Official Website : NCO
The first of its kind in the country, the National Cyber Olympiad is now a global
search competition that aims at identifying and nurturing cyber talent amongst the
youngsters. It is as much about inspiring the younger generation to enhance their
knowledge and comprehension of issues related to computers and IT as about testing
their aptitude in these streams.
It is an international level competition focusing on Mental Ability, Logical & Analytical
Reasoning in computers and IT.
A 1994 analysis of computer technology in schools showed that those who learned
with computers showed above-average results on standardized achievement tests. Students
often respond positively to computers, which can conform to the needs of the student.
The study also found that computers streamline the education process. Students learning
on a computer take less time to learn material than students with teacher instruction
Participants of NCO are ranked on the basis of marks obtained. Hence, after taking
the first level of the test, students can judge themselves academically at four
different levels - within the school, at city and state level, and above all at
International level. Finally students are suitably awarded based on their international
ranking. Prizes include cash prizes, computers, medals, CD’s, etc.. The prizes for
the first 3 toppers of each class are awarded at a grand prize distribution ceremony
presided over by an eminent personality. Rest of the prizes are either sent to the
schools or can be collected from the Foundation’s office after announcement. State
level prizes are also being initiated to award state toppers.