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How does a student benefit by taking ICSO exam? 

Students pursuing 11th / 12th are at the threshold of making the most crucial decision about their career.  TheICSO assists the students inself realisation of his / her potential and aptitude.  Besides the self realisation,  SOF also recognizes the potential of the student by conferringupon them awards on Merit Basis.

Participants of Olympiads are ranked on the basis of marks obtained. Hence, after taking the exam, students can judge themselves academically at four different levels - within the school, at city level, at state level and above all at International level.

Each student is provided a Student Performance Report (SPR). The SPR analyses the strong and weak areas of the student and also gives a detailed performance comparison of the student vis-à-vis other students at school, state and international level. Analysis of the student’s past years’ performance will also provided in subsequent years.

Students are suitably awarded based on their international, State and School ranking. Prizes are announced annually and include cash awards, medals, gifts, certificates etc. The International toppers from each class are awarded at a grand prize distribution ceremony held in Delhi, presided over by an eminent personality. Prizes for state winners and school winners are sent to their respective schools. For the year 2016-17, a sum of Rs. Fourteen Crores will be incurred towards awards, felicitations, scholarships etc.


What are my career prospects after completing Company SecretaryCourse?

Company Secretary is a key functionary in the corporate pyramid. Career as a Company Secretary is not only prestigious and financially rewarding but also carries with it a high level of job satisfaction. Qualified Company Secretary can be employed as a Company Secretary or any other corporate job related to Corporate Law, Taxation etc. and also have opportunity to act as a Practicing Company Secretary.


Who all are eligible to sit for the Olympiads?

Students of classes 11 & 12th are eligible to appear for the ICSO. There is no other eligibility criterion like minimum marks. Students from Science, Commerce & Humanities may appear for the ICSO.


I am interested to take part in the Olympiads. Tell me how will I come to know about the details of the exam?

All the relevant information is sent to the schools registered with us across countries, along with prospectus, registration forms, posters and other details before the exam. The students come to know about the necessary details from their school teachers or through the Foundation's official website or through the foundations face book page


Myself and few of my friends are interested to take part in the Olympiads but our school has not yet received any information regarding the Olympiad. What can we do?

Please let us know the name, e-mail ID, complete address of your school along with name and contact details of the principal. We will send detailed information and registration forms to your School so that your Principal / Olympiad Teacher-in-charge can register your names for the exam. 


What is the syllabus for the ICSO?

The details of syllabus are posted on the Foundation’s website. Please click following link to access the syllabus


Are there any special books which the participants should refer to for the ICSO preparation?

In general, NCERT books/course books prescribed by the CBSE/ICSE/STATE BOARDS may be referred to for the preparation. 

Additionally, class XI and XII students can refer to  various other publications


My school does not want to register for the Olympiads, but I am very eager to write the exam. Can I do it on my own?

SOF does not encourage individual participation. Students have to register through their schools only.


I have already appeared for the Olympiads while I was in a lower class? Can I appear again?

Certainly. This will give you an opportunity to improve your previous rankings, and if you are successful in doing so, you will again be eligible for certificates and prizes. 


My school has already dispatched the registration form. I am left out and I want to register myself for the Olympiad exam. What should I do?

You can request your school authority to send your relevant details and fee immediately to us. We will accept it if it reaches us before the last date of registration (usually 30 days before the exam). 


I am going to write the Olympiads for the first time. Can I get sample papers?

Sample Papers are sent to all schools registered for Olympiad exams. SOF website also contains these papers


What is the structure and pattern of the examination?

For details please click following link.


When are the results of Olympiads declared?

Results of Olympiads are declared within 8 weeks of the last date of examination. The results are sent to the schools concerned. The results are also made available on our website. 


Can I take part in more than one Olympiad exam?

Although conducted by the same Foundation, NCO, NSO, IMO, IEO, ISKO & ICSO are completely different competitions. Students can register for all the Olympiads in a year – based on their class.


Do I have to regularly visit your website for the latest update of SOF activities?

All the important information regarding Olympiads, Seminars, etc., like date, time and venue is available on our website. So it is beneficial for you to surf our site or


I have still not received my Roll No. / Admit Card / Participation Certificate. I have checked from my school authorities and they are also not in receipt of the same. Kindly advise what to do?

Please request your Principal / Science Teacher to inform us about the non-receipt of the above. We will send duplicate copies to your school as soon as we hear from them. 


We have come to know about your Foundation and we are interested. How do we enroll our school with you?

Send us the complete address of your school in the following format and we will send relevant information and registration forms to you at the appropriate time.

School Name: Postal Address, E-mail: Principal’s name, phone number & e-mail ID.


Are the Olympiads conducted in English only?



We have less than 5 students in our school who are interested to take part in an Olympiad. Can we still enroll for the test?

For less than 5 students a school, it is not viable for the Foundation to hold the ICSO. Hence at least 5 students should be enrolled from a school so that a school becomes a center. 


Give criteria for ranking.

Please click the following link to know criteria for Ranking.


Give Criteria for awards