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National Cyber Olympiad (NCO)


nco National Cyber Olympiad (NCO)

During 2012-13, the first Round of NCO exam will be held on 20th September, 2012 and 27th September 2012 at participating schools. Schools may choose any one date for conducting the NCO exam.

State level awards function schedule 2011-12:

  • Punjab & Chandigarh – 15th April
  • Delhi/NCR – 22nd April
  • UP/Uttarkhand – 29th April
  • Rajasthan – 6th May
  • Jharkhand – 20th May
  • Kerala – 27th May
  • Karnataka – 3rd June
  • Tamilnadu / Puducherry – 10th June
  • Andhra Pradesh – 17th June
  • Gujarat/Daman – 24th June
  • Madhaya Pradesh – 1st Julyx
  • Maharastra/ Goa – 8th July
  • Bihar – 15th July
  • West Bengal – 22nd July
  • Chhattishgarh – 29th July
  • Orissa – 5th August
  • Jammu & Kashmir – 5th August

Students of classes 2nd to 12th are eligible to appear for the NCO. There is no other eligibility criteria like minimum marks. The top 500 All-India ranked students of the first round from each class are eligible to appear in the 2nd level online / offline exam.

Participants of NCO are ranked on the basis of marks obtained. Hence, after taking the first level of the test, students can judge themselves academically at four different levels – within the school, at city and state level, and above all at All-India level. Finally students are suitably awarded based on their national ranking. Prizes include medals, books and magazines, cash prizes, computers, laptops, etc.. The prizes for the first 3 toppers of each class are awarded at a grand prize distribution ceremony presided over by an eminent personality.

How to Participate ?

Level 1 : The first level of the test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during the school hours.

(i) The level 1 competition is a written objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 2 to class 12.
(ii) The question paper consists of :
(A) Mental Ability, (B) Logical and Analytical Reasoning, (C) Computer and Information Technology
(iii) There are separate question papers for each class.
(iv) The medium of the test is English.
(v) CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabus is followed for setting the test papers. 
(vi) The exam is conducted during school hours, preferably between 10.00 a.m. and 11a.m.

Level 2 : Online Examination at Reliance webstores Top 500 Students of level 1 qualify for the level 2 from each class. For the level 2, admit card containing all information regarding exam centre, date, timing, etc. is issued to the qualified students through their respective schools.

Registration of Students : The event is open to the students of classes 2 to 12 and registrations are received from the schools in the prescribed pro-forma. Registration sheet for the school / students and the information booklet are posted to the schools all over India.

Minimum of 50 students need to be registered from each school for feasibility reasons. Students should be registered through the schools only. Individual registration by the student is not encouraged.

Fees : A nominal participation fee is charged from each student. Part of it is retained by the school for its expenses as exam centre. Details about the fee / mode of payment etc. are given in the School Registration Forms sent to schools.

NCO Sample Papers

Sample Papers are sent to all the registered schools.


The syllabus of the NCO is the Computers and Mathematics syllabus as is prescribed by the CBSE, ICSE or various state boards.

Section – I (Mental ability) : Number system, Introduction to irrational numbers, Algebra, Factorization of polynomials, Ratio and proportion, Linear equations in two variables, Percentage, Profit and loss, Discount, Compound interest, Cost of living index, Sales tax, Banking, Lines and angles, Congruence, Inequalities in a triangle, Concurrent lines in a triangle, Parallelograms, Areas, Construction, Trigonometric ratios, Plane figures, Solids, Polynomials, Quadratic equations.

Section – II (Logical and analytical reasoning) : Problems based on figures, Find odd numeral out, Series completion, Coding-decoding, Mathematical reasoning, Analytical reasoning, Mirror images, Embedded figures, Direction sense test, Cubes and dice.

Section – III (Computer and IT) : Computer system – An overview, Computer software, Communication technology, MS windows ,MS word, MS excel, MS power point.

Section – I (Mental ability) : Linear equations in two variables, Polynomials, Rational expressions, Quadratic equations, Arithmetic progressions (A.P), Installments, Income tax, Similar triangles, Circles, Constructions, Mean, Probability, Pictorial representation of data, Coordinate geometry, Sets, Relations and functions logarithms, Geometrical progressions.

Section – II (logical and analytical reasoning) : Problems based on figures, Find odd numeral out, Series completion, Coding-decoding, Mathematical reasoning, Analytical reasoning, Mirror images, Embedded figures, Direction sense test, Cubes and dice.

Section – III (Computer and IT) : IT basics, Internet, Service available on internet, IT tools, MS access, Hyper text markup language, Html fundamentals, IT applications, Database, Website designing.

Section – I (Mental ability) : Sets, Relations and functions, Mathematical induction, Logarithms, Complex numbers, Linear inequation, Quadratic equation, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Cartesian system of rectangular coordinates, Straight line and family of straight lines, Circles, Conic section, Permutations and combinations, Binomial theorem, Exponential and logarithmic series, Mathematical logic, Statistics, Introduction to three dimensional geometry, Vectors, Stocks, Shares and debentures, Average and partition values, Index numbers, Matrices and determinants, Limits, Differential calculus.

Section – II (Logical and analytical reasoning) : Verbal and nonverbal reasoning.

Section – III (Computers and IT) : Computer fundamentals, Programming methodology, Introduction to programming in C++, Computer system organization.

NCO Results

Results of both the levels of NCO are declared within 7-8 weeks of the examination. The results are sent to the schools concerned. The results are also made available on www.sofworld.org



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