About NCO 2020
NCO 2020- Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) has cancelled the NCO 2020 (National Cyber Olympiad). SOF NCO Exam is held for classes 1 to 12 students. The details of SOF National Cyber Olympiad 2020 is available online on the official website- www.sofworld.org. From each school, a minimum of 5 students should apply for SOF NCO 2020. Each school has to select a feasible date to conduct the exam. Individual participation is not allowed.
Latest: SOF has cancelled the NCO 2020-21 exam due to Coronavirus pandemic.
- The exam paper contains three sections: Logical Reasoning, Computers & Information Technology and Achiever's Section.
- Students have to attempt all these questions in a duration of 60 minutes.
- Science Olympiad Foundation releases the official answer key of NCO 2020 (Set A & B) on the official website in the month of January.
- SOF NCO result 2020 is declared online on the official website of SOF.
NCO 2020 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||National Cyber Olympiad|
|Short Exam Name||NCO|
|Conducting Body||Science Olympiad Foundation|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Mode of Application||Offline|
|Application Fee (General)||125 Rs [Offline]|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Exam Duration||1 Hour|
NCO 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Science Olympiad Foundation sets the eligibility of SOF National Cyber Olympiad 2020 Exam. SOF NCO 2020 eligibility must be satisfied by each student. Check the eligibility criteria for NCO exam 2020:
- The student must be enrolled in a school recognised by the SOF in order to be eligible for NCO exam.
- Only Class 1 to 12 students are eligible for the National Cyber Olympiad.
- The student must have filled the complete application form and submitted it to the school authorities along with the fees before the last date i.e. 30 days before the exam date.
NCO 2020 Application Process
Mode of Application : Offline
Students can apply for National Cyber Olympiad 2020 in offline mode. Students can collect the NCO application form 2020 from the Principal, Vice Principal or teacher in-charge. After filling the complete SOF NCO form 2020, students have to submit the same with the fees of Rs. 120 to school authorities. Students can only apply for the SOF National Cyber Olympiad 2020 through their respective schools only.
|General, OBC, ST, SC||Offline||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 125|
NCO 2020 Preparation Tips
SOF National Cyber Olympiad 2020 is a national level Olympiad and thus, requires strenuous preparation and commitment. Although, hard work and determination are important, having a proper direction for preparation is also required. These preparation tips and tricks shared by the olympiad toppers and exam experts will guide you through the preparation for SOF NCO 2020-
- Know the standard of the questions: Knowing the standard of questions in an Olympiad is a must. NCO exam 2020 offers you an assortment of questions from every field. Usually very analytical, you have to tread the path carefully.
- Study Material: SOF says that the syllabus for SOF NCO 2020 will be derived from the CBSE/ICSE and state boards. According to SOF guidelines, you need to study your own textbooks for the Olympiad.
- Go to the basics: Your basics should be clear to answer analytical questions, so, it is highly advised that you study your textbook entirely, according to the NCO syllabus, and cover all the minute details.
- Be familiar with the syllabus: Knowing the syllabus is very important to prepare for SOF NCO 2020. Learn the syllabus and make a plan to study the whole syllabus into groups like "Prepared, Not prepared, to revise.." etc. This will give discipline to your studies.
- Practice Sample question papers: Giving mock tests and practicing sample question papers is a must. You would have an insight on what kind of questions to look out for and what to expect in the exam. This will give you a boost in your confidence.
The exam authority follows the CBSE/ICSE and state board curriculum. The paper is divided in three section sections. The exam pattern of SOF NCO 2020 is given below:
|SOF NCO 2020 Pattern for Class 1 - 4|
|Units||No. of Questions||Marks per question||Total marks|
|Computers and IT||25||1||25|
|SOF NCO 2020 Pattern for Class 5 - 12|
|Units||No. of questions||Marks per question||Total marks|
|Computers and IT||35||1||35|
NCO 2020 Mock Test
Taking Mock tests and practicing from sample papers is really important as it helps you to figure a lot of things about NCO 2020 like the syllabus, standard of questions, exam pattern etc. This practice also makes you familiar with the exam and you get confident on the day of the exam. You can find mock tests for SOF NCO 2020 on the official website of SOF.
NCO 2020 Admit Card
The admit card for SOF NCO 2020 is provided by the school authorities one or two weeks before the exam in the school. Candidates must carry their admit card while appearing for SOF NCO as they will not be allowed to sit for the exam. After the exam, admit card should be kept safely as it has your enrolment number and all the information. Candidates will need their admit card to check their results.
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit Card
- School ID Card
SOF will release the NCO 2020 answer key of Set A and Set B in the online mode on the official website. Candidates can use the answer key to calculate their probable score in the exam.
The result of SOF NCO 2020 is released online on the official website. Students can check the NCO exam 2020 result by using the roll no. provided on the admit card or offline by the school authorities. Every student will be given a participation certificate and an 'SPR', Student Performance Report. The result for NCO 2020 level 1 makes you eligible for the scholarship.
SOF NCO Awards 2020
|1, 2 and 3||Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal respectively.|
|All||Student Performance Report (SPR)|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: When will the result of NCO 2020 be announced?
The result for the year 2020 will not be declared now, as the NSO exam 2020 has been cancelled.
Question: Is there any negative marking in NCO exam?
No, there is no negative marking in the NCO exam 2020.
Question: From where can I download the NCO answer key?
NCO answer key is available on the official website of SOF.
Questions related to NCO
please give answer key of class 4 NCO set A 2019,or how will i get it?
For now, the motion institute has released the unofficial answer key for class 5 to 10. The official answer keys will be released soon by January 2020.
You can get the answer keys of 2018 for class 4 from the link given below:
Hope this helps!