The International English Olympiad IEO

5th International English Olympiad (IEO)

Last date to apply

August 31, 2014

About 5th International English Olympiad (IEO)

  • The International English Olympiad (IEO) is a one-of-a-kind examination, and first in the history of English language testing in India and is conducted by SOF in association with British Council.

Other Olympiad Conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation

About International English Olympiad

  • It is conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) in association with British Council (BC).
  • The content of the tests is designed to focus on communication and use of English language, rather than rote learning and correct grammar only.
  • The IEO question paper will be prepared by British Council – using its International expertise and domain knowledge in English language.
  • The IEO exam will be conducted / evaluated by SOF.
  • The students will get participation / winning certification jointly from SOF and BC.

5th International English Olympiad wll be held on  January 20, 2015 or January 29, 2015 as per the dates chosen by schools.

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Who can apply - The Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India
Class/ Age Class 1-12
  • There is no other eligibility criterion like minimum marks.
  • IEO is a single level exam.
  • Students studying in classes 1st to 12th  in schools affiliated to CBSE / ICSE / and State Boards can take the IEO test.


Reward for International English Olympiad (IMO)

Students awards for IEO 2nd level

International Awards for Students to the IEO 2nd level winners


Number of Awards


First Rank 


Rs.50,000 each + Gold medal +Gifts worth Rs.1000 + Merit certificate 

Second Rank


Rs.25,000 each + Silver medal + Gifts worth Rs.1000 + Merit certificate 

Third Rank


Rs.10,000 each + Bronze medal + Gifts worth Rs.1000 + Merit certificate 


  • The International toppers from each class are awarded at a grand prize distribution ceremony held in Delhi, presided over by an eminent personality

State Awards for students (20 Zones & States) to the IEO 2nd level winners


No of Awards


First Rank 


Rs.5,000 each + gold medal + Gifts worth Rs.1000 + Merit certificate 

Second Rank


Rs.2,500 each + Silver medal + Gifts worth Rs.1000 + Merit certificate 

Third Rank


Rs.1000 each + Bronze medal + Gifts worth Rs.1000 + Merit certificate 

Rank 4 – 25


Gifts worth Rs.1000


IEO 1st Level Exam Awards

  • Gold, Silver and Bronze medal to top 3 rank holders from each class.
  • This will be applicable to winners for 20 zones/states for performance in the 1st level Olympiad.

Other Benefits to the students taking IEO

  • Certificate of merit to all 2nd level qualifiers.
  • Students performance report for each participating student.
  • The respective school of each students with International rank from 1-3 (both inclusive) is awarded a Science Intellect Trophy (SIT) for having the winning students on their rolls.

Reward for School Teachers and principals 

  • Every students gets EQ (English Quotient) Report.

Application Mode and Process

Application Process for Participation in International English Olympiad- IEO

  • Students have to register through their schools only >> Download SOF School Registration form 2014-15 
    • SOF does not encourage individual participation.
  • Minimum 10 students from each school has to participate
  • Registration sheet for the school/ students and the information booklet are posted to the schools all over India > Download SOF School Registration form 2014-15
  • The coordinating teacher of the school will generate roll no for students as per the given guidelines.
  • A copy of roll numbers with student‘s registration and school registration sheet should be sent to the foundation office before August 31, 2014.

Registration Fees for International English Olympaid

  • There is a registration fees of Rs.120 for IEO and school shall retain Rs.20 per student per Olympiad for its expenses as exam centre.
  • Mode of Payment of fees – school can pay registration fees for IEO in two ways : demand draft or through NEFT/RTGS.
    • Demand draft should be made in favour of Science Olympiad foundation payable at New Delhi.
    • Details of NEFT/RTGS are
      1. Beneficiary Name : Science Olympiad Foundation
      2. Beneficiary Account No: SOFXXXXXX (XXXXXX denote the school code allotted by Science Olympiad Foundation).
      3. Beneficiary Bank Name : ICICI Bank
      4. Beneficiary Branch : CMS
      5. IFSC Code: ICIC0000103

Selection Process

Selection Process for International English Olympiad (IEO)

  • IEO is a single level exam and students would be selected on the basis of marks scored.
  • Ranking for IEO (International English Olympiad) will be given on the basis of marks obtained in the exam.

Syllabus for IEO- International English Olympiad

If two or more students score the same marks then ranks will be determined on following basis:

  • Marks obtained in different sections of the exam. Each section will be accorded separately.
  • Student’s performance in school during the previous year- as mentioned in the OMR. This may be verified at the discretion of SOF.
  • Age of students with preference given to the younger student.
  • There may be a telephonic or personal interview conducted.
  • In case 2 or more students score equally on all parameters defined above, the award may be distributed equally among all winners.

Exam dates: January 20, 2015 or January 29, 2015 as per the dates chosen by schools.


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Science Olympiad Foundation(SOF) and British Council(BC) of India

British Council is the International leader in promoting English language and conducts the IELTS - the largest English exam in the world – for admission to Universities abroad for higher studies and for migration to Western countries. It is an International Organization for promoting Educational Opportunities and Cultural Relations set up by the British Govt with offices across the globe