NSO Syllabus 2019
Jasleen Kaur Taneja, 19 Jun 2019, #NSO

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.
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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.

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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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What is the syllabus for NSO Level 2 class 5

Siddhi Shenoy 30th Nov, 2019

Hello Mahak,

For NSO Level 2, the syllabus is same as level 1. Only, the difficulty level will be higher than level 1. Level 2 is difficult but with regular practice you can score a good rank. Attempt NSO level 2 previous years question papers and mock tests.

Basically syllabus is divided into 4 sections.

  • Section 1: Logical reasoning- Patterns, coding decoding, mirror images, geometrical shapes, analogy and classification, water images, embedded figures, ranking test, alphabet test, logical sequence of words,  puzzle test, direction sense test
  • Section 2: Science- Human body and health, plants, earth and Universe, matter, natural resources, force, work, energy, Pollution and calamities
  • Section 3: Achievers section- same as section 2 but higher order of thinking

Good luck!

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Hello Im kush Pachauri and Im studying in class11th PCM and Im in weak Chemistry and Maths So how can I improve my weak subjects jor JEE , BITSAT, NSO. May I joined coaching for improve my skills and maths and chemistry .Plzz suggest me what should I do..? Im in Agra Plzz tell me best coaching..

Rehan Alam Student Expert 29th Nov, 2019

Dear aspirant,

If you are facing struggles with any of your main subjects then the first thing you should do is buy a good book of that subject. the type of questions that has been asked in competitive exams and your boards are quite different and required a different methodology to study them. The questions in your board examinations are more concentrated on direct application of the concept on the definition of the concept itself however the questions in competitive examinations are more of application of that concept. if you are in 11th class then you have a plenty of time to first get your basics clear and then I want to prepare for competitive exams in your next year.

Coaching is always a good idea if you are facing a lot of trouble in understanding the concepts you can always join a coaching.

Some of the good institutions for preparation are

RESONANCE, Aakash institute, etc.

Hope this helps. thank you.

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Hii... Im kush Pachauri and Im studying in class11th PCM and I got 60.5% in class 10th.So, May I crack JEE, BITSAT,NSO and other scienceOlympiad exams with out coaching.My DOB is 2sep,2005 in 10th marksheet.And I want to become an astronomy scientist in my life.Plzzz suggest me what should I do..?

Harshita Gupta 29th Nov, 2019
Hey Kush,
You can crack all the exams you wish to without any coaching for sure. All you need to do is focus on your goals.
Going to coaching doesn't help if you don't study at home afterwards. I am myself going to coaching for GATE Exams. But regardless of that, I have to study at home for my exams.
So don't worry about this, just work hard for what you want.
Now about, Astronomy scientist,
For that you will have to complete your graduation and you will have to complete 12th from science stream.
  • Eligibility criteria for becoming Astronomy scientist is that you have to be a graduate in B.sc or any equivalent examination with 50% score.
  • After 10+2, you can do B.sc with mathematics and physics as your subjects.
  • If you want to pursue experimental or instrumentation astronomy, then you can go for electrical engineering after 10+2. Then you will have to give an entrance exam called JEST which will make you eligibile for specialisation in astronomy and you can also do Ph.D. To become an astronomer, Ph.D. is compulsory.
Many colleges may take their own entrance exam.
Hope this helps!
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when is the Nso class 5th results for 2019 2020 and what is eligibility criteria for level 2

Arin Mishra 28th Nov, 2019

Hey,

NSO result will be declared in December 2019.

Qualification criteria for second level is:

top 5% students class wise, who took the first stage. Priority to marks scored in different sections will be given.

State wise 25 rank holder from each class.

Class toppers from each school where at least 10 students from the class have appeared in the exam and have secured more than 50% qualifying marks.

# If registration is received section wise, irrespective of the section the student who scored highest marks qualifies for the 2nd level.

All the Best!

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when is NSO RESULT. And what is eligibility for level 2.

shashi singh 4th Dec, 2019

Hey! Aspirant,

I hope you are doing well.

science olympiad 2019 (https://www.eduhealfoundation.org) Dec results will be declared.

2nd Level examination includes qualified for students.

Top 5% of students class-wise, who appear for the 1st level exam,

Top 25 rank holders zone-wise and class-wise, and

Class toppers from each participating school where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 50% qualifying marks.

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