About International Scholars Science Olympiads (ISSMO)

Science develops our reasoning, helps us to have analytical thinking, quickens our mind, generates practicality and also its use can be applied in the day to day life.. With the knowledge of science, one can learn to think logically and solve a problem. It helps in instilling survival skills. The contest aims to give a platform to the  students to enhance their understanding of the world around them. By combining events from all disciplines, ISSO encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through ISSO, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal.

Formate of ISSO

The ISO consists of two rounds:


a) SCREENING ROUND: This round is a qualifying round in which the child has to score 50% and above in an hour exam and the structure of the paper is as follows. 

Classes 1-5 will have 30 MCQ’s each carrying 1mark.

Classes 6-10 will have 40 MCQ’s each carrying 1mark.

All ISO participants would be awarded a certificate of participation subject wise. Syllabus is as per CBSE, ICSE pattern for all classes. Refer to the relevant section of the website for details.

b) SCHOLARS ROUND: This round is the final round of one and half hours. The structure of the paper is as follows. 

Classes 1-5 will have 35 MCQ’s carrying 1 mark each.

Classes 6-10 will have 50 MCQ’s carrying 1 mark each.

In this round the ISO participants will be awarded 4 types of rank.

(i) International rank   (ii) National rank (iii) State rank (iv)  School rank

Syllabus & qualifying criteria:

The books prescribed by CBSE/ICSE/IB and state boards and recommended by NCERT. Please refer to the website www.hopefoundationedu.com for detailed syllabus.


From Level-1 to Level-2:- All those who obtains 50% of the total marks .

Sample & Previous year papers: ( Link to material resources)

A glance at Prizes:


The awards and prizes will be given as per the below given criteria.


For International Rankers:-

IR-1 to IR-10 free educational tour to a foreign country (eg America, France) for Indians and to India for other nationals under educational exchange program along with gifts, medals, and merit certificates.

IR -11 to IR – 50 Consolation gifts, medals, and merit certificates.

For National Rankers:-

NR - 1 to NR-10 free educational tour to Kingdom of Dreams, Gurugram, NCT Delhi along with cash prizes, gifts, medals, and merit certificates.

NR – 11 to NR–20 Consolation gifts, medals, and merit certificates.

For State Rankers:-

STR-1 to STR-5 cash prizes, gifts, medals, and merit certificates.

STR-6 to STR-10 cash prizes, gifts, medals, and merit certificates.

For School Rankers:-

SCR-1 to SCR-3 gifts, medals, and merit certificates.

SCR-4 to SCR-15, Consolation gifts, and merit certificates.

All other participants will get merit certificates.

ISO Teacher Coordinator Award: Based on participation and performance.

ISO Best Principal Award: Based on participation and performance.


All the participants of this round would be awarded a certificate of participation. 


Last date to register for ISO:- 29th  August,2020.

Registration fee (Screening Round): - INR 180 (for Indian schools) & US$ 8 (for other nationals).

Registration fee schedule for schools having more than 100 participants.

No. of participants 




100- 200




300 and above


Screening round to be held on:- 4th week of September, 2020

Venue: - Your school premises.

Declaration of result (Screening Round): 4th week of October, 2020

Registration for Scholars (Final) Round: 20 days from the date of declaration of result.

Registration fee (Scholars Round): - INR 280 (for Indian schools) & US$ 10 (for other nationals)

Scholars round to be held on:- 1st week of December ,2020

Declaration of result (Scholars Round): 4th week of January,

Venue for level-1 & level-2 will be respective participating school premises.

(Note: - All the winter bound Schools are requested to choose dates to conduct various levels of examination & inform about the schedule to the management of the foundation).


Due to the inconvenience caused by the postal and couriers formalities, we strongly recommend you to send us all the relevant details of the students and the school via E- mail only or directly upload to the link given in our website. For the same, we are suggesting you to follow the simple steps to register your students as mentioned below: 

Registration Fee:- 


Round-1:-                            INR 180 INR 550

Round-2:-                           INR 250                             INR 850

In each round, INR 20 ( 50 in case of foreign schools) can be retained to meet the miscellaneous expenditure.

STEP-1 Download School and Students registration form from the attachments sent with the notification or download from the website www.hopefoundationedu.com. 

STEP-2 Take the nominations from the students and fill the relevant entries into the downloaded students registration forms.

(Handwritten and scanned copies of the student’s registrations forms will not be accepted) 

STEP-3 Deposit the collected amount in the account whose details are mentioned above.  

STEP-4 Fill up all the details in the school’s registration form, get it attested by the principal and send us the scanned copy of the same as attachments via mail at:-


ONLINE REGISTRATION:-You can also register online at: http:://hopefoundationedu.com/registration

Or ( Link to registration form )


  • The required fee for per student is to be collected by the school from each participant and school shall retain INR 20 (INR 50, In case of foreign schools) per student of amount collected towards miscellaneous & administrative expenses.

  • Registration fee can be deposited/ transferred by cash/Cheque/Demand Draft/ RTGS/NEFT in the following  account numbers.

1. Account no. 226102000000259, Name, Hope Foundation, Indian Overseas Bank, IFSC Code-IOBA0002261, SWIFT CODE-IOBANINBB997, Najafgarh, Delhi.  

1. Account no. 90441010022108, Name: SPELL EDUWIS PRIVATE LIMITED, Syndicate Bank,  IFSC Code-SYNB0009044, Nehru place,  New Delhi.

In case of cheque or demand draft it will be, 

In favor of HOPE FOUNDATION, payable at New Delhi. 


In favor of SPELL EDUWIS PRIVATE LIMITED, payable at New Delhi. 

  • No cash payments are accepted. 

NOTE: Kindly download the poster of the competition from the attachments to be put on the notice boards.

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