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SOF Olympiad Books 2022: Check Best Books for All Classes in SOF Olympiad

The Science Olympiad Foundation conducts seven Olympiads each year, namely NCO, NSO, IMO, IEO, ICO IGKO, and ISSO. Nearly 45,000 schools from more than 1400 cities registered, and millions of students appeared for the six Olympiad exams every academic year. The Science Olympiad Foundation also provides many workbooks and sample papers for each subject to start the preparation.

SOF Olympiad books cover all the important topics for preparation, which also helps the students know the different types of questions and the SOF exams' difficulty level.

SOF Olympiad Books

Science Olympiad Foundation is the full form of SOF. It is described as a nonprofit organization and an educational foundation, established in 1999, based in New Delhi, India. Through various Olympiads, it promotes general knowledge, science, mathematics, English, and introductory computer education language skills among school children in India and many other countries. It also helps students by providing a higher education level through their books, sample papers, and Olympiads.

Previous year papers and practising mock tests at the SOF Olympiad trainer make students confident enough to understand the exam's difficulty level. To attempt maximum questions with utmost accuracy, a proper strategy is to be made. Creating a proper strategy to attempt the exam is what helps a student to score well. You can also go through some SOF Olympiad books for better scoring.

Some Science Olympiad Foundation books are given below, which will help students prepare for the Olympiads.

National Cyber Olympiad (NCO)

National Cyber Olympiad or NCO is a single-level exam. It was the second Olympiad conducted by SOF. It has been conducted since 2000. For SOF NCO, students from classes I-XII are eligible to participate. NCO is conducted in partnership with TCS iON, a branch of TCS.

The list of SOF books for NCO is listed below:

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

The table below shows the NCO preparation SOF books suggested by NCO.

National Cyber Olympiad Books
Book Name Author
NCO Olympiad Skill Development System Book (Textbook) MTG Editorial Board
NCO Olympiad Workbook (Classes 1 to 12) Meetu Misra
  • National Cyber Olympiad Work Book
  • Olympiad Reasoning Workbook
  • Previous Years’ Papers e-Book
  • NCO Olympiad Skill Development System

Read More: SOF National Cyber Olympiad

National Science Olympiad (NSO)

The National Science Olympiad conducted by SOF is a two-level exam. 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. It is conducted in partnership with TechFest.

NCERT books are prescribed for SOF exams; besides, students can also refer to the CBSE, ICSE, or State Boards books for the preparation. 

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)
  • Previous years' papers 
  • Olympiads' books of reasoning (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 by students of classes 11 and 12.

Given below are some recommended SOF books for NSO Preparations 2021-22:

National Science Olympiad Books
Books Author
The Official Olympiad Book Of Reasoning MTG Editorial Board
Olympiad Reasoning Workbook Pallavi Aggarwal
Science Practice Cum Work Book 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

Read More: SOF National Science Olympiad

International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)

Each year International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) is conducted on two levels. Students of classes 1 to 12 in any recognized board in India, i.e., CBSE, ICSE, State Board, are eligible to participate.

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

International Mathematics Olympiad Books
Name of the Books Details
The Official Olympiads’ Book of Reasoning
  • The reasoning book from MTG Editorial Board is designed for students appearing for 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 book 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 deal 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 book 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 book 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 book 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)

Each year International English Olympiad (IEO) used to be a single-level exam, but since 2017 it has been conducted on two levels. In this Olympiad, students from classes 1 to 12 can participate. IEO Exam is conducted in partnership with the British Council.

Here is the list of some very important SOF books for the preparation of IEO:

International English Olympiad Books

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

Read More: SOF International English Olympiad

International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)

Each year International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) is a single-level exam. In the examination, students from classes 1 to 10 are eligible to participate. IGKO Olympiad was introduced in the 2017-2018 academic session.

Here is the list of SOF books for the preparation of IGKO:

Book Name


Learning and Knowing (Textbook)

MTG Editorial Board

International General Knowledge Olympiad Workbook

Raghav Singh

IGKO 2 Years Solved Sample Papers (Instant download eBook)


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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