Wonder Blog

Blog Details

International Earth Science Olympiad


The International Earth Science Olympiad - IESO, was founded as one of the major activities of the International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO). It is an annual competition for secondary school students. The main aims of the IESO are to encourage students interest and public awareness of Earth Science and to enhance Earth Sciences learning and to enhance Earth Science teaching/learning at school level. 

The Geological Society of India is the body responsible for selecting the Indian Team for the International Earth Science Olympiad. So far, the Earth Science Olympiad program in the country involved four stages:

(i) National level Entrance Test,

(ii) Training Camp culminating in the Indian National Earth Science Olympiad,

(iii) Pre-departure training camp and

(iv) International Earth Science Olympiad.

The Earth Science Olympiad (ESO) is conducted by the ESO Cell at the Geological Society of India constituted by the President, Geological Society of India.

The IESO is supported by the Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), Government of India as one of its outreach programme for promotion of Earth Science.




Candidates born on or after July 1, 2003 and studying in Class 9, 10 or 11 in September 2022 are eligible to write INESO 2022. Further, the candidates must be Indian citizens. Provisionally, students with OCI cards are eligible to write the IESO.


Start Date End Date Events
12-04-2022 30-04-2022 Registration of Students
29-05-2022 Date of Examination
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Time of Examination


Student Registration Form---https://gsi.emsecure.in/Content/PDFs/Students%20regnformPDF.pdf


Syllabus for test- Click Here