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Science Olympiad Foundation

SOF is an Educational Organization popularizing academic competition and assisting the development of competitive spirit among school children.
SOF was established by leading academicians, scientists, and media personalities with the aim of promoting Science, Mathematics, Computer Education, English, Social Studies, General Knowledge, and professional courses. Science Olympiad Foundation has been striving for close to 25 years to promote scientific attitude and temperament through innovative activities and the use of IT in the learning processes that involve school students across the globe. 
In the present times when the world is totally pivoted on science and IT, it is pertinent to think and plan about the future – a future in which the children of the present shall be the leaders of tomorrow. Regular qualitative and quantitative assessment needs to be done at the national/international level in order to build up the scientific, commercial, and IT talent pool. It is in this sphere that the role of SOF has been much appreciated over these last many years, so much so that The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, through The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, and many highly reputed organizations like The British Council, Star Sports, Techfest IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, National University of Singapore & TCS, etc have volunteered to partner and support SOF’s various programs.

SOF’s integrity and commitment towards the fulfillment of its objectives have been lauded by the team of thousands of schooling institutions spread across the globe and millions of students who have directly benefited from its educative, informative, and evaluative programs. For the future, SOF has several more innovative programs lined up, which promise to bring about a sea change in the approach to education and preparation for competitive programs.


The key to having a large, exclusive scientific and IT talent pool for the future is seeking out, identifying young geniuses and providing them with a unique competitive platform where they can prove themselves. 

To further this cause SOF endeavors to:

  • Identify and nurture future scientists, technologists, IT, and other professional talent at the school level.
  • Encourage students’ participation in national/international competitions/ programs/events
  • Instill a feeling of belonging to national and global students fraternity.
  • Infuse a healthy competitive spirit through reward-based Olympiads/competitive exams.

  • Bring about a transformation in the classroom approach to subjects to make them more interactive, practical & innovative.
  • Disseminate knowledge and information on the latest developments in science and technology and other subjects.
  • Project SOF as a Centre of Excellence that could cater to different schooling institutions in the areas of methodical research, new educational tools, special publications, and expert advice.


All activities of the Foundation invariably aim at making learning an interesting and interactive process in which the learner is actually able to put his / her skills, memory, talent and knowledge to test.
For this, the Foundation conducts workshops, seminars and science/IT, humanities competitions for students of different classes and age groups.

The foundation conducts the following Olympiads: 

  •  SOF National Science Olympiad
  •  SOF International Mathematics Olympiad
  •  SOF International English Olympiad 
  •  SOF International General Knowledge Olympiad
  •  SOF International Social Studies Olympiad

National Science Olympiad

The science tournament, branded as SOF NSO (National Science Olympiad), is a rigorous academic and scholastic aptitude competition. The event encompasses various science disciplines, namely, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Registration of Students: 

The SOF NSO is open to the students of classes 1 to 12. Prospectus containing the Registration forms are sent to all schools registered with SOF. Schools not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at / phone call. Schools must return the registration forms to SOF, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.

Roll Numbers: 

The school’s coordinating teacher should fill the School Registration Form (SRF) and Students’ Registration Sheet (SRS) as per the guidelines given & should send to the SOF’s office before the due date of submission of forms. SOF will register the applicant school and the students. As per the Students’ Registration Sheet (SRS) received from the School, SOF will generate roll numbers for all students.

Foundation will register the applicant school and the students and dispatch question papers and guidelines for conducting the examination. Principals/teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a center for SOF NSO. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination centre. A minimum of 10 students need to be registered from each school for SOF NSO.

The SOF NSO is conducted on 3 dates for Level 1. Each school may select a date for conducting the SOF NSO as per its convenience. Each date of exam has a separate question paper. Change of date for conducting the SOF NSO is not permitted.

Students should register through their respective schools. Individual registrations by students are not accepted.

Registration Fee: 

Schools in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan & Nepal pay to SOF a registration fee of Rs 125* (including GST) per student / Olympiad towards cost of examination. Schools may charge an additional Rs 25** per student towards honorarium of incharge, remuneration to teachers to teach and guide, and for other expenses. No fee is payable for students suffering from any major physical disability, or an Indian student whose parent was martyred during defence operations.

*US$9 for other countries.
**US$1 for other countries.

The SOF National Science Olympiad is conducted at two levels:

Level 1: The first level of the test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours.

(i) The level 1 competition is an objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 35 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 1 to class 4 and 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 5 to class 12.

(ii) The question paper consists of three sections:

For Class 1 to Class 10

Section-1:Logical Reasoning
Section-2: Science
Section-3: Achievers Section

For Class 11 and Class 12

Section-1: Physics/Chemistry
Section-2: Achievers Section
Section-3: Mathematics/Biology

(iii) There are separate question papers for each date of Exam.

(iv) The medium of the test is English.

(v) CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabi are followed for setting the test papers. 

(vi) The exam is conducted during school hours.

Level 2: Level 2 is conducted for students of class 3 to class 12. The qualifiers to the second round would include the following:

  • Top 5% of candidates, class-wise, who appear in the 1st level exam. In case of a tie of marks, due weightage to marks scored in different sections will be given. Each section is accorded separate weightage.
  • Top 25 rank holders class wise & Zone wise.
  • Class topper where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & score 50% qualifying marks. In case registration is received section-wise, the top rank holder, irrespective of the section will qualify for the 2nd level. For section wise registrations, winner(s) of the gold medal may not necessarily qualify for the second level.


At A A Shah, we conduct online and offline study classes for students appearing for NSO exams from class 1st to 12th.

The batches for classes 1st to 8th will start in June 2022 and batches for classes 9th to 12th will start in January 2022.

We conduct an offline once a week batch of 2 hours each at our centers for classes 1st to 6th from June 2022 which will cover the portion in 25 days.

We conduct offline twice a week batch of 2 hours each at our centers for classes 7th & 8th from June 2022 which will cover the portion in 25 days.

Paper Pattern:



  • Questions of level-I Olympiad exams will be 60% from the current class syllabus and 40% from the previous class syllabus, e.g. Class-7 NSO exam will have 60% questions from class-7 syllabus and 40% questions from class 6 syllabus.
  • Questions of level-II Olympiad exams will be from current class syllabus only.
  • Questions in ACHIEVERS SECTION will be from current class syllabus only.

NSO classwise Portion/Syllabus is as follows: 

  1. A) NSO SYLLABUS for class 1:-

Section – 1 : Spatial Understanding, Grouping, Measuring Units, Analogy, Geometrical Shapes, Patterns, Odd One Out, Ranking Test. 

Section – 2 : Living and Non-living things, Plants, Animals,

Human Beings and Their Needs, Good Habits and Safety Rules, Air and Water, Weather and The Sky.

Section – 3 : Higher Order Thinking Questions  – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

  1. B) NSO SYLLABUS for class 2:-

Section – 1 : Patterns, Measuring Units, Odd One Out, Series Completion, Geometrical Shapes, Analogy, Ranking Test, Grouping of Figures, Coding-Decoding, Embedded Figures.

Section – 2 : Plants, Animals, Human Body, Food, Housing and Clothing, Family and Festivals, Good Habits and Safety Rules, Transport and Communication, Air, Water and Rocks, Earth and Universe.

Section – 3 : Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

  1. C) NSO SYLLABUS for class 3:-

Section – 1 : Patterns, Analogy and Classification, Coding-Decoding, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, Alphabet Test, Ranking Test, Grouping of Figures, Figure Matrix, Geometrical Shapes, Days and Dates & Possible Combinations.

Section – 2 : Plants and Animals, Birds, Food, Housing, Clothing and Occupation, Transport, Communication and Safety Rules, Human Body, Earth and Universe, Matter and Materials, Light, Sound and Force, Our Environment.

Section – 3 : Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2

  1. D) NSO SYLLABUS for class 4:-

Section – 1 : Patterns, Alphabet Test, Coding-Decoding, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, Geometrical Shapes and Solids, Ranking Test, Direction Sense Test, Days and Dates & Possible Combinations, Analogy and Classification.

Section – 2 : Plants, Animals, Food and Digestion, Human Needs, Matter and Materials, Force, Work and Energy, Our Environment, Earth and Universe.

Section – 3 : Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

  1. E) NSO SYLLABUS for class 5:-

Section – 1 : Patterns, Analogy and Classification, Coding-Decoding, Geometrical Shapes, Mirror Images, Water Images, Embedded Figures, Direction Sense Test, Ranking Test, Alphabet Test and Logical Sequence of Words, Puzzle Test.

Section – 2 : Animals, Human Body and Health, Plants, Natural Resources and Indian Heritage, Pollution and Calamities, Earth and Universe, Matter and Materials, Force and Energy.

Section – 3 : Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

  1. F) NSO SYLLABUS for class 6:-

Section – 1 : Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section – 2 : Motion and Measurement of Distances, Light, Shadows and Reflections, Electricity and Circuits, Fun with Magnets, Our Environment (Water, Air Around us, Garbage in Garbage out), Sorting and Separation of Materials, Changes Around Us, The World of Living (Characteristics of Living Beings, Parts of Plants, Body Movements in Animals and Adaptation),  Food and its Components, Fibre to Fabric.

Section – 3 : Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2

  1. G) NSO SYLLABUS for class 7:-

Section – 1 : Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section – 2 : Heat, Motion and Time, Electric Current and its Effects, Winds, Storms and Cyclones, Light, Acids, Bases and Salts, Physical and Chemical Changes, Weather, Climate and Adaptations of Animals to Climate, Fibre to Fabric, Nutrition in Plants and Animals, Respiration in Organisms, Transportation in Plants and Animals, Reproduction in Plants, Natural Resources and Their Conservation (Soil, Water: A Precious Resource, Forests our Lifeline, Wastewater Story).

Section – 3 : Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

  1. H) NSO SYLLABUS for class 8:-

Section – 1 : Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section – 2 : 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 and Endocrine System, Force and Pressure, Friction, Sound, Chemical Effects of Electric Current, Some Natural Phenomena, Light, Stars and the Solar System, Pollution of Air and Water.

Section – 3 : Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

  1. I) NSO SYLLABUS for class 9:-

Section – 1 : Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section – 2 : 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 III, Natural Resources, Improvement in Food Resources.

Section – 3 : Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

  1. J) NSO SYLLABUS for class 10:-

Section – 1 : Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section – 2 : Chemical Reactions and Equations, Acids, Bases and Salts, Metals and Non-metals, Carbon and Its Compounds, Periodic Classification of Elements, Life Processes, Control and Coordination, 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.

Section – 3 : Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2

  1. K) NSO SYLLABUS for class 11:-

Section – 1 : Physics : Units and Measurements, Mechanics, Properties of Matter, Heat and 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.

Section – 2: Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 1.

Section – 3: Sets, Relations and Functions, Principle of Mathematical Induction, Logarithms, Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations, Linear Inequations, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Straight Lines, Conic Sections, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Statistics, Mathematical Reasoning, Limits and Derivatives, Probability, Introduction to 3-D Geometry.                          OR

Section – 3: Diversity in the Living World, Structural Organisation in Plants and Animals, Cell: Structure and Functions, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology.

  1. L) NSO SYLLABUS for class 12:-

Section – 1 : Physics : Electricity and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating current, Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Modern Physics, Semiconductor Electronics, 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.

Section – 2 : Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 1.

Section – 3: Relations and Functions, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Matrices and Determinants, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives, Integrals, Application of Integrals, Differential Equations, Vector Algebra, Three Dimensional Geometry, Probability, Linear Programming.               OR

Section – 3: Reproduction, Genetics, and Evolution, Biology in Human Welfare, Biotechnology, Ecology.