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WHAT ARE OLYMPIAD EXAMS?

Olympiad Exams are conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation (a non-profit organisation based in New Delhi, India) to promote science, mathematics, general knowledge, introductory computer education and English language skills among school children. Olympiad exams are conducted at a very large scale for students from class 1 to 12.

SOF organizes 6 Olympiad tests each year:
(i) National Cyber Olympiad (NCO)
(ii) National Science Olympiad (NSO)
(iii) International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)
(iv) International English Olympiad (IEO)
(v) International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)
(vi) International Company Secretaries Olympiad Olympiad (ICSO)

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IMPORTANCE OF OLYMPIAD EXAMS:

Olympiad Examinations help to identify a child’s capability and real potential that may help him survive better in today’s modern competitive world. They motivate students to endeavor for better and deeper understanding of scientific facts so as to enhance their reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills. They also bring out the areas lacking proficiency so that so that a proper orientation can be given to improve in that area.

PROMINENT BENEFITS OF OLYMPIAD EXAMS FOR A STUDENT ARE:

  • They are perfect to test a students’ conceptual understanding of the subject.

  • Improves the students’ problem solving ability and challenges them to think analytically.

  • Prepares them for future competitive exams by testing a student’s aptitude as well as the knowledge of a particular subject. 

  • Provides exposure to students at the national as well as international platforms.

  • Instills the quality of hard work in the students by pushing them to prepare hard for the exam and improve their result.

  • Students’ performance in school is also improved as Olympiads sharpen their thinking and learning process which helps them to grasp the concepts taught in schools better.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN OLYMPIAD EXAMS?

Prospectus containing the registration forms of all exams conducted by SOF are sent to all schools registered with SOF Olympiad. Schools which are not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at info@sofworld.org.

​The school's coordinating teacher generates the students' roll numbers as per the guidelines stated in the prospectus. A copy of these roll numbers along with the Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) and School Registration Form (SRF) is then sent to the Foundation's office before the due date of submission of forms.

The foundation then dispatches the question papers after the the applicant school and the students get registered.

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE OLYMPIAD EXAMS?

​Most of the Olympiad exams are conducted on the similar syllabus that taught at school. No additional reference books are required for the preparation of these exams. Students are only required to be clear with all the concepts and basics. The questions asked in the Olympiad exams are quite different than what kids learn in the school. Questions are trickier and conceptual which require the students to have a wide thought process to solve the variety of problems based on logic's and concepts.

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ABOUT THE OLYMPIAD EXAMS:

Students from class I to XII can participate in the Olympiads conducted by the SOF.  
Each exam is conducted at two levels:
Level 1:

  • The level 1 exam is an objective-type test

  • There is a different exam paper for each class.

  • The question paper consists of 35 multiple choice questions of 40 marks, for classes I to IV, and 50 multiple choice questions, for classes V to XII of 60 marks, to be answered in one hour.

  • Students are required to mark their answers on an OMR sheet.


​Level 2:

  • From among 200000 students that participate in each of these Olympiads every year, the top 500 students, top 10 students in each state, as well as school toppers from schools having a participation of more than 10 students in the exam, are selected for the second level.

  • Three school toppers who got more than 50% means 30 out of 60 or more than 30 marks get medals {gold, silver, bronze} and are selected for the second level of the examination.

FIND THE RESOURCES FOR REFERENCES

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GREEN Olympiad

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10 REASON WHY EVERY STUDENT SHOULD TAKE OLYMPIAD EXAM


Most of the parents and students take Olympiad exams as a burden or an addition to the routine studies. The thought behind is that it hampers the studies and lower down the grades. Here we Tell you TEN reasons why every student should face at least one good Olympiad exam.

  • The aim of a good Olympiad exam is to provide a unique competitive platform through and identify the young geniuses and create a talent pool for the future.

 

  • Olympiads are not just only the exams they do a lot more to bring out the best in a child. Trying for and giving Olympiads motivates students to strive for better.

 

  • A rank in the Olympiad develop a sense of confidence in the students and their parents. These also help parents identifying the talent of their child.

 

  • Olympiads problem being tricky and more conceptual help students understand the topic well. This ultimately improves routine class results.

 

  • These exams help cultivate a kind of analytical thinking in the children which is useful in any examination, be it IIT-JEE or any other competitive exam.

 

  • Olympiads help School students to test their understanding, level of knowledge and power of reasoning.

 

  • Olympiads not only improves the logical thinking and brains faster working but also give a career path to young ones.

 

  • Olympiads as conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation provided a big platform where even primary students can show their talent at International, national or state level.

 

  • India does not perform very good in the international Olympiads reason behind student do not have that much exposure. They are talented but are not aware of the skills required to take the Olympiad exams. Hence, taking Olympiads exams since younger stage inculcate the habit of taking challenge.

 

  • Olympiad exams not only tests the basic subjects taught in the school, these also enhance the analytical reasoning ability in a child. It increases the thinking capacity, problem solving skills, confidence and hence helps in an all over development of a child at a young stage.

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