Facts, Syllabus & Pattern
How to apply
Results and cut-off
How to Prepare for IEO
FAQs on International English Olympiad
For Classes 1st to 4th
For Classes 5th to 12th
As stated earlier, the International English Olympiad only focuses on the English language and hence tests students on these topics:
Word Knowledge, Structure Knowledge, Reading, Spoken Expressions, Written Expressions and Achievers Section.
International English Olympiad an English testing examination that comprises of different questions and markings for each class.
For classes 1 to 4
For classes 5 to 12
If 2 or more students score the same marks, then the rank determination is on the following basis:
The eligibility criteria for International English Olympiad is as given:
Students from class 1 and class 2 are not required to participate in level 2 of this exam and hence, you can check your finalized results after the first level. On the other hand, students not belonging to class 1 and 2 can check their results to find out if they have qualified for level 2.
The cut off marks for this exam are class-wise. In case 1 or more students score the same total marks, the section-wise marks obtained are considered to determine who qualifies for level 2. Weightage for each section is as follows:
Total mark cut-off and section-wise cut off
Solving sample papers and previous year papers is not only advisable, but also mandatory, if you want to stay ahead of the stiff competition in IEO 2018. Solving sample papers will help you prepare for the expected paper and its pattern, while also assisting you in learning efficient time management. You can also assess your own performance by practicing sample papers and judge your level of preparation for IEO 2018.
Practising previous years’ IEO papers is important as it helps you simulate the real exam. Toppr provides you with a complete set of all question banks from previous years which you can practice to sharpen your skills.
Q: When is International English Olympiad exam conducted?
Ans. The International English Olympiad is held during the month of October. It can be conducted on any one of the 3 provided dates.
Q: What is the age wise eligibility to appear for International English Olympiad Exam?
Ans: You should belong to a participating school that is affiliated to either/both/all ICSE, CBSE, State Board to take part in this exam. You should be in any class from 1 to 12. You should have basic English language knowledge.
Q: My school does not want to register for the olympiad but I am eager to write the exam. Can I do it on my own?
Ans: No, unfortunately, the SOF does not encourage individual participation. You have to register and pay for the olympiad through your own participating school, if applicable.
Q: I have already appeared for the olympiads while I was in a lower class. Can I appear again?
Ans: You most certainly can. This will give you an opportunity to improve your previous rankings and if you are successful in doing so, you will be eligible to move onto the level 2 and possibly win prizes and certificates.
Q: My school has already dispatched the registration form and I am left out and want to register myself for the olympiad exam. What should I do?
Ans: You can request your school authorities to send your relevant details and fee immediately to us. We will accept it if it reaches us before the last date of registration (usually 30 days before the exam).
Q: Can I take part in more than 1 olympiad exam?
Ans: Although it is conducted by the same foundation, NCO, NSO, IMO, IEO, ICSO and IGKO are completely different competitions. You can register for all the 6 olympiads in a year.
Q: Are there any special books which the participants can refer to for the IEO preparation?
Ans: In general, NCERT books and other course books prescribed by the CBSE/ICSE/State Boards may be referred to for the preparation. Some of the other books that you can refer to are as follows:
In addition, class 11 and 12 students can refer to various publications like Chemistry Today, Biology Today, Mathematics Today and Physics For You and MTG books contain useful matter for your preparation.
Q: How does a student benefit by taking the olympiad exams?
Ans: You are ranked on the basis of marks obtained by you. Hence, after taking the first level of the test, you can judge yourself academically at 4 different levels - within the school, at the city level, at the state level and at an international level.
Q: What is an SPR?
Ans: SPR is the short form of Student Performance Report. This Student Performance Report (SPR) analyses the strong and weak areas of the student and also gives a detailed performance comparison of the student. Analysis of the student’s past 6 years performance is also provided.