BSE / INTERNATIONAL
IFO is the BSE International Finance Olympiad whose goal is to promote the advancement, discovery, learning and application of commerce and finance. The Olympiad is designed to encourage students to explore, discover and learn more about financial world and to develop analytical and problem solving skills that will be essential to their career.
BSE Institute Limited (BIL) and Eduheal Foundation (EHF) have mutually agreed to work together to create awareness and provide education and skills to students and learners in India and abroad by organizing educational events.
Eligibility : Students currently studying in Class IX, X , XI and XII of any school in India. BIFO will target students interested in Economics, Commerce, Accounts, and Business Studies. However BIFO will be open to students of other streams also.
The exam will be pen paper (OMR) based multiple choice questions on the given syllabus. To be conducted in your school. 50 MCQs to be solved in 60 minutes. Syllabus for the event will be from CBSE, ICSE, State Boards. Questions will be from Economics and Financial literacy (Devised by CBSE) for classes 9th and 10th; Economics, Accountancy, Business Studies, Entrepreneurship and Financial literacy (Devised by CBSE) for classes 11th and 12th. Few questions from General Knowledge and Mental Aptitude will also be asked.
Date of Exam : 20th Nov. 2013
Last date of registration : 15 Aug. 2013
Level 2: National
Selected students - Successful school toppers* will participate in an online/ computer based test to be conducted at exam centres all over India in Feburary. These tests may have interactive questions. The Syllabus will be same as was in level-1. The medium of the Olympiad will be in English language.
Finally, 108 selected students will be invited to BSE Mumbai for final quiz.
Date of Exam :16 Feb. 2014
*Scoring atleast 50% , with minimum 8 successful participants in the class concerned
1 As per nine CBSE zones-Ajmer, Chennai (Includes Mumbai), Bhubhaneshwar, Patna, Panchkula, Allahabad, Guwahati, Delhi (includes gulf) and Trivandrum.
Level 3: Quiz Finals
108 Merit students from all over India will attend quiz finals at BSE convention centre, Mumbai on 24th April, 2014. This event is expected to be widely broadcasted in the media. Finally 108 students will emerge as national 1st, 2nd and 3rd rankers of the 2nd International finance olympiad sponsored by BSE Investors’ Protection Fund.
On 24th April, 2014, Prize distribution ceremony will be organized
jointly by BSE Institute Ltd. and EHF at the BSE Convention centre, Mumbai. BSE Investors’ Protection Fund has instituted the following awards:
Top 3 students from each of the classes 9th to 12th, from each of
1 the nine zones will win a cash award of Rs. 12,000, 10,000 and
8,000 respectively and a medal. Total 108 students will be
Last year awardee students were :
- Madhav Balasubramanian
- Prathamesh Prabhakar Shinde
- Sahil Sinha
- Niladri Bhusan Mishra
- Shreya Nimma
- Saksham Jain
- Lalit Mohan Bhatt
- Sonakshi Gupta
- Shilpa Sajeev
- Kaushlesh Sinha
- S Faraz Athar
- Rudraksh Tuwani
The principal of the registered schools will be invited to send a
proposal on how to incorporate financial literacy in the school.
Based on the submitted proposals one principal will be selected
1 from each of the nine zones . 9 principals will be selected. Each will
get a cash award of Rs. 25,000 and a momento. They will be
invited to attend the final quiz and Prize distribution ceremony at the
BSE Convention centre, Mumbai. 2nd class AC rail to and fro fare
will be reimbursed.
Last year awardee principals were :
- Deivasigamani .J
- Padmini Sriraman
- Preeti Dewaskar
- Vinod Kumar Arora