Global Science Olympiad (GSO)

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The aim of GSO is to develop scientific temperament and lateral thinking in student at early stage .Science is introduced in our lives at an early stage, through our education. We learn a basic set of skills that we expand with specific knowledge in a certain direction at a later stage, but we never really appreciate just how important science is in all this equation. Science is like a giant puzzle we’re actively working to solve for thousands of years. We should understand that science is not just about new technology, inventions or new medicines. Science is about a whole lot more than that and to sum it up we believe that science is a way of helping the brain grow in finding new knowledge and helps us defeat our curiosity of how the world develops.

First Stage [Preliminary Exam] :

This is the Preliminary Round, conducted at institution level between the months of August 2 to January, all over India. In this round, the question paper consist of 30 MCQ to be solved in 40 minutes on OMR sheet. In Preliminary Exam students can participate only through their school. The Preliminary Exam will be conducted in their respective schools only.

Second Stage :

This stage is known as the Mains Round. Around 4 to 5% students qualifying in the Preliminary round are eligible to participate in the mains round, which will be conducted in the month of February. In this round, the question paper consist of 45 MCQ to be solved in 60 minutes on OMR sheet in their respective region itself. Results of the students qualifying in the second stage will be announced in the last week of March. For the students of class 1 to 5, the second stage will be the final stage and winners will be declared on the basis of performance in the second stage only. For classes 6 to 12, winners will be declared after third round.

Third Stage :

All the students above a cut-off mark in the mains round (decided by GOF), will be declared as District Toppers. These district toppers will further appear in a Skype / Telephone based oral interview session conducted by subject experts from New Delhi during mid April. The qualifier of this round shall be declared as State / National Toppers as per their eligibility.
During summer vacations all the toppers (State / National Toppers) of every class and every subject (standard VI to XII), will be called for one week FREE (with lodging and fooding) educational tour and a leadership camp .

Scoring System :

Each MCQ question have only one correct answers. For Standard I to XII 5 marks will be awarded for each correct answers. No marks will be awarded for wrong answers and 1 mark will be awarded for unattempted question.


Living & Non-Living things, Plants, Animals, Food we Eat, Clothes we wear, Water & Its resourses, Air, Our Universe, Our body, Our family & neighbourhood.


Living & Non Living things, The plant kingdom, The animal kingdom, Parts of human body, Our environment, Air, water & weather, Our Universe, Our food & clothes, Our suroundings & safety rules.


Living & Non – Living things, Animal kingdom, Birds, Plants kingdom, Our body, Our environment, Air, Water & Weather, Our Universe, Transport, Communication & Safety, Natural Resources, Matter & Motion.


Our Universe and Enviroment, Plant kingdom, Animal kingdom, Matter and Materials, Force, Work and Energy, Our clothes, Food and Digestion, Air, Water and Weather, Human Body, Safety and First aid.


Our Enviroment, Our Universe, Natural resource, Climates and Pollution, Plant kingdom, Animal kingdom, Human body, Nutrition, Health Digestion and Diseases , Matter and Materials, Light and Sound, Work, Force, Energy and Simple Machine, Safty and First Aid.


Food: Where does It come from, Components of food , Fibre to Fabric, Sorting materials into Groups, Separtion of substances, Changes around us, Getting to Know Plants, Body movements, The Living Organisms Aad their Ssrroundings, Motion and measurement of distances, Light, Shadows and Reflections, Electricity and Circuits, Fun with Magnets,Water, Air Around Us, Garbage In - Garbage Out.


Nutrition in Plants, Nutrition in Animals, Fibre to Fabric, Heat, Acids, Bases and Salts, Physical and Chemical Changes, Weather, Climate and Adaptations of Animals to Climate, Winds, Storms and Cyclones, Soil, Respiration in Organisms, Transportation in Animals and Plants, Reproduction in Plants, Motion and Time, Electric Current and Its Effects, Light, Water: A Precious Resource, Forests: Our Lifeline,Waste water Story.


Crop Production and Management, Microorganisms: Friend and Foe, Synthetic Fibres and Plastics, Materials: Metals and Non- Metals, Coal and Petroleum, Combustion and flame, Conservation of Plants and Animals, Cell – Structure and Functions, Reproduction in Animals, Reaching the Age of Adolescence, Force and Pressure, Friction, Sound, Chemical Effects of Electric Current, Some Natural Phenomena, Light, Stars and the Solar System, Pollution of Air and Water.


Matter in our Surroundings, Is Matter around us Pure, Atoms and Molecules, Structure of the Atom,The Fundamental unit of Life, Tissues, Diversity in Living Organisms, Motion, Froce and Laws of Motion, Gravitation, Work and Energy, Sound, Why do we fall Ill , Natural Resources, Improvement in Food Resources.


Chemical Reactions and Equation, Acids, Bases and Salts, Metals and Non – Metal, Carbon and Its Compounds, Periodic Classification of Elements, Life Processes, Control and Coordination, How do Organisms Reproduce, Heredity and Evolution, Light – Reflection and Refraction, Human Eye and Colourful World, Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Electric Current, Sources of Energy, Our Environment, Management of Natural Resources.


Physics :Physical World, Units and Measurements, Motion in a straight line, Motion in a plane, Laws of motion, Work, Energy and Power, System of Particle and Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Mechanical Properties of Solids, Mechanical Properties of Fluids, Thermal Properties of Matter, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory, Oscillations, Waves.
CHEMISTRY : : Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, State of Matter, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, The s-Block Elements, The p-Block Elements, Organic Chemistry-Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry.

Biology : The Living World, Diversity in organisms, Structural organization in plants and animals, Cell Biology, Plants physiology, Animal Physiology


Physics : Electric Charges and Fields, Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance, Current Electricity, Moving Charges and Magnetism, Megnetism and Matter, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Current, Electromagnetic Waves, Ray Optics and Optical Instruments, Wave Optics, Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter, Atoms, Nuclei, Semiconductor Electronics (Materials, Devices and simple Circuits), Communication Systems. Atoms, Nuclei, Semiconductor Electronics (Materials, Devices and simple Circuits), Communication Systems.

Chemistry :The Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, The p-Block Elements, The d-and f-Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Aldehydes Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Amines, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday life.

Biology : The Living World, Diversity in organisms, Structural organization in plants and animals, Cell Biology, Plants physiology, Animal Physiology

Student can collect registration form from exam coordinator of school by submitting Rs. 120 as registration fee. After filling the form it should be submitted to the exam coordinator of school.