About Olympiad Exams

What are Olympiad Exams?

Olympiad exams are competitive exams conducted by various organizations across India and abroad. These examinations are conducted on the basis of school curriculum of CBSE, ICSE, and other major state boards. These exams help to compare student's performance with their peers across the country. The question paper for these exams is objective-type with multiple-choice questions. Olympiad exams focus on concept-based learning and logical thinking. This in turn enhances the abilities of the student which is an important tool to face the future competition coming in their lives.

What is the importance of Olympiad Exams?

Olympiad exams evaluates the conceptual learning and strengthens the reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills of a student from an early age. This way the student becomes ready for the upcoming challenges of the competitive world.

Who conducts Olympiad exams?

There are independent private organizations who conduct the Olympiad Exams. Some of the major Olympiad Exam conducting bodies are as follows:

I want to conduct these exams in my school, what should I do?

For details and more information about school registration, please send us an email at [email protected] with the details of your school. We will revert back with all the necessary procedure for registering a school for conducting the exam.

Can 'I' participate in the Olympiad examination individually as my school is not participating in Olympiad examination?

Almost all the Olympiads consider participation from school only. Only CREST Olympiads (www.crestolympiads.in) and NSTSE (organized by Unified Council) accept individual registrations. If you are interested in participating individually, then you can consider these Olympiads.

How can I participate in Olympiad Examination?

You can participate in an Olympiad exam either

  • through your school or
  • by participating individually in CREST Olympiads or NSTSE

In which subject these exams are conducted?

The major subjects in which Olympiad exams are conducted are:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English
  • Cyber
  • General Knowledge
  • French
  • Reasoning
  • Spell Bee

*Olympiad exam covers the school curriculum and the exam pattern is based on multiple-choice questions.

How many questions will be there in a question paper?

All the organizations have their own question sets like SOF – classes from 1 to 4 have 35 questions and for classes 5 to 10 have 50 questions. You may check the pattern of questions for various Olympiads by visiting here

How to prepare for Olympiad Exams?

Although the questions in the Olympiads are based on what a student studies in schools but the questions are more conceptual and trickier. So, to prepare for the Olympiad exams, the student has to study his curriculum along with the preparation material exclusively for Olympiads. Check the complete Olympiad Preparation Guide here.


Which are the various Important School Level Olympiad Exams in India?

Below is the list of all the important school level Olympiad Exams held in India:

CREST Olympiads
Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF)
Unicus Olympiads
International Assessment for Indian Schools
Hummingbird Education
Eduheal Foundation
Silver Zone Foundation
Unified Council

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