NSO 2022

NSO Olympiad is organized every year for classes 1-12 by SOF . National Science Olympiads helps students from different schools, classes and nations connect and compete together to make academics fun and achieving. They provide exposure to students and school across nation to the academic competition. This Olympiad provides opportunities for future scientists and scholars to sharpen their skills.

NSO and it’s importance

Clarity of concepts:

Olympiad exams are all more importantly about getting the concepts right. Basic knowledge is designed on the foundation delivered in early years of learning. Students can familiarise themselves with a myriad of questions only when the concepts are clear. Conceptual understanding plays an instrumental role in developing good grip over topics.

Prepares for other competitions:

Olympiads benefit students to be equipped for future competitions. It develops a good working knowledge on the type of questions asked. Higher education system expects students to appear for various national level entrance tests and crack these with good percentiles. Those students attempting Olympiads will find it comparatively easy to clear these entrance tests and enables them to come out with flying colours.

Boosts self-confidence:

Olympiad exams motivate students to perform better each time. This boosts self-confidence and bestows upon students the ability to face more such academic challenges in their best possible way.

Encourages self-learning:

Today, with the provision of Online learning and online Olympiads, students can learn at their own pace. These exams encourage self-learning that goes a long way in students’ life. It stimulates them to examine their progress on a timely basis. It also guarantees to optimize their score with vigorous practice.

Assists academic performance:

All Olympiad exams are based on existing school syllabus. Students are required to study the same topics they learn in school for Olympiads also. Thus, those who practice well for Olympiads will naturally cultivate a habit of scoring well in their school exams. It bolsters and nurtures academic performance.

How to register?

Students can register for SOF NSO 2021 by filling the application form and submitting it along with the registration fee of Rs 125

  • Class: You need to be a student in Classes 1 to 12 to be eligible for this exam.
  • Boards: You must be a student of SSC, ICSE or CBSE boards.
  • Qualifying for second level examination:

The top 5% of students (class-wise) also benchmark percentile score who appear for the first level exam.

Class toppers from each participating school; where at least 10 students participate and score a minimum of 50%.

  • Year of attempt: As long as you’re a student enrolled in any of Classes 1 to 12, you can apply for  International Science Olympiad and IMO or International Maths Olympiad)
  • Number of attempts: You can only attempt one time in a year for any olympiad with 2 qualifying stages.
  • Year of attempt: As long as you’re a student enrolled in any of Classes 1 to 12, you can apply for International Science Olympiad and IMO or International Maths Olympiad once in every academic year.

National Science Olympiad (NSO) Level-1 Pattern

ClassSectionNo. of QuestionsMarks per QuestionTotal Marks
1 to 4Logical Reasoning515
Achievers Section5210
Grand Total3540
5 to 10Logical Reasoning10110
Achievers Section5315
Grand Total5060
11 and 12Physics & Chemistry25125
Achievers Section5315
Grand Total5060

NSO 2021: Important Dates

Students can check the important dates related to NSO 2020-21 below.

NSO exam27-Nov-2021, 28-Nov-2021, 11-Dec-2021, 12-Dec-2021, 18-Dec-2021 and 19-Dec-2021
Release of NSO answer keys for sets A, B, and CJanuary 2022
NSO Cutoff 2021January 2022
NSO 2021 Stage 1 resultJanuary 2022
NSO admit card 2021 to be out for stage 2February 2022*
NSO stage 2 exam 2021 to be held onFebruary 2022*
NSO stage 2 result 2021March 2022*

NSO Olympiad Awards And Scholarships 2021-22

The NSO awards will be provided to the winners of the SOF National Science Olympiad 2021-22. The NSO awards will be granted to students who top the exam at school, zonal, and international levels. 

Rules for Distributing Prizes To NSO Olympiad Winners

Below we have provided the rules followed by SOF to distribute prizes to NSO Olympiad winners:

  1. SOF NSO winners will receive International, Zonal, and Class topper awards.
  2. Each winner will be eligible for receiving only one award for an exam.
  3. The winners will be eligible for the higher level award.
  4. The top three international rank holders will be eligible for awards based on their international rankings.
  5. Awards accruing to International award winners for Zonal ranks will be granted to the next rank holder.
  6. Class award accruing to a Zonal award winner will be awarded to the subsequent rank holder.

NSO Awards for Students At International Level

1stRs.50,000/- Each + International Gold Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance12
2ndRs.25,000/- Each + International Silver Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance12
3rdRs.10,000/- Each + International Bronze Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance12

NSO Awards for Students At Zonal Level

1stGifts worth Rs 1000/- Each + Zonal Gold Medal*+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence312
2ndGifts worth Rs 1000/- Each + Zonal Silver Medal*+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence312
3rdGifts worth Rs 1000/- Each + Zonal Bronze Medal*+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence312
4th to 10thGifts worth Rs 500/- Each + *Medal of Distinction + *Certificate of Distinction2184
11th to 25th     *Medal of Distinction + *Certificate of Distinction4680
Rank 26+Merit CertificateAll

NSO Awards for Level 1 Performance 2021-22

1 to 25Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Distinction7800
Rank 26+   Participation CertificateAll

NSO Awards for Schools

In order to ensure that schools participate enthusiastically in the NSO Olympiad 2021-22, SOF grants awards to schools as well. Below we have tabulated the different awards that schools receive for their extraordinary performance and participation.

Best Principal*Citation + Trophy20
Best TeacherCitation + Trophy10
Best Principal*Citation + Trophy130
Best TeacherCitation + Trophy78

Other National and International Level Olympiads

AI OlympiadInternational Artificial Intelligence Olympiad 2020-21
Coding OlympiadInternational Coding Olympiad 2020-21
IMOInternational Maths Olympiad 2020-21
ISOInternational Science Olympiad 2020-21
KVPYKishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana
Artificial Intelligence OlympiadInternational Artificial Intelligence Olympiad
Maths OlympiadInternational Maths Olympiad
Science OlympiadInternational Science Olympiad
Coding OlympiadInternational Coding Olympiad

Other Olympiads  you can register for:

Maths Olympiad

Science Olympiad

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