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Junior Science Olympiad (JSO)

Junior Science Olympiad (JSO)
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Parent Organisation:

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan


About Junior Science Olympiad (JSO):

The Junior Science Olympiad is a prestigious competition organized by the well-known Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for students of class X to XII. The JSO is also a qualification test for the National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS).



The syllabus of JSO includes basic pre-degree level science. The questions are asked on topics up to class X of CBSE. However, no confirmed guidelines of the  detailed list of topics included under the paper is given by KVS.


Marking Scheme:

The question paper is designed to test the knowledge of the subject. The paper is divided into the following sections:

  • A1: It consists of 30 questions with 1 correct answer from 4 and has negative marks for wrong answer and 3 marks for correct answer
  • A2: It consists of 10 questions with 4 correct answers from any number of answers and 6 marks only if all 4 correct and no wrong answers are marked


Eligibility Criteria:

Any student of KV with C1 or higher grade in class IX Science Examination is eligible for Junior Science Olympiad


Level of Exam:

The questions asked in the JSO are quite sophisticated with a high level of difficulty. This is also important as the JMO acts as a prelim exam for the National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS).Also the students who qualify the stage 1 of the exam will be given training to enter the Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO).


Exam Dates:

The exam is held tentatively in the month of August-September and the official notification of the exam is out in the month of June/July.



The cut-offs for the NSEJS 2017-18 is 94.


Question Paper:

Few previous year question papers can be found here || || ||


Registration Process:

Interested students need to fill out the application form available to them from their schools. KVS does not accept forms of individual students sent to them directly.


Benefits, Awards and Scholarships:

The prize for the students are as follows:


National Level

Regional Level


Rs. 10,000

Rs. 5000


Rs. 8000

Rs. 4000


Rs. 5000

Rs. 3000

Merit certificates are given to students who score at least 35% in JMO.



JMO is held at the regional, national and international level covering countries like India, America and UK.

JSO Sample Papers: