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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

(Last Updated: 21 April 2018, 15:32 )

Why should a student register for ISFO Olympiad?
Olympiad exams provide a wider platform for students to compete and analyse their academic knowledge and strength across subjects.
ISFO provides students an opportunity to appear for and check their theoretical and application skills in Math, Science, GK and English.
The wide-spectrum of competition helps the students to acquire knowledge beyond the books, learn to face questions and gain confidence to appear in competitive exams through out his/her learning years.

What are the benefits of ISFO Olympiad?
ISFO Olympiad winners get an opportunity to participate in international exams such as SASMO and compete with champions
        from more than 18 countries.
        ISFO sponsors 80+ students for SASMO Exam in Singapore every year.
A large number of participants are motivated with various awards & recognitions at state, national and international level.
All students are provided a detailed performance analysis and comparison elaborating their strengths and improvement areas
        for each of the subject they appear in.

Who are eligible for the ISFO exam?
Students of classes 1 to 10 are eligible to appear for the 1st Level Olympiad Exam. There is no other eligibility criterion such as minimum marks. Students who secure 50% and above in Level 1 exam qualify for the Level 2 exam.

How can we enroll for the ISFO exam?

The exam is available in 2 modes: OFFLINE & ONLINE
OFFLINE: Student who enroll through the school (minimum 50 students from a school) appear for offline exam with
        their school as a centre at Level 1.
ONLINE: Students enrolled as individual participants will appear online through a laptop or desktop from their home.
        Availability of a webcam is mandatory.

What is last date for registration? 

September 10, 2018

What is the participation fee per student?

The participation fee is INR 300 per student per subject.

I am interested to take part in the ISFO Olympiad but my school is not willing to enroll. How can I participate?

Students who can't apply through school, can enroll as an Individual participant through the given link: 

We as a school are interested to take part in the ISFO Olympiads but we have not yet received any information regarding the Olympiad. What can we do?

In such a case, please send us your school details on info@isfo.in, we shall reach out to you.

Minimum of participants required for a school sign up?

Only 50 registrations across all eligible classes & subjects (Maths, Science, English & G K)

In case there are less than 30 participants, then how will interested students participate in the Olympiad?

In the unlikely scenario, where there are less than 30 participants across all 4 subjects, interested students will have to register at www.isfo.in

Any specific privileges for more than 25 students of any one class or classes across all sections registering for a subject?

Top 3 students per subject per grade from each school will be awarded medals. Individual performance report shall be shared highlighting the strengths and the areas that need to be worked upon.

What is the structure and pattern of the examination?

For details please click following link: Structure and Pattern

For Level 1 examination, brochure highlights 2 date options one each in October & November for each of the 4 subjects. Are both date options available to school?

Looking at the overwhelming response, registration for the October dates stands closed. However, registrations for November are open.

What will be the venue for Level 1 & 2 examinations?

Level 1 examination to be held in respective schools and invigilated by school teachers
Level 2 examination will be conducted at a common venue for each participating zone, to be invigilated by IFSO representative. 

When is Level 2 exam scheduled? 

Tentatively in third week of January 2019

When are the results of Olympiads declared?

Results of Olympiad are declared within 8 weeks of the examination. The results are sent to the respective schools. The results are also made available on our website.

How many students have a chance to win an all paid study trip to Singapore respectively? 

Top 3 International ISFO Level 2 winners from grade IV to X, (Math, Science, GK, English) each shall win a study tour to Singapore.

Why are Top 3 International rankers of grades 1 to III are not taken for study tours?

It’s the age criteria due to which these top 3 national rank holders of grades 1 to III shall be given exciting rewards.

Are there any other categories of winners?
Prizes are up for grabs for the winners of National Ranks 4 to 10 for each grade as well.

Would students be provided any content support that helps them prepare for the Olympiad?

ISFO shall provide each participant a specific preparatory booklet subject and grade-wise at no extra cost. Last year paper is also carried for reference.

What are other privileges accorded to schools that send more than 30 students? 

Participation certificates for students
Student performance report for school
Participation Trophy (For 300+ enrollments from a school)
Appreciation certificate for school
Appreciation Letter for the Principal
Certificate of Appreciation for Olympiad Coordinator from each school

What is your refund policy?

We do not refund part or full fees paid under any circumstances.