Registration of Students: The NCO is open to the students of classes one to twelve. Prospectus containing the Registration forms are sent to all schools registered with SOF. Schools not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org/ phone call. Schools must return the registration forms to SOF, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.
Roll Numbers: The school's coordinating teacher will generate the students' Roll Numbers as per the guidelines given. A copy of these roll numbers along with the Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) and School Registration Form (SRF) should be sent to the Foundation's office before the due date of submission of forms.
Foundation will register the applicant school and the students and dispatch question papers and guidelines for conducting the examination. Principals / teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a center for NCO. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination centre. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered for NCO from each school for feasibility reasons.
The NCO is conducted on two dates. Each school may select a date for conducting the NCO as per its convenience. Each date of exam has a separate question paper. Change of date for conducting NCO is not permitted.
Students should register through their respective schools only. Individual registrations by students are not accepted.
Fees: A nominal participation fee is charged from each student. Part of it is retained by the school for its expenses as exam center. Details about the fee / mode of payment etc. are given in the School Registration Forms sent to schools.
The National Cyber Olympiad paper:
The test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours.
(i) The paper is an objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 35 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for classes 1 to 4 and 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for classes 5 to class 12.
(ii) The question paper consists of three sections:
Section-1: Logical Reasoning
Section-2: Computers and Information Technology
Section-3: Achievers Section
(iii) There are separate question papers for each class.
(iv) The medium of the test is English.
(v) CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabi are followed for setting the test papers.
(vi) The exam is conducted during school hours.
Clarifications: Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from SOF through phone-call/fax - 0124-4951200 or email at email@example.com.