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General Knowledge Olympiad

General Knowledge Olympiad
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Parent Organisation:

International Society For Olympiad



The Knowledge of broad range of facts about different subjects in the context of your country and the world around you is called General Knowledge. This real time information, cultural value equips students with cognitive skills that focus on processing and attaining public and common knowledge related to current happenings.

ISFO General Knowledge Olympiad is a test of proficiency and competence in General knowledge, based on subjects like History, Geography, Current Affairs and General Science.



  • Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:
  • Nature and Its Glory
  • Mapping the World
  • Sports and Games
  • Discover India
  • The Scientific World
  • Literature, Art and Music
  • Reasoning                  
  • Grade 6, 7, 8, 9, 10:
  • Nature and Its Glory
  • Mapping the World
  • Sports and Games
  • Discover India
  • The Scientific World
  • Literature, Art and Music
  • Reasoning
  • Earth and It’s Environment

International Society for Olympiad design the exam specifically to enforce scientific reasoning and mathematics prowess, these exams encourage the students to apply generic concepts learnt in school in a more applicative and creative manner.


For Detailed List of the topics under these sections refer to the link-


Exam Pattern:

There are 4 sections in the question Paper-

  1. Section A- General Awareness
  2. Section B- Current Affairs- India and International
  • Life Skills
  1. HOTS

Curriculum Structure:

Class. SECTION NO. of


General Awareness 20

Current Affairs 5

1 to 3 Life Skills 5


Grand Total 35

Exam Duration- 1 hour


General Awareness 30

Current Affairs 10

4 to 10 Life Skills 5


Grand Total 50

Exam Duration- 1 hour



Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must be a student in the school and studying in grade 1-10 to participate in the Olympiad.


Exam Dates:

Level 1-

Date 1: 24th October 2017

Date 2: 14th November 2017


Level 2-

Last Saturday of January 2018.



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Free Sample available:

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Registration Process:

Last date of registration is 10th October 2017

Link for registration-


Benefits, Awards and Scholarships:

For Level 1 participants (School Level):

  • Participation certificates
  • Performance report for school
  • Participation Trophy (For 300+ enrollments from a school)
  • Appreciation Letter for the Principal
  • Appreciation Certificate for School
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Olympiad Coordinator (from each school)


For Level 2 participants (National Level):

  • Medals and Certificates
  • Student performance report
  • Cash prize for Top rankers in each class, each subject (Rank 4 to 10)
  • 100 International Trips to Singapore and Dubai (Top 3 Ranks)



 UK, UAE, India, Nepal and Malaysia.

GKO Sample Papers:


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