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SOF International General Knowledge Olympiad 2018

May 10, 2018 19:18 IST
    International General Knowledge Olympiad 2018
    International General Knowledge Olympiad 2018

    International General Knowledge Olympiad is conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) for students studying in Class 1st to 10th. The GK Olympiad by SOF is conducted to examine students for their General Awareness as per their level. Students who wish to participate in SOF International General Knowledge Olympiad 2018 can apply with help of their school only i.e. the school must be registered with SOF to participate in the Olympiads.  Students can check here all about IGKO 2018 including exam schedule, eligibility criteria, the application as well as syllabus, test pattern and sample papers provided in this article.

    Key facts about International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) 2018:

    Exam conducting body Science Olympiad Foundation

    Classes – for Class 1st to Class 10th students

    Test Medium – English Language only

    Rewards Cash rewards, Scholarships, Medals, Gifts, and Certificates

    Exam Schedule of IGKO 2018:

    Events

    Key dates

    Last date of Registration

    August 31, 2018

    IGKO exam date

    September 11 and September 25, 2018

    Result announcement

    By December 2018

    IGKO 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

    • Students studying in Class 1st to Class 10th are eligible for SOF IGKO 2018
    • There is no minimum marks eligibility for appearing in IGKO 2018
      Tips to stay motivated during exam preparations

    IGKO 2018 Registration:

    1. The schools interesting in representing their students for providing them with an opportunity to acknowledge their talent can register with Science Olympiad Foundation for participating in the Olympiads.
    2. The SOF registration form 2018 is available on the official website in .pdf format for download and Schools need to fill it and submit at the official address by post.
    3. The participating schools can fill the registration form of SOF 2018 mentioning participating students’ data along with the fee of Rs. 125 per student.
    4. There should be at least 10 students from each participating school as Schools with less than 10 participating students are not eligible

    IGKO 2018 Exam Pattern:

    Test Pattern for IGKO 2018 Class 1st to 4th:

    Section

    Number of questions

    Marks

    General Awareness

    20

    20

    Current Affairs

    05

    05

    Life Skills

    05

    05

    Achievers section

    05

    10

    Total

    35 MCQs

    50 marks

    Marking Scheme

    For General Awareness, Current Affairs, and Life Skills section each question will carry 01 mark

    For Achievers section, each question will be carrying 02 marks

    Test Pattern for IGKO 2018 Class 5th to 10th:

    Section

    Number of questions

    Marks

    General Awareness

    30

    30

    Current Affairs

    10

    10

    Life Skills

    05

    05

    Achievers section

    05

    15

    Total

    50 MCQs

    60 marks

    Marking Scheme

    For General Awareness, Current Affairs, and Life Skills section each question will carry 01 mark

    For Achievers section, each question will be carrying 03 marks

    Difference between Scholarship and Fellowship programmes

    IGKO 2018 Syllabus:

    SOF GK Olympiad Syllabus for Class 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th

    • 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)

    IGKO 2018 Sample Papers:

    IGKO level

    Sample papers

    Study material and reference books

    Class 7th

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    Class 8th

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    Class 9th

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    Class 10th

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    IGKO 2018 Selection Criteria:

    As IGKO is a single level examination, therefore, the selection of students for awarding scholarships will be as under –

    • Marks scored by students in International General Knowledge Olympiad 2018
    • In case there are ties in marks of two or more students, then their ranks will be decided on the basis of marks scored in sections as under –
    1. Higher marks in Achievers section, if the tie in marks still exists, then
    2. Higher marks in General Awareness, if the tie still exists
    3. Higher marks in Current Affairs
    4. If tie in marks still exists, then higher marks of student in their previous class will be taken in to consideration i.e. If tie is there for Class 8th IGKO then marks of Class 7 annual examinations will be considered to resolve the tie
    5. If even after this the tie exists, then the students having tie in marks will be given same rank.

    IGKO 2018 Rewards:

    Students participating in SOF Olympiads will be rewarded at different levels as under –

    IGKO Scholarships at International Level

    SOF IGKO International Level Scholarships

    IGKO Scholarships at Zonal Level

    SOF IGKO Zonal Level Scholarships

    IGKO Scholarships at School Level –

    Medals: All class toppers will be awarded Medals for qualifying IGKO 2018 as per the below mentioned criteria –

    • Top 3 students will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medal respectively (where 10 or more students from a class (1st to 10th all sections) appeared for IGKO 2018)
    • Topper student will be awarded Gold medal (if only 5 to 9 students from a class including students from all sections appeared for IGKO 2018 )
    • Top 3 students will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medal respectively from each section of a class if more than 25 students appear for IGKO 2018 for the class level.

    All students will be given Participation Certification for appearing in IGKO 2018 by SOF.

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