The SOF ICO 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.
Registration of Students: The SOF ICO is open to the students of classes 11 & 12. Students should register through their respective schools. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered from each school for SOF ICO.
Principals/teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a center for SOF ICO Level 1. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination centre.
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 email@example.com or by calling 0124-4951200. 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 should fill the School Registration Form (SRF) and Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) as per the guidelines given & should send to the SOF's office before the due date of submission of forms. SOF will register the applicant school and the students. As per the Students' Registration Sheet (SRS) received from the School, SOF will generate roll numbers for all students.
SOF will dispatch examination material and guidelines as per the exam date & forms received from the school for conducting the examination.
Registration Fee: Schools in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan & Nepal pay to SOF a registration fee of Rs 125* (including GST) per student / Olympiad towards cost of examination. Schools may charge an additional Rs 25** per student towards honorarium of incharge, remuneration to teachers to teach and guide, and for other expenses. No fee is payable for students suﬀering from any major physical disability, or an Indian student whose parent was martyred during defence operations.
*US$9 for other countries.
**US$1 for other countries.
The SOF International Commerce Olympiad is a single level exam.
The test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours.
(i) The level 1 competition is a test of 60 minutes duration comprising 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for classes 11 & 12.
(ii) The question paper consists of four sections:
Section-2: Business Studies
Section-4: Achievers Section
(iii) SOF ICO is conducted on two dates for Level 1. Each school may select a date for conducting the SOF ICO as per its convenience. There are separate question papers for each date of exam. Change of date for conducting the SOF ICO is not permitted.
(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 - 0124-4951200 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.