The International English Olympiad IEO

The International English Olympiad (IEO)

Last date to apply

December 15, 2013

December 29, 2013


  • The International English Olympiad (IEO) is a one-of-a-kind examination, and first in the history of English language testing in India.
  • 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 BC – using its International expertise and domain knowledge in English language.
  • The exam will be conducted / evaluated by SOF.
  • The students will get participation / winning certification jointly from SOF and BC.

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.


  • Every students gets EQ (English Quotient) Report.
  • The top 3 rankers from each class will get a gold, silver and bronze medal. (in case there are more than 10 participants)
  • The International first rank holder will get Rs. 50,000+gold medal
  • The International toppers from each class are awarded at a grand prize distribution ceremony held in Delhi, presided over by an eminent personality

For More information on rewards click here

Application Mode and Process

  • SOF does not encourage individual participation.
  • Students have to register through their schools only.
  • Minimum 10 students from each school has to participate
  • Registrations are received from the schools in the prescribed pro-forma. Registration sheet for the school / students and the information booklet are posted to the schools all over India and abroad.
  • Last date to Apply is December 15, 2013 for the schools who have chosen January 16, 2014 as the exam date.

  • Last date to Apply is December 29, 2013 for the schools who have chosen January 30, 2014 as the exam date.

Participation Fees

A nominal participation fee is charged from each student. Part of it is retained by the school for its expenses as exam centre. Details about the fee / mode of payment etc. are given in the School Registration Forms sent to schools. 

Selection Process

  • Marks obtained in the exam.
  • In case two or more students score same number of marks, ranks will be determined on following priority and criteria:
  • Marks obtained in different sections of the exam. Each section is accorded separate weightage.
  • Student’s performance in school during the previous year- as mentioned in the OMR. This may be verified at the discretion of SOF. Student not stating past year’s performance may not be considered for ranking in case of a tie. 
  • Age of the student - with greater preference being given to the younger student. 
  • Telephonic or personal Interview may be conducted. 
  • No two students will be given same rank. However, in case 2 or more students score equally on all parameters defined above, the award may be distributed equally among all winners.
  • Exam Date: January 16, 2014 & January 29, 2014 as per the dates chosen by school.


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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