About NSO 2019

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.

  • Students need to submit the NSO application form along with the registration fee of Rs.125 at their respective schools.
  • SOF NSO 2019 Level 1 was held on November 11 & 21, 2019.
  • NSO Exam 2019 answer key for the level 1 exam has been released on December 2, 2019.
  • SOF NSO result 2019 will be released in the 3rd week of December 2019.
  • Selected students will appear for the level 2 exam which will be conducted on the 2nd/3rd Sunday of February 2020.
  • The admit card for level 2 will be issued in the first week of February 2020.
  • The level 2 result will be declared in March 2020.
Exam level: Intermediate
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Science Olympiad Foundation
Duration 1 Hour

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NSO 2019 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

16 Dec, 2019 - 20 Dec, 2019 (Tentative)

Result - Level 1 result | Mode: Online

09 Feb, 2020 - 16 Feb, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam - Level 2 exam | Mode: Offline

Past Dates and Events

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

NSO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • Students enrolled in classes 1 to 12 are eligible to apply for SOF NSO 2019 through their respective years. 
  • A student can apply for the exam once a year.
  • A minimum of 10 students should register from each school for NSO exam 2019.
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NSO 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Offline

Mode of Payment : Other

  • The organising body sends the prospectus of SOF NSO 2019 containing registration forms to all schools registered with SOF. 
  • Students need to contact their respective schools to fill the NSO application form.
  • The schools will then return the duly filled registration forms to SOF along with the application fees within dates specified.
  • The students' roll numbers will be generated by the coordinating teacher appointed in each school. 
  • They will also send a copy of the roll numbers of students.
  • It is mandatory that at least 10 students are registered from each school for the NSO exam 2019.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, SC, ST, OBC Offline Female, Male ₹ 125
Class - 1 to 4 - Logical reasoning
Spatial understanding
Grouping
Measuring units
Analogy
Geometrical shapes
Patterns
Odd one out
Class - 1 To 4 - Science
Living and non-living things
Plants
Animals
Human beings and their needs
Good habits and safety rules
Air and water
Weather and the sky
Class - 1 To 4 - Achievers section
Living and non-living things
Plants
Animals
Human beings and their needs
Good habits and safety rules
Air and water
Weather and the sky
Class - 5 - Achievers section
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
Class - 5 - Logical reasoning
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
Class - 5 - Science
Human body and health
Plants
Natural resources
Pollution and calamities
Earth and Universe
Matter
Force
Work and energy
Class - 6 - Logical reasoning
Verbal resoning
Non-verbal reasoning
Class - 6 - Science
Motion and measurement of distances
Light
Shadows and reflections
Electricity and circuits
Fun with magnets
Our environment
Sorting and separation of materials
Changes around us
Living organisms and their surroundings
Food and its components
Fibre to fabric
Class - 6 - Achievers section
Motion and measurement of distances
Light
Shadows and reflections
Electricity and circuits
Fun with magnets
Our environment
Sorting and separation of materials
Changes around us
Living organisms and their surroundings
Food and its components
Fibre to fabric
Class - 7 - Logical reasoning
Verbal resoning
Non-verbal reasoning
Class - 7 - Science
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
Class - 7 - Achievers section
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
Class - 8 - Logical reasoning
Verbal resoning
Non-verbal reasoning
Class - 8 - Achievers section
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
Class - 8 - Science
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
Class - 9 - Logical reasoning
Verbal resoning
Non-verbal reasoning
Class - 9 - Achievers section
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
Natural resources
Improvement in food resources
Class - 9 - Science
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
Natural resources
Improvement in food resources
Class - 10 - Science
Chemical reactions and equations
Acids, bases and salts
Metals and non-metals
Carbon and its compounds
Periodic classification of elements
Life processes
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
Class - 10 - Achievers section
Chemical reactions and equations
Acids, bases and salts
Metals and non-metals
Carbon and its compounds
Periodic classification of elements
Life processes
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
Class - 11 - Physics & chemistry
Units & measurements
Mechanics
Properties of matter
Heat & thermodynamics
Oscillations, waves
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
Organic chemistry - some basic principles and techniques
Hydrocarbons
Environmental chemistry
Class - 11 - Mathematics
Sets, relations and functions
Principle of mathematical induction
Logarithms
Complex numbers & quadratic equations
Linear 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
Class - 11 - Biology
Diversity in the living world
Structural organisation in plants and animals
Cell: structure and functions
Plant physiology
Human physiology
Class - 12 - Physics & chemistry
Physics: electricity and magnetism
Electromagnetic induction
Ac, electromagnetic waves
Optics
Modern physics
Semiconductor electronics, communication systems
Solid state, solutions
Electro chemistry, 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
Class - 12 - Mathematics
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
Class - 12 - Biology
Reproduction
Genetics and evolution
Biology in human welfare
Biotechnology
Ecology

                                                                                                               

            

Particulars

        
            

Details - Level 1

        
            

Details - Level 2

        
            

Type of Questions

        
            

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

        
            

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

        
            

Time Duration

        
            

60 minutes

        
            

60 minutes

        
            

Number of Questions and marks

        
            

Class 1 – 4: 35 (40 marks)

           

Class 5 – 12: 50 (60 marks)

        
            

Class 3 – 4: 35 (40 marks)

           

Class 5 – 12: 50 (60 marks)

        
            

Sections             

        
            

Class 1 – 10:

Section-1: Logical Reasoning
Section-2: Science
Section-3: Achievers Section

Class 11 – 12:

Section-1: Physics/Chemistry           Section-2: Achievers Section        
Section-3: Mathematics/Biology

        
            

Class 1 – 10:

Section-1: Science
Section-2: Achievers Section


Class 11 – 12:

Section-1: Physics/ Chemistry
Section-2: Achievers Section
Section-3: Mathematics/Biology

        
            

Medium of paper

        
            

English

        
            

English

        
            

Syllabus

        
            

CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabi             

        
            

CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabi             

        


  • Students who are preparing for National Science Olympiad should solve the sample papers for better understanding of exam pattern and syllabus. 
  • Sample papers also help students to improve their performance in the examination.

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • SOF has released the NSO 2019 answer key (level 1 exam) for set A and for Set B.
  • The answer keys were released in December 2019.
  • Class 1 to 12 students can access the answer keys of NSO 2019 by visiting the link given above.
  • The answer keys contain all the correct answers of NSO exam 2019.
  • Science Olympiad Foundation will declare the SOF NSO 2019 result for level 1 in December 2019, in online mode. 
  • Students will be able to check their result by visiting their respective schools or access it online in SOF’s official website. 
  • Level 1 qualifiers are eligible for NSO 2019 level 2 exam which will be conducted in February 2020.
  • The level 2 result will be declared on in the 2nd week of March 2020.

NSO 2018 Cutoff (Level 1)

Class

Total Marks

LOGICAL REASONING

[M1]


SCIENCE

[M2]


ACHIEVERS SECTION

[M3]


3rd

30

4

22

4

4th

27

5

16

6

5th

40

9

22

9

6th

39

9

24

6

7th

39

9

27

3

8th

37

4

24

9

9th

38

8

21

9

10th

39

5

19

15

NSO 2018 Cutoff (Level 1)

Class

Total Marks

PHYSICS

[M1]


CHEMISTRY

[M2]


ACHIEVERS SECTION

[M3]


SCIENCE (MATH/BIO)

[M4]


11th

30

7

5

9

9

12th

33

5

7

9

12

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2018 General 50
OBC 50
SC 50
ST 50

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: How to know my NSO Exam Centres 2019?

Answer:

NSO exam 2019 held at the respective schools. The exam will be conducted within school hours only.

Question: Can less than 10 students apply for NSO exam from a school?

Answer:

No, SOF will not accept less than 10 applications from a school.

Question: Which is the best book for NSO 2019?

Answer:

Students have to follow their course books and solve the NSO sample papers to prepare for the NSO exam.

Question: Is there any negative marking in NSO exam?

Answer:

No, there is no negative marking in the NSO exam.

Question: How many levels are there in NSO exam?

Answer:

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 in 2nd/ 3rd February 2020 for Class 3 to 12.

Questions related to NSO

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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.

Maniprabha Singh 13th Dec, 2019

NSO Result is expected to be released in last week of December 2019.

Top 5% students of each class or Top 25 rank holders from each class and zone who qualify the level 1 are eligible for level 2.

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