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SOF IGKO 2023 Exam | IGKO Exam Date, Full Form, Eligibility Criteria

The International General Knowledge Olympiad was scheduled to be conducted on Sep 21, 2023 and Oct 10, 2023. The primary purpose of the SOF IGKO 2023 exam is to develop an interest in general knowledge among the students. It is a single-level exam that helps students analyze themselves in terms of their general knowledge at several levels.

The SOF IGKO 2023 exam was first introduced in the 2017-2018 academic session by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). Students from classes 1 to 12 can participate in this Olympiad and win amazing prizes and awards which is one of the many Benefits of Participating in IGKO Olympiad.

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SOF IGKO 2023 Highlights

SOF IGKO 2023 is a single-level competitive exam where students can lay out their General Knowledge skills in front of a huge audience to win several awards and prizes. Moreover, the participants are ranked based on their scores in the exam from which they can compare themselves at school, zonal, state, national, and international levels.

IGKO 2023 Highlights have been tabulated below.

IGKO 2023 Highlights
Name of the exam SOF IGKO
IGKO full form International General Knowledge Olympiad
Parent organization Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF)
Exam mode Online
Registration Deadline 30 days before the chosen exam date
SOF IGKO 2023 level 1 exam date  Sep 21, 2023Oct 10, 2023
SOF IGKO result January 2023 (Tentative)
SOF IGKO level 2 exam date To be announced
Frequency Yearly
Question type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Duration 1 hour
IGKO registration fee INR 125
Language General Knowledge

SOF IGKO 2023 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 for this exam.

The IGKO Olympiad eligibility criteria requirements are mentioned below. 

  • The candidate must be studying in classes 1 to 12.
  • The student's school must be affiliated with recognized education boards in India like CBSE, ICSE and more.

SOF IGKO 2023 Registration Process

The IGKO Olympiad exam is open for students from classes 1 to 12. Schools can fill out 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 out the SOF IGKO 2023 registration form to appear for examinations. SOF Foundation wants students to fill out the registration form within the given time frame, and students must register under the guidance of the school authority or their parents.

International General Knowledge Olympiad Registration fee

Students are required to pay the SOF IGKO 2023 registration fee of INR 125 (including GST). In addition, they may take the additional fees of INR 25 for teachers who are giving them guidance throughout the IGKO exam process.

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SOF IGKO 2023 Admit Card

The SOF IGKO 2023 general knowledge olympiad hall ticket will be released a week before the exam dates. After that, students can get their SOF IGKO 2023 Admit card from the respected school coordinator. Further, students can download the IGKO admit card on their own from the SOF official website by entering the required details and registration number.

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SOF IGKO 2023 Exam Timing

The SOF IGKO 2023 exam helps instill an appreciation for general knowledge and current affairs in young students. This competitive exam is available for any student from classes 1-12. 

It is important for the students to appear at the SOF IGKO Exam Centers during the right timings as given below.

SOF IGKO 2023 exam timings have been tabulated below.

Classes Saturday Sunday
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 -

SOF IGKO 2023 Exam Pattern

IGKO Exam Pattern for classes 1-4 has been tabulated below.

Section No. of Questions Marks per Question SOF IGKO 2023 Total Marks
General Awareness 20 1 20
Current Affairs 5 1 5
Life Skills 5 1 5
Achievers Section 5 2 10
Total 35   50

IGKO Exam Pattern for classes 5-12 has been tabulated below.

Section No. of Questions Marks per Question SOF IGKO 2023 Total Marks
General Awareness 30 1 30
Current Affairs 10 1 10
Life Skills 5 1 5
Achievers Section 5 3 15
Total 50   60

SOF IGKO 2023 Syllabus

The SOF IGKO 2023 is performed to develop students' interest in general knowledge. The main aim of the Olympiad is to target general awareness that students can expect questions about current affairs. The IGKO Exam Syllabus covers topics from Science, History, Mathematics and more. It is divided into four sections: general awareness, current affairs, life skills, and achievers.

SOF IGKO 2023 Syllabus and important sections are given below.

  • General awareness involves questions related to basic knowledge of history, mathematics, geography and more.
  • Current affairs involve all the knowledge related to recent news.
  • Life skills involve questions about 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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SOF IGKO 2023 Results

The authorities publish the IGKO result on its official website every year. Therefore, students who have taken the exam can check their SOF IGKO 2023 results online. In addition, students can also get their results from their school coordinators. Furthermore, the students who have registered as individual participants must check their results online only. The candidates will be required to enter their school code, class, section, roll number, and date of birth to get their results.

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SOF IGKO 2023 Reference Books

It is advisable for the students to regularly read newspapers and magazines or watch the news daily to qualify for the SOF IGKO 2023 exam. Further, the Science Olympiad Foundation released its IGKO sample paper for students to understand the exam pattern better. Furthermore, students can also refer to the SOF IGKO books, IGKO Previous Year Question Papers and SOF IGKO Sample Questions and Answers to upgrade their preparation to the next level.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  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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