Olympiads – Gateway to Global Recognition

Olympiads are a group of annual global competitions held in various areas of science for precollege students. The best 4-6 students from each country are selected through National Olympiads with the exception of the Olympiads in Linguistics - IOL (two teams per country), Informatics – IOI (two teams from the host country) and the Junior Science Olympiads – IOJS (for junior secondary students). There are several Olympiads held across the world, few of them are listed below:

  1. The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO, since 1959; not held in 1980)
  2. The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO, since 1967; not held in 1973, 1978, 1980)
  3. The International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO, since 1968; not held in 1971)
  4. The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI, since 1989)
  5. The International Biology Olympiad (IBO, since 1990)
  6. The International Philosophy Olympiad (IPO, since 1993)
  7. The International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO, since 1996)
  8. The International Geography Olympiad (IGeO, since 1996)
  9. The International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO, since 2004)
  10. The International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA, since 2007)

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