The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), along with the Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) has announced the schedule of this year’s Green Olympiad through the official website of CBSE. The purpose of the Green Olympiad is to make students aware of the status of global environment and make them participate to suggest options to curtail the problems faced by the environment at large. The Olympiad also provides an opportunity to the students to test their knowledge about the environment at large and the efforts made by TERI makes sure that the Olympiad has questions related to the curricula of the CBSE. The students are asked to provide answers to the ongoing environmental issues and their suggestions are taken into account through the Olympiad.
In an official notification released by CBSE, the Green Olympiad is scheduled to begin from 30 August 2016 in all the schools under CBSE in the country. The students of Class IV to X would be able to participate in the Olympiad at various levels. In level 1, students from class IV and V would complete, while in level 2, students from classes VI, VII and VIII would complete. In case of level 3 in the Olympiad, the students of class IX and X would take part, as a senior group. The questions in the Olympiad would be mostly related to the ongoing environmental issues which would have direct connection with the school curricula. Depending on the levels, the questions would be set, testing the overall ability of the students to answer them.
The students can write the Olympiad in both English and Hindi. The theme of this year’s Olympiad has been decided to be ‘Our Environment’. For the Olympiad, the students would get an hour’s time and they would have to pay Rs. 75/- as application fee for registration to the Green Olympiad 2016. The registration would be made from their respective schools, and no individual application would be accepted. The demand draft from the schools should reach the board by 26 July 2016. The Olympiad would continue till 22 November, 2016 at various schools under the CBSE in the country.