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SOF NSO Result 2022 - Check SOF NSO Olympiad Level 1 and Level 2 Results

The SOF NSO level 1 results for the academic year 2021-22 were declared in January 2022, and the results will be available on this website. Students who have participated in the NSO exams should keep themselves updated to get relevant NSO results and awards details. Students can get the direct results links for the SOF NSO exam.

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SOF NSO Results - Important Dates

The NSO result 2022 will be available on the official website of SOF and also on this page.

The important dates for the National Science Olympiad are listed in the table below.

NSO Result Dates
Event Dates
NSO Level 1 examination
  • 20th October 2022
  • 3rd November 2022
  • 1st December 2022
SOF NSO level 1 results December 2022 (Tentative)
NSO Results Link http://results.sofworld.org/results
NSO Level 2 examination January 2023 (Tentative)
NSO 2nd level result date February 2023 (Tentative)

How to Check NSO Results 2022?

Students can get their NSO results on the official website of SOF. If any student finds it difficult to get the results from the website, they can also contact their school coordinator. SOF also sends a copy of the results to the registered schools.

Here are the steps to download the SOF NSO level 1 and level 2 results from the official website.

  • Go to the official website of SOF.
  • Click on the SOF NSO and select level 1/level 2 results.
  • Select NSO level 1/level 2 results in dropbox and enter the registration number.
  • Enter the captcha code and click on submit.
  • The SOF NSO results will be displayed on the screen.
  • Take the print of SOF NSO results for future reference.

Note: Students won't receive the NSO 2022 results by post. But, SOF will send the NSO school-wise result to all the registered schools via e-mail.

Details Mentioned in NSO Results

Below is the list of details that will be available on the NSO results pages for students' reference.

  • Name of the participant and their class and roll number.
  • Participants' parent/guardian name
  • Participants school name
  • Total score
  • International, national, state, zone, and school rank
  • Level 2 qualification status
  • Student performance report(SPR)

NSO Student Performance Report

Along with the results, a Student Performance Report (SPR) will be sent to every student who appears for any SOF Olympiad. The SPR gives a detailed analysis of the student's performance in the level 1 and level 2 exams. The comparison will be available individually for national, zonal, and school levels. It is to make students realize their strengths, weaknesses, and areas of improvement compared to the students who appeared.

The SPR report comprises six sections, 

  • Section A: The section provides national, zonal, city, and school-level scores and ranks.
  • Section B: Section B provides a section-wise performance report.
  • Section C: Section C includes the number of correct and wrong answers given by the student and compares those answers with other students at the Zonal and International levels.
  • Section D: In the fourth section, SPR provides the percentage score analysis at the national, zonal, city, and class level.
  • Section E: Section E provides the comparison and analysis of average marks at different levels.
  • Section F: Final section compares the student’s performance in the past eight years of Olympiad exams.

NSO Ranking Criteria for Level 1

After the announcement of SOF NSO Olympiad results in 2022, the ranks for level 1 SOF NSO will be allotted using the following criteria.

  • Marks were obtained in the exam.
  • In case more than two students score the same number of marks, then ranks will be determined based on marks scored in sections accorded more priority.
  • When students scored tie marks in the previous class may be considered while determining rank.
  • When more than one student scores the same marks under both the situations mentioned above, they will be awarded the same rank.
  • In case of any doubt, the decision made by the academic council will be final and binding.

The priority section for ranking in case of a tie is given below.

NSO Results-Tie Break Priority
Section Priority
For classes 1 to 10
Achievers Section 1
Science Section 2
Reasoning 3
For classes 11 and 12
Achievers Section 1
Physics 2
Chemistry 3
Biology/Mathematics 4

NSO Level 2 Results

NSO Level 2 results will be announced within three weeks after the main exam. For 2022, NSO results are expected in February 2023. Students who qualify for the level 1 exam are eligible to apply for the NSO level 2 exam. The basic eligibility criteria are 50% or above marks in the stage 1 exam.

Qualification Criteria for NSO Level 2

Here are the qualification criteria for the NSO level 2 exam.

  • The top 25 zone-wise rank holders are qualified for level 2
  • The class toppers from each participating school (minimum participants should be 10) are qualified for the NSO level 2 exam. 

NSO Ranking Criteria for Level 2

In the case of the level 2 exam, after the SOF NSO results in 2022, the rank allotment will be done based on the following criteria.

  • Total marks scored in the level 2 exam.
  • In a situation where two or more students' marks scored are the same, then the determination of rank will be done on the following basis:
    • Marks obtained in SOF NSO results in 2022, the section of the level two exam will get a higher priority.
    • The total marks obtained by the student at the level 1 exam.
    • The total marks obtained in the section of the level 1 exam will get a higher priority.
    • In the situation of two or more students getting the same marks in SOF NSO 2022 results, under all the categories mentioned above, they will be awarded the same rank.

NSO Answer Key 2022

Science Olympiad Foundation will release the NSO answer key within two weeks after the main exam (for both levels) on its official website. Students can calculate the expected scores using the NSO answer key and marking scheme. 

SOF NSO Cutoff

The previous year's cutoff marks for the National Science Olympiad conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation are given below.

NSO expected 2022 cutoff for classes 3 to 5 are,

NSO Cut off for Classes 3 and 5
Total Marks 35
Achievers Section 12
Science Section 18
Logical Reasoning Section 5

NSO expected 2022 cutoff for classes 6 to 10 are,

NSO Cut off for Classes 6 to 10
Total Marks 37
Achievers Section 12
Science Section 16
Logical Reasoning Section 9

NSO expected 2022 cutoff for classes 11 and 12 are,

NSO Cut off for Classes 11 and 12
Total Marks 33
Achievers Section 12
Chemistry 7
Physics 2
Biology 12

SOF Scholarships and Awards

Once SOF NSO results are announced then the scholarships and number of awards given to the students on a different level are as follows:

Awards and Scholarships for Level 1 Exam (Zonal)

Given below are the awards and scholarships for the level 1 exam, i.e., zonal level.

NSO Zonal Awards (Level 1)
Ranks Scholarships
1 to 25 Medal of excellence+Certificate of distinction
26 onwards Participation certificate

Awards and Scholarships for Level 2 Exam (International)

Given below are the awards and scholarships for the level 2 exam, i.e., international level.

NSO International Awards (Level 2)
Ranks Scholarships
1 INR 50,000 each+Gold medal+Certificate of outstanding performance
2 INR 25,000 each+Silver medal+Certificate of outstanding performance
3 INR 10,000 each+Bronze medal+Certificate of outstanding performance

Awards and Scholarships for Level 2 Exam (Zonal)

Given below are the awards and scholarships for the level 2 exam, i.e., zonal level.

NSO Zonal Awards (Level 2)
Ranks Scholarships
1 INR 5,000 each+Gold medal+Certificate of zonal excellence
2 INR 2,500 each+Silver medal+Certificate of zonal excellence
3 INR 1,000 each+Bronze medal+Certificate of zonal excellence
4 to 10 A gift worth INR 1,000+Medal of distinction+Certificate of zonal excellence
11 to 25 Certificate of zonal excellence+Medal of distinction
26 onwards Merit certificate
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