Olympiads are pre-graduation or school level competitive exams. Olympiads or we can Olympiad exams provide a common platform to school students to judge their skills on bigger forums and are tougher as compared to regular school exams. Olympiads help students in improving their understanding of concepts and help in achieving overall academic excellence.
Olympiads are conducted at different levels like cities, states, national and international levels. Students who have similar educational standards compete at these levels. Olympiads are not only meant for rewarding talent but they also help students in analyzing and improving their weak areas in academics. Olympiads in way expose students to the competitive world which are they have to face after the schools in a controlled manner. Olympiads give a true assessment of one's knowledge, help in identifying weak areas and ultimately result in academic development and augmentation. Olympiads also help students to develop reasoning and logical thinking at an early stage.
Olympiad exams are conducted by a number of non-profit organizations:
ITO: Indian Talent Olympiad or ITO is a fast-growing Olympiad conducting organization and it is being fast adopted by Schools and Students for its quality and outreach. Following Olympiads are conducted by ITO:
SOF: Science Olympiad Foundation or SOF is considered one of the major players in the field of Olympiads. Some of the famous Olympiads conducted by SOF are:
National Science Olympiad (NSO)
National Cyber Olympiad (NCO)
International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)
International English Olympiad (IEO)
International Company Secretaries Olympiad (ICSO)
International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)
FAQs on Olympiads exams in India:
Q.1 Every day we come across lots of Olympiads Exams. How can we identify which are the real ones?
Ans. As Olympiad exams have gained popularity among parents many new Olympiads have cropped up. Every day, we at Olympiad Genius face these questions from parents about if this particular Olympiad is genuine? How are we going to benefit from this Olympiad? Whether my kid should participate in this Olympiad or not?
Well, the answers to all these questions lie in doing background checks.
Q.2 How Olympiad online study materials help for the preparation of Olympiad exams?
Ans: Olympiad exams are national and international competitions that bring together students from different schools. It is a platform, where students are judged on their caliber, strengths and understanding of topics. Online study materials provided by Olympiad Genius have a detailed explanation of topics taught in class. The subjects for which students can refer to online resources by Olympiad Genius are Mathematics, English and Science. These online olympiad subscriptions are rich with content, improvement plans, adaptive tests, sample papers based on previous year’s question papers, and other selective tests. Students who study topics from these online resources are sure to have a sound grip on subjects taught in class.
Q.3 How to prepare for Olympiad exams?
Ans: Parents often worry that Olympiad exams are troublesome due to its level of difficulty. However, if students are given the right training, preparation becomes easy. Indian Talent Olympiad offers comprehensive workbooks in 8 subjects of Olympiads. The workbooks are available for International Science Olympiad (ISO), International Maths Olympiad (IMO), English International Olympiad (EIO), General Knowledge International Olympiad (GKIO), International Computer Olympiad (ICO), International Drawing Olympiad (IDO), National Essay Olympiad (NESO), and National Social Studies Olympiad (NSSO). Workbooks along with previous year’s question papers are available for all these subjects. These books consist of chapter-wise, multiple-choice questions, with answers and explanations to all questions. Students can use these books to prepare not only for Olympiad exams but also for attempting their school level exams. Olympiad Genius is an online platform that provides online study material, topic-wise question banks and sample papers for Olympiad exams.
Now students can buy both Olympiad Genius online subscription and ITO workbooks + ITO previous year papers from Olympiad Genius.
Q.4 What are the best Olympiad exams students can attempt?
Ans: Attempting an Olympiad exam depends on the interest of the student in the subject. At times, students attempt Olympiads, only to check their aptitude. Students who love to play with numbers or want to improve their mathematical skills must attempt the International Maths Olympiad (IMO). Those with an experimental mind must opt for International Science Olympiad (ISO). Others who like to play with words and want to improve their language skills can attempt the English International Olympiad (EIO). The International Computer Olympiad (ICO) is for students to advance their knowledge of technology. Art lovers can try their luck with International Drawing Olympiad (IDO) and improve their creativity. The General Knowledge International Olympiad (GKIO), is mostly preferred by the majority of students. This exam helps students to keep a tab on things happening in day-to-day life. The National Essay Olympiad (NESO), is beneficial to students to develop exceptional writing skills. These exams allow them to explore topics of their choice and write their heart out. The National Social Studies Olympiad (NSSO), assists students to master topics in history, geography and civics. These are some of the best Olympiad exams students can attempt from the Indian Talent Olympiad. Students can register for test series even on Olympiad Genius.
Q.5 What is the schedule of online tests, conducted by Indian Talent Olympiad (ITO)?
Ans: The online test series are online exams conducted every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. These tests can be attempted from any smartphone or tablet. To enroll, students can go to the registration section in our Olympiad Genius website, select the preferred subject/ subjects and enroll for the same. Some of the key highlights of the test include audio and video recording, image capture, and eyeball recognition. This is to ensure 100% transparency of the test. The test can be attempted anytime between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The questions get shuffled each time a new child logs into the portal of an online test.
Q.6 How to register for an online Olympiad?
Ans: To register for online Olympiad exams, conducted by the Indian Talent Olympiad, students can register on Olympiad Genius. The webpage would take them to the student test login section. They can register by filling an online form that consists of student details such as student name, email ID, phone number, password, class, school name, address, city, state and pin code. Check on the box ‘I agree to the Terms & Conditions set by Indian Talent Olympiad’. Students will then be taken to the payment gateway, to enroll for online test series and get started. The registration is simple and is open to all students from class 1 to class 10.
Q.7 Can individual students take part in an online Olympiad?
Ans. Yes, absolutely. Individual participants are more than welcome to enroll themselves in subjects of their choice for Olympiads. Even if the child’s respective school is not registered with ITO, interested children can opt to attempt online test series and even the final exam.
Q.8 How to buy books to prepare for Olympiads?
Ans: Olympiad books are offered by the Indian Talent Olympiad, one of the leading Olympiad organizations in the country. These can be purchased online from Olympiad Genius. The books are couriered to students within a stipulated period. All workbooks provide comprehensive knowledge on different topics. It helps students to refer to tricky questions. It increases their analytical thinking. For more details, visit the workbook page on our website.
Q.9 How do I get ready for Olympiad exams?
Ans: Practice is the key to success. However, participants must ensure that students are practicing in the right direction. Students can refer to online study material provided by Olympiad Genius. They can also buy workbooks and previous year’s question papers from Olympiad Genius or Indian Talent Olympiad. To get ready for Olympiads, students must be thorough with syllabus, exam pattern, type of questions and prepare quick notes for revision. It is important for students to prepare a study schedule and stick to it every day. A detailed understanding of fundamentals is imperative. Students are encouraged to solve as many as possible previous year’s question papers. These can be by bought from Olympiad Genius. A good grasp of questions is required to fare well in these exams.
Q.10 What is the exam schedule of Olympiads?
Ans: Olympiad test series are conducted every 2nd and 4th Saturday. These are online tests that provide immense practice before the final exam. These exams can be taken from any smartphone or tablet from students’ homes.
The annual school Olympiad exams are scheduled in two slots. The first being December 2020 and the second being January 2021. Students can choose any of the slots as per their convenience.
Q.11 What is the fee structure for the Olympiad exam? How do I pay the fees?
Ans. The fee structure for online test series starts with a minimum of Rs.100. Students can pay this from the Olympiad Genius registration section. Students must register themselves on the portal beforehand. The best part about getting children enrolled with the Indian Talent Olympiad is that the exam fee for all classes, namely class 1 to 10 remains the same.
The fees for annual school Olympiad for any subject is Rs.150. So, no matter which subject the child chooses, or which class the child studies in, he/she has to pay only Rs. 150 to enroll for the annual Olympiad. These fees can be paid using the payment gateway on the website of Olympiad Genius or Indian Talent Olympiad.
Q.12 Can I apply for Olympiad exams through Olympiad Genius?
Ans: Yes. Olympiad Genius is a partner company of the Indian Talent Olympiad. It provides access to online study material, workbooks and question paper sets that can be bought from Olympiad Genius. The test is conducted by ITO. Interested students can apply to participate in Olympiads through Olympiad Genius.
Q.13 What is the criteria of Olympiad exams?
Ans: Olympiad exams are open to all students from class 1 to class 10. It caters to all boards namely, State board, CBSE and ICSE boards respectively. There is no requirement for minimum marks to get enrolled for these exams. Thus, there is no specific criteria set by the organization. It welcomes all interested students with open arms and gives them wings to fly. Participants are ranked on the marks they obtain. Olympiad exams help students to identify their strengths and weaknesses.
Q.14 Who conducts Drawing and Essay Olympiad?
Ans: Indian Talent Olympiad is the only organization in the country that conducts International Drawing Olympiad (IDO) and National Essay Olympiad (NESO) for students from class 1 to class 10. The syllabus of this exam varies from one class to the other. Students participating in the International Drawing Olympiad (IDO) exam are judged on their creativity, originality and sketching skills. The use of colors and imagination also plays a crucial role in this exam. To participate in this exam, you can either contact the Indian Talent Olympiad or apply through Olympiad Genius. Indian Talent Olympiad provides workbooks even for this exam. It tests the soft-skills of students. The books are created by exponents in the art field. The weekly online test series is available for drawing exam as well. Here, students are given different topics for different tests. The platform on which the test is conducted captures live video and audio recordings. It is compulsory for students to showcase their talent in front of the smartphone while participating in the online exam. Participants of the National Essay Olympiad (NESO) are judged on their creativity and writing skills. They are given several topics depending on their class. Originality, good choice of words and interesting write-ups are expected from all participants. This exam helps students to develop writing skills from a young age.