SOF IEO 2018- International English Olympiad Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Dates Available

SOF IEO 2018 - International English Olympiad sofworld.orgअंतर्राष्ट्रीय अंग्रेजी ओलंपियाड (IEO) , also known as International English Olympiad is an international level Olympiad examination organized by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) and British Council (BC) annually across the country. IEO aims the focus on communication and use of English language rather than rote learning and correct grammar only. IEO is an examination for school going students only. IEO 2018 will be held in the month of January, 2018. On this page, you can find detailed information about IEO 2018 Application Form, eligibility, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus and sample papers.

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IEO Application Process

The application process of International English Olympiad (IEO) is managed by the SOF registered schools only. So, there are three cases while applying for IEO 2018:

  1. School is registered with SOF – This makes the application process fairly simple. You just have to submit the IEO 2018 Application Form and IEO Application Fee in order to appear for International English Olympiad Examination 2018.
  2. School is not registered with SOF – In this scenario, there are some extra things to be performed in order to be able to appear for IEO 2018. First, write a mail to requesting the prospectus. The IEO 2018 Registration Form will come along the prospectus. Remember, a minimum of 25 students must be willing to appear for the examination.
  3. Appear in another SOF registered school – You can also appear for IEO 2018 by registering in some nearby SOF registered school. Remember, the school you select will be your centre for IEO Examination 2018.

IEO Application Fee

A nominal participation fee is charged from each student. A part of it will be retained by the school for its expenses as exam centre. You can find the IEO Application Fee details in the prospectus-cum-application-form. Last year, Rs. 75/- was the application fee for International English Olympiad.

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SOF IEO 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for IEO 2018 is as follows.

  • Student must be a citizen of India
  • Student must be studying in a CBSE/ ICSE/ State Board school in class XII or below
  • Student should not be appearing in any other SOF Olympiads for the same year

IEO Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for IEO is designed to focus on communication and use of English language rather than rote learning and correct grammar only. Separate question papers will be prepared for each class.  The IEO Exam Pattern is as follows:

ClassSectionNumber of QuestionsMarks/ QuestionTotal Marks
1 to 4Word and Structure Knowledge30130
Spoken & Written Expression
Achievers Section5210
Grand Total3540
5 to 12Word and Structure Knowledge45145
Spoken & Written Expression
Achievers Section5315
Grand Total5060

International English Olympiad (IEO) Syllabus

Separate question papers will be prepared following CBSE or ICSE or State Board syllabus only. Although, only 90% question paper will be based on the actual syllabus the remaining 10% will focus on communication and real life examples.

IEO Sample Papers

The sample papers listed below are gathered from SOF’s official website only. These sample papers for IEO are based on the exam pattern mentioned above and will give you a brief idea about the level of competition. The links for IEO Sample Papers are given below:

Class 1Class 4Class 7Class 10
Class 2Class 5Class 8Class 11
Class 3Class 6Class 9Class 12
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