IGKO Olympiad 2023 International General Knowledge Olympiad Dates, Registration

IGKO Olympiad 2023: The International General Knowledge Olympiad shortened as IGKO is a competitive examination conducted to test the proficiency of the students in the subject of General Knowledge. Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) is accountable for conducting the IGKO on two different dates i.e. the first week of September and the last week of September 2023 as expected. The main objective behind the commencement of this examination is to encourage students in exposing their talent. It is a great initiative by SOF as the students get rewarded for participation. The International General Knowledge Olympiad Exam tests a student’s general knowledge skills on various topics including sports, civics, surroundings, transport, language, literature, life skills, entertainment, animals, plants, history, science and technology, geography, environment, and more.

All those who are interested to appear in this international competitive Olympiad should collect all the important details such as eligibility criteria, the application process, important dates, paper pattern, awards, results and so on. Go through the complete post to get these details.

IGKO Olympiad 2023 Highlights

Name of the Olympiad International General Knowledge Olympiad 2023
Organizing department Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF)
Category Olympiad
Medium of test English
Mode of Examination OMR
Syllabus CBSE/ ICSE/ ISC/ State Board

IGKO Olympiad 2023 Important Dates

Events Exam Date (Expected)
Last date to register online Last week of August 2023
Exam date First to last week of September 2023
Result publication In between 3 months post the exam.

IGKO Olympiad 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The SOF IGKO 2023 eligibility criteria is not very difficult for the applicants interested to appear for the exam so refer to the below information:

  • Age criteria: All the applicants from Class 1st to 10th are eligible to apply for the SOF IGKO 2023.
  • Gender criteria: There is no gender preference for this exam, therefore both male and female students are eligible for this exam.
  • Qualification: Students enrolled in the primary section (1st to 4th) or the second section (5th to 10th) are eligible to appear for SOF IGKO 2023.

IGKO Olympiad 2023 Application Process

The application procedure regarding IGKO 2023 has been mentioned in the below section for the applicants:

  • Applicants will only be able to apply to the Olympiad through the offline mode i.e. through their schools.
  • The respective schools need to register themselves for the SOF IGKO 2023 by sending an email to the office of SOF.
  • The official authority i.e. SOF (Science Olympiad Foundation) will send all the application forms along with the information brochures to the registered schools.
  • It must also be clarified that interested applicants will also have to pay the application fee for the registration confirmation.
  • The schools may also charge an additional Rs 25/- amount along with the requisite registration fee.
  • After collecting all the application forms from the applicants the school has to send them to the main office of SOF (Science Olympiad Foundation) before the due date.
  • As per the guidelines of SOF (Science Olympiad Foundation), the applicants who are physically disabled or belong to the soldiers family will be provided a waiver for the application fee.

Application Fee

Mode of payment: The applicants will have to pay the SOF IGKO 2023 registration fee in the form of cash to the school and then the school will further pay/ send it to the SOF (Science Olympiad Foundation) suitably. The registration fee is Rs 125/- (inclusive GST) for each applicant. Rs 25/- extra may also be charged by the school for the expenses that are emanated during the exams.

Exam Pattern

The applicants are instructed to go through the below section to know about the exam pattern for the SOF IGKO 2023:

  • Exam Level: It will be a single-level exam.
  • Exam Mode: The SOF IGKO 2023 exam will be commenced in offline mode which means there will be a written test for the applicants.
  • Duration: The students will get 1 hour to solve the complete SOF IGKO 2023 exam paper.
  • The number of questions: The applicants who are from class 1st to 4th will have to solve 35 questions and the students from class 5th to 10th will have to answer a total of 50 questions.
  • Type of questions: The exam paper will hold objective-type questions for the applicants to answer.
  • Sections: The entire paper will be divided into 4 sections as specified in the tables below:

For Class 1st to 4th:

Section No. of Questions Marks
General Awareness 20 20
Current Affairs 05 05
Life Skills 05 05
Achievers Section 05 10
Total 35 40

For Class 5th to 10th:

Section No. of Questions Marks
General Awareness 30 30
Current Affairs 10 10
Life Skills 05 05
Achievers Section 05 10
Total 50 55


The results for the SOF IGKO 2023 will be issued within a week from the conduction of the exam. The main authority i.e. SOF will send the results to the respective schools and the applicants will be able to get the information from there and online as well. For online mode, participants are suggested to visit the official website.  To check for the results, participants need to enter a few details such as the school code along with the roll number.

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At International Level:

Category Awards No. of awards
Best Principal* INR 25,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 20
Best Teacher INR 10,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 20

At Zonal Level:

Category Awards No. of awards
Best Principal* INR 10000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 105
Best Teacher INR 5,000/- Each+ Citation + Trophy 63

At District Level:

Category Awards No. of awards
Best Principal* INR 2,500/- Each + Citation + Trophy 500
Best Teacher INR 1,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 500

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