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SOF IGKO 2022 Exam | IGKO Exam Date, Full Form, Eligibility Criteria

The International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) was first introduced in the 2017-2018 academic session by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). Its primary purpose is to develop an interest in general knowledge among the students. IGKO is a single level exam that helps students analyze themselves in terms of their general knowledgeability at several levels. Students from classes 1 to 10 can participate in this Olympiad and get away with amazing prizes and awards.

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What is the IGKO Exam?

SOF IGKO full form is International General Knowledge Olympiad. It is a single-level competitive exam where students can lay out their General Knowledge skills in front of a huge audience and win several awards and prizes. Participants are ranked based on their score in the exam from which they can compare themselves at school, zonal, state, national, and international levels.

Tabulated below are the SOF IGKO exam dates and exam highlights.

Name of the exam


IGKO full form

International General Knowledge Olympiad

Parent organization

Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF)

Exam mode


Registration Deadline

30 days before the chosen exam date

SOF IGKO 2022 level 1 exam date 

  • 15th September 2022
  • 11th October 2022

SOF IGKO result

January 2023 (Tentative)

SOF IGKO level 2 exam date

To be announced



Question type

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)


1 hour

IGKO registration fee

INR 125


General Knowledge

Tabulated below is the SOF IGKO exam class-wise timing.




Class 1


9 am to 10 am

Class 2


11 am to 12 Noon

Class 3


1 pm to 2 pm

Class 4


3 pm to 4 pm

Class 5


5 pm to 6 pm

Class 6

9 am to 10 am


Class 7

11 am to 12 Noon


Class 8

1 pm to 2 pm


Class 9

3 pm to 4 pm


Class 10

3 pm to 4 pm


Class 11

5 pm to 6 pm


Class 12

5 pm to 6 pm


IGKO 2022 Eligibility Criteria

IGKO Olympiad is a single level exam completely based on general knowledge. Therefore, there are only a few fundamental obligations that students have to complete to sit in this exam.

Requirements to appear in the International General Knowledge Olympiad are provided below.

  • The candidate must be studying in classes 1 to 10.
  • The student's school must be affiliated with recognized education boards in India like CBSE, ICSE, etc.

IGKO 2022 Registration Process

IGKO Olympiad exam is open for students from classes 1 to 10. Schools can fill their student's IGKO registration at the official website of SOF. There must be a minimum of 10 participants from school to register for the International General Knowledge Olympiad.

Students are required to fill the IGKO 2022 registration form to appear for examinations. SOF Foundation wants students to fill the registration form within the given time frame, and students must do registration under the guidance of the school authority or their parents.

International General Knowledge Olympiad Registration fee

Every student who wants to get registered for IGKO must pay a fee of INR 125 (including GST). Schools may take the additional fees of INR 25 for teachers who are giving them guidance throughout the IGKO exam process.

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IGKO 2022 Admit Card

The SOF general knowledge olympiad hall ticket will be released a week before the exam dates. After that, pupils can get their IGKO Admit card from the respected school coordinator. But students can also download the IGKO admit card on their own from the SOF official website by entering the required details like registration number.

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IGKO 2022 Syllabus

The International General Knowledge Olympiad is performed to develop students' interest in general knowledge. Since its main aim is to target general awareness, students can expect questions from current affairs. Besides, the SOF IGKO syllabus also covers topics from Science, History, Mathematics, etc. It is divided into four sections: general awareness, current affairs, life skills, and achievers.

Details of each section are as follows,

  • General awareness involves questions related to basic knowledge of history, mathematics, geography, etc.
  • Current affairs involve all the knowledge related to recent news.
  • Life skills involve question-related to life (social skills, moral values, teamwork, and communication)
  • The achiever's section involves high-order thinking skills questions from the syllabus of the International General Knowledge Olympiad.

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IGKO 2022 Results

SOF publishes the results of the International General Knowledge Olympiad on its official website every year. Therefore, students who have taken the exam can check their SOF IGKO results from the official website of SOF. In addition, students can also get their results from their school coordinators.

Students who have registered as individual participants have to check their results online only. They have to enter the school code, class, section, roll number, and date of birth to get their result.

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IGKO 2022 Reference Books

To clear the IGKO exam, candidates must regularly read newspapers and magazines or watch the news daily. Science Olympiad Foundation also releases its IGKO sample paper for students to understand the exam pattern better. Students can also refer to the SOF IGKO books and SOF IGKO sample papers to upgrade their preparation to the next level.

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Key Changes in IGKO Exam 2022

The SOF IGKO is open to all students studying in classes 1 to 10. Registration forms and syllabus are provided to schools registered with SOF along with the prospectus. The SOF is a single level exam. The test is conducted in English medium. Even though the exams are set to be conducted in October and November, it depends on the functioning of the schools due to the prevailing pandemic situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  2. Who is the organizer of IGKO?

  3. How to get rank 1 in IGKO?

  4. What does the zonal award in IGKO mean?

  5. What topics are covered in the IGKO achievers section?

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