SOF 2nd level Exam guidelines for NSO, IMO & NCO

by Ankita Sabharwal

SOF 2nd level exam guidelines are for the level two exam of NSO, IMO & NCO. The Second level will be held on 12 February 2017 at over 500 centres across 25 countries and SOF World has released the essential guidelines, for the exam. First of all, we would like to congratulate all the students who qualified Level 1 of the SOF Olympiad examination that is NSO, NCO & IMO. These students will now appear in the Level 2 of the Olympiad exams. 

Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF)  recently released the guidelines for the students who have qualified for the Level 2 examination of Olympiad examinations. These guidelines are common for all students irrespective of the fact that they qualified the Level 2 examination of 10th IMO or 19th NSO or 16th NCO.

SOF level 2 exam date: As per the guidelines, the Level 2 examination will be organised on 12 February 2017, at 500 centres located around the globe. The details related to the test centre and the schedule of the exam will be informed to the candidate in their admit card. The important points related to Level 2 Olympiad examination are:

Exam Schedule: The exam will be conducted on 12 Feb 2017 and the students should report at the designated exam centre 30 minutes before the exam time so as to avoid hustle in filling their particulars in OMR sheet. The schedule of exams will be as follow:

  • International Mathematics Olympiad    - 09:00 am to 10:00 am
  • National Cyber Olympiad                     - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • National Science Olympiad                   - 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

2nd Level Admit Card

2nd Level Admit Card will be made available in the first week of February 2017. The admit cards will be couriered & emailed to schools and will also be available on the website of Science Olympiad Foundation. (Download Admit Card)

  • Students are required to paste their passport size photographs on both the copies of admit card and get the photograph attested by the head of the institution.
  • A student without both the copies of admit card duly attested by the Head of the Institution will not be allowed to appear in the examination, one copy of the admit card will be retained at the examination centre.
  • In case the student did not receive their admit card, Level 1 admit card with an attested photograph can also be used. Details related to the examination centre can be obtained by sending email to info@sofworld.org OR result@sofworld.org
  • Candidates will be allowed to admit cards & Pen/Pencils only, any other material including electronic gadgets found with the candidate will result in expulsion of candidate from the examination

Syllabus: The syllabus of the Level two examinations will be the same as of Level 1 examination. The syllabus of Level 1 examination can be checked with the help of following links:

SOF 2nd Level Exam Guidelines

SOF 2nd Level Exam will contain no negative marking in Level 2 exam, and the pattern will be slightly different from Level 1 exam, the exam pattern to be followed for IMO, NSO & NCO is given below:

IMO Level 2 Exam Pattern

Class

Section

No. of Questions 

Marks per Question

Total Marks

3  to 4

Mathematics

30

1

30

Achievers section

5

2

10

Total

35

 --

40

5 to 12

Mathematics

45

1

45

Achievers section

5

3

15

Total

50

 --

60

 

NSO Level 2 Exam Pattern

Class

Section

 No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

3  to 4

Mathematics

30

1

30

Achievers section

5

2

10

Total

35

--

40

5 to 10

Mathematics

45

1

45

Achievers section

5

3

15

Total

50

--

60

11 to 12

Physics & Chemistry

25

1

25

Achievers section

5

3

15

Mathematics/Biology

20

1

20

Total

50

-- 

60

 

 NCO Level 2 Exam Pattern

Class

Section

No. of Questions 

Marks per Question

Total Marks

3  to 4

Computer & IT

30

1

30

Achievers section

5

2

10

Total

35

--

40

5 to 12

Computer & IT

45

1

45

Achievers section

5

3

15

Total

50

--

60

 

Note: The question paper can be used for doing rough work during the examination.

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