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National Science OLYMPIAD (NSO)

 The National Science Olympiad is an academic and scholastic aptitude competition encouraging learning in Science, Environment and Mathematics. This exam assesses the student at national level by doing away with the drawbacks and inadequacies of testing done at school / regional level. A national level assessment gives the student an idea where he / she stands and imparts the confidence to face exams at National level. 
 How to Participate ? 
 The National Science Olympiad invites students from classes 2nd to 12th to participate and excel at national level. The competition is at two levels. 
 Level 1: The first level of test for Science Olympiad & Mathematics Olympiad is organized by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) in the respective schools of the participants during the school hours usually between 10.00 A.M. to 11.00 A.M. 
 (i) The level 1 competition is a written objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for classes 2nd and 12th. The Science Olympiad is conducted in the month of November. Out of 50 questions in Science Olympiad, 15 questions are on Mental Ability and 35 Questions on Physics, Chemistry & Biology whereas in Mathematics Olympiad which is conducted in December, 15 questions are on Logical Reasoning, & 35 Questions on Mathematics (Mathematical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning & every day Mathematics). 
(ii) There are separate question papers for each class. 
(iii) The medium of the test is English. 
(iv) CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabus is followed for setting the test papers. 
 
 Level 2: Conducted across India and abroad , it is organized at more than 120 centres. It is conducted in the month of February and the pattern of Exam is same as that of Level 1. The Centres of Exam. of Level 2 are Kendriya Vidyalyas. 
 Top 500 students along with all school-topper award winners 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 2nd to 12th 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 and abroad.

 
 Roll Numbers:The school's coordinating teacher will be generating the students' Roll Numbers as per the guidelines given. A copy of these roll numbers along with the students' registration and school registration sheet should be sent to the Foundation's office before the last date. Foundation will register your school and the students and despatch question papers and guidelines for conducting the examination. Principals / teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a centre for NSO. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination Centre.
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.

 
 Clarifications: Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from the National Co-ordinator through e-mail/fax/phone-call at info@sofworld.org , Ph.: +91-11-26191601 Telefax : +91-11-26194317. Address : B-8 / 406, Taj Apts., Ring Road, New Delhi-29.

 
 Awards Participation Certificate to every student | Merit Certificate for students appearing in second level | School Topper Medal to the class topper in each participating school (with more than 50 students) shall be awarded. 1. SQ (Science Quotient) Report for every student 2. Second Level Prizes (given on next page):

 
 Class II TO VIII 
(i) Gold Medal & Laptop will be awarded to the students at All-India position 1 in each class 
(ii) Silver Medal & Laptop will be awarded to the students at All-India position 2 in each class 
(iii) Bronze Medal & Laptop will be awarded to the students at All-India position 3 in each class 
(iv) Rs.5100/- will be awarded to the students at All-India position 4 to 10 in each class 
(v) Set of 4 useful CDs worth Rs. 1596/- will be awarded to the students at All-India position 11 to 50 in each class 
(vi) Set of 3 informative CDs worth Rs. 1197/- will be awarded to the students at All-India position 51 to 100 in each class 
(vii) Set of 2 enlightening CDs worth Rs. 798/- will be awarded to the students at All-India position 101 to 250 in each class 
(viii) Edifying CD gifts worth Rs. 399/- for students at All-India position 251 to 500 in each class 
 
 Class IX TO XII 
(i) Gold Medal and Rs. 51000/- will be awarded to the students at All-India position 1 in each class 
(ii) Silver Medal and Rs. 31000/- will be awarded to the students at All-India position 2 in each class 
(iii) Bronze Medal & Laptop will be awarded to the students at All-India position 3 in each class 
(iv) Bronze Medal and Rs. 21000/- will be awarded to the students at All-India position 3 in each class. 
(v) Rs. 5100/- will be awarded to the students at All-India position 4 to 10 in each class 
(vi) Rs. 3100/- will be awarded to the students at All-India position 11 to 20 in each class 
(vii) Rs.2100/- will be awarded to the students at All-India position 21 to 30 in each class 
(viii) Rs. 500/- will be awarded to the students at All-India position 31 to 500 in each class. 
 
 School NSO In-charge Award (99 awards) 
(i) 99 Best School NSO In-Charge award & a cash prize of Rs. 5,100/- in 23 zones. 
(ii) All the coordinating teachers for the NSO in the school will be awarded Appreciation Certificate. 
 
 Best Principal Award (43 awards) 
(i) Best Principal Award (43 awards) Best Contribution in Science Education Award & cash prize of Rs. 7,500/- for school principals in 23 zones. 
 
 School Award 
(i) SIT (Science Intellect Trophy): The respective school of each GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE medal winner will be awarded a SIT (Science Intellect Trophy) for having the winning students on their rolls. 
(ii) SSQ (School Science Quotient): Report for every participating School Principal/ Management and HoD of Science department 
 


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