The International English Olympiad (IEO) is a one-of-a-kind examination, and first in the history of English language testing in India. For the academic year 2017-18 the IEO (1st Level) exam was held on 06 Oct 2017 & 12 Oct 2017 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.
What’s New in 8th IEO 2017-2018
- IEO becomes a two level exam.
8th International English Olympiad (IEO) 2017 – 2018
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.
Structure and Pattern of the Examination
From year 2017-18, IEO becomes the two level exam. 8th IEO (1st Level) Exam will be held on 06 Oct 2017 & 12 Oct 2017. Candidates who have successfully qualified the level 1 exam will be eligible for 2nd Level exam.
8th IEO Frequently Asked Questions
How does a student benefit by taking Olympiad exams?
Participants of Olympiads are ranked on the basis of marks obtained. Hence, after taking the first level of the test, students can judge themselves academically at four different levels – within the school, at city level, at state level and above all at International level.
Each student is provided a Student Performance Report (SPR). The SPR analyses the strong and weak areas of the student and also gives a detailed performance comparison of the student vis-à-vis other students at school, state and international level. Analysis of the student’s past 6 years’ performance is also provided.
Who all are eligible to sit for the Olympiads?
Students of classes 1st to 12th are eligible to appear for the IEO. There is no other eligibility criterion like minimum marks. IEO becomes a two 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).