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IGKO 2018 - IGKO Exam for Class 1 to 10, Sample Papers, Syllabus, Awards

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About IGKO

IGKO 2018: International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) is an Olympiad Exam conducted and promoted by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). IGKO 2018 is conducted to give importance to General Knowledge, Awareness about Current Events of India and the world. Students from Class 1 to 10 are eligible to participate in SOF IGKO 2018. It must be noted that students can only participate through their school as no candidates are eligible to apply individually for SOF IGKO. The top performers of the IGKO Olympiad will get scholarships, gifts, and awards as per SOF norms. This article gives complete information on IGKO 2018, Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, IGKO benefits, Admit Card, Answer Key, and Result.

Latest Update: IGKO 2018 registration is open now. The last date to apply for IGKO 2018 is 31 August.

IGKO 2018 BY SOF (Science Olympiad Foundation)

is a non-profit Educational organization, established by leading academicians, scientists and media personalities, which conducts various Olympiad exams to promote Science, Mathematics, Computer, and English. Every year SOF conducts Six Olympiads:

IGKO 2018 Exam Dates

The IGKO (International General Knowledge Olympiad) Exam will be conducted on two dates. Schools can select a date for conducting the IGKO 2018 as per their convenience. Both dates of the exam will have a separate question paper. The exam dates of SOF IGKO 2018 are:

Event

IGKO Dates

Last Date to Apply for IGKO 2018

31 August 2018

SOF IGKO Exam

11 September 2018 &
25 September 2018

 

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IGKO Eligibility Criteria

Students applying for IGKO 2018 must make sure that they check the list of eligibility criteria provided in the table below

Gender

Both
Region All India
Class/ Age Class 1 to 10
Details
  • Educational Qualification: SOF IGKO is open for students studying in Class 1 to 10
  • Minimum Registration: A minimum of 10 registrations are required from any school to conduct IGKO

IGKO Reward

The winners and top performers of the SOF IGKO Olympiad will get scholarships, certificates, gifts and awards as per SOF norms. For the year 2018-19, a sum of Rs. 16 Crores will be incurred towards IGKO awards, felicitations, scholarships etc. The scholarships and awards are provided to winners on the basis of three different levels, which are International Level, Zonal Level, and Class Topper.

IGKO International Level Scholarships

Rank

International Level Scholarships

No. of Awards 

1st

Rs.50,000/- Each + Gold Medal + Certificate of Outstanding Performance

 10 

2nd

Rs.25,000/- Each + Silver Medal + Certificate of Outstanding Performancesfc

 10

3rd

Rs.10,000/- Each + Bronze Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance

 10 

IGKO Zonal Level Scholarships

Rank

Zonal Level Scholarships

 

 1st

Rs.5,000/- Each + Gold Medal + Certificate of Zonal Excellence.

 200

 2nd

Rs.2,500/- Each + Silver Medal + Certificate of Zonal Excellence

 200

 3rd

Rs.1,000/- Each + Bronze Medal + Certificate of Zonal Excellence

 200

 4th to 10th

 Gifts Worth Rs.1000/- Each + Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Distinction + Certificate of Zonal Excellence

 1400 

 11th to 25th

 Certificate of Zonal Excellence + Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Distinction

 3000 

 26th+

 Participation certification to all students 

 All 

 

IGKO School Level Scholarships         

  • Medals to Class Toppers
  • Student Performance Report (SPR) for each participating student
  • Participation Certification to all students

IGKO Application form and Process

The application process of SOF IGKO 2018 is as follows:

  • Registration of the School: The school should be registered with SOF so that the students can participate in the IGKO 2018 Olympiad Exam. Schools that are not registered with SOF can request for registration by sending the details of the schools to the SOF.
  • Registration of the Students: The SOF will send prospectus and registration forms to all the registered schools. The schools will have to return the duly filled in registration forms to SOF before the due date.
  • Roll Number: The roll number of the students will be generated by the school’s coordinating teacher. The school will have to send the roll numbers along with the Students’ Registration Sheet (SRS) and School Registration Form (SRF) to the SOF Office before the last date of submission.
  • Registration Fee: The participation fee is Rs. 125 for each student. The school can also charge Rs. 25 for each student for its expenses.

IGKO Selection Process

The SOF IGKO is an objective-type exam which is conducted during the school hours. The duration of the IGKO (International General Knowledge Olympiad) 2018 test is 60 minutes. The number of questions varies according to the class. From class 1 to 4, there are 35 multiple choice questions and for class 5 to 10, there are 50 multiple choice questions. The table given below provides the SOF IGKO exam pattern and scheme.

Class 1st to 4th

Section

Number of Questions

Total Marks

General Awareness

20

20

Current Affairs

5

5

Life Skills

5

5

Achievers Section

5

10

Total

35 questions

40 marks

 

Class 5th to 10th

Section

Number of Questions

Total Marks

General Awareness

30

30

Current Affairs

10

10

Life Skills

5

5

Achievers Section

5

15

Total

50 questions

60 marks

 

IGKO Result

IGKO Result will be declared in the second week of October 2018. The participants of IGKO 2018 will be ranked on the basis of marks obtained in the test. There are no IGKO cut off marks in that a student is required to score in order to get selected. The students can check their SOF IGKO Result here.

  • The results are sent to the concerned schools.
  • The results will be available on SOF’s website
  • The result will be available on this page.

IGKO Sample Papers

The IGKO (International General Knowledge Olympiad) sample paper are designed by the experts to make students familiar with the exam pattern, exam structure, syllabus covered, and marking scheme which can help them to make a smart strategy and plan for the preparation of the IGO exam. The downloadable SOF IGKO sample papers are easy to download. The candidates just have to click on the link to download button and view or download the IGKO Sample papers of a particular class. With the help of IGKO Sample Papers, students can also able to manage their timings by regular practice.

IGKO Syllabus

As per the SOF IGKO Syllabus, Class 1 to Class 10, there will be four sections i.e. General Awareness, Current Affairs, Life Skills, Achievers Section. The total number of questions and the total number of marks are different in Class 1 to 4 and Class 5 to 10.

Section 1: General Awareness - Topics based on important events around the world
Section 2: Current Affairs - It contains questions about recent events.
Section 3: Life Skills - It contains topics based on abilities for managing and living a better quality of life.
Section 4: Achievers Section - It contains Higher Order Thinking Skills questions.

About SOF

SOF stands for Science Olympiad Foundation, it conducts Olympiads all over India and is a non-profit organisation based in New Delhi, India. It promotes subjects like Science, Introductory computer education, Mathematics and English in India as well as other countries such as Nepal, Singapore, Omar, Qatar, Bahrain, Sri Lanka, Durban and UAE.

IGKO Contact Details

Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF): 1st Floor, Plot no. 99, Sector - 44, Gurgaon - - 122003 (Haryana) India.

Registered Office: 406, Taj Apartment, Ring Road, Adjacent Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi - 110029, India

Email: info@sofworld.org      

Landline No: 0124-4951200

Mobile: 9312680855, 9312680857

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