know a lot more than merely a long list of likely questions for the written examination. This is so because, besides the written examination, the students are also required to go through a practical examination, a project and an interview. No other publication offers such a complete fare at present.Written by subject experts and authored by MSTA, these handbooks will equip the students, parents and teachers with all essential information such as: the nature of the competition dos and donts for the written examination, practical test, project and interview question papers with answers and explanations select samples of work of past achievers useful tips from past achievers additional reference material and a lot, lot more.