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How to Prepare For National Science Olympiad (NSO)?

Update on: 05 Mar 2024, 10:30 AM

National Science Olympiad (NSO) is a school-level competitive exam organized by Science Olympiad Foundation annually for classes from 1st to 12th. This exam is conducted to test the skills, level of knowledge, and power of reasoning of a student outside of their regular school education. It helps students to judge themselves academically within the school, city, zone, and above all at the international level.

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Level 1 of the NSO exam for session 2024-2025 is all set to be conducted on 18 October, 12 November, and 3 December 2024. It should be noted that appearing in the NSO exam is easier but getting an international rank is very tough. A systematic approach and smart study are required to get a good result. Here are some preparation tips which will help you to crack the NSO exam in a more confident way.

A complete preparation guide is a must if you are appearing for the first time or are a regular at SOF Olympiads.

Read step-by-step Olympiad preparation guide for SOF Olympiad exams.

How To Prepare to Excel in SOF NSO?

  1. Prefer Enhanced Study Material for the Right Guidance.

The syllabus of the National Science Olympiad is totally based on the syllabus prescribed by CBSE, ICSE, and various state boards. It is important to know the NSO eligibility criteria and cover your NCERT books thoroughly if you are studying in a CBSE school. For ICSE and other state boards, one should focus on their school books. Other than your school books, it is advisable to get enriched study material from some good publishers. MTG publishes NSO Olympiad Workbooks, NSO Olympiad Prep-Guides, NSO Olympiad Previous Year’s Papers, and Olympiad Skill Development System (OSDS) to serve you the best study material for NSO 2024-2025.

MTG’s National Science Olympiad (NSO) Workbooks are designed to familiarize the students with the type of questions coming in the Olympiad exams. Chapter-wise multiple-choice questions, achievers section & logical reasoning followed by hints and explanations are available in these workbooks. All workbooks are prepared by experts of MTG with several years of experience and are based on the present trends. Not only this but these Olympiad workbooks by MTG are among the #1 bestseller on Amazon for Olympiad Preparation.

A study has shown that even many intelligent students could not secure a good rank in Olympiad exams, the reason is they lack the skills to attempt the paper. Olympiad Skills Development System (OSDS) is one of the products of MTG that helps in developing exam-taking skills among students. OSDS is a downloadable test series of 8 papers and an OMR sheet similar to the actual Olympiad and can be downloaded easily on the MTG website.

  1. Manage Your Time Well

Time management is the key to success in the Olympiad exam. It is advisable to start your studies from the beginning of the academic session. But as you have less time for the level 1 exam you need to make the best use of this time. Study hard and practice more questions of every chapter you learn during school. Prepare a brief note in your own language for revision because making chits or short notes in your own language is hard to forget and helpful for memorizing the concept.

Also, it is advisable to divide the subject into important categories and mark/ underline the important topic for your future reference. Test yourself on a weekly, fortnightly, and monthly basis, so that you can judge your confidence level and streamline the preparations.

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  1. Get Familiar with the Latest NSO Exam Pattern

The NSO pattern is totally different from your school exams and follows an objective type pattern rather than a subjective or other types of question pattern. You can visit the official website www.sofworld.org of the Science Olympiad Foundation to learn the exam pattern of your corresponding class. Generally, the question paper divides into three sections – Logical Reasoning, Science, and Achiever Section. It is advised that one should know this pattern very well to rationalize the preparations. Here again, OSDS will help you!

  1. Practice NSO Previous Years’ Papers

Solving the NSO Previous Year Papers and sample papers will give you a fair idea about the pattern of the exam, the time limit, and the type of questions asked. This will help you acquire the skill of time management and develop your question-solving ability. MTG offers downloadable Olympiad Level 1 & Level 2 papers of the previous 5 years for the betterment of your preparation. NSO Online test package and NSO Olympiad Previous Years Papers practice will give you a clear insight into your preparation and you will get an instant result after submission of the test.

  1. Deal with Distractions & Stay Motivated

When you are studying for the National Science Olympiad, it can be demotivating when you don’t know the answer to some questions. It is advisable to make notes about the topics you are not sure of and don’t leave any questions unanswered. Motivate yourself to be healthy mentally and physically.

  • Take a deep breath when you are about to get distracted.
  • Get curious about the Science subject.
  • Turn off your internet access before you start your preparation.
  • Put your mobile, tabs etc on silent mode and place it in the other room.
  • Team up with your friends who are interested in the subject.
  • Mark all questions that you are not able to answer and discuss it with your parents/ friends/ teachers regardless of the blockage in mind.

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  1. Get Guidance

Believe it or not, by getting guidance for your Olympiad exams, you beat a lot of odds and increase your chances of acquiring great scores and ranks. However, the perfect way of getting this world-class guidance is by enrolling in the MTG Olympiad Online Classes. Develop your analytical thinking under the guidance of a professional who is familiar with every Olympiad exam’s structure. Nothing can prevent you from excelling in SOF NSO if you take MTG’s Olympiad Online Classes.

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Conclusion

You’ll need to make a deliberate and committed effort to crack your National Science Olympiad. We hope the above-mentioned Olympiad Preparation Tips will help you in understanding “How to prepare for National Science Olympiad”. You can’t go wrong with MTG Books as we are the one and only official content partner of SOF and only we are licensed to use SOF previous year’s papers which makes our books and resources the most authentic.

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  1. I was looking for Olympiad exams that provide individual registration and online exam mode for students. I found CREST and Unicus Olympiads provides this. Does your site provide this facility too?

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