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NSO Syllabus 2018 for the Science Olympiad Foundation National Science Olympiad is comprised of various topics across various sections for each class. The NSO Exam is conducted for the students studying in Class 1 to 12. For Class 1 to 4, there will be 35 questions and for Class 5 to 12, there will be 50 questions. Up to class 10, there will be sections like logical reasoning, Science, and achievers section while, for Class 11 and 12, it contains questions from the Physics & Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology, and achievers section. The students will have 1 hour to complete the NSO Exam. NSO is conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation SOF, which is a Nonprofit organization. The students appearing for NSO must check NSO Exam Syllabus for preparation. NSO Syllabus for Class 1 to 12 is available on this page below.

Latest Update: The SOF NSO Exam will be conducted on 1, 15 and 27 November 2018 for Class 1 to 12.

NSO Syllabus 2018

NSO Syllabus 2018 - Class 1

Students who are looking for NSO Syllabus for Class 1 can check from the table given below. Students who are going to appear in the NSO exam for class 1 are also suggested to follow the NOS Exam pattern which is provided on this page below:

Sections

NSO Syllabus Class 1 Topics

Section-1: Logical Reasoning

Spatial Understanding, Measuring Units, Analogy, Geometrical Shapes, Patterns, Grouping, Odd One Out, Ranking Test.

Section-2: Science

Living & Non-living things, Human Beings and Their Needs, Plants, Animals, Good Habits and Safety Rules, Air and Water, Weather and The Sky.

Section-3: Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section - 2.

 

NSO Syllabus 2018 - Class 2

Students who are looking for NSO Syllabus for Class 2 can check from the table given below. Students who are going to appear in the SOF NSO exam for class 2 are also suggested to follow the NO Exam pattern which is provided on this page below:

Sections

NSO Syllabus Class 2 Topics

Section-1: Logical Reasoning

Patterns, Series Completion, Odd One Out, Geometrical Shapes, Measuring Units,  Analogy, Ranking Test, Grouping of Figures, Coding & Decoding, Embedded Figures.

Section-2: Science

Human Body, Plants, Animals, Food, Housing and Clothing, Occupations, Family, Festivals, Good Habits and Safety Rules, Air, Water and Rocks, Earth and Universe, Transport and Communication.

Section-3: Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section - 2.

 

NSO Syllabus 2018 - Class 3

Students who are looking for NSO Syllabus for Class 3 can check from the table given below. Students who are going to appear in the SOF NSO exam for class 3 are also suggested to follow the NO Exam pattern which is provided on this page below:

Sections

NSO Syllabus Class 3 Topics

Section-1: Logical Reasoning

Patterns, Coding & Decoding, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, Analogy and Classification, Alphabet Test, Grouping of Figures, Ranking Test, Figure Matrix, Geometrical Shapes, Days and Dates & Possible Combinations.

Section-2: Science

Birds, Plants and Animals, Food, Housing and Clothing, Earth and Universe, Transport and Communication, Human Body, Our Environment, Matter and Materials, Light, Sound and Force.

Section-3: Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section - 2.

 

NSO Syllabus 2018 - Class 4

Students who are looking for NSO Syllabus for Class 4 can check from the table given below. Students who are going to appear in the SOF NSO exam for class 4 are also suggested to follow the NO Exam pattern which is provided on this page below:

Sections

NSO Syllabus Class 4 Topics

Section-1: Logical Reasoning

Patterns, Alphabet Test, Coding-Decoding, Mirror Images, Analogy and Classification, Embedded Figures, Geometrical Shapes and Solids, Ranking Test, Direction Sense Test, Days & Dates and Possible Combinations.

Section-2: Science

Animals, Plants, Clothing, Food and Digestion, Matter and Materials, Force, Our Environment, Work and Energy, Earth and Universe.

Section-3: Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section - 2.

 

NSO Syllabus 2018 - Class 5

Students who are looking for NSO Syllabus for Class 5 can check from the table given below. Students who are going to appear in the SOF NSO exam for class 5 are also suggested to follow the NO Exam pattern which is provided on this page below:

Sections

NSO Syllabus Class 5 Topics

Section-1: Logical Reasoning

Patterns, Coding & Decoding, Geometrical Shapes, Analogy and Classification, Mirror Images, Water Images, Embedded Figures, Direction Sense Test, Ranking Test, Alphabet Test and Logical Sequence of Words, Puzzle Test.

Section-2: Science

Human Body and Health, Animals, Plants, Natural Resources, Matter, Pollution and Calamities, Earth and Universe, Force, Work and Energy.

Section-3: Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section - 2.

 

NSO Syllabus 2018 - Class 6

Students who are looking for NSO Syllabus for Class 6 can check from the table given below. Students who are going to appear in the SOF NSO exam for class 6 are also suggested to follow the NO Exam pattern which is provided on this page below:

Sections

NSO Syllabus Class 6 Topics

Section-1: Logical Reasoning

 Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section-2: Logical Reasoning

Motion and Measurement of Distances, Electricity and Circuits, Fun with Magnets, Light, Shadows and Reflections, Sorting and Separation of Materials, Changes Around Us, Our Environment (Water, Air Around us, Garbage in Garbage out), The World of Living (Characteristics of Living Beings, Parts of Plants, Body Movements in Animals and Adaptation), Food and its Components, Fiber to Fabric.

Section-3: Logical Reasoning

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section - 2.

 

NSO Syllabus 2018 - Class 7

Students who are looking for NSO Syllabus for Class 7 can check from the table given below. Students who are going to appear in the SOF NSO exam for class 7 are also suggested to follow the NO Exam pattern which is provided on this page below:

Sections

NSO Syllabus Class 7 Topics

Section-2: Logical Reasoning

 Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section-2: Science

Heat, Electric Current and its Effects, Winds, Storms and Cyclones, Motion and Time, Light, Physical and Chemical Changes, Acids, Bases and Salts, Weather, Climate and Adaptations of Animals to Climate, Nutrition in Plants and Animals, Respiration in Organisms, Fiber to Fabric,  Transportation in Plants and Animals, Reproduction in Plants, Natural Resources and Their Conservation (Soil, Water: A Precious Resource, Forests our Lifeline, Wastewater Story).

Section-3: Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section - 2.

 

NSO Syllabus 2018 - Class 8

Students who are looking for NSO Syllabus for Class 8 can check from the table given below. Students who are going to appear in the SOF NSO exam for class 8 are also suggested to follow the NO Exam pattern which is provided on this page below:

Sections

NSO Syllabus Class 8 Topics

Section-1: Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section-2: Science

Crop Production and Management, Synthetic Fibers and Plastics, Microorganisms,  Metals and Non-metals, Combustion and Flame, Coal and Petroleum, Conservation of Plants and Animals, Cell, Reproduction and Endocrine System, Force and Pressure, Friction, Sound, Chemical Effects of Electric Current, Some Natural Phenomena, Light, Stars and the Solar System, Pollution of Air and Water.

Section-3: Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section - 2.

 

NSO Syllabus 2018 - Class 9

Students who are looking for NSO Syllabus for Class 9 can check from the table given below. Students who are going to appear in the SOF NSO exam for class 9 are also suggested to follow the NO Exam pattern which is provided on this page below:

Sections

NSO Syllabus Class 9 Topics

Section-1: Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section-2: Science

Motion, Gravitation, Force and Laws of Motion, Work and Energy, Sound, Is Matter Around Us Pure,  Matter in Our Surroundings, Cell-The Fundamental Unit of Life, Tissues, Atoms and Molecules, Structure of Atom, Diversity in Living Organisms, Natural Resources, Improvement in Food Resources, Why Do We Fall Ill.

Section-3: Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section - 2.

 

NSO Syllabus 2018 - Class 10

Students who are looking for NSO Syllabus for Class 10 can check from the table given below. Students who are going to appear in the SOF NSO exam for class 10 are also suggested to follow the NO Exam pattern which is provided on this page below:

Sections

NSO Syllabus Class 10 Topics

Section-1: Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section-2: Science

Chemical Reactions and Equations, Acids, Bases and Salts, Metals and Non-metals, Carbon and Its Compounds, Periodic Classification of Elements, Life Processes, Control and Coordination, Reproduction in Organisms, Human Eye and Colorful World, Our Environment and Its Management Heredity and Evolution, Light-Reflection and Refraction, Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Electric Current, Sources of Energy.

Section-3: Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section - 2.

 

NSO Syllabus 2018 - Class 11

Students who are looking for NSO Syllabus for Class 11 can check from the table given below. Students who are going to appear in the SOF NSO exam for class 11 are also suggested to follow the NO Exam pattern which is provided on this page below:

Sections

NSO Syllabus Class 11 Topics

Section-1: Physics & Chemistry

Physics: Units and Measurements, Mechanics, Properties of Matter, Heat and Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves.

Chemistry: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Structure of Atom, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, States of Matter, Hydrogen, The s-Block Elements, The p-Block Elements (Groups 13 and 14), Organic Chemistry (Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry).

Section-2: Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section - 2.

Section-3: Mathematics/ Biology

Maths: Relations and Functions, Sets, Logarithms, Principle of Mathematical Induction, Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations, Linear Inequations, Trigonometry, Straight Lines, Conic Sections, Permutations and Combinations, Sequences and Series, Binomial Theorem, Introduction to 3-D Geometry, Mathematical Reasoning, Limits and Derivatives, Probability, Statistics.

Or

Biology: Diversity in the Living World, Cell (Structure and Functions), Plant Physiology, Structural Organization in Plants and Animals, Human Physiology.

 

NSO Syllabus 2018 - Class 12

Students who are looking for NSO Syllabus for Class 12 can check from the table given below. Students who are going to appear in the SOF NSO exam for class 12 are also suggested to follow the NO Exam pattern which is provided on this page below:

Sections

NSO Syllabus Class 12 Topics

Section-1: Physics & Chemistry

Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating current, Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Modern Physics, Semiconductor Electronics, Communication Systems.

Chemistry : Electrochemistry, Solutions, Solid State, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, p-Block Elements (Group 15 to 18), d- & f-Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Amines, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes.

Section-2: Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section - 2.

Section-3: Mathematics/ Biology

Maths: Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Vector Algebra, Relations and Functions, Three Dimensional Geometry, Application of Integrals, Application of Derivatives, Integrals, Matrices and Determinants, Differential Equations, Probability, Linear Programming, Continuity and Differentiability.

Or

Biology: Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology in Human Welfare, Biotechnology, Ecology.

 

NSO Exam Pattern 2018

The students who are going to appear for the NSO Exam must check the NSO exam pattern while preparing for the SOF NSO exam.

Class

Section

 No. of Ques

Marks/Question

Total Marks

1 to 4

Logical Reasoning

5

1

5

Science

25

1

25

Achievers Section

5

2

10

 

Grand Total

35

 

40

5 to 10

Logical Reasoning

10

1

10

Science

35

1

35

Achievers Section

5

3

15

 

Grand Total

50

 

60

11 to 12

Physics & Chemistry

25

1

25

Achievers Section

5

3

15

Mathematics/Biology

20

1

20

 

Grand Total

50

 

60

 

NSO Syllabus 2018 – Preparation Tips

Here we have provided some important tips to prepare for the NSO Exam:

  1. Know the Exam: It is very important to know about the exam pattern and exam structure before start preparing for the exam. One can download the sample papers from the official website of SOF and practice with that.
  2. NSO Syllabus: The NSO Syllabus is totally based on the syllabus prescribed by the CBSE, ICSE and other state boards. It is important to cover the NCERT books thoroughly while preparing for the exam.
  3. Know the Questions type: The questions in Olympiads are designed to test the logical and observational skills of the students rather than the conceptual knowledge. So, the students must know about the type of questions and difficulty level of the exam and also opt for enhanced study materials from good publishers.
  4. Study Material: There is a wide range of books available such as MTG Books on various topics which are available on official website, E-Quiz, E-books, Olympiads’ Books of Reasoning for the preparation for the reasoning section, and other books for preparation for the logical & reasoning section.
  5. NSO Sample Papers: By solving the sample papers or previous year question papers, it will give a fair idea of the exam pattern and questions asked in the NSO exam. It will also help in improving the speed for finishing the exam in the given time. The NSO sample papers can be obtained from the official website for every class.

NSO Syllabus Level 2

NSO Level 2 exam will be conducted in the February 2019. The NSO Syllabus for Level 2 will be the same as for the NSO Syllabus for level-1. However, the difficulty level for the NSO Level 2 will be quite high as compare to the NSO Level 1 exam. The NSO Level 2 will be comprehensive and tougher than the Level 2 National Science Olympiad exam. One can get good rank easily by good preparation and keen dedication. The students can do their preparation for NSO Level 2 with NSO Level 2 sample papers and previous year question papers.

NSO Syllabus 2018 – Important Points

  • Questions of level 1 of SOF NSO Olympiad will be 60% from the current class syllabus and 40% from the previous class syllabus.

    For example, Class 7 NSO exam there will be 60% questions from Class 7 syllabus and 40% questions from the syllabus of Class 6.
  • Questions of level 2 National Science Olympiad exam will be from the current class syllabus only.
  • Questions in ACHIEVERS SECTION in SOF NSO Syllabus will be from the current class syllabus only.

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