This Geography Olympiad is intended to supplement the geography instructions students receive in their schools including Indian and world geography and to help them in preparing for higher competitive exams at national and international levels. The Olympiad will be conducted every year in two Phases. In the Phase I, children will participate at their respective schools throughout the country, during the month of December. In Phase II participants with high scores, based on cut-off will be invited to the National Finals in April. Candidates can check the complete information of GEO Genius 2017 like application process, eligibility criteria and other information through this page below.

GEO Genius 2017

The Geography Olympiad is open to children of Classes 2nd to 10th.

There are three categories for Geography Olympiad:

  • Sub Junior – Classes 2,3 and 4
  • Junior – Classes 5,6 and 7
  • Senior – Classes 8,9 and 10

About GEO-Genius  – Qualified and experienced members of GEO-GENIUS took an initiative to investigate the geography knowledge of students of India. If was surprising that many students could not even locate India on a blank map of the world and Delhi on the blank map of India. Worse were the students between 18 years to 24 years. This result is obvious. Geography has taken a back seat to other subjects in the class room for many years. Concerned about this widespread lack of geographic knowledge, GEO-GENIUS organized Geography Olympiad to revive the interest in the subject among the students.

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Important Dates

Event Dates
Last date for registration 31 Oct 2017
Exam Date 08 Dec 2017

GEO Genus 2017 Application Form

Registration forms is available in the school. Students who wish to participate needs to contact the teacher in- charge at school. Students should be registered through schools only.


  • Exam Fees Rs. 140 per student.
  • Preparatory Text Book (not compulsory but strongly recommended) Rs. 110.

Eligibility Criteria

Students of State Board, ICSE Board, CBSE Board and International Boards. Standard II to X only.

Schools should register at least 50 students overall from all standards to be able to enroll for this competition

Exam Pattern

The language medium of the Olympiad will be English.

Competition is made up of multiple choice questions, testing Geographical knowledge and skills. The Olympiad will be conducted every year in two steps.

  • Level 1 – First, children participate in various Schools held at their respective School location throughout the country on 8th December, 2017. This will be a written exam with multiple choice questions.
  • Level 2 – Top 50 Participants in each category with high scores from Level 1, will be invited to Mumbai for the National Finals (Level 2) to be held in April, 2018.

Phase I is a written test with 40 multiple choice questions for Sub Junior category and 50 multiple choice questions for Junior and Senior category. There will be a different question paper, for each category.

There will be NO negative point for any incorrect answer. The participant will be awarded one point for the correct answer and zero for an incorrect answer. The duration to complete the test is 1 hour.


The Geo-Genius National Geography Olympiad Preparatory book covers the below syllabus in sufficient detail. We strongly recommend students to study this book for thorough preparations.

The questions will be related but not confined to the following categories:

Sub Junior Category (Class 2, 3 and 4)

• Political Geography: States & Capitals
• Physical Geography: Major Mountains & Rivers
• Cultural Geography: Languages, Festivals, Dances; Landmarks

Junior Category (Class 5, 6 and 7)

* General Physical Geography – Earth, Land Forms, Water bodies etc.

• Political Geography
• Historical Geography
• Physical Geography
• Cultural Geography
• Economic Geography

• Political Geography: Important countries capitals
• Physical geography: major mountains rivers .
• Cultural geography: People, Languages, Holidays, Festivals, Dance and Sports.
* Current Events

Senior Category (Class 8, 9 and 10)

• Political Geography
• Historical Geography
• Physical Geography
• Cultural Geography
• Economic Geography

• Political Geography: Important countries capitals.
• Physical geography: major mountains rivers.
• Cultural geography: People, Languages, Holidays, Festivals, Dance and Sports.

* Current Events

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