Welcome to NSO Exam Section. Here you will find NSO Exam 2020 Notification, Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Results of Science Olympiad Foundation National Science Olympiad Exam.
NSO Exam 2020 Date:-
National Science Olympiad - NSO is one of the most prestigious science competitions in Asia. The students from classes 1 - 12 are eligible for appearing in it.
Eligibility:-
Students of classes 1st to 12th are eligible to appear for the NSO. There is no other eligibility criterion like minimum marks. The top 500 All-India ranked students class wise, the school toppers from each class (with minimum 10 students enrolled from particular class) and ten state toppers class wise are eligible to appear in the 2nd level exam.
NSO Exam 2020 Pattern / Structure:-
The competition is a written test of 60 minutes duration comprising of objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions. Each correct answer carries one mark. There will be a separate question paper for each class. The question paper will consists of two sections.
For class 1 to 4 :
The participant has to answer 35 questions in 60 minutes.
Section I : Mental Ability (10 questions)
Section II : Science (25 questions)
For class 5 to 12 :
The participant has to answer 50 questions in 60 minutes.
Section I : Mental Ability (15 questions)
Section II : Science (35 questions)
There will be separate question paper for each class. For class 11 and 12, students can opt for Mathematics or Biology. There will be separate papers for each group.
NSO Exam Syllabus
Class 1:-
Section –I (Mental Ability): Numerals and Number Name, 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.
Class 2:-
Section –I (Mental Ability): Numerals, Number Name and Number Sense (3 digit numbers), Addition, Subtraction, time, calendar, measurement of Weight, Length and Temperature, geometrical Shapes, money, Problems Based on Figures, Series Completion, Patterns, Find Odd Numeral Out.
Section –II (Science) : Plants, Animals, Human Body, Family, Food, Clothes, House, Occasions and Festivals, Occupation, Good Habits and Safety Rules, Transport and Communication, Earth and Universe.
Class 3:-
Section –I (Mental ability): Numerals, Number Names and Number Sense (4 digit numbers), Addition, Subtraction, fractional Numbers, multiplication, division, time, straight and Curved Lines, calendar, measurement of Weight and Capacity, geometrical Shapes, money, Patterns, Problems Based on Figures, Find Odd Numeral Out, Series Completion, Coding-Decoding, Mirror Image, Embedded Figures.
Section –II (Science) : Plants and Animals, Human Body, Water, Food, House and Occupation, Transport and Communication, Matter and Materials, Earth and Universe.
Class 4:-
Section –I (Mental ability) : Number and Numeration (5 digit numbers), Place-value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Comparison, Geometrical Shapes, Symmetry, Measurement of Length, Weight and Capacity, Time, Money, Fractional Numbers, Pictorial Representation of Data, Roman Numerals, Multiples and Factors, Perimeter of Various Shapes, Problems Based on Figures, Find Odd Numeral Out, Series Completion, Coding-Decoding, Direction Sense, Mathematical Reasoning, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, Patterns, Conversions, Number Ranking, Alphabetical Test.
Section – II (Science): Plant and Animal Life, Human Body, Water, Matter and Materials, Transport, General Activities, Earth and Universe.
Class 5:-
Section – I (Mental ability) : Number Sense, Regional and Roman Numerals, Numbers up to Lakhs, Multiples and Factors, Fractional Numbers, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Decimals, Geometrical Shapes and Angles, Symmetry, Measurement of Length, Time, Money, Weight, Perimeter and Area of Square, Rectangle and Circle, Pictorial Representation of Data, HCF and LCM, Problems Based on Figures, Find Odd Numeral Out, Series Completion, Coding-Decoding, Mathematical Reasoning, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, Direction Sense, Patterns, Number Ranking, Alphabetical Test.
Section – II (Science) : Animals, Plants and Food, Human Body and Health, Water, Matter, Natural Resources and Calamities, Earth and Universe, General Science.
Class 6:-
Section –I (Mental ability) : Roman Numerals, Number Sense, HCF and LCM, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractional Numbers, Decimal Fractions, Geometrical Shapes, Angles, Arithmetical Ability, Measurements, Area and Perimeter of Rectangle, Square, Circle, Triangle, Volume, Pictorial Representation of Data, Integers, Factors and Multiples, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Problems Based on Figures, Find Odd Numeral Out, Series Completion, Coding-Decoding, Mathematical Reasoning, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, Patterns, Direction Sense, Number Ranking, Alphabetical Test.
Section –II (Science) : Motion and Measurement of Distances, Light, Shadows and Reflections, Electricity & Circuits, Fun with Magnets, Air & Water, Sorting Materials into Groups, Separation of Substances, Changes Around Us, Living Organisms & Their Surroundings, Food, Health & Hygiene, Fibres to Fabrics.
Class 7:-
Section –I (Mental ability) : Integers, Fractions and Decimals, Data Handling, Simple Equations, Lines and Angles, The Triangle and its Properties, Congruence of Triangles, Comparing Quantities, Rational Numbers, Practical Geometry, Perimeter, Area and Volume, Algebraic Expressions, Exponents and Powers, Symmetry, Visualising Solid Shapes, Logical Reasoning, Conversions, Simple Probability.
Section –II (Science) : Heat, Motion and Time, Electric Current and its Effect, Winds, Storms and Cyclones, Light, Acids, Bases and Salts, Physical and Chemical Changes, Weather, Climate and Adaptations of Animals, Fibres to Fabrics, Nutrition, Respiration, Transportation, Reproduction in Plants, Natural Resources and Their Conservation.
Class 8:-
Section –I (Mental ability) : Rational Numbers, Operation on Rational Numbers, Decimal Representation of Rational Numbers, Exponents and Powers, Direct and Inverse Variations, Comparing Quantities, Algebraic Expression, Factorization of Algebraic Expressions, Linear Equation in One Variable, More About Triangles, Congruent Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Circles, Mensuration, Statistics, Arithmetic Ability, Squares and Square Roots, Cubes and Cube Roots, Problem Based on Figures, Find Odd Numeral Out, Series Completion, Coding-Decoding, Mathematical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures.
Section –II (Science) : 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 in Animals, Force and Pressure, Friction, Sound, Chemical Effects of Electric Current, Some Natural Phenomena, Light, Stars and Solar System, Pollution of Air and Water.
Class 9:-
Section –I (Mental Ability) : Number Systems, Polynomials, Coordinate Geometry, Linear Equations in Two Variables, Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry, Lines and Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles, Circles, Constructions, Heron’s Formula, Surface Areas and Volumes, Statistics, Probability, Logical (Verbal and Non-verbal) and Analytical Reasoning.
Section –II (Science) : 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 Ill, Natural Resources, Improvement in Food Resources.
Class 10:-
Section –I (Mental Ability) : Real Numbers, Polynomials, Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables, Quadratic Equations, Arithmetic Progressions, Triangles, Coordinate Geometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Some Applications of Trigonometry, Circles, Constructions, Areas Related to Circles, Surface Areas and Volumes, Statistics, Probability, Direction Sense Test, Mathematical operations, Number Ranking & Time Sequence Test, Coding-Decoding, Distance, Speed, Time and General Reasoning Based on Prescribed Syllabus.
Section –II (Science) : 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.
Class 11:-
Section –I (Mathematics) : Sets, Relations and Functions, Mathematical Induction, Logarithms, Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations, Linear Inequations, Differentiation, Sequences and Series (A.P. & G.P. Misc.), Trigonometry, Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates, Straight Lines and Family of Straight Lines, Circles, Conic Section, Trigonometry, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Statistics, Mathematical Logic, Limits, Probability, Introduction to 3-D Geometry, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
or
Section –I (Biology) : Diversity in the Living World, Structural Organisation in Plants and Animals,
Cell : Structure and Functions, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology.
Section –II (Physics & Chemistry) : 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.
Class 12:-
Section –I (Mathematics) : Sets, Relations and Functions, Mathematical Induction, Logarithms, Complex Numbers, Linear Inequations, Quadratic Equations, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates, Straight Lines and Family of Straight Lines, Circles, Conic Section, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Exponential and Logarithmic Series, Mathematical Logic, Statistics & Probability, Three Dimensional Geometry, Vectors, Stocks, Shares and Debentures, Average and Partition Values, Index Numbers, Matrices and Determinants, Limits, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning.
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Section –I (Biology) : Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology in Human Welfare, Biotechnology, Ecology.
Section –II (Physics & Chemistry) : Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, AC, E.M. Waves, Optics, Modern Physics, Solids & Semiconductor Devices, 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.
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