Frequently Asked Questions

What is GREEN Olympiad and GO4Youth?

GREEN Olympiad is India's first annual examination on environmental issues for school students. The examination is designed innovatively to test the knowledge of students and also educate and sensitize them in the process. One of its kind in India, the GREEN Olympiad asks questions on environment and sustainability and green skills.

GO4Youth was launched in 2020 on the side-lines of GREEN Olympiad. It is also an annual MCQ-based examination for undergraduate and postgraduate students that evaluates environmental consciousness, behaviour, and aptitude of individuals.

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) conducts GREEN Olympiad and GO4Youth.

What is the eligibility to participate in GREEN Olympiad and GO4Youth examination?

GREEN Olympiad: Students of grades 4 – 12 enrolled in a school affiliated to recognized educational board or trust are eligible to appear for GREEN Olympiad. Private coaching institute and similar entities are not allowed to participate in this exam.

GO4Youth: College students enrolled in a recognized college / university / institute of higher learning in undergraduate / post graduate / diploma / certificate courses.

How can one register for GREEN Olympiad and GO4Youth?

In 2022, we are accepting schools / school students / college students’ registrations through our website - www.teriin.org/olympiad. We have also offered schools with an option to register offline for GREEN Olympiad. Kindly download the form for offline registration here. Kindly note that examination will be held ONLINE only. Offline registration form is available only to facilitate schools to post/ speed post/ registered post/courier the forms to TERI.

What is the Syllabus / Text books for GREEN Olympiad and GO4Youth?

GREEN Olympiad and GO4Youth covers a range of topics like water, waste, energy, air, agriculture, urban landscapes, biodiversity, health, climate change, and sustainable development, sustainable lifestyles, green skills and contemporary environmental issues. The examination is not based on any prescribed syllabus or textbooks. We encourage the participants to do extensive reading and be well versed with current affairs, facts and changes linked to the environment around them. It is desirable that students do an extensive self-study and then attempt the paper. The questions will trigger reasoning and help them develop an aptitude for adopting a pro-environment lifestyle.

You may please refer to sample questions available on our website www.teriin.org/olympiad. Additionally you can opt for appearing in the mock test at an additional cost of ₹ 75 for Indian Students and 3 US$ for International students.

When will the examination be held in 2022?

Schedule for examination is as follows:

Themes Online Examination Dates Time Slots
Theme 1: Environment & Sustainable Development Online Registration Examination: 12 – 14 October 2022 Mock Test: 7- 8 October 2022 For Examination: 9 – 10 AM; 11 AM – 12 Noon; 4 – 5 PM; 6 – 7 PM and 8 – 9 PM

Mock Test: 4 – 5 PM; 6 – 7 PM and 8 – 9 PM
Offline Registration Examination: 15 October 2022 Mock test: 8 October 2022 For time slots, a separate communication will be sent to schools post registration
Theme 2: Environment & Sustainable Development and Green Skills Online Registration Examination: 9 – 11 November 2022 4 – 5 November 2022 For Examination: 9 – 10 AM; 11 AM – 12 Noon; 4 – 5 PM; 6 – 7 PM and 8 – 9 PM

Mock Test: 4 – 5 PM; 6 – 7 PM and 8 – 9 PM
Offline Registration Examination: 12 November 2022 5 November 2022 For time slots, a separate communication will be sent to schools post registration
If I have already appeared in the GREEN Olympiad / GO4Youth in the past, can I register again?

As long as you fulfil the eligibility criteria, you may participate in the GREEN Olympiad / GO4Youth examination.

I am not an Indian citizen nor do I reside in India, am I eligible for GREEN Olympiad / GO4Youth?

Yes, you are eligible for GREEN Olympiad / GO4Youth, if you fulfil the eligibility criteria.

What is the registration fee to participate in GO and GO4Youth?
GREEN Olympiad
Indian Students A. Environment & Sustainable Development: ₹ 100/-(With Mock Test: ₹ 175/-)

B. Environment & Sustainable Development + Green Skills: ₹ 150/- (With Mock Test: ₹ 225/-)
GO4Youth
International Students A. Environment & Sustainable Development: 4 US$ (With Mock Test: 7 US$)

B. Environment & Sustainable Development + Green Skills: 6 US$ (With Mock Test: 9 US$)
How can we make the payments?

Once you fill the online registration form, you will be directed to a payment gateway page. You will be able to make the payments through net-banking / debit card / credit card / UPI. Schools have an option to register offline, where options of submitting registration fees through a demand draft and NEFT transfer are available too.

Are we supposed to have unique email ids / phone numbers for registration?

No, you are not supposed to have unique email id or phone numbers.

Where will I get my School code / Roll No. and password?

As a FIRST STEP, click on the ‘Registration’ link provided and proceed further. You will get a school code and password after registration for future reference and use.

When will we get the user credentials for online examination?

Details of examination will be mailed to your registered email id only after the registration deadline.

How would I come to know that my payment is received and my registration is confirmed?

A receipt will be sent on your registered email id for receipt of payment by TERI and also by our payment gateway partner. Additionally you can check the status of your application in the registration dashboard provided to you using your school code in the case of schools; and roll nos. in case of individual students.

Can I use mobile for appearing for GREEN Olympiad / GO4Youth Online examination?

Yes. The examination is available on all devices (smart phone/desktop/laptop) and browsers (internet explorer/google chrome/firefox/MS edge). You will need an internet connection of atleast 100 MBPS for appearing in this examination.

Can we change the examination date and time slot after registration?

No, you cannot change the date and time slot under any circumstances.

What should I do if I have forgotten my school code / roll no. / password?

Please check back date e-mails from us. During registration an e-mail is sent to all the registered schools / students with their school code / roll no. / password.

Can you check if my name is registered or not?

You can check that by logging in your dashboard and checking the application status.