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7 Must Know Benefits of Olympiads

Update on: 09 Sep 2022, 10:00 AM

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Every parent wishes to see their child achieving new milestones and succeeding in what they do. They want to see their child in harmony-interpersonal as well as intrapersonal. If you are also a parent then you first need to learn that each child is unique in themselves. Gone are those days when child’s intelligence was ascertained by their performance in some tests like math, science, or language. A child who is not good in one discipline can be gifted in others. Cognition and competency vary from person to person. Every person has a unique set of aptitudes. As parents, you have to discover and work on your child’s aptitude to make your child collectively good at different things by triggering their learning preferences.

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Here you need to be equipped to identify your child’s abilities and potential and the Olympiads give you the best platform for this. The sheer motive behind the Olympiads conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation is to build aptitude in young learners and encourage their learning in Mathematics, Science, Computers, General knowledge, and English with more interest and meaning. By taking Olympiads, your child will learn and practice new skills, such as reasoning, analytical and problem-solving skills. This will definitely help them to understand concepts better and deeper, unlike conventional rote learning. Apart from this, the exposure to as challenging exams as SOF Olympiads will instill confidence which will beautifully shape their personality and their future. They will always aspire for better and turn up to be the best in everything they do.

SOF Olympiads Important Dates 2022-23

SOF OlympiadsDates
International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)Date-1: 21 Sep 2023
Date-2: 10 Oct 2023
International English Olympiad (IEO)Date-1: 26 Sep 2023
Date-2: 12 Oct 2023
Date-3: 2 Nov 2023
National Science Olympiad (NSO)Date-1: 17 Oct 2023
Date-2: 21 Nov 2023
Date-3: 5 Dec 2023
International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)Date-1: 21 Oct 2023
Date-2: 30 Nov 2023
Date-3: 14 Dec 2023
National Cyber Olympiad (NCO)Date-1: 28 Nov 2023
Date-2: 19 Dec 2023
International Social Studies Olympiad (ISSO)Date-1: 12 Dec 2023
Date-2: 18 Jan 2024
International Commerce Olympiad (ICO)Date-1: 12 Dec 2023
Date-2: 18 Jan 2024

7 Major Benefits of Participating in These Olympiads Are:

1st Benefit -Test the Understanding of Concepts

SOF with its matchless and unparalleled quality in Olympiads is purposely serving young learners in building a strong foundation of fundamental concepts. The questions asked in Olympiads are application driven, which not just test students’ knowledge of concepts but also the understanding and application of concepts. Also, to solve such questions students will require applications of 2 or more concepts, for which they have to learn in an integrated manner while preparing for Olympiads. This way students also come out of the practice of cramming the concepts and they will get motivated to THINK!

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2nd Benefit – Enriches with Analytical and Problem-solving Skills  

SOF Olympiads intends to test the skills in learners such as observing, identifying, comparing, classifying, inferring, predicting, quantitative reasoning, problem-solving, analytical-thinking, listening, speaking, reading, writing, and more. By participating in Olympiads, students will develop skills and improve their aptitude which certainly help them in long run. Resources that can put these skills into action will aid in preparing for Olympiads.

3rd Benefit – Build Confidence Among the Students

With clarity of concepts and value addition of new skills, students develop the confidence to take on new challenges. The new mindset for lateral thinking helps to broaden the horizon of learning.

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4th Benefit – Improve Academic Performance

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Students’ performance in school is also improved as Olympiads sharpen their thinking and learning process which helps them to grasp the concepts taught in schools better. The right set of Olympiad books can lay a good foundation for the Olympiads. Apart from the basic curriculum books, these specially designed Olympiad books are an interface of concepts learned in the classroom with their applications. These books induce Higher Order Thinking Skills in learners.



#5th Benefit – Stepping Stones for Future Competitive Exams

Participating in Olympiads gives an insight into the competition that exists in this world. The competition in school is limited. Early exposure to competition and learning subjected through Olympiads helps learners to know their potential in higher levels of competitive exams like NEET, JEE, CA, IAS, and UPSC exams. Students get to know their strengths and weaknesses in different subjects; hence they can plan their careers well in advance.

6th Benefit – A Big Platform to Shine

Olympiads, conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation provide a big platform where even primary-level students can showcase their talent at State, National, and International levels. Students get the experience of the competitive exams and also get to know where they stand amongst their peers at the National level.

7th Benefit – Profile Building

Students who get a feat in SOF Olympiads are conferred with cash awards, medals, gifts, certificates, and a lot of recognition. Their achievement gets added to their academic profile. A good Olympiad rank will also help students to get into the Top Universities in the world directly. Above all, participating in Olympiad exams and representing their state or country at the National and International levels give satisfaction and pleasure to students which itself is the best reward for them.




Taking into consideration all the benefits of the Olympiads listed above, your pupil must participate in Olympiads to keep her/him passionate for new learning and zeal to represent her/his state or country at the National and International levels.

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If you are looking for the best Olympiad books or study materials? then go for MTG publication. It is the Official Content Partner of SOF, which is the conducting body of Olympiad exams. So, there is no need to worry about the right study material for the exam. The Olympiad study material at MTG includes Olympiad previous year papers, sample papers, workbooks, Prep-Guides, Olympiad Skill Development System (OSDS), Olympiad Online Test Package etc. If you need to check the complete features of these Olympiad books, then check below.

Best Books for Olympiad Preparation

Olympiad Workbooks

  • Chapter-wise MCQs with solved examples.
  • HOTS or Achievers section to enhance reasoning skills.
  • Previous year paper of Olympiad is included.
  • Hints and explanations provided.
  • OMR sheets for hands-on exam practice.


Olympiad workbook
Olympiad prep guide

Olympiad Prep-Guides

  • Detailed theory with Olympiad Bites providing unique facts.
  • Self-tests and exercises with variety of questions.
  • Achievers section to develop analytical skills.
  • Chapter-wise questions and 2 Model test papers.
  • Answer key with each chapter for evaluation.

Olympiad Previous Years Papers

  • 10 Olympiad papers of 5 previous years SOF Olympiad.
  • 2 Model test papers for a progress check.
  • OMR sheets were added for exam-like practice.
  • All papers with chapter-wise analysis.
  • Answer key to all 12 papers with hints & explanations.
Olympiad previous year paper

Olympiad reasoning workbook combo

Olympiad Workbook Combo

Olympiad Workbook Combo comprises 7 Workbooks that is useful during the preparation for National Science Olympiad (NSO), International Mathematics Olympiads (IMO), National Cyber Olympiad (NCO), International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO), International English Olympiad (IEO), International Social Science Olympiad (ISSO) & Olympiad Reasoning Workbook.

Olympiad Online Classes

  • One-hour Instructor-led online class.
  • Doubt-clearance sessions with review assessments.
  • Weekly tests.
  • Class recording and PPT included.
Olympiad online classes


8 thoughts on "7 Must Know Benefits of Olympiads"

  1. There are times when the child gets admissions in the new school in the month of July Aug…due to this the child is unable to register for olympiad in the new school. Kindly allow children to take part in olympiad individually.

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