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8th International English Olympiad (IEO)

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About International English Olympaid

8th International English Olympiad (IEO) 2017 is an English Olympiad, and first in the history of English language testing in India and is conducted by SOF in association with British Council. It is conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) in association with British Council (BC). IEO is a multiple level exam there are two stages of the Olympiad.

  • 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 The English language.
  • The IEO exam will be conducted/ evaluated by SOF.
  • The students will get participation/ winning certification jointly from SOF and BC.

Latest Update - 8th IEO Result is declared on 1 December 2017. Check IEO Result Here. 

About SOF

The Science Olympiad Foundation is an educational foundation and a non-profit organization, based in New Delhi (India), which promotes Science, Introductory Computer Education, Mathematics and English in India and other places like Singapore, Oman, Qatar, Nepal, Bahrain, SriLanka, U.A.E. and Durban.

  • IEO  Exam Date: The Olympiad will be conducted on 6, 14 & 24 October 2017

IEO Sample Papers for Class 1 to 11

Olympiads Offered by Science Olympiad Foundation

Every year Science Olympiad Foundation organizes the following given four Olympiads. However, from 2016 onwards, SFO has introduced two new Olympiad Programmes: 

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International English Olympaid Eligibility Criteria

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

International English Olympaid Reward

Science Olympiad Foundation will spend over Rs 15.2 crores on awards, scholarships, gifts and felicitations. The award distribution would be done as given in the table below. The award will be granted as per the rank received by the participants.

Students awards for IEO 2nd level


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 student 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 - Check Here 

  • Every student gets EQ (English Quotient) Report.

International English Olympaid Application form and Process

International English Olympiad (IEO) Application Process Students have to register through their schools only  

  • SOF does not encourage individual participation.
  • Minimum 10 students from each school have to participate
  • Registration sheet for the school/ students and the information booklet are posted to the schools all over India.
  • 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 30 Days before the exam date.

Registration Fees for International English Olympiad

  • There is a registration fee 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

International English Olympaid Selection Process

IEO is a multiple 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.

Ranking Criteria

Top 5% of students’ class wise, who appear for the 1st level exam, Zone wise top 25 rank holders class-wise, and Class toppers from each participating school where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 50% qualifying marks. In case registration is received section wise, top 3 rank holders, irrespective of the section will qualify for the 2nd level. For section wise registrations, winner(s) of gold medal may not necessarily qualify for the second level.

Students from classes 1 and 2 are not required to appear for the 2nd level exam and are ranked based on their performance in the first level exam.

Syllabus for IEO- International English Olympiad

If two or more students score the same marks then ranks will be determined on the 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 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.

IEO Sample Papers for Class 1 to 11

International English Olympaid Contact Details

Admin Office:

IIIrd Floor Plot 99, Sec - 44,
Gurgaon - 122003 (Haryana)

Regd Office: 

B-8, Taj Apartment, Ring Road,
Adjacent Safdarjung Hospital,
New Delhi - 110029

Contact Details:

Telefax : 0124-4951200
Mobile: 09312680857
Email: info@sofworld.org

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