International General Knowledge Olympiad 2018 for Class 1-10 Students

Published on : 10 Aug 2018
SOF International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)

The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) conducts the International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) 2018. Students from classes 1st to 10th can take part and get a chance to win rewards. SOF is spending over 16 crores on awards, scholarships, gifts and other rewards for the academic year 2018-19.

The Olympiad is a single level exam that declares results at four different levels: -

  • School
  • City
  • Zonal
  • International

International G.K. Olympiad 2018 Latest Notification:  The closing date to submit applications for the Olympiad was 11th August 2018 and 25th August 2018. Schools have the option to conduct the exam either on 11th September 2018 or on 25th September 2018 as per their convenience.

SOF International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO): Quick Overview

Deadline 25 Aug 2018
Class / Course Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class 7, Class 8, Class 9, Class 10
Scholarship Type School
Awarded Amount
Age Limit N/A
Gender All
Religion All
State All
Country India
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Eligibility Criteria

Students from classes 1st to 10th studying in recognised schools are eligible to apply for this exam.

Benefits under this Exam

There are different rewards for each level:

Zonal Level

Rank

Number of Awards

Scholarship Reward

1st

200

₹5,000 each, Gold Medal and a Certificate of Zonal Excellence

2nd

200

₹2,500 each, Silver Medal and a Certificate of Zonal Excellence

3rd

200

₹1,000 each, Bronze Medal and a Certificate of Zonal Excellence

4th to 10th

1400

Gifts Worth ₹1000/ Each, Distinction Medal and Certificate and a Certificate of Zonal Excellence

11th to 25th

3000

Certificate of Zonal Excellence, Distinction Medal, and Certificate

26 and 
above

All

Participation Certificate

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International Level

Rank

Number of Awards

Scholarship Reward


1st


10

₹50,000 Each, Gold Medal along with a  Certificate of Outstanding Performance


2nd


10

₹25,000 Each, Silver Medal along with a  Certificate of Outstanding Performance


3rd


10

₹10,000 Each, Bronze Medal along with a  Certificate of Outstanding Performance

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How to Apply

Simple steps to apply for the exam are: -

  • Students can only apply through their respective schools.
  • Each school has to register by sending a request at info@sofworld.org.
  • SOF will send prospectus of the Olympiad to all the registered schools.
  • The schools need to collect a registration fee of ₹125 from each participating student.
  • Then, the school has to submit the registration forms to SOF before the deadline.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern consists of two groups. The first group consists of classes 1st to 4th, while the second group consists of classes 5th to 10th.

Class

Section

Questions in Each Section

Marks

 


Classes 1st to 4th

General Awareness

20

20

Current Affairs

5

5

Life Skills

5

5

Achievers Section

5

10

Total

35

40

 

 

Classes 5th to 10th

General Awareness

30

30

Current Affairs

10

10

Life Skills

5

5

Achievers Section

5

15

Total

50

60

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 Terms and Conditions

Go through these terms and conditions to learn all about the exam:

  • Each school requires registering a minimum of 10 students for the exam.
  • Since there are two dates for the exam, a school can choose one date as per their convenience.
  • The exam duration for all the classes is 60 minutes.
  • The examination will take place only during the school hours.
  • SOF is responsible for distributing the cash prize if there two or more applicants who get the same rank.

Here’s how the distribution will take place: -

International Level Winners

The reward amount is distributed equally for nine candidates receiving the same rank. Additionally, each winner will get a medal (in his/her applicable category) and a certificate.

If there are 10 or more children getting the same rank, each candidate will get gifts worth ₹1,000 each and a medal (in his/her applicable category) and a certificate.

Zonal Level Winners

The reward amount is distributed equally for four candidates receiving the same rank. Additionally, each winner will get a medal (in his/her applicable category) and a certificate.

If there are 5 or more children getting the same rank, each candidate will get gifts worth ₹1,000 each and a medal (in his/her applicable category) and a certificate.




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