Humming Bird English Olympiad

The Humming Bird English Olympiad Exam (HEO) is meant to help students improve their fluency and vocabulary. Language skills, grammar, reading comprehension, sentence corrections, and other topics are included in the HEO test. Humming Bird is also the first organisation in India to organise Olympiads in regional languages, assisting state boards and students. Humming Bird now administers six language tests.

The Humming Bird English Olympiad is one of the foundation’s six language tests. The Olympiad is built on a Multiple Choice Question Pattern, which encourages children to be more exact and cautious while answering Olympiad questions. Each student taking English as a subject will receive a free book (worth Rs. 100/-) to help them discover their strong and weak aspects in the subject. We will discuss more on the HEO Exam 2022 in this article.

Important Dates

HEO Registration Deadline

30 days before the exam date

HEO Level 1 Exam Date (School & Individual Registration)

  • 23 November 2022
  • 9 December 2022

HEO Level 1 Results

January 2023 (Tentative)

HEO Level 2 Exam Date

February 2023 (Tentative)

HEO Level 2 Results

March 2023 (Tentative)

Major Changes of HEO 2022

Between September and December, the HEO 2022 test will be held on six separate occasions. Schools are free to set their own date. After registering 30 days before the exam, interested applicants can take the exam. The HEO 2022 will be a computer-based test that will be administered online. The exam results will be announced in January and March.

The organisation collaborates with a variety of partners to host numerous international Olympiads. Other tests that are done in conjunction with HEO are:

  • Talent Search Examination (HBTSE)
  • Math Olympiad (HMO)
  • Science Olympiad (HSO)
  • Spelling Competition (SpellB)
  • Commerce Competency Olympiad (HCC)
  • Cyber Olympiad (HCO)
  • Hindi Olympiad (HHO)
  • G.K. Olympiad (HGO)
  • Aptitude and Reasoning Olympiad (ARO)
  • Multiple Intelligence Test (HMIT)
  • Entrepreneurship and Finance Olympiad (EFO)

Registration for HEO 2022

The HEO application form is divided into three sections. Students must first obtain their parents’ signatures on the parent consent form and submit it to the school coordinator along with the exam fee. Schools must first register as a Humming Bird Olympiad test centre using the school registration form and then fill out the student registration form with the names of interested children.

The coordinator should attach the parent consent papers to the registration booklet and send it to Humming Education (P) Ltd. through post (offline) or email (online). Payment for HEO 2022 registration can be made online or by sending a demand draft in the mail.

Syllabus for HEO 2022

The HEO exam comprises multiple-choice questions in which students must select the correct answer from a list of four options. There are no penalties for incorrect answers or unanswered questions. The Olympiad will consist of 50 questions on English grammar and logical thinking.

The syllabus for HEO 2022 may be found in the free book and app that students get after registering. Students can access a huge number of audio and video tutorials using mobile applications. Class-wise important topics are listed below.

Class 1

  • Jumbled letters
  • Words: Their meaning and opposites
  • Identify the word from the picture
  • Making a word
  • Feminine and masculine
  • One and many
  • Word pairs
  • Odd one out
  • Animals: Their babies, sounds, and groups
  • Nouns, verbs, and articles
  • Comprehension (prose and poetry)

Class 2

  • Collocations
  • Spellings
  • Words related to animals and their sounds
  • Clothes
  • Body parts, basic emotions, and food
  • Nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, conjunctions, and contractions
  • Word order, punctuation, and simple tenses
  • Search for and retrieve information from various text types like stories and short dialogues
  • Acquire a broad understanding of specific information in short texts like messages and invitations
  • Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like thanking, greeting, asking for permission, and introducing oneself

Class 3

  • Word Power: Homophones, collocations, and spellings
  • Words related to animals
  • Household things, clothes, basic emotions, food, animals, and pets
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Gender
  • Number
  • Proverbs
  • One word
  • Nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, simple tenses, conjunctions, and punctuation
  • Search for and retrieve information from various text types like stories and short dialogues
  • Acquire a broad understanding of specific information in short texts like messages and invitations
  • Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like thanking, greeting, asking for permission, and introducing oneself

Class 4

Topics covered under the HEO Class 4 syllabus are given below.

  • Collocations
  • Spellings
  • Words related to animals and their sounds
  • Clothes
  • Body parts, basic emotions, and food
  • Nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, conjunctions, and contractions
  • Word order, punctuation, and simple tenses
  • Search for and retrieve information from various text types like stories and short dialogues
  • Acquire a broad understanding of specific information in short texts like messages and invitations
  • Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like thanking, greeting, asking for permission, and introducing oneself

Class 5

Topics covered under the HEO Class 5 syllabus are given below.

  • Spellings, collocations, idioms, homonyms, and homophones
  • Words related to feelings, travel, food, health, appearance, and character
  • Nouns, pronouns, verbs, and phrasal verbs
  • Adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, punctuation, tenses, active-passive voice, and reported speech
  • Search for and retrieve information from various text types like news headlines, messages, and letters
  • Understand information given in news reports, timetables, and messages.
  • Acquire a broad understanding of and look for specific information in short texts like messages, menu cards, and dialogues
  • Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like requests, refusals, and apologies
  • The use of conjunctions

Class 6

Topics covered under the HEO Class 6 syllabus are given below.

  • Spellings and collocations
  • Words related to travel, locations, activities, homonyms, and homophones
  • Synonyms, antonyms, analogies, and spellings
  • One word, phrasal verbs, and idioms
  • Modals and word order
  • Nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, conjunctions, punctuation, tenses, voices, and narration
  • Search for and retrieve information from various text types like news stories, brochures, formal & informal letters, and advertisements
  • Understand information given in news reports, brochures, and itineraries
  • Acquire a broad understanding of and look for specific information in short narratives, biographies, notices, and messages
  • Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like requesting & refusing, apologies & stating of preferences, and expression of intent

Class 7

Topics covered under the HEO Class 7 syllabus are given below.

  • Spellings and collocations
  • Words related to travel, locations, activities, homonyms, and homophones
  • Synonyms, antonyms, analogies, and spellings
  • One word, phrasal verbs, and idioms
  • Modals and word order
  • Nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, conjunctions, punctuation, tenses, voices, and narration
  • Search for and retrieve information from various text types like news stories, brochures, formal & informal letters, and advertisements
  • Understand information given in news reports, brochures, and itineraries
  • Acquire a broad understanding of and look for specific information in short narratives, biographies, notices, and messages
  • Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like requesting & refusing, apologies & stating of preferences, and expression of intent

Class 8

  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Analogies and spellings
  • Collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms or proverbs, homonyms & homophones, and one word
  • Nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, prepositional phrases, participle phrases, and conjunctions
  • Determiners, jumbled words, and punctuations
  • Tenses, voices, narrations, and question tags
  • Words related to leisure, Household items/issues, social causes, and outdoor locations & activities
  • Search for and retrieve information from various text types like news reports, blurbs, and dictionaries
  • Understand information presented in instruction manual format, message format, and others
  • Acquire a broad understanding of and look for specific information in longer texts like editorials, essays, etc
  • Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like requesting, giving information, expressing surprise, and pronunciation

Class 9

  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Analogies and spellings
  • Word order, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, conjunctions, and punctuations
  • Jumbled words, voices, concord, and question forms
  • Tenses, conditionals, modals, and reported speech
  • Collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms, and homonyms & homophones
  • Words related to social cause, travel, and workplace.
  • Search for and retrieve information from various text types like flyers, classifieds, and dictionaries
  • Understand information presented in instruction manual format, message format, and others
  • Acquire a broad understanding of specific information in longer texts like editorials and essays
  • Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like giving advice, stating preferences, discussing probability, and making offers

Class 10

  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Analogies and spellings
  • One word, word order, nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, conjunctions, punctuations, voices, and narration
  • Concord, question forms, and tenses
  • Conditionals, modals, and collocations
  • Phrasal verbs, idioms, and homonyms & homophones
  • Words related to weather, countries, language, people, and global problems.
  • Search for and retrieve information from various text types like encyclopaedias and dictionaries
  • Understand information presented in instruction manual format, message format, and others
  • Acquire a broad understanding of specific information in longer texts like editorials and essays
  • Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like giving/accepting compliments, agreeing, disagreeing, requesting, and pronunciation

Results of HEO 2022

The HEO results will be accessible on Humming Bird’s official website. The results will also be emailed and mailed to the individual institutions. The school coordinator can also provide students with their results.

If the student has entered an inaccurate registration number on the OMR form, the result will not be published. Students may contact the school officials for their results in this situation. Along with the HEO 2022 result, candidates will receive a participation/rank holder certificate and a Student Performance Report.

Frequently Asked Questions on HEO 2022

What are the requirements for entering the Humming Bird English Olympiad?

To participate in the Humming Bird English Olympiad, students must complete three steps. The first stage is the parents’ consent form, and the second and third steps are to be completed on behalf of all participants from their schools by the school coordinators. The registration form should be filled out by the candidate’s parents in the case of an individual participant.

What is the fee of entering the Humming Bird English Olympiad?

The Humming Bird English Olympiad registration fee is INR 150.

What should a candidate remember before arriving at the Humming Bird English Olympiad exam centre?

Candidates should arrive at the exam centre at least 30 minutes prior to the exam and bring their admission card.