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IESO 2018

IESO 2018: International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) was founded by International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO). IESO is an annual competition examination for secondary school students. IESO 2018 aims to encourage student’s interest and public awareness in Earth Science and to enhance Earth Science teaching/learning at the school level. The Geological Society of India is the authority responsible for selecting the team for International Earth Science Olympiad 2018. In this post, we will provide detailed information on IESO 2018 Application Form, eligibility, syllabus and selection procedure.

Latest Update: The last date for the submission of the form is 10th January 2018. The exam will be conducted on 21st January 2018.

IESO Application Form, Eligibility, Selection Process Check Here

IESO 2018 Application Form

IESO Application Form has released on the official website of the authority. The application form of IESO 2018 was available for a month on the website. At the first stage of IESO, a modest fee of Rs. 100 is charged. Interested candidates can download the IESO Application Form Online by following these simple steps:

  • Visit the official website of the authority at
  • Click on “Application form of IESO 2018” link in the announcements section of the home page.
  • Application form will be downloaded in PDF a file.
  • Now take a print out and fill the application form carefully.

To complete the IESO Application Process, give the filled application form to the Principal of your school with a Demand Draft of Rs. 100/- in favour of the In-Charge of the Test Centre where you will to give the IESO entrance test.

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IESO Eligibility Criteria

IESO Eligibility is already there on the website of the authority. It is available in a pdf format to download. You can also check your eligibility here, IESO Eligibility Criteria is written below:

  • A student must be native to India.
  • A Student must be studying in class 9th/ 10th/ 11th/ 12th in the month of September, 2018.
  • The age of the student should not be more than 18 years.

Participating student shall ensure that the eligibility criteria is strictly followed. If it is found subsequently that a student do not meet the eligibility criteria, he/she will discard from the process and will never be allowed to attempt IESO 2018 again.

IESO Exam Syllabus

The questions in IESO Examination cover the topics from Geosphere, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere and Astronomy. Syllabus for IESO 2018 is available in details at the website of the authority. You can either download it from the website or check the PDF below.

IESO Exam Details

Exam Name: International Earth Science Olympiad

Organized By: Geological Society of India, Bangalore

Applicable For: Students of class 9th/ 10th/ 11th/ 12th

Status: Waiting for training schedule


IESO 2018 Exam Pattern

The IESO 2018 Entrance Test will contain objective type questions. The time duration of IESO Entrance Test will be 1.5 hour(s). The medium of the test will be English. The list of topics to prepare for the entrance test are given in the table below:


• Minerals & Rocks• Tectonic Plates & Seismology
• Historical Geology• Physical Geography


• Observational Astronomy• Earth in Solar System
• Introduction to Solar System• Space Science


• Basics & Energy of the Atmosphere• Air Pressure & Motion
• Moisture, Clouds & Precipitation• Weather System & Patterns


• Hydrography• Tide
• Current• Wave

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IESO Selection Procedure

The International Earth Science Olympiad follows a four-stage procedure:

Stage-1: National Level Entrance Test (ET) – IESO Entrance Test is conducted in the month of January every year. IESO entrance test was conducted on 22nd January, 2017. The duration of the entrance test was 1.5 hour consisting objective type questions only. The medium of the test is English. Top 20 students are selected for next phase i.e. Training Camp.

Stage-2: Training Camp and the National Earth Science Olympiad (INESO) – The training camp, about 18 days duration, will be conducted at university/research institution usually in the month of May/June. After the IESO Training camp, a test will be conducted and top 4 will represent India in International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO).

Stage-3: Pre-Departure Training – The selected students will undergo another round of training before departure. They will be guided by their Mentors and Team Leaders. The IESO training will be at Geological Society of India, Bangalore.

Stage-4: Participation in the International Earth Science Olympiad – The selected team will fly to the hosting country for IESO 2018 guided by their mentors and observers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1. When is the IESO 2018 Entrance Test?

Answer: The IESO 2018 entrance test will be conducted 21st January 2018.

Question 2. What is the application fee for IESO 2018?

Answer: The application fee for IESO 2018 is Rs. 100/- only.

Question 3. What is the prize money for IESO Entrance Test?

Answer: Top 20 students will get merit certificates and cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-

Question 4. What is the schedule for IESO 2018?

Answer: The schedule for IESO 2018 has been published by the authority. We have updated it in the abouve mentioned article.

If you have any other query then put it in the comment box at the end of the post and we will response you as soon as possible.

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  1. I am a student of standard 10 for the session 2017-2018 …
    In which year I will be eligible for ieso entrance test?? And can I give it in standard 10 before April 2018?

    • Hi Abhishek,
      You are eligible for IESO 2018. Yes, you can apply for the IESO Entrance Test 2018. The application form has not been released yet. Don’t worry as the links will be updated here as soon as the application form is released.


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