National Science Olympiad 2021- 2022 Registration (Open)


About NSO 2022 Exam

National Science Olympiad or NSO is a highly competitive exam organised by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). The Olympiad exam is conducted each year for students of Classes 1 – 12.

National Science Olympiad (NSO) aims to improve scientific reasoning and logical ability among the students. The Olympiad attempts to analyse the mastery and proficiency of the students by testing their basic knowledge through questions related to Science at both national and international standards. The National Science Olympiad provides as authentic platform to students to assess their academic growth by furnishing them the opportunity of competing with students from all over the country.

School Connect Online is one of the best Olympiads in India which provides genuine support to students of Class 1-12 schools in India and Abroad. Prepare for NSO with School Connect Online.

School Connect Online is India’s unique and leading Adaptive Learning Management System, supported and incubated by CIIE- IIM Ahmedabad.

  • National Science Olympiad 2022 Registration Open

Students are required to fill the NSO Application Form 2022 available on the official website.

  • Steps to fill the application form are as follows:
  • Visit the official website of NSO i.e.
  • Then go to the home page of the official website and click on the application form link and open it to fill it.
  • Remember to fill the application form carefully without any errors.
  • Verify and double check the important details that you have filled amd make sure they are correct.
  • Finally click on the submit button.
  • Take a print out of the application form and keep it for personal use.

    NSO Eligibilty Criteria

All students from Classes 1-12 are eligible for the National Science Olympiad.

NSO is conducted at Levels 1 and 2. The exam is conducted at two levels. Level 1 is conducted for all students in classes 1 to 12.

The participants of NSO are ranked on the basis of marks obtained in first level. After attending the first level of the test, students can evaluate themselves at four different levels- within the school, at city level, at state level and above all at International level on an academic basis. Students who qualify for the 2nd level exam include:

(a) Top 5% of students class wise, who appear for the 1st level exam,

(b) State wise top 25 rank holders class wise, and

(c) Class topper from each participating school where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 50% qualifying marks.

Students from classes 1 and 2 are not expected to appear for the 2nd level exam. They are ranked based on their performance in the first level exam. NSO is a single level exam for Class 1&2.  Students can register for the same through their respective schools. Over lakhs of students register for NSO each year.

Only the registered schools can apply for National Science Olympiad. Schools have to allot a convenient date for the exam and register for it 30 days prior to the date of the exam.

Students also can register for the SOF NSO exam from their concerned schools. Every school need at least 10 registrations to conduct the NSO. Students are not eligible to register for the exam individually.

School Connect Online with its best and meticulously designed learning platform, works on a mission to build a strong foundation for students aspiring to crack NSO by providing well-planned and structured study materials that comprise of reading along with notes and best available free videos, unlimited opportunity to best practice questions, mock tests with final performance assessment.

  • NSO Application Fee:

There are numerous schools across India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal that register for SFO every year. Each student has to pay the SOF registration fee that amounts to Rs 125 (inclusive of all taxes). However, schools may charge an additional of Rs 25 per student towards honorarium of in charge, remuneration to teachers to guide and teach and other expenditures.

Therefore, Students can register for SOF NSO 2022 by completing the application form and submitting it along with the registration fee of Rs. 125.

Differently abled applicants and those Indian students whose parent was martyred during defense operations are exempted from registration fee. The registration fee will be US$9 for applicants from foreign countries.

  • NSO Admission Process 2022

The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) releases the prospectus of SOF NSO 2022 to all the registered schools. The prospectus comprises the registration form of the students. The interested students of the participating schools are required to fill the form and submit the completed form along with the application fees to the SOF. It is mandatory for every school to have at least 10 students registered for the exam.

  • NSO Exam Pattern

The NSO examination will be conducted in the respective school itself. Due to the pandemic, the NSO was conducted at the residence of every student last year.

Regarding the timing, it is up to the schools to decide the convenient time for the exam.

The students from Class 1 to 4 have a precise collection of questions categorized into 3 sections:

  • Logical reasoning
  • Science
  • Achiever’s section.

The questions are objective in type and contains a total of 35 questions. The allotted time for this test is 60 minutes. Logical reasoning and basic science carry questions of one mark each. And the Achievers section carriers 2 marks questions each. There will be no negative marking.

The same pattern is repeated for classes 5 to 10 but the number of questions are more. Instead of 35, there are 50 questions, and the questions from  Achiever’s section carries 3 marks each while the questions from  logical reasoning and basic science carry 1 mark each. The students are allotted one hour to complete the multiple-choice questions.

The NSO exam for Classes 11 and 12 consists of three sections – Chem/Phy, Maths/Bio and Achiever’s section. The duration of the test is 1 hour and students are required to attempt 50 questions. While the questions of Chem/Phy, Maths/Bio sections carry 1 mark each, each question in the Achiever’s section carries three marks.

Students preparing for National Science Olympiad can get free access to the best study materials supported by video lessons on each topic, practice questions, mock tests, sample papers and performance analysis.

NSO Sample papers are meticulously designed by expert team of School Connect Online, to provide students an idea of the main exam and to familiarise them with the Olympiad question pattern, syllabus, and marking scheme.

  • NSO Answer Key 2022

NSO releases the NSO answer keys for all three sets on the official website. The NSO answer keys are mostly released a month after the SOF NSO exam is conducted. Students can evaluate their  performance by checking the NSO answer keys 2022 and expect their score range. This score helps them compare with the cut-off in order to check whether the student will qualify for the Level 2 exam or not.

  • NSO Cut Off 2022

Students can compare their calculated score with the NSO cut-off score to check if they will clear the NSO level 1 and get qualified for the level 2 exam.

  • NSO Result 2022

NSO Results are declared within two months of the examination. The results are intimated to the concerned schools. Besides, they are also made available on the official website of NSO. Students can check their scores using their roll numbers. NSO Result 2021 for Stage-1 can be expected to be out in January 2022

Students must go through the syllabus of the NSO Exam to get a clear idea of the exam. The exam  pattern will provide them an insight into the NSO exam 2022..

  • NSO Exam Centres 2022

NSO exam is conducted at the participating schools within school hours only.

Students who participate in this Online Olympiad also obtain a Student Performance Report (SPR) that benefits them to get a detailed performance comparison.


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