The Olympiads are conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) . It is an educational foundation which promotes skill development in science, mathematics, computer education and English language amongst school children.

It organises six Olympiads annually, namely the National Cyber Olympiad (NCO), the National Science Olympiad (NSO), the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO), the International English Olympiad (IEO), International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) and the International Company Secretaries Olympiad (ICSO). Lulla Classes is a Registered centre with the Science Olympiad Foundation.

The NCO, NSO, IEO and IMO are conducted in two levels. Students from class I to XII can participate. Read More about this at



National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national-level scholarship program in India. It’s an attempt to recognize and tap into students’ potential. Organized by a government body viz. National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT), it’s considered to be one of the most prestigious exams. Every year, close to fifty lakh students appear for this scholarship exam, out of which 1000 scholarships are awarded. The scholarship is open only to the students of Indian nationality. Students studying in Class X are eligible to appear for this examination. In this article, we will share with you the top tips to become an NTSE scholar.


The exams are conducted at two levels for Class 10:

  • First Level

    Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

    This test has multiple-choice questions, where one alternative is correct. However, it can also have matching, arrange the sequence, true & false statements and questions based on passages. The idea is to assess the reasoning ability and logical thinking of the candidates.

    Mental Ability Test (MAT)

    It has a variety of questions about analogies, classification, series, pattern perception, hidden figures, coding-decoding, block assembly, problem-solving, etc. Here, the goal is to gauge the power of reasoning, ability to judge, evaluate, visualize in space, spatial orientation, etc. of the candidates.

  • Second Level

    A new pattern of Stage 2 exams has been announced by NCERT, where each correctly answered question earns the candidate one mark while an incorrect answer deducts 1/3 marks. This level of exam tests the students’ potential concerning their mental abilities, languages, scholastic aptitudes and social sciences