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, Government of India, New Delhi.
Registration of Students: The SOF ICO 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 email@example.com/ 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 ICO from each school for feasibility reasons.
The SOF ICO is conducted on two dates. Each school may select a date for conducting the SOF ICO as per its convenience. Each date of exam has a separate question paper. Change of date for conducting SOF ICO is not permitted. SOF ICO is a single level exam.
Students should register through their respective schools only. Individual registrations by students are not accepted.
REGISTRATION FEE: Schools in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan & Nepal pay to SOF a registration fee of `125* (including GST) per student / Olympiad towards cost of examination. Schools may charge an additional `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:
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 four sections:
Section-2: Business Studies
Section-4: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.