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SOF NSO Syllabus 2022-23 for Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

NSO Exam Syllabus 2022 PDF – Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) has shared the NSO Syllabus 2022 for Class 1 to Class 12 through official website: sofworld.org.

SOF NSO 2022 Syllabus contains all the topics, sections, number of questions & marks per question, which students can read to get a clear idea about their SOF Olympiad Exam.

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NSO 2022 Syllabus 

The NSO Syllabus 2022-23 is the same for level 1 & level 2 examination, however it will vary in the difficulty level of the questions. So, separate NSO 2022 answer key is released for each class.

SOF NSO 2022 Syllabus contains around 60% topics from the student’s class, & the remaining 40% from the previous class. However, the achievers section will only have questions from the current class. After NSO results 2022-23, the whole level 2 paper will be based on current class’ topics only.

NSO Syllabus 2022 Class 1

SectionTopics
Logical ReasoningSpatial Understanding, Analogy, Odd one out, Geometric Shapes, Grouping, Patterns, Measuring Units, Ranking Test
Science Living & Non-living things, Plants, Weather & Sky, Good Habits & Safety Rules, Air & Water, Animals, Human beings & their needs
Achievers SectionQuestions from above section’s syllabus

NSO Syllabus 2022 Class 2

SectionTopics
Logical ReasoningPatterns, Measuring Units, Ranking Test, Geometric Shapes, Coding-Decoding, Analogy, Completion, Odd one out, Series, Grouping of figures, Embedded Figures
Science Animals, Water & rocks, Transport & Communication, Housing & clothing, Occupations, Earth & Universe, Plants, Air, Human Body, Food, Family & Festivals, Good Habits & Safety rules
Achievers SectionQuestions from above section’s syllabus

NSO Syllabus 2022 Class 3

SectionTopics
Logical ReasoningPatterns, Mirror Images, Embedded figures, Grouping of figures, figure matrix, Alphabet test, Geometrical shapes, Analogy & Classification, Coding Decoding, Ranking Test, Days, Dates & Possible Combinations
Science Light, Plants & Animals, Birds, Food, Transport & Communication, Human body, Sound & Force, Earth & Universe, Matter & material, Housing & clothing, Our Environment
Achievers SectionQuestions from above section’s syllabus

NSO Syllabus 2022 Class 4

SectionTopics
Logical ReasoningPatterns, Alphabet test, Direction sense test, Coding decoding, Mirror Images, Geometric shapes & solids, Embedded figures, Ranking test, Days & Dates & Possible Combinations, Analogy & Classification
Science Plants, Food & digestion, Work & Energy, Our Environment, Clothing, Animals, Force, Matter & Materials, Earth & Universe
Achievers SectionQuestions from above section’s syllabus

NSO Syllabus 2022 Class 5

SectionTopics
Logical ReasoningMirror Images, Geometric shapes & solids, Embedded figures, Ranking test, Days & Dates & Possible Combinations, Analogy & Classification, Patterns, Alphabet test, Direction sense test, Coding decoding
Science Animals, Matter, Plants, Work & Energy, Earth & Universe, Pollution & Calamities, Human Body & health, Force, Natural Resources
Achievers SectionQuestions from above section’s syllabus

NSO Syllabus 2022 Class 6

SectionTopics
Logical ReasoningVerbal & Non Verbal Reasoning
Science Motion & measurement of distances, Fun with Magnets, Shadows & reflections, Electricity & circuits, Sorting & Separation of Material, Shadows & reflections, Our Environment, Food & its components, Light, The world of living, Food & its components, Changes around us, Fibre to fabric
Achievers SectionQuestions from above section’s syllabus

NSO Syllabus 2022 Class 7

SectionTopics
Logical ReasoningVerbal & Non Verbal Reasoning
Science Light, Electric Current & its Effects, Physical & Chemical Changes, Acids, Bases & Salts, Motion & Time, Weather, Respiration in Organisms,Winds, Storms & Cyclones, Reproduction in Plants, Fibre to Fabric, Heat, Nutrition in Plants & Animals, Natural Resources & their Conservation, Transportation in Plants & Animals, Climate & Adaptations of Animals to Climate, 
Achievers SectionQuestions from above section’s syllabus

NSO Syllabus 2022 Class 8

SectionTopics
Logical ReasoningVerbal & Non Verbal Reasoning
Science Microorganisms, Cell, Chemical Effects of Electric Current, Light, Stars & the Solar System, Coal & Petroleum, Synthetic Fibres & Plastics, Metals & Non-metals, Some Natural Phenomena, Conservation of Plants & Animals, Combustion & Flame, Crop Production & Management,  Force & Pressure, Friction, Sound, Pollution of Air & Water, Reproduction & Endocrine System, 
Achievers SectionQuestions from above section’s syllabus

NSO Syllabus 2022 Class 9

SectionTopics
Logical ReasoningVerbal & Non Verbal Reasoning
Science Motion,Tissues, Gravitation, Cell & The Fundamental Unit of Life, Improvement in Food Resources, Structure of Atom, Matter in Our Surroundings, Why Do We Fall ill, Natural Resources, Sound, Work & Energy, Is Matter Around Us Pure,  Diversity in Living Organisms, Force & Laws of Motion, Atoms & Molecules
Achievers SectionQuestions from above section’s syllabus

NSO Syllabus 2022 Class 10

SectionTopics
Logical ReasoningVerbal & Non Verbal Reasoning
Science Heredity & Evolution, Chemical Reactions & Equations, Light & Reflection & Refraction, Acids, Electricity, Metals & Non-metals, Sources of Energy, Carbon & Its Compounds, Magnetic Effects of Electric Current, Life Processes, Periodic Classification of Elements, Our Environment & Its Management, , Reproduction in Organisms, Control & Coordination Human Eye & Colourful World, Bases & Salts,
Achievers SectionQuestions from above section’s syllabus

NSO Syllabus 2022 Class 11

SectionTopics
Physics & ChemistryPhysical & Inorganic Chemistry: Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure, Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Hydrogen, The s-Block Elements, The p-Block Elements, States of Matter, Thermodynamics, Structure of Atom, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Periodicity in Properties & Classification of elements
Organic Chemistry : General Organic Chemistry, Isomerism, IUPAC Nomenclature, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry, Some Basic Principles & Techniques
Physics: Mechanics, Properties of Matter, Units & Measurements, Heat & Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves
Achievers SectionQuestions from Section 1’s syllabus
Mathematics or BiologyMathematics : Sets, Relations & Functions, Trigonometry, Probability, Introduction to three dimensional Geometry Straight Lines, Conic Sections, Principle of Mathematical Induction, Permutations & Combinations, Logarithms, Linear In-equations, Sequences & Series, Binomial Theorem, Statistics, Mathematical Reasoning, Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations, Limits & Derivatives
Biology : Cells & their structures & sanctions, Human Physiology, Plant Physiology, Diversity in Living world, Structural organization in Plants & Animals, Biomolecules

NSO Syllabus 2022 Class 12

SectionTopics
Physics & ChemistryChemistry: Solid State, Coordination Compounds, Electrochemistry, General Principles & Processes of Isolation of Elements, P-Block Elements (Group 15 to 18), d & f Block Elements, Chemical Kinetics, Amines, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Surface Haloalkanes & Haloarenes, Solutions, Chemistry, Alcohols, Phenols & Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones & Carboxylic Acids, Haloalkanes & Haloarenes, Solutions.
Physics: Electromagnetic Induction, Optics, Modern Physics, Communication Systems, Electrostatics, Electric Current & Circuits, Alternating Current, Wave Optics, Electromagnetic waves, Semiconductors, Ray Optics. 
Achievers SectionQuestions from Section 1’s syllabus
Mathematics or BiologyMathematics: Continuity & Differentiability, Three Dimensional Geometry, Relations & Functions, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Differential Equations, Application of Derivatives, Integrals, Application of Integrals, Vector Algebra, Matrices & Determinants, Probability, Linear Programming.
Biology: Ecology, Genetics, Principles of evolution, Biology in human welfare, Reproduction, Biotechnology, Biomolecules, Diseases in Humans, Diseases in Plants

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National Science Olympiad 2022 Pattern

All the students can check the NSO Exam Pattern below to get an idea of the type of questions & marks distribution of the paper:

SectionNo. Of QuestionsMarks/questionTotal Marks
Logical Reasoning515
Science25125
Achievers Section5210
Grand Total3540
SOF IMO 1st to 4th Exam Pattern
SectionNo. Of QuestionsMarks/questionTotal Marks
Logical Reasoning10110
Science35135
Achievers Section5315
Grand Total5060
SOF IMO 5th to 10th Exam Pattern
SectionNo. Of QuestionsMarks/questionTotal Marks
Physics & Chemistry25125
Achievers Section5315
Mathematics/Biology20120
Grand Total5060
SOF IMO 11th to 12th Exam Pattern
  1. How much time is given to solve each section in NSO Olympiad 2022?

    As per SOF NSO Syllabus 2022-23, a total of 1 hour is given to solve the whole paper, however, there is no separate time limit for each section, but we can say that students must solve each section within 20 minutes to complete the paper on time.

  2. Do Class 11 & 12 students have to attempt all sections?

    Students of Class 11 & 12 have to attempt Physics & Chemistry section mandatorily, however, in the third section, they have the choice to select either mathematics or biology depending on their stream.

  3. What type of questions are asked in SOF NSO Exam?

    According to NSO Exam Pattern, the whole paper will contain objective type MCQ questions, in which, only an option will be correct. 

  4. Is there any negative marking in the NSO Olympiad?

    No, there is no negative marking in NSO Olympiad 2022, in spite of MCQ based questions.

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