International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) - The complete guide

The International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) is a premier GK competition that is organized annually by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). The event is designed to assess the General knowledge of students from around the world and provide them with an opportunity to showcase their skills. The IGKO is considered one of the most prestigious competitions in the world of G.K, with top performers receiving awards and scholarships.

To help you learn more about the International General Knowledge Olympiad, we have compiled all the essential information about the exam.

IGKO Exam dates

The dates for the upcoming SOF IGKO are as follows. Students are advised to check with their school authorities on their exam schedule.

  • 1st date - 21st September

  • 2nd date - 10th October

IGKO Registration

To participate in the G.K Olympiad, students need to register for the same. The registration process includes filling out the application form and paying the required application fee.

Students need to register for the IGKO exam through their respective schools. Schools across India are registered as IGKO exam centres and can choose the date of the exam according to their comfort. Different question papers are presented each time, regardless of the exam date.

To register, students must be studying in an Indian government-approved school and should not have cleared grade 12 exams. Students of classes 1 to 12 are eligible for the respective Olympiad exams.

To complete the registration process, students need to fill a simple form providing important basic information and pay a nominal fee of INR 125. After submitting the fee and form at their school, the admit card is issued, and the practice workbook is received from SOF.

The admit cards are provided to the teachers in charge a few days before the exam. Once students receive the admit card, they are all set to appear for the olympiad exam. It is advised to register in advance for IGKO in order to avoid any last-minute hassles.

IGKO Syllabus & Exam pattern

Knowing the syllabus is crucial as it gives insights into what topics are covered, question formats, and the overall structure of the IGKO.

To access the latest syllabus and exam pattern as prescribed by the Science Olympiad Foundation - CLICK HERE

IGKO Preparation

Once the registration process is done, the student should refer to our IGKO Prep materials. Preparing with these materials will help you prepare better for the exam and increase your chances of gettinng a top rank.

IGKO Results

To check your IGKO results, follow these steps:

    • Visit the official SOF website

    • Click on the tab for IGKO results

    • Enter your IGKO exam roll number in the format 'SchoolCode-Class-RollNo'

    • Solve the equation and enter the captcha

    • Click on 'View Results'

    • Your IGKO result will appear on the screen

    • Download and save it for future reference

    IGKO Awards / Recognition

    In the previous academic year, SOF spent Rs. 20+ Crores on awards and recognition.

    To know the complete details of the awards/scholarships that would be provided to the winners of the upcoming SOF International General Knowledge Olympiad - CLICK HERE



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