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Prepare for International English Olympiad : Read, Practice and Mock Tests for International English Olympiad (IEO) important for and more competitive exams with Science and Other Board Exams with more then 38,000+ learning videos, Unlimited Practice Questions, Mock Tests, NCERT Solutions, Previous Year Solved Papers and performance analysis What is IEO? International English Olympiad (IEO) is a yearly competitive exam conducted for school students. Organized by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), this exam aims at cultivating scientific reasoning and logical ability among the students through a rigorous test.

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The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) was founded by leading academicians, scientists, and media professionals with the objective of promoting science, mathematics, computer education, English, General Knowledge, and professional courses. 
SOF has been working to promote scientific attitude and temperament through innovative activities and the use of Information Technology in the learning process that involves school students across India. SOF conducts the International English Olympiad (IEO), which is a unique examination, and first in the history of English language testing in India. The examination has been developed by a group of testing professionals who constitute the All India English Language Testing Authority (AIELTA) at The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU). Students of classes 1st to 12th are eligible to appear for the IEO. 
School Connect brings to you all the important information and the latest updates about the IEO Results 2018, Important Dates, Cut-off marks, and much more.

What is the benefit of International English Olympiad (IEO) ?

IEO picks questions very relevant to the current syllabus and its application.

It improves the students problem solving ability and challenges them to think analytically. Prepares them for future competitive exams by testing a student's aptitude as well as the knowledge of a particular subject. Provides exposure to students at the national as well as international platforms.

Eligibility Criteria

Age: Students of classes 1 to 12th are eligible to appear for the 1st level Olympiads.

(a) Top 5% of students’ class wise, who appear for the 1st level exam,

(b) State wise top 25 rank holders class wise, and

(c) Class toppers from each participating school where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 50% qualifying marks.

Exam Pattern for IEO

Here is the paper pattern for the IEO examination.

Class

Topic/ Section

No. Of Questions

Marks Per Question

Total Marks

1st to 4th

Word and Structure Knowledge

30

1

30

Reading

Spoken and Written Expression

Achievers Section

5

2

10

GRAND TOTAL

35

 

40

5th to 12th

Word and Structure Knowledge

45

1

45

Reading

Spoken and Written Expression

Achievers Section

5

3

15

GRAND TOTAL

50

 

60

What is the syllabus for IEO?

Class 1

Total Questions: 35

Time: 1 hr.

Jumbled Letters, Words : Their Meanings and Opposites, Identify the Word From the Picture, Making a Word, Feminine and Masculine, One and Many, Word Pairs, Odd One Out, Animals : Their Babies, Sounds and Groups, Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Articles, Prepositions, Adjectives, Basic tenses, Punctuation, Comprehension (Prose and Poetry), Spoken and Written Expression.

Achievers Section : Higher Order Thinking Questions - from the above given Syllabus.

Class 2

Total Questions: 35                       

Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : Collocations, Spellings, Synonyms, Antonyms, Identify the word from the Picture, Words Related to Animals, Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Contractions, Word order, Punctuation, Simple tenses.

Section – 2 : Search for and retrieve information from various text types like stories, short dialogues, etc. Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in short texts like messages, invitations, etc.

Section – 3 : Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like thanking, greeting, asking for permission, introducing (oneself), etc.

Section – 4 : Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Sections 1, 2 and 3.

Class 3

Total Questions: 35

Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : Patterns, Analogy and Classification, Alphabet Test, Coding-Decoding, Ranking Test, Grouping of Figures and Figure Matrix, Mirror Images, Geometrical Shapes, Embedded Figures, Days and Dates & Possible Combinations.

Section – 2 : Numerals, Number names and Number Sense (4-digit numbers), Computation Operations, Fractions, Length, Weight, Capacity, Temperature, Time, Money, Geometry, Data Handling.

Section – 3 : The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.

Section – 4 : Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2.

Class 4

Total Questions: 35

Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : Collocations, Spellings, Gender, Singular-Plural, One word Substitution, Synonyms, Antonyms, Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Adjectives, Contractions, Articles, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Tenses, Punctuations and Jumbled words, Basic Questions, Question Tags, Proverbs, Idioms, etc.

Section – 2 : Search for and retrieve information from various text types like Stories, Anecdotes, etc., Understand information through pictures, Time-table format, etc., Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in short texts like messages, Invitations, etc.

Section – 3 : Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like apology, greeting, introduction, request, etc.

Section – 4 : Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Sections 1, 2 and 3.

Class 5

Total Questions: 50

Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : Spellings, Collocations, Idioms, Homonyms and homophones, Synonyms, Antonyms, Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs and Phrasal Verbs, Adverbs, Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Punctuation, Tenses, Active-Passive Voice and Reported Speech, etc.

Section – 2 : Search for and retrieve information from various text types like News headlines, Messages, Letters,  etc., Understand information given in News reports, Time-tables, Messages, etc., Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in short texts like messages, menu card dialogues, etc.

Section – 3 : Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like Requests, Refusals, Apologies, etc.

Section – 4 : Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Sections 1, 2 and 3.

Class 6

Total Questions: 50

Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Adjectives, Articles, Conjunctions, Prepositions, Punctuation and Jumbled Words, Tenses, Voices, Narration, etc. Spellings, Collocations, Phrasal verbs, Idioms, Synonyms, Antonyms.

Section – 2 : Search for and retrieve information from various text types like News headlines, Brochures, Formal and Informal letters, Itinerary, etc., Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in Short narratives, Time-tables, News stories, Diary entry, Poster Making, Messages etc.

Section – 3 : Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like agreement and disagreement, Requests, Refusals, Apologies, etc.

Section – 4 : Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Sections 1, 2 and 3.

Class 7

Total Questions: 50

Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : Spellings, Collocations and Words related to Travel, Locations, Activities, Homonyms and Homophones, etc. Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies and Spellings, One word, Phrasal Verbs and Idioms, Modals, Word order, Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Punctuation, Tenses, Voices and Narration, etc.

Section – 2 : Search for and retrieve information from various text types like News stories, Brochures, Formal and informal letters and advertisements. Understand information given in news reports, Brochures, Itinerary, etc., Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in short narratives, Biographies, Notices and Messages etc.

Section – 3 : Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like requesting and refusing, Apologies and stating of preferences and expression of intent, etc.

Section – 4 : Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Sections 1, 2 and 3.

Class 8

Total Questions: 50

Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies and Spellings, Collocations, Phrasal Verbs, Idioms or Proverbs, Homonyms and Homophones, One word, Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions, Prepositional Phrases, Participle Phrases, Conjunctions, Determiners, Jumbled Words and Punctuations, Tenses, Voices and Narrations, Question Tags, etc. Words related to leisure, Household items/issues, Social causes, Outdoor locations and activities, etc.

Section – 2 : Search for and retrieve information from various text types like News reports, Blurb, Dictionaries, etc., Understand information presented in instruction manual format, Message format and others. Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in longer texts like Editorials, Essays, etc.

Section – 3 : Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like requesting, Giving information, Expressing surprise, Pronunciation etc.

Section – 4 : Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Sections 1, 2 and 3.

Class 9

Total Questions: 50

Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies and Spellings, One word, Word order, Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Punctuations, Jumbled words, Voices, Concord, Question forms, Tenses, Conditionals, Modals, Reported speech. Collocations, Phrasal verbs, Idioms, Homonyms and homophones, Words related to social cause, Travel, Workplace, etc.

Section – 2 : Search for and retrieve information from various text types like Flyers, Classifieds, Dictionaries, etc., Understand information presented in instruction manual format, Message format and others. Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in longer texts like editorials, Essays, etc.

Section – 3 : Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like Giving advice, Stating preferences, Discussing probability, Making an offer, etc.

Section – 4 : Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Sections 1, 2 and 3.

Class 10

Total Questions: 50

Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies and Spellings, One Word, Word order, Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Punctuations, Voices, Narration. Concord, Question forms, Tenses, Conditionals, Modals, Collocations, Phrasal verbs, Idioms, Homonyms and homophones, Words related to weather, Countries, Language and people, Global problems, etc.

Section – 2 : Search for and retrieve information from various text types like Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc., Understand information presented in instruction manual format, Message format and others , Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in longer texts like editorials, Essays, etc., Make inferences from advanced texts.

Section – 3 : Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like Giving/accepting compliments, Agreeing, Disagreeing, Requesting, Seeking information, Pronunciation, etc.

Section – 4 : Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Sections 1, 2 and 3.

Class 11

As per the prescribed syllabus

Class 12

As per the prescribed syllabus

How to apply

  • Class:

You need to be a student in Classes 1 to 12 to be eligible for this exam.

  • Boards:

You must be a student of SSC, ICSE or CBSE boards.

  • Qualifying for second level examination:

The top 5% of students (class-wise) who appear for the first level exam.

The top 25 rank holders state-wise.

Class toppers from each participating school; where at least 10 students participate and score a minimum of 50%.

  • Year of attempt:

As long as you’re a student enrolled in any of Classes 1 to 12, you can apply for IEO.

  • Number of attempts:

You can only attempt IEO once in every academic year.

Registration for IEO

Here is the registration process for IEO:

  1. The prospectus containing the registration forms is sent to all schools registered with the Science Olympiad Foundation.
  2. Unregistered schools can request a prospects by sending an email to info@sofworld.org or making a phone call or sending a fax to 0124-4951200.
  3. Your school's coordinating teacher will generate students' roll numbers as per the guidelines given.
  4. A nominal participation fee is charged from each student in your school.

Important dates

Exam Dates for IEO

The Science Olympiad Foundation only releases exam dates for the current academic year.

Here are the dates for IEO 2018:

Dates

Exam

15 Oct and 5th November 2019

First level exam

Results and cut-off

Qualification for IEO

First level examination

Based on your performance in the first level exam, you are given a rank. This rank determines whether you qualify for the second level exam or not.

If two students score the same marks, ranks are awarded to the student scoring higher marks in priority sections as mentioned below:

Classes 1 to 10

Priority

Section

1

Achievers Section

2

Science

3

Logical Reasoning

Classes 11 and 12

Priority

Section

1

Achievers Section

2

Science

3

Chemistry

4

Mathematics or Biology

If students score the same marks in all sections, they are given the same rank.

Scholarships and Awards through IEO

The following awards will be given out to the winners of this year’s Olympiad.

Awards for the first level exam:

Zonal Level

Rank

Scholarships

No. of Awards

1 to 25

Medal of Excellence + Certificate of Distinction

240

26+

Participation Certificate

All

Awards for the second level exam:

International Level

Rank

Scholarships

No. of Awards

1

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

12

2

Rs. 25,000 Each + Silver Medal* + Certificate of Outstanding Performance

12

3

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

12

Zonal Level

Rank

Scholarships

No. of Awards

1

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

240

2

Rs.2500 Each + Silver Medal* + Certificate of Zonal Excellence

240

3

Rs. 1000 Each + Bronze Medal* + Certificate of Zonal Excellence

240

4 to 10

Gifts* Worth Rs. 1000 + Medal of Distinction** + Certificate of Zonal Excellence

1680

11 to 25

Certificate of Zonal Excellence + Medal of Distinction**

3600

26+

Merit Certificate

All

Note: For more information regarding awards and scholarships, visit the official website.

How to prepare

Study Material for IEO

  • Here are the books and online medium prescribed for IEO:
  • MTG IEO class wise Workbooks (For Class 1 to 10)
  • School Connect Online Video Material and Practice Notes
  • OSDS (Olympiad Skill Development System)
  • Previous Years' Papers
  • Olympiad's Book of Reasoning (for preparation for the reasoning section of IEO)
  • E-Quiz
  • If you’re a class 10 or 12 student, you can also refer to publications like Chemistry Today, Biology Today, Mathematics Today, Physics for You and MTG.
  • Most importantly login to School Connect Online and Select videos of your choice and  read,practice,mock tests to compete in the examination.

Preparation Tips for IEO:

  • NCERT thoroughly: Read your NCERT textbook and make a note of important concepts dealt in each of the chapters and practice several questions on these topics from the reference books you have. Take reference from School Connect Online with lot of videos and practice questions.
  • Get your foundation clear: Make your concepts crystal clear to yourself. Give the topics time it demands. How much you have studied is more important than how many hours you have studied. Take help from your teachers, friends to through your basics and clear your doubts.
  • Make proper notes: For easy learning and revision chits, make short notes and tricks for each chapter. Making notes in your language is very useful and hard to forget.
  • Be confident: Learn the concepts of each subject well in advance and be confident. It will help you to approach your goal with a positive attitude.
  • Do not lose sight of your goal: One of the major issues that the students face is losing sight of the goal.Exams like IEO demand perseverance and dedication throughout the preparation phase. Find methods to keep you motivated continuously.
  • Understand the standard of questions: If you are appearing for IEO, then expect questions of varying difficulty levels that test your logical and observational skills. There will be no direct questions.
  • Practice sample papers: Solving sample papers will give you a fair idea of the pattern of the questions asked. They are also good for improving the pace at which you attempt the paper in a limited amount of time. IEO sample papers can be obtained from the official website.
  • Relevant books: You must thoroughly study course books suggested by your school or board (ICSE, CBSE or State Board). In addition to this, you can refer the books available for Olympiad preparations to get a good rank in IEO.

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