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Organization : SOF Science Olympiad Foundation
Olympiad Name : 18th NSO National Science Olympiad 2015-16
Applicable For : Students of Classes 1st to 12th
Applicable States : All India
Application Last Date : 31st August 2015
Exam Date : : 20th Oct & 5th Nov 2015
Website : http://www.sofworld.org/nso
Registration Forms: http://www.sofworld.org/download-registration-form.html-0
Schedule 2015-16: http://www.sofworld.org/olympiad-schedule-academic-year-2015-16.html
18th NSO Science Olympiad :
The NSO is open to the students of classes 1 to 12. 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 info AT sofworld.org/ phone call.
Related / Similar Contest : SOF 18th NSO Result 2015-16
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSO Exam Syllabus :
Class 1 :
The actual test paper has 35 questions. Time allowed : 60 minutes. There are 2 sections: 10 questions in section I and 25 in section II.
Section – I (Mental Ability) :
Numerals, Number Name and Number Sense (2 digit numbers), Addition, Subtraction, Length, Weight, Time, Money, Geometrical Skills, Patterns, Odd One Out, Series Completion, Problems Based on Figures.
Section – II (Science) :
Plants, Animals, Human Beings and Their Needs, Good Habits and Safety Rules, Air and Water, Weather and the Sky.
Please select one date for counducting the Olympiad in your school. Change of date will not be permitted. There are separate question paper for different dates.