NCO 2020 Result & Cut Off

Olympiad NCO Results 2020


SOF NCO Results 2020 Level 1 are announced on the official website as per the schedule. Students have to enter their Roll No. to view the results. NCO is conducted only at Level 1, so there is no Level 2 in NCO.

exam for students of class 1 to 10. The test is conducted in the applicants respective schools during the school hours. The winners of SOF NCO 2020-2021 are awarded International, Zonal and Class topper awards. The ranking will be assigned on the basis of students’ marks scored in the NCO exam. However, if a tie exists in the scores of 2 or more students, it will be resolved using a tie-breaker format.

NCO Result 2020 will be sent to the respective schools along with the Student Performance Report (SPR).


NCO 2020 Exam Results


How to Check the NCO Result?

The SOF NCO Results 2020 level 1 can be checked from the official website by following the below steps. 

Step 1: Students have to visit the official website of SOF.

Step 2: Click on the SOF NCO and select "Level 1 Results"

Step 3: A Login Page will appear on the screen, enter the roll number in the specified format. 

Step 4: Also, enter the correct captcha before clicking on the “View Results” button.

Step 5: After clicking on the “View Results” button, the candidates can view 20th NCO Results 2020 – 2021.

Step 6: Take the hard copy of SOF NCO results for future reference.


Details on SOF NCO Result

The following details will be mentioned on the Science Olympiad Foundation SOF NCO Results:

  1. Candidate’s Name

  2. Roll Number of the Candidate

  3. Candidate’s Parents Name

  4. Candidate’s School Name

  5. Address of the school

  6. Qualifying Status for Next Round

  7. International Rank

  8. School Rank

  9. Exam Name

  10. Conducting Authority


Criteria for Ranking

The ranks will be declared on the following criteria:

  • Marks obtained in the exam.

  • If two or more students score the same number of marks, ranks will be determined on the basis of marks scored in sections having higher priority.

  • If there is tie among the students, marks scored by a student in the previous class will be considered .

  • Then also if two or more students score the same marks under both the situations above, they will be awarded the same rank.

  • If there is any confusion, the Academic Council will decide the final ranks. Binding and a telephonic round of question may be conducted to determine ranks.


Section Wise Ranking Priority

In the SOF NCO results 2020 level 1, if two or more students have the same scores, then, in this case, a student who has scored higher marks in the section with higher priority will be awarded the rank. The priority section is given below.

  1. Achievers Section

  2. Computer and Information Technology

  3. Logical and Analytical Reasoning


Student Performance Report (SPR)

The NCO result with the NCO SPR will be provided to the students in their respective schools. It stands for Student Performance Report which is basically a detailed analysis of a student’s performance in the exam. The SPR includes 6 sections from which students may know weak and strong sections so that they can prepare them accordingly for the next exam.

A Section - Personal details, Score and rank secured in City / Zone / School at international level.

B Section - Topic wise analysis.

C Section - The answer key of the Olympiad exam, the answers attempted by the     student and performance comparison of the answers of student vs other students in the Zone and at the international level percentage wise.

D Section -  Percentile score analysis at Class, Zone, City and international level.

E Section - Comparison average marks analysis at City, Zone, School and international level

F Section - Performance in the Olympiad Exams of a student of the current year

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is the NCO Answer Key?

Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF)  releases the answer key of NCO in online mode at official sites. Students can download the NCO answer keys 2020 from the official sites and check their probable scores. Many coaching institutes also release the NCO 2020 answer key for SET A & B right after the commencement of exam. The NCO answer key 2020 comprises correct answers to each question asked in the exam. Students can calculate the expected marks obtained in the SOF NCO exam. 

2. How to Prepare for NCO Exams?

  • If you are appearing for NCO, then prepare for answering questions of varying difficulty levels that test your logical and observational skills. 

  • Solving sample papers will give you a fair idea of the pattern of the questions asked. They are also good for improving the speed to attempt the paper in a limited amount of time.

  • You must thoroughly study course books suggested by your board like ICSE, CBSE or State Board.

3. What are the Factors Determining NCO Cut off?

The NCO cutoff marks vary due to various factors listed below:

  • Total number of applications received.

  • Total number of students who appeared in the NCO examination.

  • The difficulty level of question paper.

  • Total number of seats available.

4. How is the NCO Exam Pattern of Questions?

The NCO pattern of questions are as follows:

For class 1st to 5th the Section 1 contains questions related to Patterns, classifications, analogies etc. Class 6 th onwards, it contains questions related to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section 2 contains questions related to the topics and sub-topics from class in which the student is. 

Section 3 consists of the questions of Higher Order Thinking. The topics are the same as those of Section 2 for each class but the level of the questions gets raised a few notches up. This section should be started only after the previous sections are completed as it tests the students differently.