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Leading to participation in the International Linguistics Olympiad!
Welcome to The Panini Linguistics Olympiad - a competition for students studying in Std. 8-12! 

The International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) is one of 12 International Science Olympiads and has been held annually since 2003. Each year, teams of bright young students from around the world gather and test their minds against the world’s toughest puzzles in language and Linguistics. 

No prior knowledge of Linguistics or languages is required to solve the puzzles. Even the hardest problems require only logical reasoning, patient work and out-of-the-box thinking.

India first competed in the IOL in 2009. Over the years, we have bagged 3 Silver and 4 Bronze Medals, 4 Best Solution Awards and 3 Honourable Mentions at the IOL. 

Team India is chosen through the Panini Linguistics Olympiad (PLO).

On this website, you will find information on our workshops, as well as schedules of the Indian and International Olympiads and resources. 

Try our fun sample problems in the Resources Section.

Join our Facebook group (link in the Resources section) for updates on our workshops and Olympiad!  

You can register for the Workshops and the Indian Olympiads through our online forms, and of course, don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.  Happy learning!

Competitions & Workshops

In the second half of 2015, we will have an Open Online Linguistics Competition for all age groups - featuring interesting problems, puzzles, Computational Linguistics problems etc. 

Check back later for more details.

Panini Linguistics Olympiad

The selections for this year are over. 

Registrations for the Junior (Std. 8 - 10) and the Senior (Std. 10 - 12) Olympiads for next year will open sometime between Sep - Nov, 2015.

Please join our Facebook group (link in the Resources section) for updates.


Try our fun problems, check out previous Olympiad problems & solutions, join our Facebook group and watch videos of our past award winners!


Check out  results of the Inter-School competitions, the Indian and the International Olympiads here.


Colleges our participants go to

Our contestants go on to study at some of the world's best colleges. Check out the details.


Contact Us

Send us an email - we're here to help!


The Organizers of this Olympiad include faculty from India's premier educational institutions and some of India's top Computational Linguists. Check out the details.


Our sponsors give the opportunity to bright young students to shine and excel at the International level. We would like to thank our sponsors for their support. Our sponsors are:


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