International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) 2020 – 2021: The result for IGKO 2020 – 21 will release in the last week of January 2021. During 2020-21, SOF exams was conducted online at the residence of students. The Science OLympiad Foundation conducts International General Knowledge Olympiad for the students of classes 1 to 10. The SOF IGKO conducts in single level. Interested Participants of the Olympiad are ranked on the basis of marks obtained by them in IGKO 2020. The students from class 1 to 10 are only eligible to participate in this exam. Read this article for complete details regarding International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) 2020 – 2021.
Latest: IGKO 2020 Result will release in the last week of January 2021. Click here to check it.
International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) 2020 – 2021
Registration of Students: The SOF IGKO is open to the students of classes 1 to 10. Students may register through their respective schools. In case school is unable to participate Individual registrations by students will be accepted.
Important schedule for IGKO 2020 is given below the table:
|IGKO Exam Date||Set A – |
Set B –
Set C –
|Result Announced||In the last week of Jan 2021|
How to Apply IGKO?
The school’s coordinating teacher should fill the School Registration Form (SRF) and Students’ Registration Sheet (SRS) as per the guidelines given & should send to the SOF’s office before the due date of submission of forms. SOF will register the applicant school and the students. As per the Students’ Registration Sheet (SRS) received from the School, SOF will generate roll numbers for all students.
During 2020-21, all SOF exams will be conducted online. Roll numbers, guidelines, link for exams will be sent to the students directly at their mobile numbers shared.
Schools in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan & Nepal pay to SOF a registration fee of Rs 125* (including GST) per student / Olympiad towards cost of examination. Schools may charge an additional Rs 25** per student towards honorarium of incharge, remuneration to teachers to teach and guide, and for other expenses. No fee is payable for students suﬀering from any major physical disability, or an Indian student whose parent was martyred during defence operations.
*US$9 for other countries.
**US$1 for other countries.
Examination Pattern and Scheme
The International general knowledge Olympiad is a single level exam. The test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours. The Olympiad is a written objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 35 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 1 to class 4 and 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 5 to class 10.
|Class||Section||No. of Questions||Marks|
|01st to 04th Class||General Awareness||20||20|
|05th to 10th Class||General Awareness||30||30|
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 test, students can judge themselves academically at four different levels – within the school, at city level, at zonal 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, City, Zonal and International level. Analysis of the student’s past 4 years’ performance is also provided.
Students are suitably awarded based on their International, Zonal and School ranking. Prizes are announced annually and include cash awards, medals, gifts, certificates etc. Selective International toppers from each class are awarded at a grand prize distribution ceremony held in Delhi, presided over by eminent personalites. Prizes for zonal winners and school winners are sent to their respective schools. For the year 2019-20, a sum of Rs. 18 Crores was spent towards awards, felicitations, scholarships etc.
Who all are eligible to sit for the Olympiads?
Students of classes 1 to 10th are eligible to appear for the SOF IGKO. There is no other eligibility criterion like minimum marks. SOF IGKO 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 exam. The students come to know about the necessary details from their school teachers or through the SOF official website www.sofworld.org or through the SOF facebook page www.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.
When are the results of olympiad declared?
Results of Olympiads are declared within 8 weeks of each examination. The results are sent to the schools concerned. The results are also made available on our website.
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).
We are less than 10 students in our school who are interested to take part in an olympiad. Can we still enroll for the test?
For less than 10 students in a school, it is not viable for the Foundation to hold the SOF IGKO. Hence at least 10 students should be enrolled from a school so that a school becomes a centre.
Give criteria for ranking?
Click here, to know the criteria for ranking.
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