Q1. What is the difference between school books and books in the Primary
Ans: Primary Olympiad books are published by the Cambridge University Press. Our
books can be used as additional material, they will have an activity based approach,
so lots of practice exercises for students to revise and reinforce what they have
Q2. Can a student in second grade take Level 1 of the Olympiad?
Ans: No. the levels and the grades are in sync.
Q3. Can a student only buy study material?
Q4. Can a student just register for the exam without paying for the books?
Q5. What is unique about your Olympiad?
Ans: In collaboration with Cambridge University Press this competition is conducted
on a national level. The enrolled students are provided with international standards
study material from Cambridge. The students also get a feel of competitive exams
that they have to face in future. Competition for standard 1 through 5 students
encourages and gives the students an exposure to competitive exams at a younger
Q6. Is there a trainer's guide?
Ans: Yes, we provide a complementary set of trainer's guide to the school for each
of the Olympiads. Teachers can choose to prepare students in their school for the
Q7. Does the school benefit? Do the school teachers receive any certification?
Ans: Yes, at the end of the program, the school receives a trophy, the Principal and
the coordinator will receive certificates. A trainer's guide is provided to teachers
involved in the Olympiads. Teachers can use this guide to train students in school.
Additionally, teachers involved in coordinating the program will receive a
certificate from Cambridge and Firefish. Teachers involved in supervision are also
compensated for their service.
Q8. When will the schools receive the books once the order is placed?
Ans: Once we receive the registration forms along with the fees from the school we
will ship books within 30 working days to the school.
Q9. When will the students receive the books once the order is placed (For
Ans: Once we receive the registration form along with the fees from the parent
through courier/online, we will ship books within 5-7 working days to the students
Q10. What is the involvement of teachers?
Ans: It is left open to the school to train the students or keep it as a self study
Q11. When is competition held?
Ans: City level round will be conducted in December 2020 and national round is conducted in Febuary/March 2021 for students registered through school.
Online Mock Paper's will be conducted in October and November 2020.
Q12. When will children prepare?
Ans: Within 30 days of making the registration amount payment the school will receive the study material. Therefore students get a study time of 4-5 months to prepare for the exam.
In case of Individual students the books are delivered within 15 days of making the registration.
Q13. What is the registration procedure if the school signs up?
Ans: The Olympiad coordinator in the school can collect the amount from the students
and send us a cheque or DD in favour of Firefish Networks Pvt. Ltd. to our office
address mentioned in the registration form.
Q14. For the individual registrations, where will the exams be conducted?
Ans: Exam centers are present in all the metro cities, incase the student resides in
a non metro city then the exam will be conducted as an online test at home.
Q15. What curriculum are your books based on?
Ans: National curriculum framework (NCF), in-sync with ICSE and CBSE curriculum.
Most state board text books are also in sync with the NCF. The books utilize the
activity based learning approach.
Q16. Do you send test preparation material?
Ans: Yes, we do send and upload sample test papers for practice as well as upload
last year's question papers on our website and other social media platforms.
Q17. What is a student portal? What does it offer?
Ans: Student portal is for students who have enrolled for the Primary Olympiad; it
has all the content on English, Maths and Science in line with the study material
received by the students. English consists of Spelling and Grammar, Maths consist of
I did it Mathematics, Science consists of I explore and I care. It is like guide and
testing partner in case the students wish to prepare for the exam on their own. It
has a study calendar which helps students determine when they should be preparing
for which topic, answer keys to the exercise questions in the course books, practice
test to see how much they have learnt.
Q18. How will I get the user id and password?
Ans: Post registrations, user id and a password created by Primary Olympiad will be
provided to the students along with the Primary Olympiad study material. Password
can be changed after login.
Q19. Can you send us a copy of the books?
Ans: We do not provide a sample copy of the books but we can send photocopies of the
index of each book, so the school can understand the topics covered in each
Q20. If a child wants to participate in multiple Olympiads can they do that?
Ans: Yes, they can participate in one, two or all the three Olympiads. Exams will
Q21. How will a child attend all 3 exams if all 3 are on the same day?
Ans: Care is taken to ensure that exams do not overlap so students can take part in
all the three Olympiads.
Q22. How will it be beneficial to the school?
Ans: The school will receive a trophy. The coordinators will also receive
certificates duly signed by Cambridge and Firefish. The winning schools names are
updated on the Olympiad website. Winning schools name may also appear in other
Q23. Are there any special classes with an external faculty conducted for the
Ans: No, It depends on the school whether or not to have special classes. Faculty is
not provided from our end. We have both types of schools registered in the
Olympiad-those that provide extensive special classes and training in the school and
those that do not provide any training and ask the students to self study.
Q24. If the content is the same as in my textbooks, what is the advantage to the
Ans: The style of teaching the content is of the highest international level. The
content is prepared by renowned experts from the Cambridge University Press. Being a
competitive exam, the students get an opportunity to compete nationally with other
students across India.
Q25. Do students appear in the city level or do they directly go to the national
level? (what are the stages)
Ans: Students enrolled from school compete in the city level exam. Winners at the
city round qualify to participate at the National level exam.
Individual registered students go through a Online Mock Exam in December and the
descriptive test paper in January.
Q26 : What if there are more than 1 child who has got 100 percentile in a subject ? Does the Scholarship remain the same?
Ans: In case there is more than 1 child who receives 100 percentile the scholarship is divided among the children. As every child should get an equal opportunity for the same.
Q27: What if my child has got 100 percentile in 2 subjects ? Is he/she eligible for 2 scholarships?
Ans: The child receives 100 percentile in 2 subjects, then he/she is eligible for 2 scholarships.
Q28. What is the last date of registration for students appearing directly "not
through the school" in the Primary Olympiad 2020-21?
Ans:The last date of registration is 31st September 2020.
Q29. What if i want to cancel the registration?
Ans: The student can cancel the registration maximum within 24 hours of registering. Post that no refund and cancellation can be done.