In 2010 a group of Indian geographers launched the idea of a National Level Geography Competition or Olympiad for school students. The first National Geography Olympiad was held in 2010 with one thousand students participating from twenty schools, the second in 2011 where the number rose to a three thousand students from sixty schools, and the third in 2012 where the number of participants increased to five thousand students from hundred schools. And now in 2017 we have an association of more than ten thousand students from two hundred schools across the country.
Geo Genius takes the lead in organizing an efficient and high quality Olympiad; promotes the Olympiad nationwide; stimulates national level geography competitions; defines the areas, themes and geographical skills to be included in the Olympiad; maintains an up-to-date Olympiad website; works in consultation with the leading geographers and infuse funds to organize the Geography Olympiad. The exam fees are to be paid by the participating students for enrolling in to this competition. This money along with some contributions from the Geo Genius organizing committee is carefully spent on exam assessments, certificates, medals, trophies, mementos and prizes; and other nominal overheads expenses.
The Olympiad Tests
Students should enroll for the Level I competition in their respective schools. Our information brochure along with registration form is available in the download section of our website. This will be a multiple choice question test conducted in the school in online or pen & paper mode. The toppers from this school level competition would have an opportunity to participate in the National Level II competition. You are required to have Map skills, Inquiry skills; graphical skills (read analyze and interpret images,photos, statistics, and graphs)
In addition to the written test there is a Project work competition which is open for all students including the aspirants from open category.Students complete project work assignments individually. The toppers from this project work competition would also have an opportunity to participate in the National Level II competition.
A preparatory book along with past examples of questions and tips to prepare for the competition can be bought by the students through the school at the time or registration or they can directly order the same through us. The tests questions are based on the guidelines drawn up by the organizing committee of Geo Genius. Olympiad assignments test both knowledge and skills in geography.
All students receive a certificate. Approximately 10% of the participating students in Level I receive a medal. The Level I competition results are announced on our website and the certificates and medals are delivered to the schools. The Level II competition results are announced on venue immediately after the competition followed by distribution of certificates, trophies and awards at an official ceremony during the Olympiad.
Geo Genius reserves the right to make any changes in rules and regulations, date, venue or awards and the same would be published on our official website www.geogeniusindia.com