IGKO Syllabus

Every year, the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) conducts the IGKO (International General Knowledge Olympiad). The IGKO Olympiad test is held for students in grades 1 to 10. Its goal is to encourage students to become more interested in current events and broaden their knowledge. Students who are participating in the IGKO Olympiad must be familiar with the IGKO Olympiad Syllabus.

Since the IGKO exam is primarily used to evaluate candidates’ general awareness, you should expect some questions about current events. Besides that, the IGKO Olympiad Syllabus will cover important topics from Geography, History, Mathematics, Science, etc. The four primary sections of the exam paper are General Awareness, Current Affairs, Life Skills, and the Achievers Section. The IGKO Syllabus of each section is different for students in grades 1-4 and students in grades 5-10.

IGKO Syllabus for Class 1 to 10

The Syllabus of IGKO is divided into four sections for each class from 1st to 10th.

1st Section: General Awareness – Topics based on important events around the world.

2nd Section: Current Affairs – It contains questions from recent events.

3rd Section: Life Skills – Topics based on abilities for managing and living a better quality of life.

4th Section:Achievers Section – Contains questions related to higher-order thinking skills.

The Marking Scheme of IGKO

Classes 1 to 4 have a different marking scheme than classes 5 to 10. The marking structure of IGKO is tabulated below.

  • Class: 1 to 4
  • Total number of questions: 35
  • Total marks: 40

Sections

General Awareness

Current Affairs

Life Skills

Achievers Section

Question in each Section

20

5

5

5

Marks

20

5

5

10

  • Class: 5 to 10
  • Total number of questions: 50
  • Total marks: 60

Sections

General Awareness

Current Affairs

Life Skills

Achievers Section

Question in each Section

30

10

5

5

Marks

30

10

5

15

IGKO Syllabus for Class 1

The IGKO Syllabus for Class 1 is listed below.

General Awareness

Plants and Animals, Me and My Surroundings, India and the World, Language and Literature, Science and Technology, Sports, Earth, and Its Environment, Maths Fun.

Life Skills

Soft Skills, Kindness, Dos & Don’ts, Social Skills.

Current Affairs

Research & Development, News, Updates of new happenings from around the world.

Achievers Section

Higher-order thinking questions from the Syllabus given above.

IGKO Syllabus for Class 2

The IGKO Syllabus for Class 2 is listed below.

General Awareness

Plants and Animals, Science and Technology, Surroundings, India and the World, Sports, Language and Literature, Transport and Communication, Earth and its Environment, Maths Fun.

Life Skills

Social Skills, Teamwork and Communication, Moral Values.

Current Affairs

Research & Development, News, Updates of new happenings from around the world.

Achievers Section

Higher-order thinking questions from the Syllabus given above.

IGKO Syllabus for Class 3

The IGKO Syllabus for Class 3 is listed below.

General awareness

Plants and animals, Surroundings, Science and Technology, India and the World, Sports, Language and Literature, Maths Fun, Transport and Communication, Earth and its Environment.

Life skills

Moral Values, Leadership and Communication, Time Management, Environmental Sensitivity.

Current affairs

Research & Development, News, Updates of new happenings from around the world.

Achievers Section

Higher-order thinking questions from the Syllabus given above.

IGKO Syllabus for Class 4

The IGKO Syllabus for Class 4 is listed below.

General Awareness

Plants and Animals, Our body and Health, Science and Technology, India and the World, Environment and its Conservation, Entertainment, Sports, Language and Literature, Maths Fun.

Life Skills

Moral Values, Flexibility, Teamwork, Time Management, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Decision Making.

Current Affairs

Research & Development, News, Updates of new happenings from around the world.

Achievers Section

Higher-order thinking questions from the Syllabus given above.

IGKO Syllabus for Class 5

The IGKO Syllabus for Class 5 is listed below.

General Awareness

India and the World, Plants and Animals, Environment and its Conservation, Our body and Health, Science and Technology, Language and Literature, Sports, Entertainment, Maths Fun.

Life Skills

Moral Values, Flexibility, Teamwork, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Decision Making, Time Management.

Current Affairs

Research & Development, News, Updates of new happenings from around the world.

Achievers Section

Higher-order thinking questions from the Syllabus given above.

IGKO Syllabus for Class 6

The IGKO Syllabus for Class 6 is listed below.

General Awareness

Plants and Animals, Entertainment, Science and Technology, Language and Literature, Our body and Health, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning, India and the World, Universe, Sports, Social studies.

Life Skills

Effective Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Managing Emotions, Problem-Solving, Coping with Stress, and Self-Awareness.

Current Affairs

Research & Development, News, Updates of new happenings from around the world. [The complexity level is higher than in grades 1-4.]

Achievers Section

Higher-order thinking questions from the Syllabus given above.

IGKO Syllabus for Class 7

The IGKO Syllabus for Class 7 is listed below.

General Awareness

Plants and Animals, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning, Our body and Health, Science and Technology, India and the World, Entertainment, Sports, Universe, Social Studies, Language and Literature.

Life Skills

Effective Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Decision Making, Empathy, Coping with Stress, Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, Managing Emotions, Creative Thinking, and Self-Awareness.

Current Affairs

Research & Development, News, Updates of new happenings from around the world. [The level of difficulty is higher than in grades 1-4]

Achievers Section

Higher-order thinking questions from the Syllabus given above.

IGKO Syllabus for Class 8

The IGKO Syllabus for Class 8 is listed below.

General Awareness

Plants and Animals, Science and Technology, India and the World, Language and Literature, Sports, Entertainment, the Universe, Social Studies, Our body and Health, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.

Life Skills

Decision Making, Effective Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Critical Thinking, Empathy, Self-Awareness, Coping with Stress, Managing Emotions, Creative Thinking, and Problem-Solving.

Current Affairs

Research & Development, News, Updates of new happenings from around the world. [The level of difficulty is higher than in grades 1-4]

Achievers Section

Higher-order thinking questions from the Syllabus given above.

IGKO Syllabus for Class 9

The IGKO Syllabus for Class 9 is listed below.

General Awareness

Plants and Animals, Science and Technology, Our body and Health, India and the World, Language, Literature and Media, Our Environment, Sports, Social Studies, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

Life Skills

Effective Communication, Decision Making, Interpersonal Skills, Empathy, Critical Thinking, Coping with Stress, Creative Thinking, Problem-Solving, Self-Awareness, Managing Emotions.

Current Affairs

Research & Development, News, Updates of new happenings from around the world. [The level of difficulty is higher than in grades 1-4].

Achievers Section

Higher-order thinking questions from the Syllabus given above.

IGKO Syllabus for Class 10

The IGKO Syllabus for Class 10 is listed below.

General Awareness

Plants and Animals, Science and Technology, Our body and Health, India and the World, Language, Literature and Media, Our Environment, Sports, Social Studies, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

Life Skills

Effective Communication, Decision Making, Interpersonal Skills, Empathy, Critical Thinking, Coping with Stress, Creative Thinking, Problem-Solving, Self-Awareness, Managing Emotions.

Current Affairs

Research & Development, News, Updates of new happenings from around the world. [The level of difficulty is higher than in grades 1-4].

Achievers Section

Higher-order thinking questions from the Syllabus given above.

Frequently Asked Questions on IGKO Syllabus

Is the IGKO syllabus difficult?

The IGKO syllabus evaluates your general knowledge of the subject. You can pass the examination if you have prepared well for it.

How much time do you have to complete the IGKO exam?

Each student is given 60 minutes to complete the IGKO test.

Is the IGKO syllabus the same for all the classes?

No, the IGKO 2021-22 syllabus is not the same for each class.

Is the IGKO exam conducted only in English?

The IGKO exam was conducted by SOF only in the English language. Even during the registration and enrolment procedure, there is no other language to select.

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