The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) is an educational foundation and a non profit organisation, established in 1996, based in New Delhi, India which promotes science, mathematics, general knowledge, introductory computer education and English language skills among school children in India through various Olympiad examinations. It helps students in their studies by providing higher level of education through their books, sample papers & olympiads.
Eligibility and Pattern
Students from class I to XII can participate. There is a different exam paper for each class. The question paper consists of 35 multiple choice questions of 40 marks for classes I to IV, and 50 multiple choice questions for classes V to XII of 60 marks, to be answered in one hour. Five questions that are part of the 'Achievers' section' carry 3 marks each whereas the remaining questions carry one mark each. Students are required to mark their answers on an OMR sheet. Results are announced for every student and it includes the student's international rank, zonal rank and school rank. SOF also generates a performance report for all participating schools, as well as awards teachers and principals whose pupils excelled in the exam.