NCO Exam, National Cyber Olympiad Exam Pattern 2022-2023

Safalta Expert Published by: Noor Fatima Updated Thu, 29 Sep 2022 09:00 AM IST


Here is the information about National Cyber Olympiad Exam Pattern. You can give a read to this blog and get all the information about the same.

NCO Exam Pattern 2022-2023: Get all information regarding NCO Exam Pattern 2022-2023 in this blog. The Exam pattern outlines the number and type of questions that will appear in the exam. National Cyber Olympiad Syllabus includes Computer learning, Logical reasoning, Information Technology, and Achievers section. Marks distribution is also explained in the blog for the convenience o the students. The National Cyber Olympiad is a national-level Olympiad exam that aims to foster computer skills, logical reasoning, and IT skills in young children.

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Candidates from Classes 1 to 10 can participate in the Olympiad exam. They need to be from a recognized educational board, such as CBSE, ICSE, and other state boards. The exam is organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). Candidates can check its official website for recent updates. NCO Exam dates 2022-2023 are decided to be 24 November and 20 December. Scroll down to learn more about the NCO Exam Pattern. 

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NCO Exam Pattern 2022-2023
NCO Eligibility Criteria 2022-2023

NCO Exam Pattern 2022-2023

The National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) 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

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

The NCO 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 1 10
2 35 1 35
3 5 3 15
Total 50   60

NCO Eligibility Criteria 2022-2023

The exam is held annually by SOF, so the NCO 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.

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.

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.

What is the registration fee for the NCO?

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

What are the major subjects in NCO Exam?

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

Who can participate in the NCO?

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

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