SOF IGKO 2024: Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility

The International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) test will be conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). Students from class 1 to 10 are eligible to apply for this Olympiad. The application form for participating in the Olympiad can be obtained from the respective schools after making payment of a specified amount of registration fee. 

The International GK Olympiad will be conducted at a single level only, i.e., only at the school level.  In this article, important details related to the International General Knowledge Olympiad 2024 have been provided.

SOF IGKO 2024 Schedule

The table below presents the important dates (tentative) related to International General Knowledge Olympiad 2024:

Major ActivitiesTentative Dates
Availability of application formYet to be notified
Last date to submit the application formYet to be notified
Issue of admit cardYet to be notified
Date of examYet to be notified
Announcement of resultYet to be notified

IGKO 2024 Eligibility

Students of class 1 to 10 studying in any recognized school are eligible to apply for the International General Knowledge Olympiad 2024.

IGKO Application Form

Interested students need to apply for the International General Knowledge Olympiad through their respective schools. They can ask their General Knowledge teacher for the registration form along with the prospectus. After filling completely, the students should submit their registration form back to the school.

  • Into the application form, the students should provide their basic personal details like their name, date of birth, gender, etc.
  • Academic details like name of the school, class studying in, etc will also be asked in the registration form.
  • Care should be taken to not enter any incorrect details into the application form as incorrect forms are liable for rejection.
  • After all the details are provided correctly into the application for, the form be submitted back to the school.

Application fee:

  • The students need to pay an amount of Rs. 125/- (including GST) as the application fee for the GK Olympiad.
  • The schools may charge an additional Rs 25/- per student towards honorarium of in-charge, remuneration to teachers to teach and guide, and for other expenses.

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SOF IGKO Exam Pattern 2024

The basic overview of the International General Knowledge Olympiad exam pattern is provided below:

  • Duration of exam: 1 hour
  • Question paper language: English
  • Number of questions:
    • For class 1 to 4: 35
    • For class 5 to 12: 50
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice objective type questions
  • Total marks:
    • For class 1 to 4: 40
    • For class 5 to 12: 60
SectionTopicsNo. of questionsTotal marks
For class 1 to 4
Section 1General Awareness2020
Section 2Current Affairs55
Section 3Life Skills55
Section 4Achievers Section510
For class 5 to 12
Section 1General Awareness3030
Section 2Current Affairs1010
Section 3Life Skills55
Section 4Achievers Section515

IGKO 2024 Admit Card

  • Roll numbers for appearing in the GK Olympiad will be generated and can be obtained from the school’s coordinating teachers.
  • The candidates can also ask for the examination material and guidelines sent from the SOF to their school.
  • Candidates will only be allowed to sit for the Olympiad after presenting a valid admit card.
  • It is advised to keep the admit card safe till the scholarships are granted to the students.
  • Admit cards will be generated only for those students whose applications are submitted on time.

International General Knowledge Olympiad 2024 Result

  • It is expected that the result of the Olympiad test will be declared within 8 weeks of the examination.
  • The result of the GK Olympiad will be sent to the schools and the students can check it from there.
  • Other than this, the result will also be made available on the official website of SOF.
  • Students who clear the Olympiad test will be considered for the awards and scholarships.

International General Knowledge Olympiad Awards

  • Winners of the SOF IGKO winners will be provided International, Zonal & School topper awards.
  • The winners will be entitled to the higher level award only.
  • 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 holders. Award for the school winner will be given to the next rank holders.
  • Top 25 rank holders from each class & each Olympiad exam will be awarded Medals of Distinction.
  • Apart from the students, the principal and teachers of the schools of the winners will also be awarded.


Is it possible to apply on an individual basis?

No. Only applications routed from the schools and that too minimum of 10 applications will only be considered.

Is there any kind of exemption from the payment of registration fee?

No fee is payable for students suffering from any major physical disability, or an Indian student whose parent was martyred during defence operations.

Are there any special books which the participants should refer to for the IGKO preparation?

In general, NCERT books or books prescribed by the CBSE/ ICSE/ STATE boards can be referred for preparation. Following books/ materials are also recommended for preparing for the Olympiad:
MTG Class wise Workbooks (For Class 1 to 10)
‘SOF Olympiad Trainer’ Mobile Apps

Can I take part in more than one Olympiad exam?

Candidates can apply for any of and all of the Olympiad exams conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation, given that they meet the prescribed eligibility.

What is the benefit of taking the Olympiad exams?

By taking the Olympiad, the students can judge themselves academically at five different levels- within the school, at city level, at zonal level, at regional level and above all at International level. In addition to this, cash awards, medals, gifts, certificates etc are also given to the winners.

Where can I find the details of THE GK Olympiad?

All the relevant information is sent to the schools registered with us across countries, along with prospectus, registration forms, posters and other details before the exam and can be found by contacting the school teachers. Details can also be found through the SOF official website or through the SOF facebook page

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