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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should a student register for the ISFO Olympiad?
Olympiad exams provide a wider platform for students to compete and analyse their academic knowledge and strength across subjects. They can gauge how they stand academically at four different levels - within the school, at state level, at national level and above all at International level.
ISFO provides students an opportunity to appear for and check their knowledge and application skills in Maths, 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 throughout his/her learning years.

What are the benefits of the ISFO Olympiad?
• ISFO provides the opportunity to the winners to participate in international exams such as SASMO and compete with champions from more than 18 countries. ISFO sponsors 80+ students for the SASMO Exam 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 and elaborate performance analysis report that enables them to understand their strengths and improvement areas in each of the subjects they have taken the exam.

How can we enroll for the ISFO exam?
Students enrol through the school (minimum 50 students from a school) and appear for the exam with their school as a centre at Level 1.

Who is eligible for the ISFO exam?
Students of classes 1 to 10 are eligible to appear for the ISFO Olympiad Exams. However, Level 2 exam has an eligibility criteria.

What is the eligibility criteria for Level 2? Does Level 2 require re-registration?
Level 2 does not require participants to register again. Level 1 is the qualifying round. Students who secure 50% and above qualify for the Level 2 exam. However, only the top 40% students securing 50% and above are given the opportunity to appear for Level 2 exam.

If a school is not participating in the ISFO Olympiad exams, can individuals register on their own?
ISFO considers individual registrations also and offers Online Exam at Level 1. You can register through the given link: https://www.isfo.in/software/individual-registration.php

How can a school register for the ISFO Olympiad exams?
A school can register through the following link: https://www.isfo.in/school-registration.php
A representative from our end will approach the respective school at the earliest.

What is the structure and pattern of the examination?
For details please click the following link: https://www.isfo.in/es/ISFO-Test-Paper-Scheme-&-Marking-2020-21.pdf

When are the results of olympiad exams declared?
Results of the olympiad exams 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.

What is the last date for registration?
30th October 2020

For Level 1 examination, the exam schedule highlights two date options - one each in October & November for each of the 4 subjects. Are both date options available to school?*
The school can choose either the dates in October or in November, not both. (*This year due to the pandemic all Level 1 exams will be conducted Online. Therefore, only one set of dates are available)

What are the venues for Level 1 & 2 examinations?*
Level 1 examinations to be held in respective schools and invigilated by school teachers.
Level 2 examinations are held at a common venue / respective school to be invigilated by ISFO representatives. (*This year due to the pandemic all Level 1 exams will be conducted Online.)

When is the Level 2 exam scheduled?
Tentatively in the first week of February 2021.

What is the participation fee per student?
The participation fee is INR 300 (inclusive of Practice booklet worth INR 150), per student per subject.

What is the minimum number of participants required for a school sign up?
Minimum 50 registrations across all eligible classes & subjects (Maths, Science, English & GK) are required.

In case there are less than 50 participants, how will interested students participate in the Olympiad?
In the unlikely scenario, where there are less than 50 participants across all 4 subjects, it is not feasible for ISFO to hold the offline exam. A minimum of 50 students should be enrolled from a school for a school to become a center. However, the interested students can register individually through the website and appear for the Online Level 1 exam.

Are all students and schools eligible for Class Ranks and Class Topper Medals?
Class Ranks and Class Topper Medals are awarded only to schools which enroll more than 25 students per class for each of the subjects that they have enrolled for.
Top three students per subject per class from only the schools that match the stated criteria will be awarded medals.

How many students have a chance to win an all paid study trip to Singapore respectively?
Top 3 International ISFO Level 2 winners from classes IV to X, (Scoring 80% and above) in Maths, Science, GK and English each shall win a study tour to Singapore.

Why are top 3 International Rank holders of grades I to III not taken for study tours?
It’s the age criteria due to which these top 3 International rank holders of grades I to III shall be given exciting rewards and not taken for the study tour.

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

Would students be provided any content support that helps them prepare for the olympiad exam?
ISFO shall provide each participant a specific preparatory booklet subject and grade-wise.

Are the answer keys for the Level 1 and Level 2 exams published on the website?
Test Paper and answer key of the Level 1 exam will be available in the Student Login Dashboard 10 days after the exam is conducted. However, as per the ISFO exam policy, Level 2 question paper and answer keys are not published or shared.

What rewards are accorded to the participating schools?
• Appreciation Certificate for school
• Appreciation Letter for the Principal
• Certificate of Appreciation for Olympiad Coordinator
• Participation Trophy (For 300+ enrollments from a school)

What is your refund policy?
We do not refund part or full fees paid under any circumstances.