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  • Exam Date : 18th Sep & 14th Oct 2014
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  • Exam Date : 12th Nov & 25th Nov 2014
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  • Exam Date : 4th Dec & 18th Dec 2014
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IEO

  • Exam Date : 20th Jan & 29th Jan 2015
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IEO Exam Syllabus

REVISED PATTERN OF QUESTIONS AND MARKING SCHEME FOR OLYMPIAD EXAMS UPLOADED.                                             REGISTRATIONS FOR CURRENT YEAR’S OLYMPIAD EXAMS ARE NOW OPEN. REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH SCHOOLS. OLYMPIAD EXAMS START FROM Sept ‘14 

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IEO Exam Syllabus

IEO tests note from the British Council

The British Council is extremely happy to be collaborating with SOF on providing the tests for the International English Olympiad. 

The tests for each level, although take into consideration the syllabus for each school year, are not directly related to them. The content of the tests is designed to focus on communication and use of English language, rather than rote learning and correct grammar only.

In the example, the response to the question ‘What time will you meet me tonight?’ could be:

  • I’ll meet you at 7.00 (will is for a future plan or promise)

·         I can meet you at 7.00 (possibility)

  • I would meet you at 7.00 (implies there might be conditions which make it difficult)

Therefore, depending on the other information provided, only one of these responses is likely to be correct.

We are also trying to provide you with language which:

  • will be useful for you to learn rather than English which is old fashioned, or out of date.
  • Focus on international usage - for example, it might be correct to say ‘I’m taking my lunch’ to say I’m eating lunch, but in international usage, this would be incorrect, as this would implies you were moving it somewhere, it would be more correct to say ‘I’m having lunch’ (consuming)

However, it would be incorrect to say ‘I’m having a headache’, as in this is a state of being, and we do not use the continuous (…ing) form for states).

We hope you will find the content of the tests interesting and useful for your communication needs, and look forward to your feedback.

 

Class-1

The actual test paper consists of 35 questions. Time allowed: 60 minutes. There are 4 sections: 30 questions in section I, II & III and 5 in section IV.

Section-I: Word and Structure Knowledge

Section-II: Reading

Section-III:Spoken and Written Expression

Section-IV:Achievers Section (Syllabus as per Sections I, II and III)

Syllabus

Jumbled Words, Words and Their Meanings, Words and Their Opposites, Identify the Word From the Picture, Making a  Word, Feminine and Masculine, One and Many, Word Pairs, Odd One Out, Animals and Their Babies, Nouns, Verbs, Articles 

 

Class-2

The actual test paper consists of 35 questions. Time allowed: 60 minutes. There are 4 sections: 30 questions in section I, II & III and 5 in section IV.

Syllabus

Section-I (Word and Structure Knowledge): Nouns, Articles, Pronouns, Simple tenses, Prepositions, etc.

Collocations, Spellings, Words related to animals, Clothes, Body parts, Basic emotions, Food, Animals, Animal sounds, etc.

Section-II (Reading): Search for and retrieve information from various text types like stories, short dialogues, etc., acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in short texts like messages, invitations, etc.

Section-III (Spoken and Written Expression) : Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like thanking, greeting, asking for permission, introducing (oneself), etc.

Section –IV (Achievers Section): Syllabus as per Sections I, II and III.

 

Class-3

The actual test paper consists of 35 questions. Time allowed: 60 minutes. There are 4 sections: 30 questions in section I, II & III and 5 in section IV.

Syllabus

Section-I (Word and Structure Knowledge): Adverbs, Prepositions, Pronouns (possessive, demonstrative, etc.), Simple tenses, Irregular verbs, Modals (of ability and permission, etc.), Basic questions, etc. Collocations, Spellings, Words related to animals, Household things, Clothes, Basic emotions, Food, Animals and Pets, etc.

Section-II (Reading): Search for and retrieve information from various text types like stories, Anecdotes, etc. Understand information through pictures, Time-table format, etc., acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in short texts like messages, Invitations, etc.

Section-III (Spoken and Written Expression): Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like apology, greeting, introduction, request, etc.

Section –IV (Achievers Section): Syllabus as per Sections I, II and III.

 

Class-4

The actual test paper consists of 35 questions. Time Allowed: 60 minutes. There are 4 sections: 30 questions in section I, II & III and 5 in section IV.

Syllabus

Section-I (Word and Structure Knowledge) : Adverbs, Prepositions, Pronouns (possessive, demonstrative, etc.), Simple tenses, Irregular verbs, Modals (of ability and permission, etc.), Basic questions, etc., Collocations, Spellings, Words related to animals, Household things, Clothes, Basic emotions, Food, Animals and pets, etc.

Section-II (Reading) : Search for and retrieve information from various text types like stories, Anecdotes, etc., Understand information through pictures, Time-table format, etc., Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in short texts like messages, Invitations, etc.

Section-III (Spoken and Written Expression): Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like apology, greeting, introduction, request, etc.

Section –IV (Achievers Section): Syllabus as per Sections I, II and III.

 

Class-5

The actual test paper consists of 50 questions. Time allowed: 60 minutes.  There are 4 sections: 45 questions in section I, II & III and 5 in section IV.

Syllabus

Section-I (Word and Structure Knowledge) :  Prepositions, Tenses, Irregular verbs, Pronouns, Modals quantifiers, etc. , Spellings, Collocations, Phrasal verbs, Idioms, Homonyms and homophones, Words related to feelings, Travel, Food, Health, appearance, Character, etc.

Section-II (Reading) :Search for and retrieve information from various text types like news headlines, Messages, Letters,  etc., Understand information given in News reports, Time tables, Messages, etc., Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in short texts like messages, menu card dialogues, etc.

Section-III (Spoken and Written Expression):Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like requests, Refusals apologies, etc. and the use of conjunctions.

Section –IV (Achievers Section): Syllabus as per Sections I, II and III.

 

Class-6

The actual test paper consists of 50 questions. Time allowed: 60 minutes. There are 4 sections: 45 questions in section I, II & III and 5 in section IV.

Syllabus

Section –I (Word and Structure Knowledge): Prepositions, Continuous tenses, Adjectives and Adverbs, Agreement, etc., Spellings, Collocations, Phrasal verbs, Idioms, and Words related to everyday problems, Relationships, Health and Medicine, Travel, etc.

Section –II (Reading) : Search for and retrieve information from various text types like News headlines, Brochures, Formal letters, etc. ., Understand information given in News reports, Brochures, Itenary, etc., Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in Short narratives, Time tables, News stories, etc.

Section –III (Spoken and Written Expression):Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like agreement and disagreement, Requests, Refusals apologies, etc. and also distinguish differences in the use of conjunctions.

Section –IV (Achievers Section): Syllabus as per Sections I, II and III.

 

Class-7

The actual test paper consists of 50 questions. Time allowed: 60 minutes. There are 4 sections: 45 questions in section I, II & III and 5 in section IV.

Syllabus

Section –I ( Word and Structure Knowledge) : Perfect tenses, Prepositions, Modals, Adjectives, and Adverbs, Conjunctions, Direct indirect speech, Word order, Phrasal verbs, etc.

Spellings, Collocations, Phrasal verbs, Idioms, and Words related to Travel, Locations, Activities, Homonyms and Homophones, etc.

Section –II (Reading): Search for and retrieve information from various text types like News stories, Brochures and advertisements. Understand information given in news reports, Brochures, Itinerary, etc., acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in short narratives, Advertisements, Biographies, etc.

Section –III (Spoken and Written Expression):Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like requesting and refusing, Apologies and stating of preferences and expression of intent, etc.

Section –IV (Achievers Section): Syllabus as per Sections I, II and III.

 

Class-8

The actual test paper consists of 50 questions. Time Allowed: 60 minutes. There are 4 sections: 45 questions in section I, II & III and 5 in section IV.

Syllabus

Section –I (Word and Structure Knowledge):Prepositional phrases, Participle phrases, Tenses, Question tags, Conditionals, Reported speech. Spellings, Collocations, Phrasal verbs, Idioms, Homonyms and homophones, Words related to leisure, Household items/issues, Social causes, Outdoor locations and activities, etc.

Section –II (Reading):Search for and retrieve information from various text types like News reports, Blurb, Dictionaries, etc., Understand information presented in instruction manual format, Message format and others. Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in longer texts like editorials, Essays, etc.

Section –III (Spoken and Written Expression):Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like requesting, Giving information, Expressing surprise, etc.

Section –IV (Achievers Section):Syllabus as per Sections I, II and III.

 

Class-9

The actual test paper has 50 questions. Time allowed: 60 minutes. There are 4 sections: 45 questions in section I, II & III and 5 in section IV.

Syllabus

Section –I (Word and Structure Knowledge): Concord, Question forms, Tenses, Conditionals, Modals, Reported speech. Collocations, Phrasal verbs, Idioms, Homonyms and homophones, Words related to social cause, Travel, Workplace, etc.

Section –II (Reading): Search for and retrieve information from various text types like flyers, Classifieds, Dictionaries, etc., Understand information presented in instruction manual format, Message format and others. Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in longer texts like editorials, Essays, etc.

Section –III (Spoken and Written Expression): Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like Giving advice, Stating preferences, Discussing probability, Making an offer, etc.

Section –IV (Achievers Section): Syllabus as per Sections I, II and III.

 

Class-10

The actual test paper consists of 50 questions. Time allowed: 60 minutes. There are 4 sections: 45 questions in section I, II & III and 5 in section IV.

Syllabus

Section –I ( Word and Structure Knowledge) : Concord, Question forms, Tenses, Conditionals, Modals, Collocations, Phrasal verbs, Idioms, Homonyms and homophones, Words related to weather, Countries, Language and people, Global problems, etc.

Section –II (Reading)  : Search for and retrieve information from various text types like Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc., Understand information presented in instruction manual format, Message format and others , Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in longer texts like editorials, Essays, etc., Make inferences from advanced texts

Section –III (Spoken and Written Expression) : Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like Giving/accepting compliments, Agreeing, Disagreeing, Requesting, Seeking information, etc.

Section –IV (Achievers Section): Syllabus as per Sections I, II and III