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About NSO (National Science Olympiad)

NSO 2018 (National Science Olympiad): 21st NSO Registration has started. The candidates can apply through their registered school only. National Science Olympiad is an annual scholarship exam conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation which is a non-profit organisation. National Science Olympiad is a multi-level Olympiad and has 10 lakh applicants annually. NSO Level 1 exam will be conducted on various dates. The candidates from class 1 to 12 are eligible to apply for NSO 2018 Level 1 exam whereas, the NSO Level 1 qualified students from class 3 to 12 are only eligible to appear in NSO Level 2 Exam. This page gives information on 21st National Science Olympiad 2018, Dates, Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Eligibility Criteria, Rewards etc. Get complete details on NSO 2018 (National Science Olympiad) below.

Latest Update: 21st National Science Olympiad 2018 registration is open now. The last date to apply for NSO 2018 is 31 August.

NSO (National Science Olympiad) 2018 Dates

The candidates can check 21st National Science Olympiad dates below:

Events Dates
Last date to apply online 31 August 2018
National Science Olympiad Level 1 Exam 1, 15 & 27 November 2018
National Science Olympiad Level 2 Exam 2nd/3rd Sunday in February 2019

 

NSO 2018 Exam BY SOF (Science Olympiad Foundation)

National Science Olympiad is one of the most prestigious science olympiads in Asia. It gives the Science Quotient (SQ), giving their Score, School Rank, City Rank, State Rank, International Rank, and Percentile, as well as a Certificate of Participation. Science Olympiad Foundation also generates a performance report for all participating schools, known as School Science Quotient (SSQ).

NSO 2018 Exam Date: 1, 15 & 27 November 2018, as per the dates are chosen by the school.

Apart from National Science Olympiad (NSO), in 2013-14,  27000 schools participated in various Olympiads conducted by SOF and students from close to 1350 cities and 16 countries participated. In 2014-15, 31500 schools participated in various Olympiads and students in more than 1400 cities participated in it.

Science Olympiad Foundation currently conducts six Olympiads:

  • International Sports Knowledge Olympiad (ISKO)

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NSO (National Science Olympiad) Eligibility Criteria

The candidates participating in NSO Olympiad have to fulfil the eligibility criteria set for NSO Exam. Given below is a table showing the criteria set for SOF NSO 2018.

Gender Both 
Region All India
Class/ Age Class 1-12
Details
  • Minimum of 10 students needs to be registered from each school for feasibility reasons.
  • Students should be registered through the schools only. Individual registration by the student is not accepted by SOF for the NSO 2018 Participation.

NSO (National Science Olympiad) Reward

The top performers of NSO 2018 will be given various awards for their good performance. Along with awards, cash prizes will also be given to the top performers in the NSO Exam. Given below is a table with all the details of the cash prizes, awards and certificates that will be given to all the top performing students.

Student Award for NSO Level 2

International Award for Students-To the NSO 2nd Level Winners

Rank

No. of Awards

NSO 2018 Award

1

12

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

2

12

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

3

12

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

 

State  Award for Students (20 Zones & States)- To the NSO 2nd Level Winners

Rank

 No. of Awards

Award

1

240

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

2

240

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

3

240

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

4 to 10

1680

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

11 to 25

3600

Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Zonal Excellence

All

For each participants

Participation Certificate

 

21st NSO 1st Level 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 1st level National Science Olympiad.

Important note related to NSO 2018 1st level Awards:

  • Only one award will be given to each winner for NSO Olympiad.
  • 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 21st National Science Olympiad (NSO)

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

NSO (National Science Olympiad) Application form and Process

NSO Registration is open to the students of classes 1 to 12 and registrations are received from the schools in the prescribed proforma below. Registration form for National Science Olympiad is also available below. The last date to apply for NSO 2018 is 31 August 2018.

Click here to download NSO Registration Form

  • Registration sheet for the school/students and the information booklet are posted to the schools all over India and abroad.
  • The school's coordinating teacher will be generating the students' Roll Numbers as per the guidelines.
  • A copy of these roll numbers along with the students' registration and school registration sheet should be sent to the Foundation's office before 31 August 2018.

NSO 2018 Registration Fee

  • A participation fee of Rs. 125 is charged from each student for NSO 2018. The School shall retain Rs. 25 per student per National Science Olympiad for its expenses as exam centre.
  • Mode of payment of Fees- The school can make the payment via Demand Draft or through NEFT/ RTGS
    • Demand Draft: It should be made in favour of Science Olympiad Foundation payable at New Delhi
    • NEFT/ RTGS- Details for NEFT/RTGS are

      • Beneficiary Name: Science Olympiad Foundation

      • Beneficiary A/C No.: 031405004031

      • Beneficiary Bank Name: ICICI Bank
      • Beneficiary Branch: Sushant Lok, Gurgaon
      • IFSC Code: ICIC0000314

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 

NSO (National Science Olympiad) Selection Process

  • National Science Olympiad (NSO) is conducted in two levels: Level 1 and  Level 2.
  • Top 500 international ranks and top 10 state rank in NSO 2018 stage 1 are eligible for level 2 exam

NSO Level 1: The first level of National Science Olympiad is organised in the respective schools of the participants during the school hours.

  • The NSO 2018 level 1 competition is a written objective type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 35/50 objective type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 1 to class 12.
  • The question paper consists of Science and Mental Ability section.
  • There are separate question papers for each class.
  • The medium of the test is English.
  • CBSE, ICSE/ISC, and State Board syllabus is followed for setting the test papers.
  • The exam is conducted during school hours.

National Science Olympiad Syllabus Class wise

NSO Level 2: The qualifiers of the second round would include the following:

  • Top 5% of candidates class wise who appear for the 1st level National Science Olympiad.
  • Due weightage to marks scored in different sections will be given. Each section is accorded separate weightage.
  • Statewide top 10 rank holders were class-wise.
  • Class topper where at least ten students from a class appear in the exam & score 75% qualifying marks.

NSO Cut off Marks - 1st Level

The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) releases NSO Cut-off marks on its official website. The cutoff marks given is of top 5% of the 1st level National Science Olympiad. Candidates are advised to see the table below to check the previous year NSO 1st level cut off marks.

CLASS

TOTAL
MARKS

M3

M2

M1

M4

03

29

10

17

2

--

04

27

 4

18

 5

-- 

05

40

12

23

 5

--

06

40

12

20

 8

-- 

07

34

 9

19

 6

-- 

08

37

 6

22

 9

-- 

09

35

 3

23

 9

 --

10

36

15

15

 6

-- 

11

30

12

 3

 5

10

12

31

 9

 2

 6

14


 

* M1, M2, M3 and M4 stand for Logical Reasoning, Science, Achiever Section and Maths/Biology. 

NSO 2018 1st Level Section wise Weightage

The section wise cutoff for NSO 1st level (Previous year) is given in the table below. Candidates will be selected on the basis of these cutoffs only. Candidates are advised to see the section wise weightage decided for each category in the following table:

National Science Olympiad

WEIGHTAGE

SECTION

1

M3- Achiever's Section

2

M2- Science

3

M1- Logical Reasoning

FOR CLASS 11 & 12

1

M3- Achiever's Section

2

Physics

3

Chemistry

4

M4- Mathematics/Biology

 

NSO Cut off Marks - Important Points to remember

Given below are some important points to remember related to cut off marks in the National Science Olympiad 

  • The student scoring total cut off marks or more will qualify for the second level NSO 2018.
  • In case two or more students achieve the same total marks, higher weightage will be given to M3, M2, and M1 sections respectively to determine ranks and 2nd level qualifications.
  • In addition to the above, the following students will also qualify for the 2nd level NSO 2018:
    • Top 25 rank holders from each zone and each class and 
    • Class toppers provided they fulfil the following conditions:
      • The class must have 10 or more participants
      • Class topper has scored 50% or more marks

NSO 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus of the National Science Olympiad is the syllabus as prescribed by the CBSE, ICSE and various state boards. The questions of NSO level - 1 Olympiad exams will be 60% from the current class syllabus and remaining 40% come from the previous class syllabus. For example, Class 7 NSO 2018 exam will have 60% questions from the syllabus of class 7 and 40% questions will come from the syllabus of class 6. The SOF NSO syllabus usually includes basic subjects like Science, Maths and Logical Reasoning. According to the SOF NSO Exam Syllabus for Class 1 to 10 the questions will be from the several subjects like Science, Logical Reasoning and the Achiever's section while Physics and Chemistry, Achievers Section and Mathematics/ Biology will be used to design the NSO question paper for Class 11 and Class 12.

  • The questions of level - 2 Olympiad exams will be from the syllabus of current class only.
  • The questions in ACHIEVERS SECTION will also come from the syllabus of current class only.

NSO Sample Papers - National Science Olympiad Question Papers

By the help of SOF NSO Sample Papers, the candidates are going to appear for the National Science Olympiads will be able to prepare for the exam in a better way. It will help them in various ways. The candidates will be able to get clear with the exam pattern, exam structure, type of questions asked in the NSO 2018 exam, and important topics. By practising the NSO Sample papers or previous year NSO Question papers, the candidates will be able to improve their speed and also able to finish the paper on time. While practising, they will be able to analyze the strength and weakness so that they can work on their weakness.

NSO Answer Key

NSO Answer Keys for the National Science Olympiad can be checked by the candidates after the commencement of the exam. The SOF NSO Answer Key will help the candidates in calculating their probable score before the announcement of result. They can calculate their marks by comparing their marked answers with answers mentioned in the answer key. The candidates who will appear in the SOF NSO 2018 exam conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation will be able to check the answer keys and tally their scores to judge their performance. The answer keys will be released for both SET A and B. The candidates can check the NSO Answer Keys for the Class 1 to 12.

NSO (National Science Olympiad) Mock Test

NSO Mock Tests are specially designed for National Science Olympiad Preparation. The NSO Mock Test paper is free for all the students who are preparing for the SOF NSO 2018 Exam. The NSO Mock Test paper generally has 50 questions which are objective type MCQs and the duration of the mock test is 60 minutes. There are total 50 questions including all sections in the SOF NSO Mock Test. These tests help the students in getting an accurate idea of the types of questions asked in the National Science Olympiad and it also helps in managing their timing and improving accuracy.

NSO 2018 Result

The NSO Result is declared within 8 weeks of the commencement of the National Science Olympiad examination. The results are sent to the concerned schools. The NSO Results is also made available on the official website of SOF website. The students who will appear in the NSO 2018 exam will be able to check their SOF NSO Result by entering their Roll number, School Code, Class Number in a prescribed format. Top 5% class wise students who qualify the NSO Level 1 exam will qualify for NSO level-2 exam. The NSO level 2 result will also be published on the official website

Buy NSO Workbook - National Science Olympiad Books

Candidates can buy NSO workbook available for all classes in order to prepare for the SOF NSO exam. These National Science Olympiad books are published especially for NSO Exam. The links to buy for each class has been given in the table below.

Buy NSO, IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo Buy NSO Workbook
NSO, IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 1 NSO Workbook for Class 1
NSO, IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 2 NSO Workbook for Class 2
NSO, IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 3 NSO Workbook for Class 3
NSO, IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 4 NSO Workbook for Class 4
NSO, IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 5 NSO Workbook for Class 5
NSO, IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 6 NSO Workbook for Class 6
NSO, IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 7 NSO Workbook for Class 7
NSO, IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 8 NSO Workbook for Class 8
NSO, IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 9 NSO Workbook for Class 9
NSO, IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 10 NSO Workbook for Class 10

 

About SOF 

The Science Olympiad Foundation is an educational foundation and a non-profit organisation, based in New Delhi (India), which promotes Science, Introductory Computer Education, Mathematics and English in India and other places like Singapore, Oman, Qatar, Nepal,  Bahrain, SriLanka, U.A.E. and Durban.

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NSO (National Science 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
Telefax : 0124-4951200
Email: info@sofworld.org

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