SOF is an Educational Organization popularizing academic competition and assisting development of competitive spirit among school children.
SOF was established by leading academicians, scientists and media personalities with the aim of promoting Science, Mathematics, Computer Education, English, Social Studies, General Knowledge and professional courses. Science Olympiad Foundation has been striving for close to 25 years to promote scientific attitude and temperament through innovative activities and use of IT in learning process that involve school students across the globe.
In the present times when the world is totally pivoted on science and IT, it is pertinent to think and plan about the future - a future in which the children of the present shall be the leaders of tomorrow. Regular qualitative and quantitative assessment needs to be done at the national/international level in order to build up the scientific, commercial and IT talent pool. It is in this sphere that the role of SOF has been much appreciated over these last many years, so much so that The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, through The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, and many highly reputed organizations like The British Council, Star Sports, Techfest IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, National University of Singapore & TCS, etc have volunteered to partner and support SOF's various programmes.
SOF's integrity and commitment towards the fulfilment of its objectives have been lauded by the team of thousands of schooling institutions spread across the globe and millions of students who have directly benefited from its educative, informative and evaluative programs. For the future, SOF has several more innovative programs lined up, which promise to bring about a sea change in the approach to education and preparation for competitive programs.
All activities of the Foundation invariably aim at making learning an interesting and interactive process in which the learner is actually able to put his / her skills, memory, talent and knowledge to test.
For this, the Foundation conducts workshops, seminars and science/IT, humanities competitions for students of different classes and age groups.
The foundation conducts the following Olympiads:
The key to having a large, exclusive scientific and IT talent pool for the future is seeking out, identifying young geniuses and providing them with a unique competitive platform where they can prove themselves.
To further this cause SOF endeavors to:
Registration of Students: The SOF NCO is open to the students of classes one to ten. Prospectus containing the Registration forms are sent to all schools registered with SOF. Schools not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at email@example.com / Phone call. Schools must return the registration forms to SOF, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.
Roll Numbers: The school's coordinating teacher should fill the School Registration Form (SRF) and Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) as per the guidelines given & should send to the SOF's office before the due date of submission of forms. SOF will register the applicant school and the students as per the Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) received from the School, SOF will generate roll numbers for all students.
Foundation will register the applicant school and the students and dispatch question papers and guidelines for conducting the examination. Principals / teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a center for SOF NCO. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination centre. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered for SOF NCO from each school for feasibility reasons.
The SOF NCO is conducted on two dates. Each school may select a date for conducting the SOF NCO as per its convenience. Each date of exam has a separate question paper. Change of date for conducting SOF NCO is not permitted.
Students should register through their respective schools only. Individual registrations by students are not accepted.
Registration Fee: Schools in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan & Nepal pay to SOF a registration fee of Rs 125* (including GST) per student / Olympiad towards cost of examination. Schools may charge an additional Rs 25** per student towards honorarium of incharge, remuneration to teachers to teach and guide, and for other expenses. No fee is payable for students suﬀering from any major physical disability, or an Indian student whose parent was martyred during defence operations.
*US$9 for other countries.
**US$1 for other countries.
The SOF National Cyber Olympiad paper :
The test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours.
(i) The paper is an objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 35 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for classes 1 to 4 and 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for classes 5 to class 10.
(ii) The question paper consists of three sections:
Section-1: Logical Reasoning
Section-2: Computers and Information Technology
Section-3: Achievers Section
(iii) There are separate question papers for each date of exam.
(iv) The medium of the test is English.
(v) CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabi are followed for setting the test papers.
(vi) The exam is conducted during school hours.
Clarifications: Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from SOF through phone-call - 0124-4951200 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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24th November 2022