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National Essay Olympiad (NESO) 2023

Essay writing scholarship exams are skill-based exams mostly conducted to assist the communication and technical English skills of students. Even today. most of the study abroad entrance exams and university entrance exams have essay writing sections as a part of the eligibility test. Essay writing asses the attitude of the writer, types of word usage, the formation of the sentence, etc.

So, it is an asset for students who are participating in essay writing olympiads at a young age. Students have a better chance of experience in the future when they plan for higher studies.

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National Essay Olympiad

To succeed in any essay writing, students must have in-depth knowledge of the subject and should have good writing skills in terms of grammar, sentence formation, and vocabulary skills. National Essay Olympiad (NESO) focuses on training students to meet the advanced level in academic standards and English knowledge. NESO exam is open for students from class 1 to class 10. Essay topics differ for classes, and it includes subjects such as Science, General Knowledge, and English. The main objective of the NESO exam is to assess language skills and story-telling.

The following table gives the key points of the NESO exam: 

National Essay Writing Olympiad Highlights
Particulars About
Name of Organization Indian Talent Olympiad
Popularly known as National Essay Olympiad (NEO)
Category Overview
Last Date of Online Registration
  • TBA
Last Date of Offline Registration
  • TBA
Exam Date Round 1
  • TBA
Exam Date Round 2
  • TBA
Mode of Reference Online
Mode of Examination OMR or Computer Based Test
Type of Examination Objective Type
Exam Duration 65 minutes
Medium of Test English
Syllabus CBSE, ICSE/ISC, and State Board Syllabus

NESO Registration

Olympiad exams conducted by the Indian Talent Olympiad follow the same registration process. The registration can be processed only through the school co-ordinator. Most importantly, if a school is interested in registering their students for ITO exams, the respective schools should register for ITO exam centers. Once the school registration is done, school coordinators should send the details of interested students and the name of the olympiad a student needs to attend. Along with the name list of students, school coordinators should send the DD of examination fees to the ITO office.

NESO Syllabus

The syllabus for NESO includes general awareness topics based on academic subjects, social causes, and creative topics. The NESO syllabus set by ITO covers all the topics of academic boards i.e. ICSE/CBSE. So it is relatively easier for the student to comprehend it and prepare accordingly.

Essay Writing Topics for Classes 1 to 4
Chapters For Classes 1 to 4
1 Our Clothes
2 Our Body
3 Plants
4 The Fruits
5 The Sun-Water is Life
6 Various Flowers
7 Wild and Pet Animals
8 The Rain
9 Birds
10 The Sky
11 My Teacher
12 Vegetables we eat
13 Homes of Animals
14 My Mother
15 My Father
16 My Grandparents
17 Myself
18 My Family
19 My Town
20 My Classroom
21 My School/My Home
22 My Garden
23 My Hobby
24 Diwali
25 The Peacock
26 My Pet Animal
27 My Best Friend
28 My Country
29 Our National Flag/The Cow
30 Why Should We Drink Milk?
31 The Mango
32 The Tiger

The table below shows the syllabus for classes 5 to 7.

Essay Writing Topics for Classes 1 to 4
Chapters For Classes 5 to 7
1 Jawaharlal Nehru
2 Mahatma Gandhi
3 Mother Teresa
4 APJ Abdul Kalam
5 Dr. Varghese Kurian – The Milkman of India
6 A Rainy Day
7 A  Market
8 A Morning Walk
9 The Newspaper
10 Computer
11 Television
12 Mobile Phone
13 The Policeman
14 Our National Flower Lotus
15 The Ganga
16 Discipline
17 My Best Friend
18 A Visit to a Zoo
19 Taj Mahal/ Historical Place
20 A Visit to a Hill Station
21 The Day I Will Never Forget/My Picnic
22 My First Day at School
23 My School Library
24 Happiest Moment in My Life
25 My Aim in Life
26 My Favorite Book
27 My Favorite Subject
28 An Ideal Student
29 Cricket - My Favourite/Game
30 Hockey - National Game of India
31 Independence Day
32 Republic Day
33 Holi
34 Christmas
35 Milk- The Complete Meal
36 The Camel
37 A Street Hawker
38 An Indian Wedding
39 A Soldier
40 Health is Wealth
41 The Traffic Hazards in My City
42 Autobiography of a Bicycle

The table below shows the syllabus for classes 8 to 10.

Essay Writing Topics for Classes 1 to 4
Chapters For Classes 8 to 10
1 Mahatma Gandhi
2 Subhash Chandra Bose
3 Missile Man of India
4 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
5 Narendra Modi
6 Republic Day
7 Festivals of India
8 My Favourite Festival – Dussehra
9 My Favorite Book
10 Autobiography of a Book
11 The Importance of Education
12 A Cricket Match
13 Urban Life vs Rural Life
14 A Dust Storm
15 Blessings of Science
16 My Aim in Life
17 My Hobby / Things I like
18 My Pastime
19 The Happiest Day of My Life
20 If I were The Prime Minister!
21 The 'Lotus Temple'
22 My Visit to Agra and Taj Mahal
23 A Visit to an Exhibition
24 The Person I Admire
25 Mother Teresa
26 An Hour at the Railway Platform
27 Complete Blackout a Day
28 Before
29 The Generation Gap/My Idea of a Happy Life
30 Global Warming
31 Role of Computers and the Internet in Everyday Life
32 Plastic – A Boon or a Bane?
33 Life in a Big City
34 Craze of Western Culture
35 Unity in Diversity
36 Pollution: A Threat to Life
37 Terrorism
38 Liberty is not Anarchy

NESO Results

After you complete attempting the exam, the first thing you will be want to hear is how you performed in the exam. The NESO results are usually out after 30 days of attempting the exam. So, the official result of ITO NESO can be expected in December. Students should have the details of the admit card to view the results.

NESO Awards

Indian Talent Olympiad offers exciting rewards for almost all the participants and also for students with the highest marks. The hard work that students put in for preparing for the test will not go in vain as there are a number of rewards and prizes that students can get from NESO awards.

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