IBDP Grade 11 students, Eklavea Shah and Anant Bhartia excel at the National Economics Olympiad
Eklavea Shah, IBDP Grade 11, achieved an exceptional feat by securing the National Rank 1, accompanied by a cash reward of INR 15,000. Anant Bhartia also performed remarkably, achieving National Rank 4, Zonal Rank 1, and a cash prize of INR 2,500.
The National Economics Olympiad, organized by The Economics Society of SRCC, represents a prestigious competitive exam that attracts Senior Secondary students (Grades 11 and 12) from across India. This year’s event was attended by over 6,500 students from across the nation and even internationally.
The Olympiad consisted of 2 stages: 1) The Preliminary Round followed an MCQ format consisting of 50 questions to be answered in 1 hour, and tested students on logical reasoning, data interpretation, case studies, and the application of theoretical economics concepts. 2) Selected high-performing students progressed to the Final Round which also followed an MCQ format but consisted of 75 questions of increased difficulty to be answered in 1 hour. Additionally, finalists were required to submit a 1.5-minute video providing unique policy solutions to 1 of 2 scenarios revealed to the finalists on the day of the event.
The Olympiad served as an invaluable learning opportunity, pushing students to extend their knowledge beyond the conventional syllabus and encouraging them to engage in critical, out-of-the-box thinking.