International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) 2018 – 2019

Registration of Students: The IGKO is open to the students of classes 1 to 10. Prospectus containing the Registration forms are sent to all schools registered with SOF. Schools not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at [email protected]/phone call. Schools must return the registration forms to SOF, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.

Latest: Result of IGKO 2018-2019 has been announced, check it through the “Result” link provided below.

Important Dates

Event Dates
IGKO Exam 11 & 25 Sep 2018

Roll Numbers

Foundation will register the applicant school and the students and dispatch question papers and guidelines for conducting the examination. Principals / teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a center for IGKO. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination centre. A minimum of 10 students need to be registered from each school for feasibility reasons.

This year IGKO was conducted on two dates. Each school may select a date for conducting the IGKO as per its convenience. Each date of exam has a separate question paper. IGKO is a single level exam.

Students should register through their respective schools only. Individual registrations by students are not accepted.

Fees: A nominal participation fee is charged from each student. Part of it is retained by the school for its expenses as exam center. Details about the fee / mode of payment etc. are given in the School Registration Forms sent to schools.

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 01-05th & 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions class 05-10th.

Class Section No. of Questions Marks
01st to 04th Class General Awareness 20 20
Current Affairs 05 05
Life Skills 05 05
Achievers Section 05 10
Total 35 40
05th to 10th Class General Awareness 30 30
Current Affairs 10 10
Life Skills 05 05
Achievers Section 05 15
Total 50 60

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 7 years’ performance is also provided.

Students are suitably awarded based on their international, State and School ranking. Prizes are announced annually and include cash awards, medals, gifts, certificates etc. Select International toppers from each class are awarded at a grand prize distribution ceremony held in Delhi, presided over by an eminent personality. Prizes for state winners and school winners are sent to their respective schools. For the year 2017-18, a sum of Rs. Fourteen Crores will be incurred 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 Olympiads. There is no other eligibility criterion like minimum marks. 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 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 or through the foundations face book page

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 IGKO. Hence at least 10 students should be enrolled from a school so that a school becomes a center.

Give criteria for ranking?

Click here, to know the criteria for ranking.

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