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SOF 19th NSO National Science Olympiad 2016-17 Registration

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Organization : Science Olympiad Foundation
Olympiad Name : 19th NSO National Science Olympiad 2016-17 Registration
Applicable For : Students of classes 1 to 12
Applicable States/UTs : All Over India
Olympiad Dates (1st Level Exams) : 15th Nov & 24th Nov, 2016
Registration Last Date : Aug-31-2016

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The NSO is open to the students of classes 1 to 12.

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Registration of Students:
Prospectus containing the Registration forms are sent to all schools registered with SOF. Schools not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at phone call. Schools must return the registration forms to SOF, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.

Roll Numbers:
** The school’s coordinating teacher will generate the students’ Roll Numbers as per the guidelines given. A copy of these roll numbers along with the Students’ Registration Sheet (SRS) and School Registration Form (SRF) should be sent to the Foundation’s office before the due date of submission of forms.

** Foundation will register the applicant school and the students and dispatch question papers and guidelines for conducting the examination. Principals / teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a center for NSO. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination Centre. A minimum of 10 students need to be registered from each school for feasibility reasons.

** The NSO is conducted on two dates for Level One. Each school may select a date for conducting the NSO as per its convenience. Each date of exam has a separate question paper. Students should register through their respective schools only. Individual registrations by students is not accepted.

A nominal participation fee is charged from each student. Part of it is retained by the school for its expenses as exam center. Details about the fee / mode of payment etc. are given in the School Registration Forms sent to schools.

The National Science Olympiad is conducted in two levels:
Level 1: The first level of the test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours.

(i) The level 1 competition is a written objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 35 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 2 to class 4 and 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 5 to class 12.

(ii) The question paper consists of:
For Class 1 to Class 10:
(a) Mental Ability (b) Science (c) Achiever’s Section

For Class 11 and Class 12:
(a) Physics / Chemistry (b) Achiever’s Section (c) Mathematics/Biology

(iii) There are separate question papers for each class.
(iv) The medium of the test is English.
(v) CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabus is followed for setting the test papers.
(vi) The exam is conducted during school hours.

Level 2: The qualifiers to second round would include the following:
** Top 5% of candidates class wise who appear for the 1st level exam. Due weightage to marks scored in different sections will be given. Each section is accorded separate weightage.
** Statewide top 10 rank holders class wise.
** Class topper where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 75% qualifying marks.

Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from the National Coordinator through e-mail/fax/phone-call at

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  1. If the school not conducted NSO exam then how can I participate? Please help me.

  2. I want to register my name in Olympiad exam.

  3. When is the due date of submitting the forms (2016)?

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