On October 27, 2019, at least 330 thousand people took part in the Geographical Dictation of the Russian Geographical Society at 5831 specially organized venues in 110 countries - their forms have already been verified. In total, 650 thousand forms were loaded into the system; they are currently being checked. We can already talk about a record number of participants in the action in 2019. Last year, about 257 thousand people wrote the Geographical Dictation at venues.
This year, most of the participants passed the geographic test at full-time sites, but 101,451 people also took part in the Dictation online. Last year, 119 thousand people went through Dictation online.
We would like to remind that the Geographical Dictation consisted of 40 questions. The first part was the basic level of 10 questions, the so-called geographical educational program. It was compiled on the basis of well-known facts from geography. The second part of the 30 questions was more complex. It required the use of creative thinking, system logic and erudition. The participant was awarded 1 point for each correct answer, for an incorrect answer - 0 points. Thus, the participant received two results. The maximum number of points for the first part of the Dictation is 10, for the second - 30 points. 45 minutes were allotted for the writing.
The participants of the Dictation online immediately recognized their results. The results of the Dictation, written on venues, will be available from November 29. They can be found on the website dictant.rgo.ru by the identification number of the form.