NSO or National Science Olympiad is a national level scholarship test conducted annually for class 1 to 12 students at the school level to test the logical reasoning and analytical skills of students. This year, NSO will be conducted on November 11 and 21, 2019 to test and analyse scientific reasoning and logical ability among students and reward them with a scholarship for their talent. This exam is different from the rest of the lot because it focuses solely on the syllabus of each class. The only way to ace this exam is to stay on top of the concepts taught in school. No amount of mugging up will prepare you for the conceptual questions that await you in NSO 2019.
The upside of such an exam is that students preparing for, usually have their basic concepts clear to a “T”. Also, there is really no need for a special tutelage when it comes to NSO preparation. You can easily prepare for NSO 2019 from the comfort of your home by following the helpful tips given below.
The most crucial aspect of NSO preparation is to be attentive in class. Things taught in school are like the foundation course for NSO. The clearer your concepts are, the easier it will be for you to answer the questions and ace your exam. The questions you get in the exam will be indirect and conceptual, thus requiring you to really apply all you have learnt throughout your school year.
The unique thing about the syllabus for NSO is that the syllabus is different for each grade, thus giving each student a fair chance. However, the questions truly test your analytical, derivative and logical reasoning skills. Thus, instead of running around trying to find outside help, focusing on your daily classes in school and practising the concepts through NSO mock tests should be sufficient to give you a good start in your preparation for NSO 2019.
Get online guidance
Since the NSO requires you to apply the acquired knowledge from your regular classes in an analytical way, it is advisable to go through online video lectures that offer you challenges involving similarly inclined questions and teach you how to solve them with efficiency. There are various free videos available on the internet that not only guide you with such challenges but also offer step by step solution to such tricky questions. Another benefit of using such videos is the convenience of learning they offer. Usually, these videos are available 24 x 7 and can be easily accessed using any device including a laptop, desktop, mobile phone or a tablet.
Buy relevant study material
Buying question banks, recorded video lectures and online practice tests for NSO is another great way to prepare efficiently for the test from your own home. Not only will they give you a good idea about the questions you will eventually face but also, practicing them will give you a good idea of your real-time solving speed. This can help you prepare with even greater efficiency.
Solve regular mock tests
With the easy availability of online NSO test series, you can easily practice regularly. Online practice tests for NSO will help you understand the exam pattern, the type of questions asked in the exam and form your strategies for the D-day accordingly.
Further, the online practise tests by platforms like Aakash Digital are provided with detailed solutions and performance analysis, with the help of which you can understand your strengths and weaknesses.
These are a few tricks that can prove to be useful when preparing for NSO from home without any external help. But if you still feel like you might need help, it would be advisable to enrol in one of the various online NSO courses offered by different institutes, intended to help students prepare efficiently for exams like NSO and other national olympiads.