How to Prepare for IEO English Olympiad 2020?

by Asmita Kundu, March 25, 2020

Every year the Science Olympiad Foundation or SOF conducts the International English Olympiad (also known as IEO) for students from classes 1 to 12 in India. The International English Olympiad 2020 is an English language and grammar competition conducted for students to help them judge their English proficiency with that of international standards. Students can apply by competing at various levels namely within the school, city, zone wise or even internal level.

The SOF is involved in conducting other English competitive exams like the IMO (International Mathematics Olympiad), NSO (National Science Olympiad), IGKO (International General Knowledge Olympiad), NCO (National Cyber Olympiad) and ICSO (International Company Secretaries Olympiad) to evaluate various subject skills of the students. The marks secured by the students in these tests can be helpful for them to judge their position with other students across the globe. All the students participating in the International English Olympiad 2020, receive a Student Participating Report containing the detailed evaluation.

In this article, we aim to provide you with the required information necessary to participate in the International English Olympiad 2020.

Divisions of English Olympiad

All the students studying from classes 1 to 12 can apply for the International English Olympiad 2020 and assess their knowledge. The English Olympiad 2020 usually consists of two levels as follows:

  1. The Level 1 exam

  • All the students of class 1 to 12 are eligible to apply for this test

  • No minimum marks required to participate in this exam 

  1. The Level 2 exam

  • Students who have participated in the Level 1 exam are then further shortlisted for the 2nd Level examination

  • Students appearing in the top 5 list from each class who appeared for the level 1 exam are eligible for the level 2 exam.

  • Only the top 25 students either rank wise or zone wise will be selected.

  • All the class toppers of each participating school in which case a minimum of 10 candidates from each class can appear in the English Olympiad 2020 and are able to secure a minimum score of 50 per cent.

  • The top rank holders of each section will be selected, in case the registration was done section wise.

Benefits of Participating in IEO 2020

The International English Olympiad 2020 is conducted for the students to evaluate their knowledge and skill in English Language and grammar. This examination helps a student to understand their individual aptitude along with that in comparison to others. The SOF conducts the test in a manner to extract the best among the students. 

The English Olympiad 2020 is usually framed on the basis of the syllabus taught in the schools; however, the questions can be sometimes conceptual and tricky. Students can take this exam in order to get a clear objective and in-depth platform to practice and get prepared for other Olympiad tests.   

The various schools along with the participants are again awarded certificates and medals at both zonal and international levels. Students can use the certificates to showcase their efficiency in various institutes and colleges where these certificates are accepted. Again, the awards and certificates are distributed on the basis of the applications received by the SOF. 

How to Participate?

The IEO or English Olympiad 2020 is a recognized examination organized by the SOF for all the students studying in standard 1 to 12. It is an exam conducted to assess the academic development of the students. The students cannot individually participate in the examination but only through the schools. 

All the schools interested to participate can register themselves with the English Olympiad 2020. A prospectus with all the details specified pertaining to the registration and the examination is sent to all the schools that are registered with the SOF. The schools which have not registered themselves with the SOF and are interested to participate in the International English Olympiad 2020, are eligible to apply for the test by sending a mail on the official email id of the SOF or can convey the same over the phone.  

The students who are interested to apply for the test can fill the application form as specified in the prospectus and are liable to handover the application forms to the respective school authorities. The school then sends the application forms collected from all the students to the SOF for conducting the English Olympiad 2020. You can visit the official website to get more details to register and participate.  

Tips to Prepare for English Olympiad 2020 

The International English Olympiad 2020 is conducted to evaluate the academic knowledge of the students. The students can use the certificate or participation in various fields of education in the future. Hence it is vital for the students to prepare for the test diligently.

Following are the few points to be remembered by the students while preparing, who have applied for the English Olympiad 2020:

  1. Syllabus

  • Students should know the entire syllabus thoroughly for the test before starting the preparation for the exam.

  • Identify the resources required to prepare for the exam

  • In level 1, almost 70 per cent of the questions are framed based on the previous class syllabus. 

  1. Start preparing in advance

  • It is beneficial for the students to start preparing for the exam well in advance in order to get the highest scores.

  • Last-minute preparation usually makes the student skip the important section.

  1. Study material and resources

  • Students should go through the resources and study materials specified by the SOF in order to score more marks in the exam.

  • It is important to collect the study material beforehand to avoid the last-minute hassle.

  1. Online materials

  • Students are advised to go through online materials and resources in order to get a better understanding of the subject.

  • Online materials and sources will enable the students to get faster results during the time of preparation.  

  1. Timetable

  • Students can make a timetable in order to cover the entire scope of the syllabus.

  •  As English Olympiad 2020 is a competitive exam, a proper time table will efficiently help the students to manage time and execute the test. 

  1. Effort and regular practice

  • Students should give their 100 percent effort in order to pass this exam. 

  • The exam seeks a lot of attention and hard work which can be achieved only through continuous effort and regular practice. 

  1. Sample question papers

  • It is always best to be ahead during the time of examination hence students can avail different sites to get sample question papers from previous years.

  • Students can solve the mock test to get a better picture of the International English Olympiad 2020.

Students are advised to take rest before the exam. It is important to have good health during exams. Students should eat and sleep properly in order to have a fresh mind to study and clear the International English Olympiad 2020. 

How to Prepare for IEO English Olympiad 2020?