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National Cyber Olympiad Syllabus 2022

The SOF NCO syllabus is primarily based on computer techniques and relevant skills. These syllabi are framed to enhance students' knowledge of computer techniques. National Cyber Olympiad is conducted for students from classes I to X. The topics cover basic computer concepts from the 'Elements of a computer to 'Computer Programming' based on the respective class syllabus. Go through the below sections to get a SOF National Cyber Olympiad detailed syllabus.

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NCO Syllabus Highlights

The SOF NCO Olympiad syllabus 2022 is framed with references from India's recognized education boards, i.e., CBSE, ICSE, State Board, etc.

Given below are the highlights of the National Cyber Olympiad conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation.

NCO Syllabus Highlights
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Sections
  • Computer Science
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Achievers Section
Exam Duration 1 Hour
Mode of Examination Written
No. of Questions
  • Class 1-4: 35 Questions
  • Class 5-10: 50 Questions
Marking Scheme (Science and Logical Section) One mark for each correct answer
Marking Scheme (Achiever Section)
  • Class 1-4: 2 marks for each correct answer
  • Class 5-12: 3 marks for each correct answer
Negative Marking No

NCO Syllabus for Classes 1 to 10

The syllabus for NCO is framed to enhance the computer knowledge and programming skills of a student. However, the level of question paper is difficult for higher classes.

The syllabus for NCO is designed as per SOF guidelines for each class.

NCO Syllabus for Classes 1 to 10
NCO Class 1 Syllabus NCO Class 6 Syllabus
NCO Class 2 Syllabus NCO Class 7 Syllabus
NCO Class 3 Syllabus NCO Class 8 Syllabus
NCO Class 4 Syllabus NCO Class 9 Syllabus
NCO Class 5 Syllabus NCO Class 10 Syllabus

NCO Class 1 Syllabus

The SOF National Cyber Olympiad syllabus for class 1 covers the basic insights of computers and elements of the computer.

Logical Sections

The NCO class 1 syllabus for the logical section is listed below.

  • Patterns and Completion of Figure Pattern
  • Measuring Units (Length, Weight, and Time & Money)
  • Geometrical Shapes, Odd One Out, and Spatial Understanding
  • Grouping of Figures, Analogy, and Ranking Test

Cyber Section

The NCO class 1 syllabus for the cyber section is listed below.

  • Introduction to Computers, Parts of Computer, and Uses of Computer
  • Keys and Keyboard
  • Computer Mouse
  • Starting and Shutting down the Computer
  • Introduction to MS-Paint and Latest Developments in the field of IT

Achiever Section: Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

NCO Class 2 Syllabus

The National Cyber Olympiad syllabus for class 2 covers questions from basic Windows 7 topics and computer shortcuts.

Logical Sections

The NCO class 2 syllabus for the logical section is listed below.

  • Patterns, Measuring Units, Odd One Out, and Series Completion
  • Geometrical Shapes, Analogy, and Ranking Test
  • Grouping of Figures, Coding-Decoding, and Embedded Figures

Cyber Section

The NCO class 2 syllabus for the cyber section is listed below.

  • Computer-a Smart Machine, General Information about Computers, Parts of Computer, and Uses of Computer
  • Learning to use Keyboard and Mouse
  • MS-Paint
  • Latest Developments in the field of IT

Achiever Section: Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

NCO Class 3 Syllabus

The SOF National Cyber Olympiad syllabus for class 3 covers Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010 topics.

Logical Sections

The NCO class 3 syllabus for the logical section is listed below.

  • Patterns, Analogy, and Classification
  • Coding-Decoding, Mirror Images, and Embedded Figures
  • Alphabet Test, Ranking Test, and Grouping of Figures
  • Figure Matrix and Geometrical Shapes
  • Days and Dates
  • Possible Combinations

Cyber Section

The NCO class 3 syllabus for the cyber section is listed below.

  • Fundamentals of Computer, General Information about Computers, Storage Devices, Parts of Computer, and Uses of Computer
  • Input and Output Devices, Introduction to Internet, and MS-Paint
  • Introduction to MS-Word
    • Opening, Closing, Saving, and Printing a Word document
    • Components of MS-Word window
    • Editing commands like Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, and Redo
    • Moving in a document using Home and End Keys
  • Latest Developments in the field of IT

Achiever Section: Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

NCO Class 4 Syllabus

The NCO Olympiad syllabus for class 4 covers topics from Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010.

Logical Sections

The NCO class 4 syllabus for the logical section is listed below.

  • Patterns, Alphabet Test, Coding-Decoding, Mirror Images, and Embedded Figures
  • Geometrical Shapes and Solids
  • Ranking Test and Direction Sense Test
  • Days and Dates
  • Possible Combinations, Analogy, and Classification

Cyber Section

The NCO class 4 syllabus for the cyber section is listed below.

  • About Computers (General Information), Evolution of Computers, and Parts of Computer
  • Input and Output Devices, Hardware, and Software
  • MS-Word (Formatting a Word document, Font group, Format Painter, Search using Find & Replace option, Checking Spelling, and Grammar using Thesaurus)
  • Using Windows 7
  • Introduction to the Internet and Its Uses
  • Computer Networks
  • MS-Paint
  • Latest Developments in the field of IT

Achiever Section: Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

NCO Class 5 Syllabus

The SOF NCO class 5 syllabus covers topics from Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010.

Logical Sections

The NCO class 5 syllabus for the logical section is listed below.

  • Patterns, Analogy, and Classification
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Geometrical Shapes, Mirror Images, and Water Images
  • Embedded Figures, Direction Sense Test, Ranking Test, and Alphabet Test
  • Logical Sequence of Words and Puzzle Test

Cyber Section

The NCO class 5 syllabus for the cyber section is listed below.

  • Input and Output Devices, Hardware, Software, Storage Devices, Memory (Primary and Secondary Memory), and MS-Paint
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • MS-Word (Paragraph formatting Using Paragraph group, Drop Cap, Document Views, Inserting Graphics-Pictures & Shapes, Clip Arts, Symbols, SmartArt, Multimedia Objects, Text Box, Inserting Header & Footer in a document, and exploring its features)
  • Introduction to MS-PowerPoint(Component of MS-PowerPoint window and its features, Inserting Graphics-Pictures & Shapes, Clip Arts, Symbols, SmartArt, Multimedia Objects, Text Box, Inserting Header & Footer, exploring its features, Running slide shows, and Presentation Views)
  • Internet
  • Computer Networks Using Windows 7
  • Latest Developments in the field of IT

Achiever Section: Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

NCO Class 6 Syllabus

The SOF NCO exam syllabus for class 6 covers questions from Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010.

Logical Sections

The NCO class 6 syllabus for the logical section is listed below.

  • Verbal
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

Cyber Section

The NCO class 6 syllabus for the cyber section is listed below.

  • History and Generation of Computers and Types of Computers
  • MS-Windows 7
  • MS-Word (Working with Charts and Tables, Using the Page Layout tab, and Arranging multiple windows of a document)
  • MS-PowerPoint(Creating a presentation using Animation, Custom Animation, and Transitions, Creating new slides using Slides pane, Outline pane & Slides from Outline, Working with Handouts & Notes Master, Arranging multiple windows of presentations, and Working with Charts & Tables)
  • Internet & E-mail
  • Introduction to Basic
  • Hardware and Software
  • Input & Output Devices
  • Memory & Storage Devices
  • Latest Developments in the field of IT

Achiever Section: Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

NCO Class 7 Syllabus

The NCO class 7 syllabus covers topics from Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010.

Logical Sections

The NCO class 7 syllabus for the logical section is listed below.

  • Verbal
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

Cyber Section

The NCO class 7 syllabus for the cyber section is listed below.

  • Fundamentals of Computer and Evolution of Computers
  • Memory & Storage Devices
  • MS-Word (Links, Mail Merge, Macros, and Exploring Styles group)
  • MS-PowerPoint (Working with Slides Master & Themes, Advancing slides using Hyperlink & Actions, Customizing, and Broadcasting Slide Shows)
  • MS-Excel (Components of MS-Excel window, Editing & formatting cells in a worksheet, Introduction to Formulas, Sorting & filtering data, Macros, Features of Insert, and Page layout tabs)
  • Programming in QBasic, Internet & Viruses, and Networking
  • Latest Developments in the field of IT

Achiever Section: Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

NCO Class 8 Syllabus

The NCO class 8 syllabus covers advanced topics from Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010.

Logical Sections

The NCO class 8 syllabus for the logical section is listed below.

  • Verbal
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

Cyber Section

The NCO class 8 syllabus for the cyber section is listed below.

  • Fundamentals of Computers, the Internet, and Viruses
  • HTML
    • Html, Head, Title, and Body (Attributes: Background, Bg-color, Text, Link, A link, and Vlink)
    • Font (Attributes: Color, Size, and Face)
    • Center, BR, and HR (Attributes: Size, Width, Align, No shade, and Color)
    • Comment tag(<!-- -->), <H1>..<H6>,<P>,<B>,<I>,<U>,<IMG>
    • Html Elements: A, Ul and Ol (Attributes: Type, Start), Li]
  • Flash CS6
  • MS-Access and Networking
  • MS-Word (Exploring File tab, Language & Translate options, Tracking features -Comments, Reviewing Pane, Tracking Changes, Comparing, Combining & Protecting documents, and Working with References)
  • MS-PowerPoint (Exploring File tab, Slide Show tab, Comparing, Combining, and Protecting presentations)
  • MS-Excel(Exploring File tab, Useful Formulas & Functions - IF, Even, Odd, LCM, GCD, Power, Product, Round, Sqrt, Sum, Min, Max, Average, Count, Upper, Lower And Replace, Cell referencing, and Using Defined Names group)
  • Memory & Storage Devices
  • Basics of Cyber Crimes and Cyber Laws
  • Operating Systems (Introduction, Features, Types-single user, and multi-user)
  • Latest Developments in the field of IT

Achiever Section: Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

NCO Class 9 Syllabus

The NCO class 9 questions cover topics from Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010.

Logical Sections

The NCO class 9 syllabus for the logical section is listed below.

  • Verbal
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

Cyber Section

The NCO class 9 syllabus for the cyber section is listed below.

  • Algorithms and Flowcharts in Programming, Visual Basic, and Animations
  • HTML (Links, Anchors and Table tags)
  • MS-Word, MS-Excel (Formula Auditing, Data Tools, Protecting, Sharing workbooks/worksheets, and Working with cell range)
  • MS-PowerPoint, Hardware, and Software
  • Input & Output Devices
  • Memory & Storage Devices
  • Flash CS6
  • Communication Technology (Networking, Internet, and Multimedia)
  • Operating Systems (Types-Interactive (GUI based), Real-Time & Distributed, and Commonly used OS)
  • Latest Developments in the field of IT

Achiever Section: Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

NCO Class 10 Syllabus

SOF National Cyber Olympiad syllabus for class 10 covers topics from Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010.

Logical Sections

The NCO class 10 syllabus for the logical section is listed below.

  • Verbal
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

Cyber Section

The NCO class 10 syllabus for the cyber section is listed below.

  • Fundamentals of Computer, Operating System, MS-Word, and Networking
  • MS-PowerPoint, MS-Excel, HTML, and Internet
  • Database Management System (Functions, Types, and MS-Access)
  • Latest Developments in the field of IT

Achiever Section: Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

NCO Exam Pattern

NCO exam 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. The question paper consists of three sections logical reasoning, computers & information technology, and achievers section. Mark is distributed among these sections.

Detailed NCO exam pattern are given below.

NCO Exam Pattern for Classes 1 to 4

The SOF National Cyber Olympiad exam pattern for classes 1 to 4 is given below.

NCO Exam Pattern for Classes 1 to 4
Section No. of Questions (Mark Per Question) Total Marks
Logical Reasoning 5 (1) 10
Computers & IT 25 (1) 25
Achiever's Sections 5 (2) 10
Total 35 40

NCO Exam Pattern for Classes 5 to 10

The SOF National Cyber Olympiad exam pattern for classes 5 to 10 is given below.

NCO Exam Pattern for Classes 5 to 10
Section No. of Questions Total Marks
Logical Reasoning 10 (1) 10
Computers & IT 35 (1) 35
Achiever's Sections 5 (3) 15
Total 50 60
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