Facts, Syllabus & Pattern
How to apply for NSO
Results and Cut-off
How to Prepare for NSO
The National Science Olympiad (NSO) is a yearly competitive exam conducted for school students.
Organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), this exam aims at cultivating scientific reasoning and logical ability among the students through a rigorous test.
The Science Olympiad Foundation primarily instills scientific curiosity and vigour in young students through competitive exams.
Here’s some more information on NSO.
Here’s a list of competitive exams you can participate in.
You need to be a student in Classes 1 to 12 to be eligible for this exam.
You must be a student of SSC, ICSE or CBSE boards.
The top 5% of students (class-wise) who appear for the first level exam.
The top 25 rank holders state-wise.
Class toppers from each participating school; where at least 10 students participate and score a minimum of 50%.
As long as you’re a student enrolled in any of Classes 1 to 12, you can apply for NSO.
You can only attempt NSO once in every academic year.
The Science Olympiad Foundation only releases exam dates for the current academic year.
Here are the dates for NSO 2018:
Based on your performance in the first level exam, you are given a rank. This rank determines whether you qualify for the second level exam or not.
If two students score the same marks, ranks are awarded to the student scoring higher marks in priority sections as mentioned below:
In the second level exam, you are ranked on the basis of your total score.
In case two students score the same marks, their ranks are decided on the basis of the below points:
If two students still score the same marks, they are given the same rank.
Here are the books prescribed for NSO:
If you’re a class 10 or 12 student, you can also refer to publications like Chemistry Today, Biology Today, Mathematics Today, Physics for You and MTG.
These books contain useful information, including model test papers of various National and International Olympiads.