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23rd SOF NSO 2020-21: Level Exam date (released) Syllabus and result

Science Olympiad Foundation has released the SOF NSO Exam schedule for 1st level exam. All the students and schools willing to participate in this year must note the official exam schedule of National Science Olympiad. NSO examination is 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

22nd SOF NSO 2019-2020 Answer key Ser A,B,C phase 1 for Class 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 released by science olympiad foundation through online mode. Now NSO 2019 Result and Cut Off for Level 1 is to be announced by the SOF. Candidates are adviced to regularly check this space as result could be announced any moment.

All those candidates who have appeared in the 22nd NSO Answer Key 2020 phase 1 can check the answer key for the exam conducted on November 11 and 21, 2019 by science Olympiad foundation popularly known as SOF.

NSO Answer key 2019 Set A,B,C Phase I is released at the official site. Check NSO Answer Key from here.


23rd SOF NSO 2020-21

SOF NSO is a 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 a scholarship.

NSO 1st level Exam date 2020-21

NSO 2020 Level 1 and Level 2 exam date is given in the table below.

EventDate
SOF NSO 1st Level Exam DatesDate 1 – Thursday 17th Dec
Date 2 – Thursday 7th Jan 2021
Date 3 – Thursday 28th Jan 2021
SOF NSO 2nd Level Exam Date2nd / 3rd Sunday of Feb 2021

NSO 2020 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 2020 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

NSO 2020 1st level 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 2020 1st level Answer Key

This answer key is released Official exam conducting body. Students can refer to these to get a rough idea about their performance in the examination.

NSO 2019 Answer key is given below.

23rd NSO 1st level Result 2020 Date

SOF will release the NSO 2020 Level 1 result at the official site of SOF which is sof.org.in. Along with the result NSO Cut Off is also to be released. SOF releases both in PDF format which you can easily download through your phone or computer as well. The NSO 1st level result 2020 contains the details of the student along with the mark scored in the exam. SOF will also send the concerned school authorities. Students can check the result through the direct live of NSO result available here when it released officially.

NSO Cut Off Marks 2020-21

NSO 2020 Cut off Marks will be released by SOF once the result is declared officially. Cut Off for NSO are the minimum marks that students need to score in order to be declared qualified in the 23rd NSO Examination.

22nd NSO 2019 – 2020 Cut Offs

CLASSTOTAL MARKSACHIEVERS SECTION
[M4]
MATHEMATICAL REASONING
[M2]
EVERYDAY MATHEMATICS
[M3]
LOGICAL REASONING
[M1]
033410 810 6
0432 8 8 7 9
0539 615 9 9
06451214 712
07441512 710
0844 914 714
09471216 613
10461215 811
1137 615 214
1238 911 612

21st NSO 2018 – 2019 Cut Offs

CLASSTOTAL MARKSM1M2M3M4
3304224
4275166
5409229
6399246
7399273
8374249
9388219
103951915
11307599
123357912

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

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