National Science Foundation (NSO) is a competitive exam for school students, which is conducted once in a year. The exam is conducted at two levels for students of class I-XII. The exam aims to cultivate scientific reasoning and logical ability among the students.
NSO is conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), an educational foundation established in 1996 to promote Science, Mathematics, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning and English language skills among school children through various Olympiad examinations. In fact, NSO was the first Olympiad to be conducted by SOF. NSO is being conducted since 1996.