NSO (National Science Olympiad)
NSO (National Science Olympiad)

The National Science Olympiad (NSO) is an annual scholarship exam that aims to cultivate scientific reasoning and logical ability among school-going children. Every year, approximately ten lakh students register for NSO. It is conducted at two levels, and each level has three sets, namely A, B, and C. 

SOF NSO 1st Level 2024-2025 Exam Date have been announced.

SOF NSO (National Science Olympiad)

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SOF NSO 2024-2025 Exam Date

EventsDates
Release of notificationAs per SOF
Release of SOF NSO 2024-2025 Application Form As per SOF
Last date to applyAs per SOF
Release of SOF NSO admit card 2024-2025 As per SOF
SOF NSO 2024-2025 exam date18 Oct, 12 Nov, 03 Dec 2024  – Level 1 Exam
Issuance of answer keyAs per SOF
National Science Olympiad 2024-2025 result announcementAs per SOF
National Science Olympiad 2024 2nd Level result announcementAs per SOF

NSO Level-1 Pattern

National Science Olympiad (NSO) Level-1 Pattern

ClassSectionNo. of QuestionsMarks per QuestionTotal Marks
1 to 4Logical Reasoning515
Science25125
Achievers Section5210
Grand Total3540
5 to 10Logical Reasoning10110
Science35135
Achievers Section5315
Grand Total5060
11 and 12Physics & Chemistry25125
Achievers Section5315
Mathematics/Biology20120
Grand Total5060
National Science Olympiad (NSO) Level-1 Pattern

NSO Level-2 Pattern

National Science Olympiad (NSO) Level-2 Pattern

ClassSectionNo. of QuestionsMarks per QuestionTotal Marks
3 to 4Science30130
Achievers Section5210
Grand Total3540
5 to 10Science45145
Achievers Section5315
Grand Total5060
11 and 12Physics & Chemistry25125
Achievers Section5315
Mathematics/Biology20120
Grand Total5060
National Science Olympiad (NSO) Level-2 Pattern

SOF NSO – An Overview

Name of ExamSOF NSO
Full Form of ExamNational Science Olympiad
Type of ExamScholarship Exams and Olympiads in India
Organizing BodyScience Olympiad Foundation (SOF)
Official Websitesofworld.org
Class of students who can appear in this examClass 1 to 12
SOF NSO – An Overview

FAQs

What is NSO Olympiad exam?

Conducted annually by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), NSO is a scholarship exam aimed at cultivating scientific reasoning and logical ability among students studying in class 1 to class 12, through a rigorous test. SOF NSO is conducted at Levels 1 and 2.

What is SOF and NSO?

National Science Olympiad (NSO) is conducted at two levels each year. It was the first Olympiad conducted by SOF. It has been conducted since 1998. Students from class I-XII may participate in the examination. International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) is conducted at two levels each year.

Who is eligible for NSO?

NSO examinations are only open to students in grades 1 to 12. Science is a required topic in which the candidate has a strong interest. Boards – The NSO test is only open to students who are enrolled in CBSE, ICSE, or a state board.

Can I give NSO without school?

The applicant should be a registered school student in either of the classes from classes 1-12. A student must be studying under SSC, ICSE, CBSE, or any other recognized education board in India. A student can attend only one NSO every academic year.

What is the age limit for the Olympiad exam?

Any student registered in school up to class 12 during the current academic year is eligible. There is no lower age limit for participation.

Who is conducting the NSO?

The Science Olympiad Foundation is conducting the NSO

ARE THE OLYMPIADS CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH ONLY?

Yes. THE OLYMPIADS are CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH ONLY.