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Organisation : International Olympiad Academy
Contest Name : Hippo English Olympiad Competition 2020-21
Applicable For : Students
Registration Last Date : 15th March 2021
Exam Date : 1-2 April 2021 (Preliminary Round), 14-15 May 2021 (Semi – Final Round)
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Aims & Objectives

Hippo “English without Borders” Competition is an international competition which promotes English language, challenges students around the globe to compete in English language knowledge, and improves the co-operation between teachers.

The main goal is to create and nourish friendly relations, international understanding and a spirit of sporting competitiveness between young people interested in English language from all around the world.

Competition Regulations

The competition is being run in three rounds : preliminary round, semi-final round and final round. The preliminary round of competition is hosted by the participating schools enrolling a group of candidates from their school.

Hippo semi-finals are held in bigger cities in each of the participating areas (zones) and the venues will be based on the location of the semi-finalists. The final round will be held in Lido di Jesolo (Venezia), Italy. Finalists as well as a school representative will be invited to the final round of the competition.

Preliminary Round :
The tests for the preliminary round of the competition will consist of three parts: a test of reading comprehension (multiple choice questions), a test of listening comprehension and a Use of English test.

The maximum allowed time per part is shown in the table below. The tests are the same for all the participants of a category.

Semi-final Round :
After the preliminary round tests have been marked, the top 10% of participating students from each participating zone will be invited to the semi-final round.

The network of semi-final venues will be based on the location of the semi-finalists. The exam level for the semi-final round will be one CEFR level higher than the one in the preliminary round.

Final Round :
In the final round of the competition, the candidates will be taking a Gatehouse Awards exam,all 4 skills included. The exam level for the final round will be one CERF level higher than the one in the preliminary round that is the same as the semi-final round test.

Awards & Prizes

Qualifiers of final round will be given a year long scholarships of Rs. 1000/- per month.All preliminary round and semi final round candidates will receive a certificate of participation.

All candidates who pass the final round tests (score 50% minimum) will be awarded an internationally recognized Gatehouse Awards certificates.

Important Dates

Exam Dates :
Preliminary Round: 1-2 April 2021
Semi – Final Round: 14-15 May 2021

Last Date of Registration is 15th March 2021

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