NCO Exam Date 2022-23

Know about NCO Exam on Vedantu

The National Cyber Olympiad is a national level exam conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation. The main motive of this exam is to test the knowledge of IT and computers and nurture the little scientists in the students. This test analyses their analytical and logical thinking, computer and IT skills and their mental ability.

The students can apply for this exam through their respective schools if their school is registered with SOF. In case their school is not registered, they can ask their school to register by sending a mail.

Exam Dates - NCO

Last year, i.e, 2021 the exam was cancelled because of the pandemic - the massive spread of covid-19. This year, the exam is scheduled for two dates - 1st & 2nd January 2022 and 29th & 30th January 2022. But the exam will only happen if it is safe to take the exam. Depending on the situation, the exam may be postponed or cancelled.

 
What is the National Cyber Olympiad?

The National Cyber Olympiad is a competitive exam conducted every year by the Science Olympiad Foundation. This competitive exam is held across the nation and aims to teach young students of school age about Computers and IT.

What is the National Cyber Olympiad Eligibility Criteria?

The National Cyber Olympiad is organised every year by the Science Olympiad Foundation. As such, it is the Science Olympiad Foundation that decides the eligibility criteria. Here are some of the basic criteria that are outlined by the Science Olympiad Foundation:

  • You can take part in the national Cyber Olympiad if you are studying in any class from Class 1 to Class 10.

  • Your school should ideally be registered with the Science Olympiad Foundation. If your school is not registered, they can still take part by sending the SOF an email.

  • Computers and IT are compulsory subjects for the National Cyber Olympiad

  • You can only participate if you fill out the registration form that is sent to your school. The school must send back the filled registration form. No individual applications are allowed.

  • Only recognised boards like ICSE, CBSE and the different state boards are allowed to participate.

  • The exam is only available in English, so you must be comfortable enough with the English language to take the exam.

National Cyber Olympiad Exam Structure

The National Cyber Olympiad is divided into 3 sections. Each section tests a different aspect of the syllabus. The breakdown of the sections for different classes are as follows:

For Classes 1- 4, the exam is slightly smaller. The first section of the exam is the Logical Reasoning part of the exam, which asks common sense and logic-based questions to the students. This section carries a total of 5 questions worth 1 mark each, so 5 marks in total. The second section is the Computers and IT section, which tests the student’s knowledge of the Computers and IT syllabus. This section has 25 questions worth 1 mark each, so 25 marks total. The last section is the Achievers section, which contains 5 questions worth 2 marks each for a total of 10 marks. The table below explains exactly how the exam is broken into sections.

Section

No. of Questions

Marks Per Question

Total Marks

1

5

1

5

2

25

1

25

3

5

2

10

Total

35


40


For Classes 5 - 10, the exam structure is similar but the exam itself is longer. The first section has 10 questions worth 1 mark each, bringing the total to 10 marks. The second section has 35 questions worth 1 mark, for a total of 35 marks. And the third section has 5 questions worth 3 marks each, for a total of 15 marks. This brings the overall total marks of the exam to 60 marks.

Section

No. of Questions

Marks Per Question

Total Marks

1

10

1

10

2

35

1

35

3

5

3

15

Total

50


60

FAQs on NCO Exam Date 2022-23

1. When Will the Results of the National Cyber Olympiad be Declared?

Ans: The results of the National Cyber Olympiad conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation will be declared within the 6-8 weeks of the exam. The tentative results announcement date has been set for some time in February 2022, however, it is possible that the result may be delayed. Typically the Science Olympiad Foundation announces the results in 6-8 weeks at most.

2. How do I Check My NCO Results?

Ans: The National Cyber Olympiad results are expected to be announced sometime in February or March 2022. The Steps to check the Science Olympiad Foundation’s National Cyber Olympiad result are as follows:

Step 1 - Visit the official website of the Science Olympiad Foundation.

Step 2 - On the homepage of SOF, select the olympiad NCO.

Step 3 - Enter your Roll No. using the format: school code - class - section - roll number.

Step 4 - Enter the captcha.

Step 5 - Your NCO result will be displayed on the screen.

3. How do I Prepare for NCO?

Ans: To prepare for the National Cyber Olympiad, follow your textbook from CBSE, ICSE or state boards. Questions asked in the exam will be general questions. There will be three sections of the paper. Section I of the exam is called Reasoning and the questions will be asked on general verbal and non-verbal reasoning. Section II is called Computer & IT and the section includes questions from the fields of computer science and the latest developments in the field of IT. Section III of the question paper is called Achievers and the questions will be general knowledge questions that will include high order thinking skills.

4. How should I practise for NCO?

Ans: The best way to practise for any competitive exam is to download past papers and sample papers and solve them. Vedantu has all of the sample papers for the NCO available for free. Make sure you have thoroughly studied your textbook and keep double-checking the syllabus to make sure you haven’t forgotten to study anything. Create a study schedule for yourself at least a few weeks before the exam so that you aren’t rushing to learn everything at the last minute. This will help to keep you calm and relaxed on the day of the exam since you know you have studied well in advance. When you are solving the past papers, don’t forget to time yourself according to the exam parameters!

5. What is NCO?

Ans: The National Cyber Olympiad, shortened to NCO, is a national competitive exam conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation. This exam is meant to teach students how to use computers based on their age. It is available for all students from Class 1 to Class 10, and the syllabus gets progressively tougher as the class gets higher. So, Class 1 students have a relatively simple curriculum where they learn how to switch a computer on and off, how to use the keyboard and mouse, the basic parts of a computer, etc. Meanwhile, Class 10 students have a more difficult curriculum such as Fundamentals of Computer, Operating System, MS-Word, Networking, MS-PowerPoint, MS-Excel, HTML, Internet, Database Management System(Functions, Types, MS-Access), Using Windows 7, Scratch, Python (2.7.0), Latest Developments in the field of IT.

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