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FAQ Part 6 – Olympiad Skill Development System related FAQs

  1. What is OSDS?
    OSDS is a Scientifically Designed System for sensitization of Olympiad Skills in the students. It stands for Olympiad Skill Development System. It’s a downloadable series of tests prepared for giving practice to students appearing for the Olympiad exams.
  2. How is the OSDS beneficial for Olympiad preparation?
    OSDS test papers follow the level and pattern of the SOF actual Olympiad exams; hence, it gives the student both a feel and practice of the real paper, which is very useful.
  3. I am not able to locate OSDS on the MTG website.
    You can locate OSDS in the Category option in the left column on www.mtg.in. You may also browse the catalogue or use the List books option to find OSDS.
  4. What is the content of OSDS?
    OSDS consists of 8 test papers prepared in the same manner as the SOF Olympiad papers. These papers are prepared by experts who earlier prepared SOF exam papers. Detailed solutions for all the test papers are provided along with OMR sheets for each paper to mark answers to the questions, thus inculcating the habit of using OMR sheets properly.
  5. Are these papers the same as Previous Years’ Papers or Workbook questions?
    No, these questions will be new and are based on the pattern and level of the actual exam of that year. If there is any change in the pattern, we immediately incorporate those changes and provide the new pattern papers.
  6. I have already purchased Workbooks and Previous Years’ Papers. Do I still need to purchase OSDS?
    We will say Yes! OSDS provides you 8 sets of question papers with detailed answers and OMR sheets as per the actual composition of exams. In the workbook, you will get chapter-wise questions, and in Previous Years’ Papers you have the last 5 years papers which have changing patterns of exams. Practising more with updated practice papers is necessary as these are based on pattern, course, marking scheme and syllabus distribution which is identical to the actual tests that Science Olympiad Foundation holds. It helps in understanding the present level of competition.
  7. For which subjects and classes is OSDS available?
    OSDS is available for:
    NCO – Class 1 – 10
    NSO – Class 1 – 10
    IMO – Class 1 – 10
    IEO – Class 1 – 8
  8. What is the cost of OSDS?
    The cost is Rs 999 per subject per class.
  9. Is OSDS available on SOF OLYMPIAD TRAINER?
    No, OSDS is not available in SOF OLYMPIAD TRAINER. But, if you are interested in online tests, SOF Olympiad Trainer has enough questions in the chapter-wise form, previous year’s papers form, and model test papers form for online Practice.
  10. Why is the cost too high for simply eight sets of papers that too in softcopy?
    OSDS is a valued product. Our system uses a scientifically proven technique called Systematic De-sensitization to address and almost completely eliminate the problems that are the main causes of poor performance. You can check the complete usefulness of this product and the reason for its high value HERE.
  11. How do I buy/subscribe to the OSDS?
    Being a digital product which is auto-activated, it is recommended to be purchased online. After successful purchase, the subscription gets activated automatically. For any exceptional case, you may contact MTG helpdesk on 08800255335.
  12. Can I make the payment through DD OR MO for OSDS?
    This is not recommended, but in exceptional cases, we do accept DD, NEFT and Bank Deposits.
  13. When will the OSDS be shipped to my billing address?
    OSDS is an e-product where test papers are delivered in pdf format in the MY CONTENT area. OSDS is not available in hardcopy; hence it will not be shipped to your address.
  14. So, how do I access the OSDS material?
    After online purchase, you will receive an activation/welcome mail with the subject “Welcome to OSDS” on your registered mail id. So kindly mention the correct email address without any spelling mistakes. The mail will be sent from mail id osds@mtg.in.
  15. Why welcome/activation mail is important?
    It’s important because: It contains the website address of the OSDS MY CONTENT area, Username and Password to log in to the MY CONTENT area and download the papers. It also includes the schedule of test papers availability and the content expiry date.
  16. What if I don’t remember the schedule or forget about the dates?
    You will receive a reminder mail for all the papers, which will be delivered to your email id according to the schedule given in the welcome mail.
  17. What if I check the content mail late or delete it by mistake?
    Content mail is an information mail to inform you about the test papers that are uploaded, and it has a direct link to that day’s paper. In case you miss it, you can always check your MY CONTENT area to check if any paper has been uploaded. Since content emails are sent following the schedule mentioned in the ‘WELCOME MAIL’, you can always check the schedule in the welcome mail to know if the content has been uploaded to the MY CONTENT area or not.
  18. If I join late, will I get the full content of OSDS?
    A person who subscribes late will get the previous papers in the MY CONTENT area and the rest papers as per the schedule. If the customer joins after the schedule ends, they will receive all the content together in the MY CONTENT area. In such cases, the customer will not receive any content mail for past papers and will receive the welcome mail only.
  19. I have received the welcome mail but need help logging in to the MY CONTENT area.
    To log in to MY CONTENT area, please check whether you are on www.osds.mtg.in/cds/login – the Url is case sensitive; hence it should be in lowercase only. The username to log in; is the registered mail ID you used during the purchase of OSDS from the MTG website. The Password is case-sensitive; hence use the same alphanumeric combination as given in the welcome mail. Even after this, if you are not able to access it, we request you clear the system’s cache memory and try to log in again. For any assistance, feel free to contact the MTG helpdesk on 08800255335
  20. I haven’t received the WELCOME MAIL.
    It takes an hour to receive the WELCOME MAIL after you place the order online. In some cases where the payment gets stuck in an online order, the welcome mail will be sent within 48hrs. Kindly check your Spam box or Junk Mail, as sometimes the Welcome Mail lands there instead of your Inbox. You can type osds@mtg.in in your search bar inside your mailbox to search for the WELCOME MAIL, as it’s sent from this address only. If you are still unable to find the welcome mail, do contact the MTG helpdesk at 08800255335.
  21. There is no link to download the test papers in the Welcome Mail.
    The links to download the test papers aren’t provided in the welcome mail. It only contains credentials to access MY CONTENT area.
  22. What is the MY CONTENT area or MY CONTENT site?
    The MY CONTENT area or MY CONTENT site is a microsite specifically made for OSDS subscribers. This page contains the USERNAME and PASSWORD boxes in which you have to fill in the details provided in the WELCOME MAIL and CONTENT MAIL to access the OSDS material.
  23. I logged in and opened the first set; there is no solution available to this paper. How will I get the detailed answers?
    The delivery process is given in the welcome mail; the 1st paper solution will be sent with the 2nd paper, and so on. You will find the answer to 1st paper in the link to the second paper, and solution of the second paper in the link to the third paper and so on.
  24. Is the material available forever in the MY CONTENT Area?
    No, the material is available till the expiry date mentioned in the MY CONTENT area. After which, the links to download the test papers, solutions, and OMR sheet expires.
  25. Where do I report the content-related issue?
    For content-related issues, please mail us info@mtg.in with the subject line “OSDS Content Issue”.
  26. From which bookstore can I purchase this downloadable test series?
    This downloadable test series is an exclusive MTG product and is available only on MTG’s official website www.mtg.in. You will not find this on any other website or bookstore.