NSO Syllabus 2019
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. IST by Jasleen Kaur Taneja
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NSO Syllabus 2019– Candidates preparing for NSO 2019 must go through the NSO syllabus for better preparation. SOF (Science Olympiad Foundation) has released the official SOF NSO 2019 syllabus on its official website, sofworld.org. The syllabus of NSO includes all the topics covered in the exam. SOF NSO syllabus from Class 1st to class 12th have been provided below for the ease of students. National Science Olympiad Syllabus mentions the topics included in all the three sections namely Logical Reasoning, Science and Achiever’s Section. Read the complete article below to know more about the NSO Olympiad syllabus and exam pattern of SOF NSO 2019.
Latest: NSO answer key 2019 released for class 1 to 12 students. Download now.

NSO Syllabus 2019 – Important Points

  • The questions asked in Level I of NSO will be 60% from the current class syllabus and 40% from the previous class syllabus.

  • Questions in Achiever’s Section will be from the current class syllabus only.

  • Questions of the NSO Level II exam will be from the current class syllabus only.

SOF NSO Exam Pattern (Class 1 to 12)

For the convenience of students, we are sharing the SOF NSO 2019 exam pattern stating the number of questions for different sections, marking scheme, total marks and duration. The exam pattern of NSO is mentioned below.

Class

Section

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

Class I to IV

Logical Reasoning

5

1

5

Science

25

1

25

Achiever’s Section

5

2

10


Grand Total

35


40

Class V to X

Logical Reasoning

10

1

10

Science

35

1

35

Achiever’s Section

5

3

15


Grand Total

50


60

Class XI and XII

Physics & Chemistry

25

1

25

Achiever’s Section

5

3

15

Mathematics/Biology

20

1

20


Grand Total

50


60


The details of syllabus of NSO for all classes is given below:

SOF NSO Syllabus 2019 for Class I

Total Questions: 35

Time: 1 hr

Section 1: Spatial Understanding, Grouping, Measuring Units, Analogy, Geometrical Shapes, Patterns, Odd One Out, Ranking Test.

Section 2: Living and Non-living things, Plants, Animals, Human Beings and Their Needs, Good Habits and Safety Rules, Air and Water, Weather and The Sky.

Section 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

NSO Syllabus 2019 for Class II

Total Questions: 35

Time: 1 hr

Section 1: Patterns, Measuring Units, Odd One Out, Series Completion, Geometrical Shapes, Analogy, Ranking Test, Grouping of Figures, Coding-Decoding, Embedded Figures.

Section 2: Plants, Animals, Human Body, Food, Housing and Clothing, Family and Festivals, Occupations, Good Habits and Safety Rules, Transport and Communication, Air, Water and Rocks, Earth and Universe.

Section 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

NSO Syllabus 2019 for Class III

Total Questions: 35

Time: 1 hr

Section 1: Patterns, Analogy and Classification, Coding-Decoding, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, Alphabet Test, Ranking Test, Grouping of Figures, Figure Matrix, Geometrical Shapes, Days and Dates & Possible Combinations.

Section 2: Plants and Animals, Birds, Food, Housing and Clothing, Transport and Communication, Human Body, Earth and Universe, Matter and Materials, Light, Sound and Force, Our Environment.

Section 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

SOF NSO Syllabus 2019 for Class IV

Total Questions: 35

Time: 1 hr

Section 1: Patterns, Alphabet Test, Coding-Decoding, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, Geometrical Shapes and Solids, Ranking Test, Direction Sense Test, Days and Dates & Possible Combinations, Analogy and Classification.

Section 2: Plants, Animals, Food and Digestion, Clothing, Matter and Materials, Force, Work and Energy, Our Environment, Earth and Universe.

Section 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

NSO Syllabus 2019 for Class V

Total Questions: 50

Time: 1 hr

Section 1: Patterns, Analogy and Classification, Coding-Decoding, Geometrical Shapes, Mirror Images, Water Images, Embedded Figures, Direction Sense Test, Ranking Test, Alphabet Test and Logical Sequence of Words, Puzzle Test.

Section 2: Animals, Human Body and Health, Plants, Natural Resources, Pollution and Calamities, Earth and Universe, Matter, Force, Work and Energy.

Section 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

SOF NSO Syllabus 2019 for Class VI

Total Questions: 50

Time: 1 hr

Section 1: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section 2: Motion and Measurement of Distances, Light, Shadows and Reflections, Electricity and Circuits, Fun with Magnets, Our Environment (Water, Air Around us, Garbage in Garbage out), Sorting and Separation of Materials, Changes Around Us, The World of Living (Characteristics of Living Beings, Parts of Plants, Body Movements in Animals and Adaptation), Food and its Components, Fibre to Fabric.

Section 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

NSO Syllabus 2019 for Class 7th

Total Questions: 50

Time: 1 hr

Section 1: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section 2: Heat, Motion and Time, Electric Current and its Effects, Winds, Storms and Cyclones, Light, Acids, Bases and Salts, Physical and Chemical Changes, Weather, Climate and Adaptations of Animals to Climate, Fibre to Fabric, Nutrition in Plants and Animals, Respiration in Organisms, Transportation in Plants and Animals, Reproduction in Plants, Natural Resources and Their Conservation (Soil, Water: A Precious Resource, Forests our Lifeline, Wastewater Story).

Section 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

SOF NSO Syllabus for Class 8th

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.

NSO Syllabus for Class 9th

Total Questions: 50

Time: 1 hr

Section 1: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section 2: Motion, Force and Laws of Motion, Gravitation, Work and Energy, Sound, Matter in Our Surroundings, Is Matter Around Us Pure, Atoms and Molecules, Structure of Atom, Cell-The Fundamental Unit of Life, Tissues, Diversity in Living Organisms, Why Do We Fall III, Natural Resources, Improvement in Food Resources.

Section 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

SOF NSO Syllabus 2019 for Class 10th

Total Questions: 50

Time: 1 hr

Section 1: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section 2: Chemical Reactions and Equations, Acids, Bases and Salts, Metals and Non-metals, Carbon and Its Compounds, Periodic Classification of Elements, Life Processes, Control and Coordination, Reproduction in Organisms, Heredity and Evolution, Light-Reflection and Refraction, Human Eye and Colourful World, Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Electric Current, Sources of Energy, Our Environment and Its Management.

Section 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

NSO Syllabus for Class 11th

Total Questions: 50

Time: 1 hr

Section 1: Physics: Units and Measurements, Mechanics, Properties of Matter, Heat and Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves.

Chemistry: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, The s-Block Elements, The p-Block Elements (Groups 13 and 14), Organic Chemistry - Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry.

Section 2: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 1.

Section 3: Sets, Relations and Functions, Principle of Mathematical Induction, Logarithms, Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations, Linear In-equations, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Straight Lines, Conic Sections, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Statistics, Mathematical Reasoning, Limits and Derivatives, Probability, Introduction to 3-D Geometry.

OR

Section 3: Diversity in the Living World, Structural Organization in Plants and Animals, Cell: Structure and Functions, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology.

NSO Syllabus 2019 for Class XII

Total Questions: 50

Time: 1 hr

Section 1: Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating current, Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Modern Physics, Semiconductor Electronics, Communication Systems.

Chemistry: Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p-Block Elements (Group 15 to 18), d- & f-Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Amines, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life.

Section 2: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 1.

Section 3: Relations and Functions, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Matrices and Determinants, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives, Integrals, Application of Integrals, Differential Equations, Vector Algebra, Three Dimensional Geometry, Probability, Linear Programming.

OR

Section 3: Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology in Human Welfare, Biotechnology, Ecology.

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can class 1 student appear for level -2 and will they get any medal for their level -1 achievement??

Sujatha Venkat 31st Jan, 2020

Hello Nirav,

If your child gets rank below 25 ,they will be given medal of distinction. The international  top 3 rank holders will be given award based on their international performance. The zonal rankers will be given zonal awards. School rankers will be given school awards.

Awards for level 2 performance :

Rank 1:Rs. 50,000 each + gold medal   + certificate of outstanding performance.

Rank 2: Rs. 25,000 /- each + silver medal + certificate of outstanding performance.

Rank 3: Rs. 10,000/- each + bronze medal + certificate of outstanding performance.

For the students who ever appeared for exam will be given a certificate of participation. Hope this is useful.

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which is tough neet or nso......

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Jan, 2020

Ayush, it has to be NSO. NEET is the entrance examination for admission to Medical, Dental, Ayush and Veterinary Courses across India. Now NSO is a competitive exam conducted for cultivating scientific reasoning and logical ability. This needs an indepth knowledge of science. But once someone prepares for NSO, appearing for NEET becomes easier because the preparation is extensive. You get a deep understanding of the basics and so at later stages, preparing for NEET becomes easier.

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which books are recommended for NSO & IMO 2nd PREPARATION

sarthak goel 15th Jan, 2020

Hello Krish,

Kindly mention which class NSO and IMO you are talking about.

Practising NCERT and your school books question is advisable. Download previous year questions, and some preparatory books ussually MCQs of science. When talking about IMO, since most of the portion is mathematics, practising many books as well as other competitions papers can be an option. There are several other exams such as NTSE, NSTSE, RMO(for 10th), and many more. It is important to remember that the topics will be the same as that of the school syllabus however the level will be upgraded, therefore, try practising tricky and more logical questions of that topic.

For NSO, science is involved learning NCERT will be extremely beneficial especially for biology and chemistry related questions.

Try solving Mental ability questions from legit books, and forget to solve sample papers and previous year papers. Download from here:

https://www.sofolympiadtrainer.com/imo-sample-papers.jsp

http://www.sofworld.org/imo-previous-year-papers-rtp.html

hope this helps

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I AM IN CLASS 7 GOING TO CLASS 8 AND I HAVE QUALIFIED FOR 2nd LEVEL NSO & IMO WHICH WAS HELD IN CLASS 7 , WHAT WILL BE THE SYLLABUS FOR 2nd LEVEL IMO & NSO if i am in class 7 right now

Pankhuri Kumari 15th Jan, 2020
Hii Krish!
It's good to here about about your achievements. Congratulations!! Looking at your enthusiasm and dedication towards Olympiads, that is NSO and IMO, let me tell you that the syllabus for each class remains almost the same. Only, the level.of questions are changed. You get more advanced questions based on the basic concepts of your class itself. So, you need to prepare well and solve as many concept questions of different difficulty levels as you can. Study hard. Hope this helps.
All the best!
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NSO SOF 2019-20 answer keys ?

Rishi Garg 6th Jan, 2020

You can download the SOF NSO answer  keys from the official website i.e., www.sofworld.org (//www.sofworld.org) . If you can not find the link to download answer keys, here are the direct links to download the answer keys for each set of question paper:

Set A: http://www.sofworld.org/sof-nso-answer-keys-set-2019

Set B: http://www.sofworld.org/sof-nso-answer-keys-set-b-2019

Set C: http://www.sofworld.org/sof-nso-answer-keys-set-c-2019

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