iSSO - International Social Studies Olympiad

The International Social Studies Olympiad (iSSO) is an annual national and international competition that promotes student expertise in history, geography, and civics. The iSSO Olympiad syllabus is prescribed by CBSE/ICSE and state boards. The iSSO SilverZone Olympiad evaluates students’ academic talents and helps them improve their decision-making, creative thinking, and critical analysis skills.

Candidates in grades 1 to 10 are eligible to take the exam. Students must complete an application form given to them by school administrators. To complete the registration process, candidates must pay the application fee. Officials provide the answer key on the official website once the exam is completed. In this article, we will discuss the iSSO exam details.

Exam Highlight and Important Dates

Exam name

iSSO

Full-form

International Social Studies Olympiad

Conducting Body

SilverZone Foundation

iSSO New Registration Date

April or May 2022

iSSO Registration Last Date

30 September 2022

iSSO Exam Dates (Offline Mode)

  • 10 November 2022
  • 22 December 2022

iSSO Exam Dates (Online Mode)

  • 27 November 2022
  • 7 January 2023

iSSO Result Date

March or April 2023 (Tentative)

Mode of Reference

Online

Mode of Examination

OMR or Computer-based Test

Eligibility Criteria for iSSO

The SilverZone Olympiad hosts the International Social Studies Olympiad (iSSO), a competitive social studies exam. To be qualified to take the iSSO SilverZone Olympiad exam, students must meet two basic qualification levels.

The following are two requirements for taking the iSSO exam.

  • The student’s school must be accredited by any Indian recognised board, such as CBSE or ICSE.
  • Students must be studying in Classes 1 to 10

Registration for iSSO

The SilverZone Foundation only accepts student registrations from schools. A student’s school must be enrolled with SilverZone in order for them to compete in the iSSO Olympiad. In addition, schools must register for the SilverZone Olympiad by sending an email.

Throughout the process, school coordinators are responsible for submitting SilverZone’s four registration forms. On the official website, there are links to the application forms. The application form can be downloaded from the official website by registrants.

The following are the iSSO registration fees for both domestic and international students:

  • For students from schools in India, the application fee is INR 125.
  • For students from schools outside India, the application fee is USD 8.

Exam Pattern for SilverZone iSSO 2022-2023

Students who plan to take the iSSO exam should be familiar with the exam format. Depending on the class, the number of questions and difficulty level may vary. Candidates can consult the exam pattern listed below or SilverZone iSSO:

  • Exam Duration: The exam will last for 60 minutes.
  • Exam Mode: The exam is administered in a paper-and-pencil format.
  • The exam consists of multiple-choice questions.
  • Number of Sections: The exam is divided into two sections: Social Studies and Scholar’s Zone.
  • Candidates will receive 2 points for each correct answer in the Social Studies and 4 points in the Scholar’s Zone subject, with no negative marking in the examination.
  • Exam Medium: English

Exam Syllabus for iSSO 2022-2023

Candidates who want to take the iSSO test should be familiar with the syllabus. The SilverZone foundation has published the iSSO syllabus on its official website. The administrators supply a distinct syllabus for each lesson. Each class has a separate syllabus. The iSSO syllabus is divided into two sections: the Social Studies and the Scholar’s Zone. Here are the details of the class-wise syllabus of iSSO.

Class 1 Syllabus

Section

Chapters

No. of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Social Studies

Our Body, Our School, Family, Home and Neighbourhood, Clothes, Food, Shelter, Festivals and Celebrations, Plants and Animals around Us, People Who Help Us, Our Earth and Sky, Air, Water, Weather and Seasons, Good Habits and Manners, Good and Bad Touch, Safety Rules, Transport and Means of Communication

15

3.5

52.5

Scholar’s Zone

Scholar’s Zone

10

4.75

47.5

Class 2 Syllabus

Section

Chapters

No. of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Social Studies

Our Body Parts, Family and Neighbourhood, Our School, Our Helpers, Our Country, Food, Festivals, Places of Worship Clothes and Shelter Famous Historical Monuments in India, Environment, Weather and Seasons, Land, Air and Water, Earth and Universe, Plants and Animals around Us, Transport and Communication, Direction and Time, Safety Rules, Healthy Habits, Good and Bad Touch,

15

3.5

52.5

Scholar’s Zone

Scholar’s Zone

10

4.75

47.5

Class 3 Syllabus

Section

Chapters

No. of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Social Studies

Family of Sun and Our Earth, Our Environment, Seasons, Air and Water, Our Country and National Symbols, Four Metro Cities, Our Food, Clothes, Festivals, Occupation, Transport and Communication, Story of Fire and Beginning of Settled Life

25

3

75

Scholar’s Zone

Scholar’s Zone

5

5

25

Class 4 Syllabus

Section

Chapters

No. of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Social Studies

Our Country India, Its Landscape and People, The Climate, Natural Vegetation and Resources of India, Agriculture and Industry, Transport and Communication, Our Heritage and National Symbols, Our Govt, Rights and Duties, Public Services,

25

3

75

Scholar’s Zone

Scholar’s Zone

5

5

25

Class 5 Syllabus

Section

Chapters

No. of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Social Studies

The Earth and Its inhabitants, Weather and Climatic Zones, Map, Pollution and Conservation of Environment, Natural Disaster and Mitigation, Transport and Communication, United Nations and Other Regional Organisations India: Landscape People, Freedom Struggles, Independence, Structure of Govt, World Heritage Sites and Great Achievers, Healthy lifestyle, Important Dates, Personalities, Inventions and Discoveries

25

3

75

Scholar’s Zone

Scholar’s Zone

5

5

25

Class 6 Syllabus

Section

Chapters

No. of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Social Studies

History, Geography, Social and Political Life, Making a Living

30

2.5

75

Scholar’s Zone

Scholar’s Zone

5

5

25

Class 7 Syllabus

Section

Chapters

No. of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Social Studies

History, Geography, Social and Political Life

30

2.5

75

Scholar’s Zone

Scholar’s Zone

5

5

25

Class 8 Syllabus

Section

Chapters

No. of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Social Studies

History, Geography Social and Political, Justice

30

2.5

75

Scholar’s Zone

Scholar’s Zone

5

5

25

Class 9 Syllabus

Section

Chapters

No. of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Social Studies

History, Geography and Disaster, Management, Democratic Politics, Economic Development

30

2

60

Scholar’s Zone

Scholar’s Zone

10

4

40

Class 10 Syllabus

Section

Chapters

No. of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Social Studies

History, Geography and Disaster, Management, Democratic Politics, Economic Development

30

2

60

Scholar’s Zone

Scholar’s Zone

10

4

40

iSSO Admit Card

iSSO admit cards can be downloaded from the official website by registered candidates. Students who have applied can get their admit cards by filling out the details.

The following are the details of the iSSO admit card:

  • 2 to 3 weeks prior to the examination, the associated schools will receive their hall ticket/admit card.
  • The iSSO 2022 admit card will be sent to the appropriate schools after the official release from SilverZone.
  • The student’s name, father’s/mother’s name, session, date, and other information will be included on the admit cards, as well as the SilverZone’s rules and regulations.

iSSO Result

The results of the iSSO will be published on the official website. Candidates must check their iSSO results on the official website. Following the announcement of the results, the candidates will be awarded based on their ranking. A symbolic Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal will be awarded to the top three rank holders in the iSSO exam. The first-place finisher in each class will receive a cash prize of Rs. 15000/- and a trophy. Prizes are distributed differently depending on the candidate’s rank.

Frequently Asked Questions on iSSO 2022

What is the duration of iSSO Exam?

The International Social Studies Olympiad (iSSO) lasts 40 minutes and is open to students in grades 1 to 10.

How many levels are there in the SilverZone iSSO exam?

International Social Studies Olympiad (iSSO) is a single-level exam conducted annually for students of Classes 1 to 10 from any recognized schools in India.

How can I qualify for the SilverZone Social Science Olympiad?

To apply for the iSSO exam, students must first check their eligibility conditions, then prepare and practise. A portion of the SilverZone test paper is focused on social science, in addition to the syllabus. Students must read newspapers on a regular basis, take daily quizzes, and create timelines on crucial dates in order to pass the scholar parts. Students can also use the SilverZone Olympiad excellence guide, practise exam papers, and Olympiad preparation guide to help them prepare for the competition.