IGKO Exam 2021 - International General Knowledge Olympiad

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IGKO Exam 2021 - Registration, Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Result and Other Details

SOF stands for Science Olympiad Foundation, the organizer for the International General Knowledge Olympiad. SOF along with IGKO which promotes the participation of students and enhances their general knowledge skills also organizes other exams that promote English, computer science, mathematics and science skills. The educational foundation SOF is also a non-profit organization that was established by leading academicians, scientists and media personalities and has been actively striving to promote young geniuses by providing them with a competitive platform and where there is a pool of talented future scientists, technologists, IT and other professional talents which can be identified at school level so they can be nurtured and progress in that direction. The SOF also aims at disseminating knowledge and necessary data and updated information about the latest developments in science and technology and other subjects that create an impact in the life of the students. Through this, they are bringing about a revolutionary transformation in the age-old classroom approach and making learning innovative, practical and interactive. The exams are infused with a healthy competitive spirit among the students; the reward-based approach that is adopted by the SOF (Science Olympiad Foundation) is a great way to motivate students,  the teachers and schools to encourage involvement and participation and make use of this platform.

IGKO Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the International General Knowledge Olympiad examination is set by the Science Olympiad Foundation. The criterion sets the allowance of attendance for the school students from grade 1 to grade 10th. The eligibility criteria also extend to students from grade 1 to 10, from all backgrounds whether they are studying the State Boards syllabus, Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE). 


IGKO Registration Process

  • The registration centres for the International General Knowledge Olympiad examination are the schools across the country. The Science Olympiad Foundation or the SOF sends the prospectus for registration of students to all the schools that are already registered with SOF. 

  • Other schools can also associate with SOF through registration. The unregistered schools can get themselves registered free of charge by sending an email at info@sofworld.org or by calling 0124-4951200. 

  • The SOF must receive all the filled registration forms by the schools before the due date.

  •  SOF (Science Olympiad Foundation) generates roll numbers for all students that are willing to attend the exam via the  School Registration Form (SRF) and Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) that should be filled by the school's coordinating teacher as per the guidelines and submitted before the due date. 

  • If a student is interested to write the exam and his/her school is unregistered, then they can individually register with a 125 rupee fee per student, the fee is the same for other students in India and can attend the exam in any registered school as their examination centre.  

  • Fee payment is exempted from the students’ whose parents were martyred during any defence operations and also from the students who suffer from a physical disability. 

IGKO Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of the organization when the admit card release date is due.

  • Click on the admit card button that appears on the right side.

  • Then select the "IGKO Level 1 Admit Card" option that appears.

  • And enter the details asked, enter the respective roll number, class code, and school code that you will be informed beforehand by your teachers at school after registering for the International General Knowledge Olympiad exam.

  • After you enter the details and submit it, the admit card will appear, you can download and take a print out of the admit card that you need to bring to your exam centre on the exam day. 

  • If the candidate finds any information on their hall ticket to be incorrect, he/she must immediately contact the school coordinator.

IGKO Syllabus

The International General Knowledge Olympiad exam is divided into four sections and the syllabus for the exam revolves around these section topics for the grade 1st to 10th. 


Sections 

Syllabus

1

General Awareness

2

Current Affairs 

3

Life Skills

4

Achievers Section


A wide variety of questions of varying difficulty levels has been given to ensure proper practice for students and the topics within the same category are also different from students in class 1-4 and 5-10. 


Sections

Topics for Class 1 to 4

Topics for Class 5 to 10

General Awareness

  • Me and My Surroundings, 

  • Our Body and Health 

  • Plants and Animals, 

  • India and the World, 

  • Environment and Its Conservation,

  • Science and Technology, 

  • Language and Literature, 

  • Transport and Communication

  • Entertainment, Sports, 

  • Maths Fun 

  • Plants and Animals

  • India and the world

  • Science and Technology

  • Earth and its environment school

  • Universe

  • Language and Literature

  • Media and Entertainment

  • Social studies

  • Sports

  • Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning

Current Affairs 

  • News

  • Research and Development

  • Updates of New Happenings From Around The world


  • News

  • Research and Development

  • Updates of New Happenings From Around The world

(Difficulty level is higher as than those in classes 1-4)

Life Skills

  • Kindness, Soft skills

  • Social Skills

  • Do’s and Don'ts

  • Moral Values

  • Teamwork

  • Communication

  • Flexibility

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Decision Making

  • Leadership

  • Time Management

  • Empathy

  • Effective Communication

  • Critical Thinking

  • Creative Thinking

  • Coping With Stress

  • Decision Making

  • Problem Solving

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Managing Emotions

  • Self Awareness

Achievers Section

From the above syllabus high order thinking questions.

From the above syllabus high order thinking questions. 


IGKO Examination Pattern


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

 

IGKO Reference Books

The reference books that are helpful for students who intend to write the International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) are provided by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). The books are designed respectively for students in specific grades for 1-10. The books include:

  • Workbook and reasoning book combo for International General Knowledge Olympiad

  • International General Knowledge Olympiad daily online practice sets class 1-10

  • International General Knowledge Olympiad 2 years e-book download

  • Learning and knowing class 1-10

  • International General Knowledge Olympiad Workbook- Class 1-10

IGKO Olympiad Exam Process


Important Events

Examination Process

Main Exam-  Class 1-4

                       Class 5-10

1 hour 

2 hour

IGKO Exam

It is a single level online exam.

Exam Date

DATE ONE - 16th & 17th October 2021

DATE TWO - 13th & 14th November 2021

The exam date can be chosen by the school that conducts the exam according to their convenience. However, the request to change the date of the exam will not be accepted. 

Medium of Paper

The language is English for the IGKO paper. 

Paper Type 

Multiple Choice Question 


IGKO Results

The results for the IGKO exam are announced by the parent organization SOF on their official website and any third party is not trusted with this information and responsibility. Go to the official website link where the student just needs to enter the roll number and the results will be displayed on the screen. 


The details of the results that are displayed on the Science Olympiad Foundation website is very detailed and specific, it includes, the candidate’s name, the candidates’ parents name, the registration number of the student, total marks obtained by the candidate, their International rank, state rank and zone rank and the school rank is also mentioned in it. The qualifying status for the further round or level 2 of the examination that only the students from class 3-10 are eligible for is also mentioned clearly in the result sheet. 

Along with all the aforementioned details, the school name and the school address is mentioned which makes it very easy to spot the schools of which students have performed exceedingly well so that the principal and the teachers of such schools can be presented with an award they are deserving of. 


IGKO Awards

There are many awards and scholarship merits and medals to many students and schools around the world at diverse levels such as the international level, zonal level and the school level. 


Awards for Students


Levels

Ranks

Number of Awards Given

Awards, Medals and Scholarships

At International Level

1st position


10 awards in total

Rs.50,000/- Each, International Gold Medal and a Certificate of Outstanding Performance

2nd Position


10 awards in total


Rs.25,000/- Each, International Silver Medal and a Certificate of Outstanding Performance

3rd Position


10 awards in total


Rs.10,000/- Each, International Bronze Medal and a Certificate of Outstanding Performance

At Zonal Level 

1st Rank

260

Gifts worth 1000/- each, Zonal Gold medal and a certificate of Zonal Excellence

2nd Rank

260

Gifts worth 1000/- each, Zonal Silver medal and a certificate of Zonal Excellence

3rd Rank

260

Gifts worth 1000/- each, Zonal Bronze medal and a certificate of Zonal Excellence

4th - 11th rank

1820

Gifts worth 500/- each, a Medal of Distinction and a certificate of distinction

12th-25th rank

3900

A Medal of Distinction and a certificate of distinction 

Rank above 26

For all attending

Participation Certificate

At School Level 

For the first 5 to 9 students writing the exam per class ranging from grades 1-10.

Depends on the number of students participating in schools around the world

Gold Medal of Excellence is awarded to the top rank holder in class. 

For the next 10 to 25 students writing the exam per class ranging from grades 1-10. 

Gold Medal of Excellence is awarded to the top 3 rank holders. 

For more than 25 students writing the exam per class ranging from grades 1-10. 

The Gold Medal of Excellence is awarded to the top 10% rank holders in class. 


Awards for Schools

The authorities who work behind the scenes and encourage the students’ participation in the exam who are the principal of the school and the teachers are also recognized and awarded for their tireless efforts. 


Levels

Positions

Number of Awards Presented

Awards

At International Level

Best Principal

Citation and Trophy

20

Best Teacher

10

At Zonal Level

Best Zonal Principal

130

Best Zonal Teacher

78

At District Level

Best District Principal

Rs.2,500/- to each principal, a  Citation and a Trophy

500

Best District Teacher

Rs.1000/-  to each teacher, a  Citation and a Trophy

500

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q.1. When International General Knowledge Olympiad Results will be Declared?

Ans. For the International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) exam, the latest update about the result declaration by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) is in the month of February. The exact date of the result announcement is yet to be announced by the SOF. And you will be notified when there is an official declaration as there will be a mention of it on the website of the Science Olympiad Foundation. 

Q.2. How Can I Prepare for the International General Knowledge Olympiad Exam?

Ans. The exam of the International General Knowledge Olympiad is about the general knowledge about the incidents and is ubiquitous in nature and for preparation, you can read newspapers, monthly economic and current affairs magazines. You can start your preparation also by making yourself aware of the syllabus and familiarize yourself with the structure of the exam paper. The best way of preparation is also via the reference and study material provided by the SOF that is targeted specifically for each class of students in all of the school grades from 1st to 10th. 

Q.3. What is SOF IGKO?

Ans. The SOF that stands for Science Olympiad Foundation is the parent non-profit organization that since 1996 has been pioneering the academic competition among school children and recognizing their talent in various fields like Science, Mathematics, Computer Education, English, Social Studies, General Knowledge. The SOF IGKO is the International General Knowledge Olympiad examination organized for encouraging students' participation in national, international competitions, programs, events and it is also a very effective way to instil a feeling of belonging in the young minds to national and global students fraternity. The other exams conducted by the same parent organization are the SOF NCO (National Cyber Olympiad), SOF NSO (National Science Olympiad) SOF IMO (International Mathematics Olympiad), SOF IEO (International English Olympiad), SOF ICO (International Commerce Olympiad) and SOF International Social Studies Olympiad. 

Q.4. How Do You Check the International General Knowledge Olympiad Results for 2021?

Ans. The results of the International General Knowledge Olympiad exam will be uploaded on the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) website on the scheduled date for the results announcement. The first step is the student needs to visit the official website of the SOF IGKO, which is sofworld.org. Or directly visit http://results.sofworld.org/results page. Select Olympiad that you have appeared for under the SOF (Science Olympiad Foundation) umbrella in this case IGKO and then enter your assigned roll number for the exam which is also present in your hall ticket or admit card in the provided space. Thereafter enter the captcha code viewed on the computer screen that is usually asked for verification purposes. After which you can click on 'View Result' to check the SOF IGKO Result 2021. 

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