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About IEO (International English Olympaid)

IEO 2018 - 9th International English Olympiad 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. The registration process has started for International English Olympiad (IEO) 2018. The students can only participate through school. A minimum of 10 students is required from a school to conduct SOF IEO. It is a multiple level exam, there are two stages of the Olympiad. This page gives details on the IEO 2018 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Rewards etc. Scroll down to read more about 9th International English Olympiad (IEO).

  • The content of the tests is designed to focus on communication and use of the 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: The application process for the International English Olympiad has started and the last date to apply for the same is 31 August 2018.

IEO 2018 Dates

The candidates can check the International English Olympiad (IEO) 2018 dates below:

Events Dates
Last date to apply online 31 August 2018
International English Olympiad Level 1 Exam

4, 11 and 23 October 2018

International English Olympiad Level 2 Exam

2nd/3rd Sunday of February 2019


SOF IMO (International English Olympiad) 2018

The International English Olympiad by SOF is open to the students of Classes 1 to 12. The Prospectus containing the IEO Registration forms will be sent to all the schools which are registered with SOF. Schools not registered may also request for the prospectus by sending an email or by making a phone call to the official SOF. Schools must return the duly filled in and complete in all respects IEO Registration forms to the SOF by the due date. The IEO 2018 by SOF is conducted on three dates for Level -1 exam. The schools can select a date for conducting the International English Olympiad by SOFas per their convenience. Each date of the exam has a separate question paper. Change of date for conducting the International English Olympiad is not permitted.

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IEO (International English Olympaid) Eligibility Criteria

The candidates participating in SOF IEO has to fulfil the set criteria. If any candidate does not fulfil the eligibility criteria then s/he shall be disqualified and won't be able to participate in the Olympiad.

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.

IEO (International English Olympaid) Reward

Science Olympiad Foundation will spend over Rs 16 crores on awards, scholarships, gifts, and felicitations. The award distribution for International English Olympiad would be done as given in the table below. The award will be granted as per the rank received by the participants of IEO 2018.

IEO Students awards for 2nd level



Number of Awards


First Rank 


Rs. 50,000 each + Gold medal  + Certificate of Outstanding Performance

Second Rank


Rs. 25,000 each + Silver medal + Merit certificate Certificate of Outstanding Performance

Third Rank


Rs.10,000 each + Bronze medal + Certificate of Outstanding Performance

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 to 10


Gifts worth Rs.1000 + Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Distinction + Certificate of Zonal Excellence

Rank 11 to 25 3600 Certificate of Zonal Excellence + Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Distinction
Rank 26th+ All Merit Certificate

IEO 1st Level Exam Awards

Rank No. of Award Award
1 to 25 240 Medal of Distinction** + Certificate of Distinction
Rank 26th+ All Participation Certificate


  • **For classes 3 to 12

  • This will be applicable to winners for 20 zones/states for performance in the 1st level Olympiad.

IEO (International English Olympaid) Application form and Process

International English Olympiad (IEO) registration form is available below. However, the candidates can only apply for SOF IEO 2018 through school. The school needs to register first to conduct SOF IEO. The link for the same is available below on this page. Further, the following form is required to submit to SOF by the school.

Click here to download IEO Registration Form

  • SOF does not encourage individual participation.
  • Minimum 10 students from each school have to participate in IEO 2018
  • 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 IEO (International English Olympiad) 2018

  • A participation fee of Rs. 125 is charged from each student. The School shall retain Rs. 25 per student per Olympiad for its expenses as exam centre.
  • Mode of payment of Fees: The school can make the payment via Demand Draft or through NEFT/RTGS
    • Demand Draft: It should be made in favour of Science Olympiad Foundation payable at New Delhi
    • NEFT/ RTGS: Details for NEFT/RTGS are

      • Beneficiary Name: Science Olympiad Foundation

      • Beneficiary A/C No.: SOFXXXXXX (XXXXXX denotes School Code allotted by Science Olympiad  Foundation

      • Beneficiary Bank Name: ICICI Bank
      • Current Account No: 031405004031
      • Beneficiary Branch: Sushant Lok, Gurgaon
      • IFSC Code: ICIC 0000 314

Registration for the New Schools with SOF >> Register your School

  • Send the complete address of your school in the following format and SOF will send relevant information and registration forms to the school at the appropriate time.
  • School Name: Address: City: State: Pin code Phone No. with STD Code: E-mail: Principal 

IEO (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. Check ranking criteria below for IEO 2018.

SOF IMO 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 International English Olympiad (IEO). For section wise registrations, winner(s) of the 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.

Check IEO syllabus here>>>>Syllabus for IEO- International English Olympiad

Tie Marks Scored by a Student

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 Exam Sample Papers

The International English Olympiad Sample Papers are designed by the experts to make students familiar with the exam pattern, structure, syllabus covered, as well as marking scheme. IEO Sample Papers will help the students to make a smart strategy and plan for the preparation of the IEO 2018. The downloadable IEO sample papers can be easily downloaded by the candidates. The candidates just have to click on the link to download button and view or download the IEO Sample papers of any class. By the help of IEO Sample Papers, the students can able to manage their timings as well by doing regular practice.

IEO Mock Test

The IEO Mock Tests are designed to help the students in many ways. By the help of IEO Mock Test, the students can experience one of the most reputed Olympiads, the IEO 2018. While preparing for the International English Olympiad Exam, the students can analyze the type and difficulty of questions that they will face in the SOF IEO exam with the help of the IEO Mock Test. By practising with the IEO Mock Tests, they will not only be prepared for the type of exam but also be able to judge and plan their preparation and improve their speed and efficiency.

IEO Answer Key

After the successful commencement of the International English Olympiad Exam, the IEO Answer Keys will be uploaded. IEO Answer Keys help the students to check their estimated marks before the announcement of SOF IEO Result. After taking the IEO 2018, many students desperately wait for their results and in order to help them the official, as well as unofficial IEO Answer Keys, is published so that the students can calculate their probable score by comparing their marked answer with the correct answers mentioned in the IEO Answer Key.

IEO 2018 Syllabus

The IEO Exam for each level, take into consideration the syllabus for each school year, are not directly related to them. The content of the IEO 2018 is designed to focus on the communication and use of the English language, rather than rote learning and correct grammar only.

The IEO Syllabus generally include Jumbled Letters, Words:  Their Meanings as well as Opposites, Identify the Word From the Picture, Word Making, One and Many, Word Pairs, Feminine and Masculine Odd One Out, Animals’ Name and their Babies, Sounds and Groups, Comprehension (Prose and Poetry). Nouns, Verbs, and Articles. In the Achievers Section, there will be Higher Order Thinking Questions from the above-given International English Olympiad Syllabus.

IEO Results

The IEO Result is declared within 8 weeks of the commencement of the International English Olympiad examination. The IEO Results are sent to the concerned schools. The IEO Result will also be available on the official website of SOF. The students who will appear in the IEO 2018 exam will be able to check and download their IEO Result by providing their Roll number, School Code, Class Number in a prescribed format. Top 5% class wise students who will qualify the International English Olympiad Level-1 exam will be qualified for the IEO level-2 exam. The IEO result for the second level will also be published on the official website

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.

Olympiads Offered by Science Olympiad Foundation

Science Olympiad Foundation organizes the following given six Olympiads:

IEO (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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