SOF will Spend Over Rs. 15.2 Crores on Awards
TEJASWI/ STI Correspondent
The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) a non-profit organisation based in New Delhi, India conducts Olympiad exams for the students of class 1st to 12th . This educational foundation promotes science, mathematics, introductory computer education and English language skills amongst school children in India.
It organises six Olympiads annually :
Last year there was an olympiad, International Sports Knowledge Olympiad (ISKO), but its place has been taken by IGKO.
EXAM SCHEDULE 2017-18
Schedule of Olympiad exams for 2017-18 is as under.
Schools may select one date for conducting the Olympiad in their school. Change of date is not permitted. There are separate question paper for different dates. Schools may send registrations by 30 days before chosen date of exam date.
|1ST LEVEL EXAMS|
|OLYMPIAD||DATE 1||DATE 2||DATE 3|
|SOF – IGKO||12th Sept||22nd Sept||10th Oct|
|SOF – IEO||6th Oct||12th Oct||24th Oct|
|SOF – NSO||9th Nov||23rd Nov|
|SOF – IMO||5th Dec||14th Dec|
|SOF – NCO||23rd Jan||30th Jan|
|SOF – ICSO||23rd Jan||30th Jan|
2ND LEVEL EXAMS
- 2nd level exam will be held on 2nd / 3rd Sunday of Feb 2018.
- 2nd level exam will be held for students from classes 3rd to 12th for IEO, NSO & IMO.
- IGKO, ICSO & NCO will be single level exams.
During the academic year 2016-17, over 42800 schools from more than 1400 cities registered and millions of students appeared for the six Olympiad exams. These Olympiads were conducted across 25 countries.
For the academic year 2017-18, SOF will spend over Rs. 15.2 Crores on awards, Scholarships, gifts & felicitations etc.
The following awards will be provided to the winners of Olympiads being held during the academic year 2017-18:
AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS – STUDENTS
- For NSO, IEO & IMO – International & Zonal toppers (in 20 zones) of classes three to twelve, awards will be provided to 2nd level winners.
- For NCO, IGKO & ICSO and class 1 & 2 winners of IEO, NSO & IMO – International & Zonal topper awards will be provided to 1st level winners as these are single level exams.
- Each winner will be entitled to one award for an exam. The winners will be entitled to the higher level award only. For eg,. the international top 3 rank holders will be entitled to awards based on their International ranks. Awards accruing to them for Zonal ranks will be given to the next rank holder. Similarly, school award accruing to a Zonal award winner will be given to the next rank holder.
|AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL|
|1st||Rs.50,000/- Each + Gold Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance||60|
|2nd||Rs.25,000/- Each + Silver Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance||60|
|3rd||Rs.10,000/- Each + Bronze Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance||60|
|AT ZONAL LEVEL|
|1st||Rs5,000/- Each + Gold Medal*+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence||1200|
|2nd||Rs2500/- Each + Silver Medal*+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence||1200|
|3rd||Rs1000/- Each + Bronze Medal*+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence||1200|
|4th to 10th||*Gifts Worth Rs.1000/- + Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Zonal Excellence||8400|
|11th to 25th||*Certificate of Zonal Excellence + Medal of Distinction||18000|