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SOF/NSO/NCO

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD FOUNDATION (SOF)

ACTIVITIES:

All activities of the Foundation invariably aim at making learning an interesting and interactive process in which the learner is actually able to put his / her skills, memory, talent and knowledge to test.For this the Foundation conducts workshops, seminars and science/IT competitions for students of different classes and age groups. Science workshops have already become a great success in several schools. The National Science Olympiad has proved to be a highly motivating and rigorous aptitude testing platform with special and exclusive focus on Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mental Ability. The National Cyber Olympiad focuses on logical reasoning, analytical skills and IT.

The International Mathematics Olympiad is a mean to identify and encourage the mathematical creativity of children through problem solving.

MISSION:

The key to 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. To further this cause SOF endeavors to:Identify and nurture future scientists, technologists and IT talent at school level.Encourage students' participation in national/international science and IT competitions/ programmes/eventsInstill a feeling of belonging to national and global science and IT fraternity.Infuse a healthy competitive spirit through reward based Contests/Olympiads.Bring about a transformation in the classroom approach to science and IT to make it more interactive, practical and innovative.Disseminate knowledge and information on the latest developments in science and technology.Project SOF as a Centre of Excellence that could cater to different schooling institutions in the areas of methodical research, new educational tools, special publications and expert advice.

NSO

The National Science Olympiad is one of the most reputed olympiads and is taken by thousands of students across the country.Conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) yearly, the exam tests a student’s aptitude in science.

Class I to IV : The NSO exam has two sections – Section I (Mental Ability), Section II (Science). 10 questions are asked in Section I and 25 in Section II. To complete the whole test, student gets 60 minutes

(1 hour).

 

Class V to X: The NSO exam has two sections – Section I (Mental Ability), Section II (Science). 15 questions are asked in Section I and 35 in Section II. To complete the whole test (50 Questions), student gets 60 minutes (1 hour).

 

Class XI and XII: The exam is conducted separately for Engineering (PCM) and Medical (PCB) students. Section I is either Mathematics of Biology, with 20 questions. Section II is Physics and Chemistry, with 30 questions.

 

Over the years, the exam has become fiercely competitive, and it is a matter of pride and honor to be among the toppers of the exam. To help you succeed and make this dream come true, given here are NSO Mock Tests. Each of these tests are designed so as to let the student have a hands on experience of the exam. It helps know the level of difficulty of the NSO, the types of questions asked and most importantly lets you analyse how your preparation is and proceed accordingly.

 

                                                              NCO
The NCO (National Cyber Olympiad)  is a global search competition that aims at identifying and nurturing cyber talent amongst the youngsters. The students from classes 2 - 12 are eligible for appearing in it. It is conducted in two levels. In the 1st level, there are 15 questions in Section-I (Mental Ability), 15 questions in Section-II (Logical and Analytical Reasoning) and 20 questions in Section-III (Computers and IT). The students are required to answer a total of 50 questions in 60 minutes, with each question carrying one mark and no negative marking for incorrect answers. They are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and the students are required to supply their responses on OMR answer sheets. All students participating in NCO (1st level) get a 'Cyber Quotient (CQ)', giving their score, school rank, city rank, state rank, international rank and percentile, as well as a 'Certificate of Participation'. SOF also generates a performance report for all participating schools, known as 'School Cyber Quotient (SCQ)'. On the basis of the 1st level exam, a 'School Whizkid Medal' is awarded to every class topper (with minimum 10 enrollments in the class concerned) in each participating school. Selected students appear for a 2nd level examination and according to these 2nd level ranks, the prizes are given. The criteria for selection to the 2nd level are as follows: the student should have secured International Rank from 1 - 500 (both inclusive) and/or State Rank from 1 - 10 (both inclusive) and/or School Rank 1 (where minimum 10 students have appeared). All students participating in NCO (2nd level) are also given a 'Certificate of Merit'. The respective school of each student with International Rank from 1 - 3 (both inclusive) is awarded a 'Cyber Intellect Trophy (CIT)' for having the winning students on their rolls.

 

How to Participate ?
Level 1 : The first level of the test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during the school hours.

 

(i) The level 1 competition is a written objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 2 to class 12.
(ii) The question paper consists of :
(A) Mental Ability, (B) Logical and Analytical Reasoning, (C) Computer and Information Technology
(iii) There are separate question papers for each class.
(iv) The medium of the test is English.
(v) CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabus is followed for setting the test papers.
(vi) The exam is conducted during school hours, preferably between 10.00 a.m. and 11a.m.

 

Level 2 : Online Examination at Reliance webstores Top 500 Students of level 1 qualify for the level 2 from each class. For the level 2, admit card containing all information regarding exam centre, date, timing, etc. is issued to the qualified students through their respective schools.

 

Registration of Students : The event is open to the students of classes 2 to 12 and registrations are received from the schools in the prescribed pro-forma. Registration sheet for the school / students and the information booklet are posted to the schools all over India.

 

Minimum of 50 students need to be registered from each school for feasibility reasons. Students should be registered through the schools only. Individual registration by the student is not encouraged.

 

Fees : A nominal participation fee is charged from each student. Part of it is retained by the school for its expenses as exam centre. Details about the fee / mode of payment etc. are given in the School Registration Forms sent to schools.

 

 

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