NSO Results- The National Science Olympiad (NSO) organised by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) registers massive participation each year. A huge number of school students from around the country participate in the Olympiad in order to assess their academic growth. NSO offers the participating students an opportunity to compare themselves with other students and assess their own strengths and weaknesses. Class 1 to 12 students take part in this scientific-reasoning and logical-ability based exam every year. The top-performing students in the NSO results are also rewarded with cash prizes and medals.
For the year 2018-19, the Level 1 exam of NSO took place in November and the Level 2 exam took place in the first week of February. Many students struggle to find the right information when it comes to checking NSO results and other such details. This article has been written with the sole purpose of helping the NSO participants get clear information about the NSO results including key dates, important links, and cut off marks. Information about where and how to check the results can also be found in this article.
Students must be aware of the fact that NSO takes place in two levels – Level 1 and Level 2 exam. The Level 1 exam is open to students of class 1 to 12 without any requirement for minimum marks. Those performing well in Level 1 then qualify for the Level 2 exam. The table below discusses the key dates concerning the NSO exam and NSO results.
|Sr. No.||Event||Key dates*|
|1.||Deadline for applying||A minimum of 30 days ahead of the exam|
|2.||NSO exam (Level 1)||November|
|3.||NSO result (Level 1)||December|
|4.||NSO exam (Level 2)||February|
|5.||NSO result (Level 2)||March|
*The dates may change on the discretion of the SOF.
The specific dates for NSO 2018-19 can be found in the table below.
|Sr. No.||Event||Key dates|
|1.||Application deadline||1 October 2018|
|2.||NSO exam (Level 1)||1, 15, 27 November 2018|
|3.||NSO result (Level 1)||December (Declared)|
|4.||NSO exam (Level 2)||9, 10 February 2019|
|5.||NSO result (Level 2)||First week of March 2019*|
*The dates may change on the discretion of the SOF.
The NSO results for Level 1 and 2, as discussed above, are declared in December and March, respectively. Declared within 8 weeks of the exam, the NSO results are sent directly to the schools registered with the SOF. In case, a school is not registered with the SOF, it can request the SOF for providing the results. Moreover, the results are uploaded on the website of SOF where anyone can easily access them. Thus, a participant can either contact his/her respective school or visit the website of SOF to get the NSO results.
To check the NSO results through the SOF website, one can follow the below steps:
It must be kept in mind that SOF doesn’t authorize any third party to share the NSO results. So, participants should be careful of any non-authorized parties claiming to provide authentic results.
The NSO results of Level 1 exam also offer the participants a detailed analysis of their performance in the form a Student Performance Report (SPR). An SPR helps students and their parents/guardians assess their strengths and weaknesses. It has six sections that talk in detail about the various aspects of the participant’s performance.
The students participating in the Level 1 exam need to score a minimum cut off marks in order to qualify for the Level 2 exam. The SOF NSO cut off marks are declared class wise. In situations where two students score the same marks, the weightage will be given to different sections in the following manner:
Weightage for Class 1 to 10
Weightage for Class 11 and 12
In terms of the cut-off marks to qualify for the Level 2 exam, the tables below provide all the relevant details:
|Class||Total marks||Achievers section – M3||Science – M2||Logical reasoning – M1|
|Class||Total marks||Achievers section – M3||Physics – M1||Chemistry – M2||Science (Math/Bio) – M4|
The cut-off marks discussed in the tables above are for qualifying for the Level 2 exam. However, it must be noted that Class 1 and 2 students are judged on the basis of the Level 1 exam only and thus do not participate in Level 2. The cut off marks are used for determining class wise top 5% students for the Level 2 exam.
In addition to these top 5% students, the following also qualify for the Level 2 exam:
In case you want to know more about NSO, including key dates, eligibility, awards offered and application process etc., check out the article ‘NSO – All about the National Science Olympiad’.
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