ABOUT OLYMPIADS

WHAT ARE THE OLYMPIADS ?

International Olympiads in Science and Mathematics are the world championships for school students held every year in a different country. The most famous Olympiads are The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), The International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), The International Biology Olympiad (IBO), The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) and The International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO).Countries send a delegation of students and leaders to participate at the International level. India conducts National Olympiads to identify the best students who can represent India at the international level.Apart from international Olympiad various Government and private organizations in India conducting Olympiad in various subjects to bring into the main stream of competition world. The most famous Olympiads are listed competition exam blog.

MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD

The Mathematical Olympiad Programme in India, which leads to participation of Indian students in the International Mathematical Olympia (IMO), is organized by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) on behalf of the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. This programme is one of the major initiatives undertaken by the NBHM. Its main purpose is to spot mathematical talent among pre-university students in the country.

For the purpose of training and selection of students for the Olympiad contest, 25 regions all over the country have been designated and each assigned a Regional Coordinator. Additionally, three groups (Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathana (KVS) have a Regional Coordinator each. The Mathematical Olympiad programme consists of five stages.

Stage 1: Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO and pre – RMO): The RMO is a three-hour written test with six or seven problems. On the basis of the performance in RMO, a certain number of students from each region is selected for Stage 2 (INMO). The Regional Coordinators are in charge of conducting the RMO in their respective regions. They have the option of preparing RMO question papers all by themselves or they may choose to use the central RMO question paper prepared by the Mathematical Olympiad Cell, HBCSE, TIFR. Some regions may hold a pre-RMO examination by way of which students will be selected to appear for RMO. All pre-RMOs will be conducted by the concerned regions. The format of the pre-RMO paper and the criteria for selecting students for RMO are at the sole discretion of the respective Regional Coordinator.

Stage 2: Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO): The INMO will be held on the first Sunday of February between 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm. Only those students who are selected in RMO 2015 and those who have received an INMO certificate of merit in 2015 are eligible to appear for the INMO. This contest is a four hour written test. On the basis of the INMO, the top 30-35 students in merit from all over the country are chosen as INMO awardees. In addition to INMO awardees, the next 45-50 students who are in class X or lower and have done well in INMO, but have not qualified as INMO awardee are awarded INMO certificate of merit.

Stage 3: International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC): The INMO awardees are invited to a month long training camp in April-May each year at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai. The INMO awardess of the previous years who are eligible for IMO 2016 and, in addition, who have satisfactorily gone through postal tuition throughout the year are invited to the training camp as senior students. The junior students will receive INMO certificate and a prize in the form of books. The senior students will receive a prize in the form of books and cash. On the basis of a number of selection tests through the Camp, a team of the best six students is selected from the combined pool of junior and senior batch participants.

Stage 4: Pre-departure Training Camp for IMO: The selected team of six students goes through another round of training and orientation for about ten days prior to departure for IMO.

Stage 5: International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO): The six member team selected at the end of IMOTC accompanied by a leader, a deputy leader and an observer represents the country at the IMO, held in July each year in a different member country of the IMO. The IMO contest consists of two written tests held on two consecutive days. On each day of the contest the test consists of three problems and lasts for four and half hours. India has been participating in the IMO since 1989. Students of the Indian Team who receive gold, silver and bronze medals at the IMO receive a cash prize of Rs. 5000/-, Rs. 4000/- and Rs. 3000/- respectively at a formal ceremony at the end of the training camp during the following year.

The selection of the members of the Indian team for IMO will be subject to their fulfilling criteria such as age limit, medical fitness, parental consent, etc., as may be applicable. In particular, the selected students need to have a valid Indian passport meeting the visa regulations of the host country. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) finances international travel of the team, the leader and the deputy leader, while NBHM (DAE) finances the other expenditures connected with the international participation and the entire in-country programme. Students aiming to go through the Mathematical Olympiad programme leading to international participation (IMO) should note that RMO is the first essential step for the programme. To appear for the RMO, the students should get in touch with the RMO co-ordinator of their region well in advance for enrollment and payment of stipulated (nominal) fees.

PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, ASTRONOMY, JUNIOR SCIENCE OLYMPIADS

STAGE I – NATIONAL STANDARD EXAMINATION (NSE) IN PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, ASTRONOMY, JUNIOR SCIENCE ORGANIZED BY IAPT

Every student aspiring to go through successive stages of the Olympiad programme must enroll for NSE. NSEs are held at a large number of centres in the country usually in the last week of November. All students of Class XII or below (science stream) are eligible to appear for NSEs. A student may appear for more than one Olympiad as per the examination schedule. Students who have passed Class XII are not eligible. For the junior level, students should be in Class IX. For the senior level, students should be in Class X or Class XI. NSE emphasizes comprehension of the subject, not rote memory.

STAGE II – INDIAN NATIONAL OLYMPIAD EXAMINATIONS

For Indian National Olympiad Examinations, the national top 200-250 students selected from NSEP, NSEC, NSEB and NSEA each are eligible to appear for Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO), Indian National Chemistry Olympiad (INChO), Indian National Biology Olympiad (INBO) and Indian National Astronomy Olympiad (INAO) respectively.

Indian National Olympiads are held sometime in the last week of January or early February. These examinations are held at about 16 Centres in the country.

Questions and problems in National Olympiads are usually non-conventional and of high difficulty level, comparable to the International Olympiads. On the basis of performance in the National Olympiads (theory) about 50 students are short-listed in each subject.

STAGE III – ORIENTATION CUM SELECTION CAMP (OCSC)

HBCSE. These camps are typically of two to three weeks duration in each subject. The camps include several theoretical and experimental tests. Orientation is provided to students especially for the experimental tests. A camp concludes with a valedictory function where distinguished scientists are invited to speak to the students. On the basis of their performance in OCSC the top 5 students in Physics, top 4 in Chemistry and top 4 in Biology will be declared to be special merit awardees. These special merit awardees are given a prize each in the form of books and cash. In addition there will be special prizes in each subject to recognize meritorious performance in theory and experiments. The 5 special merit awardees in Physics constitute the 5-member student team to represent India at the International Physics Olympiad. The 4 special merit awardees in Chemistry constitute the 4-member student team to represent India at the International Chemistry Olympiad. The 4 special merit awardees in Biology constitute the 4-member student team to represent India at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO).

ASTRONOMY

Since HBCSE is academically involved in the hosting of the 10th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) in Bhubaneswar in 2016, the second stage (INAO) examination, the third stage (OCSC-Astronomy) and the fourth stage (Training of the Indian team for IOAA 2016) will be organized by a different organization (to be announced later). The selected group of students in Astronomy will be invited to the Orientation Cum Selection Camp. The camp is of about three weeks duration. The camp includes several theoretical, data analysis and observation tests. Students are trained in basic concepts in astronomy and astrophysics during the camp. Orientation is provided to students especially for problem-solving in astronomy, astrophysics and for observational astronomy tests. The camp concludes with a valedictory function where distinguished scientists are invited to speak to the students. On the basis of the performance in OCSC, the top 5 students will be declared special merit awardees. These special merit awardees will be given a prize each in the form of books and cash. In addition there will be special certificates to recognize meritorious performance in theory, data analysis and observation.

JUNIOR SCIENCE

The selected group of students from INJSO will be invited to the Orientation Cum Selection Camp at HBCSE. The camp is of two to three weeks duration. The camp includes several theoretical and experimental tests. Orientation is provided to students especially for the experimental tests. The camp concludes with a valedictory function where distinguished scientists are invited to speak to the students. On the basis of their performance in OCSC the top 6 students will be declared to be special merit awardees. These special merit awardees will be given a prize each in the form of books and cash. The 6 special merit awardees will constitute the 6-member student team to represent India at the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO).

STAGE IV – TRAINING OF INDIAN TEAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIADS

The selected Indian teams undergo a rigorous training program at HBCSE in theory and experiment.

STAGE V – PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIADS

  • The 5-member student team, 2 teacher leaders and one scientific observer constitute the delegation to represent India at the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO)
  • The 4-member student team, 2 teacher leaders and one scientific observer constitute the delegation to represent India at the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO)
  • The 4-member student team, 2 teacher leaders and one scientific observer constitute the delegation to represent India at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO)
  • The 5-member student team, 2 teacher leaders and one scientific observer constitute the delegation to represent India at the International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO).
  • The 5-member student team, 2 teacher leaders and one scientific observer constitute the delegation to represent India at the International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO).
  • The 6-member student team, 3 teacher leaders and one scientific observer constitute the delegation to represent India at the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO).
OLYMPIAD IN INFORMATICS

The Indian Computing Olympiad is used to select the team of four students to represent India at the International Olympiad for Informatics (IOI). The competition is held in three stages: the Zonal Informatics Olympiad, the Indian National Olympiad in Informatics, and the International Olympiad in Informatics Training Camp.

Stage I: The Zonal Informatics Olympiad (ZIO) is a written round. Most of the questions can be solved with the use of algorithmic techniques, although logic is usually enough.

Stage II: The Indian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI) – In this students have to write programs on a computer. The INOI is a programming competition round. Students are expected to solve two algorithmic problems in 3 hours in C, C++ or Pascal. Questions in this round are similar to those in the IOI and other national computing Olympiads.

About thirty top-performing students in the INOI are selected for the International Olympiad in Informatics Training Camp (IOITC).

Stage III: The International Olympiad in Informatics Training Camp (IOITC) is a one fortnight long annual training camp held in India to select and train students to represent India at the International Olympiad in Informatics.

At the completion of the camp, 4 students are selected to represent India at the International Olympiad in Informatics.

When and how should I start preparing for the Olympiads?

The Olympiads are the most prestigious school competitions in the world. Students have to go through a rigorous process to be selected for the Indian team. Students selected to represent the country get an opportunity to compete and win prizes at an International level.

Students who represent India in the International Olympiads in Physics / Chemistry /Mathematics / Informatics and Astronomy automatically qualify for KVPY Fellowship. Organizations like Infosys, Sasken, NASSCOM etc. also give prizes to the participants and winners of the International Olympiads.

Usually students appear for the Olympiads in Class XI but brilliant students can appear for the stage I exam even in lower classes and increase their number of attempts and even their medal tally as they can participate in the International Olympiads till they reach Class XII.

About IJSO

International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) The International Junior Science Olympiad (or just IJSO) is a major international academically competition held annually and the only international academicals competition that covers physics, chemistry and biology at the same time. The competition is known for its intricacy as it requires a wide knowledge range in all three sciences. Top students from each country are selected to the competition and each get a chance to compete with their counterparts from across the globe.

FormatFor the competition, each country may only send a team of up to 6 students, 15 or younger, and 3 official team leaders.

Examinations The examinations consist of three separated tests, done in different days. The tests require knowledge about science of physics, chemistry and biology. The maximum score is 100 points.

Test examination (3 hours) the test examination is composed of 30 multiple choice questions, 10 involving physics, 10 involving chemistry and 10 involving biology. Each of the questions has 4 options. The competitor earns 1 point for each right answer, earns nothing for questions left unanswered and loses 0.25 for wrong answers. The maximum score for this test is 30 points.

Theoretical examination (3 hours) the theoretical examination is made up of three parts, one for each of the subjects. Each part contains several questions about one or more topics from the respective science. The maximum score for this test is 30.

Experimental examination (3 hours) the experimental examination is done in groups of up to three people of the same country, each country may have up to 2 teams. The groups should follow the instructions and answer the proposed questions. All students of the group receive the same grade. The maximum score for this test is 40 points.

Exam Date

Stage 1 – Usually, 1st round of the written exam is conducted in the month of November every year.
Stage 2- 2nd round is conducted usually in the month of February every year.
Stage 3- 3rd round is conducted in the month of April to June every year.

Awards The top 10% students receive gold medals, the next 20% students receive silver medals and another 30% receive bronze medals.

Also, team prizes are offered to the best results at the experimental examination and the best country in the tournament. Individual prizes are offered to the best student in the theoretical examination and to the best overall. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is responsible for giving official participation certificates to all students, leaders and observers.

About IESO

International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) The International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO), one of the twelve International Science Olympiads, is an annual competition for secondary school students that test their abilities in disciplines such as geology, meteorology, environmental science, and terrestrial astronomy. Students who are winners of the respective national competitions are invited to participate in the IESO, and all interested countries are encouraged to contribute to the IESO.

It is one of the major activities of the International Geoscience Education Organization – IGEO that aims at raising student interest in and public awareness of Earth sciences, as well as to enhance Earth science learning of students.
All major areas of Earth Sciences, including geology, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy, and environmental sciences, are considered for selecting topics for the competition.

Exam Conducted The International competition consists of a theoretical and a practical examination. The written examination includes problems which are developed to measure the participants’ robust knowledge and understanding in Earth science areas.

Exam date Usually, last week of September every year.
The practical examination consists of tasks which are designed to assess participants’ abilities to carry out scientific investigations in earth science inquiries. Participants are allowed to bring non-programmable calculators for the examinations. Sometimes special tool are provides as telescopes, geology compass, meteorological instruments and so on.

Teams Each team consists of up to four competing students, an alternate, and mentors. The mentors must be specialists in Earth science and/or Earth science education and capable of serving as members of the International Jury. The official language of the competition is English, and the mentors must also translate for their teams from their native language. Students qualify to attend the IESO by winning national Earth science competitions in their home countries.

Awards The top twenty or so, students who qualify the entrance test for IESO are called for the training camp whose duration is about 20 days. On the basis of performance of these students the final team is selected which represents the particular country at the International Competition.

About UCO

Unified Cyber Olympiad (UCO) Importance of streamlined and competitive education in computers and IT and with a view to fortifying India’s success, Unified Council is foraying into its Unified Cyber Olympiad.
It motivates children to strengthen their knowledge in mental ability, logical reasoning & computer knowledge. Proficiency in these areas will help every child to face the problems related to software solutions, management crises, lack of judgment and decision making.

Unified Cyber Olympiad (UCO), which will be held across the country with the following goals:

  • Streamlining computer education
  • Instilling competitiveness in computer education
  • Including logic, reasoning and mental ability in the learning process
  • Identifying talent and assessing students on a nationwide platform
  • Exposing students to the latest technology and study in computers

UCO will be conducted at two levels. The first level exam will be conducted in the respective school premises. 500 students from every class will be selected for the second level exam, which will be conducted at the nearest selected State Head Quarters/Main Towns.

Eligibility Student of classes 2, 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 & 10 are eligible to participate in this examination.

Exam date Usually, it is conducted in the month of November every year.

Exam Fee Rs. 100/- (Rupees Hundred only)
Students desirous of referring of Model Question Paper should add Rs. 40 for a set of 4 Model/Previous Q.P.

Exam Structure This exam will be conducted in two levels.

First level will be conducted in the school premises of the respective schools.
Second level for the top 500 students from each class will be conducted in the nearest selected State Head Quarters/Main Towns.

Exam Pattern The medium of the test will be English.
There will be a different question paper for each class.
Note: The above pattern is applicable for 2 levels of exam.

About IMO

International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual six-problem, 42-point mathematical Olympiad for pre-collegiate students and is the oldest of the International Science Olympiads.[1] The first IMO was held in Romania in 1959. About 100 countries send teams of up to six students,[2] plus one team leader, one deputy leader, and observers.[3] Ever since its inception in 1959, the Olympiad has developed a rich legacy and has established itself as the pinnacle of mathematical competition among high school students.
Scoring and format – The paper consists of six problems, with each problem being worth seven points, the total score thus being 42 points. No calculators are allowed. The examination is held over two consecutive days; the contestants have four-and-a-half hours to solve three problems per day. The problems chosen are from various areas of secondary school mathematics, broadly classifiable as geometry, number theory, algebra, and combinatorics.

Exam date Usually, 2nd week of December every year.

Awards The participants are ranked based on their individual scores. Medals are awarded to the highest ranked participants, such that slightly less than half of them receive a medal. Subsequently the cutoffs (minimum scores required to receive a gold, silver or bronze medal respectively) are chosen such that the ratio of gold to silver to bronze medals awarded approximates 1:2:3. Participants who do not win a medal but who score seven points on at least one problem receive an honorable mention.

About IOEL

International Olympiad of English Language (IOEL) The International Olympiad of English Language (IOEL), a test of competence and knowledge in English Language, is held annually at the national and international levels based on syllabus prescribed by CBSE/ICSE and the State Boards. Detailed syllabus with Sample question paper is provided along with this Information Booklet. Please refer to the Books published by SilverZone for the preparation of iOEL. ESEL recommends the competition for each and every student who is studying English Language as their subject in the school. Detailed syllabus is provided at our website. For details Please follow links the given below.
Structure of the Olympiad –

Level 1 : All the students of classes 1st to 12 are eligible to take part in Level 1
Level 2: Top 500 Olympiad rank holders of the 1st Level from each class will compete for top positions in a 2nd level examination. All class 1st rank holders (with a minimum of 75% marks) with a minimum participation of 75 students are also eligible for 2nd level Examination.
Level 3: Olympiad 1st Rank Holders of classes 6th to 12th from 2nd level will be eligible for Level 3. Level 3 will be conducted at New Delhi, India.
Exam date Usually, the exam is held in the month of December-January every year.
For Schools In India The participation fee for the Olympiad is Rs.120/- per student.

About IIO

International Olympiad in Informatics (IIO) The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) is an annual competitive programming competition for secondary school students. The first IOI was held in 1989 in Pravetz, Bulgaria.
The contest consists of two days computer programming, solving problems of an algorithmic nature. Students at the IOI compete on an individual basis, with up to four students competing from each participating country (with 81 countries in 2012). Students in the national teams are selected through national computing contests, such as the Australian Informatics Olympiad, British Informatics Olympiad, and Bundeswettbewerb Informatics (Germany).

Competition structure and participation On each of the two competition days, the students are typically given three problems which they have to solve in five hours. Each student works on his/her own, with only a computer and no other help allowed, specifically no communication with other contestants, books etc. Usually to solve a task the contestant has to write a computer program (in C, C++ or Pascal, and occasionally FORTRAN and PHP) and submit it before the five hour competition time ends.

Exam date Usually, the exam is held in the month of September or October every year.

Awards The scores from the two competition days and all problems are summed up separately for each contestant. At the awarding ceremony, contestants are awarded medals depending on their relative total score. The top 50% of the contestants are awarded medals, such that the relative number of gold: silver: bronze: no medal is approximately 1:2:3:6 (thus 1/12 of the contestants get a gold medal).

About IOS

International Olympiad of Science (IOS) 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 school students 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. The organization actively promotes Science education through workshops, seminars, refresher courses, Science Olympiads at the national and international levels. SSE is supported by Silver Zone, New Delhi. Silver Zone is an ISO 9001:2000 Certified organizations devoted to the field of IT and education.
Structure of the Olympiad

Level 1: All the students of classes 1st to 12 are eligible to take part in Level 1
Level 2: Top 500 Olympiad rank holders of the 1st Level from each class will compete for top positions in a 2nd level examination. All class 1st rank holders (with a minimum of 75% marks) with a minimum participation of 75 students are also eligible for 2nd level Examination.
Level 3: Olympiad 1st Rank Holders of classes 6th to 12th from 2nd level will be eligible for Level 3. Level 3 will be conducted at New Delhi, India.

Exam date: Usually, the exam is held in the month of December every year.

Prizes for Students

Level 3

Top 2 Students of the 3rd level participants will be sent for educational excursion abroad.

Level 2

  • Olympiad 1st rank holder of 11th and 12th will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 51,000/- each.
  • 1st Olympiad rank holder from classes 1st to10th will be awarded with a Tab along with a Winners Trophy.
  • 2nd Olympiad rank holder in each class will be awarded with a Digicam along with a Winners Trophy.
  • 3rd Olympiad rank holder in each class will be awarded with a cash Prize of Rs. 5000/- along with a Winners Trophy.

Level 1

  • 4th to 10th Olympiad rank holders in each class will be awarded with wrist watches.
  • 11th to 25th Olympiad rank holders in each class will be awarded with exciting Gift.
  • 26th to 200th Olympiad rank holders in each class will be awarded with the topper achievement certificate.
  • Class Topper 1st, 2nd and 3rd rank holders of every class of each school will be awarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively, provided the topper obtains at least 50% marks.
About NMTC

National Mathematics Talent Contest (NMTC) The National Mathematics Talent Contest or NMTC is a national-level mathematics contest conducted by the Association of Mathematics Teachers of India or AMTI. It is strongest in Tamil Nadu, which is the operating base of the AMTI. The AMTI is a pioneer organisation in promoting and conducting Maths Talent Tests in India.

Levels

  • Primary level: Standards 4 to 6, is called the Gauss Contest
  • Sub-junior level: Standards 7 and 8, is called the Kaprekar Contest
  • Junior level: Standards 9 and 10, is called the Bhaskara Contest
  • Inter level: Standards 11 and 12, is called the Ramanujan Contest
  • Senior level: B.Sc. students, is called the Aryabhata Contest

Stages For all levels except the senior level, there is a preliminary examination comprising multiple choice questions. The preliminary examination is held in September. Students qualifying in the preliminary examination are eligible to sit for the main examination, which is held around the last week of October. A week before the main examination, students are invited for a two-day orientation camp.

Exam date: Usually, the exam is held in the month of August every year.

Fee The fee for the preliminary examination is Rs. 50 in India. No further fee is required for the main examination. Rs. 50/- per candidate (out of which Rs.5/- will be retained by the institution only for all expenses and Rs.45/- to be sent to AMTI.)

Syllabus No special knowledge of curriculum material is required. A good knowledge of curriculum at the next lower level would be helpful. The syllabus for Mathematics Olympiad (Regional, National and International) is pre-degree college mathematics. The areas covered are, mainly.
a)Algebra, b) Geometry, c) Number theory and d) Graph theory & combinations.

About UNIFIED COUNSIL

Unified Council is a professionally managed progressive organisation in the field of education, established in the year 1998 by eminent personalities from various fields, including some academicians of international repute. Since its inception, Unified Council has brought together, the best brains in the field of education, in an endeavour to make the younger generation fundamentally stronger and to nourish their brains for a bright and enterprising future.
The Unified Council Team comprises experienced teachers and professionals having an intense involvement with school education. Their hands-on experience helps the team create and implement solutions that are based on actual needs of schools and teachers. These solutions are based on the strong foundation of curriculum and educational research.

Fundamental Revolution

The focus on fundamentals is important. A student, after completing his/her education, is able to face the competitive world with equanimity, once armed with these fundamentals. Even while opting for higher studies, the student has to go through a complete scan of what and how much he/she knows. Exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, AIIMS, AFMC, CAT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, are designed to test the fundamental strengths of a student. Hence, the need of the hour is to build the fundamental base as strong as possible. This exactly is the philosophy behind all our assessment exams. That is the reason we call it a Fundamental Revolutionary.

All our solutions/strategies are scientifically designed. Skill-based assessment tests have question papers prepared after a detailed study of the syllabi of the Central and various State boards of examination. Rather than testing the rote learning, our solution/strategy focusses on measuring how well the skills and concepts underlying the school syllabus have been learnt by the student. The test results provide information on the strengths and weaknesses of individual students and also of the entire class. All our tests are diagnostic in nature and help students in practically improving their skills.

Unlike regular tests which may only find out how much a student knows or has memorised, our exams measure how well a student has understood the concepts, and gives a detailed feedback of the same, to help him/her improve.Thus our exams help each student know whether and how much he/she has actually understood about a concept and enables him/her to take immediate proactive steps to prevent development of conceptual gaps, which otherwise can increase as the student upgrades to higher classes without proper understanding and can lead to development of a phobia for the subject.

This is how Unified Councils exams focus on improvement rather than just comparison or grading. This helps reduce the stress of exams by checking the understanding beforehand.

Unified Councils principal activities

  • Conducting self-assessment exams
  • Offering special education programmes/material tailored to suit every students requirements (effective study techniques, exercises to improve memory power, etc.) through success series books.
  • Guiding the student in choosing a career that is most apt for the students strengths and abilities. Developing interactive learning kits and activities. Conducting programmes for the overall development of a student.

We are conducting workshops/seminars on MIND & MEMORY MANAGEMENT, which guide on various aspects like when to study, where to study, how to study and even why to study. This guidance is put together scientifically, by noted western and Indian psychologists, educationalists and psychiatrists.
Never before a workshop of this kind has been made available to students, and we are confident that students will benefit both psychologically and mentally from the same. No doubt, participation in the seminar makes students better-oriented and focused. Looking at its growing popularity and demand, we will soon be conducting these workshops/seminars at venues throughout the country.
Main examinations are:

NSTSE ( National Science Talent Search Examination)

UCO (Unified Cyber Olympiad)

UICO ( Unified International English Olympiad )

About Silver Zone Olympiad

Silver zone Foundation is an NGO, which aims in promoting competitive awareness of academics in school children in India and abroad. Over the years we have been in the process of creating this awareness among the students and school authorities by organizing and conducting International Olympiads. Our Olympiads create a platform for students from all ways of life to appear in various levels of competitive exams in the National/International level. We identify the outstanding performers on the basis of merit and give recognition in the form of Certificates, Medals, Trophies, and Prizes.

It has been years, Silver zone took her maiden stride into the domain of International Olympiads, thereby education. Today, it has come a long way to be the name to reckon with. During this long journey many Schools, Teachers, Principals, Administrators have joined us, in different periods, making our endeavour a sacred one. This has, therefore, been an effort of Silver zone Foundatio to celebrate the Excellence in Education. For we believe, honoring as such is honoring the builders of our nation/tomorrow. We must say here that we are overwhelmed by the wholehearted and warm response to this noble effort of ours, from the length and breadth of the land.

Foundation Conduct following Olympiad.

  • iiO (International Informatics Olympiad)
  • iOM (International Olympiad of Mathematics)
  • iOS (International Olympiad of Science)
  • iOEL (The International Olympiad of English Language)
About Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF)

SOF is a Registered Not-For-Profit Organization Popularizing Computer, Science, Mathematics, English, Sports Knowledge and Company Secretaries’ Education among school children.

A non-profit organization established by leading academicians, scientists and media personalities with the aim of promoting science, mathematics, computer education, English, sports and professional courses, the Science Olympiad Foundation has been striving for over two decades to promote scientific attitude and temperament through innovative activities and use of IT in learning process that involve school students across the country.

In the present times when the world is totally pivoted on science and IT, it is pertinent to think and plan about the future – a future in which the children of the present shall be the leaders of tomorrow. Regular qualitative and quantitative assessment needs to be done at the national level in order to build up the scientific and IT talent pool. It is in this sphere that the role of SOF has been much appreciated over these last few years, so much so that The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, through The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, and many highly reputed organizations like The British Council, Star Sports etc have volunteered to support SOF’s various programmes.

SOF’s integrity and commitment towards the fulfilment of its objectives have been lauded by thousands of schooling institutions and millions of students who have directly benefited from its educative, informative and evaluative programmes. For the future, SOF has several more innovative programmes lined up, which promise to bring about a sea change in the approach to education and preparation for competitive programs.

SOF Mission

  • The key to having a large, exclusive scientific and IT talent pool for the future is seeking out, identifying young geniuses and providing them with a unique competitive platform where they can prove themselves. To further this cause SOF endeavors to:
  • Identify and nurture future scientists, technologists, IT and other professional talent at school level.
  • Encourage students’ participation in national/international competitions/ programmes/events
  • Instill a feeling of belonging to national and global student’s fraternity.
  • Infuse a healthy competitive spirit through reward based Olympiads/competitive exams.
  • Bring about a transformation in the classroom approach to science, IT and other subjects to make it more interactive, practical and innovative.
  • Disseminate knowledge and information on the latest developments in science and technology.
  • Project SOF as a Centre of Excellence that could cater to different schooling institutions in the areas of methodical research, new educational tools, special publications and expert advice.

Sphere of Activities

All activities of the Foundation invariably aim at making learning an interesting and interactive process in which the learner is actually able to put his / her skills, memory, talent and knowledge to test.

For this the Foundation conducts workshops, seminars and science/IT competitions for students of different classes and age groups.

The foundation conducts the following Olympiads:

National Cyber Olympiad

National Science Olympiad

International Mathematics Olympiad

International English Olympiad

International Company Secretaries Olympiad

International Sports Knowledge Olympiad