7th International Earth Science Olympiad

11-19, September, 2013, Mysore, India

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IESO, founded by the International Geoscience Education Organisation, is an annual competition for secondary school students worldwide. It intends to encourage international interaction and co-operation among participating students from all over the world and, in turn, promote public awareness of the importance of Earth Sciences and improve the quality of Earth Science education in schools. So far, this international event has been organised in S. Korea (2007), Taiwan (2008), The Philippines (2009), Indonesia (2010), Italy (2011) and Argentina (2012).

The event would consist of a theory test and a practical test spanning all major areas of Earth Sciences, including geology, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy, and environmental sciences. Based on the performance, students will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals as per statutes of IESO. Besides, in the International Field Team Investigation, groups of students from diverse nationalities will carry out field work and present their findings before a jury. Deserving teams will be awarded prizes for this co-operative activity which is unique to IESO.

We look forward to welcoming you in India for the 7th IESO in September.

Please visit our new website for IESO 2013 at  http://www.ieso2013.in

Click here to view the Announcement Letter

Click on the following to download the details pertaining to the 7th IESO, 2013:


Download the Question Papers and Answer Keys of the Theory and Practical Tests held during 7th IESO 2013.



Prof. R. Shankar is no longer the National Coordinator for Earth Science Olympiad in India. If you need further information on Earth Science Olympiad Entrance Test etc, please contact the Geological Society of India (Email: gsocind@gmail.com; Phone: 080-26613352, 22422943).

Click here to download the report of the 7th IESO, 2013 that was published in Episodes.

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