The first round of the National School Olympiad of the 2022-2023 academic year was held electronically from December 9 to December 13.
Any student from grade 7 to grade 12 was eligible to participate remotely anytime during the set dates. The testing time was limited and counted by the special computer program. Tests with different level of difficulty was used in STEM subjects depending on the grades of the participants. However, the same level of difficulty was offered in humanities subjects. The items mostly focused on reasoning and problem solving as well as the general educational background of students.
More than 56 700 students took part in the first round of the of the National School Olympiad including pupils with special educational needs and convicted juveniles.
The second round of the Olympiad will be held in the examination centers and the first 1000 participants with 60% or above in the first round will be eligible. Only the brightest top 50 students in each subject will move to the third round and compete for the national award. Also, the winners of the National School Olympiad will group up for the international Olympiads in the relevant subjects.
The main goal of the Olympiad is to stimulate the learning process and raise the motivation of students.