The National Economics Olympiad (NEO) is a nationwide school level economics olympiad for the students of Classes XI and XII. It is conducted by The Economic Society of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC). The registration is open at ecosocsrcc.com/NEO until October 30, 2020. The exam will be held online pan India in 2 rounds. The Preliminary Round will be held on November 1, 2020, and the final round on November 7 and 8, 2020. Both the rounds will be held on the portal SpeedExam.net.
Unequivocally, NEO is the only Economic Olympiad in the country that operates on such a large scale. All high school students of grades XI-XII from India and South East Asia are eligible to participate in NEO. Keeping in mind the current scenario, the Olympiad will be conducted online in its entirety to ensure the safety of the students.
The Olympiad has a registration fee of Rs. 209. However, SRCC is also providing an Early-Bird offer in which the students can register for the Olympiad for Rs. 189 only.
All the students will receive a certificate from the Shri Ram College of Commerce and the top 3 participants from each class will be awarded cumulative cash scholarships worth Rs. 40000+.
The preliminary round will have 4 sections. These are Economic Concepts, Logical Reasoning, Case Studies, and Data Interpretation. Each of these sections will have 10 questions each. Each question accounts for 1 mark and there will be no negative marking in this round.
On the other hand, the final round is a surprise round, details of which will be shared only at the time of the test. Only the Selected candidates from the first round will be allowed in the final round.
The second edition of NEO, which was organized in 2019, was a great success. It received an overwhelming response from 3700+ participants across 500+ schools in 100+ cities, 20+ states, and 5+ countries.
The Shri Ram College of Commerce is one of the most reputed and esteemed institutions for commerce and economics in the country. Established in 1926, it has since then upheld its legacy of excellence and retained its prestigious position. Formed during the early 1970s, The Economics Society, SRCC is driven by the spirit of intellectual enhancement and offers students a myriad of opportunities to step beyond the conventional.
NEO by the Economics Society of SRCC is the biggest and oldest pan-India Economics Olympiad. It serves as a great opportunity for students to test their acumen and broaden their understanding of economics in terms of its application in the real world.