The full form of IGKO is International General Knowledge Olympiad and is conducted to encourage students to know more about the events happening in India and around the world. Besides current events, the Olympiad will also focus on student's knowledge of history, geography, science, mathematics, etc. The importance of this Olympiad is to check the general awareness of the students.
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Science Olympiad Foundation (IGKO) is a general knowledge-based Olympiad. Kids tend to have an optimistic view of the world. SOF IGKO expects to elevate the understanding of student's knowledge about familiar things in society and the world. Even though it is based on the school syllabus, there will be a high possibility of questions about current events. SOF IGKO Syllabus covers portions from current affairs, latest technological advancements, the latest findings in the scientific world, and world politics.
6 Olympiad tests are conducted by the SOF each year:
The National Cyber Olympiad (NCO)
The National Science Olympiad (NSO)
The International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)
The International English Olympiad (IEO)
The International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)
The International Company Secretaries Olympiad Olympiad (ICSO)
Registration of Students: The SOF IGKO Olympiad Exam Date 2021 (International General Knowledge Olympiad) is open to the students from classes 1 to 10. Students need to register through their respective schools only. Individual registrations done by students are not accepted. A minimum of 10 students is required to be registered from each school for the IGKO Exam.
Principals/teachers need to note that any school can be registered as a center for SOF IGKO Level One. No fee is required from the institution or school to become a registered examination center.
A prospectus containing the Registration forms are sent to all the schools registered with SOF. Schools not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at the given email address, email@example.com or by calling 0124-4951200. Schools must return the registration forms to Science Olympiad Foundation, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due IGKO exam date.
The SOF International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) is a single level exam.
The test is organized in the respective schools/ institutions of the participants during school hours.
(i) The level 1 competition is a test of 60 minutes duration comprising 35 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 1 to class 4 and 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 5 to class 10.
(ii) The question paper consists of four sections:
Section-1: General Awareness
Section-2: Current Affairs
Section-3: Life Skills
Section-4: Achievers Section
(iii) Science Olympiad Foundation IGKO is conducted on three IGKO exam date for Level 1, as mentioned at the beginning of the article. Each school may select a IGKO exam date for conducting the SOF IGKO according to its convenience. There are separate question papers for each class. Any changes in the IGKO exam date for conducting the SOF IGKO is not permitted.
(iv) English is the medium of the IGKO test.
(v) CBSE, ISC/ICSE, and State Board syllabi are followed for setting the test papers.
(vi) The exam is conducted during school hours.
International General Knowledge Olympiad is conducted to judge and evaluate the general knowledge and awareness of the students.
Students can check their IGKO 2021 result online by following the steps given below:
Visit the official website of SOF.
On the home page, students can see different cards for results, awards, exam schedule, participants, and other related details.
Click on the results card, it will redirect you to the results link.
To check the SOF IGKO Olympiad Exam Date 2021 results, one must have their roll number with them.
The result would be displayed on the screen after giving your roll number.
Students can save this result or can take the print of it for future reference.
Students won’t receive the result by post.
1. How Can I Prepare for IGKO Exam?
Your preparation should include IGKO DOPS (Daily Online Practice Sets), a 30-Day Online Programme for classes 1 to 10, in which you can assess 25 Daily Practice Sets, 3 Term Tests, and 3 Mock Tests. Students will get a daily booster dose for IGKO, which will help in preparing actively and effectively. Let’s know the syllabus for the IGKO Exam.
SOF IGKO Exam Pattern for Classes 1 to 4
SOF International General Knowledge Olympiad Exam Pattern for Class 1 to Class 4 is Given Below
No. of Questions
SOF IGKO Exam Pattern for Classes 5 to 10
SOF International General Knowledge Olympiad Exam Pattern for Class 5 to Class 10 is Given Below
No. of Questions
2. How Does a Student Benefit by Taking Olympiad Exams?
Participants of Olympiads are ranked based on marks obtained by them. Hence, after taking the test, students can judge themselves academically at five different levels - within the school, at the city level, at the zonal level, at the regional level, and above all at the International level.
Each student is provided with a Student Performance Report (SPR) and the SPR analyses the weak as well as the strong areas of the student and also gives a detailed performance comparison of the student vs the other students at School, City, Zonal and also at the International level. Analysis of the student’s past four years’ performance is provided too.
Students are suitably awarded based on their International, Zonal, and their School rankings. Prizes are announced annually and the prizes include medals, cash awards, gifts, certificates, etc. Selective International toppers from each class are awarded at a grand prize distribution ceremony that is held in Delhi and is presided over by eminent personalities. The prizes for zonal winners and school winners are sent to their respective schools. For the year 2019-20, a sum of Rs. 18 Crores were spent towards awards, felicitations, scholarships, etc.
3. Are There Any Special Books Which the Participants Should Refer to for the IGKO Preparation?
In general, NCERT books/course books prescribed by the CBSE/ICSE/STATE BOARDS may be referred to for the preparation. We also have the following books/materials for Olympiad preparation, they are listed below:
MTG Class wise Workbooks (For Class 1 to Class 10)
‘SOF Olympiad Trainer’ Mobile Apps
Olympiads’ Books of Reasoning (for the preparation for the reasoning section of the Olympiads)
4. What is the Meaning of IGKO?
International General Knowledge Olympiad
The IGKO (International General Knowledge Olympiad) is conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) endeavors to develop an interest in current affairs and General Knowledge. With the aim of all-round development of a student in academics as well as on a personal level.