NCO 2017- Download Application Form, Process, Eligibility, Syllabus, Reward

NCO 2017- Application Process, Eligibility, Syllabus, Rewardराष्ट्रीय साइबर ओलंपियाड (National Cyber Olympiad) 2017 is an acronym for NCO. NCO is organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). NCO is an international search competition that aims to find and nurture the cyber skills among the young students. NCO is a level-based examination held in the month of October every year. Through this exam, the young generation is inspired to enhance their knowledge related to computers and IT. NCO 2017 will focus on student’s Mental Ability, Logical & Analytical Reasoning in computers and IT. In this post, we aim to provide you the complete information on NCO Application Form, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, reward and sample papers.

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NCO 2017 Application Process

The application process of SOF National Cyber Olympiad is entirely dependent on schools. This factor divides the NCO Application Process in two steps:

Step 1 – School Registration: In order to appear for NCO 2017, your school must be registered with Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). Your school will be responsible for all the communication required for the conduction of NCO exam. You can follow this step-by-step procedure to get your school registered with SOF.

  • First, request a prospectus by sending an email at You can also make a phone call to SOF office. The NCO Registration Form comes along with the prospectus.
  • School must return the registration form to SOF, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.

Step II – Register Yourself: Once the school has been registered, students willing to appear in NCO can inform the teacher coordinator. A nominal registration fee will be charged for the registration.

NCO 2017 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for NCO is designed by the SOF. NCO Eligibility Criteria is as follows:

  • Must be a citizen of India.
  • Must be studying in Class 12th or below.

NCO 2017 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

NCO Exam Pattern in detail is given in the table below:

ClassSectionNo. of QuestionsMarks/QuestionTotal Marks
II to IVLogical Reasoning515
Computers & IT25125
Achievers Section5210
Grand Total3540
V to XIILogical Reasoning10110
Computers & IT35135
Achievers Section5315
Grand Total5060

The National Cyber Olympiad is conducted at two levels.

Level 1: The first level of the NCO is conducted at the respective schools of the participants during the school hours.

(i) The Level 1 Exam will contain a total of 35 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for Class II to IV students and 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for Class V to Class XII students.

(ii) The NCO Question Paper will have three sections, Logical Reasoning, Computers & Information Technology and Achievers Section.

(iii) The medium of the exam will be English and there will be separate questions for each class.

(iv) CBSE/ ICSE syllabus will followed to set up the question paper.

Level 2: The second level of the NCO will be conducted for Class III to Class XII students. The students will be selected for second level exam on the following basis:

(i) Top 5% of students on the basis of marks scored will be selected class wise. Each section is accorded different priority.

(ii) Class wise Top 25 rank holders in their zone.

NCO 2017 Syllabus: The syllabus followed by CBSE/ ICSE and other State Boards will be followed while preparing the question paper for the National Cyber Olympiad 2017.

Also See: NCO 2017 Cut off Marks || NCO 2017 Answer Key

NCO Reward

The National Cyber Olympiad is a state level talent search competition. NCO aims to select students to represent India globally in the field of Computers and IT. To motivate the participating students, following rewards are provided:

1stRs. 5,000/- each + Gold Medal + Merit Certificate
2ndRs. 2,500/- each + Silver Medal + Merit Certificate
3rdRs. 1,000/- each + Bronze Medal + Merit Certificate
4th to 10thGifts worth Rs. 1,000/- each + Medal of Excellence + Certificate of Excellence + Merit Certificate
11th to 25thMedal of Excellence + Certificate of Excellence + Merit Certificate

NCO Sample Papers

The sample papers for National Cyber Olympiad are provided by SOF. If you have never appeared for NCO before, NCO Sample Papers will help you prepare your schedule for this exam. Please find the links for sample papers below:

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You can also participate in other Olympiads hosted by Science Foundation.

Other Science Foundation Olympiads
Olympiad NameApply Online
National Science OlympiadCLICK HERE
International Mathematics OlympiadCLICK HERE
International English OlympiadCLICK HERE
International Company Secretaries OlympiadCLICK HERE
International General Knowledge OlympiadCLICK HERE
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