NCO Exam, National Cyber Olympiad Exam Dates 2022-2023

Safalta Expert Published by: Noor Fatima Updated Wed, 28 Sep 2022 12:57 PM IST

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Here is the information about National Cyber Olympiad Exam Dates 2022-2023. You can give a read to this blog and get all the information about about NCO Exam Dates and Pattern. 

NCO Exam Dates 2022-2023: The exam dates for the National Cyber Olympiad for 2022 are decided as 24 November and 20 December 2022. The National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) is a national-level exam conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). This exam aims at identifying, celebrating, and promoting Cyber security, computer skills, mental ability, and IT and analytical skills in young children. Students from Classes 1 to 10 can participate in the NCO exam. However, they should be from a recognized educational board, such as CBSE, ICSE, and other state boards.

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The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) encourages students' participation through their respective schools. Individual registration is rarely entertained by the conducting body. Therefore, if you are interested in taking part in the National Cyber Olympiad, talk with your school regarding the same. It is also mandatory that your school should be registered with SOF. If it is already a part of the Science Olympiad Foundation, it is good. However, if not, your school can receive the prospectus and register itself through mail or phone call. 

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NCO Exam Dates 2022-2023
What is National Cyber Olympiad?
Exam pattern for NCO
 

NCO Exam Dates 2022-2023

In 2021, the National Cyber Olympiad was canceled due to a massive outbreak of the Covid 19 virus. Nevertheless, this year The exam dates for the National Cyber Olympiad for 2022 are decided as 24 November and 20 December 2022.

Following are the highlights for NCO Exam Dates 2022-2023-
  • There are three sections in the Exam; Computer and Information Technonlogy, Logical Reasoning, and Achievers section.
  • Students will be given an hour (60 minutes) to complete the exam.
  • The exam is set in two parts; Set A and Set B.
  • The exam is conducted in offline mode. 
  • The NCO Exam result is released by SOF. 

What is National Cyber Olympiad?

As discussed above, the National Cyber Olympiad is a national-level exam conducted by the Science Olympiad foundation. It aims at boosting computer skills, analytical skills, Cyber security skills, and computer skills among the young generation. The National Cyber Olympiad is looked after by the Science Olympiad foundation, so the eligibility  Criteria for NCO are decided by the SOF only. 

The exam is held annually by SOF, so the eligibility criteria are also decided by the SOF. The parameters are as follows-
  • Students from class 1st -10th can become a participant in National Cyber Olympiad (NCO).
  • The school must be registered with SOF. However, if it is not registered, your school can request to get registered by mailing or making a phone call. 
  • The candidates are likely to opt for Computer and IT, as these are mandatory subjects. 
  • Students from CBSE, ICSE, and state board schools are eligible to take part in the National Cyber Olympiad (NCO).
  • The exam is held in English language. 

NCO Exam Pattern

The exam pattern is divided into three sections, each with a different syllabus. The sections are categorized in the following way:

Logical reasoning (focuses on common sense and logic-based questions). 
  • No. of questions: 5
  • Marks per question: 1 mark
Computer and IT knowledge 
  • Total Number of questions: 25 
  • Marks per question: 1 mark
Achievers section
  • No. of questions: 5
  • Marks per question: 2 marks
Section No. of Questions Marks per question Total Marks
1 05 01 05
2 25 01 25
3 05 02 10
Total 35   40
 

The Exam pattern for classes 5th -10th is different.
  • The first section has 10 questions with 1 mark each.
  • The second has 35 questions with 1 mark each
  • Last one with 5 questions carrying 3 marks each.
  • The total marks are 60.
Section No. of Questions Marks per question Total Marks
1 10 01 10
2 35 01 35
3 05 03 15
Total 50   60

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. 

How can I register myself for the NCO?

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.

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