SOF NSO 2019- Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) conducts the National Science Olympiad (NSO) for class 1 to 12. NSO is an annual scholarship exam that tests students’ scientific reasoning and logical ability. SOF National Science Olympiad is conducted at two levels-Level 1 and level 2. NSO 2019 registration was concluded 30 days before the exam date. They could register only through their respective schools as individual registrations are not accepted. Around 10 lakh students register for NSO every year.
Upcoming Dates and Events
09 Feb, 2020
Exam - Level 2 Exam Date | Mode: Offline
Past Dates and Events
27 Dec, 2019
Result | Mode: Online
02 Dec, 2019
Answer Key - Level 1 - Set A | Mode: Online
21 Nov, 2019
Exam - Level 1 - Set B | Mode: Offline
11 Nov, 2019
Exam - Level 1 - Set A | Mode: Offline
Mode of Application : Offline
Mode of Payment : Other
Details - Level 1
Details - Level 2
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of Questions and marks
Class 1 – 4: 35 (40 marks)
Class 5 – 12: 50 (60 marks)
Class 3 – 4: 35 (40 marks)
Class 1 – 10:
Section-1: Logical ReasoningSection-2: ScienceSection-3: Achievers Section
Class 11 – 12:
Section-1: Physics/Chemistry Section-2: Achievers Section Section-3: Mathematics/Biology
Section-1: ScienceSection-2: Achievers Section
Section-1: Physics/ ChemistrySection-2: Achievers SectionSection-3: Mathematics/Biology
Medium of paper
CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabi
NSO exam 2019 held at the respective schools. The exam will be conducted within school hours only.
No, SOF will not accept less than 10 applications from a school.
Students have to follow their course books and solve the NSO sample papers to prepare for the NSO exam.
No, there is no negative marking in the NSO exam.
There are two levels of NSO exam 2019. Level 1 conducted on November 11 and 21, 2019 for Class 1 to 12. Level 2 exam will be held on February 9, 2020 for Class 3 to 12.
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.
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:
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You can download the SOF NSO answer keys from the official website i.e.,
. 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:
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