NSO 2012, the National Science Olympiad is organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation every year. The objective behind this olympiad is to motivate students to strive for better and deeper understanding of scientific facts and data, and to enhance their reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills.
Who can participate?
All school students from class 1 onwards are invited to participate in this unique contest that tests their understanding, level of knowledge, applications and power of reasoning.
What are the benefits of taking NSO 2012?
Every participant of Level I is awarded a Certificate of Participation. Students get a chance to be assessed at International level and are awarded performance-based Rankings. Students gain confidence to contest at national / international level in a world where from admission to elite courses to selection for choice jobs is becoming more and more competitive. The spirit of competition and sense of recognition inspire students to excel in the chosen field of study and set higher goals. Top three students of the final round from each class and each state are awarded attractive prize. The 6036 winners (class-wise) are also endowed with cash prizes/I-Pads. All participants selected for Level II are awarded Certificates of Merit indicating their performance in the Level II. The comprehensive SQ (Science Quotient) report highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the participant. A comprehensive SSQ (School Science Quotient) report highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the school vis-à-vis national / international performance to enable the schools to improve the quality and level of science education at their end.
What is the syllabus for NSO 2012?
You can find it in the Science Olympiad Foundation Website – Detailed Syllabus for NSO 2012
When is the date of olympiad?
During 2012-13 the first Round of NSO exam will be held on 22nd November, 2012 and 29th November, 2012 at participating schools. Schools may choose any one date for conducting the NSO exam. There will be separate question papers for both dates. The entire school would need to conduct the exam on one chosen date only –as mentioned in the School Registration Form by the school.