6th International English Olympiad (IEO) 2015 – 2016

6th International English Olympiad (IEO) 2016


The International English Olympiad (IEO) is a one-of-a-kind examination, and first in the history of English language testing in India.

Important Dates

For the academic year 2015-2016 the IEO exam will be held on 20th January, 2016 & 28th January, 2016 at participating schools. Schools may choose any one date for conducting the IEO exam. There will be separate question papers for both dates. The entire school would need to conduct the exam on one chosen date only –as mentioned in the School Registration Form by the school.

How to Apply

Registration of Students : The event is open to the students of classes 1st to 12th  and registrations are received from the schools in the prescribed pro-forma. Registration sheet for the school / students and the information booklet are posted to the schools all over India and abroad. Students should be registered through the schools only. Individual registration by the student is not available.

Foundation will register school and the students as per the SRF (School Registration Form), SRS (Student Registration Sheets) and the registration fees received and dispatch question papers and guidelines for conducting the examination. Minimum of 10 students need to be registered from each school for feasibility reasons.

Fees : A nominal participation fee is charged from each student. Part of it is retained by the school for its expenses as exam centre. Details about the fee / mode of payment etc. are given in the School Registration Forms sent to schools. Students studying in classes 1st to 12th  in schools affiliated to CBSE / ICSE / and State Boards can take the IEO test.

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Structure and Pattern of the Examination

The competition is a written test of 60 minutes duration comprising of objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions. Each correct answer carries marks. There will be a separate question paper for each class. The question papers will consists of different sections.

For class 1 to 4:  The participant has to answer 35 questions in 60 minutes.

For class 5 to 12:  The participant has to answer 50 questions in 60 minutes.

For class 11 to 12: For class 11 and 12 NSO paper, Achievers’ section, Physics & Chemistry sections are common, students may choose between Mathematics or Biology as the fourth section.

Other Important Information

Ranking for Single Level Exam ( For IEO and class one & two students)
  • Marks obtained in the exam.
  • In case two or more students score same number of marks, ranks will be determined on following priority and criteria:
  • Marks obtained in different sections of the exam. Each section is accorded separate weightage.
  • Student’s performance in school during the previous year- as mentioned in the OMR. This may be verified at the discretion of SOF. Student not stating past year’s performance may not be considered for ranking in case of a tie.
  • Age of the student – with greater preference being given to the younger student.
  • Telephonic or personal Interview may be conducted.
  • No two students will be given same rank. However, in case 2 or more students score equally on all parameters defined above, the award may be distributed equally among all winners.

Clarifications : Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from the National Coordinator through e-mail/fax/phone-call at [email protected]

Telefax: 0124- 4951200, 09312680857
Address : Plot No 99, Sector 44
Gurgaon – 122003

6th IEO Frequently Asked Questions

Who all are eligible to sit for the Olympiads?

Students of classes 1st to 12th are eligible to appear for the 1st level Olympiads. For National Cyber Olympiad, students from class 2 onwards are eligible to appear for the 1st level. There is no other eligibility criterion like minimum marks. Students who qualify for the 2nd level exam include.

(a) Top 5% of students’ class wise, who appear for the 1st level exam,
(b) State wise top 10 rank holders class wise, and
(c) Class toppers from each participating school where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 50% qualifying marks. Students from classes 1 and 2 are not required to appear for the 2nd level exam and are ranked based on their performance in the first level exam. IEO is a single level exam.

I am interested to take part in the Olympiads. Tell me how will I come to know about the details of the exam?

All the relevant information is sent to the schools registered with us across countries, along with prospectus, registration forms, posters and other details before the first round of exams and then as the date and venue of the second level is decided, the information is sent to the relevant schools again. The students come to know about the necessary details from their school teachers or through the Foundation’s official website www.sofworld.org or through the foundations face book page facebook.com/sofworld.

Myself and few of my friends are interested to take part in the Olympiads but our school has not yet received any information regarding the Olympiad. What can we do?

Please let us know the name, e-mail ID, complete address of your school along with name and contact details of the principal. We will send detailed information and registration forms to your School so that your Principal / Olympiad Teacher-in-charge can register your names for the exam.

My school does not want to register for the Olympiads, but I am very eager to write the exam. Can I do it on my own?

SOF does not encourage individual participation. Students have to register through their schools only.

I have already appeared for the Olympiads while I was in a lower class? Can I appear again?

Certainly. This will give you an opportunity to improve your previous rankings, and if you are successful in doing so, you will again be eligible for certificates and prizes.

My school has already dispatched the registration form. I am left out and I want to register myself for the Olympiad exam. What should I do?

You can request your school authority to send your relevant details and fee immediately to us. We will accept it if it reaches us before the last date of registration (usually 30 days before the exam).

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