6th National Astronomy Olympiad 2019 (NAO2019)

The 6th National Astronomy Olympiad (2019) competition will be hosted by the Nepal Astronomical Society- NASO on Saturday, January 26th at 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM UTC+05:45.

The event marks the opportunity for the students who are enthusiastic about science and technology. It is a platform where students can immerse fully in the innovative trends and showcase their own capacity. This event highlights the welfare of students and a possibility for further educational development through the exposure they gain. For many students, this is an event that will engrave a positive change and outlook towards their lives.

The initial stage of the program will be held in all seven provinces of Nepal.

The competition is only for the high school students ranging from the age of 14-20 years with two categories of junior and senior level. Interested candidates may apply for the competition until Friday, January 18, 2019.

Applications form should be submitted with the following documents:

  • Photocopies of Academic Mark sheets and Character Certificate.
  • Bank voucher 

Bank Account Details:

Bank Name: Mega Bank Nepal Limited

A/C Name: Nepal Astronomical Society A/C No. : 001 001 027 9643 NPR (while making a deposit, please make sure you write your full name instead of your signature)

About National Astronomy Olympiad Program

The National Astronomy Olympiad Program is an educational program designed by Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO). Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) is an organization that promotes science and technology in the country. The objective of this program is to encourage Nepalese students who pursue further studies in physics, mathematics, astronomy, astrophysics, and Space Science. 


  1. National Astronomy Olympiad (2019) Application Form.pdf
  2. National Astronomy Olympiad (2019) Syllabus Senior Category.pdf
  3. National Astronomy Olympiad (2019) Syllabus Junior Category.pdf

How to prepare for NAO 2019?

  • Students first need to identify eligibility for either junior or senior category.
  • There will be three rounds in the National Astronomy Olympiad (NAO): First Round (Entrance), Second Round (Pre-closed Camp) and Third Round (Closed Camp)
  • Students must be a part of National Astronomy Olympiad (NAO) to be eligible for the further round or any other opportunities in 2019.
  • Students who show good performance at the entrance (to be held on January 26, 2019) will be selected for the second round.
  • Students selected for the second round (pre-closed camp) will go through several hands-on tasks and only good performing students will be selected for the third round (closed camp).
  • Students will have classes on theoretical astrophysics, observational astronomy, and data analysis. A merit list is created based on the performance of the students in the final exam as well as overall performance during the closed camp.
  • The highest scorer will be announced as the absolute winner of the NAO2019 and top five students will receive certificates and medals.
  • All the participants from the closed camp will be provided certificates as per their merit.

What after NAO 2019?

  • Students will get exposure as per their merits. Featured in media and provide an opportunity for their strong community engagement through our outreach programs.
  • Students will get an opportunity to attend international olympiads as per their merits.
  • Students will be facilitated for the scholarship opportunities for their higher studies in Nepal and abroad based on their merits.

If you have any queries regarding your eligibility or for the nearest entrance exam location, please do not hesitate to call  at 9843708248.