National Science Olympiad (NSO) 2024

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National Science Olympiad (NSO) is a school-level competitive exam conducted annually by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), in which students from classes 1 to 12 participate.

Since its main focus is only on science subjects, NSO is a better platform for all the students who have a higher interest in science and are excited about learning new terms and innovations in science and technology.

Science Olympiad is conducted under two levels where the students who successfully clear the NSO level 1 will be eligible to participate in the NSO level 2 exam.

Important Dates

SOF NSO will be conducted on three dates, as under. A school may select one date to conduct the SOF NSO at its convenience.
  • Date 1: October 18, 2024
  • Date 2: November 12, 2024
  • Date 3: December 3, 2024
Eligibility Criteria

Students of classes 1 to 12 are eligible to appear for the 1st-level Olympiads. There is no other eligibility criterion like minimum marks. Students who qualify for the 2nd level exam include:
  • Top 5% of students in class wise, who appear for the 1st level exam,
  • Zone wise top 25 rank holders class-wise, and.
  • Class toppers from each participating school where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & score 50% qualifying marks.
  • Students from classes 1 and 2 are not required to appear for the 2nd level exam and are ranked based on their performance in the first level exam.
How to Register?

Students should register through their respective schools. Individual registrations by students are not accepted.

Registration Fees

After filling out the complete SOF NSO form 2024, students have to pay a registration fee of Rs. 125 (including GST) to school authorities. No fee is payable for students with any major physical disability or a student whose parent was martyred during defense operations. Schools may take additional fees of Rs. 25 as an honor towards the teacher to guide students for the exam.

Exam Pattern
  • There are separate question papers for each date of the Exam.
  • The medium of the test is English.
  • CBSE, ICSE/ISC, and State Board syllabus are followed for setting the test papers.
  • The exam is conducted during school hours.
Official Notification - National Science Olympiad (NSO) 2024.


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