What Makes Level 2 More Difficult Then Level 1

As level 2 Olympiad exam is almost here, I am sure your mind is bombarded with many questions and you must be wondering if Level 1 and Level 2 exams are same or different; or if there is any difference in the syllabus or the level of questions? We know preparing for level 2 can get tricky and confusing at times, but don’t panic! Read on and gear up your preparation with a clear picture in your head.

First and foremost, know that level 2 Olympiad is held only for IMO, IEO and NSO for classes 3rd to 10th. Only those who qualify level 2 are eligible to appear for SOF level 2 Olympiad.

The syllabus of level 2 Olympiads is same as level 1 Olympiads but the difficulty level increases. In level 1 questions are slightly easy, direct and less tricky, whereas in level 2 questions will be either tricky or detailed and in-depth. So, it becomes extremely important to have a strong command over your concepts. If your concepts are clear cut then half of your preparation is already done.

For example, suppose you have a question on A Question on ‘Force’. Now let’s see how questions in level 1 and level 2 would differ.
Level 1 might have question as:

Q. Rohit threw a ball directly upwards. Which force would make the ball fall on the ground?

A. Frictional force
B. Gravitational force
C. Muscular force
D. Elastic force

Level 2 question:

Q. X is a force that slows down a moving object and finally stops its motion, X is the force that also
A. Acts at a distance and pulls down object towards Earth
B. Produces fire by striking a matchstick
C. Causes fall of ripe fruits on the ground
D. Acts only when the object is at rest.

Apart from the questions, it is really important to understand the pattern of the question paper as it is slightly different from level 1 and for that, attempt Mock Test and Previous Year Papers. They will give you an idea about the pattern of the question paper and type of questions that are being asked in level 2.

There is no shortcut to success. Undoubtedly Level 2 Olympiads are tougher and comprehensive, but with regular practice, hard work, and preparation you can secure a good rank.
Good luck!

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