Registration of Students: The SOF ISSO is open to the students of classes 3 to 10.
Principals/teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a center for SOF ISSO Level 1. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination centre.
Prospectus containing the Registration forms are sent to all schools registered with SOF. Schools not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at email@example.com or by calling 0124-4951200. Schools must return the registration forms to SOF, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.
Roll Numbers: The school's coordinating teacher should fill the School Registration Form (SRF) and Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) as per the guidelines given & should send to the SOF's office before the due date of submission of forms. SOF will register the applicant school and the students as per the Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) received from the School, SOF will generate roll numbers for all.
Registration Fee: Schools in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan & Nepal pay to SOF a registration fee of Rs 125* (including GST) per student / Olympiad towards cost of examination. Schools may charge an additional Rs 25** per student towards honorarium of in charge, remuneration to teachers to teach and guide, and for other expenses. No fee is payable for students suffering from any major physical disability, or an Indian student whose parent was martyred during defence operations.
*US$9 for other countries.
**US$1 for other countries.
The SOF International Social Studies Olympiad is a single-level exam.
The test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours.
(i) The level 1 competition is a test of 60 minutes duration comprising 35 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 1 to class 4 and 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 5 to class 10.
(ii) The question paper consists of classwise sections:
For Class 3 to Class 5
Section-1: Social Studies
Section-2: Achievers Section
For Class 6 to Class 8
Section-3: Social and Political Life
Section-4: Achievers Section
For Class 9 & Class 10
Section-3: Political Science
Section-5: Achievers Section
(iii) SOF ISSO is conducted on 2 dates. Each school may select a date for conducting the SOF ISSO as per its convenience. There are separate question papers for each date of exam. Change of date for conducting the SOF ISSO is not permitted. SOF ISSO is a single level exam.
(iv) The medium of the test is English.
(v) CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabi are followed for setting the test papers.
(vi) The exam is conducted during school hours.
Clarifications: Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from SOF through phone-call - 0124-4951200 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.