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About 18th National Cyber Olympiad

18th National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2018 will be conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) this year. SOF is a non-profit organisation which conducts various Olympiads throughout the year. The main objective of SOF is having a large, exclusive scientific and IT talent pool for the future is seeking out, identifying young geniuses and providing them with a unique competitive platform where they can prove themselves. This page gives the complete information about the 18th NCO Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2018. Scroll down to read more on National Cyber Olympiad 2018.

Six Olympiads are organised by Science Olympiad Foundation, and the names of the Olympiads are as follow:

Latest Update: 18th National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2018 registration is open now. The last date to apply for NCO 2018 is 31 August.

National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) Dates 2018

Candidates can check 18th National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2018 dates below:

Events Dates
Last date to apply online 31 August 2018
18th National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) Exam

20 December 2018 &
31 January 2019

 

Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF): A Non-profit educational foundation which promotes the study of Science, Computer, Mathematics, and English not only in India but also in Singapore, Oman, Qatar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Durban, and UAE. In 2014-15, students from 31,500 schools from 14000 cities participated in various Olympiads organised by SOF.

National Cyber Olympiad - NCO 2018

  • National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) is a unique and most prestigious Cyber Olympiad in Asia.
  • Students from class 1 to12 appear in the Olympiad examination, initially conducted at their school and based on the result of the examination they are ranked at various levels.
  • Cyber Quotient (CQ): It gives the Score, School Rank, City Rank, State Rank, International Rank and Percentile of the participating candidates, along with a Participation Certificate.
  • School Cyber Quotient (SSQ): Science Olympiad Foundation generates a performance report for all participating schools, in which they are ranked according to the performance of their students.
  • NCO 2018 Exam Date: National Cyber Olympiad will be conducted on two dates that are 20 December 2018 & 31 January 2019 as per the school convenience.

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18th National Cyber Olympiad Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  All India
Class/ Age Class 1 to 12 
Details
  • Educational Qualification: NCO is open for students from class 1 to class 12.
  • Minimum Registrations: Minimum 5 students are required to register for each school.
  • No Individual Application: SOF does not offer individual applications. The applications of the participating students need to be forwarded to their respective schools. 

18th National Cyber Olympiad Reward

Student Award for NCO

International Award for Students-To the NCO Winners

Rank

No. of Awards

Award

1st

1

Rs.50,000 each + Gold Medal+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance

2nd

12

Rs.25,000 each + Silver Medal+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance

3rd

12

Rs.10,000 each + Bronze Medal+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance 

 

State  Award for Students (20 Zones & States)- To the NCO Winners

Rank

 No. of Awards

Award

1st

240

Rs.5,000 each + Gold Medal+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence

2nd

240

Rs.2,500 each + Silver Medal+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence

3rd

240

Rs.1,000 each + Bronze Medal+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence 

4th to 10th

1680

Gift Worth Rs.1000+ Medal of Distinction+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence

11th to 25th

3600

Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Zonal Excellence

All

For each participants

Participation Certificate

 

18th NCO Exam Awards

  • Gold Medal: Gold medal and Merit Certificates will be given to top ten rank holders from each class.
  • These awards will be given to the winners from 20 Zones/States for their performance in the NCO Olympiads.

Important note related to the 18th NCO Awards:

  • Only one award will be given to each winner.
  • Therefore, top 3 rank holders will get the awards based on their International ranks.
  • The award for them in the state ranks will be offered to the next rank holder.

Other Benefits to the Students participating in 18th National Cyber Olympiad (NCO)

  • Participation Certificate: Certificate of Participation to all students.
  • Student Performance Report (SPR) for each participating student.
  • Medals to Class Toppers.

18th National Cyber Olympiad Application form and Process

The Candidates willing to participate in National Cyber Olympiad need to forward their application in the prescribed format through their School. The school needs to register first to conduct SOF NCO. The link for the same is available below on this page. No Individual Participation will be accepted. The application form for NCO is available below.

Click here to download NCO Application Form

The Details regarding the application process is as follow:

  • Registration of the School: For being associated with SOF and to nominate students for Olympiad Exam, the details of the school need to be forwarded to SOF in the following manner “School Name: Postal Address, E-mail: Principal’s name, phone number & e-mail ID”
  • Documents related to Examination: Document related to the Examination such as Registration sheet for the school/students and the information booklet for the Olympiad will be posted to the schools all over India and abroad.
  • The responsibility of coordinating Teacher: It will be the responsibility of the school's coordinating teacher to follow the guidelines and generate the Roll Number of the students.
  • Last date of Submission of Documents: A copy of school’s registration sheet, student’s registration sheet along with a copy of the roll numbers of the students need to be sent to the Foundation’s office before the last date of submission.

Registration for the New Schools with SOF >> Register your School

  • Send the complete address of your school in the following format and SOF will send relevant information and registration forms to the school at the appropriate time.
  • School Name: Address: City: State: Pin code Phone No. with STD Code: E-mail: Principal 

18th National Cyber Olympiad Fee

Participation Fee: A participation fee of Rs.125 need to be paid by the student, out of which Rs.25 per student will be retained by the school for its exam related Expenses.

18th National Cyber Olympiad Selection Process

The selection for National Cyber Olympiad is done on the basis of the examination. NCO is a single level Olympiad. Scroll down to get details on 18th NCO Exam.

18th NCO Examination 2018

National Cyber Olympiad will be conducted in the respective schools of the participants in the school timings.

  • Duration: The duration of written objective type test will be of 60 minutes.
  • Number of Questions: The students of class 1-4 need to answer 35 objective type multiple choice questions and the students of class 5-12 will have to answer 50 objective type multiple choice questions.
  • Types of questions: The question paper will consist of three sections:
    • Computer and Information Technology
    • Logical and Analytical Reasoning
    • Achievers’ Section.
  • There are separate question papers for each class.
  • The medium of Question papers: The Question paper will be available only in English. 
  • Syllabus: The question paper of the NCO Exam will be based on CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabus for the respective classes.

NCO 2018 Exam Date: 20 December 2018 & 31 January 2019

NCO Cut-off marks

The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) released the 17th NCO Cut-off marks on its official website. The cutoff marks given is of top 5%. Candidates are advised to see the table below to check the 17th NCO cut off marks.

Class

Total
Marks

M3

M2

M1

03

28

6

17

5

04

26

8

14

4

05

35

6

21

8

06

35

6

21

8

07

37

12

17

8

08

39

9

22

8

09

37

9

19

9

 

NCO Cutoff - Section wise weightage

The section wise cutoff for 17th NCO is given in the table below. Candidates are advised to see the section wise weightage decided for each category in the below-given table:

Weightage

Section

1

M3 - Achievers Section

2

M2 - Computer & Information Technology

3

M1 - Logical & Analytical Reasoning

 

18th National Cyber Olympiad Contact Details

Admin Office:
IIIrd Floor, Plot 99,
Sec - 44 Institutional Area,
Gurgaon - 122003 (Haryana)

Regd. Office:
B-8, Taj Apartment,
Ring Road, Adjacent Safdarjung Hospital,
New Delhi - 110029

Mobile: 09312680857
Fax: 0124-4951200 
Email:info@sofworld.org

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