Innovation Challenge

SOF IIT Bombay Techfest Innovation Challenge 2017 for NSO Students

Last date to apply

28 November 2017

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About SOF IIT Bombay Techfest

SOF IIT Bombay Techfest Innovation Challenge 2017 is conducted by SOF (Science Olympiad Foundation) in partnership with Tech fest IIT Bombay. All the registered candidates for NSO are eligible for Innovation Challenge program. The students who have appeared for the SOF-NSO on 9 and 23 November 2017 will have to answer a question in the prescribed format and space. All the participating candidates will get a certificate of participation. After that, according to that answer, top 15 students will be selected. These students will visit IIT Bombay for the final round. For all other important details about SOF Techfest Innovation Challenge 2017 like dates, eligibility criteria and selection process students can go through the article below.

Innovation Challenge

SOF Techfest Innovation Challenge 2017 Schedule

The registration for the program has started from 15 November 2017. All the other dates related to the answer submission and exams are given in the table below:

NSO exam dates

Submission dates

For class 10th

For class 9th

For class 8th

9 November 2017

24 November 2017

25 November 2017

26 November 2017

23 November 2017

26 November 2017

27 November 2017

28 November 2017

Final round

29 December 2017 (For top 15 students only)


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SOF IIT Bombay Techfest Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region  All India
Class/ Age For the students of Class 8, 9 and 10
Details Students who have registered for National Science Olympiad (NSO) are eligible to participate in Innovation Challenge.

SOF IIT Bombay Techfest Reward

Each student who participated in NSO (National Science Olympiad) and uploads his/ her answer in the Innovation Challenge will get a participation certificate. After the checking of these answers, top 15 students will be selected. These 15 students will be awarded as under:

  • Merit certificate
  • Conducted tour of IIT Bombay
  • Pass to attend all programs at IIT from 29th to 31st Dec.
  • Trophies for top 3 rank holders.
  • Tablets for top 5 rank holders.
  • Other attractive prizes will also be distributed.

SOF IIT Bombay Techfest Application form and Process

The students who appeared in the SOF-National Science Olympiad (NSO) can participate in SOF- Tec fest Innovation Challenge (IC). To participate, the students have to register by following the link given below. The participants do not have to pay the extra fee to participate in the challenge.

They can follow the link and enter the details in every section of the form. The students are free to choose any category for this purpose such as environment, healthcare, technology, home appliances etc. However, the idea should be new and must be original.

The format for online submission:

  • Identification of need (50 words)
  • Importance of the issue (100 words)
  • Suggested improvement or innovation (200 words)

How to register for the SOF Techfest Innovation Challenge 2017

To register for the SOF Innovation Challenge, the candidates have to enter the following details:

  • Name of the Participants
  • NSO Roll Number
  • Email Id
  • Mobile
  • Class
  • School
  • City

Submission of the Entry

The candidates after filling up all the details mentioned above need to click on proceed button. It is the prior responsibility of the candidates to check the information filled by them are correct in all aspect. The candidates after successful login have to submit their subjective answers.

SOF IIT Bombay Techfest Selection Process

SOF Techfest Innovation Challenge 2017 will be conducted in two phases. In the first phase, students have to submit the solution of the problem statement which will be available in National Science Olympiad (NSO) examination paper conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation held on 9 & 23 November 2017

Here students also have to answer some fast track MCQ puzzles. After this round, top 15 students will be selected. These 15 students will be called for the final round on 29 December 2017 which will be held at IIT Bombay. The result of the final round will be declared on 30 Dec 2017 at IIT Bombay.

Note- The top 15 students selected for the final round will be permitted to have an adult accompany her/him to IIT Bombay. The exam conducting body will bear all the expenses for qualifying student and accompanying adult (up to Rs.2000 per person).

SOF IIT Bombay Techfest Contact Details


Science Olympiad Foundation Plot no. 99, 
Sector 44, Gurgaon (Haryana), 
India, pin- 122003. 
Regd Office: 406, Taj Apartment, 
Ring Road, Adjacent Safdurjung Hospital, 
New Delhi, Pin- 110029

Contact Details

Phone No: 0124 – 4951200 ( Mon-Sat, 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM)
Email- info@sofworld.org

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