As parents you wish to see your child achieving new milestones and succeeding in what she or he does. You want to see your child in harmony-interpersonally and intrapersonally. For this you need to learn that each child is unique in herself/himself. Gone are those days when child’s intelligence was ascertained by their performance in some tests like, maths or language. A child who is not good in one discipline can be gifted in others. Cognition and competency varies from person to person. Every person has her/his unique sets of aptitude. As parents you have to discover and work on your child’s aptitude to make your child collectively good at different things by triggering their learning preferences.
Science Olympiad Foundation(SOF) organizes 6 Olympiad tests each year:
- National Cyber Olympiad (NCO)
- National Science Olympiad (NSO)
- International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)
- International English Olympiad (IEO)
- International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)
- International Company Secretaries Olympiad (ICSO)
Participating in these Olympiads have plenty of benefits, the major 7 are:
1st Benefit -Test the Understanding of Concepts
SOF with its matchless and unparalleled quality in Olympiads, is purposely serving to young learners in building strong foundation of fundamental concepts. The questions of these Olympiads are understanding and application driven, which test students’ not just knowledge of concepts but the understanding and application of concepts as well. Also, to solve some questions will require applications of 2 or more concepts, for which students have to learn in integrated manner while preparing for Olympiads. This way cramming will go out of the window and students will get motivated to THINK!
2nd Benefit – Enriches with Analytical and Problem-solving Skills
SOF Olympiads intend to test the skills in learners such as observing, identifying, comparing, classifying, inferring, predicting, quantitative reasoning, problem-solving, analytical-thinking, listening, speaking, reading, writing and more. By participating in Olympiads, students will develop skills and improve their aptitude which certainly help in long run.Books that can put these skills into actions will aid in preparing for Olympiads.
3rd Benefit – Build Confidence Among the Students
With clarity of concepts and value addition of new skills, students develop confidence to take new challenges. The new mindset for lateral thinking helps to broaden the horizon of learning.
4th Benefit – Improve Academic Performance
Students’ performance in school is also improved as Olympiads sharpen their thinking and learning process which helps them to grasp the concepts taught in schools better. The right set of books can lay a good foundation for the Olympiads. Apart from the basic curriculum books, these specially designed books are an interface of concepts learnt in classroom with their applications. These books induce Higher Order Thinking Skills in learners.
5th Benefit – Stepping Stones for Future Competitive Exams
Participating in Olympiads gives an insight into the competition that exists in this world. The competition in school is limited. Early exposure to competition and learning subjected through Olympiads help learners to know their potential in higher level of competitive exams like, NEET, JEE, CA, IAS, UPSC exams. Students get to know their strength and weaknesses in different subjects, hence they can plan their career well in advance.
6th Benefit – A Big Platform to Shine
Olympiads, conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation provide a big platform where even primary level students can showcase their talent at State, National and International levels. Students get the experience of competitive exam and also get to know where they stand amongst their peers at National level.
7th Benefit – Profile Building
Students who get feat in SOF Olympiads are conferred with cash awards, medals, gifts, certificates and a lot of recognition. Their achievement gets added to their academic profile. A good Olympiad rank will also help students to get into Top Universities in the world directly. Above all, participating in Olympiad exams and representing their state or country at National and International level give the satisfaction and pleasure to students which itself is the best reward for them.
Taking into consideration of all the benefits of Olympiads listed above, your pupil must participate in Olympiads to keep her/him passionate for new learning and zeal to represent her/his state or country at National and International level.