SOF Olympiad

SOF Olympiad

SOF Olympiad
Sahil DahalThu Sep 01 2022

SOF Olympiad is an educational organization that promotes academic competition and aids in the growth of a competitive spirit among schoolchildren.

Its main office in New Delhi, India, is the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). It was founded in 1998 to foster curiosity about science, math and science, general knowledge, basic computer skills, and English language proficiency among school children in India and many other nations. 

Every year, students from different age groups and courses can participate in seminars and academic contests organised by the SOF. This organisation wants to give Indian students a place to test their learning, abilities, and memories. 

There are 7 Olympiads, which include

  • SOF NCO

SOF National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) is a competition for children in grades 1 through 12 on cyber concepts and expertise.

The National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) is an exam with only one level. Students in grades I through X are eligible to take the test. It was the second Olympiad that SOF had organised.

The SOF NCO curriculum and grade distribution are as follows:

Grade

Section

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks




I to IV

Logical Reasoning

5

1

5

Computer & Information Techonology

25

1

25

Achievers Section

5

2

10

Total

35

 

40




V to XII

Logical Reasoning

10

1

10

Computer & Information Technology

35

1

35

Achievers Section

5

3

15

Total

50

 

60

  • SOF NSO

SOF National Science Olympiad (NSO) is a scholarship examination designed to cultivate scientific thinking, and logical abilities in students enrolled in classes 1 through 12.

The National Science Olympiad (NSO) is held yearly at two levels. Participants in the exam may be in classes I through XII. It was the first Olympiad that SOF had organised.

The SOF NSO curriculum and evaluation criteria are listed below:

Grade

Section

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks




I to IV

Logical Reasoning

5

1

5

Science

25

1

25

Achievers Section

5

2

10

Total

35

 

40




V to X

Logical Reasoning

10

1

10

Science

35

1

35

Achievers Section

5

3

15

Total

50

 

60



XI to XII

Physics And Chemistry

25

1

25

Achievers Section

5

3

15

Mathematics or Biology

20

1

20

 

Total

50

 

60

  • SOF IMO

SOF International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) is an international competition in mathematics for children in grades 1 through 12.

Every year, the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) is held at two levels. Participants in the test may be in classes I through XII.

The SOF IMO curriculum and grade distribution are shown below:

Grade

Section

No. of Question

Marks per Question

Total Marks





I to IV

Logical Reasoning

10

1

10

Mathematical Reasoning

10

1

10

Everyday Mathematics

10

1

10

Achievers Sections

5

2

10

Total

35

 

40




V to XII

Logical Reasoning

15

1

10

Mathematical Reasoning

20

1

10

Everyday Mathematics

10

1

10

Achievers Sections

5

2

10

Total

35

 

40

  • SOF IEO

SOF International English Olympiad (IEO) is a grammar and english language competition open to students in grades 1 through 12.

From 2017–2018, the International English Olympiad (IEO) was offered at two levels instead of only one. Participants in this Olympiad might be in classes I through XII.

The SOF IEO syllabus and grade distribution are shown below:

Grade

Section

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks







I to IV

Word And Structure Knowledge





30





1





30

Reading

Spoken and Written Expression

Achievers Section

5

2

10

Total

35

 

40





V to XII

Word And Structure Knowledge





45





1





45

Reading

Spoken and Written Expression

Achievers Section

5

3

15

Total

50

 

60

  • SOF IGKO

SOF International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) is conducted among children in grades 1 through 10 to inspire curiosity about current events and increase understanding.

A single-level test is the International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO). Students in grades I through X are eligible to take the test. In the academic year 2017–2018, this Olympiad was first held.

The SOF ICKO curriculum and grade distribution are shown below:

Grade

Section

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks



I to IV

General Awareness

20

1

20

Current Affairs

5

1

5

Life Skills

5

1

5

Achievers Section

5

2

10

 

Total

35

 

40



V to XII

General Awareness

30

1

30

Current Affairs

10

1

10

Life Skills

5

1

5

Achievers Section

5

3

15

 

Total

50

 

60

  • SOF ICO

Every year, the SOF Worldwide Commerce Olympiad (ICO) is a standard test in which students may demonstrate their skill at the school, zonal, and international levels.

The exam at a single level is called the International Commerce Olympiad (ICO). Grades XI and XII students are eligible to take the test. It is carried out in collaboration with ICSI. In the Corporate Affairs Ministry.

The SOF ICO syllabus and grade distribution are shown below:

Grade

Section

No. of Questions

Marks per Questions

Total Marks




XI & XII

Economics

15

1

15

Business Studies

15

1

15

Accountancy

15

1

15

Achievers Section

5

3

15

 

Total

50

 

60

  • SOF ISSO

SOF International Social Studies Olympiad (ISSO) is a single-level test created and administered by SOF, which was first offered in 2021.

ISSO, or the SOF International Social Studies Olympiad, is a single-level test. Students in grades 3 through 10 are eligible to take the test.

The SOF ISSO syllabus and grade distribution are shown below:

Grade

Section

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

3rd & 4th

Social Studies

30

1

30

Achievers Section

5

2

10

Total

35

 

40



5th

Social Studies

45

1

45

Achievers Section

5

3

15

Total 

50

 

60





6th to 8th

History 

20

1

20

Geography

15

1

15

Social and Political Life

10

1

10

Achievers Section

5

3

15

Total

50

 

60






9th & 10th

History 

15

1

15

Geography

10

1

10

Political Science

10

1

10

Achievers Section

10

1

10

Achievers Section

5

3

15

Total

50

 

60

Qualification Standards for SOF Exams

Exam

Grade

NCO


Only for students in grades 1 to 10

IGKO

NSO



Every student from grades 1–12

IMO

IEO

ICO

Only for students in grades 11 and 12

The format of SOF exams

Exam Title

Pattern

Time

Level

NCO

50 MCQs for Classes 5-10/12
And 35 MCQs for Grades 1-4






60






Single Level

NSO

Two Levels

IMO

Two Levels

IEO

Two Levels

IGKO

Single Level

ICO

50 MCQs for Grades 11–12

Single Level

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