How to Prepare for IGKO General Knowledge Olympiad 2020?

by Anusha Lal, March 25, 2020

Latest Information Regarding IGKO 2020 Syllabus, Exam Sections, Questions Patterns, and Tips

The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) conducts the International General Knowledge Olympiad 2020 (IGKO) on a national level to test the depth of general knowledge of students from Class I to Class X. This competition is also held to generate awareness on current affairs and to learn what is going on across the globe. This will grow a lot of interest among the students. The exam is conducted only once and the students can judge their status at the school, city, zonal, and national level. Let us find out more about this exam and how you can start preparing for it.

Basic information regarding IGKO 2020

Here is a list of information you need to know regarding IGKO 2020.

  • The IGKO competition is held on a national level for Class I to Class X aspirants in their respective schools.

  • SOF IGKO 2020 is a single exam held nationwide. There is no other level of exam to cross. The merit level of a student is calculated based on the total marks scored and the number of applicants in a zone.

  • At least 10 students need to show interest in IGKO 2020 so that a school can apply for its registration to the conducting authority. 

  • The exam is conducted on two separate dates for convenience. Each day will have a separate question paper, totally unrelated to each other.

  • The cost of IGKO Application Form 2020 is INR 125. 

  • The questions will be of objective type and the exam will be held on a pen-paper basis.

  • For Class I to IV, there will be 35 questions. For Class V to X, 50 questions will have to be answered by the students.

  • The time allotted to answer the questions is 60 minutes.

Syllabus for IGKO 2020

The syllabus of the International General Knowledge Olympiad 2020 is mentioned according to the classes.

  1. Class 1

  • Plants and animals

  • Me and my surroundings

  • India and the world

  • Science and technology

  • Entertainment

  • Language and Literature

  • Sports

  • Math Fun

  • Life skills

  • Current Affairs

  • Higher Order Thinking Questions

  1. Class II

  • Class I syllabus + Communication and transport

  1. Class III

  • Similar to Class II

  1. Class IV

  • Similar to Class III + Environment and its conservation

  1. Class V

  • Similar to Class IV

  1. Class VI

  • Similar to Class V + Universe, Social Studies, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning

  1. Class VII

  • Similar to Class VI

  1. Class VIII

  • Similar to Class VI + Literature and media

  1. Class IX

  • Similar to Class VIII

  1. Class X

  • Similar to Class VIII

IGKO 2020 sections and question pattern

There will be four sections in the question paper.

  • Questions based on General Awareness

  • Questions on Current Affairs

  • Life skills-based questions

  • Achievers Section

The questions will have multiple choices from where the students have to pick the right one. This will be a pen-paper based exam to determine the IQ and aptitude level of an applicant. The IGKO is unique in its own way as it emphasizes the current happenings, as well as, historical events.

Check out the question pattern mentioned below to follow for Class I to IV and Class V to X.

Class

Section

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

1st to 4th

General Awareness

20

1

20

Current Affairs

5

1

5

Life Skills

5

1

5

Achievers Section

5

2

10

Grand Total

35


50

5th to 10th

General Awareness

30

1

30

Current Affairs

10

1

10

Life Skills

5

1

5

Achievers Section

5

3

15

Grand Total

50


60

How to prepare for the General Knowledge Olympiad 2020?

A student will have to complete his/her school tasks, learn new concepts and practice them while preparing for the General Knowledge Olympiad 2020. It is a daunting task to use your time aptly. For this, you will have to think smart and work hard. Here is a list of tips from the experts you can use to start your preparation and score well in the exam.

  • Why prepare for IGKO?

Everything has a purpose. Your preparation for IGKO 2020 will require dedication and a fair share of time every day for practice. You will have to find a purpose or a goal for IGKO. Ask yourself the reason for appearing in IGKO and how it will benefit you. Preparing and appearing in a national-level competition will definitely boost your confidence. The rewards, gifts, medals, and acclamations from your school and zone will be a remarkable addition to your academic profile.

  • Gather your material

Apart from the textbooks you read, you will have to gather books related to IGKO 2020 for the respective class. In this way, you can find insights into the exam patterns and types of questions. Gathering material online such as previous years’ question papers will also help. Always start collecting material beforehand so that you can avoid hustling around at the last moment. 

  • Fix a routine

As mentioned earlier, you will have to work hard and smart at the same time. Your day should follow a routine. Skillfully divide your day into proper segments to concentrate on your studies and IGKO preparation.

  • Focus on general knowledge, science, and social studies

The prime subjects you have to concentrate on are subjects like general knowledge, science, and social studies. The maximum of the questions are focused on these subjects. It will be very helpful for you to answer. You can study the previous year’s books as well to keep a tap on the information there.

  • Mock tests are the key

How can you get accustomed to the question pattern and exam type? By appearing for the mock exams online, you can easily get habituated to the exam type. These mock tests are fabricated by the experts following the protocols of SOF. Hence, these online tests will help you muster confidence, avoid anxiety and perform well in the exam hall. 

  • Practice

There are multiple questions to answer by judging the options provided. It will take time but you will have to complete attempting all the questions. For this, you will need to practice to instil speed in your performance. Practice sample question papers and appear for mock tests whenever you get time.

Final words

There is no need to feel anxious when you have the best support on our website. Follow this section for more details and information regarding the dates of IGKO 2020. Seek information from your school authority and collect the application form on time. Fill up the form and submit it to the authority. The rest will be taken care of.

Prepare well for the International General Knowledge Olympiad 2020 by following the steps mentioned by our experts. Collect your material, develop a routine and give your best in the exam hall. 


How to Prepare for IGKO General Knowledge Olympiad 2020?