The SOF ICSO is conducted in partnership with The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, a statutory body under an Act of Parliament, under the administrative control of The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.
Registration of Students: The SOF ICSO is open to the students of classes 11 & 12. Prospectus containing the Registration forms are sent to all schools registered with SOF. Schools not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org/ phone call. Schools must return the registration forms to SOF, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.
Roll Numbers: The school's coordinating teacher will generate the students' Roll Numbers as per the guidelines given. A copy of these roll numbers along with the Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) and School Registration Form (SRF) should be sent to the Foundation's office before the due date of submission of forms.
Foundation will register the applicant school and the students and dispatch question papers and guidelines for conducting the examination. Principals / teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a center for SOF ICSO. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination centre. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered for SOF ICSO from each school for feasibility reasons.
The SOF ICSO is conducted on two dates. Each school may select a date for conducting the SOF ICSO as per its convenience. Each date of exam has a separate question paper. Change of date for conducting SOF ICSO is not permitted. SOF ICSO is a single level exam.
Students should register through their respective schools only. Individual registrations by students are not accepted.
REGISTRATION FEE: A charge of Rs 125* (including GST) towards cost of examination is payable by each participating student for Schools in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, except a student suﬀering from any major physical disability or an Indian student whose parent was martyred during defence operations. Further the school may collect an amount upto Rs 25** per student towards honorarium of incharge, remuneration to teachers to teach, guide using study material supplied by SOF and other miscellaneous expenses.
*US$9 per student for International schools
**US$1 per student for International schools.
The SOF International Company Secretaries Olympiad:
The test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours.
(i) The Olympiad is a written objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class11 & class 12.
(ii) The question paper consists of five sections:
Section-1: Quantitative Analysis Reasoning
Section-3: Business Studies
Section-5: Achievers Section
(iii) There are separate question papers for each class.
(iv) The medium of the test is English.
(v) CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabi are followed for setting the test papers.
(vi) The exam is conducted during school hours.
Clarifications: Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from SOF through phone-call/fax - 0124-4951200 or email at email@example.com.