SOF - National Science Olympiad (NSO) Results for Classes 1-10

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SOF NSO (2023-24) - Level 1 Cut-Off Top-5%

The following cut off marks are applicable for determining qualifiers for the SOF NSO level 2. Weightage is given to sections in the following order:

The below cut off marks are applicable to determine top 5% students class wise qualifying for the second level, to be held on 11th Feb 2024.

SOF NSO (2023-24) - Level 1 Cut-off Top-5%
[M3] [M2] [M1]
3 31 6 22 3
4 30 6 20 4
5 40 9 24 7
6 40 9 21 10
7 39 12 20 7
8 37 6 26 5
9 38 12 23 3
10 40 12 22 6

Criteria For Qualification For Level 2 Olympiad Exams

Students qualify for Level 2 if they fulfil one of the three criteria listed below:

  • Class-wise top 5% of students based on Level 1 exam
  • Top 25 rank holders for each zone/state in each class
  • In each school with at least 10 students from a class, the top ranked student who scores at least 50% marks. In case registration is received section wise, students with highest marks, irrespective of section will qualify for the level 2. For section wise registrations, winner(s) of gold medal may not necessarily qualify for the second level.


NSO  (National Science Olympiad) - Level 2 Pattern

Class Section No. of Questions Marks per Question Total Marks
3 & 4 Science 30 1 30
  Achievers Section 5 2 10
  Grand Total 35   40
5 to 10 Science 45 1 45
  Achievers Section 5 3 15
  Grand Total 50   60
11 & 12 Physics and Chemistry 25 1 25
  Achievers Section 5 3 15
  Mathematics/Biology 20 1 20
  Grand Total 50   60

Criteria For Ranking In Level 2 Olympiad Exams

In case of Level 2 exams, ranks will be accorded on the following criteria:

  • Total Marks scored in Level 2 exam
  • In case two or more students score same number of marks, ranks will be determined on following criteria:

    • Marks scored in sections in Level 2 exam accorded higher priority
    • Total marks scored in Level 1 exam
    • Marks scored in sections, in Level 1 exam, accorded higher priority
  • In case two or more students score same marks under all the categories above, they will be awarded the same rank

Criteria For Ranking In Level 1 In Olympiad Exams

For NCO, ICSO & IGKO and class one & two students appearing in IEO, NSO and / or IMO exams, ranks will be accorded on the following criteria

  • Marks obtained in the exam
  • In case two or more students score same number of marks, ranks will be determined on the basis of marks scored in sections accorded more priority
  • In case of a tie marks scored by a student in previous class may be considered to determine rank
  • In case two or more students score same marks under both the criteria above, they will be awarded the same rank
  • In case of any confusion decision of the Academic Council will be final & binding

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