International STEAM Olympiad

ISTO is an online test platform which helps students evaluates their STEAM quotient towards 21st century skills in a time bound manner.

ISTO methodology and standards are in-line with International Olympiads which offers an intuitive learning experience through coding, reasoning, logical ability and life skill based questionnaire.

ISTO is organised by STEMBIRDS in association with Makebot in Australia.

ISTO offers 'Two Levels', Qualifiers and Advance which will happen in specific country and global respectively.


We believe that every child has a potential to be a great inventor. STEM Birds’ mission is to create a fun and engaging platform where children not only learn to program, but also have opportunities to be creative using code and robotics. Instead of just being consumers of technology, we teach kids how to become an inventive creator.

The world is changing much faster than the existing education system. 21st Century kids need to learn all aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). We need to prepare our kids to get ready for new challenges in the world. They need to adapt STEM skills that they will require in future when they grow up.

STEM Birds offers variety of Computer Coding and Robotics courses for primary and secondary school going children. Which help them to understand Robotics and STEM concepts at early age. It includes Coding and Robotics Term classes, Robotics holiday programs, Robotics & Coding workshops and online courses.

STEM Birds Courses help young students to
  • Develop computational and logical thinking
  • Enhance fine motor skills and cognitive development
  • Problem identification and solving skills
  • Learn computer programming
  • Information and communication skills
  • Interpersonal and Self- Directional skills
  • Techniques to program ROBOTs

Benefits To Participate in International STEAM Olympiad

International Platform

Showcase your skills at a global platform and get ranked among students from 60+ countries

Global Community

Join global STEAM community and collaborate with students and educators across the world

Learn From Experts

Share ideas and attend workshop from experts on STEAM and coding from top educators in the world


All participating students in ISTO will receive certification from Makebot.

Features And Ranking System

Self Learning & Preparation
  • Students sign-up for ISTO
  • Login to ISTO Portal
  • Review curriculum and reference material
  • Pay ISTO Fee and schedule their online Olympiad
  • Student gets access to 3 mock tests with answer keys
  • Student can also connect with STEMBIRDS to take guidance on ISTO
Scheduling & Taking ISTO
  • Student have option to schedule ISTO for specified date and time
  • Student can reschedule Olympiad (only once)
  • ISTO Qualifiers have multiple choice questions with time limit and negative marking
  • Curriculum is divided evenly and age-wise
  • Marks and rank will be displayed immediately after the Olympiad
Global Ranking
  • Top rank students from 'Qualifier' move to 'Advance' stage
  • In 'Advance' stage, students from across globe participate in Jan 2021
  • Winners of Advance stage will receive pool prizes including international affiliations, scholarships, STEAM kits, certification, mentorships and many more prizes

Student’s Community
Learning on STEAM

Qualifiers And Advance Levels

Qualifiers Stage

  • Top rank students from each age-group will be shortlisted from each country
  • Students can take paid re-test to improve their scores/ranks. Best score out of all tests will be considered.
  • All students from Qualifier stage will receive university certification
  • Students rank cut-off date will be communicated through portal
  • Change in rank will not be considered after that date
  • Shortlisted students will compete with students from across the globe in advance stage

Advance Stage

  • Students will participate in similar format Olympiad with higher complexities
  • Curriculum and reference materials will be given to shortlisted students for Advance stage
  • Sign-up fee is not applicable for Advance stage students
  • All students will receive certification for Advance stage separately from qualifier stage
  • All Olympiads will be conducted in English and online only.

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