22nd SOF National Science Olympiad (NSO 2019): Question Paper & Answer Key

SOF NSO 2019 Question paper and Answer key is released by science Olympiad foundation popularly known as SOF. National Science Olympiad exam 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on November 11 and 21, 2019. This examination is being conducted for students of class 1 to 12th. SOF NSO examination is conducted in 2 levels. NSO Level 1 Exam is applicable for class 1-12 whereas Level 2 is for only class 3-12

SOF NSO 2019

SOF NSO is national level examination conducted annually to award students scholarship with great scientific and reasoning skills. Every year around 10 lakh students appears for this exam to compete and get scholarship.

National Science Olympiad (NSO)
NSO 2019

NSO 2019 Exam date

NSO 2019 Level 1 and Level 2 exam date is given in the table below.

EventDate
SOF NSO 1st Level Exam Dates11 and 21 Nov 2019
SOF NSO 2nd Level Exam Date2nd / 3rd Sunday of Feb 2020
SOF NSO 2nd Level Exam Resultto be declared!

NSO 2019 Question Paper

The Exam Date of NSO 2019 is 11 and 21 November 2019. Once the exams are conducted successfully on the given date, the candidates can download the question paper for the same once the official body releases it.

Level 1 Question paper consists of Objective type question with following specifications:

  • Exam Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Number of Question: 35 for Class 1-2 and 50 for Class 5 to 12

The question paper consists of 3 sections –

  • For Class 1 to Class 10
    • Section-1: Logical Reasoning
    • Section-2: Science
    • Section-3: Achievers Section
  • For Class 11 and Class 12
    • Section-1: Physics/Chemistry
    • Section-2: Achievers Section
    • Section-3 : Mathematics/Biology

Get Here – NSO Question Paper 2019

NSO 2019 Answer Key

The Answers Key of NSO 2019 will be updated here once the examination is conducted. All those candidates who appeared for the exam can check this space for result.

NSO 2019 Sample Papers

Sample papers for NSO 2019 provided by Science Olympiad Foundation is given below for the practice of students.

NSO Sample Papers – First Level

NSO 2019 Syllabus

CLASS-1

Total Questions : 35     Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section – 1: Spatial Understanding, Grouping, Measuring Units, Analogy, Geometrical Shapes, Patterns, Odd One Out, Ranking Test.

Section – 2: Living and Non-living things, Plants, Animals, Human Beings and Their Needs, Good Habits and Safety Rules, Air and Water, Weather and the Sky.

Section – 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

CLASS-2

Total Questions : 35    Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section – 1: Patterns, Measuring Units, Odd One Out, Series Completion, Geometrical Shapes, Analogy, Ranking Test, Grouping of Figures, Coding-Decoding, Embedded Figures.

Section – 2: Plants, Animals, Human Body, Food, Housing and Clothing, Family and Festivals, Occupations, Good Habits and Safety Rules, Transport and Communication, Air, Water and Rocks, Earth and Universe.

Section – 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

CLASS-3

Total Questions : 35     Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section – 1: Patterns, Analogy, and Classification, Coding-Decoding, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, Alphabet Test, Ranking Test, Grouping of Figures, Figure Matrix, Geometrical Shapes, Days and Dates & Possible Combinations.

Section – 2: Plants and Animals, Birds, Food, Housing and Clothing, Transport and Communication, Human Body, Earth and Universe, Matter and Materials, Light, Sound and Force, Our Environment.

Section – 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

CLASS-4

Total Questions : 35    Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section – 1: Patterns, Alphabet Test, Coding-Decoding, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, Geometrical Shapes and Solids, Ranking Test, Direction Sense Test, Days and Dates & Possible Combinations, Analogy, and Classification.

Section – 2: Plants, Animals, Food and Digestion, Clothing, Matter and Materials, Force, Work and Energy, Our Environment, Earth, and Universe.

Section – 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

CLASS-5

Total Questions : 50     Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section – 1: Patterns, Analogy and Classification, Coding-Decoding, Geometrical Shapes, Mirror Images, Water Images, Embedded Figures, Direction Sense Test, Ranking Test, Alphabet Test and Logical Sequence of Words, Puzzle Test.

Section – 2: Animals, Human Body and Health, Plants, Natural Resources, Pollution and Calamities, Earth and Universe, Matter, Force, Work and Energy.

Section – 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

CLASS-6

Total Questions : 50     Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section – 1: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section – 2: Motion and Measurement of Distances, Light, Shadows and Reflections, Electricity and Circuits, Fun with Magnets, Our Environment, Sorting and Separation of Materials, Changes Around Us, Living Organisms and Their Surroundings,  Food and its Components, Fibre to Fabric.

Section – 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

CLASS-7

Total Questions : 50      Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section – 1: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section – 2: Heat, Motion and Time, Electric Current and its Effects, Winds, Storms and Cyclones, Light, Acids, Bases and Salts, Physical and Chemical Changes, Weather, Climate and Adaptations of Animals to Climate, Fibre to Fabric, Nutrition in Plants and Animals, Respiration in Organisms, Transportation in Plants and Animals, Reproduction in Plants, Natural Resources and Their Conservation.

Section – 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

CLASS-8

Total Questions : 50      Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section – 1: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section – 2: Crop Production and Management, Microorganisms, Synthetic Fibres and Plastics,  Metals and Non-metals, Coal and Petroleum, Combustion and Flame, Conservation of Plants and Animals, Cell, Reproduction and Endocrine System, Force and Pressure, Friction, Sound, Chemical Effects of Electric Current, Some Natural Phenomena, Light, Stars and the Solar System, Pollution of Air and Water.

Section – 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

CLASS-9

Total Questions : 50      Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section – 1: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section – 2: Motion, Force and Laws of Motion, Gravitation, Work and Energy, Sound, Matter in Our Surroundings, Is Matter Around Us Pure, Atoms and Molecules, Structure of Atom, Cell – The Fundamental Unit of Life, Tissues, Diversity in Living Organisms, Why Do We Fall III, Natural Resources, Improvement in Food Resources.

Section – 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

CLASS-10

Total Questions : 50     Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section – 1: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section – 2: Chemical Reactions and Equations, Acids, Bases and Salts, Metals and Non-metals, Carbon and its Compounds, Periodic Classification of Elements, Life Processes, Reproduction in Organisms, Heredity and Evolution, Light-Reflection and Refraction, Human Eye and Colourful World, Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Electric Current, Sources of Energy, Our Environment and its Management.

Section – 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

CLASS-11

Total Questions : 50      Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section – 1: Physics: Units & Measurements, Mechanics, Properties of Matter, Heat & Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves.

Chemistry: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, The s-Block Elements, The p-Block Elements (Groups 13 and 14), Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry.

Section – 2: Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 1.

Section – 3: Sets, Relations and Functions, Principle of Mathematical Induction, Logarithms, Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations, Linear Inequations, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Straight Lines, Conic Sections, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Statistics, Mathematical Reasoning, Limits and Derivatives, Probability, Introduction to 3-D Geometry.

OR

Section – 3: Diversity in the Living World, Structural Organisation in Plants and Animals, Cell: Structure and Functions, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology.

CLASS-12

Total Questions : 50     Time : 1 hr.

Syllabus

Section – 1: Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, AC, Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Modern Physics, Semiconductor Electronics, Communication Systems.

Chemistry : Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p-Block Elements (Group 15 to 18), d- & f-Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Amines, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life.

Section – 2: Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 1.

Section – 3: Relations and Functions, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Matrices and Determinants, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives, Integrals, Application of Integrals, Differential Equations, Vector Algebra, Three Dimensional Geometry, Probability, Linear Programming.

OR

Section – 3: Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology in Human Welfare, Biotechnology, Ecology.

Note –

  • Questions of level-I Olympiad exams will be 60% from the current class syllabus and 40% from the previous class syllabus, e.g. Class-7 NSO exam will have 60% questions from class-7 syllabus and 40% questions from class 6 syllabus.
  • Questions of level-II Olympiad exams will be from current class syllabus only.
  • Questions in ACHIEVERS SECTION will be from current class syllabus only.

NSO 2019 Examination Pattern

All those students who are willing to take part in this exam must make sure to check the examination thoroughly so that they can perform well in the exam.

ClassSectionQuestionsMarks/questionTotal Marks
1 to 4Logical Reasoning515
Science25125
Achievers Section5210
Grand Total3540
5 to 10Logical Reasoning10110
Science35135
Achievers Section5315
Grand Total5060
11 and 12Physics & Chemistry25125
Achievers Section5315
Mathematics/Biology20120
Grand Total5060

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