NCO Exam, National Cyber Olympiad 2022-2023, Check all Details Here

Safalta Expert Published by: Noor Fatima Updated Thu, 29 Sep 2022 08:49 PM IST

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Here is the information about National Cyber Olympiad. You can give a read to this blog and get the information about the Registration Process, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates, Syllabus, and Result..

The National Cyber Olympiad (NCO): The National Cyber Olympiad is a national-level Olympiad exam that focuses to promote computer skills, logical reasoning, and Information Technology skills in young children. Candidates from Classes 1 to 10 can take part in the Olympiad exam. They should be from an identified educational board, such as CBSE, ICSE, and other state boards. It is also required that your school should be registered with SOF. If it is already registered with the Science Olympiad Foundation, it is good. However, if not, your school can mail or make a phone call to receive the prospectus. The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) promotes students' participation through their respective schools. The conducting body hardly accepts individual registration.

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Therefore, if you are willing to participate in the National Cyber Olympiad, talk with your school regarding the same. NCO Syllabus is segmented into three parts, including Logical reasoning, Computer Learning, Information Technology, and Achievers section. The exam will take place on 24 November and 20 December 2022. These are tentative dates. The NCO results 2022-2023 are likely to be out in January 2023. The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) organizes the exam. Candidates can check its official website for recent updates. Scroll down to learn every detail about NCO Exam 2022-2023.  

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National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) aims to improve the cyber security in India. All the data, networks and all other useful information should be preserved from unauthorized access, destruction, or tampering by cybersecurity. The role of cyber security is significant in today’s world because of the high risks associated with cyber-attacks. For protecting the data, many companies in the world are creating software used for saving the program. 

Table of Content
NCO registration
NCO Eligibility Criteria
NCO Syllabus
NCO Exam Pattern
NCO Exam results
NCO Awards
 

NCO Registration 2022-2023

Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) carries out the National Cyber Olympiad (NCO). The exam is well-liked among the students. 
 
The candidates can participate in the exam through the application form available in school. SOF sends the required details for the exam to the schools in the country and other participating Asian Countries. These details include a prospectus, application forms, brochures, and other related details.


Registration Process

  • Applicants can see the Exam dates for the National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) on the official website of SOF. The registration can be done either through school or by one's self. 
  • A minimum of 10 students are required for any school to participate in the NCO.
  • The fee for registration in the NCO exam is INR 125, including GST. The students having any disability or whose parents lost their lives in Defense are exempted from the fees. 
  • The school can charge Rs. 25 extra for meeting other expenses related to the NCO Exam. 

Importance of National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) exam

The interested students in cyber securities and its aspects can take part in National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) Exam. The exam is tough and seeks talent among young students in the field of cyber security. It helps boost their knowledge in the areas of IT and computers. 

Following are the sections covered in the National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) Exam-
  • Mental ability
  • Logical reasoning
  • Analytical reasoning
These skills are the need for the growing industry of cyber security and informational technology. National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) Exam has only one level. Moreover, Students from Classes 1 to 10 are welcome to take part in this Olympiad exam.
 

NCO Eligibility Criteria 2022-2023

The following eligibility criteria need to be fulfilled by the scholars in order to appear or take part in the National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) exam-
  • The registration of the school must be done with SOF. If your school is not registered with the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), it can do so by contacting the organizing body through e-mail or phone call. 
  • Students studying from Classes 1 to 10 are eligible for National Cyber Olympiad (NCO).
  • The application form must be filled out by the registered school. Candidates should also know that SOF does not entertain individual registration. It has to be done through schools.
  • The compulsory subjects for this Olympiad are Computer and IT. 
  • Students belonging to CBSE, ICSE, and other state boards are welcome to participate in the National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) exam.
  • The Olympiad is conducted once a year. 

Also read:
International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)
National Science Olympiad (NSO)
International English Olympiad (IEO)
International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)
 

NCO Syllabus 2022-2023

The NCO Syllabus is framed by the Science Olympiad Foundation for classes 1 to 10. The candidates can easily check the syllabus on the official website of SOF. Candidates should also learn the exam pattern and syllabus before preparing for the National Cyber Olympiad (NCO). This will help the students prepare better. 

The National Cyber Olympiad syllabus is divided into 3 sections; these are logical reasoning, computer learning, information Technology, and achievers’ section. Candidates can find each topic of the syllabus in this article. They should go through the syllabus carefully. It will help students score well in the exam. 

NCO Syllabus

Classes

Section 1
(Logical Reasoning)

Section 2
(Computers & IT)

Section 3
(Achievers Section)

1

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

Introduction to Computers, Parts of Computer, Uses of Computer, Keys and Keyboard, Computer Mouse, Starting and Shutting Down the Computer, Introduction to MS-Paint, Latest Developments in the Field of IT.

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2

2

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

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

Higher Order Thinking Questions

3

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

Fundamentals of Computer, General Information about Computers, Storage Devices, Parts of Computer, Input and Output Devices, Introduction to Internet, MS-Paint, Introduction to MS-Word (Opening, Closing, Saving and Printing a Word document, Components of MS-Word window, Editing commands, Latest Developments in the field of IT.

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2.

4

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

About Computers Hardware, Software, MS-Word, Using Windows 7, Introduction to Internet and Its Uses, Computer Networks, MS-Paint, Latest Developments in the field of IT.

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2.



Questions are based on Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010.

5

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

Input and Output Devices, Hardware, Software, Storage Devices, Memory –Primary & Secondary Memory, MS-Paint, Introduction to Multimedia, MS-Word, Introduction to MS-PowerPoint, Internet, Computer Networks, Using Windows 7, Latest Developments in the field of IT.

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2.



Questions are based on Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010.

6

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

History and Generation of Computers, Types of Computers, MS-Windows 7, MS-Word, MS-PowerPoint, Internet & E-mail, Hardware, Software, Input & Output Devices, Memory & Storage Devices, Latest Developments in the field of IT.

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2

7

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Fundamentals of Computer, Evolution of Computers, Memory & Storage Devices, Using Windows 7, MS-Word, MS-Excel, Programming in QBasic, Internet & Viruses, Networking, Latest Developments in the field of IT.

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2.



Questions are based on Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010.

8

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Fundamentals of Computers, Internet & Viruses, HTML-[Html, Head, Title, Body, MS-Access, Networking, MS-Word, MS-PowerPoint, MS-Excel, Memory & Storage Devices, Basics of Cyber Crimes, Cyber Laws, Operating Systems, Latest Developments in the field of IT.

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2.



Questions are based on Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010.

9

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Algorithms and Flowcharts in Programming, Visual Basic, Animations, HTML, MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint, Hardware, Software, Input & Output Devices, Memory &Storage Devices, Flash CS6, Communication Technology, Using Windows 7, Introduction to Scratch, Introduction to Python (2.7.0), Latest Developments in the field of IT.

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2.



Questions are based on Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010.

10

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Fundamentals of Computer, Operating System, MS-Word, Networking, MS-PowerPoint, MS-Excel, HTML, Internet, Database Management System(Functions, Types, MS-Access), Using Windows 7, Scratch, Python (2.7.0), Latest Developments in the field of IT.

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2.



Questions are based on Windows 7 and MS-Office 2010.

11

Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning

History, Generation and Types of Computers, Working with OS, Input, Output and Memory Devices, Data Representation, Basics of IT, Internet Services and Protocols, HTML, MS-Word, MS-Excel, Networking, Viruses and Antiviruses, Introduction to C++ till Data Structures

Higher Order Thinking Questions. The syllabus of Section 3 is the same as that of section 2.

12

Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning

Programming in C++, Database Concepts, SQL, Boolean Algebra, MS-Word, MS- Excel, HTML, Networking and Topologies, Network Security Concepts, Cyber Ethics, Viruses and Antiviruses, Open Source Terminologies

Higher Order Thinking Questions. The syllabus of Section 3 is the same as that of section 2.

 


Also read:
International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)
National Science Olympiad (NSO)
Internationa English Olympiad (IEO)
International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)
 

NCO Exam Pattern 2022-2023

The NCO Exam pattern is given below for classes 1 to 10. The time allotted for the test is one hour for each class. The candidates can go through the question papers and the marking pattern.

 NCO Exam Pattern

Class

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks per questions

Total Marks

1-4

Logical Reasoning

5

1

5

 

Computers & IT

25

1

25

 

Achievers Section

5

2

10

Grand Total

 

35

 

40

5-12

Logical Reasoning

10

1

10

 

Computers & IT

35

1

35

 

Achievers Section

5

3

15

Grand Total

 

50

 

60

The results of the National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) will be released by SOF in January 2023. Candidates can see the results on the official website of SOF. The students need to fill up their roll number. and simultaneously have to solve a math problem given in the captcha to see the results.

The results will be based on ranks at national, international, and zonal levels. Once the results are out, the SOF will issue a participation certificate and performance report. Students will get a reward in terms of medals and certificates. 
 

NCO Exam Result 2022-2023 

The significant details about the Exam results are as follows. Candidates can check them carefully. 

NCO Result - Important Dates

Particular

Tentative Dates

National Cyber Olympiad exam dates

November 24 and December 20, 2022

NCO Answer Key Release Date

January 2023

NCO Result Date 2022-23

January 2023

  
Candidates should follow the following steps to check the results-

  • Go to the official website sofworld.org

  • The result will appear by entering the roll number, school code, and section roll number.

  • The next step is to solve the math problem given in Captcha.

  • Candidates can see the results by clicking on the result option. 

Ranking Criteria of NCO results 2022-2023

The rank will be given according to students' marks in the exam. If the results have a tie, the following steps are to be considered:

  • The student who has scored more marks in the Achievers section will be given priority 

  • If the tie remains the same, the marks of Computer and Information Technology followed by logical and analytical reasoning are considered

NCO Awards

The SOF awards the students with cash prizes, certificates, and medals. The awards will be given at three-level national, international and zonal. 

NCO Awards at the zonal level

  • The top 260 students will get INR 1000 each, along with a zonal gold medal and certificate of zonal excellence.

  • The top 260 second-rank holders will get INR 1000, a zonal silver medal, and a certificate of Zonal excellence.

  • The top 260 third-rank holders will get INR 1000, a bronze medal, and a certificate of zonal excellence. 

  • The students who secure 4th rank will be awarded INR 500, a medal of distinction, and a certificate of participation.

  • 3900 awards, including the medal of distinction and certificate of distinction, will be given to the candidates who rank 11 to 25.

  • The conducting body gives a certificate of participation to candidates who score above 26 ranks.

NCO Awards at International Level

  • The top 10 rank holders will win INR 50,000 and a gold medal with a certificate of outstanding performance.

  • The top 10 second-rank holders will get INR 25000, a silver medal with a certificate of outstanding performance.

  • The top 10 third-rank holders will win INR 10,000, a bronze medal with a certificate of outstanding performance.

What is NCO?

National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) aims to improve the cyber security in India. All the data, networks and all other useful information should be preserved from unauthorized access, destruction, or tampering by cybersecurity.

What is the registration fee for the NCO?

The registration fee  for National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) is Rs. 125. 

Who can participate in the NCO?

Students from Classes 1 to 10 can participate in the NCO exam. 

What are the major subjects in NCO Exam?

Computer skills and information technology are the major subjects for NCO Exam. 

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