The National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) is a cyber cncepts and knowledge competition for students of class 2 to class 12. It is conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) with the aim of identifying and nurturing future scientists, technologists and IT talent at school level.
Participants of NCO are ranked on the basis of marks obtained in 1st Level. After taking the first level of the test, students can judge themselves academically at four different levels - within the school, at city level, at state level and above all at International level.
Students who qualify for the 2nd level exam include
(a) Top 5% of students class wise, who appear for the 1st level exam,
(b) State wise top 25 rank holders class wise, and
(c) Class toppers from each participating school where at least 25 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 50% qualifying marks.
Students from class 2 are not required to appear for the 2nd level exam and are ranked based on their performance in the first level exam.