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The International Earth Science Olympiad - IESO 2023


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 IESO aims further to foster friendly relationships among young learners from different countries and promoting international cooperation in exchanging ideas and materials on Earth sciences and Earth sciences education.

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.





Class 9th to 12th in Aug 2023/Born After 01-July-2005

Entrance Test

Objective Type Questions
Subjects Geology, Geophysics, Meterology,Oceanorogy, Terrestrial Astronomy,and Enviormental Sciences

Time 90 Minutes


Instruction to Register    Register Here




Traning Camp

15 Days Virtual Training camp in June-July-2023 will compromise the lectures, discussion, Data Mining and poster presentation. The Indian National Earth science Olympiad will be held at the end of the camp, The Top Eight Students will be declared as the winner of 16th NISEO
The international comitte has decided to organise virtual IESO . The eight winner of ISESO Will particiapte in Virtual International Earth Science Olympiad from Geological Society of India Office Bengluru





Student registration fee is Rs.150 per student to be collected. Centre may retain Rs.10 as registration charges and balance amount of Rs.140 to be paid


Important Dates


Last Date to Apply 02-May-2023
Entrance Test Date 20-May-2023