NSO Syllabus 2018

NSO SyllabusNSO Syllabus 2018 – SOF (Science Olympiad Foundation) has released the National Science Olympiad Syllabus officially. Candidates preparing for NSO 2018 must go through the NSO syllabus for better preparation. The syllabus of NSO includes all the topics covered in the exam. SOF NSO syllabus 2018 separately 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 syllabus of NSO Olympiad 2018.

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For the convenience of students, we are also 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.

NSO Exam Pattern 2018

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

NSO Syllabus 2018 – 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 current class syllabus only.

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

 

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

 

SOF NSO Syllabus 2018 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 2018 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.

Syllabus of NSO 2018 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.

NSO Syllabus 2018 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.

Syllabus of NSO 2018 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.

NSO Syllabus 2018 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.

Syllabus of NSO 2018 for Class VII

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, Waste water Story).

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

NSO Syllabus 2018 for Class VIII

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.

Syllabus of NSO 2018 for Class IX

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.

NSO Syllabus 2018 for Class X

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.

Syllabus of NSO 2018 for Class XI

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 2018 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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