Olympiad Exam 2022-23 - International Olympiad (IMO, IEO, NSO, IGKO, NCO, ICO)

Olympiad Exam 2022-23| Important Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Registration and Awards

The Olympiads are held on a national and international scale, and promote competition among students in related academic fields or grade levels. Whether they are national or international, olympiads are recognised as among the most challenging tests to pass. The highly sought-after exams enable students to compare their knowledge and awareness of a subject to that of their rivals while also fostering a competitive spirit.


In this article, we have provided the eligibility criteria, syllabus, registration details as well as the exam patterns of the olympiad examination. The article also contains links to the complete details of the following IMO, IEO, NSO, IGKO, NCO, and ICO examinations. If you are a student you must go through the complete article to understand the eligibility, pattern and registration process of the examination.


Important Dates of 2022-2023 Olympiads

The table given below contains the important dates of the olympiad examinations.

1ST LEVEL IGKO, IEO, NSO, IMO & ISSO SCHEDULE 2022-23

OLYMPIAD

DATE 1

DATE 2

DATE 3

SOF International General Knowledge Olympiad (SOF IGKO)

Thursday 15th Sept 2022

Tuesday 11th Oct 2022

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SOF International English Olympiad (SOF IEO)

Thursday 22nd Sept 2022

Friday 14th Oct 2022

Tuesday 1st Nov 2022

SOF National Science Olympiad (SOF NSO)

Tuesday 18th Oct 2022

Thursday 3rd Nov 2022

Thursday 1st Dec 2022

SOF International Mathematics Olympiad (SOF IMO)

Thursday 10th Nov 2022

Tuesday 22nd Nov 2022

Tuesday 13th Dec 2022

SOF National Cyber Olympiad (SOF NCO)

Thursday 24th Nov 2022

Tuesday 20th Dec 2022

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SOF International Social Studies Olympiad (SOF ISSO)

Thursday 22nd Dec 2022

Tuesday 24th Jan 2023

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NMTC- National Mathematics Talent Contest

Eligibility of SOF's Olympiad

The eligibility for the Olympiads varies according to the type of exams students are applying for, the details of which are provided below.

  • Students from Classes 1 to 12 are eligible to participate in the National Science Olympiad, conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) and the International Science Olympiad conducted by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education.

  • For the International Mathematics Olympiad, National Cyber Olympiad and International English Olympiad conducted by the SOF, students from Classes 1 to 12 are eligible to apply.

  • The SOF also conducts the International Commerce Olympiad for which students of Classes 11 and 12 are eligible to apply.

  • Students from Classes 1 to 10 are eligible to participate in the International General Knowledge Olympiad, also conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation.


Eligibility for NSE/and Subsequent Stages:

1. The candidate must be eligible to have an Indian Passport.

2. The students have a date of birth between 1 July 1998 and 30 June 2003, both days inclusive. will be eligible to write the exam.

3. Participating candidates must be residing in India since 30 November 2017 or earlier or must be studying in the Indian schooling and education system.

4. Also, the participating student must not have completed the Class 12 board examination before 2021.

5. The last criterion asks students not to have started or planning to commence studies in the university or any institute by 2022.

6. Must not have commenced (or planning to commence) studies in a university or equivalent institution by 2022.


Eligibility Criteria for Junior Science Olympiads

1. The candidate must be eligible to have an Indian Passport.

2. Candidates must be in grade 10 and below from any school board like state, ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education), CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education).

3. Candidates must not have completed their board exams before November 2022 to appear in the National Standard Examination In Junior Science for the year 2022.


SOF Olympiad Syllabus

The table given below contains the complete syllabus of the SOF olympiad of 2023.

Class

Section

No. Of Questions

Marks/Question

Total Marks

1st to 4th

Section – 1: Logical Reasoning

5

1

5

Section – 2: Science

25

1

25

Section – 3: Achievers Section

5

2

10


Grand Total

35


40

5th to 10th

Section – 1: Logical Reasoning

10

1

10

Section – 2: Science

35

1

35

Section – 3: Achievers Section

5

3

15


Grand Total

50


60

11th & 12th

Section – 1: Physics & Chemistry

25

1

25

Section – 2: Achievers Section

5

3

15

Section – 3: Mathematics/Biology

20

1

20


Grand Total

50


60


Syllabus for IAPT

The detailed syllabus of IAPT is given in the table below.

Category

Exams

First and Second Stage

Third Stage

IAPT

NSEA and INAO

For NSEA and INAO, greater emphasis is given to Physics, Mathematics, Elementary, and Astronomy. Also, the syllabus is equivalent to senior secondary level including the Class XII syllabus.

Equivalent to respective International Olympiad Syllabus.

IAPT

NSEB and INBO

The syllabus is equivalent to senior secondary level up to the Class XII syllabus of CBSE.

IAPT

NSEC and INChO

The syllabus is equivalent to senior secondary level up to the Class XII syllabus of CBSE.

IAPT

NSEJS and INJSO

The syllabus is equivalent to senior secondary level including the Class XII syllabus. The basic subjects of Science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) are given equal emphasis.

IAPT

NSEP and INPhO

The syllabus is equivalent to senior secondary level up to the Class XII syllabus of CBSE.

SOF

NSO,IMO,NCO,IEO, IGKO, ICO.

There is no such particular syllabus guide for SOF Olympiads. SOF follows the same curriculum followed by CBSE, ICSE and different state boards to frame their exams. If students want to participate in any of the subject’s Olympiads, they have to follow their respective grade syllabus only to prepare for the exam. 

Equivalent to respective International Olympiad Syllabus.


SOF Olympiad Exam Pattern

The table mentioned below provides the complete SOF Olympiad Exam Pattern.

Olympiad Exam 

Class

Exam Pattern

Sections

Section-wise Marks

Total Marks

National Science Olympiad

1 to 4

Logical Reasoning

5

40

Science

25

Achievers Section

10

5 to 10

Logical Reasoning

10

60

Science

35

Achievers Section

15

11 &12

Physics/Chemistry

25

60

Achievers Section

5

Mathematics/Biology

20

International Mathematics Olympiad

1 to 4

Logical Reasoning

10

40

Mathematical Reasoning

10

Everyday Mathematics

10

Achievers Section

10

5 to 10

Logical Reasoning

15

60

Mathematical Reasoning

20

Everyday Mathematics

10

Achievers Section

15

11 &12

Logical Reasoning

15

60

Applied Mathematics/ Mathematical Reasoning

20

Everyday Mathematics

10

Achievers Section

15

National Cyber Olympiad

1 to 4

Logical Reasoning

5

40

Computers and Information Technology

25

Achievers Section

5

5 to 10

Logical Reasoning

10

60

Computers and Information Technology

35

Achievers Section

5

International English Olympiad

1 to 4

Word & Structure Knowledge

30

40

Reading

Spoken & Written Expression

Achievers Section

5

5 to 12

Word & Structure Knowledge

45

60

Reading

Spoken & Written Expression

Achievers Section

5

International Commerce Olympiad

11 &  12

Economics

15

60

Business Studies

15

Accountancy

15

Achievers Section

5

International General Knowledge Olympiad

1 to 4

General Awareness

20

40

Current Affairs

5

Life Skills

5

Achievers Section

5

5 to 10

General Awareness

30

60

Current Affairs

10

Life Skills

5

Achievers Section

5


IAPT Olympiads Exam Pattern 

Although the examination pattern is the carbon copy of the CBSE syllabus to a very extent. However, the marking pattern of IAPT exams is different from CBSE.  The exam pattern is as follows.

  • The IAPT question papers will be  of216 marks.

  • The exam duration will be 2 hours.

  • There will be a negative marking of -1 mark for every wrong attempt.

  • The questions will be Objective type questions.

  • There will be 60 multiple choice questions asked in the exam.

  • The medium of the exam will be both English and Hindi.


How to Apply for the SOF Olympiad?

All the eligible candidates interested in appearing for Olympiads are required to complete the application process. Here’s how to apply for the Olympiad exams.

  • For the schools registered with the Science Olympiad Foundation, prospectus inclusive of the registration forms are sent to the respective schools. Students can then collect these forms from the schools.

  • Prospectus can also be requested by the schools not registered with SOF by contacting the foundation either via email at info@sofworld.org or through phone at 0124-4951200.

  • Interested students are required to duly fill in the application form and submit the same to their school.

  • Schools are then required to forward the duly filled-in application forms to SOF within the prescribed date.

  • An application fee has also to be paid along with the application form by the students. The details of the application fee are as under:

  • For schools in India, the registration fee is INR 125 (inclusive of GST) per student.

  • For international schools, the registration fee to be paid is USD 9.

  • Additionally, schools may charge USD 1 (for international schools)/INR 25 (for schools in India) per student as a fee towards remuneration for teachers, an honorarium of the in-charge, usage of the study material provided by SOF as a guide and other miscellaneous expenses.


SOF Olympiad - Awards

A host of Olympiad awards are given out in the different categories of the exams. Depending on the rank achieved by the students, the students, as well as the schools, are awarded. Get the details of the various Olympiad awards provided in the table below.


SOF Olympiad Awards at the International Level

Rank

Award

First

INR 50,000/- Each + Gold Medal + Certificate of Outstanding Performance

Second 

INR 25,000/- Each + Silver Medal + Certificate of Outstanding Performance

Third

INR 10,000/- Each + Bronze Medal + Certificate of Outstanding Performance


Awards at the Zonal Level

Rank

Awards

1

Gifts worth INR 1000/- each + Gold Medal + Certificate of Zonal Excellence

2

Gifts worth Rs 1000/- each + Silver Medal + Certificate of Zonal Excellence

3

Gifts worth Rs 1000/- each + Bronze Medal + Certificate of Zonal Excellence

4-10

Gifts worth Rs 500/- each + *Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Distinction

11-25

*Medal of Distinction + *Certificate of Distinction


For two or more students achieving the same rank, the cash award in the category applicable will be distributed in the given manner.

  • In case the same rank is obtained by up to 5 students, the amount of the award will be equally distributed.

  • In the case where 6 or more students have obtained the same rank, each winner will be awarded a gift worth INR 1000 in cash.

In addition to the awards, several scholarships are also available for students who qualify for the Olympiad exams. These include:

  • Girl Child Scholarship Scheme (GCSS): A scholarship of INR 5000 each to 300 academically inclined girl students in India belonging to economically disadvantaged families.

  • Scholarship for Excellence in English (SEE): A certificate of merit awarded to 120 Indian students who exhibit excellence in the English language.

SOF – Academic Excellence Scholarship (AES): 208 students between Classes 3 to 10 are awarded a trophy. The AES is presented to the student who manages to score the highest marks in four Olympiad exams during the year. Such winners are selected for all 26 states or zones.


IAPT/HBCSE - Awards

IAPT or HBCSE olympiad awards are more about recognition and respect than any type of monetary value. HBCSE felicitate winners with certifications based on their performance in the different stages of their respective olympiad. The certificates for IAPT science olympiads are issued in association with the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), Mathematics Teachers Association (MTA), an association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT) and Association of Teachers in Biological Sciences (ATBS) to those students who have secured the highest percentile.

  • National Standard Examination Certificates

  • Indian National Olympiad (INO) Certificates

  • IMO TC/ OCSC Certificates and Awards

  • HBCSE Scholarships:  HBCSE awards gold, silver, and bronze medals and a cash prize of INR 5,000, INR 4,000, and INR 3,000, respectively.


Other Benefits 

  • If the students have cleared INMO and take maths as one of the subjects during their undergraduate, he/she will get a handsome scholarship, and it will be continued until they finish their PhD.

  • One of the most enthralling awards is felicitated by Infosys foundation headed by Smt Murty to the Indian students who have made their country proud in the international olympiads. 

  • Awardees decided by TIFR also get a cash prize of INR 15,000 to the medalists. 


Registration: IAPT Olympiad 2022-2023

  • Enrollment from Your Own School/College: Contact your school/college principal to enrol for NSE. It is because IAPT/HBCSE contacts schools for the procedure of student enrollment.

  • Enrollment from Different Schools/Colleges: If your school/college is not an NSE-registered centre, you can be registered through a nearby centre. The list of IAPT registered institutes will be available on the IAPT official website.

  • Enrollment Fees: Each student has to pay Rs. 150/- per subject to the NSE registration centre.

This was the complete discussion on the important dates, eligibility, exam pattern, registration and awards of olympiad examinations. We hope to have helped with your queries. Keep on checking the official website to get the latest updates on the examinations. 

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FAQs on Olympiad Exam 2022-23 - International Olympiad (IMO, IEO, NSO, IGKO, NCO, ICO)

1. What is the use of the Olympiad exams?

The Olympiad exams are very useful for the students in the sense that they help instil a sense of competitiveness among them. Students who partake in the Olympiads are exposed to a plethora of opportunities, which if utilised in the right manner, can prove to be very useful for the future. Students get to develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter as they prepare for the exam. In addition to this, students learn to approach a question analytically and apply concepts that they have previously learnt. Moreover, Olympiad exams are a great tool for a student’s assessment of his her strengths and weaknesses over a particular subject matter both at the national and international levels.

2. How is the Olympiad exam conducted?

The Olympiad exams for the different categories are conducted at different levels. The mode of conducting the Olympiad exam is online and students are also required to appear online as well. While the National Cyber Olympiad, International GK Olympiad and International Commerce Olympiad are conducted as angle level exams, the National Science Olympiad, International Mathematics Olympiad and the International English Olympiad are conducted in more than one level.

3. How to participate in Olympiad exams?

Students in schools registered with SOF can register and apply for the particular Olympiad exam and category they are eligible for. In case a particular school is not registered with the SOF, a request for the prospectus with an application form can also be made by the schools through email or phone. An application fee also has to be paid by each student in order to be able to participate in the Olympiad exam.

4. Can I give the Olympiad exam after Class 12?

Olympiad exams, whether national or international, can only be attempted by students enrolled in Classes 1 to 12. Thus, only pre-university students can participate in these exams. So, if you have completed your 12th standard or equivalent exam, you will not be able to appear for the Olympiad exams. Students should thus use the opportunity to attempt these exams when they are in school as they will not be able to participate in any Olympiads once they pass out from school.

5. What are the syllabi for the Olympiad?

The syllabi for the CBSE, ICSE and several state boards are used to develop the Olympiad exam questions. On the SOF website, you may also find the comprehensive details of the programme.

6. How are students ranked in the Olympiad exams?

Based on the results of the exams and each competitor's specific achievements, the competitors are all ranked. After the results are released, students are given a Student Performance Report (SPR), which provides a complete analysis of the student's performance.