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SJSO - Shine Junior Shakespeare Olympiad

William Shakespeare:William Shakespeare was an English playwright of the 14th century, widely known as the “Bard of Avon”. He was the greatest dramatist of all times and most of his works occurred during the Elizabethan period.

SJS- Shine Junior Shakespeare is an online olympiad exam to identify Junior Champs who have a penchant for the English Language. SJS is designed to identify young budding linguists early on and also to encourage them to be better at English Language. Shine Junior Shakespeare is so named because Shakespeare is perhaps the most celebrated and popular of the English Language Literary Figures.

SJS aims to inspire young children to pursue literature and have a good command over general language right from the start.

Available for classes 1st to 5th.
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Syllabus & Marking scheme

English

Syllabus

Jumbled words, Words with similar meanings, Opposites, Identify the Object (from Pictures), Odd one Out, Animals and their Young Ones. Nouns; Proper Nouns, Common Nouns, Gender Words, Singular/Plural, Action Words (Verbs), Pronouns (This/That, These/Those), Articles (A/An/The), Reading comprehension.


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Basic Structure 15
Reading Comprehension and Written Expression 5
Achiever's Section 5
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 25 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

Sample Questions

Q.1 ___ is the correct synonym for "clever".
  • a. foolish
  • b. scared
  • c. wise
  • d. dull
Q.2 ___ is the young one of the "HORSE".
  • a. MARE
  • b. CALF
  • c. COLT
  • d. FAWN
Q.3 ___ is the correct sound for "camel".
  • a. moo
  • b. bark
  • c. hiss
  • d. grunt
Q.4 ___ is the correct baby of "eagle".
  • a. chick
  • b. eaglet
  • c. eagling
  • d. colt
Q.5 Bat and __
  • a. racquet
  • b. rope
  • c. glove
  • d. ball
Q.6 ____ ice-cream.
  • a. A
  • b. An
  • c. The
  • d. No Article

English

Syllabus

Nouns: Proper Nouns, Common Nouns, Collective Nouns, Abstract Nouns; Pronouns: Personal, Possessive, Reflexive Pronouns; Adjectives: Degrees of Comparison, Adjectives of Quality, Adjectives of Quantity; Articles; Adverbs; Prepositions; Verbs and Simple Tenses; Reading Comprehension; Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms, One word Substitution, Spellings, Basic Emotions, Word Power; Capitalization and Punctuation.


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Basic Structure 15
Reading Comprehension and Written Expressions 5
Achiever's Section 5
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 25 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

Sample Questions

Q.1 ___ best expre-sses the meaning of the word "DISTANT"
  • a. Far
  • b. Removed
  • c. Reserved
  • d. Separate
Q.2 ___ opposite in meaning to the word "ATTRACT" ?
  • a. Depend
  • b. Delight
  • c. Disgust
  • d. Disable
Q.3 Natasha assured me that she will _________ the uniforms today.
  • a. Send
  • b. Sent
  • c. Has spend
  • d. Had spend
Q.4 Aditya had already ________ by the time we reached last night.
  • a. Leave
  • b. Leaved
  • c. Left
  • d. Be leaving
Q.5 The accountant _______ irritated last time because we did not have all the papers.
  • a. Get
  • b. Gets
  • c. Got
  • d. Gotten
Q.6 My mother had _____ me about the event last night but I forgot.
  • a. Told
  • b. Tell
  • c. Telling
  • d. Is Telling

English

Syllabus

Nouns: Proper Nouns, Common Nouns, Collective Nouns, Abstract Nouns; Pronouns: Personal, Possessive, Reflexive Pronouns; Adjectives: Degrees of Comparison, Adjectives of Quality, Adjectives of Quantity; Articles; Adverbs; Prepositions; Verbs and Simple Tenses; Reading Comprehension; Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms, One word Substitution, Spellings, Basic Emotions, Word Power; Capitalization and Punctuation.


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Basic Structure 20
Reading 5
Writing and Speaking 5
Achiever’s Section 5
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 35 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

Sample Questions

Q.1 Maria is ________ intelligent girl.
  • a. a
  • b. an
  • c. the
  • d. None of these
Q.2 I saw a computer in a shop, ___ computer was too good.
  • a. a
  • b. an
  • c. the
  • d. None of these
Q.3 Gandhiji was _______ honest patriot.
  • a. a
  • b. an
  • c. the
  • d. None of these
Q.4 _____ girl who was crowned `Miss World` is an Indian.
  • a. a
  • b. an
  • c. the
  • d. None of these
Q.5 The cat was sitting _________________ the table.
  • a. from
  • b. in
  • c. before
  • d. under
Q.6 Aditya _________________ improve his handwriting.
  • a. want
  • b. had
  • c. should
  • d. may

English

Syllabus

Nouns: Proper Nouns, Common Nouns, Collective Nouns, Abstract Nouns, Compound Nouns; Pronouns: Personal, Possessive, Reflexive Pronouns, Demonstrative Pronouns, Indefinite Pronouns, Relative Pronouns; Adjectives: Degrees of Comparison, Adjectives of Quality, Adjectives of Quantity, Adjectives of number, Possessive Adjectives, Demonstrative Adjectives; Articles; Adverbs: Adverbs of time, Adverbs of Manner, Adverbs of Place, Intensifiers; Prepositions, Verbs: Transitive and Intransitive Verbs; Tenses, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms, One word Substitution, Spellings, Words Related to Animals, Odd one out, Picture Test, Words related to the general Environment, Gender Words; Capitalization and Punctuation


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Basic Structure 20
Reading 5
Writing and Speaking 5
Achiever’s Section 5
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 35 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

Sample Questions

Q.1 From the following options given, select the one which is correct:
  • a. can! you speak English?
  • b. can you speak english
  • c. Can you speak English?
  • d. can you speak English
Q.2 What is the Present Continuous form (V4) of Shine?
  • a. Shining
  • b. Shone
  • c. Shines
  • d. Shones
Q.3 Who is ______________ the room?
  • a. To
  • b. From
  • c. For
  • d. Inside
Q.4 January comes ______________ February.
  • a. To
  • b. With
  • c. Before
  • d. Under
Q.5 He earns money ________________ teaching the children.
  • a. By
  • b. For
  • c. From
  • d. With
Q.4 January comes ______________ February.
  • a. A
  • b. An
  • c. The
  • d. None Of These

English

Syllabus

Nouns: Proper Nouns, Common Nouns, Collective Nouns, Abstract Nouns, Compound Nouns; Pronouns: Personal, Possessive, Reflexive Pronouns, Demonstrative Pronouns, Indefinite Pronouns, Relative Pronouns; Adjectives: Degrees of Comparison, Adjectives of Quality, Adjectives of Quantity, Adjectives of number, Possessive Adjectives, Demonstrative Adjectives; Articles; Adverbs: Adverbs of time, Adverbs of Manner, Adverbs of Place, Intensifiers; Prepositions, Verbs: Transitive and Intransitive Verbs; Tenses, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms, One word Substitution, Spellings, Odd one out, Homonyms, Analogies, Idioms; Figurative Language: Similes


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Basic Structure 25
Reading Comprehension 10
Writing Proficiency 10
Achiever’s Section 5
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 50 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

Sample Questions

Q.1 The king punished his minister.
  • a. Proper Noun
  • b. Common Noun
  • c. Collective Noun
  • d. Material Noun
Q.2 She had thrown all the food.
  • a. Proper Noun
  • b. Common Noun
  • c. Collective Noun
  • d. Material Noun
Q.3 He should have controlled his anger. The underlined noun is a
  • a. Common Noun
  • b. Abstract Noun
  • c. Material Noun
  • d. Proper Noun
Q.4 I am ready to say this _____ her face.
  • a. on
  • b. at
  • c. to
  • d. in
Q.5 He always does work ____ time.
  • a. in
  • b. by
  • c. with
  • d. at
Q.6 She will have been married _____ now.
  • a. till
  • b. by
  • c. for
  • d. as

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

English Olympiad Exam is application based and complements classroom teaching of English language. It helps students to understand the concepts of grammar clearly and practice the academic usage of English language.

The purpose of the English Olympiad exam is to improve the skills of the students by making them familiar with the basic important concepts. The Shine English Olympiad (SEO) from an early stage itself helps students to get an exposure to face various other national & International English Olympiad level competitions.

Shine English Olympiad (SEO) is specifically designed to help you improve your command over the language and even help students with your grammar and vocabulary. The exam pattern is based on the grade specific school syllabus itself.