17 Sep 2020 19:35 IST

SRCC calls for National Economics Olympiad applications

NEO consists of two rounds, both of which will be held online on November 1 and 8, respectively

The Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) has invited applications for the National Economics Olympiad (NEO), a nationwide olympiad for the students of classes XI and XII. The top three participants from each class will be awarded cumulative cash scholarships worth ₹40,000 and a certificate. The olympiad is organised by the Economics Society of SRCC and online learning platform Vedantu.

This year, the olympiad will be conducted online due to Covid-19. The olympiad has a registration fee of ₹209, however, to encourage more participation, there’s an early-bird offer of ₹189. The NEO consists of two rounds, both of which will be held online on November 1 and 8, respectively.

The preliminary round will have four sections — economic concepts, logical reasoning, case studies and data interpretation — with 10 questions each. Each question accounts for one mark and there will be no negative marking in this round. The final round is a surprise round, details of which will be shared only at the time of the test. Interested students can apply by October 30.

SRCC has introduced 100 per cent financial aid mechanism this year for students from the underprivileged sections of the society in an attempt to “ensure better opportunities for students, irrespective of their constraints.” This olympiad, SRCC claims, is a great opportunity for students to test their acumen and broaden their understanding of economics in terms of its application in the real world.

In the olympiad held last year, SRCC had received over 3,700 participants from across 500 schools and 100 cities, across five countries.