NCO
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National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) is now a global search competition that aims at identifying and nurturing cyber talent amongst the youngsters. It is as much about inspiring the younger generation to enhance their knowledge and comprehension of issues related to computers and IT as about testing their aptitude in these streams. It is an international level competition focusing on Mental Ability, Logical & Analytical Reasoning in computers and IT.
Students of classes 2nd to 12th are eligible to appear for the 1st level NCO. Those who qualify for the 2nd level exam include top 5% of student’s class wise who appear for the 1st level exam, state wise top 10 rank holders class wise and class toppers from each participating school where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 75% qualifying marks.
NCO Registration / Application Form
Students have to register for the exam only from their school itself. NCO does not accept individual participation of the candidate from any other mode.
All the information is sent to the schools all over the country / Asian countries along with prospectus, registration forms, posters and other details before the first round and then as the date and venue of the second level is decided, the information is sent to the relevant schools again.
The students come to know about the necessary details from their school teachers or through the Foundation's official website www.sofworld.org
NCO Exam Dates
NCO is scheduled to be held on 19 September, 2013 and 4 October, 2013.
NCO Syllabus
NCO Syllabus:
Class 2
• Section – I (Mental Ability): Numerals and Number Names (3digit numbers), Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication as Repeated Addition, Temperature, Time, Calendar, Measurement of Length and Weight, Geometrical Shapes, Money.
• Section – II (Logical and Analytical Reasoning): Problems Based on Figures, Odd One Out, Series Completion, CodingDecoding, Mathematical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning.
• Section – III (Computers and IT): Introduction to Computers, General Information about Computers, Parts of Computer, Uses of Computer, Learning to use Keyboard and Mouse, Introduction to MSPaint, Latest Developments in the field of IT.
Class 3
• Section – I (Mental Ability): Numerals and Number Names (4 digit Numbers), Addition, Subtraction, Fractions, Multiplication, Division, Time, Temperature, Straight and Curved Lines, Calendar, Measurement of Length, Weight and Capacity, Geometrical Shapes, Money.
• Section – II (Logical and Analytical Reasoning): Problems Based on Figures, Odd One Out, Series Completion, CodingDecoding, Mathematical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures.
• Section – III (Computers and IT): Fundamentals of Computer, General Information about Computers, Storage Devices, Parts of Computer, Uses of Computer, Input and Output Devices, Introduction to Internet, MSPaint, Introduction to MSWord, Latest Developments in the field of IT.
Class 4
• Section – I (Mental Ability): Number and Numeration (5 digit numbers), Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Geometrical Shapes, Measurement of Time, Measurement of Length, Mass, Perimeter and Capacity, Money, Fractions, Pictorial Representation of Data, Roman Numerals, Numbers upto one Lakh, Multiples and Factors.
• Section – II (Logical and Analytical Reasoning): Problems Based on Figures, Odd One Out, Series Completion, CodingDecoding, Mathematical Reasoning, Mirror Images And Embedded Figures.
• Section – III (Computers and IT): About Computers (General Information), Evolution of Computers, Parts of Computer, Input and Output Devices, Hardware, Software, MSWord, Using Windows, Introduction to Internet and Its Uses, Computer Networks, MSPaint, Latest Developments in the field of IT.
Class 5
• Section – I (Mental Ability) : Regional and Roman Numerals, Numbers up to one Lakh, Multiples and Factors, Fractions and Decimals, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Estimation, Geometrical Shapes, Measurement, Time, Money, Perimeter, Area, Angles, Pictorial Representation of Data, Prime and Composite Numbers, HCF and LCM.
• Section – II (Logical and Analytical Reasoning) : Problems Based on Figures, Odd One Out, Series Completion, CodingDecoding, Mathematical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures.
• Section – III (Computers and IT) : Input and Output Devices, Hardware, Software, Storage Devices, Memory – Primary & Secondary Memory, MSPaint, MSWord, Introduction to MSPowerPoint, Introduction to Multimedia, Internet, Computer Networks, Using Windows, Latest Developments in the field of IT.
Class 6
• Section – I (Mental Ability): Knowing our Numbers, Whole Numbers, Playing with Numbers, Basic Geometrical Ideas, Understanding Elementary Shapes, Integers, Fractions, Decimals, Data Handling, Mensuration, Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Symmetry, Practical Geometry.
• Section – II (Logical and Analytical Reasoning): Problems Based on Figures, Odd One Out, Series Completion, CodingDecoding, Mathematical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures.
• Section – III (Computers and IT): History and Generation of Computers, Types of Computers, MSWindows, MSWord, MSPowerPoint, Internet & Email, Introduction to QBasic, Hardware, Software, Input & Output Devices, Memory & Storage Devices, Latest Developments in the field of IT.
Class 7
• Section – I (Mental Ability): Integers, Fractions and Decimals, Data Handling, Simple Equations, Lines and Angles, The Triangle and Its Properties, Congruence of Triangles, Comparing Quantities, Rational Numbers, Practical Geometry, Perimeter and Area, Algebraic Expressions, Exponents and Powers, Symmetry, Visualising Solid Shapes.
• Section – II (Logical and Analytical Reasoning): Problems Based on Figures, Odd One Out, Series Completion, CodingDecoding, Mathematical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, Direction Sense Test, Cubes and Dice.
• Section – III (Computers and IT): Fundamentals of Computer, Evolution of Computers, Hardware, Software, Input & Output Devices, Memory & Storage Devices, Using Windows, MSWord, MSPowerPoint, MSExcel, Programming in QBasic, Internet & Viruses, Latest Developments in the field of IT.
Class 8
• Section – I (Mental Ability): Rational Numbers, Linear Equations in One Variable, Understanding Quadrilaterals, Practical Geometry, Data Handling, Squares and Square Roots, Cubes and Cube Roots, Comparing Quantities, Algebraic Expressions and Identities, Visualizing Solid Shapes, Mensuration, Exponents and Powers, Direct and Inverse Properties, Factorization, Introduction to Graphs, Playing with Numbers.
• Section – II (Logical and Analytical Reasoning): Problem Based on Figures, Odd One Out, Series Completion, CodingDecoding, Mathematical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures.
• Section – III (Computers and IT): Internet & Viruses, HTML, Flash, MSAccess, Networking, MSWord, MSPowerPoint, MSExcel, Hardware, Software, Input & Output Devices, Memory & Storage Devices, Latest Developments in the field of IT.
Class 9
• Section – I (Mental Ability): Number Systems, Polynomials, Coordinate Geometry, Linear Equations in Two Variables, Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry, Lines and Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles, Circles, Constructions, Heron’s Formula, Surface Areas and Volumes, Statistics, Probability.
• Section – II (Logical and Analytical Reasoning): Problems Based on Figures, Odd One Out, Series Completion, CodingDecoding, Mathematical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, Direction Sense Test, Cubes and Dice.
• Section – III (Computers and IT): Algorithms and Flowcharts in Programming, Visual Basic, Animations, HTML, Internet and Viruses, MSWord, MSExcel, MSPowerPoint, Hardware, Software, Input & Output Devices, Memory & Storage Devices, Flash, Networking, Latest Developments in the field of IT.
Class 10
• Section – I (Mental Ability): Real Numbers, Polynomials, Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables, Quadratic Equations, Arithmetic Progressions, Triangles, Coordinate Geometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Some Applications of Trigonometry, Circles, Constructions, Areas Related to Circles, Surface Areas and Volumes, Statistics, Probability.
• Section – II (Logical and Analytical Reasoning): Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning.
• Section – III (Computers and IT): Basics of IT, Operating System, Word Processing Tool, Networking, Multimedia, MSPowerPoint, HTML, Internet, MSExcel, Hardware, Software, Input & Output Devices, Memory & Storage Devices, Latest Developments in the field of IT.
Class 11
• Section –I (Mental Ability): Sets, Relations and Functions, Mathematical Induction, Logarithms, Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations, Linear Inequations, Differentiation, Sequences and Series (A.P. & G.P. Misc.), Trigonometry, Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates, Straight Lines and Family of Straight Lines, Circles, Conic Section, Trigonometry, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Statistics, Mathematical Logic, Limits, Probability, Introduction to 3D Geometry, Problems Based on Figures, Find Odd Numeral Out, Series Completion, CodingDecoding, Mathematical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, Direction Sense Test, Cubes and Dice.
• Section –II (Logical and Analytical Reasoning): Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning.
• Section –III (Computers and IT): History, Generation and Types of Computers, Working with OS, Input, Output & Memory Devices, Data Representation, Basics of IT, Internet Services and Protocols, Introduction to XML, Networking, Viruses and Antiviruses, Introduction to C++ till Data Structures, Latest Developments in the field of IT.
Class 12
• Section –I (Mental Ability): Sets, Relations and Functions, Mathematical Induction, Logarithms, Complex Numbers, Linear Inequations, Quadratic Equations, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates, Straight Lines and Family of Straight Lines, Circles, Conic Section, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Exponential and Logarithmic Series, Mathematical Logic, Statistics & Probability, Three Dimensional Geometry, Vectors, Stocks, Shares and Debentures, Average and Partition Values, Index Numbers, Matrices and Determinants, Limits, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning.
• Section –II (Logical and Analytical Reasoning): Verbal and Non Verbal reasoning.
• Section –III (Computers and IT): Programming in C++, Database Concepts, SQL, Boolean Algebra, Networking & Topologies, Network Security Concepts, Cyber ethics, Viruses and Antiviruses, Open Source Terminologies, Latest Developments in the field of IT.
Paper Pattern
Level1 competition is a written objectivetype test of 60 minutes duration comprising 35 multiple choice questions for class 2 to class 4 and 50 questions from class 5 to class 12.
Question paper will have three sections:
• Section I – Mental Ability (5/10 questions)
• Section II – Logical and Analytical Reasoning (10/10 questions)
• Section III – Computer and Information Technology (20/30 questions)
Each correct answer carries one mark. There is no negative marking.
Level2 Online Examination at Reliance web stores, Top 500 Students of level 1 qualify for the level 2 from each class.
NCO Preparation
Practice question from huge question bank. Identify your weak areas through detailed reports and strengthen the weak areas. Take more mock tests to improve your results and become exam ready.
Books to refer for NCO preparation:
• MTG NCO class wise Workbooks (For Class 2 to 10)
• SOF Olympiad Trainer’ Mobile Apps
• OSDS (Olympiad Skill Development System)
• Previous Years’ Papers
• Olympiad's Book of Reasoning (for preparation for the reasoning section of NCO)
• EQuiz
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