International Olympiad Foundation® (IOF)

Eligibility & Process

General Process
  • Students can select a maximum of up to 5 subjects to participate
  • Qualifier slot booking for each subject costs AED 50
  • Study material can be purchased separately at a cost of AED 50 per subject. How ever the study material doesn't guarantee any questions which comes for the exam. It is intended to provide a brief idea about the exam syllabus and the pattern of questions
  • Syllabus of the exam is the current school syllabus irrespective of any curriculum. Students are supposed to be through with their current school syllabus depending upon the grade/year where they are registering for.
  • The Olympiad qualifiers are conducted in 2 Rounds
  • Round 1 (Grade 1/Year 2-Grade 12/Year 13)will be held in Mid of September to Mid of October
  • Round 1 consists of 30 MCQ questions and duration of the test is of 40 minutes
  • Round 1 results will be declared in Mid of November to Mid of December
  • Round 2 (Only for Grade 8/Year 9 to Grade 12/ Year 13) will be held in Mid of November to Mid of December
  • Round 2 consists of 45 MCQ questions and duration of the test is of 60 minutes
  • TOP 10 ranked students from Round 1 (Only for Grade 8/Year 9 to Grade 12/ Year 13) will appear for second round of qualifiers. Selection cut off would be based on the percentile basis
  • All students who are not getting shortlisted to Round 2 (Only for Grade 8/Year 9 to Grade 12/ Year 13) will get participation certificates. These certificates can be collected through the Exam centers. Details for the same will be announced at the time of result declaration
  • All the students who are getting shortlisted to Round 2 (Only for Grade 8/Year 9 to Grade 12/ Year 13), will get participation certificate after successfully completing Round 2 exams. Students who write only Round 1 and miss the Round 2 exam by any means will not be considered for participation certificates
  • Round 2 Results will be declared in Mid of January to Mid of February
  • Participation certificates can be collected through the Exam centers. Details for the same will be announced at the time of result declaration.
  • Top 3 Students will receive Medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze) and Special Certificates which will be given during felicitation ceremony
  • Medals and to top 3 Rank students
  • Felicitation Ceremony will be held in May/June every year

Subject wise Process & International opportunities

    Grade 1/Year 2 to Grade 4/Year 5
      • The Olympiad exams are for practice purposes only
      • They will write only one round of exam
      • All the students will get participation certificate. These certificates can be collected through the Exam centers. Details for the same will be announced at the time of result declaration
    Grade 5/Year 6 to Grade 7/Year 8
        • The Olympiad qualifiers are for SELECTION to International Olympiad Competitions-IMSO, IMC, HOMC-Junior. For more information about international competitions please visit the section Mathematics Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects
        • They will write only one round of qualifier
        • Top students will get an opportunity to represent UAE in respective International Competitions. Please refer to Mathematics Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects session for more information
    Grade 8/Year 9 to Grade 12/Year 13
      • The Olympiad qualifiers are for SELECTION to International Olympiad Competitions-IMO, IOAA, BMO, HOMC-Junior, HOMC- Senior. For more information about international competitions please visit the section Mathematics Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects
      • They will write two rounds of qualifiers, Round 1 & Round 2
      • Top students will get an opportunity to represent UAE in respective International Competitions. Please refer to Mathematics Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects session for more information

    Grade 1/Year 2 to Grade 4/Year 5

    • The Olympiad exams are for practice purposes only
    • They will write only one round of exam
    • All the students will get participation certificate. These certificates can be collected through the Exam centers. Details for the same will be announced at the time of result declaration

    Grade 5/Year 6 to Grade 7/Year 8

    • The Olympiad qualifiers are for SELECTION to International Olympiad Competition-IMSO. For more information about international competitions please visit the section Science Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects
    • They will write only one round of qualifier
    • Top students will get an opportunity to represent UAE in respective International Competitions. Please refer to Science Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects session for more information

    Grade 8/Year 9 to Grade 12/Year 13

    • The Olympiad qualifiers are for SELECTION to International Olympiad Competition-IJSO. For more information about international competitions please visit the section Science Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects
    • They will write two rounds of qualifiers, Round 1 & Round 2
    • Top students will get an opportunity to represent UAE in respective International Competitions. Please refer to Mathematics Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects session for more information

    Grade 1/Year 2 to Grade 7/Year 8

    • The Olympiad exams are for practice purposes only
    • They will write only one round of exam
    • All the students will get participation certificate. These certificates can be collected through the Exam centers. Details for the same will be announced at the time of result declaration

    Grade 8/Year 9 to Grade 12/Year 13

    • The Olympiad exams are for practice purposes only
    • They will write two rounds of qualifiers, Round 1 & Round 2
    • All the students will get participation certificate. These certificates can be collected through the Exam centers. Details for the same will be announced at the time of result declaration

    Grade 1/Year 2 to Grade 7/Year 8

    • The Olympiad exams are for practice purposes only
    • They will write only one round of exam
    • All the students will get participation certificate. These certificates can be collected through the Exam centers. Details for the same will be announced at the time of result declaration

    Grade 8/Year 9 to Grade 12/Year 13

    • The Olympiad qualifiers are for SELECTION to International Olympiad Competition-IOI. For more information about international competitions please visit the section Cyber Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects
    • They will write two rounds of qualifiers, Round 1 & Round 2
    • Top students will get an opportunity to represent UAE in respective International Competitions. Please refer to Cyber Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects session for more information
    Grade 11/Year 12 to Grade 12/Year 13
      • The Olympiad qualifiers are for SELECTION to International Olympiad Competitions-IPhO & APhO. For more information about international competitions please visit the section Physics Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects
      • They will write two rounds of qualifiers, Round 1 & Round 2
      • Top students will get an opportunity to represent UAE in respective International Competitions. Please refer to Physics Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects session for more information
    Grade 11/Year 12 to Grade 12/Year 13
      • The Olympiad qualifiers are for SELECTION to International Olympiad Competitions-IChO & IESO. For more information about international competitions please visit the section Chemistry Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects
      • They will write two rounds of qualifiers, Round 1 & Round 2
      • Top students will get an opportunity to represent UAE in respective International Competitions. Please refer to Chemistry Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects session for more information
    Grade 11/Year 12 to Grade 12/Year 13
      • The Olympiad qualifiers are for SELECTION to International Olympiad Competitions-IBO, IESO & IMDO. For more information about international competitions please visit the section Biology Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects
      • They will write two rounds of qualifiers, Round 1 & Round 2
      • Top students will get an opportunity to represent UAE in respective International Competitions. Please refer to Biology Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects session for more information
    Grade 11/Year 12 to Grade 12/Year 13
      • The Olympiad qualifiers are for SELECTION to International Olympiad Competitions-IEO. For more information about international competitions please visit the section Economics Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects
      • They will write two rounds of qualifiers, Round 1 & Round 2
      • Top students will get an opportunity to represent UAE in respective International Competitions. Please refer to Economics Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects session for more information
    Grade 10/Year 11 to Grade 12/Year 13
      • The Olympiad qualifiers are for SELECTION to International Olympiad Competitions-WAICY. For more information about international competitions please visit the section AI Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects
      • They will write two rounds of qualifiers, Round 1 & Round 2
      • Top students will get an opportunity to represent UAE in respective International Competitions. Please refer to AI Olympiad under Olympiad Subjects session for more information