National Science Olympiad – EligibilityStudents from standard 1 to 12 are eligible to participate in the Olympiad, provided their schools are registered with the NSO. The registration forms, prospectus, posters and all other relevant details regarding the event are sent out to the registered schools. A nominal participation fee is charged.
National Science Olympiad – Selection ProcessThe selection process for NSO comprises of examinations held at two levels. Level – I is organised at the school level. Participants take the test at their respective schools during the school hours. Level -II is organized for the participants who qualify the first level. The eligibility criteria for the same, is either of the following:
- Top 5% of students, class wise who appear for the 1st level exam.
- Zone wise/State wise top 25 rank holders from each class.
- Class topper, where at least 10 students from a class appear in the examination and scores at least 50% marks.
National Science Olympiad – PatternThe NSO examination is a 60-minutes MCQ patterned test. The question paper is a different one for each class. The syllabus of the Olympiad is the syllabus as prescribed by the CBSE, ICSE and various state boards.
|Class||Section||No. of Questions||Marks/Question||Total Marks|
|1 to 4||Logical Reasoning||5||1||5|
|5 to 10||Logical Reasoning||10||1||10|
|11 and 12||Physics & Chemistry||25||1||25|