What is Olympiad Exam?

Academic Olympiad exams are organized (by any Private organization or Government Organization) to encourage the students in various subjects such as Language Exams, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Junior Science and Astronomy.

Participating in Olympiad Exams at the National or International level is considered a tremendous academic accomplishment for a student and is deemed to be valuable worldwide.

The winners of National Olympiad exams get a chance to represent India at the international Level, various scholarships as well as several other opportunities such as to research, study and train themselves for a brighter future in an area related to their specific subject will be provided.


Olympiad Exams

Why are Olympiad Exams Important?

  • An Olympiad aims to provide a unique competitive platform and identify young geniuses and create a talent pool for the future.

  • Olympiad Exam is not just an exam they do a lot more to bring out the best in a Student. Giving at least one Olympiads Exam motivates students to strive for better.

  • A rank in Olympiad Exam will develop a sense of confidence and motivates the students and their parents as well. These olympiads help parents in identifying the real talent and interest of their child.

  • Olympiad Exam problems are being tricky and more conceptual help students understand the topic well. This ultimately improves routine class results.

  • These Olympiad exams help to cultivate a kind of analytical thinking in the children which are very helpful in an examination such as IIT-JEE or any other high-level competitive entrance exam.

  • Olympiads Exam not only improves logical thinking but also gives a career path to young minds.

  • Olympiad Exams will always help you to Learn, Assess and Improve.

  • Olympiad Exams help School students to test their conceptual understanding, Logical thinking and potential of reasoning.

  • Olympiad exams not only enhances logical thinking and brains faster working but also give a career-oriented path to young students.

  • Olympiad Exams as conducted by various government and private foundation where even primary students can show their talent at International, national, or state level.

  • India does not perform very well in the international Olympiad Exams and the reason behind is that students do not have much exposure when it comes to competitive exams in schools. They are talented but are not aware of the skills required to take the Olympiad exams. Hence, taking Olympiads exams since the younger stage inculcates the habit of taking the challenge.

  • Olympiad exams not only tests the basic subjects taught in school; these also enhance the analytical reasoning ability in a child. It increases the thinking capacity, problem-solving skills, confidence and hence helps in an all over the development of a child at a young stage.

List of Olympiads Conducted in India:

You will find out the list of most critical Competitive Exams/Olympiad Exams for school students below. Here is the list of National and International Olympiads Exams.

  1. SOF Olympiad Exams

  2. Unified Council Olympiad Exams

  3. ASSET Olympiad Exams

  4. TERIIN Olympiad Exams

  5. Silver Zone Olympiad Exams

  6. EduHeal Olympiad Exams

  7. HummingBird Olympiad Exams

  8. IAIS Olympiad Exams

  9. HBCSE

  10. KVPY

  11. NOF

  12. SEAMO

  13. NMMS

  14. NTSE

  15. Technothlon

1. Science Olympiad Foundation:

  • SOF is an Educational and private Organization popularizing healthy academic competition and assisting the development of competitive spirit among school students. SOF Organization was established by leading academicians, scientists, and media personalities to promote Science, Mathematics, Computer Education, Language, General Knowledge, and professional courses.

  • Science Olympiad Foundation has been striving for close to 25 years to develop scientific and researcher attitude among students through innovative activities and use of IT in the learning process that involves school across the globe.

2. Unified Council:

  • It was established in 1998 by eminent personalities from various fields, including many academicians of international repute.

  • Since the Council's starting years, Unified Council had tried to put together a team of individuals from the field of education in an endeavor to make the younger generation fundamentally stronger, sharper and to nourish their brains for challenging future.

  • The Unified Council board consists of a group of experienced teachers and professionals who have had intense involvement in the field of education. Their hands-on and real-life experience helps the team to create and implement legit solutions that are based on the actual needs of schools and teachers.

  • These solutions are based on the firm foundation of the curriculum and educational research.


  • ASSET Olympiad Exam is a scientifically designed test which benchmarks a students performance will help everyone else who has attempted the exam and gives students a report of their strengths and weaknesses. Rather than testing their memory or their ability to remember formulas and definitions ASSET tries to get students to apply these concepts in various hypothetical situations where a student's higher order thinking skills are tested.

  • ASSET also provides two other reports for the teacher (of the particular subject) as well as the management with instructions on where all the students lack and how to work on these weaknesses and make them understand concepts better.


  • TERIIN is an independent, multi-dimensional Foundation, with capabilities in research, policy, consultancy, and implementation.

  • TERI act as innovators and agents of change in the energy, environment, climate change and sustainability space, having pioneered conversations for making it a better place to live in and action in these areas for over four decades.

TERIIN Olympiad

5. SilverZone Olympiads:

Silver Zone Olympiad Exam is a series of Olympiad Exams/Competitive examinations held at school levels in the National and International spheres.

  • The SilverZone Foundation conducts SilverZone Olympiads Exams. The SilverZone Foundation is an NGO that is purely dedicated to improve and promote competitive spirit awareness of academics among school students in India and abroad.

  • This SilverZone (Non-Profit Organization) is registered with XXI 18760 under the registration rule of the Delhi Government. The SilverZone organization achieves its goal by organizing and conducting International Olympiads Exams.

  • Outstanding performance in the Olympiad Exams by Students are identified based on merit and are given recognition in the form of Certificates, Medals, Trophies, and Prizes.

6. EduHeal Foundation:

EduHeal Foundation helps identify the most talented students across the country. It does so by using three levels of Olympiad exams to filter the elite. The three levels measure the student's intellect and select them for the next round. The final level is a sponsored program by world-class institutions and organizations around the world which exposes students to research in each domain. People working in various fields also mentor there.

  • EduHeal also conducts online Olympiad Exams along with paper-based tests. The paper-based Olympiad Exams are limited for the first round (some olympiad exams are undertaken only online), and the Level-2 exam will be conducted exclusively online at more than 200+ computer centres/1000+ school computer centers around the world.

  • EduHeal provides students who have crossed specific criteria to visit ISRO and Bombay Stock Exchange to meet with eminent personalities and also to be a part of national workshops.

  • All successful students (100%) get the coveted EHF certificate (useful during college admissions), and 33% of top rankers receive the medals. Level 2 merit students will win tablets, laptops, scholarships & more.

  • Level 3 students will win fabulous prizes given by the sponsor. The certificate will carry the logo of the iconic BSE (in case of the BIFO Olympiad Exam) and the prestigious ISRO (in case of NSSO Olympiad Exam), making these certificates invaluable.

7. Humming Bird Education:

HummingBird is one of India’s top brands in education. With a highly experienced board of directors and a team of advisors consisting of leading academicians & educators all over the globe, Hummingbird Education’s goal is to transform the school level education by developing the competitive spirit among individuals.

  • By making students develop the right attitude while enhancing their logical, analytical, and problem-solving skills, Humming Bird Education is doing it’s best to create the leaders of the future.

  • Humming Bird has increased its franchise and spread to the district level as well.

  • Hummingbird is now conducting the Olympiad Exams in Hindi and Tamil along with English and has received a positive response leading it to announce that it will try to hold the Olympiad Exam in most regional languages possible from 2019 session.

  • Humming Bird was started in 2010 and offered three Olympiads for students to choose from. Over the years it has added eight more exams to provide a total of twelve Olympiad Exams with the most recent addition being the SpellB Olympiad.

8. International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS):

IAIS is an internationally conducted examination customized for students of primary and secondary school.

  • This Olympiad Exam is overseen by Educational Assessments Australia (EEA), a part of UNSW Global.

  • Australia’s leading research and teaching universities which own UNSW Global and is responsible for the development of ICAS are University of New South Wales.

  • ICAS administers these exams in over 20 countries across the world.


  • The idea of the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) started in the late 1960s when some scientists at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) decided to improve the quality of science taught in India.

  • The program started with these scientists teaching students in Mumbai and a few places in rural Madhya Pradesh.

  • That idea grew to become HBCSE in 1974, which is supported by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). HBCSE works on the improvement of science and mathematics education and to bring out quality education material.

  • At present, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) is a National Centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. To reach its goal, HBCSE does several interrelated activities. They are:

    • Research and Development

    • Teacher Education and Science Popularisation

    • Olympiad Exams, NIUS, and other Students' Nurture Programmes.

10. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY):

  • KVPY is an on-going National fellowship Program in Basic Sciences which is initiated and funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract highly motivated students for pursuing basic science degree courses and research careers in science and Mathematics subject.

  • The objective of the KVPY program is to identify talented students with an aptitude for research and help them to realize their academic potential also to encourage them to take up research careers in the Science field and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

11. National Olympiad Foundation (NOF):

National Olympia Foundation constitutes docking of academic talent and social entrepreneurship helping the ability to come out from the walls of the classroom.

  • National Olympiad Foundation conducts one of its own GLOBAL talent search exams where the resources are utilized for students in need who are ignorant about education.

  • NOF has its extensive features which are not undermined by any of the other organization in India, e.g., NOF is first to introduce Olympiad Exams in Commerce, GK & Biology. NOF acts as a bookmark to benchmark.

  • NOF is an organization of academic examination conducted across the country. An exclusive body of academicians of national and international fame prepares all the questions for the exam.

12. Southeast Asian Mathematics Olympiad (SEAMO):

SEAMO was introduced in 2016, serving both Primary and Secondary schools in Southeast Asian countries.

  • This Olympiad Exam provides a realistic & neutral perspective to each student on their ability & skills; aims at promoting excellence in every sphere of school learning.

  • It presents a common platform that assesses the problem-solving ability of a student by compelling them to think deeply. Encourages students to develop Logical & Analytical Thinking ability.

13. NMMS

NMMS is the Scholarship exam that is conducted in every state.

  • The Government Sponsored Scheme “National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS)” was first launched in May 2008.

  • The objective of the NMMS scheme is to award scholarships to meritorious students of economically weaker sections to arrest their drop out of class VIII and encourage them to continue studying at the secondary stage.

  • Scholarship of Rs. 12,000/- per annum (Rs.1000/- per month) is awarded to selected students every year to study in classes from IX to XII in State Government Schools.

14. NTSE

  • The Government of India established the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in the year 1961 to bring about qualitative improvement in school education in the country.

  • The council started several programs towards its vision, and one such program was the identifications and the nurturing of talented students and was called the National Science Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS).

15. Technothlon

Technothlon is a competition conducted for school students internationally by the student body of IIT Guwahati. Starting with a group of students in a small room in 2004 to “Inspire Young Minds.” The competition started with students in the city of Guwahati and has expanded to more than 400 cities in the past 14 years with various centers abroad.

The championship is conducted in two rounds:

  1. Prelims: Prelim is a written exam which is done all over India in multiple schools in July.

  2. Mains: Mains is a competition where teams participate in different events conducted in Techniche, the Techno-Management festival of IIT Guwahati.

Upcoming Olympiad Exams Dates

SOF Olympiad Exams Details 2019

SOF foundation (non-profit Organisation) conducts Mathematics, Science, Computer, and Sports Knowledge Olympiad exams. Below mentioned are the Dates of Upcoming SOF Olympiad Exams. 

SOF Exam Details 2019

SOF 2019 Exam Dates


1st Level Exam

2nd level Exam


Friday 6th Sep 2019

Thursday 26th Sep 2019

Single Level Exam


Tuesday 15th Oct 2019

Tuesday 5th Nov 2019

2nd & 3rd Sunday of Feb 2020


Monday 11th Nov 2019

Thursday 21st Nov 2019

2nd & 3rd Sunday of Feb 2020


Thursday 5th Dec 2019

Tuesday 17th Dec 2019

2nd & 3rd Sunday of Feb 2020


Thursday 28th Nov 2019

Thursday 19th Dec 2019

Single Level Exam

Unified Council Olympiad Exams 2019 Details:

Unified Council realizes that mastery of fundamentals is essential for students and needs to focus on strengthing their basics. With strong basics and excellent higher order thinking skills, students will be capable of facing the competitive world with ease after completing his/her education. Fasten your seat belts we are about to deep dive into Unified Council Olympiad Exam Dates 2019. 

Unified Council 2019 Exam Dates

Unified Olympiad Exams Dates

Unified Cyber Olympiad (UCO)

17th September 2019 & 01st October 2019

Unified International English Olympiad (UIEO)

18th October 2019 & 8th November 2019

National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE)

4th December 2019 & 15th December 2019

Unified International Mathematics Olympiad (UIMO)

28th January 2020

Silver Zone Olympiad Exams Details 2019:

Silver Zone Olympiad Exam is a series of competitive examinations held at school levels in the National and International spheres. Start preparing for the Olympiad Exams by taking Silver Zone Olympiad Exam Dates mentioned as a reference. 

Silver Zone 2019 Exam Dates

Silver Zone Olympiad Exams Dates

International Informatics Olympiad (IIO)

5th November & 4th December 2019

International Olympiad of Mathematics (IOM)

13th November & 13th December 2019

International Olympiad of Science (IOS)

29th November & 19th December 2019

International Olympiad of English Language (IOEL)

06th November & 06th December 2019

Smart Kid General Knowledge Olympiad (SKGKO)

08th November & 10th December 2019

International Talent Hunt Olympiad (ITHO)

22nd November 2019 & 22nd January 2020

International Reasoning & Aptitude Olympiad (IRAO)

29th November 2019 & 24th January 2020

International French Language Olympiad (IFLO)

27th November 2019 & 28th January 2020

EduHeal Foundation Olympiad Exams 2019 Details:

EduHeal Foundation is the only official Indian partner of Google and is spearheading the Google Science Fair initiative into Indian schools. It has also partnered with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Institute for promoting financial literacy. Test your luck with EduHeal Olympiad Exams and get the prestige Google and BSE Official logo on your Report Card. 

EduHeal 2019 Olympiad Exam Dates

Eduheal Olympiad Exams Dates

International Cyber Olympiad (ICO)

July 2019 to January 2020

National Interactive Math Olympiad (NIMO)

20th November 2019

National Interactive Science Olympiad (NISO)

19th December 2019

International English Olympiad (IEO - Eduheal)

18th October 2019

International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGO)

17th January 2020

HummingBird Olympiad Exams 2019 Details:

HummingBird has started offering its services in schools of 4 countries outside India and became internationally recognized. Give Humming Bird Olympiad and get Internationally recognized. Find out the HummingBird 2019 Olympiad Exam dates below.  

HummingBird Olympiad 2019 Test Dates

Hummingbird Olympiad Exams Dates 

Hummingbird Mathematics Olympiad (HMO)

16th November, 4th December 2019

Hummingbird Science Olympiad (HSO)

18th November, 5th December 2018

Hummingbird English Olympiad (HEO)

22nd November, 9th December 2019

Hummingbird Cyber Olympiad (HCO)

20th November, 7th December 2019

Hummingbird General Knowledge Olympiad (HGO)

26th November, 7th December 2019

HBCSE Olympiad Exams Details 2019:

HBCSE partners with multiple other government organizations to select the best and the brightest in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy and junior science from the Olympiad Exams. These few students (4-8 students) are then sent along with teachers to compete in respective international Olympiads Exams and to represent their country at that stage. Prepare for the HBCSE Olympiad Exams and serve your nation at the international level. 

HBCSE 2019 Exam Dates

HBCSE Olympiad Exams Dates


Starting date

Ending Date


IMO 2019

Thursday, 11th July

Monday, 22nd July

Bath, United Kingdom

IPhO 2019

Sunday, 7th July

Monday, 15th July

Tel Aviv, Israel

IChO 2019

Sunday, 21st July

Tuesday, 30th July

Paris, France

IBO 2019

Sunday, 14th July

Sunday, 21st July

Szeged, Hungary

IAAO 2019

Friday, 2nd August

Saturday, 10th August

Keszthely, Hungary

IJSO 2019

Tuesday, 3rd December

Thursday, 12th December

Doha, Qatar

Olympiad Exam FAQ's

1. What is Olympiad Exam?

Olympiad Exams are school level competitive exams based on the school syllabus which are conducted by various independent (Government and private organization)

2. What are the benefits of Olympiad Exams?

  • Test the Understanding of Concept

  • Develops Analytics and Problem-solving Skills

  • Improves Academic Performance

  • Stepping Stone for future competitive exam

3. How to Prepare for the Various Olympiad Exams?

Almost all Olympiad exams are conducted on a similar syllabus that is taught at school. No reference books are required for the preparation of Olympiad exams. Students just have to be clear with all the subject basics and concepts. The problems asked in the Olympiad exams are very different from what students learn in the school. Questions are trickier and conceptual based which require the students to have a wide thought process to solve the variety of problems based on logic and concepts.

4. How to Participate in Olympiad Exams?

A prospectus containing the registration forms of all exams conducted by the respected foundation will be sent to all schools registered with that particular foundation. Schools that are not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail to that Olympiad conducting foundation.

5. What is the use of Olympiad Exams?

  • Improves reasoning ability

  • Gain additional knowledge

  • Build confidence in the student

  • Provides a big platform

6. Who conducts Olympiad Exams?

There are many Olympiad Exams which are conducted every year across the globe. Below mentioned are the Organization which conducted the Various Olympiad Exams:

  • SOF 

  • Unified Council

  • Silver Zone

  • Humming Bird Foundation



  • TERIIN Olympiad

  • EduHeal Foundation

  • IAIS Foundation

  • Technothlon


  • NOF

7. What are the Topics in which Olympiad Exams are Conducted?

  • Computer science/ Cyber/ Digital Technology

  • Language (English/Hindi/French/Regional Language)

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • General Knowledge

8. How do I download Olympiad Exams admit card?

Either go to the official website of the Olympiad exam conducting foundation to download the Official Olympiad admit card or it will be mailed to the respected school authorities. (i.e students can ask their resected school authorities to provide Olympiad Exams, Admit Card)

9. What is Olympiad syllabus?

Olympiad Exams Syllabus will be the school syllabus (i.e syllabus of the board with which school is affiliated with be it CBSE, ICSE, or any other state board)

10. How to prepare for Olympiad Exams?

  • Understand the pattern of Olympiad Exams

  • Understand the standard of questions asked in the Olympiad Exams

  • Know the relevant reference books for different Olympiad exams.

  • Consider your syllabus books as a primary source for preparation.

11. We have less than 10 students in our school who are interested to take part in a SOF IGKO Olympiad Exam. Can we still enroll for the test?

For less than 10 students in a school, it is not viable for the Foundation to hold the IGKO Olympiad Exams. Hence at least 10 students should be enrolled from a school so that a school becomes a center. 

12. Can I take part in more than one Olympiad exams?

Yes, Students can take part in more than one Olympiad Exams. Although conducted by the same Foundation, NCO, NSO, IMO, IEO, IGKO & ICO are entirely different competitions. Students can register for all the Olympiads Exams in a year as per class eligibility.

13. When are the results of the Olympiad Exams declared?

Results of the Olympiad Exams are declared within eight weeks of each examination. The results will be sent to the concerned schools. The Olympiad results are also made available on the individual Organization website. 

14. I have already appeared for the Olympiad Exams while I was in a lower class? Can I give Olympiad Exams again?

Certainly. This will allow you to improve your previous Olympiad Exams rankings, and if you are successful in doing so, you will again be eligible for certificates and prizes. 

15. Can I skip any questions during the test?

Yes, But many Olympiad exams do not carry negative marks. In that case, try to avoid skipping questions.