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National Olympiad Foundation and Indian Talent Olympiad

Indian Talent Olympiad (ITO) joins hands with National Olympiad Foundation, a unique scholastic examination organization in the country. Both these Olympiad groups have come together to promote knowledge and enhance the educational system of the country. It aims to give the present generation a bright future. Popularly known as NOF, it has with it a team of well-known academicians, who have achieved global fame. The team prepares questions for Olympiads after a lot of research and development into topics that are of academic importance. The subject matter experts take care of recent advancements in topics that on an international level.

National Olympiad Foundation offers Olympiad exams in the following subjects:

  • International Math Qualifier (IMQ)
  • International Science Qualifier (ISQ)
  • International English Qualifier (IEQ)
  • International GK Qualifier (IGQ)
  • International Aptitude Qualifier (IAQ)
  • International French Qualifier (IFQ)
  • International Hindi Qualifier (IFQ)
  • International Commerce Qualifier (ICQ)
  • International Biology Qualifier (IBQ)

These are international Olympiads conducted in more than 11 countries across the world. The subjects are non-conventional and modern in nature. Students get a break from regular school exams, when they attempt for such unique tests. Both NOF and Indian Talent Olympiad ensure that the academic talent must not be restricted to the classroom. It gives students the wings to fly, and thus showcase their talent at global levels. NOF welcomes children belonging to the pre-primary classes too. Thus, kids as young as 2 or 3 are encouraged to take part in these exams. It has exams for Nursery, LKG, UKG, and classes 1 to 12 respectively.

Features of National Olympiad Foundation:

Some of the best features of enrolling with NOF are as follows:

  • Conducts talent search exam – NOF conducts its own talent search exam where the resources are used for students who are in need, but are deprived or ignorant of education. Its uniform platform distinguishes students on subjects, age and perception.
  • Introduces unique subjects – NOF is probably one of the few Olympiad organizations to conduct exams in Commerce, GK, and Biology. It aims at fostering knowledge at different areas of student interest. It does not confine itself to school syllabus, but allows students to venture out of classroom learning.
  • Provides e-books and practice books – NOF provides e-books in all the subjects mentioned earlier. Practice books are available for Maths, English, Science, General Knowledge and Cyber. These books are designed by experts who understand students’ cognitive behavior.
  • Contributes greatly to underprivileged children – Each time a student enrolls for Olympiads, a portion of the fees charged goes towards the education, uniform and food of underprivileged students. Schools that take part in NOF exams will also be a part of a noble cause.
  • Recognizes student effort – NOF believes that student effort must be applauded at every step. Thus, it provides participation certificate to all participants. It offers Merit Certificates to all toppers. It awards all State toppers, class toppers, grants Excellence in Education Award, Educator of the Year Award, Best School Award, Best Co-ordinator Award, and grants Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals to toppers.
  • National Olympiad Foundation also grants Rs 5000 cash prize, Medal of Excellence and Merit Certificate to those who rank 1 st at the international level. Those who hold the 2 nd position are given a cash prize of Rs 2000 respectively. Those who achieve ranks between 11 to 200 receive gifts, and consolation prize. Students with ranks between 201 to 500 receive consolation prizes. Above all, Merit Certificate is granted to all participants.

    Indian Talent Olympiad also conducts Olympiads in 8 subjects. They are:

    • International Maths Olympiad (IMO)
    • International Science Olympiad (IS)
    • English International Olympiad (EIO)
    • International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)
    • International Computer Olympiad (ICO)
    • International Drawing Olympiad (IDO)
    • National Essay Olympiad (NESO)
    • National Social Studies Olympiad (NSSO)

    The pattern of all Olympiads are somewhat similar to one another. One such similarity can also be seen between Indian Talent Olympiad and National Olympiad Foundation. Apart from focusing on traditional subjects, both these organizations focus on other special subjects. Indian Talent Olympiad is probably one of the few organizations to introduce Olympiads in Drawing and Essay. It believes that students must not be forced to study subjects of academic interest only. Instead, they must be taught to choose subjects of personal interest. It is only when they take such decisions, they excel in their choice.

    Indian Talent Olympiad also rewards its participants suitably. Those who secure the first rank are awarded with a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000. Those who stand second are awarded Rs 40,000. It also gives Laptops and Tablets to other suitable rank achievers. It offers medals and certificates to other merit holders. It identifies the efforts taken by subject teachers and schools to bring forward best of talents. It recognizes the true potential involved behind every successful Olympiad champion. It is not easy to achieve Merit Ranks at these exams. It takes a lot of hard work, determination, and perseverance to come on the top of the list. Nothing can be more motivating for students than seeing themselves at top positions at international levels. It may be a dream come true for many.

    NOF along with ITO is here to fulfil all such dreams and aspirations of interested candidates. The Online Olympiads by NOF are scheduled to be held in the months of November and January respectively. For Indian Talent Olympiad, the Annual Exams are organized in December and February. Students can try their luck any time as per their convenience. Before attempting for Olympiads, it is important that they practice from different resources. Students can refer to Olympiad workbooks provided by Indian Talent Olympiad or NOF. The books are framed keeping in mind present school syllabus. Thus, it helps them even for academic exams. Both these organizations provide previous year’s question paper sets. These can be used to practice for the upcoming Olympiads.

    Olympiads have become the future of competitive exams. These are ways in which students can practice for other competitions. It helps to improve their analytical thinking and reasoning skills, which may not be possible with classroom teaching. Students of the 21 st century, must be able to take up challenges. Organizations like NOF and ITO, help in smoothening this process. It is indeed a moment of great pride to witness small children showcasing their talents at international levels. Not only do they make their parents proud, but influence others watching them. It of course brings a good name to the school and the country they belong to. Parents and teachers act as torchbearers in students’ life. They help to spread knowledge and brighten the lives of all children. Enroll for Olympiad exams today.

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