Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Olympiad exams provide a wider platform for students to compete and analyse their academic knowledge and strength across subjects. They can gauge how they stand academically at different levelswithin the school, at national level and above all at international level.
ISFO provides students an opportunity to appear for and check their knowledge and application skills in Mathematics, Science and English. The wide spectrum of competition helps the students to acquire knowledge beyond the books, learn to face questions and gain confidence to appear in competitive exams throughout his/her learning years.
All students are provided a detailed and elaborate performance analysis report that enables them to understand their strengths and improvement areas in each of the subjects they have taken the exam.

Students can only enrol via their schools (minimum 50 students from a school) and appear for the Exams with their school as a centre at Level 1.

Students of Grades I to X are eligible to appear for the 1st level Olympiads. There is no other eligibility criterion like minimum marks. Students who secure 70% and above in Level 1 exam qualify for the Level 2 exam.

There is no individual participation this year. You can only register via your school. If you want your school to participate, please share the name of your school and the contact details of the person whom we can talk with. Our representative will get in touch with your school.

This year Olympiads are only via School Invitation. A school can also contact us at and leave details about the school. A representative from our end will approach the respective school at the earliest.

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Results of the Olympiad exams are declared within 6 weeks of the examination. The results are sent to the respective schools. The results are also made available on our website.

20th October 2022

Level 1 examination to be held in respective schools and invigilated by schoolteachers.
Level 2 examination are held at a common venue /respective school to be invigilated by IFSO representative.

The Level 1 exams are scheduled as follows:
  •  Wednesday 23rd November 2022 – Mathematics (from 9:00 am to 10:00 am)
  •  Thursday 24th November 2022 – Science (from 9:00 am to 10:00 am)
  •  Friday 25th November 2022 – English (from 9:00 am to 10:00 am)

Tentatively in the second week of February 2023

Each paper is of 60 minutes. The exams will be held between 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

The participation fee is INR 300 (inclusive of e-Practice workbook worth INR 150), per student per subject

Only 50 registrations across all eligible classes & subjects (Maths, Science & English) is required

In the unlikely scenario, where there are less than 50 enrolments across all three subjects, it is not feasible for ISFO to hold the exam. A minimum of 50 enrolments should be there from a school for a school to become a centre at Level 1.

Post registration each participant will be able to download a specific preparatory booklet subject and grade-wise from the ISFO website. They will also have access to a Practice Test.

Post registration, a unique user id & password would be provided to the school for each student. The school will send this user id and password to the students. The students will use their unique user id and password to access the study material, the practice test, and their results.

The practice tests will be available from 30th October 2022.

The Practice test is only available online. You will need to login to the website using your login details to attempt the Practice test.

  •  Appreciation Certificate for the school
  •  Appreciation Certificate for the Principal
  •  Certificate of Appreciation for Olympiad Coordinator
  •  School Trophy (for schools with more than 500 enrolments)

  •  Those who are in the top first percentile at level 2 for each grade and each subject, are given a gold medal & an International Excellence Certificate
  •  Those who are in the top second percentile at level 2 for each grade and each subject, are given a silver medal & an International Excellence Certificate
  •  Those who are in the top third percentile at level 2 for each grade and each subject, are given a bronze medal & an International Excellence Certificate
  •  Students at Level 2 are given Achievement Certificates (e-certificates)
  •  Students who do not qualify for Level 2 are given a Participation certificate (e-certificate)

Class Topper Certificates, called Outstanding Achievement Certificates (e-certificates) are given to top three students per subject per class provided they have obtained more that 70% marks in Level 1 exams.

The e-Certificates (Achievement, Participation & Outstanding Achievement) can be obtained from your dashboard on the website when you use your login details to login and are downloadable.

In Level 2, there are five additional questions at a higher level of difficulty. The marks for these questions are considered for scoring in the situation there is a tie of marks in the main paper only.

Prizes are given to the top three students at each grade per subject at level 2.

There is a tie-breaker round (comprising of five questions) at Level 2. If there is more than one winner in Level 2, then the marks obtained in the Tie-Breaker Round are taken into consideration. If there is still a tie, then the scores of the Brain box section of Level 2 are considered. In case of a further tie, we refer to the total scores obtained at Level 1. In case of yet a further tie, the brain box scores of Level 1 are taken into consideration.

If you are not the topper but still in the first percentile, you are eligible for a gold medal & an International Excellence Certificate.

Based on your score in the four sections in the Level 2 exam, you are placed in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd percentile. Hence you are eligible for a medal and a certificate. However, based on your score in the Tie-breaker section (that is taken into consideration only if there are more than one first percentile ranker) are you considered for the grand prize.

We do not refund part or full fees paid under any circumstances.