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SOF Olympiad Books 2023

The Science Olympiad Foundation exam is being conducted between Sep 15, 2023 to Jan 24, 2024. Students must prepare with the help of SOF Olympiad Books and pay INR 100 per exam for the seven olympiads held each year, namely NCO, NSO, IMO, IEO, ICO IGKO, and ISSO. The Science Olympiad Foundation also provides many SOF Olympiad study materials and sample papers for each subject to start the preparation. 

SOF Olympiad Books for NCO

The SOF Olympiad Books promotes General Knowledge, Science, Mathematics, English, and Introductory Computer Education language skills among school children in India and many other countries.

With the help of the previous year's papers and the SOF Olympiad test series, the students will be able to understand the SOF Olympiad exam and difficulty level through the SOF Olympiad books better. They also get a chance to prepare a strategy and attempt the maximum number of SOF olympiad question banks with utmost accuracy. 

The best books for the SOF Olympiad are given below, which will help students prepare for the olympiads.

National Cyber Olympiad (NCO)

The National Cyber Olympiad, or NCO, is a single-level exam, and it was the second olympiad conducted by SOF. The NCO exam will be held on Nov 28, 2023, and Dec 19, 2023. NCO is undertaken in partnership with TCS iON, a branch of TCS.

Here is a list of the SOF Olympiad recommended books students must go through for NCO:

  • NCO power pack SOF Olympiad Books for classes 1 to 12
  • NCO Olympiad Skill Development System (OSDS)
  • Workbook and SOF olympiad reasoning books combo for NCO, IMO, IEO, NCO, and IGKO
  • SOF Olympiad competitive books for reasoning
  • National Cyber Olympiad Workbook
  • NCO 3 years - Instant download ebook

The table below lists the SOF Olympiad reference books suggested by the authorities for NCO preparation. 

SOF Olympiad Books for NCO Author
NCO Olympiad Skill Development System Book  MTG Editorial Board
NCO Olympiad Workbook (For Classes 1 to 12) Meetu Misra
National Cyber Olympiad Workbook NA
Olympiad Reasoning Workbook  NA
Previous Years’ Papers e-Book   NA
NCO Olympiad Skill Development System NA 

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National Science Olympiad (NSO)

The National Science Olympiad conducted by SOF is a two-level exam. Students must prepare with the SOF Olympiad Books for the NCO exam which will be conducted on Oct 17, Nov 21, and Dec 5, 2023. NSO was the first olympiad conducted by SOF. it has been live since 1996. 

The students of classes 1 to 12 are eligible to participate using the SOF Olympiad science books. It is conducted in partnership with TechFest. NCERT is prescribed for SOF Olympiad Books, besides, students can also refer to the CBSE, ICSE, or State Boards books that work as SOF Olympiad preparation books. 

Students can also refer to the following SOF Olympiad books for NSO preparation:

  • MTG workbooks class-wise (for classes 1-12)
  • 'SOF Olympiad trainer' mobile apps
  • OSDS (Olympiad Skill Development System)
  • SOF olympiad exam guides
  • Previous years' papers 
  • SOF Olympiad Books of reasoning (the reasoning section of Olympiads can be prepared through this)
  • The 100% real test papers
  • E-Quiz

Additionally, various magazines like 'Chemistry Today', 'Biology Today', 'Mathematics Today', and 'Physics For You' can be referred to by students of classes 11 and 12 as the SOF Olympiad Books.

Given below are some recommended SOF olympiad top-rated books for NSO Preparations 2023-24

SOF Olympiad Books for NSO Author
The Official Olympiad Book Of Reasoning MTG Editorial Board
Olympiad Reasoning Workbook Pallavi Aggarwal
Science Practice Cum WorkBook MTG Editorial Board
Learning Science For Smarter Life Surachita Roy
National Science Olympiad Workbook Anit Ahlawat
MTG National Science Olympiad (NSO) Workbook MTG Editorial Board

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International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)

Each year, the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) is conducted on two levels. The exam will be held on Oct 31, 2023, Nov 30, 2023, and Dec 14, 2023. Students are advised to go through all the SOF Olympiad Books for reference. Furthermore, to be eligible for the exam, students of classes 1 to 12 must be from any of the recognized boards in India, i.e., CBSE, ICSE, and State Board.

Here is the list of some very important SOF olympiad workbook for preparation of IMO:

SOF Olympiad Books for IMO Details
The SOF Olympiad Books of Reasoning
  • The reasoning SOF Olympiad Books from the MTG Editorial Board is designed for students appearing for the Mathematical Olympiad.
  • It has solved examples along with a detailed solution.
  • It also has several practical questions.
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • The SOF Olympiad Books by Dr. R.S Aggarwal covers verbal and nonverbal reasoning questions with solutions and clues.
  • It also boosts students' logical reasoning skills.
Inequalities: A Mathematical Olympiad Approach Inequalities by Jose Antonio Ortega makes students understand both the new and old methods of algebraic inequality concepts easily.
Prism Books - Functional Equations: A Problem Solving Approach Prism books by B.J. Venkatachalam deals with all concepts of functional equations easily.
Number Theory Structures, Examples, and Problems Number theory by Titu Andreescu and Dorin Andrica is an excellent book for number theory with examples and problems.
A Beautiful Journey Through Olympiad Geometry The SOF Olympiad Books by Stefan Lozanovski explains everything about Geometry.
Problem Primer for the Olympiads Problem primer for Olympiads by C.R. Pranesachar helps students to prepare well for IMO.
Proofs that Really Count:- The Art of Combinatorial Proof It is a perfect book to learn combinatorics completely with solved examples.
Problem Solving Strategies For Efficient And Elegant Solutions:- A Resource of The Mathematics Teacher The SOF Olympiad Books by Alfred S. Posamentier improves students' problem-solving skills.
High-school Olympiads trigonometry (Art of problem-solving) It helps students solve various levels of trigonometry.
Lecture Notes on Mathematical Olympiad Courses The SOF olympiad math books by Xu Jiagu helps students gain an in-depth and clear understanding of various mathematical sections.

Read More: SOF International Mathematics Olympiad

International English Olympiad (IEO)

The International English Olympiad (IEO) is conducted on two levels in partnership with the British Council. The students from classes 1 to 12 are eligible to participate in the exam by going through the SOF Olympiad Books for the exam to be held on Sep 26, 2023, Oct 12, 2023 and Nov 2, 2023. They are advised to go through the SOF olympiad English books.

Here is the list of some very important SOF olympiad study guides for the preparation of IEO:

SOF Olympiad Books for IEO Author
IEO 5 years MTG Editorial Board
IEO Olympiad Workbook Zarrin Ali Khan
SOF Olympiad Books  NA 
 Previous Year Papers e-Book NA
Model Test Papers NA
Learning English for a Smarter Life NA

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International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)

The International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) is a single-level exam in which students from classes 1 to 10 are eligible to participate. Students must go through the SOF Olympiad Books for the exam that is scheduled to be held on Sep 21, 2023 and Oct 10, 2023.

Here is the list of SOF olympiad subject-specific books for the preparation of IGKO:

SOF Olympiad Books for IGKO Author
Learning and Knowing (Textbook) MTG Editorial Board
International General Knowledge Olympiad Workbook Raghav Singh
IGKO 2 Years Solved Sample Papers (Instant download eBook) NA

Read More: SOF International General Knowledge Olympiad

Discussion Forum


How to get the SOF Olympiad exam syllabus?

Asked By: Vishag 29 Oct 2020


SOF Olympiad exam syllabus covers 60% of topics from the current class syllabus and 40% of questions concerning higher-order thinking. To get the SOF syllabus, students can follow the below steps.

  • Visit the official website of SOF.
  • Select the respective exam in the top bar.
  • Under the individual exams page, students can view and download the SOF syllabus for all the classes.

Answer By: Raghavendra

29 Oct 2020


What are the exams conducted by SOF Olympiad?

Asked By: Anonymous 06 Oct 2020


Science Olympiad Foundation conducts six Olympiad exams, which includes two national-level exams and four international-level exams. The list of exams conducted by the SOF are,

  1. National Science Olympiad [NSO]
  2. National Cyber Olympiad [NCO]
  3. International Mathematics Olympiad [IMO]
  4. International Commerce Olympiad [ICO]
  5. International English Olympiad [IEO]
  6. International General Knowledge Olympiad [IGKO]

Answer By: Anonymous

01 Jan 1970


How many levels are there in SOF Olympiad Exams?

Asked By: Anonymous 06 Oct 2020


Science Olympiad exams are conducted on two levels each year. Students from class I-XII are eligible to participate in the examination.

Answer By: Anonymous

01 Jan 1970


Why SOF Olympiad exams?

Asked By: Anonymous 06 Oct 2020


SOF Olympiad exams help identify student's capability and potential to survive better in today's modern competitive world. The key features why students should give SOF Olympiad exams are,

  1. The questions are tricky and more conceptual, which help students understand the topic well.
  2. The SOF exam papers are based on the syllabus prescribed by CBSE, ICSE, and the state education board.
  3. SOF aims at identifying future scientists, technologists, and other professional talents at the school level.
  4. SOF motivates students to participate in national and international competitions, programs, or events.
  5. SOF helps to bring a transformation in the learning approach by making them more interactive, practical, and innovative.
  6. SOF acknowledges and informs students about the latest advancements in science, technology, and other important subjects.

Answer By: Anonymous

01 Jan 1970

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