Olympiad Exams 2022-23

Olympiad Examinations are held at the national and international levels, where students from different schools compete with each other and check their knowledge and basic understanding level. The examination is related to the academic field with a grade-level examination.

Details of Olympiad Exam

You can appear for the examination both in online and offline mode. As the syllabus of the olympiad examination is the same as the syllabus of your CBSE Grade level examination, it will also directly or indirectly benefit your grade examination. You can analyze your preparation with the olympiad examination, which will also give you an overview of the grade examination.

Why are Olympiads popular?

Olympiad exams are competitive examinations that provide exposure to students with various opportunities to enhance their basic understanding level and their knowledge of a specific subject. A student can apply for the olympiad examination of any issue. The best part is that the syllabus is the same as their grade level examination, so it’ll not affect their classroom performance.

Benefits of Olympiad

Students from Grades 1 to 12 can apply for the olympiad examination concerning their specific area of specialization and interest.

Here are some benefits of the Olympiad examination, which will help you to understand the concept better:

  • Clarity- It’s about clearing the concepts and enhancing your understanding level. It’s about the concepts which make you understand things.
  • Academic performance- Due to the same syllabus for both examinations, students can prepare well for the examination twice in a row, which eventually increases their academic performance.
  • Boost confidence- Attempting competitive examination boosts your confidence and makes you face challenges and familiarize yourself with the problems.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills- With the olympiad, you need to think out of the box and analyze the problems precisely, which enhances your problem-solving skills. You need not only focus on technical skills but also on soft skills.
  • Additional Knowledge- Sometimes, you cannot learn about a concept in the classroom. Still, this olympiad gives you a brief understanding of a concept and additional knowledge for the examination.

Name of the Scholarships

IMO

International Maths Olympiad is a competitive examination for students who have passed the National Level Mathematics Examination. SOF hosts the International Mathematics Olympiad for students.

Exam Name IMO
Eligibility

Students must be from Grade 1 to 12

Syllabus
  • Mathematical
  • Reasoning

IEO

International English Olympiad is a worldwide competitive examination for students who have passed the National level English Olympiad Examination. The Olympiad aims to bring out all the local, national and international students together and help them attain a certain knowledge level.

Exam Name IEO
Eligibility
  • Students must be from Grades 1 to 12
  • Students must be enrolled through SOF
Syllabus
  • Word Structure Reading
  • Written expression

NSTSE

National Level Science Talent Search Examination, a skill-based assessment conducted by the Unified council for Indian students and schools after doing detailed research on the CBSE and various board syllabi. Being researched on the board's syllabus and focused on the strengths and weaknesses of the students.

Exam Name NSTSE
Eligibility
  • Students from classes 2 to 12 are eligible
  • Class 1 students must apply from their respective school
  • Students from PCMB cannot apply
Subject Mathematics General Science General Questions

NSEB

National Standard Examination in Biology, a standard examination for the higher secondary students of India, is usually conducted at the year's end. Every year more than 30000 students for classes 12 or below enroll for the examination.

Exam Name NSEB
Eligibility Students must be Indian Citizens Student must not give class 12th board examination
Subject Syllabus is similar to the Biology syllabus of classes 11th and 12th

NSEJS

National Standard Examination In Junior Scientific, as the name indicates, it is a science olympiad. It was held in 1987, usually conducted at the end of the year. This exam is conducted in Hindi, English, and several other languages in India.

Exam Name NSEJS
Eligibility Students must be Indian Citizen Students in grade 10 or below from any school board
Subject Basic Physics Chemistry Biology and Mathematics

NSEC

National Standard Examination in Chemistry, an examination for higher secondary school students in Chemistry. The Homi Bhabha Centre conducts it for Science Education in India. It is organized by the Indian Association of Chemistry Teachers and which held in November month of the year.

Exam Name NSEC
Eligibility Students must be Indian Citizens. Student must not start their university before June 2023. Students must not be enrolled in the NSEJS 2021 in the academic year.
Subject Syllabus is similar to the Chemistry syllabus of classes 11th and 12th

NSEP

National Standard Examination in Physics, National level examination for students throughout India. It has been held in India since 1987. The Indian Association of Physics Teachers conducts this voluntary examination to check students' theoretical and practical knowledge to nurture future scientists, technologists, etc.

Exam Name NSEP
Eligibility
  • Students must be Indian Citizens.
  • Student must not start their university before June 2023.
  • Students must not be enrolled in the NSEJS 2021 in the academic year.
Subject Syllabus is similar to the Physics syllabus of classes 11th and 12th

IOM

International Olympiad of Mathematics, a silver zone olympiad held every two years. The National and International level mathematics olympiads help determine students' thinking ability. Students from grades 1 to 12 enroll in this program.

Students from classes 1 to 12 are eligible Top 10000 students are eligible for level 2 Only the rank 1 holders from level 2 are eligible for level 3

Exam Name IOM
Eligibility
  • Students from classes 1 to 12 are eligible
  • Top 10000 students are eligible for level 2
  • Only the rank 1 holders from level 2 are eligible for level 3
Subject Basic Mathematics according to their respective classes

IOQJS

Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Junior Science, the first and foremost stage of the International Science Olympiad for the students with 3-4 hour test considering two papers for the students. This examination is usually conducted in January. The INO and NSE are combined and contribute to IOQJS.

Exam Name IOQJS
Eligibility
  • Students from class 10 or below are eligible
  • Students must be Indian Citizen
  • Student taking IOQJS must not take IOQP, IOQA, IOQC, or IOQB in the year
Subject Basic Mathematics and Science according to their respective classes

IOQM

Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics, a mathematical olympiad for students across India. The duration of the examination is three hours, which is organized together by the Mathematics Teachers Association of India (MTAI), the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), and the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research).

Exam Name IOQM
Eligibility
  • Students from class 8th to 12th are eligible
  • Students KVs and JNVs are not eligible
  • Students with OCIs are not eligible for the International Math Olympiad round
Subject Basic Mathematics same as the syllabus of PRMO

NSO

National Science Olympiad, led by the Science Olympiad Foundation for the students from Grade 1 to 12 to analyze the students' scientific abilities to find out the future scientist, technologists, and analysts.

Exam Name NSO
Eligibility
  • Students from grades 1 to 12 are eligible.
  • Students must be enrolled through SOF
  • Students must be a student of CBSE, ICSE, or any other state board.
Subject Logical Reasoning Verbal reasoning Basic Science according to their respective classes

IGKO

International General Knowledge Olympiad, also led by the Science Olympiad Foundation, is held annually for the students. This examination tests the general knowledge and the current affair ability of the students. The result is divided into 4 parts: school, city, zonal and national. You can also win several rewards in the competition.

Exam Name IGKO
Eligibility Students from class 1st to 10th are eligible
Subject Basic General knowledge and current affairs

NCO

National Cyber Olympiad, conducted for students of all age groups. It provides students with a space to explore their interests in their respective fields. The IIT Kanpur’s computer science department is hosting cyber games to boost the student's confidence. Every year on December 12, they host the NCO for the students.

Exam Name NCO
Eligibility
  • Students from grades 1 to 10 are eligible.
  • Students must be enrolled through SOF
  • Students must have computer science as their subject
  • Students must be a student of CBSE, ICSE or any other state board.
Subject Logical Reasoning Computer & IT HOTS

InPho

Indian Association Of Physics Teachers hosts the Indian National Physics Olympiad annually in June and July. The main goal of this olympiad examination is to increase the understanding of physics among the students.

Exam Name InPho
Eligibility
  • Students must be Indian Citizens
  • Students must be in Grade 11th or 12th
  • Students must not start their university before June 2023.
  • Students must not be enrolled in the NSEJS 2022 in the academic year.
Subject Syllabus is similar to the Physics syllabus of classes 11th and 12th

INBO

Indian National Biology Olympiad, a national-level biology examination for the higher secondary students of grades 11 and 12. This is the next (referring to the second) level examination of Homi Bhabha Centre For Science Education’s Biology Olympiad Program for the students.

Exam Name INBO
Eligibility
  • Students must be Indian Citizens
  • Students must be in Grade 11th or 12th
  • Students must not start their university before June 2023.
  • Students must not be enrolled in the NSEJS 2022 in the academic year.
Subject Syllabus is similar to the Biology syllabus of classes 11th and 12th

ICO

International Commerce Olympiad, the olympiad examination conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the Science Olympiad Foundation sponsored together for the students as a single test. This test is conducted for higher education students (grades 11 and 12). In the year 2016, SOF started to conduct the ICO Examination.

Exam Name ICO
Eligibility
  • Student must be in Grade 11th or 12th.
  • The CTF will not accept less than 20 entries from a single class
Subject Syllabus is similar to the Commerce syllabus of classes 11th and 12 Basic Accountancy Business Studies Economics Achievers Section

PRMO

Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad, the first and foremost stage of the mathematical olympiad in the race of the International Mathematical Olympiad for the students. The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education has got the authority from the National Board for Higher Mathematics to conduct the olympiad.

Exam Name Pre-RMO
Eligibility
  • Students must be Indian Citizens.
  • Student with OCIs are not eligible for the final round
  • Students from Grades 8th to 12th are eligible.
Subject Syllabus is similar to the Mathematics syllabus of classes 8th to 11thM

RMO

Regional Mathematical Olympiad, the next stage of the mathematics olympiad for the students who have cleared the first and the foremost stage of the mathematics olympiad. It is conducted by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education Mumbai and organized by the regional managers.

Exam Name RMO
Eligibility
  • Students must be Indian Citizens.
  • Students with OCIs are not eligible for the final round
  • Students from Grades 8th to 12th are eligible.
  • Students who have cleared the Pre-RMO are eligible
Subject Syllabus is similar to the Mathematics syllabus of classes 8th to 12th

INMO

Indian National Mathematical Olympiad, a high school mathematics olympiad for Indian students. The third stage of the mathematics olympiad is after the regional-level examination. It is also the second stage to go to the International level Mathematics Olympiad. Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education administers the examination every year.

Exam Name RMO
Eligibility
  • Students must be Indian Citizens.
  • 28 students from Grades 8th to 11th and 6 students from grade 12 will be eligible
  • Students who have cleared the RMO are eligible
Subject
  • Syllabus is similar to the Mathematics syllabus of classes 8th to 12th
  • Calculus will be exempted from classes 11th and 12th

IQAA

International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics is one of the major international science olympiads for senior high school students (grades 11 and 12). The main aim of the olympiad is to increase interest and knowledge in astronomy and its relevant subjects.

Exam Name IOAA
Eligibility
  • Students must be under the age of 20
  • Only one team with a total of five candidates.
Subject Basic Astrophysics Coordinates and time Solar system Stars Stellar system Cosmology Space technologies

IAO

International Astronomy Olympiad, an internationally recognized annual astronomy program for higher secondary education. Students from the age group of 14 to 18 can participate in the program. It is one of the International Science Olympiad programs to analyze students' abilities and thinking power.

Exam Name IAO
Eligibility
  • Students must be Indian Citizens.
  • Student must have completed their grade 10
  • Students with OCIs are not eligible for the international round.
Subject Highschool level mathematics and physics

IBO

International Biology Olympiad, an examination for pre-university students and known as one of the most prestigious biology examinations for students. Every country sends the 4 toppers of the National Biology Olympiad students to compete in the program.

Exam Name IBO
Eligibility
  • Students must secure a rank in the NBO
  • The top 4 students will be eligible to take part in the IBO
Subject Basic Biology

InChO

Indian National Chemistry Olympiad, a chemistry olympiad held in India. This olympiad examination is held at the beginning of the year. The main goal is to test the student's skills in the subject of Chemistry. Also conducted by the Homi Bhabha Centre and organized by the Indian Association of Chemistry Teachers.

Students must be Indian Citizens Students must be in Grade 11th or 12th Students must not start their university before June 2023. Students must not be enrolled in the NSEJS 2022 in the academic year.

Exam Name InCho
Eligibility
  • Students must be Indian Citizens
  • Students must be in Grade 11th or 12th
  • Students must not start their university before June 2023.
  • Students must not be enrolled in the NSEJS 2022 in the academic year.
Subject Syllabus is similar to the Chemistry syllabus of classes 11th and 12th

INAO

Indian National Astronomy Olympiad, an National level olympiad held in over 1400 schools across India. The main objective of this olympiad is to analyze the theoretical as well as the practical skills of the students with considering the broader view of their aspects.

Exam Name INAO
Eligibility
  • Students must be Indian Citizens.
  • Student must not start their university before June 2023.
  • Students must not be enrolled in the NSEJS 2021 in the academic year.
Subject Basic Physics Mathematics Astronomy

Which bodies conduct the olympiad examination?

Here’s the list of all the bodies conducting the olympiad examination:-

  • Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF)
  • CREST Olympiads (Online Olympiad Exams)
  • Silver Zone Foundation
  • Unified Council
  • Indian Talent Olympiad (ITO)
  • Humming Bird Education
  • Eduheal Foundation
  • Unicus Olympiads (Summer Olympiad Exams)
  • ASSET Educational Initiatives
  • Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. How are students ranked in the olympiad exam?

Ans. The participants are judged according to their sheets and the score they get in the examination. After the result declaration, students are given a certificate and the opportunity to move on to the next stage.

Q2. How can students know about the olympiad details?

Ans. The school will notify the students of the dates and the details of the examination. You can also check out the official website if you need the details.

Q3. Can I give the olympiad exams after the 12th?

Ans. There’re a few olympiads for which you’ll be eligible. Most of the olympiad examinations are for the students of Grades 1 to 12 only.

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