NCO 2020 Registration

NCO Exam Application Form

The NCO exam application form is available to the aspiring students through their school itself. All the relevant SOF NCO exam details are sent to the schools all over the country including other participating Asian countries. Information along with prospectus, application forms, and brochures are sent before the 1st round and then as the date and venue of the 2nd level is decided, the details are sent to the registered schools again.

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NCO 2020 Application Process

Students can apply for NCO Olympiad registration for the academic year 2020-2021in offline mode. Students can collect the NCO exam application form 2020 from the Principal, Vice Principal or coordinator in-charge. After duly filling the completed SOF NCO application form 2020, applicants have to submit the same with the fees of Rs. 125 to respective school authorities. Remember that applicants aspiring for the National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 2020 can only apply only through their respective schools. No individual applicants will be accepted by the organizing authority.

Moreover, students can learn about the necessary details from their school coordinators or through the SOF Foundation's official website.

NCO 2020 Olympiad Registration Fee

The mode of application for NCO 2020 registration is offline. Students are required to pay an application fee for NCO Olympiad registration.





SC, ST, OBC , General


Male, Female, Transgender, Others

INR 125 + INR 25

Note: There is no reserved category in the NCO exam.

NCO Exam 2020-2021 Eligibility Criteria

Science Olympiad Foundation establishes the eligibility of SOF NCO 2020 Exam. SOF NCO exam 2020 eligibility should be satisfied by each student to avert off any disqualification. You can check below for the eligibility criteria of NCO exam 2020:

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a school recognized by the SOF

  •  Only Classes 1 to 12 students are eligible for the SOF conducted National Cyber Olympiad.

  • Applicants must have filled the complete registration form and submitted it to the school authorities along with the fees prior to the last date i.e. 30 days before the NCO exam date.

  • For the international level competition of NCO exam, students of classes 2 to 12 are eligible to appear for the 1st level NCO.

  • Students who qualify for the 2nd level of NCO exam are the top 5% of student’s class wise who enroll for the 1st level exam.

  • State wise top 10 rank holders class wise and class toppers from each participating school where a minimum 10 students from a class sit for the exam & obtain 75% qualifying marks.

NCO 2020 Best Preparation

Taking Mock tests, sample papers and solving previous year question papers is very crucial as it enables you to resolve a lot of things about the NCO exam 2020 like the exam pattern, syllabus, type and standard of questions etc. This practice also makes you acquainted with the SOF NCO exam and you get self-assured on the day of the exam. You can find mock tests for the NCO entrance exam on the Foundation’s official website.

NCO 2020 Admit Card

The admit card for the NCO 2020 exam is provided by the school authorities one or two weeks before the entrance exam in the school. It is compulsory for the applicants to carry their admit card while appearing for the exam as without it they will not be allowed to appear for the exam. Note that after the entrance; admit card must be kept safely as it bears your enrolment number and other relevant details which you will need at the time to check your results.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What If I Don’t Remember the Schedule or Forget About the NCO Exam Dates?

It is probably not going to happen that you will miss your NCO exam. You will time and again receive a reminder mail for all the papers hosted by SOF on your email id mentioned in your NCO application form. All the schedules will also be provided to all the applicants in the welcome mail.

2. My Daughter Has Already Appeared for the NCO in the Previous Classes. Can She Appear Again?

Absolutely Yes! In fact you must re-appear for the Olympiad entrance. It will help you improve your weak areas, enhance your analytical skills and automatically improve your scores and ranking for the forthcoming NCO exam 2020-2021. Also, preparing for the competitive exams not only makes your exam ready but also helps you reign supremacy in your class syllabus as the NCO entirely covers topics from the class subjects.

3. My School Has Not Registered for the NCO Olympiad 2020, but I Am Quite Keen to Appear for the Exam. How Can I Apply?

If your school is not willing to register, then, unfortunately you will not be eligible to apply for the SOF NCO exam. The foundation does not permit any individual participation.

4. My School Has Already Submitted the NCO Registration Forms. I Am Left Out and Want to Apply for the National Cyber Olympiad. What Shall I Do?

You do not have to panic. Just ask the concerned school authority to send your name along with the application fee to the Science Olympiad Foundation (organizing body). The foundation will accept your NCO application form if it reaches them before the closing date of registration (generally 30 days before the exam date). This year due to pandemic the SOF has decided to cancel the NCO exam currently.