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SOF International Sports Knowledge Olympiad (ISKO) 2016-17

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open04-Sep-2016
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EligibilityStudents of class 1 to 10
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SCIENCE OLYMPIAD FOUNDATION (SOF)
Plot no 99,
Sec - 44,
Gurgaon (Haryana)
India
Pin - 122003
Phone: 0124-4951200
Mobile: 09312680855, 09312680857
Email: info@sofworld.org

What is SOF International Sports Knowledge Olympiad (ISKO) 2016-17?

SOF International Sports Knowledge Olympiad (ICKO) 2016-17 will be conducted on 2 dates i.e, 15th Sept & 4th Oct 2016.

Schools must return the registration forms to SOF, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.

The school's coordinating teacher will generate the students' Roll Numbers as per the guidelines given. A copy of these roll numbers along with the Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) and School Registration Form (SRF) should be sent to the Foundation's office before the due date of submission of forms.

Foundation will register the applicant school and the students and dispatch question papers and guidelines for conducting the examination. Principals / teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a center for ISKO. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination centre. A minimum of 10 students need to be registered from each school for feasibility reasons.

Each school may select a date for conducting the ISKO as per its convenience. Each date of exam has a separate question paper. ISKO is a single level exam.

Students should register through their respective schools only. Individual registrations by students are not accepted.

A nominal participation fee is charged from each student. Part of it is retained by the school for its expenses as exam center. Details about the fee / mode of payment etc. are given in the School Registration Forms sent to schools.

The ISKO is an objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 35 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 1 to class 4 and 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 5 to class 10.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Students of class 1 to 10 are eligible to apply

How can you apply ?

SOF does not encourage individual participation. Students have to register through their schools only.

FAQs

How does a student benefit by taking Olympiad exams? 

Participants of Olympiads are ranked on the basis of marks obtained. Hence, after taking the first level of the test, students can judge themselves academically at four different levels - within the school, at city level, at state level and above all at International level.

Each student is provided a Student Performance Report (SPR). The SPR analyses the strong and weak areas of the student and also gives a detailed performance comparison of the student vis-à-vis other students at school, state and international level. Analysis of the student’s past 7 years’ performance is also provided.

Students are suitably awarded based on their international, State and School ranking. Prizes are announced annually and include cash awards, medals, gifts, certificates etc. Select International toppers from each class are awarded at a grand prize distribution ceremony held in Delhi, presided over by an eminent personality. Prizes for state winners and school winners are sent to their respective schools. For the year 2016-17, a sum of Rs. Fourteen Crores will be incurred towards awards, felicitations, scholarships etc.

Who all are eligible to sit for the Olympiads?

Students of classes 1 to 10th are eligible to appear for the Olympiads. There is no other eligibility criterion like minimum marks. ISKO is a single level exam..

I am interested to take part in the Olympiads. Tell me how will I come to know about the details of the exam?

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 first round of exams and then as the date and venue of the second level is decided, the information is sent to the relevant schools again. The students come to know about the necessary details from their school teachers or through the Foundation's official website www.sofworld.org or through the foundations face book page facebook.com/sofworld.

Myself and few of my friends are interested to take part in the Olympiads but our school has not yet received any information regarding the Olympiad. What can we do?

Please let us know the name, e-mail ID, complete address of your school along with name and contact details of the principal. We will send detailed information and registration forms to your School so that your Principal / Olympiad Teacher-in-charge can register your names for the exam. 

What is the syllabus for the Olympiads?

The details of syllabus will be posted on the Foundation’s website. 

My school does not want to register for the Olympiads, but I am very eager to write the exam. Can I do it on my own?

SOF does not encourage individual participation. Students have to register through their schools only.

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

Certainly. This will give you an opportunity to improve your previous rankings, and if you are successful in doing so, you will again be eligible for certificates and prizes. 

My school has already dispatched the registration form. I am left out and I want to register myself for the Olympiad exam. What should I do?

You can request your school authority to send your relevant details and fee immediately to us. We will accept it if it reaches us before the last date of registration (usually 30 days before the exam). 

I am going to write the Olympiads for the first time. Can I get sample papers?

Sample Papers will be sent to all schools registered for Olympiad exams. SOF website also contains these papers byMay 2016.  

What is the structure and pattern of the examination?

This will be uploaded on our site by end April 2016

When are the results of Olympiads declared?

Results of both the levels of Olympiads are declared within 8 weeks of the examination. The results are sent to the schools concerned. The results are also made available on our website. 

Can I take part in more than one Olympiad exam?

Although conducted by the same Foundation, NCO, NSO, IMO, IEO, ISKO & ICSO are completely different competitions. Students can register for all the  Olympiads in a year as per class eligibility.

Do I have to regularly visit your website for the latest update of SOF activities?

All the important information regarding Olympiads, Seminars, etc., like date, time and venue is available on our website. So it is beneficial for you to surf our site www.sofworld.org orwww.facebook.com/sofworld. 

I have come to know that I am eligible for an award. I am studying in a different school / passed out from school and pursuing further studies. Will I come to know about the date?

As soon as we finalize the date and venue of the presentation ceremony, we send out the information to the schools concerned and also share the dates on our website and on our Facebook page. So please be in touch with your previous school or/and access of website regularly. 

I have still not received my Roll No. / Admit Card / Participation Certificate. I have checked from my school authorities and they are also not in receipt of the same. Kindly advise what to do?

Please request your Principal / Science Teacher to inform us about the non-receipt of the above. We will send duplicate copies to your school as soon as we hear from them. 

We have come to know about your Foundation and we are interested. How do we enroll our school with you?

Send us the complete address of your school in the following format and we will send relevant information and registration forms to you at the appropriate time.

School Name: Postal Address, E-mail: Principal’s name, phone number & e-mail ID.

Are the Olympiads conducted in English only?

Yes.

We have less than 10 students in our school who are interested to take part in an Olympiad. Can we still enroll for the test?

For less than 10 students a school, it is not viable for the Foundation to hold the NSO. Hence at least 10 students should be enrolled from a school so that a school becomes a center.

Terms and Conditions

AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS/RECOGNITIONS

For the academic year 2016-17, SOF will spend over Rs. Fourteen Crores on awards, Scholarships, gifts & felicitations etc.

The following awards will be provided to the winners of International Sports Knowledge Olympiad being held during the academic year 2016-17.

AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS - STUDENTS

International & State topper  awards will be provided to 1st level winners.

Each winner will be entitled to one award for an exam. The winners will be entitled to the higher level award only. For eg,. the international top 3 rank holders will be entitled to awards based on their International ranks. Awards accruing to them for State ranks will be given to the next rank holder. Similarly, school award accruing to a State award winner will be given to the next rank holder.

AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

RANK

SCHOLARSHIPS

NO.

1st

Rs.50,000 each + Gold Medal*+ Merit Certificate

10

2nd

Rs.25,000 each + Silver Medal*+ Merit Certificate

10

3rd

Rs.10,000 each + Bronze Medal*+  Merit Certificate

10

 

AT STATE LEVEL

RANK

SCHOLARSHIPS

NO. 

1st

Rs5,000/ - each + Gold Medal*+ Merit Certificate

200

2nd

Rs2500/ - each + Silver Medal*+ Merit Certificate

200

3rd

Rs1000/ - each + Bronze Medal*+ Merit Certificate

200

Rank 4 to 10

Gifts Worth  Rs.1000/- + Medal of Excellence + Merit Certificates

1400

Rank 11 to 25

Medal of Excellence + Merit Certificate

3000

In case two or more students achieve the same rank, cash award in the applicable category will be distributed as under:

International Winners - 

  • for up to 9 students getting same rank, award amount will be distributed equally. In addition, each winner will be awarded a medal (in the applicable category) and a Merit Certificate.
  • In case more than 9 students get same rank, in lieu of cash award each winner will be awarded a medal ( in the applicable category) and Merit Certificate. 

State Winners -  

  • for up to 4 students getting same rank, award amount will be distributed equally. In addition, each winner will be awarded a medal (in the applicable category) and a Merit Certificate.
  • In case more than 4 students get same rank, in lieu of cash award, each winner will be awarded a medal (in the applicable category) and Merit Certificate. 

AT SCHOOL LEVEL

1. Medals to school Toppers.

A. In case section wise registrations are not received:

  • Where 10 or more students from one class write an exam - *gold, silver and bronze medals to top 3 rank holders.
  • Where between 5 to 9 students from a class write an exam -* gold medal to the top rank holder.
  • All students whose sections are not indicated will be allocated section “X” by default

B. In case section wise registrations are received:

  • In case a section has more than 25 participants, top 3 rank holding students from such section will be awarded medals. This will be applicable for all sections where participants exceed 25 nos.
  • In addition to above, if between 10 -25 students participate from a section, the top 3 will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal.
  • In case 2 or more sections have between 10-25 participants, top 3 rank holding students from one section with highest participants will be awarded  medals.
  • In case 2 or more sections from a class have same number of participants (between 10-25), the top 3 rank holders will be determined by merging such sections. These top 3 rank holders will be awarded medals

2. Student Performance Report (SPR) for each participating student.

  • Every student who appears in ISKO is provided with a Student Performance Report (SPR). An SPR is a detailed analysis of how the student attempted the Olympiad exam.
  • The objective of SPR is to share with the student and her / his parents, analysis of student’s answers. This is expected to enable the student understand her/his strengths and areas requiring improvement in absolute terms and also on a competitive scale consisting of lacs of students of her/his class who appeared for the Olympiad.

The SPR consists of six sections:

  • Section A – provides the student’s marks and rank achieved in school / city / state / at international level.
  • Section B – provides a comparison of the student’s performance in the Olympiad exams during the past  years, if applicable.
  • Section C – provides a topic wise performance score of the student.
  • Section D – provides correct answers to questions asked in the Olympiad exam, the answers given by the student and performance comparison of the student’s answers vs other students in the state and at the international level.
  • Section E – provides a percentile score analysis of the student with a comparison with the class, state and international percentile.
  • Section F – provides a comparison of average marks analysis at the school, state and international level.
  • Section G – Provide a topic wise performance comparison within state.

3. Participation Certification to each student.

*Medals are Gold / Silver / Bronze color plated as applicable

AWARDS- SCHOOLS

 

AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

CATEGORY

AWARDS

NO. OF AWARDS

Best Principal

 Rs.25000/each + Citation + Trophy

10

Best Teacher

 Rs.10000/each + Citation + Trophy

8

 

 

AT STATE LEVEL

CATEGORY

AWARDS

NO. OF AWARDS

Best Principal

Best Principal  Rs.10000/each + Citation + Trophy

100

Best Teacher

Best Teacher  Rs.5000/each + Citation + Trophy

40

 

 

AT DISTRICT LEVEL

CATEGORY

AWARDS

NO. OF AWARDS

Best Principal

Best Principal  Rs.2500/each + Citation + Trophy

300

Best Teacher

Best Teacher  Rs.1000/each + Citation + Trophy

130

Awards to Principals are based on cumulative performance of schools, whereas awards to teachers are based on performance of school in a specific Olympiad.  

AT SCHOOL LEVEL

Appreciation Mementos to school Principals & Teacher In-Charge

ISKO Exam Syllabus

ISKO
CLASS Topic/ Section No. of questions Marks per Question Marks
1 to 4  Sports Quest 15 1 15
Olympics 5 1 5
General Awareness 10 1 10
Achievers Section 5 2 10
  TOTAL 35   40
 
CLASS Topic/ Section No. of questions Marks per Question Marks
5 to 10 Sports Quest 25 1 25
Olympics 5 1 5
General Awareness 15 1 15
Achievers Section 5 3 15
  TOTAL 50   60

CLASS-1

Total Questions : 35                                                                                           

Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section 1- Classification into indoor and outdoor games, Elementary knowledge of playing fields and playing equipments of cricket, football, hockey, basketball, skating, badminton, etc. Games of India, Discipline in sports, Players related to the games mentioned, Relation of body parts and sports, Healthy diet for sports fitness, Yoga.

Section 2– Questions related to Olympics 2016 and Olympics history.

Section 3- Me and my surroundings, Plants and animals, Universe, My Country, Great personalities and awards, Important days, Monuments, Tourist Places, Cartoons and movies, Maths fun, Current affairs.

Section 4- Higher order thinking questions- Syllabus as per Section 1, 2 and 3.

CLASS-2

Total Questions : 35                                                                                           

Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section 1-Basic knowledge of playing fields and playing equipments of martial arts, hockey, cricket, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, football, skating, badminton, lawn tennis, table tennis, chess, baseball, swimming, etc. Famous courts and stadiums, Adventure sports, National games of different countries, Healthy diet and exercises for sports fitness, Yoga.

Section 2- Questions related to Olympics 2016 and Olympics history.

Section 3- Me and my surroundings, Plants and animals,  Universe, Transport and communication, Inventions and discoveries, Our country and the world around, Maths fun, Clocks and calendars, Great personalities, Different professions,  Cartoons and movies, Stories and Languages, Current affairs.

Section 4-Higher order thinking questions- Syllabus as per Section 1, 2 and 3.

CLASS-3

Total Questions : 35                                                                                           

Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section 1-Playing fields, Rules and equipments of different sports including adventure sports, famous courts and stadiums, Awards related to sports ,Asian and Commonwealth games and the places where they are held, National games of different countries, Healthy diet and exercise for sports fitness, Yoga and aerobics.

Section 2-Questions related to Olympics 2016 and Olympics history.

Section 3- Our country and the world around, Famous personalities, Plants and animals, Phrases and idioms, Abbreviations and quotes, Maths fun, Transport and communication, Science and technology, Current affairs.

 Section 4- Higher order thinking questions- Syllabus as per Section 1, 2 and 3.

CLASS-4

Total Questions : 35                                                                                           

Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section 1-Playing fields, Rules and equipments of different sports including adventure sports, Famous sports tournaments, History of sports, Awards and recognitions, Healthy diet and exercises for sports fitness, Yoga and aerobics.

Section 2-Questions related to Olympics 2016 and Olympics history.

Section 3 - Plants and animals, Universe, Our country and the world around, Different kinds of professions, Great personalities, Important inventions and discoveries, Maths fun, Science and technology, Language and literature, Our environment and its conservation, Current affairs.

Section 4-Higher order thinking questions- Syllabus as per Section 1, 2 and 3.

CLASS-5

Total Questions : 50                                                                                           

Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section 1-Different sports and their technical aspects, History of sports, Famous sports tournaments, Awards and recognitions and their conferring committees, Sports scholarships, Diet and exercises, Yoga and aerobics.

Section 2- Questions related to Olympics 2016 and Olympics history.

Section 3 – Our country and the world around, Plants and animals,  Famous personalities,  Abbreviations and quotes, Maths fun, Science and technology, Language and literature, Our environment and its conservation, Current affairs.

Section 4-Higher order thinking questions- Syllabus as per Section 1, 2 and 3.

CLASS-6

Total Questions : 50                                                                                           

Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section 1-Different sports and their technical aspects, History of sports, Famous sports tournaments, Awards and recognitions and their conferring committees, Moral and ethical values, Motor skills and sports, Diet and exercises for sports fitness, Yoga and aerobics.

Section 2 - Questions related to Olympics 2016 and Olympics history.

Section 3- Plants and animals, Earth and environment, Universe, My country and the world around,  Science and technology, Social studies, Aptitude and IQ, Abbreviations and quotes, Language and literature, Current affairs.

Section 4-Higher order thinking questions- Syllabus as per Section 1, 2 and 3.

CLASS-7

Total Questions : 50                                                                                           

Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section 1-Different sports and their technical aspects, History of sports, Famous sports tournaments, Awards and recognitions and their conferring committees, Moral and ethical values, Sports endorsements, Records at national and international level, Motor skills in sports, Diet and exercises for sports fitness, Yoga and aerobics.

Section 2- Questions related to Olympics 2016 and Olympics history.

Section 3-Plants and animals, Earth and environment, Universe, My country and the world around, Science and technology, Social studies,  Aptitude and IQ, Abbreviations and quotes, Language and literature, Current affairs.

Section 4- Higher order thinking questions- Syllabus as per Section 1, 2 and 3.

CLASS-8

Total Questions : 50                                                                                           

Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section 1-Different sports and their technical aspects, History of sports, Famous sports tournaments, Awards and recognitions and their conferring committees, Moral and ethical values, Sports endorsements, Records at national and international level, Motor skills in sports, Diet and exercises for sports fitness, Preventing and dealing with injuries, Yoga and aerobics.

Section 2- Questions related to Olympics 2016 and Olympics history.

 Section 3 -  Plants and animals, Earth and environment, Universe, My country and the world around, Science and technology, Social studies, Aptitude and  IQ, Abbreviations and quotes, Language and literature, Current affairs.

Section 4-Higher order thinking questions- Syllabus as per Section 1, 2 and 3.

CLASS-9

Total Questions : 50                                                                                           

Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section 1-Different sports and their technical aspects, History of sports, Famous sports tournaments, Awards and recognitions and their conferring committees, Moral and ethical values, Sports endorsements, Records at national and international level, Motor skills in sports, Diet and exercise for sports fitness, Preventing and dealing with injuries, Yoga and aerobics.

Section 2- Questions related to Olympics 2016 and Olympics history.

Section 3- General awareness, Current affairs.

 Section 4-Higher order thinking questions- Syllabus as per Section 1, 2 and 3.

CLASS-10

Total Questions : 50                                                                                           

Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section 1-Different sports and their technical aspects, History of sports, Famous sports tournaments, Awards and recognitions and their conferring committees,  Moral and ethical values, Sports endorsements, Records at national and international level, Motor skills in sports, Diet and exercise for sports fitness, Preventing and dealing with injuries, Yoga and aerobics.

Section 2- Questions related to Olympics 2016 and Olympics history.

 Section 3- General awareness, Current affairs.

Section 4-Higher order thinking questions- Syllabus as per Section 1, 2 and 3.

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