22nd NSO exam will be held on 11 Nov 2019 and 21 Nov 2019 at participating schools for the academic year 2019-20. 22nd NSO Syllabus is given below.

Examination Pattern and Syllabus



No. of Questions


Total Marks
Logical Reasoning
Achievers Section5315
Grand Total 5060

NSO Syllabus


Total Questions : 50      Time : 1 hr.


Section – 1: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section – 2: Crop Production and Management, Microorganisms, Synthetic Fibres and Plastics,  Metals and Non-metals, Coal and Petroleum, Combustion and Flame, 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: Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

Note –

  • Questions of level-I Olympiad exams will be 60% from the current class syllabus and 40% from the previous class syllabus, e.g. Class-7 NSO exam will have 60% questions from class-7 syllabus and 40% questions from class 6 syllabus.
  • Questions of level-II Olympiad exams will be from current class syllabus only.
  • Questions in ACHIEVERS SECTION will be from current class syllabus only.

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