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9th International English Olympiad (IEO)

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31 August 2018

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About International English Olympaid

9th International English Olympiad (IEO) 2018 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.

International English Olympiad (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


Olympiads Offered by Science Olympiad Foundation

Science Olympiad Foundation organizes the following given six Olympiads:

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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 16 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  + 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.

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 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 Application Form

  • 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

  • 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 

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 Internation English Olympiad.

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 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.

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.

About  Science Olympiad Foundation

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.

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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