SOF National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2020-2021: 20th NCO has been cancelled due to COVID-19. National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2020-2021 is conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). It is a single level exam for students of class 1 to 10. The test is conducted in the concerned schools during the school hours. The exam aims at finding the top talents at international, zonal and school level and reward them. Check more details about SOF National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2020-21 from this page.
Latest: SOF National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2020–2021 has been cancelled.
SOF National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2020-2021
The registrations for NCO are to be sent by schools only. Individual applications are not entertained. The schools need to pay a registration fee per student for the exam. However, the fee is exempted for students suffering from any major physical disability or Indian students whose parents were martyred during defence operations.
Check the schedule of events for SOF National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2020-2021 below.
Exam Pattern for SOF National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2020-2021
The students must be familiar with the pattern of the exam before appearing for the exam. The exam pattern for SOF NCO is available on the website of SOF. There are separate question papers for all the classes, based on CBSE, ICSE/ISC and state board syllabus. The students can check the duration of the exam, type and number of questions, marks for the exam etc from below.
Type of Questions: The questions are of objective type with multiple-choices.
Duration: The test is for a total duration of 60 minutes.
Medium of Test: The questions are asked in English only.
No. of Questions: There are 35 questions for class 1 to 4 and 50 questions for class 5 to 10.
No. of Sections: There are 3 sections in the test names of which are given below.
- Logical Reasoning
- Computers and Information Technology
- Achiever’s Section
Application Form for SOF National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2020-2021
SOF NCO is open for students of class 1 to class 10. However, the students cannot apply on their own. Prospectus along with the registration forms are sent to all the SOF registered schools. The schools have to return the application form, duly filled, to the SOF before the last date of submission. A copy of the students’ roll number, Students’ Registration Sheet (SRS) and School Registration Form (SRF) has to be sent to the office of SOF.
Registration Fee: The schools need to pay the following registration fee per student, to the Foundation.
|Schools in||Registration Fee||Other Charges|
|India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh||Rs 125||Rs 25|
Other charges include honorarium of in-charge, remuneration to teachers and other expenses.
Answer Key for SOF National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2020-2021
SOF National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2020-2021 answer key will be released on the official website i.e. sofworld.org. The answer key releases for all the sets and all the classes. The students do not need any login details to view or download the answer key. The answer key can be downloaded in pdf format from the “answer key and cut-off” section on the website. This answer key can be used by the students to match their responses and calculate their scores.
SOF National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2020-2021 Result
The result of SOF NCO 2020-2021 will be released on the official website of the SOF, sofworld.org as per schedule given above. The students need their roll no to view the result. The result contains the name of the student, parent’s name, class, roll no, total marks scored, international rank, zone rank, school rank, school name and address. The ranking is assigned purely based on students’ marks in the NCO exam. However, if a tie exists in the scores of 2 or more students, it is resolved using a tie-breaker.
The tie cases are resolved by following the tie-breaker given below. The candidates scoring higher marks in the section appearing higher in the following list are assigned a higher ranking.
- Achiever’s Section
- Computer and Information Technology
- Logical and Analytical Reasoning
Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) was founded in the year 1996 by Mahabir Singh. It is a non-profit organization and an educational foundation that conducts 6 olympiad examinations: NCO, NSO, IMO, IGKO, IEO and ICSO. The foundation, along with promoting science, maths, english and general knowledge skills through olympiad examinations, also provides sample papers and books for preparation. SOF is affiliated to CBSE, British Council, Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Techfest.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q Who all are eligible to sit for the SOF NCO?
Ans Students studying in classes 1 to 10 are eligible for the exam.
Q My school does not want to register for SOF NCO, but I am very eager to write the exam. Can I do it on my own?
Ans SOF does not encourage individual participation. Students have to register through their schools only.
Q I have already appeared for SOF NCO while I was in a lower class? Can I appear again?
Ans Surely, you can appear for the exam again and improve your previous ranking.
Q What is the syllabus of NCO?
Ans The syllabus as prescribed by CBSE, ICSE and state boards will be used to prepare the question paper for the exam.
Q Can I take the test in any language other than English?
Ans No, the medium of the test is English only.
Official Website: sofworld.org
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