How much is the exam fee? Is a payment required at every stage? The Olympiad's participation fee is 15 €. It is a one-time payment. Finalists do not have to pay again.
Can a student take the country elimination exam on 2 different dates? Can they increase their chances? The student can take both 2 exams with the requirement of being from a different category.
There are 2 exam dates in country eliminations. 1. Will those who pass the country elimination exams be allowed to enter the second country elimination? So, does the country elimination take place in two stages? In the country eliminations, 2 exam date options are available. The students can take the exam on a date which is convenient for them. There is no elimination. The finalists will be announced by evaluating the results of the 2 exams together.
Can a student register for the Olympiad on their own? Does it require a school or a teacher's approval? A student can register for the Olympiad on their own. A student does not need permission from a school or a teacher. However, the contact information of one teacher is required in the form that needs to be filled. A teacher should be informed about the Olympiad and their name and e-mail address should be written on the forms.
It is written that the exam booklets are for grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12. What does this mean? How will the results be announced? Booklets and questions are prepared in a 2-grades each format. Both grades will solve the same questions in the same booklet. But the results and the ratings will be held within the classes themselves. So, grades 5-6 will solve the same questions from the same booklet. However, the results and the rankings will be within grade 5 themselves, Grade 6 will be among themselves.
Will the exams be held online? Country elimination exams will be held online. You can take the exam online, whether at your school, at home or anywhere in which your internet is uninterrupted. The Final exams are aimed to be carried out physically in examination centers following the pandemic rules and the social distancing laws of each country. If the Final exam cannot be carried out physically, then it will take place online.
How will the safety of the exams be ensured if the exams are taken online? How will situations such as cheating or getting help be prevented? The general exam security will be provided with standard warnings and recommended rules in the country eliminations. In an international exam, the ultimate goal of a student who is entering the exam by paying a fee is self-evaluation. It is automatically considered that students who have a different aim would not participate in the Olympiad. There are no special awards or certification of degrees in the country eliminations. There are 3 possibilities for the Final Exam; a. If there is no special prohibition due to the pandemic, the exams will take place physically at a central point, accompanied by supervisors. b. If Final Exams need to be held online due to the pandemic; Some special technical conditions will be provided for the student and it is aimed to be 100% safe. (Live connection with camera, camera recording, an assigned supervisor, typeface registration etc.) c. Even if there is no special restriction due to the pandemic and the exam is held in a central place, if a student lives in a city very far away from the test center, they will also have the option to attend the final exam ONLINE. These students still have to fulfill some technical requirements.
Is the exam language in English? Are there other language options? The exam language is not only in English. There will be language options such as Russian, French and Turkish. The validity of the languages is directly proportional to the number of participants in the countries.
The awards listed on the table are subject to some conditions. What does this mean? In other words, what should the ranking student do to receive the gifts specified in the award table and why are there such explanations?Award sponsors may have limited their awards due to age, grade, education duration, category etc. 1st Example: A 5th grade student may be awarded the Studienkolleg if they have ranked first place in the general exam. However, in order to use this, they have to receive 5 more years of education until they have completed the 11th grade. This situation cannot be a realistic approach. 2nd Example: Under the circumstances of a student who has won a derby match gift in Europe, the date of the derby must be clarified at least 2 months before and the decision of the student to go with his parent should also be certain. If there are less than 2 months left and the student-parents declare that they will go to the derby, they will lose their rights. The criterion here is that the match ticket is difficult to find, and the visa procedures can only be completed by the parents. In short, a set of criteria and conditions have been written to make the awards realistic, logical and usable.