Science Olympiad Foundation Conducts Following Exams

1. NCO - National Cyber Olympiad
2. NSO - National Science Olympiad
3. IMO - International Mathematics Olympiad
4. IEO - International English Olympiad
5. IGKO - International General Knowledge Olympiad

Exam Dates

20-12-2018 & 31-1-2018

Exam Pattern

 Number of Questions Total Marks Duration 50 60 1 Hour

Division of Marks

 Section Number of Questions Marks Total Marks Logical Reasoning 10 1 10 Computers & IT 35 1 35 Achievers Section 5 3 15

Exam Syllabus

CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabus are followed for setting the test papers.

Section – 1: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section – 2: Fundamentals of Computers, Internet & Viruses, HTML-[Html, Head, Title, Body (Attributes: Background, Bgcolor, Text, Link, Alink, Vlink), Font (Attributes: Color, Size, Face), Center, BR, HR (Attributes: Size, Width, Align, Noshade, Color), Comment tag, Html Elements: A, Ul and Ol (Attributes: Type, Start), Li], Flash CS6, MS-Access, Networking, MS-Word (Exploring File tab, Language and Translate options, Tracking features -Comments, Reviewing Pane, Tracking Changes, Comparing, Combining and Protecting documents, Working with References), MS-PowerPoint (Exploring File tab and Slide Show tab, Comparing, Combining and Protecting presentations), MS-Excel(Exploring File tab, Useful Formulas and Functions - IF,Even, Odd, LCM, GCD, Power, Product, Round, Sqrt, Sum, Min, Max, Average, Count, Upper, Lower And Replace, Cell referencing, Using Defined Names group ), Memory & Storage Devices, Basics of Cyber Crimes, Cyber Laws, Operating Systems(Introduction, Features, Types-single user and multi-user), Latest Developments in the field of IT.

Section – 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2.

Exam Fees

A charge of Rs 125* (including 18% GST) towards cost of examination is payable by each participating student for Schools in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and  Nepal, except a student suﬀering from any major physical disability or an Indian student whose parent was martyred during defence operations. Further the school may collect an amount upto Rs 25** per student towards honorarium of incharge, remuneration to teachers to teach, guide using study material supplied by SOF and other miscellaneous expenses.

*US$9 per student for International schools **US$1 per student for International schools.

How to Participate

Registration of Students: The SOF NCO is open to the students of classes one to twelve. Prospectus containing the Registration forms are sent to all schools registered with SOF. Schools not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at info@sofworld.org/ phone call. Schools must return the registration forms to SOF, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.

Roll Numbers: The school's coordinating teacher will generate the students' Roll Numbers as per the guidelines given. A copy of these roll numbers along with the Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) and School Registration Form (SRF) should be sent to the Foundation's office before the due date of submission of forms.

Foundation will register the applicant school and the students and dispatch question papers and guidelines for conducting the examination. Principals / teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a center for SOF NCO. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination centre. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered for SOF NCO from each school for feasibility reasons.

The SOF NCO is conducted on two dates. Each school may select a date for conducting the SOF NCO as per its convenience. Each date of exam has a separate question paper. Change of date for conducting SOF NCO is not permitted.

Students should register through their respective schools only. Individual registrations by students are not accepted.

The exam is conducted during school hours.

Clarifications: Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from SOF through phone-call/fax - 0124-4951200 or email at info@sofworld.org.

Awards / Scholarships / Recognitions

For the academic year 2018-19, SOF will spend over Rs. 16 Crores on awards, Scholarships, gifts & felicitations etc.

The following awards will be provided to the winners SOF National Cyber Olympiad being held during the academic year 2018-19.

Awards / Scholarships - Students

International, Zonal and Class topper awards will be provided to winners of SOF NCO. NCO is a single level exam and will be conducted for students from classes one to twelve.

Each winner will be entitled to one award for an exam. The winners will be entitled to the higher level award only. For eg, the international top 3 rank holders will be entitled to awards based on their International ranks. Awards accruing to them for their Zonal ranks will be given to the next rank holder. Similarly, class award accruing to a Zonal award winner will be given to the next rank holder.

At School Level

1. Medals to Class Toppers.

• Where 10 or more students from a class (including all sections) write an exam – the top three rank holders will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal respectively.
• Where between 5 to 9 students from a class (including all sections) write an exam – the topper will be awarded a gold medal.
• In addition to above, for each section from a class, from where 25 or more students write an exam – the top three rank holders will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal respectively.
• All students whose sections are not indicated will be allocated section “X” by default.

2. Student Performance Report (SPR) for each participating student.

• Every student who appears in SOF NCO will be  provided with a Student Performance Report (SPR). An SPR is a detailed analysis of how the student attempted the SOF NCO exam.
• The objective of SPR is to share with the student and her / his parents, analysis of student’s answers. This is expected to enable the student understand her/his strengths and areas requiring improvement in absolute terms and also on a competitive scale consisting of lacs of students who appeared in the Olympiad.

The SPR consists of six sections:

• Section A – provides the student’s marks and rank achieved in School / City / Zone / at international level.
• Section B – provides a section wise performance score of the student.
• Section C – provides correct answers to questions asked in the Olympiad exam, the answers given by the student and performance comparison of the student’s answers vs other students in the Zone and at the international level.
• Section D – provides a percentage score analysis of the student with a comparison with the Class, City, Zone and international level.
• Section E – provides a comparison of average marks analysis at the School, City, Zone and international level.
• Section F – provides a comparison of the student’s performance in the Olympiad exams during the past 8 years.

3. Participation Certification to each student.

Awards-Schools

 At International Level Category Awards No. of Awards Best Principal* Rs.25,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 10 Best Teacher Rs.10,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 10
 At Zonal Level Category Awards No. of Awards Best Principal* Rs.10,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 100 Best Teacher Rs.5,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 60
 At District Level Category Awards No. of Awards Best Principal* Rs. 2,500/- Each+ Citation + Trophy 500 Best Teacher Rs. 1,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 500

*Awards to Principals are based on cumulative performance of schools in all Olympiads, whereas awards to teachers are based on performance of school in SOF NCO.

At School Level

Appreciation Mementos/Gifts to school Principal & Teacher In-Charge

Exam Dates

1st, 15th & 27th November 2018

Exam Pattern

 Number of Questions Total Marks Duration 50 60 1 Hour

Division of Marks

 Section Number of Questions Marks Total Marks Logical Reasoning 10 1 10 Science 35 1 35 Achievers Section 5 3 15

Exam Syllabus

CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabus are followed for setting the test papers.

Section – 1: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section – 2: Crop Production and Management, Microorganisms, Synthetic Fibres and Plastics,  Metals and Non-metals, Coal and Petroleum, Combustion and Flame, Conservation of Plants and Animals, Cell, Reproduction and Endocrine System, Force and Pressure, Friction, Sound, Chemical Effects of Electric Current, Some Natural Phenomena, Light, Stars and the Solar System, Pollution of Air and Water.

Section – 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2.

Note:

• Questions of level-I Olympiad exams will be 60% from the current class syllabus and 40% from the previous class syllabus, e.g. Class-7 NSO exam will have 60% questions from class-7 syllabus and 40% questions from class 6 syllabus.
• Questions of level-II Olympiad exams will be from current class syllabus only.
• Questions in Achievers Section will be from current class syllabus only

Exam Fees

A charge of Rs 125* (including 18% GST) towards cost of examination is payable by each participating student for Schools in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, except a student suﬀering from any major physical disability or an Indian student whose parent was martyred during defence operations. Further the school may collect an amount upto Rs 25** per student towards honorarium of incharge, remuneration to teachers to teach, guide using study material supplied by SOF and other miscellaneous expenses.

*US$9 per student for International schools **US$1 per student for International schools.

How to Participate

Registration of Students: The SOF NSO is open to the students of classes 1 to 12. Prospectus containing the Registration forms are sent to all schools registered with SOF. Schools not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at info@sofworld.org/ phone call. Schools must return the registration forms to SOF, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.

Roll Numbers: The school's coordinating teacher will generate the students' Roll Numbers as per the guidelines given. A copy of these roll numbers along with the Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) and School Registration Form (SRF) should be sent to the Foundation's office before the due date of submission of forms.

Foundation will register the applicant school and the students and dispatch question papers and guidelines for conducting the examination. Principals / teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a center for SOF NSO. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination centre. A minimum of 10 students need to be registered from each school for SOF NSO.

The SOF NSO is conducted on three dates for Level 1. Each school may select a date for conducting the SOF NSO as per its convenience. Each date of exam has a separate question paper. Change of date for conducting the SOF NSO is not permitted.

Students should register through their respective schools only. Individual registrations by students are not accepted.

The exam is conducted during school hours.

Clarifications: Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from SOF through phone-call/fax - 0124-4951200 or email at info@sofworld.org.

Awards / Scholarships / Recognitions

For the academic year 2018-19, SOF will spend over Rs. 16 Crores on awards, Scholarships, gifts & felicitations etc.

The following awards will be provided to the winners of SOF National Science Olympiad being held during the academic year 2018-19.

Awards / Scholarships - Students

International & Zonal topper awards will be provided to 2nd level winners. For classes 1 & 2, awards will be provided to 1st level winners.

Each winner will be entitled to one award for an exam. The winners will be entitled to the higher level award only. For eg, the international top 3 rank holders will be entitled to awards based on their International ranks. Awards accruing to them for Zonal ranks will be given to the next rank holder. Similarly, class award accruing to a Zonal award winner will be given to the next rank holder.

Awards For Level One Performance

 At Zonal Level Rank Scholarships No. of Awards 1to 25th Medal of Distinction** + Certificate of Distinction 240 Rank 26+ Participation Certificate All

**For classes three to twelve.

In case two or more students achieve the same rank, cash award in the applicable category will be distributed as under:

International Winners:

• For up to 9 students getting same rank, award amount will be distributed equally. In addition, each winner will be awarded a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.
• In case 10 & more students get same rank, in lieu of cash award, each winner will be awarded gifts worth Rs.1,000/- each + a medal ( in the applicable category) and a Certificate.

Zonal Winners:

• For up to 4 students getting same rank, award amount will be distributed equally. In addition, each winner will be awarded a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.
• In case 5 & more students get same rank, in lieu of cash award, each winner will be awarded gifts worth Rs.1,000/- each + a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.

At School Level

1. Medals to Class Toppers.

• Where 10 or more students from a class (including all sections) write an exam – the top three rank holders will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal respectively.
• Where between 5 to 9 students from a class (including all sections) write an exam – the topper awarded a gold medal.
• In addition to above, for each section from a class, from where 25 or more students write an exam – the top three rank holders will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal respectively.
• All students whose sections are not indicated will be allocated section “X” by default

2. Student Performance Report (SPR) for each participating student.

• Every student who appears in SOF NSO  is provided with a Student Performance Report (SPR). An SPR is a detailed analysis of how the student attempted the 1st level Olympiad exam.
• The objective of SPR is to share with the student and her / his parents, analysis of student’s answers. This is expected to enable the student understand her/his strengths and areas requiring improvement in absolute terms and also on a competitive scale consisting of lacs of students of her/his class who appeared for the Olympiad.

The SPR consists of six sections:

• Section A – provides the student’s marks and rank achieved in School / City / Zone / at international level.
• Section B – provides a section wise performance score of the student.
• Section C – provides correct answers to questions asked in the Olympiad exam, the answers given by the student and performance comparison of the student’s answers vs other students in the Zone and at the international level.
• Section D – provides a percentage score analysis of the student with a comparison with the Class, City, Zone and international level.
• Section E – provides a comparison of average marks analysis at the School, City, Zone and international level.
• Section F – provides a comparison of the student’s performance in the Olympiad exams during the past 8 years.

3. Participation Certification to each student.

4. Merit Certificate to 2nd level participants

5. Top 25 rank holders from each class & each Olympiad exam will be awarded Medals of Distinction. This will be applicable for winners from 20 Zones for performance in the 1st level Olympiads/ single level Olympiads.

Awards-Schools

 At International Level Category Awards No. of Awards Best Principal* Rs.25,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 10 Best Teacher Rs.10,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 10
 At Zonal Level Category Awards No. of Awards Best Principal* Rs.10,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 100 Best Teacher Rs.5,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 60
 At District Level Category Awards No. of Awards Best Principal* Rs. 2,500/- Each+ Citation + Trophy 500 Best Teacher Rs. 1,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 500

*Awards to Principals are based on cumulative performance of schools in all Olympiads, whereas awards to teachers are based on performance of school in SOF NSO.

At School Level

Appreciation Mementos/Gifts to school Principal & Teacher In-Charge.

Exam Dates

4th, 13th & 18th December 2018

Exam Pattern

 Number of Questions Total Marks Duration 50 60 1 Hour

Division of Marks

 Section Number of Questions Marks Total Marks Logical Reasoning 15 1 15 Mathematical Reasoning 20 1 20 Everyday Mathematics 10 1 10 Achievers Section 5 3 15

Exam Syllabus

CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabus are followed for setting the test papers.

Section – 1: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section – 2: Rational Numbers, Squares and Square Roots, Cubes and Cube Roots, Exponents and Powers, Comparing Quantities, Algebraic Expressions and  Identities, Linear Equations in One Variable, Understanding Quadrilaterals, Constructions, Mensuration, Visualizing Solid Shapes, Data Handling, Direct and Inverse Variations, Factorization, Introduction to Graphs, Playing with Numbers.

Section – 3: The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.

Section – 4: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2.

Exam Fees

A charge of Rs 125* (including 18% GST) towards cost of examination is payable by each participating student for Schools in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and  Nepal, except a student suﬀering from any major physical disability or an Indian student whose parent was martyred during defence operations. Further the school may collect an amount upto Rs 25** per student towards honorarium of incharge, remuneration to teachers to teach, guide using study material supplied by SOF and other miscellaneous expenses.

*US$9 per student for International schools **US$1 per student for International schools.

How to Participate

Registration of Students: The SOF IMO is open to the students of classes 1 to 12. Prospectus containing the Registration forms are sent to all schools registered with SOF. Schools not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at info@sofworld.org/ phone call. Schools must return the registration forms to SOF, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.

Roll Numbers: The school's coordinating teacher will generate the students' Roll Numbers as per the guidelines given. A copy of these roll numbers along with the Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) and School Registration Form (SRF) should be sent to the Foundation's office before the due date of submission of forms.

Foundation will register the applicant school and the students and dispatch question papers and guidelines for conducting the examination. Principals / teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a centre for SOF IMO. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination centre. A minimum of 10 students need to be registered from each school for SOF IMO.

The SOF IMO is conducted on three dates for Level 1. Each school may select a date for conducting the SOF IMO as per its convenience. Each date of exam has a separate question paper. Change of date for conducting the SOF IMO is not permitted.

Students should register through their respective schools only. Individual registrations by students are not accepted.

The exam is conducted during school hours.

Clarifications: Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from SOF through phone-call/fax - 0124-4951200 or email at info@sofworld.org.

Awards / Scholarships / Recognitions

For the academic year 2018-19, SOF will spend over Rs. 16 Crores on awards, Scholarships, gifts & felicitations etc.

The following awards will be provided to the winners of SOF International Mathematics Olympiad being held during the academic year 2018-19.

Awards / Scholarships - Students

International & Zonal topper awards will be provided to 2nd level winners. For classes 1 & 2, awards will be provided to 1st level winners.

Each winner will be entitled to one award for an exam. The winners will be entitled to the higher level award only. For e.g., the international top 3 rank holders will be entitled to awards based on their International ranks. Awards accruing to them for Zonal ranks will be given to the next rank holder. Similarly, class award accruing to a Zonal award winner will be given to the next rank holder.

Awards For Level One Performance

 At Zonal Level Rank Scholarships No. of Awards 1to 25th Medal of Distinction** + Certificate of Distinction 240 Rank 26+ Participation Certificate All

**For classes three to twelve.

In case two or more students achieve the same rank, cash award in the applicable category will be distributed as under:

International Winners:

• For up to 9 students getting same rank, award amount will be distributed equally. In addition, each winner will be awarded a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.
• In case 10 & more students get same rank, in lieu of cash award, each winner will be awarded gifts worth Rs.1,000/- each + a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.

Zonal Winners:

• For up to 4 students getting same rank, award amount will be distributed equally. In addition, each winner will be awarded a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.
• In case 5 & more students get same rank, in lieu of cash award, each winner will be awarded gifts worth Rs.1,000/- each + a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.

At School Level

1. Medals to Class Toppers.

• Where 10 or more students from a class (including all sections) write an exam – the top three rank holders will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal respectively.
• Where between 5 to 9 students from a class (including all sections) write an exam – the topper awarded a gold medal.
• In addition to above, for each section from a class, from where 25 or more students write an exam – the top three rank holders will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal respectively.
• All students whose sections are not indicated will be allocated section “X” by default

2. Student Performance Report (SPR) for each participating student.

• Every student who appears in SOF IMO  is provided with a Student Performance Report (SPR). An SPR is a detailed analysis of how the student attempted the 1st level Olympiad exam.
• The objective of SPR is to share with the student and her / his parents, analysis of student’s answers. This is expected to enable the student understand her/his strengths and areas requiring improvement in absolute terms and also on a competitive scale consisting of lacs of students of her/his class who appeared for the Olympiad.

The SPR consists of six sections:

• Section A – provides the student’s marks and rank achieved in School / City / Zone / at international level.
• Section B – provides a section wise performance score of the student.
• Section C – provides correct answers to questions asked in the Olympiad exam, the answers given by the student and performance comparison of the student’s answers vs other students in the Zone and at the international level.
• Section D – provides a percentage score analysis of the student with a comparison with the Class, City, Zone and international level.
• Section E – provides a comparison of average marks analysis at the School, City, Zone and international level.
• Section F – provides a comparison of the student’s performance in the Olympiad exams during the past 8 years.

3. Participation Certification to each student.

4. Merit Certificate to 2nd level participants

5. Top 25 rank holders from each class & each Olympiad exam will be awarded Medals of Distinction. This will be applicable for winners from 20 Zones for performance in the 1st level Olympiads/ single level Olympiads.

Awards-Schools

 At International Level Category Awards No. of Awards Best Principal* Rs.25,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 10 Best Teacher Rs.10,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 10
 At Zonal Level Category Awards No. of Awards Best Principal* Rs.10,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 100 Best Teacher Rs.5,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 60
 At District Level Category Awards No. of Awards Best Principal* Rs. 2,500/- Each+ Citation + Trophy 500 Best Teacher Rs. 1,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 500

*Awards to Principals are based on cumulative performance of schools in all Olympiads, whereas awards to teachers are based on performance of school in SOF IMO.

At School Level

Appreciation Mementos/Gifts to school Principal & Teacher In-Charge.

Exam Dates

4th, 11th & 23rd October 2018

Exam Pattern

 Number of Questions Total Marks Duration 50 60 1 Hour

Division of Marks

 Section Number of Questions Marks Total Marks Word and Structure Knowledge 45 1 45 Reading Spoken and Written Expression Achievers Section 5 3 15

Exam Syllabus

CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabus are followed for setting the test papers.

Section – 1:  Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies and Spellings, Collocations, Phrasal Verbs, Idioms or Proverbs, Homonyms and Homophones, One word, Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions, Prepositional Phrases, Participle Phrases, Conjunctions, Determiners, Jumbled Words and Punctuations, Tenses, Voices and Narrations, Question Tags, etc. Words related to leisure, Household items/issues, Social causes, Outdoor locations and activities, etc.

Section – 2: Search for and retrieve information from various text types like News reports, Blurb, Dictionaries, etc., Understand information presented in instruction manual format, Message format and others. Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in longer texts like Editorials, Essays, etc.

Section – 3: Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like requesting, Giving information, Expressing surprise, Pronunciation etc.

Section – 4: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Sections 1, 2 and 3.

Exam Fees

A charge of Rs 125* (including 18% GST) towards cost of examination is payable by each participating student for Schools in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and  Nepal, except a student suﬀering from any major physical disability or an Indian student whose parent was martyred during defence operations. Further the school may collect an amount upto Rs 25** per student towards honorarium of incharge, remuneration to teachers to teach, guide using study material supplied by SOF and other miscellaneous expenses.

*US$9 per student for International schools **US$1 per student for International schools.

How to Participate

Registration of Students:

The SOF IEO is open to the students of classes 1 to 12. Prospectus containing the Registration forms are sent to all schools registered with SOF. Schools not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at info@sofworld.org/ phone call. Schools must return the registration forms to SOF, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.

Roll Numbers: The school's coordinating teacher will generate the students' Roll Numbers as per the guidelines given. A copy of these roll numbers along with the Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) and School Registration Form (SRF) should be sent to the Foundation's office before the due date of submission of forms.

Foundation will register the applicant school and the students and dispatch question papers and guidelines for conducting the examination. Principals / teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a center for SOF IEO. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination centre. A minimum of 10 students need to be registered from each school for SOF IEO.

The SOF IEO is conducted on three dates for Level 1. Each school may select a date for conducting the SOF IEO as per its convenience. Each date of exam has a separate question paper. Change of date for conducting the SOF IEO is not permitted.

Students should register through their respective schools only. Individual registrations by students are not accepted.

The exam is conducted during school hours.

Clarifications: Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from SOF through phone-call/fax - 0124-4951200 or email at info@sofworld.org.

Awards / Scholarships / Recognitions

For the academic year 2018-19, SOF will spend over Rs. 16 Crores on awards, Scholarships, gifts & felicitations etc.

The following awards will be provided to the winners of SOF International English Olympiad being held during the academic year 2018-19.

Awards / Scholarships - Students

International & Zonal topper awards will be provided to 2nd level winners. For classes 1 & 2, awards will be provided to 1st level winners.

Each winner will be entitled to one award for an exam. The winners will be entitled to the higher level award only. For e.g., the international top 3 rank holders will be entitled to awards based on their International ranks. Awards accruing to them for Zonal ranks will be given to the next rank holder. Similarly, class award accruing to a Zonal award winner will be given to the next rank holder.

Awards For Level One Performance

 At Zonal Level Rank Scholarships No. of Awards 1to 25th Medal of Distinction** + Certificate of Distinction 240 Rank 26+ Participation Certificate All

**For classes three to twelve.

In case two or more students achieve the same rank, cash award in the applicable category will be distributed as under:

International Winners:

• For up to 9 students getting same rank, award amount will be distributed equally. In addition, each winner will be awarded a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.
• In case 10 & more students get same rank, in lieu of cash award, each winner will be awarded gifts worth Rs.1,000/- each + a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.

Zonal Winners:

• For up to 4 students getting same rank, award amount will be distributed equally. In addition, each winner will be awarded a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.
• In case 5 & more students get same rank, in lieu of cash award, each winner will be awarded gifts worth Rs.1,000/- each + a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.

At School Level

1. Medals to Class Toppers.

• Where 10 or more students from a class (including all sections) write an exam – the top three rank holders will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal respectively.
• Where between 5 to 9 students from a class (including all sections) write an exam – the topper awarded a gold medal.
• In addition to above, for each section from a class, from where 25 or more students write an exam – the top three rank holders will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal respectively.
• All students whose sections are not indicated will be allocated section “X” by default

2. Student Performance Report (SPR) for each participating student.

• Every student who appears in SOF IEO  is provided with a Student Performance Report (SPR). An SPR is a detailed analysis of how the student attempted the 1st level Olympiad exam.
• The objective of SPR is to share with the student and her / his parents, analysis of student’s answers. This is expected to enable the student understand her/his strengths and areas requiring improvement in absolute terms and also on a competitive scale consisting of lacs of students of her/his class who appeared for the Olympiad.

The SPR consists of six sections:

• Section A – provides the student’s marks and rank achieved in School / City / Zone / at international level.
• Section B – provides a section wise performance score of the student.
• Section C – provides correct answers to questions asked in the Olympiad exam, the answers given by the student and performance comparison of the student’s answers vs other students in the Zone and at the international level.
• Section D – provides a percentage score analysis of the student with a comparison with the Class, City, Zone and international level.
• Section E – provides a comparison of average marks analysis at the School, City, Zone and international level.
• Section F – provides a comparison of the student’s performance in the Olympiad exams during the past 8 years.

3. Participation Certification to each student.

4. Merit Certificate to 2nd level participants

5. Top 25 rank holders from each class & each Olympiad exam will be awarded Medals of Distinction. This will be applicable for winners from 20 Zones for performance in the 1st level Olympiads/ single level Olympiads.

Awards-Schools

 At International Level Category Awards No. of Awards Best Principal* Rs.25,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 10 Best Teacher Rs.10,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 10
 At Zonal Level Category Awards No. of Awards Best Principal* Rs.10,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 100 Best Teacher Rs.5,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 60
 At District Level Category Awards No. of Awards Best Principal* Rs. 2,500/- Each+ Citation + Trophy 500 Best Teacher Rs. 1,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 500

*Awards to Principals are based on cumulative performance of schools in all Olympiads, whereas awards to teachers are based on performance of school in SOF IEO.

At School Level

Appreciation Mementos/Gifts to school Principal & Teacher In-Charge.

IGKO - International General Knowledge Olympiad

Exam Dates

11th & 25th September 2018

Exam Pattern

 Number of Questions Total Marks Duration 50 60 1 Hour

Division of Marks

 Section Number of Questions Marks Total Marks General Awareness 30 1 30 Current Affairs 10 1 10 Life Skills 5 1 5 Achievers Section 5 3 15

Exam Syllabus

CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabus are followed for setting the test papers.

Plants and Animals, India and the World, Science and Technology, Earth and its Environment, Universe, Language and Literature, Entertainment, Social Studies, Sports, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning, Current Affairs, Life Skills (Empathy, Effective Communication, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Coping with Stress, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Skills, Managing Emotions, Self-awareness).

Achievers Section: Higher Order Thinking Questions from the above given Syllabus.

Exam Fees

A charge of Rs 125* (including 18% GST) towards cost of examination is payable by each participating student for Schools in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, except a student suﬀering from any major physical disability or an Indian student whose parent was martyred during defence operations. Further the school may collect an amount upto Rs 25** per student towards honorarium of incharge, remuneration to teachers to teach, guide using study material supplied by SOF and other miscellaneous expenses.

*US$9 per student for International schools **US$1 per student for International schools.

How to Participate

Registration of Students: The SOF IGKO is open to the students of classes 1 to 10. Prospectus containing the Registration forms are sent to all schools registered with SOF. Schools not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at info@sofworld.org/ phone call. Schools must return the registration forms to SOF, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.

Roll Numbers: The school's coordinating teacher will generate the students' Roll Numbers as per the guidelines given. A copy of these roll numbers along with the Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) and School Registration Form (SRF) should be sent to the Foundation's office before the due date of submission of forms.

Foundation will register the applicant school and the students and dispatch question papers and guidelines for conducting the examination. Principals / teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a center for SOF IGKO. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination centre. A minimum of 10 students need to be registered from each school for feasibility reasons.

The SOF IGKO is conducted on two dates. Each school may select a date for conducting the SOF IGKO as per its convenience. Each date of exam has a separate question paper. SOF IGKO is a single level exam.

Students should register through their respective schools only. Individual registrations by students are not accepted.

The exam is conducted during school hours.

Clarifications: Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from SOF through phone-call/fax - 0124-4951200 or email at info@sofworld.org.

Awards / Scholarships / Recognitions

For the academic year 2018-19, SOF will spend over Rs. 16 Crores on awards, Scholarships, gifts & felicitations etc.

The following awards will be provided to the winners of SOF International General Knowledge Olympiad being held during the academic year 2018-19.

Awards / Scholarships - Students

International, Zonal and Class topper awards will be provided to winners of SOF IGKO.

Each winner will be entitled to one award for an exam. The winners will be entitled to the higher level award only. For eg, the international top 3 rank holders will be entitled to awards based on their International ranks. Awards accruing to them for their Zonal ranks will be given to the next rank holder. Similarly, class award accruing to a Zonal award winner will be given to the next rank holder.

 At International Level Rank Scholarships No. of Awards 1st Rs.50,000/- Each + Gold Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance 10 2nd Rs.25,000/- Each + Silver Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance 10 3rd Rs.10,000/- Each + Bronze Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance 10
 At Zonal Level Rank Scholarships No. of Awards 1st Rs.5,000/- Each + Gold Medal* + Certificate of Zonal Excellence. 200 2nd Rs.2,500/- Each + Silver Medal* + Certificate of Zonal Excellence. 200 3rd Rs.1,000/- Each + Bronze Medal* + Certificate of Zonal Excellence. 200 4th to 10th Gifts Worth Rs.1000/- Each + *Medal of Distinction + *Certificate of Distinction + **Certificate of Zonal Excellence 1400 11th to 25th **Certificate of Zonal Excellence + *Medal of Distinction + *Certificate of Distinction 3000 Rank 26+ Participation Certificate All

*Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Distinction will be awarded for 1st level Ranks.

**Certificate of Zonal Excellence will be awarded for final Ranks.

*Medals are Gold / Silver / Bronze color plated as applicable

In case two or more students achieve the same rank, cash award in the applicable category will be distributed as under:

International Winners:

• For up to 9 students getting same rank, award amount will be distributed equally. In addition, each winner will be awarded a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.
• In case 10 & more students get same rank, in lieu of cash award, each winner will be awarded gifts worth Rs.1,000/- each + a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.

Zonal Winners:

• For up to 4 students getting same rank, award amount will be distributed equally. In addition, each winner will be awarded a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.
• In case 5 & more students get same rank, in lieu of cash award, each winner will be awarded gifts worth Rs.1,000/- each + a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.

At School Level

1. Medals to Class Toppers.

• Where 10 or more students from a class (including all sections) write an exam – the top three rank holders will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal respectively.
• Where between 5 to 9 students from a class (including all sections) write an exam – the topper awarded a gold medal.
• In addition to above, for each section from a class, from where 25 or more students write an exam – the top three rank holders will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal respectively.
• All students whose sections are not indicated will be allocated section “X” by default

2. Student Performance Report (SPR) for each participating student.

• Every student who appears in SOF IGKO  is provided with a Student Performance Report (SPR). An SPR is a detailed analysis of how the student attempted the SOF IGKO exam.
• The objective of SPR is to share with the student and her / his parents, analysis of student’s answers. This is expected to enable the student understand her/his strengths and areas requiring improvement in absolute terms and also on a competitive scale consisting of lacs of students of her/his class who appeared for the Olympiad.

The SPR consists of six sections:

• Section A – provides the student’s marks and rank achieved in School / City / Zone / at international level.
• Section B – provides a section wise performance score of the student.
• Section C – provides correct answers to questions asked in the Olympiad exam, the answers given by the student and performance comparison of the student’s answers vs other students in the Zone and at the international level.
• Section D – provides a percentage score analysis of the student with a comparison with the Class, City, Zone and international level.
• Section E – provides a comparison of average marks analysis at the School, City, Zone and international level.
• Section F – provides a comparison of the student’s performance in the Olympiad exams during the past 2 years.

3. Participation Certification to each student.

Awards-Schools

 At International Level Category Awards No. of Awards Best Principal* Rs.25,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 10 Best Teacher Rs.10,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 8
 At Zonal Level Category Awards No. of Awards Best Principal* Rs.10,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 100 Best Teacher Rs.5,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 50
 At District Level Category Awards No. of Awards Best Principal* Rs. 2,500/- Each+ Citation + Trophy 500 Best Teacher Rs. 1,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 400

*Awards to Principals are based on cumulative performance of schools, whereas awards to teachers are based on performance of school in  SOF IGKO.

At School Level

Appreciation Mementos to school Principals & Teacher In-Charge.