Prof Shivananda R Koteshwar
• Conducted by SOF (Science Olympiad Foundation)
• Eligibility: Class I to XII
• Visit the following link for syllabus, model papers
and structure of exam: http://www.sofworld.org
• Additional Information:
• Exams are
– NCO National Cyber Olympiad
– NSO National Science Olympiad
– IMO International Maths Olympiad
– IEO International English Olympiad
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Science Olympiad Foundation
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• During 2012-13, over 24000 schools from
more than 1000 cities registered and millions
of students appeared for the above Olympiads.
• These Olympiads are conducted across 14
countries in Asia
• IEO is only one level but 2nd level exam is
held for Cyber, Science & Mathematics
– In level two, no two students will be given same
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Awards for Level1
• For NCO, NSO & IMO - for International & State toppers in 20 zones
of classes one & two, awards to be provided as per list previously
• For IEO - for International & State toppers in 20 zones of classes one
to twelve, awards to be provided as per the list previously shown
• Participation Certificate to every student.
• Certificate of merit to all 2nd level qualifiers
– Where 10 or more students from one class write an exam - gold, silver
and bronze medals to top 3 rank holders
– Where between 5 to 9 students from a class write an exam - gold medal to
the top rank holder.
• In case of tie of marks, only one student will qualify for a medal.
• Performance Report for each participating School & student.
• For exams with one level only, one rank for one student.
• For exams with two levels, in the first level, one rank may have more
than one student, however, in the 2nd level, one rank will have one
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Awards for Level2
• For NCO, NSO & IMO – for International & state toppers in 20 zones, of
classes three to twelve, awards to be provided as per list previously shown
• Each winner will be entitled to one award for an exam. Thus, the
international top 3 rank holders will be entitled to awards based on their
International ranks. Awards accruing to them for State ranks will be given to
the next rank holder
• Criteria for Qualification:
– Top 5% of candidates classwise who appear for the 1st level exam.
– Due weightage to marks scored in different sections will be given. Each section is
accorded separate weightage.
– Statewise top 10 rank holders classwise.
– Class topper where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 75%
• Criteria for Ranking
– Marks scored in level 2 exam2
– In case of a tie, weightage will be accorded as per following priority
• Marks scored in sections in level two exam accorded more weightage. Marks scored in level 1
exam.Marks scored in sections in level one exam accorded more weightage. Past performance of
student. Interview conducted by SOF.
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Ranking for Single Level Exam
• For IEO and class one & two students
• Marks obtained in the exam.
• In case two or more students score same number of marks, ranks will
be determined on following priority and criteria:
– Marks obtained in different sections of the exam. Each section is
accorded separate weightage.
– Student’s performance in school during the previous year- as mentioned
in the OMR. This may be verified at the discretion of SOF.
– Student not stating past year’s performance may not be considered for
ranking in case of a tie.
– Age of the student - with greater preference being given to the younger
– Telephonic or personal Interview may be conducted.
• No two students will be given same rank. However, in case 2 or more
students score equally on all parameters defined above, the award
may be distributed equally among all winners.
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• Girl Child Scholarship Scheme (GCSS) -
Rs.5000/each scholarship to 300 girls
• Scholarship for Excellence in English (SEE)
- Rs.5000/ each scholarship to 120
• Teachers Training Camp (TTC) - 100
teachers to attend a residential camp on
Education Technologies conducted by
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