National Science Olympiad

The NSO (National Science Olympiad) is one of the most prestigious science competitions in Asia. This test is conducted to encourage students and search talented students passionate for science. The exam is conducted at two levels. The format of both levels is same for Classes 1 − 10. There are 15 questions in Section-I (Mental Ability) and 35 questions in Section-II (Science). However the format for Classes 11 − 12 is there are 20 questions in Section-I (Mathematics OR Biology) and 30 questions in Section-II (Physics and Chemistry). The examination paper consists of total 50 questions. This is to be attempted within 60 minutes Each question carries one mark. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers. The questions are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and the answers are to be written in an OMR sheet. Students from all classes 1 − 12 can appear for the exam. The result sheet states a Science Quotient (SQ) of the student, also gives their Score, School Rank, City Rank, State Rank, International Rank and Percentile, as well as a Certificate of Participation. SOF also gives a report of performance of the schools and provides the schools with School Science Quotient (SSQ). A School Topper Medal is awarded to every class topper in each participating school. However there should be minimum 10 participants from the school.

Only students who are selected at 1st level appear for a 2nd level examination and then according to the ranks obtained at this level, the prizes are given. The criteria for selection to the 2nd level are as follows: The student should have secured International Rank from 1 − 500 (both inclusive) and/or State Rank from 1 − 10 (both inclusive) and/or Shool Rank 1 (where minimum 10 students have appeared). All students participating in NSO (2nd level) are awarded a Certificate of Merit. The respective school of each student with International Rank from 1 − 3 (both inclusive) is awarded a Science Intellect Trophy (SIT) for having the winning students on their rolls. India hosted 14th NSO on November 17, 2011. The awarding scheme for NSO is as follows:

International Rank

Prizes for classes 1 − 6

Prizes for classes 7 − 12

1

Laptop

Rs. 1, 00, 000/-

2

Laptop

Rs. 50, 000/-

3

Laptop

Rs. 25, 000/-

4 − 10

Rs. 5, 000/-

Rs. 5, 000/-

11 − 20

Rs. 2, 500/-

Rs. 2, 500/-

21 − 50

1000/-

1000/-

51 − 500

Educational CDs

Educational CDs

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