NSO 2020 Result & Cut Off

NSO Result 2019 - 20

The National Science Olympiad (NSO) exam is conducted with the aim to identify and encourage the scientific talent of school students across India and abroad as well. 

After the successful conduction of NSO exams, the processing of the NSO result takes about 4-6 weeks time. The NSO result is declared 4-6 weeks after the second date of exam. The results are sent to the concerned schools and are also made available on the official website of SOF - sofworld.

NSO 2020 Exam Result

NSO Olympiad results 2020 level 1 are announced online at the official portal at sofworld. A large number of school students participate in the exam across India. Before the announcement of the NSO results 2020 level 1, SOF will publish NSO 2020 cut off marks. If a student qualifies the level 1 exam then they are considered eligible to participate in the level 2 examination. Roll number and olympiad names are required to check results online in which students can see secured marks and the rank. Students from class 3 to 12 will appear in the NSO level 2 test.

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

SOF NSO Result 2020 - 21

Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) will declare the result of NSO 2020-21 Level 1 online on the official sites.Students can check their SOF NSO Level 1 result 2020 by entering their roll number in a specific format. SOF NSO 2020-21 result contains marks scored and rank obtained by students. Qualified candidates will be eligible for level 2 exam. A direct link to check the NSO level 1 results will be updated on the official sites. Read the article for complete details on the result of NSO 2020-21.

Steps to Check the NSO 2020 Results

Along with the results, SOF will send a Student Performance Report (SPR) to every student who appears for any SOF- Olympiad. The SPR gives a detailed analysis of the performance of the student in level 1 and level 2 exam. This is to make students realize their strengths, weaknesses, and areas of improvement when compared to the students who appeared for the examination.

Here Are the Steps to Download SOF NSO Results

Step 1: Go to the official website of SOF

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

Step 3: Select NSO level 1 results in the dropbox and enter registration number

Step 4: Enter the captcha code as mentioned and click on submit

Step 5: The SOF NSO results will be declared on the screen after

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

Details on SOF NSO Level 1 Result

SOF NSO Level 1 result 2020 will consist of the following details mentioned in it.

  • Name of Student

  • Class of Student

  • Section

  • Name of School

  • Roll number

  • Secured Marks

  • International Rank

  • Zone/ State Rank

  • International award won

  • School award won

  • Zonal award won

NSO Result 2020 - Tie-Breaking Criteria

In the NSO result 2020, 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.

Priority Level for Class 1st to 10th

Priority level



Achievers Section



Priority Level for Class 11th and 12th

Priority level



Achievers Section







NSO Cutoff 2020

The cutoff of NSO will be released class wise along with the NSO result. NSO cut off scores are the minimum marks a candidate needs to score in order to qualify for the NSO level 2. Students can refer to the given cutoff and check their chances of being selected for the next level of NSO exam.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is the NSO Answer Key?

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

2. How to Prepare for NSO Exams?

  • If you are appearing for NSO, 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 NSO Cut off?

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

  • Total number of applications received.

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

  • The difficulty level of question paper.

  • Total number of seats available.

4. How is the NSO Exam Paper Pattern?

Students must go through the entire NSO exam pattern.They must divide enough time for each section for effective studying. For classes 1 to 4, a total of 35 questions are asked and the time duration is one hour. While for classes 5 to 12, a total of 50 questions are asked and the total time duration remains the same, that is one hour. These questions are divided into three sections Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Science, and High order thinking questions

The medium of the NSO exam is English. NSO is conducted during school hours only.

According to the NSO exam pattern 2020 level 1, the question paper consists of three sections.