12th International English Olympiad 2021-2022

The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) conducts the International English Olympiad which is open to the students from class 1 to 12. Interested candidates can register for the Olympiad through their school. Details regarding the availability of application can also be obtained from the school. Two levels of exam will be conducted and clearing them both will make the candidate eligible for the awards. Level 1 exam will be conducted during school hours. Complete information related to the 12th International English Olympiad 2021-2022 has been provided here in this article.

IEO 2021 Important Dates

Check out the tentative dates related to 12th International English Olympiad 2021-2022 below.

Activities Expected Dates
Availability of application form To be notified later
Last date to apply To be notified later
Issue of admit card for level 1 exam To be notified later
Date of level 1 exam 2nd week of September 2021

3rd week of September 2021

4th week of September 2021

Issue of admit card for level 2 exam 1st week of February 2022
Date of level 2 exam 2nd week of February 2022

3rd week of February 2022

Declaration of result To be notified later

Eligibility Criteria for IEO 2021

The candidates who meet the eligibility criteria prescribed below can apply for the 12th International English Olympiad 2021-2022:

For 1st level exam:

  • All students of classes 1 to 12th are eligible to appear for the 1st level of the Olympiad irrespective of their marks.

For 2nd level exam:

  • Top 5% of students in each class who appear for the 1st level exam
  • Zone wise top 25 rank holders from each class and
  • Class toppers from each participating school where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 50% qualifying marks

Note: Students from classes 1 and 2 are not required to appear for the 2nd level exam and are ranked based on their performance in the first level exam.

12th International English Olympiad 2021 Application Form

Students will be able to register for the Olympiad through their respective schools. Registration form along with the prospectus can be obtained from the schools only. The duly filled registration form should be submitted also to the school itself.

  • To fill the application form, the candidates will have to provide details like their name, school name, date of birth, present class, etc.
  • Once all the details are provided, the candidates should check for mistakes and if found, correct them.
  • The duly filled application form should then be submitted back to the school.

Application fee:

  • The registration form and the prospectus can be obtained by paying an amount of Rs. 125/- as registration fee.
  • No fee is payable for students suffering from any major physical disability, or an Indian student whose parent was martyred during defense operations.

IOE 2021 Exam Pattern

The basic overview of the International English Olympiad exam pattern is provided below. Same pattern is followed for both level 1 and level 2 exams.

  • Duration of test: 60 minutes
  • Medium of test: English
  • Number of questions:
    • For class 1 to 4: 35
    • For class 5 to 12: 50
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice questions
  • Total marks:
    • For class 1 to 4: 40
    • For class 5 to 12: 60
Section Topics No. of questions Total marks
For class 1 to 4
Section 1 Word & Structure Knowledge 30 30
Section 2 Reading
Section 3 Spoken & Written Expression
Section 4 Achievers Section 5 10
Total ———- 35 40
For class 5 to 12
Section 1 Word & Structure Knowledge 45 45
Section 2 Reading
Section 3 Spoken & Written Expression
Section 4 Achievers Section 5 15
Total ———- 50 60

Admit Card for International English Olympiad 2021

  • Admit card or roll numbers for appearing in the exam will be sent to the schools and can be obtained from there.
  • Examination material and guidelines for the Olympiad can also be obtained from the school.
  • Candidates can appear for the 1st level of exam on the date decided by their school.
  • Admit card for the 2nd level exam will be made available for the candidates who clear the 1st level successfully.
  • 2nd level admit card can be obtained from the school or can also be downloaded from the SOF website.

Result of 12th International English Olympiad 2021

  • The result of the IEO level 1 exam will be communicated to the school. Candidates who appeared for the exam should contact their school for the result.
  • Level 2 result will be declared on the official website of SOF and can be checked from there using the roll number.
  • It is expected that the results will be announced around 8 weeks after the commencement of exam.
  • Students who clear both levels of exam will be given awards/ scholarships/ recognitions as applicable.

Awards/ Scholarships

International, zonal & topper awards will be provided to 1st level winners for classes 1 & 2 and 2nd level winners from class 3 to class 12. Each winner will be entitled to one award and that too will be the higher level award only. For example, the international top 3 rank holders will be entitled to awards based on their international ranks. Awards for the zonal ranks will be given to the next rank holder. Similarly, class award will be given to the next rank holder.

Also Check: 15th International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)

12th International English Olympiad 2021-2022 FAQs

If my school does not want to register for the Olympiads, can I do it on my own?

Individual participation from a candidate is not allowed by the SOF. Interested students must register through their schools only.

I have already appeared for the Olympiads while I was in a lower class? Can I appear again?

You can appear for the Olympiads in any and every class from 1 to 12. There is no prescribed limit to appear for the IEO. Also, you can appear for more than one Olympiad at once.

My school has submitted the registration form and I am left out. What should I do now?

You can request your school authority to send your relevant details and fee immediately to SOF. If it reaches them before the last date of registration (usually 30 days before the exam), you will be registered successfully.

I have still not received my roll number/ admit card and neither had my school. What should I do now?

You can request your Principal or English Teacher to inform SOF about the non-receipt of the above. They will send duplicate copies to your school as soon as possible.

What is the syllabus for the Olympiads?

The syllabus of the Olympiads will be the same as the syllabus as prescribed by the CBSE, ICSE and various state boards. For different classes, syllabus will be different.

Is it possible to get study material or sample papers for the English Olympiad?

Yes. The sample papers for the Olympiad can be obtained from the school as well as from the SOF website.

Whom should I contact in case of any clarification?

Any clarification regarding exam rules, pattern, etc. can be sought from SOF through phone-call – 0124-4951200 or email at info@sofworld.org.

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  1. İf l didn’t participate in exam 1, can l participate in exam 2?

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