National Science Olympiad (NSO) is a yearly competitive exam conducted for school students. Organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), this examaims at cultivating scientific reasoning and logical ability among the students through a rigorous test. Some prominent benefits of Olympiad Exams for a student are: Improves the students' problem solving ability and challenges them to think analytically. Prepares them for future competitive exams by testing a student's aptitude as well as the knowledge of a particular subject.
The International Science Olympiads are a group of worldwide annual competitions in various areas of science. The competitions are designed for the 4-6 best high schoolstudents from each participating country selected through internal National Science Olympiads, with the exception of the IOL, which allows two teams per country, the IOI, which allows two teams from the hosting country, and the IJSO, which is designed for junior secondary students. Early editions of the Olympiads were limited to the Eastern Bloc, but later they gradually spread to other countries. The Olympiads themselves are separate competitions each with its own organising body, even though they are loosely grouped together as "ISOs". The aims of each ISO are to promote a career in science; to challenge the brightest students from around the world; and to compare the various teaching systems of each country. Although the competitions are aimed for secondary school pupils, the standards of the exams are extremely high. In fact, in several countries, achieving a high ranking in any ISO guarantees access to a university of choice and a fellowship.
The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) is an educational foundation and a non profit organisation , established in 1996, based in New Delhi, India which promotes science, mathematics, general knowledge, introductory computer education and English language skills among school children in India through various Olympiad examinations. It helps students in their studies by providing higher level of education through their books, sample papers & olympiads.
IGKO is a single level exam. Students from class I-X may participate in the examination.This olympiad was introduced in the academic session 2017-2018.
The IEO used to be a single level exam each year, but since 2017-2018 it is being conducted on two levels. Students from class I-XII can participate in this olympiad. It is conducted in partnership with the British Council.
The NSO is conducted on two levels each year. It was the first Olympiad to be conducted by SOF. It has been conducted since 1996. Students from class I- XII may participate in the examination. It is conducted in partnership with Techfest.
The IMO is conducted on two levels each year. Students from class I-XII may participate in the examination.
The ICSO is a single level exam. Students from classes XI & XII may participate in the examination. It is conducted in partnership with ICSI.
The NCO is a single level exam. It was the second olympiad to be conducted by SOF. It has been conducted since 2000. Students from class I-XII may participate in the examination. It is conducted in partnership with TCS iON, a branch of TCS.
National Cyber Olympiad Level-2 (NCO)
The NCO was formerly a two-level exam however since 2017-18, it has been abandoned.
International Sports Knowledge Olympiad (ISKO)
Conducted only once, during the 2016-2017 session. It was a single level exam conducted in partnership with Star Sports in which students of classes I- X could participate.